The Real Point Of Penny Auctions And DealDash

penny auctions dealdash

Bidding on low value items is something I really enjoy. I started bidding on DealDash a year or two ago and saw some high value items selling for pennies on the dollar and thought to myself, “Wow, Christmas has come early!”

So I started bidding on them only to realize through losing many bids in very little time that I should let others bid the price up and jump in later in the auction. After a few missed opportunities, I decided another tactic and that was looking at the lower valued items because they seemed to end quicker and were not as expensive. It wasn’t long before I started winning $10 items and when I went to cash out, I was given the opportunity to either trade it in for bids or get the item. Being that I wanted to keep bidding, I would trade it in for bids to get more items I wanted on the site. It seems to be working for me because I win occasionally with this technique and have fun at the same time.

Keep this bidding tip in mind. Penny auctions aren’t for spending your last dollar, they are for enjoyment and winning items is just a plus to go along with the fun.

I’ve been bidding on DealDash.com for about two years and really like it. I’ve gone to others but find myself coming back to DealDash because of it’s ability get your bids back when you don’t win an auction with the option to buy it now.

By Gigi Pence

ALSO SEE: Differences In Bidding On DealDash And Other Penny Auction Sites

Find A Good Balance With DealDash

DealDash Reviews and balanceOn the DealDash auction site I recently bid on a Craftsman Digital Torpedo Level. No, I did not win.

But I am excited to let you know that I was able to acquire the item by making a purchase through the “BUY IT NOW” option.  I bid 45 bids on the Craftsman Digital Torpedo Level.  But to the young un-seasoned bidders, I was able to get my bids back and purchase my level.  Isn’t that a great option?  I got the item I wanted and did not lose my bids.

Now, you are asking why would I bid and lose then purchase the item I was bidding on. Well, it makes very good financial sense.  I was going to buy the Craftsman level anyway.  I would have gone down to my local hardware store to purchase one.  By bidding on the DealDash Auction site I got to stay at home and not use up my expensive gas to go to the store to purchase it.  All I had to do was get on the DealDash Auction site to bid; win it or buy it; and wait for it to be delivered to my front door.  It makes great money sense to me.

Now why did I want to buy a level? Well I have a sweet and handsome handyman husband who loves to do special things for me. We have a lovely home and I have beautiful pictures on the wall which I take great pride in.  My husband, sweet thing, is always helping me do the things I need done. Husbands “gotta love em”.  Well, let me just say wall pictures in our house sometimes are a little bit lopsided.  Having a level will sure cut down on the nail holes in the wall. My sweet husband always says “Oh well at least the picture will hide the nail hole”.  Uh huh! Well just like a man never asking for directions or reading a map I decided to buy him a tool to make things level, easier, and eliminate the extra nail holes behind our pictures.

I am providing a picture of my sweet handsome Husband with his new Craftsman Digital Torpedo level and my beautiful lithograph that is not lopsided, I might add.  Thank you, Deal Dash Auction for having great items to bid on.

By Victoria L Overton

ALSO SEE: DealDash Sweet Baby Joy

DealDash Winner

Biggest DealDash Attribute

DealDash Bidding Tips

I think the biggest attribute you have to have when bidding on DealDash is patience. You also have to have the time to be patient.

My personal DealDash rules and strategies are:

1.  Only buy bids when they are on sale for 15 cents.
2.  Only bid on items that I really need.
3.  Research those you are bidding against on APA and on the winners page.  I don’t bid against someone who has just won a large bid pack.
4.  I place just a few bids at the beginning of an auction and then sit back and watch until it gets down to two or three people.  This is where patience and my free time available comes into play.
5.  Bid on an auction with my head and not my emotions.
6.  I no longer bid on more than 2 auctions at the same time.
7.  I always remember that the same item will come up for bid before too long.
8.  I do a search for any item I need and then I request to be alerted when it comes to an auction.
9.  I try not to pay/spend more than one third of the item value between cost of bids and final cost of item.

Everyone is different. What are your DealDash tips, rules, strategies when bidding on DealDash.com???

Written by Dianne Aikman
Joined DealDash:  9/2/2012
I retired from AT&T after 25 years of service in 1998.  I have been a Nanny for 8 years and currently care for one little girl who soon turns 1 year old. One married daughter who is a mortgage underwriter and son-in-law who is a SAG actor. My husband is a master finish carpenter and we have been together for 36 years and soon married for 34 years. Some of my hobbies include animal rescue, fostering and gardening.

3 Helpful Questions To Ask Yourself When Bidding On DealDash

To bid or not to bid? That is one question to ask yourself when bidding on DealDash. Here are three more helpful questions you need to be asking.

Do you ever find yourself bidding for products that you do not really need or want? When I first discovered DealDash.com it happened to me a lot. DealDash.com customers might easily get carried away because it has such a wide variety of high-quality products and it is one of the most honest, fun and exciting penny auction sites online. To avoid over bidding and going over the limits of our budget, I learned that it is very important to first ask ourselves the following questions:

• Do I really need this product?

• If I do not win, can I afford to use the Buy It Now (BIN) option to get all my bids back?

• If I were not bidding, would I be shopping for this item, anyway?

By taking the time to stop and ask these questions, we will be far less likely to waste bids on products we do not really need or want and we will be far more likely to have enough bids left for the auction items that we really do want to win.

When I first started shopping on DealDash.com I also wanted to win good deals for my friends. Since I am a member of Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), I focused on winning food and bathroom scales to give away as birthday gifts. After a while, however, I looked at how much it was costing me. Even though I was getting some good deals, I could not afford to give away so many expensive gifts to so many people.

Now I encourage everyone to do their own shopping on DealDash.com. The bottom line: To continue enjoying our shopping experience on DealDash.com, it is important to plan ahead, set reasonable limits and stay within our budgets.

By Barbara Sellers

ALSO SEE: Anatomy Of An Auction

 

Different DealDash Bidder Definitions

Have you ever been on a DealDash auction and had someone come in at the $5 mark? Or, how about the bidder who bids the first bid and then you never see him again? What is a slapper? What is a snake? Let’s try to make this simple for everyone who bids on DealDash.com.

