I was thinking about the ABC’s of bidding and the 1,2,3’s of what not to do when bidding and shopping to see if I could educate the new bidder a little better.
For some reason Michael Jackson’s song came to mind. The “A” stands for Auctions, the “B” stands for Bids, and the “C” stands for Cost. When shopping on DealDash bidders have so many auctions to select from that a new bidder should have no problem deciding which one to get started with. The Bids come in packages from 200 to over 1,000. Buying bids on sale is really the only way to go. With bids being offered for 15 cents from time to time, a smart bidder will only buy bids on sale. This way, if you spend 100 bids or $15 to win a $25 item you are really a “winner”. And, the Cost of an item is the amount of bids you put on an auction, plus if you win, the final price you will pay for the auction. Remember, there are NO shipping charges when shopping on DealDash, unlike other penny auction sites.
Here are a few other good rules to follow when shopping on DealDash
1. DON’T be in a hurry! If you do not have the patience or time to watch an auction and bid, then you are simply throwing your money away.
2. You must NOT slap bids at auctions or other bidders. The timer is there to help all bidders earn free bids. Let the timer work for your benefit as well as other bidders. Free bids are a great reward for bidding and shopping on DealDash, let everyone get in on some free bids.
3. DON”T spend more than the item is worth to get the “win”. Paying $14 for a $10 gift card is crazy. I actually won a $10 gift card for $14, having put on the bid buddy and leaving the site. After all the slappers and over-bidders got done, I won the card for a few bids! I am grateful that DealDash lets you exchange your win in for bids, which is what I chose to do.
I have watched a new bidder who had become an incessant slapper. This bidder will eventually think about their penny auction experience shopping on DealDash and blame everyone else for their lack of good and genuine “wins”. In reality, if this bidder had done his homework, he would realize jumping on every bidder costs him 5 times what it cost everyone else and even if he did win, he would be losing a lot of money.
I could name other countless tips to use while bidding and shopping on DealDash auctions. The best advice is use the BidBuddy. You set how many bids you are willing to pay to win the item and watch the auction. The BidBuddy prevents you from over-spending your bidding budget and also keeps you in the game. Watch auctions, learn what techniques others use, and you will be a “winner” on DealDash. Last of all, DealDash offers you the buy-it-now option. You get the item you were trying to win, you get ALL of your bids back and you get to try your skill at another auction. DealDash is a great site to bid on, learn and enjoy the fun of being a competitive bidder! Happy bidding and enjoy this excellent video in the spirit of Halloween!
By Joan Vith