Monthly Archives: November 2014

Making a Move? DealDash can help

Making a Move? Help Your Moving Budget

Did you know that according to ACS data, it is estimated that a person in the United States can expect to move 11.7 times in their lifetime? This is based upon the current age structure, average rates and allowing for no more than one move per single year.

This fun fact may not be important to you now, but it sure is at the forefront of my mind lately. My boyfriend and I are about to take the next big step and move to a new house we’re buying together. We have been looking for the past few months, and today is the big day when we sign the Purchase & Sale agreement. What does this move have to do with DealDash you might ask? Well, quite a lot, actually!

When I first found out a few months ago that I was going to be moving I started thinking about all of the things that I would need for the move and what kinds of things I would need when I was first getting settled. The first things that came to my mind were “storage” and “Home Depot”.

Luckily for me, DealDash has both of those items covered! I got to work doing a little research trying to find the best storage solutions that would work for me. In our new house instead of having their toys in the living room my kids are going to move to their own separate playroom, so I decided that I would get a bin rack for each of them, and one for shared toys.

I was able to get this Delta Children Disney Mickey Mouse Toy Organizer for only 11 bids and $6.42 for my son.

won on DealDash

Whitmor Kid’s 9-Bin Organizer for only 78 bids and $7.60 for the two of them to share

won on DealDash

and for my daughter I ended up BINning (Buying It Now) this Disney Multi-Bin Toy Organizer for $40 and getting all of my 276 bids back.

Buy it Now from DealDash

Now when we move to our new house all of their toys will have the perfect storage solution thanks to DealDash. 

As for the Home Depot gift cards I have been WINning and BINning them like crazy! Gift cards are one of the best deals that you can try for on DealDash, because even if you don’t WIN the auction you can just pay face value with the Buy it Now (BIN) and get every single one of your bids back. So far the best deal that I have gotten was a $25 Home Depot gift card for only 20 bids and $1.67!! My advice to you is to see how many bids will equal the value of the gift card plus the final auction price, set your bid buddy, and come back later to see if you won!

So as you can see, DealDash can make your move a lot easier. Get moving and give it a try!

Making a Move? DealDash can help

My name is Dawn and I love DealDash! I have only been bidding for around 7 months, but I am very patient and I have already won more than 140 auctions. I am a Mom of 2 and I live in Massachusetts. If you would like to watch any of my DealDash “Unboxings”, check them out here: 

 

 

5000 Bid Pack is the Biggest

How My Biggest Mistake Changed My Bidding Strategy

Ironically, the biggest mistake I ever made on DealDash.com also turned out to be my best win—same auction, two different times.

When I first saw the 5,000 bid pack go up for auction on DealDash.com, I wanted to win it in the worst way. At first, I did not bid on it because I knew everyone else would want to win it just as badly as me, but I kept checking it out, anyway.

One day it appeared that not very many customers were going for it and I thought it might close early. Therefore, I decided to go for it. Every time it looked like it would soon close, however, someone new would jump in and start bidding.  Before I realized it, I had over-committed myself, but instead of quitting at that point, I felt an even stronger need to win it. Well, that turned out to be a huge mistake. I bought (on sale) and used more than 5,000 bids in my effort to win the 5,000 bids, and I still do not win. I ended up having nothing to show for it, and that taught me a lesson. It is so important to know when to quit, and sooner is often better than later.

After that, I decided the only way I would ever try to win the 5,000 bids again would be to place only a reasonable number of bids in the beginning of each auction. That strategy paid off. One day I only had 153 bids left and I placed all of them on the 5,000 bid pack just before going upstairs to watch TV.  Later on, I came downstairs to see who won and I was shocked to find out it was me. That 5,000 bid pack auction closed at only $9.26 and it was my very last 153rd bid that won it. Talk about luck!

Note: Written by Barbara Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on DealDash.com since Feb. 8, 2012. Barbara is on Level 48 and has won over 560 auctions.

5000 Bid Pack is the Biggest

Creative Bidders on DealDash

Creative Bidders Become Successful Winners 

Successful customers on DealDash.com often learn to be creative in how they approach an auction. They learn to think outside of the box. I tell you how I mean and how they do it.

Let’s say you see a lawn mower or a pressure washer go up for auction on DealDash.com and let’s say these are both items you might need. Therefore, you immediately start bidding in those auctions, regardless of the fact that many other customers are also involved in the same auction. A few of them are power bidders who will probably outbid you, but you decide to bid, anyway. Hold up! That might not be the best decision. You may want to try thinking outside of the box and find a more creative way at getting the item you want.

