Auction Tips: Minimize Spending to Increase Yield

Bidding is fun, but it’s even more fun when you can bid for less!

You have to purchase bids for a chance to win items on DealDash, as you do on all penny auctions.

Bidding is fast paced.

So you need to keep track of what you are spending. A great way to do this is with a simple spreadsheet on Excel.

Before you bid on a new anything on DealDash I suggest you open up Microsoft Excel, or if you don’t have Office, OpenOffice (it’s free). And start a spreadsheet – do this for every auction you bid on. Be sure to note how many bids you have when you start bidding and how many when you stop.

Jot down the amount of bids and money you spent to bid. Note if you won, or if you lost. Note when the auction ended and how many bids were placed after you left.

After about a month of bidding reflect back on this data. Spot a trend? Do auctions end soon after you stop bidding, or would you have spent more money than you did before you backed out? Hard to predict, but it’s important to plan to win or you will fail!

Keep track of your bidding + winning patterns so that you may be able to improve your bidding skills! Also watch ended auctions. Look at the items that end cheaply. Did they end late at night, wee hours of the morning? Was the item not that desirable? Was it? Watch live auctions if you have the time even if you don’t feel like bidding. Watch an auction and see how others bid. Use bid buddy if you want to bid, but don’t want to keep clicking the bid button.

Definitely take advantage of not just bid pack promotions but half off auction deals. Sometimes items have gone for as high as $50-100+! When auction promotions like the 50% off September auction promotion that is running on DealDash.com are available you can save even more money off of an auction if you win it!

Not winning yet or new to bidding? Be sure to first bid on the newbie auctions. Wait until you receive the item to bid again, see how soon you get it. Did you have to spend much, or little? Let us know how you do on DealDash!

 

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Deals for Wine Lovers

I love  good glass of wine. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc from South Africa, Bordeaux! Studying wine is like learning about a new destination. It’s incredible what you can learn from wine, the regions, the people. Different methods of cultivation. Napa & Baja is rife with family run vineyards, vineyard in Oregon, Washington State, Mendoza, Argentina hosts an annual wine/harvest festival. Wine is an international language. If you drink wine chances are you want to learn more about the wine you drink. Did you know that there are proper temperatures to serve wine at? Did you know that there are special tools called aerators to let wine “breathe” for optimal flavor?

If you’re a wine aficionado, or just starting to get in to drinking wine, you may be interested in learning that you can have special refrigerators just for your wine!

There are actually a number of different wine coolers you could buy. That way you can start your collection and not have to worry about taking up space in the fridge.

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Store several of your favorite bottles in the Igloo Premium 12-Bottle Wine Cooler. With this cooler, you’ll always have cold wine available for when you’re ready to pop the cork. A simple touch-button allows you to regulate the temperature to your specific preferences. White interior light, adjustable height.

This wine cooler has a buy it now price on DealDash of $96. A recent auction just sold for as low as $1.25!


newair wine cooler

This NewAir AW-320ED cooler is a serious wine cooler! It has a digital control panel and two separate coolers – temperature controlled so you can chill red and white wine at the same time! Holds 32 bottles. Buy it now price: $591! – A recently ended auction for this same item sold for under $12.

 

 

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Of course a wine glass named after a mysterious elite group has to have that special allure and quality. This six glass set of Epicureanist Illuminati Red Wine Glasses are made of lead-free crystal, so it’s safer for the environment and helps cut down on the fine scratches or cloudiness from washing. Each glass also goes through a hardening process to make it more resistant to breakage and everyday wear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wine aeratorNow that you know where to find great deals on wine coolers and wine glasses, be sure you have the right tools to serve your wine. This Waring Pro Professional Wine Aerator enhances the flavor and bouquet of most white or red wines by mixing the ideal amount of air into the wine. Retail price is just under $45, but be sure to catch this on an upcoming auction on DealDash and win it for less in a penny auction.

You’ve heard of drinking games, but what do you know about wine drinking games? Check out this upcoming auction on DealDash for Wineopoly!

“Pop the cork off any gathering with WINEOPOLY!

Players buy favorite wines, collect bunches of grapes and trade them in for decanters. Sounds easy enough but add Import Taxes and serving faux pas and it becomes a little more difficult and a lot more fun!Pop the cork off any gathering with WINEOPOLY! Players buy favorite wines, collect bunches of grapes and trade them in for decanters. Sounds easy enough but add Import Taxes and serving faux pas and it becomes a little more difficult and a lot more fun! Learn while you play!

