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Happy 10th Anniversary, DealDash!

Did you know that DealDash will celebrate their 10th anniversary this week?! This week’s articles will be dedicated to DealDash information and history. Read on for more information.

This is a very special week in DealDash-Land since they are celebrating 10 years of making winners out of bidders. If you are new to DealDash, then you might not be aware of how things got started and the early days of your favorite bidding site. Let’s correct that! Here are some fun facts about your favorite place to bid.

2009

The site was officially launched in 2009. The early days were quite different than what you will find now. There were no cars or fancy trips to be won in 2009.

2011

Did you know that before 2011 the BidBuddy did not exist?! That’s right, 2011 was a great year for those bidders who want to “set it and forget it” because this was the year that the BidBuddy was launched for your bidding joy. The BidBuddy made it possible for busy people who didn’t have hours to spend babysitting an auction to get big wins.

2012

One million bidders is a huge accomplishment, and that feat was accomplished in mid-2012. However, much bigger things were to come in 2013.

2013

In 2013 a true milestone was achieved – 2 million auctions! That’s more than the entire population of the country of Estonia!

2016

DealDash got a big update in 2016 with the addition of the mobile app. This app allows people to easily bid right from their phone by just touching the icon and jumping right into the fun of bidding.

2018

Last year in 2018 DealDash brought many amazing auctions to bidders, such as tropical vacations and even cars. Also, amazingly, these big prizes don’t always go for top dollar, either. In 2018 there was an auction for a weeklong vacation in Thailand was won for a mere $111. This was also the year that the best Black Friday bargain was won – a Ford Mustang!

2019

FInally, what will this year hold for DealDash? It’s up to you. What would you like to win today?

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Bid Exchange

Winning to Exchange for DealDash Bids

Some of my wins on DealDash.com consisted of a low dollar item that I would be able to trade in at payment for bids instead of the actual product.

When browsing the penny auctions on DealDash I came across a few things which were not useful for me however decided to bid on them anyway. I didn’t actually know about the item to bid exchange option at the time or never really noticed it because I was always winning items that I wanted so it did not pertain to me. When you win an auction you actually have two options: a) purchase your item and option b) exchange to bids!

DealDash Item to Bid Exchange

I came across it by accident when I won an auction for a pack of markers. I was paying $1.25 for some Crayola markers I thought my niece may like. There was the usual option to pay for the item and have it shipped or exchange it for a number of bids. I thought about it and decided to give it a try and went ahead and exchanged it for bids this time.

Since then, I’ve found myself watching small dollar items a bit more just to win them and exchange them for more bids than I used to win the auctions. It’s one of the processes I use when bidding and it’s gained me a few product exchanges for bids. I think this fits my “conservative” bidding style and would venture to bet that others do this as well. Whenever you do decide to press that exchange for bids button DealDash prompts you to confirm this is something you actually want to do.

DealDash Item to Bid Exchange Prompt

What kinds of DealDash strategies do you use? Do you use the exchange to bids option?

 

A little about myself: I’ve been bidding on DealDash for about two years and really like it. I like to frequent DealDash because it is fun and entertaining. I’ve gone to other sites but find myself coming back to DealDash because of it’s ability to exchange for bids when you win an auction and the ability to buy it now and get your bids back if you lose an auction.

By Gigi Pence

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DealDash Auction Winning limits

 

auction winning limits on dealdash A lot of new folks don’t realize they can only win so many auctions in one week. In case you’re one of them and not sure of the winning limits on DealDash.com, you can win 6 auctions that have a value of less than $200 a week. You can also win 3 auctions valued over $200 in per week. Once you have reached your max wins you can no longer bid on those kinds of items.

DealDash Auction Winning limits

To ensure equal chances for everyone to win you can win up to 6 items valued less than $200, and 3 items valued more than $200 per week. You can follow the status of your wins by logging in and looking at the winning limit slots right next to the bid amount. The system will not allow you to bid after you have reached your limit. All remaining Bid Buddies will be automatically cancelled. Please plan your bidding strategy with this in mind.