The snake: he/she comes in at $3 or $4 and bids once. Only when the auction is down to two bidders will you see him again.

The slapper: he/she is usually a new person who does not understand the bidding process or what I call follow the rules of etiquette of bidding. He slaps everyone who bids, does not use bid buddy, and thinks if he slaps he will win, wrong usually.

The One Bid phenom: he/she bids once, never bids again and was just hoping to get lucky with that one bid. I have never quite understood why someone bids once and then disappears. If you look at the history of the auction the avatars are plentiful (14 per line, who counts?) and yet there are really only 3 or 4 serious bidders.

The Free Bid King: here is someone who only wants to be on top to earn his/her free bids. While DealDash offers the multiplier frequently in promotions, this person is so fixated on earning free bids he slaps everyone on the $10 cards to reach his goal. Once the price is over $5 for the auction, he backs out, buys it now and salivates on his free bids.

The Bio brother/sister: have you read some of the bios? Oh my. The drama and sad stories these people have. If I were short of cash and needed things for my family, I don’t think DealDash is the place to shop. Nor, does it have the effect of me backing out. How about the person who wants this for her classroom? I have to laugh when I read it, since the classroom probably does not need the Bath and Beauty Works card they are bidding on. Let’s change these more frequently.

Win at All Cost Bidder: this bidder, and there are alot of them, bids feverishly on the auctions they want to win and will bid hundreds of bids on even the smallest items. Check out AllPennyAuctions web site and you can see how many bids the bidder uses on a regular basis. This screams “bidder beware” since they seem to have a very large bucket of bids and winning is all that matters.

I hope these definitions are useful when you are bidding. I know if I had known some of this when I first started on DealDash in 2012, I could have saved myself a lot of money and bids! Happy Bidding Everybody!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: My History Of Online Penny Auctions Since 2011

Dreaming About Winning A 2000 Bid Pack?

Dreaming about winning a 2000 Bid pack on DealDash.com? Here’s how…..

I tried and tried to win me a 2000 bid pack for months now. I tried many different ways and finally found one that worked!!! A few weeks I finally won my 2000 bid pack for ONLY 22 CENTS!!! That’s right, it only cost me 22 cents for a 2000 bid pack valued at $1200.
I can’t stress how important it is to study your auctions. But here and now Im going to unleash my secret to you. The answer has been right in front of you the whole time.
On the One-Per-User auctions there is a previous winners list on the bottom left side of screen. Look for the pattern there. Not with the winners but with price. If you see that 2000 bids has sold for $1.00, Ask your self why you would bid to $30.00. The key here is to be in EVERY 2000 auction. Put 10 or 20 bids on each one and be patient and don’t go crazy, there will be another one.
4/17/2014 $1.16 bigdaddys1956
4/16/2014 $2.21 BidsandHoes
4/16/2014 $1.33 dboffill
4/16/2014 $3.75 TooBadTooSad
4/16/2014 $13.63 Ellenaj12
4/16/2014 $50.95 joanieberg
4/15/2014 $61.16 Gabana
4/15/2014 $10.70 rholliday
4/15/2014 $9.54 ashleyjade
4/15/2014 $0.30 ElleBelle55
4/14/2014 $51.94 gmccoy
4/14/2014 $48.96 dbigchop
4/14/2014 $3.52 stoppeck10
4/14/2014 $48.21 efflanrames
4/14/2014 $21.34 steves2
From the dates selected above you’ll see 6 out of 15 have sold for under $5.00 and 3 out of those 6 were around $1.00. So if you follow my advice and are willing to spend 10 to 20 bids in each 2,000 Bid pack auction you may eventually come across the cheap win you’re looking for!
Good luck to everyone and congrats to all of the recent winners of a 2000 bid pack!!!
Written by Nicole Kososki

ALSO SEE: Lessons Learned To Win DealDash Auctions

Knowing When To Use DealDash’s Buy It Now Option

Have you ever become carried away bidding on an item that you wanted on DealDash.com and had the “I’m going to win this attitude come over you?”

I have. I was obsessed that I wasn’t watching how many bids I was using and then I noticed that I had spent 74 bids and the item was only $11.99 and the bidding continued.
After I did the math of how much the bids had cost which was $13.32 on an 18 count  Keurig Telly’s Hawaiian Blend K-Cups coffee I was very surprised that I had invested that much money in bids for that item because “I was going to win it”.
I dropped out of the bidding before I lost money and bought it for $11.99 and ended up saving $1.33 AND I got my 74 bids back which is always nice when your running low on bids. With this said, keep in mind that bids cost money. If you exceed the manufactured retail price with bids, may I suggest that you keep track of your bids and if you can afford to BIN then do so. You end up getting your item and ALL of your bids back. Not all bidding sites offer this and then it turns into a lose/lose situation.  DealDash guarantee’s their merchandise and if you are not satisfied you can return the item.
Thanks DealDash for being a fair and honest bidding site!

ALSO SEE: New DealDash Bidder Tips And Etiquette Guidelines

About the author
I live in Michigan, I have 2 grown up kids and 2 animal kids; one being Chloe the Beagle/Shepard and Milo the Fearless Feline. I also am a Registered Nurse but currently retired. My favorite activity is when the wind is up enough for me I love to go and fly my 8 foot kite. I usually get it to go up at least 500 feet and my record was 1250 feet when I lived in Florida. I have become somewhat of a DealDash addict but limited on how much I can spend do to the limited income but I do enjoy watching other people bid. 

What Motivates Someone To Bid On DealDash?

Being “Grandma” to two grandsons, I have always been challenged with what I could give them that they would truly appreciate and/or use? I happened to come across iTunes cards on DealDash and thought I don’t know what you would want those for, but I bet my grandson might have a use for it. So, I started bidding on iTunes cards and won them fairly easily. I got some great deals on the iTunes cards and collected them long enough to be able to give him one or two when he made good grades or accomplished something wonderful on the ball field. The big grin I got from him made my day! Not being that savvy on the iPods, I realized this was a good way for me to “seem” to be with it, even though I really am not.

