DealDash Bidding on Mobile or Home Computer

Do you prefer bidding on auctions using your home computer or a mobile device when shopping on DealDash?

Perhaps it might be more difficult for a senior citizen like me to make the leap from using my home computer to bidding with a mobile device, but I wanted to at least give it a try to keep up with my granddaughter’s generation. Therefore, I stared bidding on DealDash auctions using a mobile device I won!

I was lucky enough to win my first mobile device, a $499 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 16GB white, for only $18.46 and 290 bids on DealDash. At 15 cents a bid (which is what I usually pay) my Samsung Galaxy note cost me a total of $61.96 which is a savings of $437.04 from the retail price.

Before that I always used my home computer to shop on DealDash.com … and I still do. Why? I am retired and I am now writing my first novel, so I am usually working on my home computer, anyway. Most of all, I prefer using a big monitor screen and an actual keyboard.

The only problem is that my computer is downstairs and my TV is upstairs, so I thought I might be able to win more auctions if I used my notebook to monitor the bidding process whenever I am upstairs. After having my new mobile device for a year, I finally asked my son Shawn to show me how to use it. First, he performed his magic to make it recognize my home Wi-Fi. Then he went with me to a local coffee shop to show me how to connect to Wi-Fi when I’m away from home.

Whenever connected to DealDash my mobile device appears to work just as well as my home computer, but I forget how to make the keyboard pop up, causing unnecessary delays. After I get used to it, I might eventually learn to like using my mobile device. In the meantime, I still find it a lot easier to run downstairs and place all my bids from my home computer.

Written by Barbara Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on DealDash.com since February 2012. So far, Barbara is on Level 41 and has won 460 auctions.

DealDash bidding on Mobile Device or computer

Start Your Day with DealDash

Early this morning as I got ready for work, I thought about the products I was using and where I had purchased them. I washed my hair with Bath and Body Works shampoo and used their conditioner too. Hmmm, the body wash I was using was from Bath and Body Works as well! The really nice triple thick body lotion, guess what? Bath and body Works too.

As I brushed my teeth with Crest, hmm, this was from Amazon, and oh yes, so was the hair gel, hair spray, and even the Kleenex. I purchased all of these items with gift cards I have won or bought on DealDash. Oh, and don’t forget the pain reliever for the head or body aches that may come. This comes from Amazon too.

As I dressed in my Land’s End slacks and shirt, I realized they had come from Deal Dash gift cards. The Kmart cards offered at DealDash.com are good not only at Kmart, but Sears, Land’s End, and Banana Republic. The finishing touch, the shoes, oh, they came from Amazon. The great thing about shopping online is that the sizes are right and the colors you want are there. No longer do I trek through department stores looking for sizes, colors, right fit, etc.

For those who are concerned about sales taxes in your state, many of the sites I buy from charge state sales tax. I feel the convenience and selection of shopping with my buys/wins really makes shopping on DealDash a grand shopping experience!

Happy Bidding!

By Joan Vith

DealDash Amazon gift cards

Double DealDash Win    

Earlier this year I was shopping on DealDash, when I came across two different outdoor fire bowls for our deck.

I decided to place bids on both of them hoping to win at least one of them. I booked 200 bids in my BidBuddy on one valued at $298.00 and 100 bids on the other one valued at $147.00. I continued to look at all the other items being auctioned off when I happened to win!

I was so excited I had won the copper roof outdoor fireplace for $4.18 and 98 bids! I couldn’t believe it! So I placed my order and paid for it and remembered I had booked 200 bids on the other one. So I clicked on it and was going to cancel my bids when all of a sudden it popped up Congratulations you won!

I won the Uniflame slate tiled outdoor fire bowl for $8.27 and 98 bids! So now we have two! I plan on using one to roast marshmallows with our grandsons this summer! The other one I haven’t decided yet what I will do with it, maybe give it away for a gift or keep it for next year! Either way they both will come in handy this summer!