Each deed back contains wine descriptors and fun facts about each wine. It’s all fun and games until you’re sent to the Wine Cellar to age-then you’re out of the game for three turns. So choose your token (wine bottle, cork, wine glass, cheese, grapes, or a carafe) and advance to CHEERS! Who knows? You may be elected president of the wine club or you may be penalized for serving obtrusively malodorous cheese!”


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Do you drink wine? If so, be sure to check out all of these and more wine related auctions on DealDash!

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Gas Prices Getting Your Down? Tips to Save Money at the Pump!

While right now gas prices seem to be lower than they were this summer, the national average according to AAA is at $3.395 per gallon. What if you could buy $50 in gas for even less than the price of one gallon? Did you know that you really could if you bid on gas gift cards on a penny auction site? This $50 EXXON Mobil Gift Card sold for just $0.08 to winning bidder marstan1.

Say Marstan1 has a Honda Civic that has a fuel tank holding about 13 gallons of gas. Instead of paying $50.07 to fill tank he only has to pay the final end price on this auction he won on DealDash ($0.08) + 2 bids, say the bids only cost him $0.17 each as they are right now due to a current promotion. So, he placed 2 bids to win at say $0.17 = $0.32 + $0.08= $0.40. 40 CENTS for an ENTIRE tank of gas?!? No it’s not unheard of it’s just DealDash! Penny auctions are the only way (aside from actually winning prizes or getting a gift) to get stuff -especially gas this UBER cheap!!! Of course, you will not always win when you bid and you surely won’t always win gift cards for this cheap, but this is proof that it can and has been done before. gift card for gas cheap

 

Anything is possible- gas doesn’t have to be that expensive when you focus on winning gas gift cards.

Think that’s an amazing deal? It is, but it gets even better!

DealDash recently sold a Chevron gas gift card with a $500 value for just $1.60 that’s right, only 160 bids were placed by all bidders! The winning bidder probably spent less than 1/5 of all bids – so say she placed 32 bids at $0.17 each = $5.44 +$1.60= $7.04 to get $500 in gas!


Let’s say her car holds 13 gallons of gas she would be able to fill it 10x for less than 2 gallons! Incredible deal!

 

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Think it’s just Chevron and EXXON Mobil that you can get a deal on? Think again. Look at this steal of a deal that absoluteplumb won on DealDash for a $100 BP gas gift card. $0.18! And just a few bids? probably less than 5?! Insane.

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Don’t cry about gas prices again when you can win gift cards to all the top gas station chains for so much less on DealDash. Remember, if you don’t win for some reason you can just use buy it now, get the gas card for cost and get all of the bids you placed back! You can go on to win the same card again in a later auction and still won’t be out money because you can use gas. Like absoluteplumb states in his/her status on DealDash “Is this a need or a want!!! I need this!”  Of course – if you drive, or even if you don’t and need ice, or snacks! You need to save money on these gas gift cards. Check it out and save when you win!

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Win Educational Toys for Little Ones for Less!

While many kids now are playing with iPhones and iPads, there are still some kids that play with old fashioned toys. You know, toys that actually smell and feel like something familiar. Play-Doh, building blocks, and other interactive toys all contribute to a very important part of a child’s creative and cognitive development.playdohHASBRO Play-Doh Numbers, Letters ‘n Fun Buy it Now price: $17 on DeaDash offers over 35 pieces with numbers & letter stamps for kids to learn their 123s and ABCs as they play!

new sprouts bushel fruitNew Sprouts Bushel of Fruit is fun play food for kids aged 2+. It helps build vocabulary and encourages good nutrition with its freshly designed, soft, plastic produce pieces. Set includes an apple, strawberry, lemon, banana, plum, orange, apricot, grapes and pear. All of which can stored in a plastic bushel basket. Buy it now on DealDash for $22 – $0.11. fruits Bounce N Learns KnexThis Bounce-N-Learn Interactive Kids Trampoline by Learning Resources – New Sprouts Bushel of Fruit Bring the market home with the Learning Resources New Sprouts Bushel of Fruit, which invites early dramatic play, builds vocabulary and encourages good nutrition with its freshly designed, soft, plastic produce pieces. Set includes an apple, strawberry, lemon, banana, plum, orange, apricot, grapes and pear. All of which can stored in a plastic bushel basket. – See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2490034#sthash.qTQrNrTB.dpufSkywalker, is a safe 38″ Round trampoline that will  offer hours of learning fun! “The interactive trampoline for kids provides a learning platform that teaches your children to identify colors and follow sequential instructions, all while having fun. The adjustable, padded safety handle of this kids trampoline makes play safer for little hands and the stretch band design provides a little extra bounce. The trampoline is 38″ round and includes a jumping pad and jumping mat. The interactive trampoline for kids can easily be stored when not using. The Bounce n Learn Trampoline by Skywalker is a wonderful way to get your child on their feet and learning.”  Check out when DealDash will offer an upcoming auction for this trampoline!