The younger grandson has a passion for Mario and Luigi so I purchased him a WiiU system with Amazon cards I won on DealDash. I was also able to accumulate enough Toys’RUs gift cards to reward him for good grades and other personal achievements so he can buy the games he wants to play. I don’t buy any games for him, he gets to select the games he wants. He also has an assortment of handheld Nintendo DS games and the cartridges are pretty expensive. If I can win a card or cards, on DealDash, I can give him what he needs to keep up with the ever changing variety of games they have. “You’re the best, Grandma”, is music to my ears.

Both of the boys are extremely slim and finding the right jeans for school can be a challenge. Lo and behold, DealDash has Old Navy gift cards. Did you know Old Navy carries a slim jean? Both of them can wear these jeans comfortably. Back to school shopping was a lot easier for my daughter when I handed her the stack of Old Navy cards I had won and purchased over the past few months last fall.

Bidding and winning on DealDash has allowed me stay in the loop with these two boys. I am so proud of both of them and even more proud that I am able to give them something they really want without struggling to “find”, the perfect gift. DealDash ships fast, the gift cards are always right, and I get to feel special. Thanks DealDash for having the variety of cards that you do! This is my motivation and I am a true Fan!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: My History Of Online Penny Auctions Since 2011

DealDash And Sweet Baby Joy

DealDash Tips and Customer Reviews

Hello DealDash Auction Friends: I want to let you know about a must win battle I had on the DealDash Auction site.

It was in for an item called Sweet JOJO Crib Bedding Set. I am what you would call an old timer; a bidder since 2010 on DealDash Auction Site. I am a very conservative bidder. I am reserved with my bids and set a limit and keep to it with whatever I am willing to bid on any one item. However, the day I won my Sweet JOJO Crib Bedding Set the battle was on. I was willing to bid everything I had and more. I was determined to win at any cost!!! Yes, I finally won my Sweet JOJO Crib Bedding Set from DealDash.com and I only paid $8.22  and used 240 bids for my Sweet JOJO Crib Set that was valued at $235.00. Oh, was I happy!! If you get a chance go and look at the sale so you can see pictures of my Sweet JOJO Crib Bedding Set. But here is the real reason of why the Battle was On!!!!! Lol… I was fighting for my new baby Grand-Daughter. She is my very first girl as I have two sons and three Grandsons.

Thank you DealDash Auction for contributing to my “Pink” obsession.

By Victoria L Overton

ALSO SEE: What is DealDash? What Makes DealDash Legit

Sweet Jojo Designs 9pc Crib Bedding Set

My Unexpected DealDash Win

DealDash reviews and tips

I know there have been several posting’s on the merits of single bidding on DealDash.com. Sometimes this is a good method however I’ve found most of the time it does not work.

During the generous ‘Free’ weekend from Deal Dash, a $50 WalMart gift card came up for auction. Experience has shown me that these are hard to win, however I thought I would give it a try. The auction opened and I placed 1 bid planning to wait out the flurry of bidding that occurs when most auctions open. I watched and noticed that one bidder was jumping on everyone (single bidding) and since I don’t want to waste bids I continued to wait. I finally entered the fray and to my great surprise I won. I used only 21 bids to accomplish this. The closing auction price was $22.17 and, by waiting as I did, I really got a bargain.

That bidder that was jumping everyone well he used 848 bids trying to win this gift card. If he bought bids at $ .15 he spent $127.20 in bids and did not win. Deal Dash offers new bidders many good tips and this blog is really helpful, if only there was some way to direct newbies to this site before they start, it may save all of us money when the price goes up unnecessarily by bid jumpers.

ALSO SEE: Lessons Learned To Win DealDash Auctions

Differences In Bidding On DealDash And Other Penny Auction Sites

I have been a bidder at DealDash since September 2012. I have won over three hundred auctions and just lately have been able to get my 6-win limit for several weeks in a row. While I may sound like an experienced bidder, I believe there is always something new to learn about bidding on DealDash.com.

I started bidding on DealDash and made lots of mistakes. I did NOT read all the articles and advice about bidding, I mean how hard can bidding be? You buy bids, you push the button, you wait til the last second, you bid again, you win! Right? Wrong? It certainly is not that easy! Having bid on several other penny auction sites, I learned various techniques on how to bid. Bid fast, bid first, keep bidding, stay, back out, come back again. All of these techniques can work on any given day. But the other sites have no limits on wins, they will allow people to come in to auctions at all price levels (DealDash has a $5 cut off point on most days), and other penny auctions do not have a buy it now option. The sites that do have a buy-it-now option do not return your bids to you. With the newest sites I have bid on, they have what is called a random reserve. Only so many bids will be placed anywhere from $.01 to $2.00 on a $15 gift card. If you do a bid buddy option you can put all your bids, say 75 bids, on rapid bid and within a second all of your bids can be gone, you did NOT hit the random reserve price, and no, you cannot buy it now. What did you win? Nothing, nada, zilch. So for your $50 bid purchase you got no return and only a second or two of fun trying to win a card??? Hmmm, does not sound like a very good investment.

I have done all types of bidding online, have waited months for my wins and paid a lot of money on shipping charges. With DealDash there is no shipping cost involved, and you never wait very long for delivery of your items. DealDash sends confirmation notices of all items that are sent and you can almost set your watch by the delivery dates they give you. When I won my latest item, the Panasonic 6000 phones, I had them in two days. Who ships in two days?? DealDash has excellent customer service too, just in case you have questions or concerns. They never leave you wondering if they got your email, you get responses within a few hours. Ya gotta love that.

DealDash is the best penny auction site to use if you want free shipping, the buy-it-now option that lets you get your bids back, and excellent customer service. I really enjoy the site!

By Joan Vith

About Author: Live in the Midwest, tired of all the snow and cold. I work full time as a manager at a local not-for-profit. I enjoy my grandsons to the “nine’s” and bidding on DealDash is my favorite past time!

ALSO SEE: 3 Tips To Become A Winner On DealDash

Lessons Learned To Win DealDash Auctions

How to win on DealDash

As a long-time, loyal Dealdash.com customer, I am now on Level 41 and won more than 400 auctions.