Outdoor Fireplace Won on DealDash.com Outdoor screen fire pit won on DealDash.com

 

By Dan Boles and Donna

Win Laptops, Bikes and more on DealDash

My 1st big win on DealDash was an HP Pavilion laptop computer. It has everything you could want on a computer. Windows 8, touch screen and it’s wireless.

The best thing about this computer is I won it on a DealDash.com during a free auction weekend where DealDash paid the final winning sales price. After I won this computer I then had to work hard to convince my kid that I was not going to give them the computer but keep it for myself to enjoy it while bidding on Deal Dash in the future. With the win of this computer my sister and best friend also decided to give DealDash a try. They have some great experiences and won some nice items too!

I must say I was so happy to win this computer. This DealDash win is the computer I wrote this blog entry on. I also recently won two bicycles and did a Buy it Now on one bicycle. The two are identical, I bid on them for my granddaughter and myself to spend quality time when she has sleep overs at grandma’s.

The other bicycle was a 15 speed bicycle. I wasn’t paying attention while bidding and did not read that it was a 15 speed bicycle. A speed bicycle wasn’t what I wanted, so I donated it to a charity that collect bicycles for less fortunate children. I surely hope it made a child very happy.
My winning bids for the bicycles were priced at $3.87 and $8.53! You can’t hardly beat that! My granddaughter says “I have the best Grandma in the whole world.” That meant the world to me. I also like to win movie gift cards on DealDash because they make for great rainy day time for grandma with the grandkids. When it’s rainy we don’t ride the bikes but I do wish DealDash had more bicycle accessories to bid on like front and rear baskets, handle bar rear view mirrors, bicycle locks, etc.
How about you? What was your first win like?
By suvgal

Play To Bid Bid To Play – DealDash

One of the most important and valuable tips of advice I can give you when bidding in the auctions on DealDash is to concentrate!

When you decide to bid make sure you focus on what you doing otherwise you may end up hating what happens. Here’s what I mean. You open up DealDash.com and start scanning the auctions to see what’s up for auction. You move a few to your favorite auctions to your bookmark page because it will be a few minutes until they start so you go check your email or Facebook page. You then get caught up with email and go back awhile later and low and behold someone wins the auction for a few pennies! Darn it!
This just happened to me yesterday! What did I learn from this? If you’re going to bid then do it. That’s even what the bookmark page is for after all. To put your favorite auctions on that page so you can check on the auction faster. Also, don’t forget to actually put some bids on what you want also! Yikes, that’s a mistake! Have you made that one before?
Another thing that happens is putting in too few bids in on something. I tried to win a pressure washer half a dozen times but I only put in a few bids and was going to come back later to find it had been sold. If I had only put more bids in chances are I would have won it. I finally put enough bids in on a All America Electric Pressure Washer and finally won. The total cost with ending price and bids was $12.83.  It was valued at $117.00.  Now that’s I call a good deal dash deal.
Use your bookmark page for what it was designed for.  You might just win more auctions.  I will try to not make the same mistake and I hope this article possibly helps someone else to do the same.  Happy Bidding!

Cincinnatti in the Summer

cincinnati reds

I’ve never been to Cincinnati before, but I have a small vacation get away planned for this summer. Knowing I would need to eat along the way, I was determined to get as many gift cards from DealDash as possible to pay for my meals while I was away.

DealDash.com has just about every restaurant gift card you can think of. Bidding on, and winning alot of these gift cards has helped me be well within my budget for this trip!

Checking out the Cincinnati restaurants you will find: Burger King, Panera Bread, Chili’s, lots of Darden Restaurants, including Red Lobster (one of my grandson’s favorites) and the Olive Garden. Just in case we decide on a higher end steak house, we also can try Texas Roadhouse Restaurants and the Outbacks are there too. Staying with these national chain restaurants when you are away from home helps take the stress out of “Where should we eat? Do you think the food is any good?”

With all of the gift cards I have been able to win and buy on DealDash I know I am well within my budget for the week and I am going to have left over money to enjoy the sites while I am out of town. And, with the fast, free shipping, I have all of the cards I need to take along. Thanks DealDash! I am so happy you have such a great assortment of gift cards to win and buy!