 

 

 

Teach your kids valuable building skills with the Kid K’NEX Farmyard Friends Building set. It promotes imaginative play in a 47-piece Kid K’NEX set. It includes a variety of rods, connectors, blocks and other parts that let your kids set up a barn, farmer, 2 animals and more.

Buy it now on DealDash or win it on their penny auction site!

Kurio 7s

For those of you with kids who still can’t get enough out of playing with your iPhone or tablet, be sure to buy them their own tablet and get one for less. This Kurio 7s tablet offers built-in Wi-Fi, over 60 apps pre-loaded, an e-reader, music and video players and all age-appropriate learning and entertainment!

For more great items for kids of all ages be sure to check out the auctions on DealDash.com today!

Bids are currently $0.14 today for the Super Sunday Sale!

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Auctions for DIY Sewers!

If you love to craft and all things DIY, especially if you like to sew, this Arrow Sewing Bertha sewing cabinet/desk is a sewer’s dream come true!

It’s just another unique penny auction item offered by DealDash.com. The buy it now price/ is $952 and the auction is set to run later this evening on DealDash. 

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“Bertha was made to fit today’s large and heavy sewing and embroidery machines. Her airlift holds a 60 pound machine and will move your sewing machine up and down effortlessly into 3 positions: free arm, flatbed and storage. We have also included the quilt leaf for the back of the cabinet. The leaf will increase your workspace behind the unit, so fragile quilts won’t fall on the floor as you pass them through the machine. The leaf slides along a metal rod behind the cabinet for custom positioning to the left of your machine. The two doors on Bertha have a total of 8 storage trays for all your sewing accessories. A cut out in the front allows for machine knee lifters to be used comfortably. Sew with correct posture avoiding stress on your hands, back and neck in any position by sitting in front of your needle for center needle sewing. Curious if your large machine will fit Bertha.” – See more at DealDash.

 

singerSimple Sewing Machine, Pink is a nifty little sewing machine that will get the job done! The buy it now price is $135, but it sold recently for a mere $0.06!

Singer Heritage Electronic Sewing Machine is the perfect modern sewing machine with a vintage feel. singersewingThe Singer Heritage Electronic Sewing Machine has a Buy it Now price of $234 but recently sold for only $7.42.

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Also ending tonight is an auction for a brand new Brother PE770 Computerized embroidery machine!

“Take your embroidery projects to new levels with the Brother PE770 Computerized Embroidery Machine with 5″ x 7″ Hoop Size. It is compatible with USB memory sticks so you can download and save a wide range of designs. With a super-easy bobbin winding system and a quick-set drop-in bobbin, this digital embroidery machine can be used by beginners and professionals alike. Its editing feature allows patterns to be rotated in variable-degree increments. The Brother PE770 embroidery machine also can be used with a Brother Memory Card Library (sold separately) for a larger selection of designs. It features a touchscreen panel, adjustable speeds and a memory feature that allows you to save designs for future use or add your own personal designs. The Brother PE770 Computerized Embroidery Machine with 5″ x 7″ Hoop Size comes with 136 built-in designs, six built-in lettering fonts and 10 frame patterns with 12 border styles.” – Retails for $727! Be sure to check DealDash tomorrow to see what these auctions end for if you aren’t getting in on the action!
What items would you bid on if they were for sale on DealDash?

 

 

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Amazing DealDash Deals, All of These Items Sold for Under $1

What can you buy for a dollar? A pack of gum, tic tacs, a toothbrush?

I guarantee you won’t find deals like these at your local dollar store! one dollarWow!?! I was just looking over the ended auctions on DealDash and can’t believe what I’ve found that sold for under $0.10 recently!

Check out these recently ended auctions:

Taylor digital kitchen scale sold for $0.79 – under $1 – and it’s worth over $32- Of course the winner placed more than 1 bid to win but bids have been as cheap as $0.15 or less.

scaleThis Cosco Pronto Booster seat is just another example of how expensive essential kid items can be and how much you could save on them by bidding on a penny auction. $48 is the retail price to buy it now and it sold for only $0.03.
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While summer is just about over this $163 SPT DC Motor Indoor Misting Fan helps cool off a hot and humid room so it would be perfect in a tropical climate, or when summer is back again! Sold for only $0.07 on DealDash.