That is not too bad, but I could have done better. If an award was ever given to the bidder who most often came in second to the winning bidder, I think I might have a very good chance to win that award.

Based on my bidding experiences on DealDash, the two most common reasons I do not win are:

1) Falling asleep at my computer. This is the most common reason I fail to win auctions. In fact, it just happened to me again a few minutes ago while I was bidding on the movie Frozen. If you look it up, you will see that “SorryMyTurn” had the second to the last bid. Once again, I fell asleep, failed to add more bids, and woke up just in time to see my only remaining competitor win it.

Lesson Learned: To win more often, we should never bid when we are too tired to pay attention or else we must do something to stay awake. Perhaps we could chew gum or put a cold wet wash cloth on our face every few minutes.

2) Bidding at the same time I’m doing other things and have too many distractions. Sometimes I shop on DealDash.com when I am busy making dinner. The kitchen is upstairs and my computer is downstairs. When I bid and cook meals at the same time, one of two things usually happens. I lose the auction while I’m cooking or I burn the food while I am bidding. The reason I bid on Paula Dean’s pots and pans as often as I do is because I ruin so many pans by burning food while I’m playing on DealDash. I also try to bid while I am busy writing my book. This might work if I always remembered to check back with DealDash more often. However, I usually get so involved with my writing; I often forget that I am also bidding on DealDash and I end up checking back too late.

Lesson Learned: To win more often, we must get rid of all other distractions and do not try to multi-task. We should only bid on DealDash if and when we have a big enough block of free time to give the bidding process our full attention.

What are some bidding lessons you have learned?

By Barbara Sellers

ALSO SEE: Play Smart To Win On DealDash

DealDash Bidding Tip: Know Who You’re Bidding Against.

DealDash Bidding Tips

It is very important to know a few things before you start your bidding and hopefully winning on DealDash.

One of those important bidding tips is to know who you are bidding against in the DealDash auctions. Knowing who you are bidding against can end up saving you a lot of money, bids, and patience in the long run. Taking some time to look at the auctions, and the people in the auctions will help you not only conserve your bids, but hopefully win.

Before I began my bidding on Deal Dash I took a few days to just watch the auctions. I got know the names of certain bidders (which if you do this, you will know who I am talking about). As well as the types of items these bidders go for, and the amount of time and bids they are willing to risk.

I have seen these people win the cameras and the tablets, and the computers, sometimes for good prices, but sometimes for more than what the item is worth. So when I go into a computer, and I see these people in that auction, a lot of the time I know they will put at least 500-1000 bids in before they are willing to drop. I also know there are those who are not willing to drop at all. Even though I may really want the computer, it’s better for me to wait for next one and save my money and my bids.

What are your bidding tips? Comment and share below!

By Erica Baughman

I’ve been shopping and bidding on Deal Dash since summer of 2013. I’ve won over 70 DealDash auctions and counting.

ALSO SEE:

Why You Should Keep A DealDash Budget

Why You Should Stick With One Auction Bidding Site

DealDash Brand Loyalty

Let me start off by saying I have had the most impressive wins at DealDash.com.

Recently however I have not had to best of luck at DealDash so I searched other penny auction sites and tried one of them and my luck changed. If you can call it luck.
This other site offered “Free To Bid” on 50, 100, 150, 500, 1000 and 2000 bid packs. Well, the first one I did win was 500 bids and I won it for $21.00. WOW I thought I should be able to win stuff here and I did. Unfortunately what I received from that site was not what I expected and thought it would be from the limited description provided with the item. Although I managed to win merchandise for mere pennies, when I received the item it wasn’t what I had expected. I will focus on one of those items.
I was bidding on a “Wet Dry Shop Vac” which in the description said it was a full size shop vac. When I received it I was very disappointed in the item. I kept it because it can be used if you have a cigarette lighter in your house and only have a small wet spill to clean. This item was not full size in no means. It stands approximately 7 inches tall with a 17 foot cord to plug into the lighter of your car which that is the only reason I kept it. It’s a Christmas gift for my daughter but I may give it to her early because her car could most definitely use a Wet/Dry Cleaning!
My advice is to stay with one bidding site. I can guarantee that everything I have won or used the buy it now method has been exactly as described on DealDash and I have never been disappointed. DealDash has not let me down yet and I’ll definitely hang around and continue to shop on DealDash, especially during the free sales which you only have to pay $0.01 and FREE SHIPPING!!
About the author
I live in Michigan, I have 2 grown up kids and 2 animal kids; one being Chloe the Beagle/Shepard and Milo the Fearless Feline. I also am a Registered Nurse but currently retired. My favorite activity is when the wind is up enough for me I love to go and fly my 8 foot kite. I usually get it to go up at least 500 feet and my record was 1250 feet when I lived in Florida. My daughter graduates from College next week “GO JILLIAN and my Son Steven lives in Indiana with his fiancé. I have become somewhat of a DealDash addict but limited on how much I can spend do to the limited income but I do enjoy watching other people bid. 

Why You Should Keep A DealDash Budget

DealDash Shopping Budget

It’s important to keep a budget when shopping on DealDash and be willing to walk away.

It is very easy to get caught up in the fast pace environment of a Deal Dash auction. Especially when you browse the winners page and you see great items being won for great prices. But it is also very important to remember that you don’t always win, so it is a good idea to have a budget in mind.

When you buy your bids, keep in mind the amount of money you have spent on them. In the end you have to add the cost of the bids to the amount of the item. There are times when it is not worth it so it is very important to have a limit set in your mind for each and every auction you enter.

I know this can be difficult, especially when the item is won only a few bids after you drop. However if you set a limit it will save you money. There is no point in putting 35 bids in to a 40 bid pack. When you add up the cost of your bids, you are paying more than the bid pack is worth. Remember this for the bigger items as well. If you put 500 bids into a great computer, and you still have not won it, you have to be able and willing to take the 500 bid loss, and walk away or use the DealDash Buy it Now option to purchase the item at full price and get your bids back. Before I enter any auction, I figure out the amount of money I am willing to lose, and walk away if I don’t win or then use the Buy it Now. That’s how I’ve been successful bidding on Deal Dash.