By Joan Vith

 

Preparation Pays Off

My youngest daughter travels back and forth to college, which is a 40 minutes drive. I always look for things that would be a benefit to her in case she breaks down. An auction on DealDash for a red Trademark Tools 12 volt Electric Blanket caught my eye. Especially since we had a terrible winter here in Toledo, Ohio, being voted the city with the worst winter 2013-2014 by the Weather Channel.

electric blanket won on DealDash

 

I often worried about my daughter both being on the road, and possible breaking down while traveling to and from college. Her car is several years old so I figured if I won her the blanket, it would keep her warm should she break down till help arrived. The blanket plugs into the cars cigarette outlet to keep you warm. I bid and won the blanket on DealDash.com for $4.07 using 116 bids. The value of this item was $42.00. I gave it to her once it arrived and she tried it in her car and absolutely loves it! FYI: 116 bids @ 15¢ per bid = $17.40. 

Well my middle daughter saw it and wanted to know where hers was. So I waited for another auction to come up and saw the same blanket in another auction, only this one was blue instead of red, which was perfect. They could each have a different color. I won it for $0.37 using just 11 bids! She drives a convertible so she loves having it in her car just in case. I have one more daughter that wants one too but I haven’t tried yet to win her one yet. Hopefully soon! 

Whether you’re playing on DealDash.com or taking a trip, preparation pays off. Be sure to read more bidding tips, reviews, and strategies on how to win auctions on DealDash for a more prepared and enjoyable experience.

By Kim Finnegan

I have been a bidder on DealDash since Sept 2012 and have won over 150 auctions.

Toys R Us Bonanza on DealDash

I was on a mission – a Super Grandma mission! I was determined to accrue as many ToysR Us gift cards as I could. My goal was to be able to provide lots and lots of gifts for my one and only grandaughter on her holiday. I saved all the cards that I would win and bin on DealDash so that she would have a spectacular Hanukkah in 2013. In total I accured 26 cards and her 8 day celebration was a hit.

She got a scooter but because we live in a cold, snowy climate, I let her ride up and down my long entryway which spans the length of the entire house. Her Auntie even had a hat made that said, “scooter girl” on it. It was too cute!

To further spoil her, I was able to get a Victorian dollhouse, Barbies with clothes, Monopoly, and more with the gift cards from DealDash.com. Although some cards were obtained using buy it now to get my bids back, my plan was to keep winning $10.00 cards which were more attainable and generally easier to win than the higher value gift cards on DealDash. I was racking those cards up. If I had more grandchildren, the bounty would have to be shared but life is short and she will have these memories to keep with her forever.

I recommend Deal Dash to people who have some time to play, compete, and concentrate on winning auctions. As one of the biggest tips is to have Patience Patience Patience.

I would rather shop at DealDash than deal with crowds, the horrible cold weather, and being disappointed because the store was all out of the item. Gas in the Northeast is ridiculous too, so it helps to be able to shop from my own home and get free shipping with Deal Dash. DealDash.com can be trusted to say what they mean and mean what they say. In my case, it has been a win-win shopping situation and my UPS man is sure to keep his job too with all the packages I’m receiving.

Sincerely, Grandmadebbie

Toys R Us Gift Card on DealDash
Recently Sold Toys R Us gift card sold on DealDash.com

DealDash is Hot

I Won this Electric Fireplace stove on DealDash for 75 cents and 9 bids! I plan on using this in our family room this winter! It puts off a lot of heat and will keep us nice and toasty!

My husband recently turned our attached garage into a family room so there is no heat in there which is why this heater will come in handy this winter to help keep us warm! I’m still going to try to win a bigger fireplace too so we will be really warm, however this will do in the mean time. We have lived in our home since 1990 and my husband has remodelled almost every room! We still need a bathroom make over, which is next on our list of to do things so hopefully DealDash will have some great bathroom items up for auction.

