Deal Dash is a fair auction site, even forgiving – as you can buy the item if you don’t win the auction and get back all the bids you have placed. Veteran bidders will often call this “BIN” for Buy It Now.
New Bidders should do some “homework” before jumping into the auctions, or they can lose a lot of money not knowing what they are doing. It may be a good place to save money for those of lower economic means, if they are smart and careful.
It’s a new world for them to click on the title of each auction, which is a blue link. Open the auction and place the number of bids you want to put in and Bid Buddy works for you. There are some great help tips on the website and on this blog.
Click on Auction Picture or Title to Open Full Auction Page
Some of my favorite ideas are as follows:
1. Bid on any auction before it opens. Scroll to the bottom of the page and go to page 2 or 3, find out where the auctions say “Stating Soon”, open the auction, and place at least 1 bid into the Bid Buddy. When the auction goes live, you will be assured the right to bid in that auction. Place more bids if you think the item will go quickly or if you are heading out to work or off to bed and not able to monitor the auction.
2. Try to only get into serious bidding with no more than 2 other bidders. You may have to “babysit” your favorite auctions until they drop down to 3 or less bidders, and jump in when you see only 2 left. It’s best to already have at least 1 bid in the auction before the $5.00 limit.
3. You can go in and out of an auction as often as you like, if the population goes above three bidders, drop out until it comes back down. This will save your bids for when they matter most.
Main Auction Page
4. You can check the number of bids, or average price an auction item sold for at this site: All Penny Auctions.com
> Cut and Paste the auction title from the Deal Dash site
> Right click and Paste it in the box that says “Enter Bidder, item, or site” – and press Go
> You”ll see recent history of that exact item and how it faired on Deal Dash
Then you will have an idea of how many bids you might need to win the item, etc.