By Erica Baughman

I’ve been shopping and bidding on Deal Dash since summer of 2013. I’ve won 70 DealDash auctions and counting.

How I got started bidding on DealDash.com

DealDash Auctions

I admit I had heard of penny auctions but I knew nothing about how they worked. I kept seeing the ad on my Facebook page for several but the one I saw the most and what made me finally join was the ad for DealDash.com.

I clicked on the ad link and was taken to the website. I watched the clock running down and the top bidder change for several minutes. I finally got up the courage to click the join link, and I was on my way!

I am not rich so I knew I wanted to be smart so as to not waste my money, so I watched a lot of auctions before I decided to get my feet wet and jump in on my first auction. I loved DealDash from the start but I did want to see what one other penny auction site was like so I checked out another auction site. I was not able to get a clear insight as to how that other penny auction site worked. On Dealdash, they describe how their auction site works so well, I had no doubt what to do and how to do it. Still I observed many auctions before I engaged in bidding.

Well, once I won my first few auctions, I was sold and have been a loyal bidder ever since 2012. I only use DealDash and I have never regretted it. Thanks DealDash for being a Top Notch Penny Auction site!

By Kim Finnegan

I have been a DealDash bidder since 9-2012. I have won over 150 auctions. I live in Ohio with my family.

ALSO SEE: Deal Flash: A Picture’s Worth……$500.00

 

EMOTION . . . . On DealDash

Driving home from work the other night I was thinking about the bidding I had done earlier in the morning on DealDash.

To be honest I broke one of the cardinal rules of all bidders on penny auctions. I let my emotions take over the bidding process and was angry at all the bidders who just would not leave me alone! When anger sets in you do dumb things, like bid twice as much as you intended to and pay way more for the auction than you should have. Talk about wasted emotions. And, while the emotions have you wondering what is wrong with these people? You realize, hey, I am one of those people!

Imagine my surprise then, when the Bee Gee’s came on the radio singing “Emotion”. How appropriate for where my thoughts were wandering! I couldn’t help but smile because once emotion takes over the bidding, you are already losing. The smart bidder conserves their bids for an auction that is “winnable”, you can’t claim the territory of your auction, it is not YOURS. Just as sure as rain, the auctions comes down to two people who have the desire to either use all of their means to win the auction or just plain get lucky. No one is out to get you and no one (unless they are family) knows who you are.

Take the advice of the other bidders about learning who the heavy hitters are and who to stay away from. We are all in the same boat, the lucky ones only get six wins, and the bullies only get six wins. No more, no less. So go out, sing “Emotion” along with the Bee Gee’s and let that be the only emotion that affects your bidding.

By Joan Vith

How To Keep Cost Low On DealDash

Hi DealDash

I joined Dealdash in 2012 and had no idea what I was doing. My first auction was for a $30 video game and I spent a whole bid pack on this game and still payed $9 for the game LOL.

I had to take a step back and ask my self, “What am I doing wrong???”
I took a while and studied the auctions to see who was winning, what they were winning, and how much the items were selling for. By doing this I found out there are some folks that have very deep pockets and they don’t care how much a auction costs them, they seem to be strictly there to win. So watch out for people that bid in every auction and don’t quit. If you see them in one auction at $1, than $2, than $3 and so on, the chances of them bidding like this in other auctions is high so be careful when bidding against them and get to know your competition and know who’s won what on Deal Dash.
Also, check the winners page. If someone just won a 2000 bid pack and you have 200 bids, your chances of winning against them is very low. If they want the item, LET THEM HAVE IT! DealDash regularly re-lists the same items up for auction all of the time. The best DealDash tip I can give at this point is to save your bids and catch the next one. I watch the winners page the whole time I’m playing. I keep track of the last 24 hours to see who has won what. Also, if you go to your dashboard you can see “who is on there limit” I use this a lot. I like to study my opponents and know who I’m up against. The “who is on there limit” section tells you who has reached their winning limits and for 1 bid, you can see the entire list of user names that have reached their winning limit for the week. This can be useful to know because you know those bidders can not bid against you in an auction until their weekly limit resets.
Last but not least, use your BidBuddy. People who don’t do this are just wasting their money. When I put 100 bids into the BidBuddy and someone is out bidding every other person, I laugh because they are going to spend over 200 bids just to try out bidding me. I think this is just foolish. If there are 3 people bidding in an auction don’t be a 4th wheel. Only one person is going to win. Save your bids and wait until there are only 2 people bidding. This way you are saving more money!
Good luck with you bidding! 🙂
Written by Nicole Kososki

Score A Hole In One With DealDash

DealDash Golf

I have written in the past about the items I have won on DealDash.com for my husbands use on the golf course.

These items consist of a golf bag and a couple golf clubs. Recently I was able to add a very awesome item to his golf game. I’m talking about a Garmin Approach G6 Golf GPS for him to use while he plays golf. It has more than 27,000 preloaded courses and a 2.6-inch color touch-screen TFT display. The best part about this is I was able to win this on DealDash.com for $1.70 using just 44 bids; although it retailed for $300.00! Having previously won him a golf bag and two clubs for only $2.00, this was a wonderful addition to his golf set and an amazing win at an amazing price. Now that the weather here in Ohio has made the turn towards Spring, he will be able to give it a try on the golf course. 

I am happy to see that DealDash has been adding several complete golf sets to their list of available auction items. I have and will continue to bid on them when they come up for auction. I hope to add more golf clubs to my husbands golf bag soon.

I have been a DealDash bidder since 9-2012. I have won over 150 auctions. I live in Ohio with my family.

By Kim Finnegan

ALSO SEE: DealDash.com is Above Par

Product Features

More than 27,000 preloaded courses

From around the world to enhance your game.

2.6″ color touch-screen TFT display

With 160 x 240 pixels resolution allows for easy viewing and navigation through features.

Touch Targeting

Allows you to touch the display to receive the precise distance to fairways, hazards or landing areas virtually anywhere on the green. Save the distance to a particular point for review at a later time.

Calculates precise yardage

For shots played virtually anywhere on the course. Layup arcs drawn on high-contrast maps offer references to 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards.