I’m looking forward to my next win on DealDash.com! It is so exciting and addicting lol! I can’t wait to get my grandchildren more items and to get the one due in October a few things too! I’m waiting till we find out if it’s a girl or boy. So far we have all boys. Ultrasound nurse says it’s to early too tell, but she has never been wrong, and she says it’s a girl! But as long as it’s healthy I don’t care what gender it is!

Electric Fire Place Review Won on DealDash.com

 

By Dan Boles and Donna

Making a Birthday Great with DealDash

Birthday DealDash

My daughter’s 3rd birthday is coming up in September, and since I am extremely frugal I like to plan (and shop!) ahead on DealDash so I can get the best bargains.

After thinking for a while on what might be the best gift for her, I decided to get her a LeapPad2 Explorer tablet. I saw them come up occasionally on DealDash.com, and after price-checking around various stores such as Target they seemed to range in price from $69-$89, depending on if you got just the tablet or if you got the accessory kit to go with it.

Imagine my surprise when I saw that the BIN price on the Disney Princess-themed LeapPad2 Explorer was only $66 AND included not just the basic (but cute!) Princess decorated tablet, but also a carrying case, 7 Princess wallpapers, 2 sticker sheets, and 5 apps! I actually didn’t even think that I was really going to WIN, but I figured even BINning this tablet would be a bargain since it came with the extras.

But I did win!

DealDash Auction Win LeapPad2 tablet

I used 263 bids X .15 for a total of $39.45, and there was NO final auction fee, because it was a “Free Auction Weekend,” and of course DealDash always provides free shipping.

Since I was so successful in winning the LeapPad2 I figured that I would try and win some of the cartridges to go with it. I was able to win 2 of them at a great price and I ended up BINning the 3rd (and getting all of my bids back). Here is a short video showing how many bids I put in and how great my savings were.

Hint: About 50%!

Thank you DealDash, she is going to have the best birthday yet!

By Dawn X

Getting Deal Dashing For Christmas Gifts

DealDash Christmas Santa

Don’t wait 3 weeks before Christmas to start your gift shopping Start NOW!!!

Yes you will need a place to store all of your winnings between now and Christmas but, why wait??? Last year I did all of my Christmas shopping for under $500 on DealDash.com and my kids got everything they wanted. Video games for my younger ones and kitchen appliances for my older son. They woke up Christmas morning and Santa really came!!! My kids knew there was no way Mommy could buy all of that stuff, it had to be Santa (or DealDash) LOL!. 🙂

I have all ready started my shopping for this Christmas. So far I have a few things lined up, such as…

That is 3 Christmas gifts I already have sitting away which I won for less than $2.00 on DealDash.com.

You might be wondering.. oh yeah, well what about the cost of bids? Well any bids I need to buy I buy at 15¢ during a sale or I get them for free? See How I Get 300 Free DealDash Bids Every Week.

Looks like Santa is going to do it up this year too!!!

So how do I win auctions on DealDash?

I like to take my time with the auctions. I may not win this time around and I don’t like to feel like I have to always win. I can wait till DealDash has the same item up for auction again, and try another time. I save my bids this way. If I feel like this may be my last chance to win something my kids are wanting. Because I’m starting my Christmas shopping now, I can take my time and wait if I have to because I still have 5 months to Christmas.

Related: Patience ❤︎ Patience ❤︎ Patience 

Happy Biding, and good luck!!!

By Nicole Kososki

Why DealDash Customer Service Is The Best

DealDash Customer Support

After reviews of customer service, the DealDash customer support service is the best and so helpful.

They apologize and sympathize when needed,  they listen, allow the customer to talk, and promise a solution to your questions and concerns. I have had great success with DealDash Customer service on my concerns. If the person you are working with doesn’t know the answer, they will find the right answer for you no matter how silly the question might be.

