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DealDash Review TV Auction Winner

DealDash Review Screaming High Def

I’m giving my DealDash review of a TV I won on DashDeal … I mean DealDash, Lol!!

After I won my high definition TV I got an e-mail telling me I could get extra free bids for submitting a picture testimonial and DealDash review of my wins. DashDeal 🙂 will give you 200 free bids if the value of the item you’ve won is worth $200 or more when you post the picture to the DealDash Facebook page. As an added bonus, your picture is automatically entered into a weekly contest for a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice. Can you believe DealDash gives out a $500 gift card away every week for submitting a picture of your winning item! I know of no other bidding sites that will do something like that. One more reason why my DealDash review is 5 stars!!

I submitted my TV picture for the contest and received my 200 free bids right away! To top that off, by the end of the week I got an e-mail saying I won the $500 gift card!! Again I just couldn’t believe it! So I chose a Walmart gift card because I’m always shopping there.

Related: Deal Flash: A Picture’s Worth……$500.00

One week later I’m sitting in our family room and it’s my birthday and I’m feeling a little down because I miss my Mom and the UPS truck pulls into the driveway and I’m thinking what? I didn’t order anything. I received a envelope from DealDash with my $500 Walmart gift card inside! That brightened my Birthday so much! Again deep down I know my Mom had something to do with that too! That’s my DealDash review! My favorite bidding site to shop and win?

What about you? Would love to hear your DealDash review and story of an item you won!

By Dan Boles and Donna

P.S. I used the $500 gift card to buy christmas gifts for my family and friends!

DealDash Review of TV Auction Winner

Pink Tool Set Sold on DealDash

Bidding Sites for the Best Tools and Tips

My husband is a master finish carpenter and as the old saying goes, “The shoemaker’s children have no shoes.” Advice for choosing the best bidding sites with great tools and tips for you to have the best experience.

If you’re thinking about trying some bidding sites, let me share my story about a couple items I won on the bidding site This story may especially work well for the folks out there who have a difficult time getting their honeys to hit the “Honey Do” jar.

I have always had a few miscellaneous tools and my own drill in the house because I can do some small things myself.   Recently, I needed a few cable ties and a particular wrench for a project I was planning and I had to wait two days for my husband to loan what tools I needed from his shop! By then, I was out of the mood.

I decided then and there that I needed my very own tools kept right here in the house and because DealDash is my favorite among all other bidding sites, I went to check out what they had up for auction.

Shortly thereafter, there was an auction on DealDash for a $29 iWork 50-Piece Pink Home Tool Set which came up for auction during a Free Final Price promo as I remember. I thought “this is the ticket!” By the way.. most other bidding sites don’t have the fun bidding promotions DealDash offers in my opinion. I really wanted this tool set so I’m so happy DealDash offers a Buy it Now option to anyone that does not win.

I had used 211 bids that cost me $31.65 so I smartly stopped bidding and “BINed” it (used the Buy it Now) to get my 211 bids back. I really recommend only using bidding sites that have a buy it now program like DealDash does. If you don’t win the auction you can buy what you wanted and get your bids back free plus they’ll send you the item free!

Here’s an image of the Tool bag I won! It’s a very nice, quality bag and tool set!

Pink Tool Set Sold on DealDash and not other bidding sites

The Original Pink Box 30-piece Pink Tool Set. Comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Sold on DealDash

Recently, to add to my little tool bag, I won a $47 Craftsman Digital Torpedo Level for 131 bids and $ .01 during another Free Final Price promotion. Whoohoo! Love hanging these pictures to keep them perfectly straight!

Related: Find A Good Balance With DealDash and bidding sites.

Mmmm… what else do I need. I have the drill and drill bits but I sure could use a variety of pliers and small wrenches now. I know what to do! I will use the DealDash search functionality to locate what I’m looking for.Again I must say that out of all other bidding sites DealDash has a really good search functionality. As you begin typing what you’re looking for the auto-fill feature kicks and and makes suggestions for you.

If the item you’re looking for is not up for auction I can set an alert so I’ll be informed if and when it get’s scheduled for auction. Of course I also have the option to email the customer support team (best of all bidding sites) and ask for it to be added to the diverse item catalog.

What are your favorite bidding sites?

DealDash coffee addicted

Signs You Need A DealDash Intervention

As many people have declared in their Bio’s “I am addicted to Dealdash”, “I need a Dealdash Intervention” – I concur, it is easy to get addicted to shopping on Dealdash!