Shot Measure

Makes it easy to see how far your ball travels.

Green View

Displays the shape and layout of the green to help you plan your shots.

Digital scorecard

Allow you to keep track of strokes for up to 4 players. Scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps. Easily save, review and print scorecards using your computer.

Stat tracking function

Lets you easily view the number of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round during gameplay.

Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Provides up to 15 hours of battery life.

Water-resistant design

Offers durability on the course.

Photo Credits: tourismnewbrunswick

Bid Smart On DealDash To Avoid Over-Bidding

New Day New Dawn DEALDASH.COM

Thank goodness for the day I found DealDash on September 2, 2012.

I am retired and on a pretty much fixed income. Christmas 2012 was one of the very best years ever. I was able to get all of the gifts I gave from bidding and shopping on DealDash.com. To boot, they were all expensive, high quality items, and I got them all at amazing prices with free shipping.
I am not in a position to always buy items at full price (BIN) so I am careful to budget the bids I use and make sure that I have the time to be patient with the auctions and watch as they progress before I commit too much. Granted, shopping on DealDash can be fun and because of this I have over-spent on many items, but I try very hard not to. If I am careful to bid with my head and not my emotions things go so much better for me and I get good deals by bidding smart.
I see so many people these days over-bid ridiculously. They will eventually learn that bid stomping and bidding with emotions will put them hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the hole. I won’t mention a name, but I was completely shocked the other day when I checked the stats of someone on APA and they were $219,000 in the hole!!! That is insane!  That person has a lot of money to burn or a definite gambling problem.
Please bidders let’s get back to bidding sensibly, using the Bid Buddy, and actually folding sometime.
Written by Dianne Aikman

ALSO SEE: You Gotta Know When To Fold’Em

Win DealDash Auctions Even When You’re Not Looking

WIN WHEN NOT LOOKING ON DEALDASH

I began bidding on DealDash in September 2012 and have not looked back.

I was pretty determined to bid and win the auctions for items I could really use or wanted from the prizes being offered. I had been using another printer from my laptop for a while, but somehow became disconnected and could not re-install. After several efforts I just gave up having a printer and would send things to others for them to print for me.

One morning before work I looked at the auctions being offered and realized I could bid on an HP Office Pro Jet wireless printer and maybe, just maybe, I could win one. I loaded all the bids I had left after a few days of bidding and set my bid buddy. I knew I may not win the printer, but at least I was willing to try.

That evening when I returned from work I looked at the DealDash auction site and noticed I had bids in my account. I thought that was odd since I had put everything on the printer. WOW! I checked my dashboard and there it was, I had WON the $300 HP Office Pro Jet printer and still had some bids left! Darn, I had not gotten to see the auction and did not know who, how or why. Did not matter, though, I was thrilled with my Deal Dash auction win! The cost was $12.78 and free shipping! Who could ask for more?? By the way, I got the printer in two days! WOW! Freaky fast! LOL 🙂

I was able to hook it up pretty easily and it is wireless so no big cords running all over the floors. Now I print the coupons I receive by email, receipts for purchases I make online, and the photos I get of my family are easy to print too! Free shipping, fast shipping, and buy it now if you don’t win, makes DealDash.com the best place to bid on penny auction sites!

By Joan VithDealDash WInner

ALSO SEE: Tips On Staying Focused Like Indiana Jones To Help You Win Auctions

About AuthorCollege graduate with over 30 years work experience in professional organizations. Worked mainly for non-profits. Really enjoy working with people and making a difference in our world. I love my grandsons, who still think I am cool, and I am very proud of them. Live in the Midwest. Looking for Spring soon!!!

Love My DealDash Home

DealDash.com Love Shopping

I started shopping with DealDash in September 2013, just over 6 months ago and the look of my home has changed greatly. How did this occur? What did I win that made my home better?

Here are some of the wonderful items I have received from bidding, winning and shopping on DealDash.com.

Let’s start off with my Living Room

  • Philips LED HDTV 39”
  • TV Stand (Used BIN for this to get my bids back)
  • Set of 2 Bar Stools for eating bar in the kitchen
  • Nesting tables, which I use as a coffee table in living room
  • 2 – Floor lamps (battery operated)
  • Nearly Natural arrangements (total of 2)
  • Rocking chair (really a child’s chair – not noted in description)
  • Sharp Compact Stereo (finally I can play my CD’s)

Bedroom

  • Comforter & shams
  • Sheet set
  • Nearly Natural Daisy arrangement
  • Tiffany style Lamp
  • Beds for my cats

Bathroom

  • New scale
  • 2 – Shelves
  • Wall Graphic
  • Shower curtain, bath mat set

I also got a 24 pair Shoe Caddy for my closet.

How well have you done bidding and winning on DealDash? My new auction bidding strategy will now be to go for gift cards and starting to accumulate gifts for the holiday season. I want to thank Deal Dash for all the opportunities they offer to improve our lives while giving us a fun place to shop, bid, win and save money.

Love To Shop | Love To Give | DealDash.com

Love to shop Love to Give DealDash.com

I have won many things on the Deal Dash website, many times I win bid packs that allow me to stay in an auction just a little longer; hopefully giving me the win I want.

I happen to have three nieces and three nephews and every once in a while I browse the toy category on Deal Dash. It is a great way to get some gifts for a very good price. With so many kids to buy for, I often end up getting them much nicer things from the Deal Dash page, than I would in a store. One of my Deal Dash tips is to shop on Deal Dash for items you would like to give as a present.

One of my favorite and rewarding wins was a this Micargi Purple 16-inch Kiddy BMX Bike. I was able to win this for only 94 cents and 3 bids. All in all I got this bike right around Christmas for under two dollars, and I was able to save it for the spring time as a birthday gift for my niece. That made me the favorite aunt and made this such a rewarding win!

DealDash Winners
I won this bike with just 3 bids and final sales price of 94¢ on DealDash.com
Won on DealDash
This is for my niece. Thanks Deal Dash!

By Erica Baughman

Seeking Restaurant Gift Cards On DealDash

I have been bidding on DealDash since 2012. My reasons for seeking a particular auction prize has changed many times over the past two years. While my strategies have gotten much improved, my eye seeks prizes of different types from time to time.