This Celestron PowerSeeker 1000mm Newtonina Reflector Telescope is among one of the best deals on DealDash this weekend. It sold for under a dollar at a whopping $0.98- it’s buy it now price is almost $200!!! Wow!! incredible!? 
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The Philips Sonicare PowerUp Toothbrush makes brushing your teeth easier and more fun, plus it’s more effective than a regular toothbrush. Retails for $24 and sold for only $0.01! Wow!toothbrushNeed for speed? The Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One has a buy it now price of $55 and sold for only $0.84 bids so even if the winner spent 42 bids to win it it would have only cost him under $10! Wow?!
forzaDon’t drink  and drive! If you think you may have had too much wine definitely be sure you are not intoxicated with this VinoTemp blood alcohol tester. It sold for just $0.06 and retails for $40! A DWI is thousands of dollars, definitely think before you drink and drive and be sure to test your blood alcohol level first.

vinotempWe thought that the auction for the $198 telescope was a super deal. Wait til you see what this Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Collection Snow Cone Cart worth $273 sold for! $0.40! Yeah that’s right – not just under $1, but under $0.50!!!! Well, granted if the winner spent half of the bids he or she would have paid less than $5.00 to win it. What a deal! See you just don’t know when it’s your time to get an amazing deal like this that’s why you have to be in it, to win it!

snowcone makerHow about a new dress, shoes, accessories? This $25 Gap gift card sold for only $0.40!
gapWhat kind of deals have you gotten on a penny auction site this week? Were any as great as these deals that these bidders just won on DealDash.com all for under $1.00 and all under $10.00 total. Incredible!

Again, you have to be in it, to win it! Check out all of these auctions and more on DealDash.com penny auctions.

 

 

 

 

 

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How Can You Put in Your CC and Not Think You Would be Charged?

Ok, so the record on this one really needs to be set straight. I am not sure why this is really, or why it is that someone would put their credit card number on a webpage and expect for it not to be charged. A few users have registered on DealDash recently, input their cc information on the 2nd page after signing up and then came on here to complain about being charged. The thing with this is the fact that they are buying a bid pack is clearly stated on the page.

On the left side you will see where it says 400 bids – at $0.16 each – $64 – then on the right side a place to input your cc or pay via PayPal. How is it that some users get confused by this page when they are entering a cc in the box?

Do you give a credit card to someone (consenting) and still expect not to be charged?

One recent comment by a reader here states, “I didn’t know I would be charged 75 dollars for a bid pack can I get a refund please?” There is a 100% money back guarantee so if you do put in your credit card after a page that says $64 after you register (and note you can look around without paying for any bids) so if you don’t know this please do contact DealDash’s customer support.

See the page in question here:

 

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Does this page confuse you or did it in any way – even after you put your credit card in the box? Did you know you would be charged, or just think it’s not a big deal to put your credit card in after it says $64 and 400 bids?
Do you bid on DealDash? If you do, what has your bidding experience been? Did you win? Lose? Get confused? If you have won, what have you won and received so far? We want to feature your bidding stories here so definitely comment below and tell us. Are you frustrated or happy with your experience? Did you know that if you don’t win anything you can buy the item at the price stated and get your bids back to bid again in another auction?

 

 

 

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Where to Get Great Deals on Watches!

Would you love a new watch, but not the high costs of buying one? Smart watches more your style – check out all of the auctions for smart watches here. Yesterday Apple.com just announced the brand new iWatch smartwatch. Keep checking DealDash for this new item!

Check out the wide assortment of watches that DealDash.com offers in their entertainment auctions and save money. Some have even literally ended for mere pennies!

casio twin sensor watch

This Casio Men’s Twin Sensor Watch features in black features blue and white accents. It’s sleek and sporty in style and offers both temperature and digital compass readings. This is a very durable and tough watch with water resistance of 100 meters. Great for workouts, outdoor adventures, water sports and more! Includes LED light, stopwatch, five daily alarms, auto calendar, sunrise/sunset time, world time (29 time zones and 48 cities).

 

Buy it now price on DealDash: $76.

mens chronograph watch Score a deal on this Men’s Armitron 408188GMG chronograph digital sport watch that features a stopwatch, daily alarm and countdown function for versatile use. The resin strap and stainless-steel buckle, case and bezel offer a durable design. Buy it now: $32. Great entry-level watch or present for gradeschooler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

garmin golf watchGarmin – Approach S2 Golf GPS Watch – Black/Red Enhance your game with this Garmin Approach S2 010-01139-01 golf GPS watch that is preloaded with more than 30,000 courses and features a digital scorecard, which makes it easy to keep track of your strokes. The water-design ensures durability.  Buy it now $246.resistant

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Those are all great watches for men/boys. Now here are some classy styles for ladies.
This Timex Easy Reader Watch with gold-tone stainless steel Ladies’ Timex Easy Reader Watch, Gold-tone Stainless Steel. Perfect for everyday wear. This water-resistant ladies’ watch is also great for water sports as it can withstand submersion to 30 meters.