They sent an email to tell me I had won the Best Photo of the Week contests and won a $500.00 gift card prize. Post your photos of you and your winning item. You could win a $500.00 gift card. I was given time to decide which gift card I would like to receive. After taking time to think about which one I wanted, I asked them if I could trade the gift card for Bids. I don’t remember how many bids I received. But they were very accommodating and gave me the value of the gift card in Bids. That allowed me to go on to other auctions. Some successful wins some not. But they accommodated me and I went to have fun bidding on more auctions.

My DealDash Win
Best Photo of the Week winners on DealDash get a free $500 gift card of choice!

With my free DealDash Bids I won a 42 inch LG flat screen TV. It now sits in my family room. I won it on a 50% off weekend. My $500.00 TV final cost was $22.49.

I love this TV. I won it at a perfect time. The picture tube in my 20-year-old TV blew out a week after I won the Flat screen TV. Timing of that win couldn’t have been any better for me. Most of my bigger wins timing seem to hit at the best times for me. But not always. Being able to pay for your purchases with PayPal is a plus too.

That makes paying for your Auctions wins a breeze. You don’t have to give your credit or debt card numbers if you are already a PayPal member.

Enjoy the auctions and share your favorite bidding wins below!

By suvgal

Review of Revealing DealDash Bios

I just finished reading some bios on the DealDash auction page. It really isn’t that late at night so I was curious to ask, “What do bidders hope to gain with the bio’s they write?”

I have seen some advertisements as bios, the bidder has a home business and put up their web address on their bio. I suppose they were thinking they would get some additional business from bidders.

DealDash Bidder Bio

Then, I have seen some bios that I would consider threatening. “Go ahead, waste your bids, I don’t give up.” And, of course you know they do. Or, they say “I am bidding til I win or BIN, you decide.” What exactly does this mean? We are all pretty much doing the same thing, we will bid til we have met our limit,we buy it now, or we win.

The bio that caught my attention in particular tonight is the one that writes, “I am amazed how people pay so much for their auction wins, plus the cost of their bids. This is supposed to be a deal.” Meanwhile, this bidder is in the process of putting more than 600 bids on an auction that started about 6:00pm. It is almost 10:00 pm, the auction is still going with no end in sight. So, I have to ask, “What do you consider a Deal?”

DealDash Tip

The “Grandma” bios are some of my favorites. One bidder stated, “There are some pretty mean Grandma’s out there!” I had to laugh because they were right. One in particular wins cards only from a specific store. I have never seen her bid on any other auctions and if she is bidding and is not on her maximum wins for the week, she will bid until she wins. The cost of bids or the auction win does not seem to matter. She will bid til she wins. Period. Other “grandmas” write how many grand children they have, how many great grandchildren they have, children, dogs, cats, really???? I think we should all just say something nice for these bios. Hello works for me, or just a friendly bidding tip works too.

Happy Bidding!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: DealDash In Review – Understanding and Winning Auctions

A Review of DealDash with Infographic

I don’t know about you, but my family of 4 goes through essential everyday household items like dish detergent, laundry gel, and trash bags like crazy! Since this eats up a lot of the household budget, there’s less money left for fun, like taking my kids to see the newest movies.

I like to maximize my household budget using DealDash to Win or BIN to get these essential everyday items. Everyone loves to WIN, but even if you have to end up Buying It Now it’s still not a loss, because you will get every single bid that you placed returned to you, instantly.

For example, if I knew that I needed to buy the baby diapers this week I would look ahead and see if there are any diaper auctions coming up in the next day or so. If I see there is a diaper auction coming up then I would use the diaper money from the budget to buy bids. Here is an auction for Diapers which sold for 7¢!

DealDash Diapers

Using DealDash math is easy! I would use the household budgeted diaper money to buy a 200 bid pack, which usually costs around $32-$34 depending on which sale they are currently running. The BIN price is $49, which is pretty close to the price I would normally get them at a Brick-and-Mortar store, such as Target or Toys R Us.

I would load up my Bid Buddy with the 200 bids that I bought, and hope for the best! Sometimes I don’t win and have to BIN for a fair price, but other times I WIN! Not only is it an awesome feeling, but then I also have bids leftover to bid on something fun for the family like a gift card to go to the movies, or if I had a really great WIN then a fun toy that the kids can share like a Lego set.