My grandson is playing travel ball this summer and I will have many opportunities to go along to the special weekend tournaments. I love baseball and can’t wait for the spring to get here! Since I became aware of the many different locations we will be travelling to, I determined the best way to help my family would be to have alot of restaurant gift cards to take along for the trips.

DealDash offers a ton of different gift cards that can be used at restaurants in every state. My goal was to have enough Subway cards to feed all 5 of us on the road for my grandson’s travel games. I reached my goal within a few months by bidding on Subway gift cards (some come with additional bids too). I won some, I bought some, but the goal was reached and I am proud to offer the cards as my contribution to the road trip! In addition to Subway cards, I also collected Darden Restaurant cards for a nicer dinner in the evening, and added Burger King cards to the mix as well.

My family and I won’t have any problem finding a place to eat the entire summer and I have to thank DealDash for giving me a chance to win some, buy some, and get my bids back too!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: Why It Pays To Sit Back And Watch DealDash Auctions

About AuthorCollege graduate with over 30 years work experience in professional organizations. Worked mainly for non-profits. Really enjoy working with people and making a difference in our world. I love my grandsons, who still think I am cool, and I am very proud of them. Live in the Midwest.

How To Win Over $1000 In Gift Cards On DealDash

In just a few months I have won over $1000 in gift cards through DealDash auctions.

This includes a $100 Foot Locker gift card for 46 cents, $100 Walmart gift card for a penny, and many more.
I have found that gift cards are a very easy way to get your money back with DealDash. If you scroll through the winners page you will find that $25 and $50 gift cards often sell for under $2.00. When I buy a bid pack for 200 bids I can get one for $34 or so if they are on sale. By winning a $25 gift card for $1.00, I have almost received all of my money back. That frees me up to go after bigger things if I know I have most of my money back. The key here is not to go crazy! I use maybe 10 bids per gift card. If I win the card GREAT, If not I move on to the next one, THERE WILL BE A NEXT ONE.
Watch to see what gift cards have sold cheap in the last 24 hours or so. If they have sold for 50 cents once they will sell for 50 cents again. The question is… Will you be the next winner???
Good luck and don’t forget to use BID BUDDY.
Don’t be foolish with your bidding 😛
Written by Nicole Kososki

ALSO SEE: DealDash Is My Morning Brew

 

DealDash Gift Cards DealDash Gift Cards DealDash Gift Cards

Play Smart Play To Win On DealDash

One common question new bidders might ask is “How can I play smart and win big on DealDash?”

I discovered DealDash.com on Feb. 8, 2012, and I have been having fun shopping on this penny auction site ever since. During a 50 percent off auction April 16, I won a $25 Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card for only 3 bids and 15 cents.  Wins like this are what makes shopping on DealDash.com so exciting and fun.

Play Smart Win DealDash

To play smart and win big, try this DealDash winning strategy:

Instead of placing just one bid at the beginning of the auction, place a low number of bids into BidBuddy, the automated bidder, at the beginning of each auction. This strategy works extremely well whenever all of the other bidders are new to the site and do not yet know how to use BidBuddy.

Even many experienced bidders will place only one bid in the beginning of an auction with the intention of placing more bids later on during the bidding process. If you are the only bidder with bids placed into BidBuddy, your second, third or fourth bid might slip between the cracks when single bids stop coming in. If you focus on winning auctions soon after the bidding begins, you will only use a low number of bids and pay only a very low closing cost. I noticed this is the only winning strategy some experienced bidders use.

Written by Barbara Sellers

About Author: I am the sixth born from a family of 14 (7 boys and 7 girls), and I grew up on a farm in Minnesota. I now reside in Tacoma, Wash., where I graduated from the University of Puget Sound. I am a single, retired public affairs officer and Army newspaper journalist, who is writing my first novel, a memoir titled “Get Tough or Die.” I have two adult sons and one granddaughter now attending Pacific Lutheran University to become an elementary school teacher.

ALSO SEE: Making The DealDash TV Commercial

DealDash And Photography Heaven

Barbara Sellers Flowers DealDash
I took this close-up photo today of my cherry tree in bloom with my Panasonic Lumix High Sensitivity camera I won on DealDash.com.

I love DealDash.com auctions that feature cameras, camera bags, zoom lenses and anything and everything that has to do with my favorite hobby – photography.

Today I used my Panasonic Lumix High Sensitivity camera to take outdoor photos of spring time in Western Washington. I won this $339 camera on DealDash.com for only $12.99 and 212 bids. I like using this camera to capture close-up pictures of flowers, bees and bugs. Today I took photos of my cherry tree and tulips in bloom, but I also use my Panasonic to take photos of items I sell online. It is a very good travel camera, too, because it is compact and comes with GPS.

Barbara Sellers DealDash SorryMyTurn
My son took a photo of me using my Panasonic Lumix High Sensitivity Camera with GPS to take close-up photos of my cherry tree and tulips in bloom. I won this $339 camera on DealDash.com for $12.99 and 212 bids.

Besides taking colorful nature shots in the great outdoors, I enjoy taking action shots at a nearby skate park of skate boarders flying high in the sky, capturing dancers gracefully leaping through the air and getting dramatic shots of rock climbers. I use different cameras for different kinds of photography.

So far, I also won a $999 Canon EOS Rebel T21 18MP SLR camera for $18.28, a $249 Polaroid 14 Megapixel Digital instant print camera for one penny and 741 bids, a little digital Nikon I gave to my granddaughter for Christmas, two camera bags (a big one and a little one) and about three PNY 16GB Micro SDHC memory cards.

One thing I love most about DealDash is that if they list the camera of my dreams, I know they will also list everything that goes with it. I often place bids on a zoom lens, but I have not yet been lucky enough to win one. If I ever do, I will be in photography heaven!

Thank you DealDash and I hope your next five years will be even more successful than the first five.

by Barbara Sellers (SorryMyTurn)

Barbara Sellers DealDash
I took this photo April 28 of a tulip in bloom with my Panasonic Lumix High Sensitivity camera that I won on DealDash.