I feel the same way! When I first began bidding on in September 2012, I was skeptical about how it all worked, and if it was legit. Now two years later, I am on Dealdash daily, checking out the current items up for auction, and what is the current price of bids. I often fall asleep at my computer, late at night, watching my bookmarked auctions page. That alone would not be bad if I didn’t wake to find the auction ended right after my bid buddy ran out leaving me the next to the last bidder!

I find myself thinking about the auctions I have bid on overnight as soon as I wake up in the morning, wondering if I was lucky enough to win one. I will check auctions on my smart phone at work, while I eat my lunch. When I get home at night, I head to my computer to check out the latest auctions coming up. YEP I am hooked!!

Then I have to tell everyone I know what happens on Dealdash. I tell my co-workers what I have won, or what auctions I have lost by a hair. Then there are those “other” bidders. The one’s we love to hate. We critique how they bid and the sheer number of auctions they seem to win.

So I guess when you admit you wake up thinking about Dealdash, go through the day thinking about Dealdash, and drift off to sleep thinking about Dealdash, It’s time for a “Dealdash Intervention” I wonder how many of YOU will be there with me?

By Kim Finnegan

Related: DealDash Is My Morning Brew

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}

DealDash coffee addicted Auction Win Deal Product Review

Save Summer Sensations and Drink Up Before It’s Too Late

One of my favorite items to bid, win and save on are the K-cups for my Keurig coffee maker.

I love to shop on DealDash for these because they actually have a really great selection of flavors from coffee to tea; and I have managed to save a lot by winning many of them. I like to take advantage of the fact that the retail price for the K-cups on the website is the same, if not cheaper than what I can find the store. With that added bonus of having the chance to win and save of course.

I think that another advantage of winning the K-cups on Deal Dash is the fact that they are somewhat of a specialty item. In order to use them you need to have a Keurig one cup coffee maker and in my mind that makes the amount of people who try for them smaller. It’s not like trying to win and save on a computer, camera or kitchen appliance, or something anyone can use. Since they are a specialty item I find less people bidding on them giving you a better chance to save.

RelatedSee what Deals are Brewing on DealDash

By throwing 10 bids into a coffee pack you can usually tell if it is going to go cheap or not. My stopping point is 50 bids, because that will put me $7.50 into the coffee. If I happen to get carried away in the bidding, it is very easy to simply buy the K-cups and get my bids back; and in a few days I will have great coffee delivered straight to my door, with free shipping.

During this summer I’ve really been enjoying great refreshing and summer iced drinks of Green Mountain Lemonade K-cups The best part is that the 16 pack only cost me 2 cents and 1 bid so I was able to save quite a lot!! Now that is a Deal Dash Deal – yippee!!

By Erica Baughman

Save on Keurig K Cups on DealDash

Win More Auctions on DealDash

Win More Auctions on Deal Dash by Counting

A great tip for any DealDash auctioneer is to not only be aware of the auction you are in, but also the other auctions happening around you. One must pay close attention to the amount of auction wins a bidder has in order to improve their chances to win more.

Deal Dash does a great job as far as limiting the amount of auctions you can win in a week. This lets a wide variety of people play and win which ultimately leads to a better shopping and bidding experience for everyone.

The win limits are the same for all Deal Dash bidders. Everyone is allocated the same amount of win limits so no one has a competitive advantage over others. The win limits state you can only win six items per week that are valued under two hundred dollars, and three items per week that are valued over two hundred dollars. It is very important to pay attention to those limits, not only for yourself but also for other bidders.

Example: If you have won 2 out of 3 auctions on your big item limit for the week (above $200), it is really pointless to throw your bids into multiple big ticket auctions at the same time, since you can only win one more item valued above $200. 

This sounds simple, however if you watch the auctions carefully you’ll notice there are several people who are not thinking about the winning limits and therefore are not being smart in the way they bid.

Example: If you are in an auction with only one other person, who is one item away from their win limit, look around and see what other auctions they may also be involve in. If the other person is bidding in multiple auctions maybe you can get lucky and they will win another auction causing them to automatically drop out of the auction you’re participating in – resulting with you as the winner.

In another scenario it may be beneficial for you to drop out of the auction and let the other person win so that they will automatically drop out of the other auction and again awarding yourself the win. 

Important Win Limit Reminder:

The system will not allow you to bid after you have reached your limit. All remaining BidBuddies will be automatically cancelled. Please plan your bidding strategy with this in mind.

What Deal Dash bidding win tips and reviews do you have to share?

By Erica Baughman

Win More Auctions on DealDash