I love that I don’t even have to leave my house to shop, and I never have to pay extra shipping charges because everything on DealDash has FREE shipping. Here is an infographic to show you how DealDash math works in this situation:

DealDash Math Infograph

Have a great time Bidding, Winning, and BINning everyone!

By Dawn X

How I’ve won over 300 DealDash auctions

How I've Won Over 300 Auctions on DealDash

I simply love shopping on DealDash.com.  For the past two years I have won over 308 auctions and DealDash has allowed me to obtain many high quality items and gift cards I would not be able to have if it weren’t for Deal Dash.

Because I am retired and on a limited budget I have to be careful and very serious about the auctions I join.  I don’t bid on items to sell them, I use them for my self or to help support my animal rescue passion.
In the past, I was bidding with emotions mostly for fun and the adrenaline kick when I won. I was on DealDash so much that I won my weekly and monthly limits most of the time.  I went overboard and so did my bank account. No longer. I strive to be a smart bidder these days by reading tips, reviews and strategies on here www.DealDashReviewed.com every single day and utilizing the tips and bidding strategies that work well for me.
Although the But-It-Now feature is awesome, I never actually begin an auction with the intention of using BIN.
I am winning awesome items for a good Return On Investment.  One example is a $210 Citizen Ladies Eco Drive Watch I won most recently with 108 bids and final price of $11.73.  The bids were free because I participated in promotions to obtain free DealDash bids.  Another is a $217 Razor E200S Electric Scooter for $ .01 & 411 bids that I collected mostly free as well.  This will be a birthday present for my awesome and amazing niece!
So, my bidding recommendation is to pull back and bid smart.  Submit photos on Facebook and participate in whatever free promotions for free bids that you possibly can.  AND …. keep reading these tips and strategies everyday!

Strategies to Save Bids On DealDash

several different dealdash bidding strategies

Perhaps you are on a tight budget and cannot afford to purchase huge bid packages. Many of us shop on DealDash.com to save more money than we spend. With several different auction bidding strategies to choose from, here I came up with some new winning strategies that could help low-income shoppers win an auction using fewer bids.

Auction Bidding Strategy No. 1: Put in at least one bid at the beginning of the auction so you do not get locked out. Then watch and wait. Only place bids in BidBuddy, the automated bidder, when the auction gets down to the last two or three customers still actively participating in the auction. Whenever you see additional customers jump into the auction, cancel your bids and wait until it gets down to only two or three bidders before you put your bids in again. However, before you cancel your bids, make sure the new customers who join the auction have placed more than one single bid.

Watch to see if they have become a part of the roll-over cycle by placing their bids in BidBuddy. Only put your bids in the auction when the competition is low, down to two or three players. The only problem with using this strategy is that you would have to keep a close eye on the bidding action the whole time, but this is a fairly low-risk strategy to save bids and still have a good chance of winning.

Auction Bidding Strategy No. 2: To make your bids go farther, after putting in your bid before $5 so you do not get locked out, again wait until the last two bidders. Then, near the beginning of the auction, put only 20 to 30 bids into BidBuddy, once for every dollar the bidding goes up. By putting in only 20 bids for every dollar the auction goes up, the auction might go to the other players before you put in your next 20 bids. By doing this for a while near the beginning of the auction, however, you are also conserving more bids. After the other customers have used up so many more bids than you that they might be getting ready to do a BIN (Buy It Now), then you could have enough bids left to place all the rest of them in at the end when the auction is most likely to close.

Of course, by using this strategy, you would be taking a chance that the win could go to one of the other two players during the bidding process when you have no bids in the system, but it would also make your bids last longer and it could improve your chances of still having enough bids left over at the end, when it counts most, to actually win the auction.

By Barbara Sellers

ALSO SEE: DealDash in review – understanding and winning auctions

Bidding Advice 101 for DealDash Newbies

DealDash Tactics and Tips

One of the most frustrating things about bidding on DealDash is the “Newbies”. A newbie being a bidder who has joined Deal Dash within the last few days or weeks. So here are a few tips to help the brand new bidder.