 ALSO SEE: DealDash Always Finding New Ways To Reward Bidders

 

Written by Barbara Sellers

5 Ways To Get Free DealDash Bids

How to Get Free DealDash Bids

How many Free DealDash bids can you get??? Plus $500 Gift card!!!

This is one of the things I love about DealDash, they make it easy for you to keep bidding on the things you want to win.
Its easy, all you have to do is win 1 item!! Then, use that item to collect free DealDash bids!

1. Take a good picture of you with the item you won and post to DealDash’s Facebook page.

If the item value is $199 or above, you’ll get 200 Free bids!
If the item value is $99 to $198, you’ll get 75 Free bids!
If the item value is less than $99, you’ll get 10 Free bids!
When taking the picture, don’t be lazy about it! Take a great picture because every week DealDash selects the best photo of the week and awards that person with a $500 gift card!!!

2. After you posted your picture to Facebook to collect free DealDash bids, go to Twitter and Tweet the same picture.

Tell how much you won it for, and how much its worth and don’t forget to tag @dealdash in your tweet and you’ll get 50 extra free bids!!

3. Once you tweet your picture, don’t stop now!

Go to Pinterest.com to pin your photo on there too! Follow these guidelines and you’ll collect another 50 free DealDash bids!

Professional Plus Toothbrush and Water Flosser on Dealdash.com
I won this Professional Plus Toothbrush and Water Flosser on Dealdash.com valued at $100 for ONLY 18 CENTS!!! You can’t even get a tooth brush for 18 cents!!! And free shipping to boot Thanks DEALDASH!!!!
Once you have Pined it, make sure to email reviews@dealdash.com with the link to your pin.

4. Last but not least, play the game.

You can level up when you are the highest bidder on a auction. The longer you play the more bids you can earn. Im at level 24 and get 200 free bids when I get to the next level. That’s an added bonus to my weekly free bids!!

5. And finally, WATCH YOUR EMAIL!!!

Every now and then DealDash wants to here from you!!! They will send you a customer service link to talk on the phone, it’s that simple and you can get free bids that way too!!! DealDash always wants to hear feedback on what they can do better to improve their service for you!! So don’t be afraid to give them any feedback you can.
Good luck to you!!!
Written by Nicole Kososki

ALSO SEE: 4 Smart Bidding Tips For Beginners

DealDash Brotherly Love

DealDash Reviews

When I came to DealDash, at my brother’s suggestion, I had been bidding on other penny auction sites that have since closed their doors. It was a good move on my part, however, as a newbie I made lots of “newbie” mistakes.

I bought 200 bids to get started and immediately went after the $100 Shell card, why not? After all, with 200 bids I would certainly be able to win the card. Or, so I thought. After losing my 200 bids and having nothing, nada, zilch to show for it, I sent a scathing email to customer support about what a poor site this was and I would never bid here again. I also should mention I had no idea what the bid buddy was or how it worked. (BOO, ya gotta know the rules if you want to win. READ.)

I would think they had a good laugh when they read my email since I am sure there are a lot of other newbies out there who think slamming is the only way to win. After I got a very nice response from them I was assured they were not “out to make millions off of me”, I tried again with a little more patience and practice. I read, I watched, I bid, I bid again and eventually came away with the prize I wanted. As you may have learned already, or should know, patience is probably the best solution to win at an auction. If you wait to get into an auction that suits you, you really can be a winner. Watch for the item you would like to win, check and see what the last auctions were selling for and be sure to stay out of the way of the bidders who think slapping you is going to mean a win for them.

Slappers, as I call them, spend so many bids foolishly and really are not in it to win it, but bully others around. I am grateful to DealDash for having the six win limit for cards or items under $200; the slappers can only be around for a short period of time depending on their bankroll and how fast they actually win. Setting your bid buddy is also the best way to keep to your own budget and limits. NEVER let emotions get you into a bidding war. The “I’ll show them” attitude only sets you up for a long day or night and possible disappointment.

I have watched many auctions that I do not bid on and see how some more experienced bidders come away with some awesome deals. In those cases it is mostly luck and that is not something you can learn or plan for. It is just luck. After nearly two years of bidding on DealDash, I was right to leave the other site and I am delighted with the customer service, free shipping, and quality items available every day on DealDash.

By Joan Vith

About Author: College graduate with over 30 years work experience in professional organizations. Worked mainly for non-profits. Really enjoy working with people and making a difference in our world. I love my grandsons, who still think I am cool, and I am very proud of them. Live in the Midwest. Looking for Spring soon!!!

ALSO SEE: Why Losing Is Not Necessarily A Bad Thing

DealDash Is My Morning Brew

Keurig Deals on DealDash
Here I am loving my Keurig coffee set up from DealDash!

I have been a member of DealDash since 2012. I have 4 kids and a very busy work life. I have won lots of things on DealDash and saved tons of money. Last year I did all of my Christmas shopping for under $500 for 4 kids!!! I also had a blast doing it too. 🙂

This year I thought it was time for me to do something for myself. I decided it was time to win my Keurig that I have been wanting for years now and that’s exactly what I did. I won a Keurig Mini Plus Single-Serve Brewer, Red during a Free auction day where DealDash pays the final price and I only used 10 bids to win it!
Keurig DealDash
This Keurig Mini Plus Single-Serve Brewer, Red retails for $100, but the average selling price on DealDash auctions is $17.50 (83% OFF!)
Now I wake up to a fresh cup of coffee every morning and my kids know Mamma is happy. Than I got to thinking, I’m going to need a place to put all of my coffee cups. So I turned around a few minutes later and won this nifty K-cup drawer.  
K-Cup Sale DealDash
This Nifty Under-the-Brewer K-Cup Drawer retails for $25, but the average selling price on DealDash auctions is $5.32 (79% OFF!)

Again this was won during FREE auction day and I only used 4 bids. I was so excited that I had won over $100 worth with just a few bids!! This is one HAPPY MAMMA 🙂

Thanks to DealDash I have saved thousands on my shopping needs!!!

Written by Nicole Kososki

ALSO SEE: 5 Of My Favorite DealDash Bidding Tips