People who think outside of the box realize there could be a better way to get the lawn mower or pressure washer they need. If you’re familiar with DealDash.com you’ll know they also put Amazon, Home Depot or Lowe’s gift cards up for auction too and on a regular basis. Creative thinkers might first check to see if any of those companies have the items they need. If it looks like it could be easier to win gift cards with fewer bids, smart creatives might be able to get what they need by bidding on the gift cards instead of an over packed auction.

Successful DealDash.com customers also know that brand new auction items are often more difficult to win the first few times they are listed. Keeping this in mind and knowing those same products might be listed again at a later time, when the competition might not be so intense, is a good option for success. Having a little patience and bidding in a later auction could pay off and help you win more auctions. So before you jump right in, take some time to research and discover the secret to winning auctions on DealDash.

Creative Bidders on DealDash

Written by Barbara Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on DealDash.com since Feb. 8, 2012. Barbara is now on Level 49 and has won 560 auctions.

Thankful for DealDash

Why I’m Thankful and Grateful for DealDash

I have been a bidder on DealDash.com for over two years. I have won over 200 auctions and have earned many free bids as I worked through the different levels of bidding and being the top bidder – for that I am thankful.

While there is no set reason for a person to become a bidder on a penny auction site such as DealDash, I have found delight in this entertainment shopping. The bidding has helped me accumulate gift cards, gifts and possessions I would never have been able to afford on my own.

I first began bidding on other penny auction sites to try and conserve the dollars I had for entertainment purposes and also to see if I could successfully win a “deal”. A bit skeptical, I made the mistake and began on sites that were not nearly as customer friendly as DealDash. Not only were they not friendly, they were also dishonest in their dealings with their customers. After witnessing my own success and failure rates with these other sites, my brother encouraged me to try DealDash, and I am thankful I did!! Their slogan is the Fair & Honest Bidding site and take it from a two year shopping veteran with the site, it is true. DealDash has offered me the opportunity to win or buy it now the many items I wanted but could not afford to buy all at once and for that I am thankful.

This holiday season I am going to be able to give gifts to my family and friends whom I would never have been able to buy for before. The gift cards I have accumulated over the past year are allowing me to share my winning delight and give back to my dear friends and family. With these gift cards I can buy items I want from Amazon, Land’s End, iTunes, Toys ‘R Us and more. My gift cards for Home Depot will let me buy a much needed snow blower for my dynamite son-in-law who has helped me so much over the past several years, which I’m so very thankful for. I could have never done this without the DealDash experience and ability to receive so many great deals – for that I am thankful.

I am thankful and grateful I found DealDash at a time in my life when I could really enjoy this entertainment of bidding, winning, and buying experience. I eat better, shop better, look better and feel great, knowing I am sharing my success with others.

Thank you DealDash for a great year and I look forward to many more! Thank you to the polite bidders! May you all have a happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for DealDash

By Joan Vith

Try Stress Free Sleep Shopping This Holiday Season

This holiday season how would you like to do all of your gift shopping in the middle of the night? Getting a good nights sleep will help you keep your figure, concentrate better, and you’ll have better sex. Have you ever heard of sleep shopping?

Sleep shopping is something I do and I love the benefits of a good night’s sleep and of course the no stress, no crowds shopping. I’m a planner and try hard to do my homework for whatever it is I’m partaking in. One of my sleep shopping experiences was when I was looking for a set of barstools for my counter.

The first order of business was to go to my favorite shopping site DealDash (I’ve been shopping with them for over 2 years) and look through the upcoming auctions to see if there were any barstools available. Check, I found two different types of bar stools coming up soon.

The second order of business was to check the online retail stores for the same products and look at the reviews. I found both the items and product reviews were pretty good. The retail prices were approximately the same, within a few bucks, so I thought why not bid on them on DealDash where I have a chance at saving, plus I could catch up on my sleep which scientists have found will improve the ability to make better informed decisions. There was no reason not to. As the auction started in the evening and went into the night, I decided to make this a sleep shopping experience!

I had to go to bed so to let the sleep shopping begin, I set the multi talented BidBuddy to work for me. I first figured how many bids it would take to go to Buy it Now price and put that number of bids in. I ended up winning the Avery Bar Stools for $14.60 using 536 bids all while I slept. All in all, I still managed to save $30.00 at DealDash over what I would have had to pay somewhere else.

Some of the advantages of DealDash are that you can do all of your research in the comfort of your own home get great deals on products while you’re sleeping. I didn’t have to set up another account at another online site, I didn’t have to pay any sales tax or shipping fees! Even if you end up losing the auction, there’s the option to Buy it Now so you still get the item you wanted plus all your bids back. You won’t find the term sleep shopping on the DealDash website. That’s a term I use and you are more than welcome to try it!  Happy Bidding sleepyheads.

Sleep Shopping on DealDash