1. READ the tips and info on the Dealdash site called “How it Works“. Knowledge is a powerful tool so learning all you can first will make you a more successful bidder. I read everything I could on the site. If I see you haven’t even written your Bio and collected those 3 free bids, then you haven’t read any bidding tips on the website.

2. CLICK on the auction to open it. This way you can see how many bidders are in the auction. You can see your Bid Buddy, plugs in bids as you need to and determine by watching, who is using their Bid Buddy. It will saves you from wasting yours and others bids.

3. USE your Bid Buddy!! Can’t stress that one enough. Learn how to utilize your Bid Buddy. I have won many auctions by plugging in a few bids and letting them bid automatically. You won’t always win but you will never know till you try. I won my Yamaha 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System valued at $350.00 for $0.37 using this method!

4. DON’T stomp, especially if you are a newbie! I just watched an auction where two newbies traded bids with each other for several minutes. Now I know you have not read any tips ! If you had you would know their are probably 4 or 5 others bidders, sitting back, watching you waste your bids knowing they have their Bid Buddy plugged in with several bids, just waiting for you to stop. If you had plugged bids in and watched, you would have let the timer run down and observed how many bidders were using their Bid Buddy because the bids are plugged in when the timer reaches 9. I gotta be honest, I never see a stomper win and all you really succeed in doing is raising the final price and many times, keeping the auction open longer, allowing more bidders to jump in.

Just allow yourself some time to gain the knowledge needed to be a more successful bidder on DealDash.com and hopefully save yourself, and others, money!

By Kim Finnegan – I have been a bidder on Dealdash since Sept 2012. I have won over 170 auctions. I am married with 3 daughters and 2 grandsons {one that holds my hand and one that holds my heart}

 

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.

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

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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.

Learn To Play DealDash With Informed Bidding Decisions

I’m usually the good guy, women, or person, but tonight I want to talk about how people play on DealDash. How can we focus on playing our own game…win or lose? How can we prevent being effected by the way others choose to play their game?

Providing helpful tips and explaining the games strategy are wonderful, but what I’ve found is we can’t tell others how to play. What we can do is focus on what works good for us and pass those tips and strategies forward to others. Perhaps they will listen and implement some of the strategies we find useful; especially since we’ve already learned from the mistakes we’ve made…hopefully.

Experience DealDash Oscar Wilde

There are so many games for everyone to choose from these days. Gaming has become much more apart of everyone’s life. Mundane actives and even some work places are adding games to stimulate people and make the experience more fun. Similar to what DealDash has done with shopping. DealDash makes shopping more fun by making it more like a game. But what do we do if we don’t like the way someone is playing? We can try and educate them on responsible bidding manners. That is what this blog site is intended for after all. Here we can read about the experiences others have had and eventually learn to make better decisions and play smarter. We can also choose to play another game which provides us with enjoyment if we no longer enjoy it. I’ve been a DealDash member for almost 1 and 1/2 years watching and bidding, and it’s so funny just how many complain about how others play but end up doing the very same thing they complain about. Even if may not like a particular bidding strategy, maybe it’s part of the game and maybe it can help you get to the end goal which is to win the game.

After all we are all here to win on DealDash…no one wants to lose, right? I understand that it is foolish to waste money and I hate when other people overbid in auctions, however how do we really know if a person was overbidding. Perhaps they were using bids that they won, and this is why they overbid. Maybe it’s cheaper to just spend another dollar to win, rather than BIN (Buy it now) to get the item and your bids back. Whatever the reason, it’s the individuals reason, and for me that’s good enough. I encourage you to make informed decisions when it comes to bidding on auction sites. Learn how the auction site works and make informed decisions. Read what other experienced bidders have to say and decide for yourself if that strategy fits into the way you play. Finally, don’t let others influence how you play. Stick to your bidding strategies and what works good for you.