SEE ALSO: Know Your Limits To Get More Wins Using Less Bids

 

I love using this to my advantage when I want an item and the person I’m bidding with is in two or more auctions I’m in. Let one go, just let them have it. They will no longer be able to bid in any of the other auctions so that’s one less person you have to worry about. If it is just me and them on 2 auctions I pick one that I want and let them have the other one. We both win but it is my choice which one I win. Or watch the auctions, if they are bidding with someone else and win one auction then they can’t bid on the other auction they are in, and there is your chance to jump in and grab a win.

You also have the option to see who is on their winning limit by going to your dashboard and clicking on who’s on their limit button. It will cost you 1 bid but it is 1 bid well spent. You can see everyone’s username that has reached their winning limits. This is another helpful tool that DealDash has set up for you to plan in your next bidding strategy.

Good luck with your bidding 🙂

300 Free DealDash Bids

How I Get 300 Free DealDash Bids Every Week

300 Free DealDash Bids

I have had so much fun shopping on DealDash since becoming a member back in November 2012.

I have won so many things to give as gifts as well as things to keep around the home like this Red KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Mixer I won with 11 bids and final sales price of 61¢. The savings are endless!!!

KitchenAid Sale

In this article I am going to share with you how I get up to 300 free DealDash bids every week just by sharing my winnings on social sites. Here are a few ways DealDash let’s you get free bids with the items you win.

  1. Posting your photo to Facebook can earn you up to 200 free bids every week! Plus a chance to win a $500 gift card if the item you are showcasing is valued at $100 or more! Keep reading on but you can find the guidelines to this promotion by clicking here.
  2. Pin it on Pinterest for another 50 free bids!!! Click here for details.
  3. Tweet it on Twitter, and again 50 free bids!!! Again, click here for details.

For a grand total that is 300 free DealDash bids you could earn every single week! Just make sure your photo is great and creative because DealDash selects the best photo posted every week and awards the winner with a $500 gift card – wow!! You can read more about the Best Photo of the Week Contest and see the previous winning photos of people who won the $500 gift card!

I like to use the same photo on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter once a week to help keep track of which photos I have posted, but if I do happen to post the same photo again they will let me know to post something new. This is a nice way to get a head start on bidding for the week, and a little extra to go on top of my purchased bid packs!!

One last thought… I just found out that if you have a specific item your looking for, you can go search for it on DealDash and if the item is listed you can have DealDash remind you when it is going to be a live auction by setting an alert for yourself. DealDash will then send you an email reminder when the auction is scheduled and when it’s about to start.

KitchenAid sale on DealDash

Good Luck to all of you, and remember to — USE YOUR BID BUDDY 🙂

Written by Nicole Kososki

Part Two: Bidding Strategy

DealDash strategy

This is part two of a two part series which focuses on computing the cost of bidding and my auction bidding strategies. Here we will review the bidding aspect and how I implement my personal bidding strategy on DealDash.

When I locate an auction item that I want, I make one bid as soon as it goes live and of course before the $5 No Jumper limit. I then just sit back and watch the auction bidding patterns for a bit. For those of you not aware of what the $5 No Jumper limit here’s a clip from the Official DealDash Blog Glossary.

No Jumper™ auctions is a type of auction that makes winning easier. The big difference between No Jumper™ auctions and normal auctions is that new bidders can’t enter the auction after $5.00. This means you won’t have to compete with users that didn’t bid in the auction from the start, before the price reached $5.00! (sometimes the price is set at $3.00 too!)

Depending on the item you can sometimes just leave and come back in an hour or so. It just depends on how valuable the item is. Usually the higher the value the longer it will take for the auction to end, however this is not always the case.

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Here is the trick. Watch and try to determine who is bidding on auto bid / Bid Buddy. Keep track of that, and when you see that it is down to three people that is when you start your auto bidding. Put in the whole amount that you want to bid and then just let it run. Keep checking it and watching, so if it goes back up to like four or five bidding again on auto, take your bids out and conserve your bids again until you get back to just three bidders, and then you jump in again. Eventually what happens is it will be you and 1 other person, and if you have more in your Bid Buddy then the other bidder does, you will win. Just remember to figure out the total cost and then only bid the amount that you know you can and still save money. Sometimes you will just have to walk away and bid the next time or use the Buy it Now, but do not just waste your bids.

Thanks for your time and happy bidding on DealDash, what I consider to be the best auction site on the net after trying many!

– Fred