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Armitron Ladies Now Silvertone Crystal Dress Watch is gorgeous! If you love pink or know a special lady who does, be sure to gift her this stylish watch. Perfect back-to-school gift!

Sparkling crystals and eight light pink sizzling crystals. The bracelet of the Armitron silvertone watch has genuine 32 light rose color crystals. Bid on this when it comes to auction on DealDash or buy it now for around $70.

Get Smart and never miss an appointment with this cute and sophisticated bluetooth smartwatch from cookoo: cookoo watchCOOKOO – Bluetooth Watch for Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch – Black-on-Pink

Connect your Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to this COOKOO CKW-KP002-01 Bluetooth watch to access a wide range of notifications and alerts, such as calendar reminders, phone call notifications, battery alerts and more.

Product Features

Bluetooth technology

Enables simple wireless connection to your Apple iPad mini, iPad 3rd generation, iPad with Retina, iPhone 4S or 5 or iPod touch 5th generation.

Selectable notifications

Alert you to incoming calls, missed calls, Facebook posts and messages, Twitter mentions, calendar reminders and more by an icon, beep or vibration.

Out-of-range and battery alerts

Help you keep your device connected and ready to go.

Remote camera trigger

Lets you capture photos and videos with your iPad or iPhone from a distance.

1-button music control

Allows you to start the music player and play, pause and skip tracks.

Location tagging

For adding notes, pictures and map sharing with a connected app. Check in on Facebook with the touch of a button.

Find-your-phone function

So you can locate your iPhone by simply pressing a button to sound an alert.

Get alerted to an upcoming auction for this  $129.99 value womens watch from cookoo!

Which watch are you watching? DealDash offers watches in dozens of styles and brands on a daily basis. Check it out!

 

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Deals on Unique Cruisers!

Wouldn’t you love to cruise around in style – you know, real cruisin’ on a sunny day – but not on a traditional bicycle or not in your car where you’re spending money in gas, but an actual unique 3-wheel cruiser? The Mobo Triton Cruiser retails for around $400, but since DealDash.com offers it on their penny auction site you may be able to win it for much less! This Mobo Triton cruiser in Pink is selling via auction right now.  Great for both kids and adults!

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  • Sturdy adjustable frame that fits riders up to 5’5″
  • Safety flag included for optimal visibility
  • Free wheel with no chain for easy maintenance
  • Caliper handbrake with auto-steering alignment
  • Comfortable cushioned seat with stylish design
  • Enhances hand-eye coordination and increases arm and leg muscle strength
  • Custom decals allow you to express your creativity and personality
  • Innovative steering system with no balance needed and safely low to the ground
  • Perfectly pink steel frame
  • Weight capacity: 220-lbs.

DealDash periodically offers the Mobo in blue too!

While the Mobo Triton is great for kids and adults alike, this battery powered ride-on truck is made just for kids!kid trax ride on

The new and improved 2013 features a stronger gear box for better performance as well as better packaging to prevent scratches from shipping! The 2013 RAM 3500 still has all the over-the-top real truck features kids love; like light up off road and cab running lights, opening doors, six giant tires with Power Trax” traction, and a truck bed that manually tilts and dumps cargo! Parents will love the RAM Dually too; with its easy to manage built in battery charge indicator and one step Direct Connect” battery charging system. With all these features packed into the RAM 3500 Dually Longhorn edition, this truck is sure to power endless backyard adventures! Counting down in an auction right now on DealDash or buy it now for $532.

titaWin this Titan Wildcat Ladies Mountain Bike in Lime Green and Black and hit the best bike trails in your area! 15″ frame height made of steel, 26″ alloy rims, steel hubs, Kenda tires, 12-speed gearing, adjustable saddle height, click shift thumb shift mechanisms, POWER rear derailleur, Steel side-pull brakes front and rear. Note: Bicycle arrives 85% assembled. Bicycle saddle, pedals, and handlebars must be installed.

Hook up this jogger or bike trailer and pull your little ones along for the ride!

 

joggerCheck out this map of US Bike Trails. Get bidding + riding!

 

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Gifts for Grandparents’

grandparentsdayNational Grandparents’ Day was yesterday, September 7th. It’s a holiday that originated in Poland in 1965 to first celebrate grandmothers, and has grown to celebrate both grandma and grandpa in the US ever since ’78. In honor of National Grandparents’ Day, this weekend
DealDash has been offering discounts on bids all the way down to $0.15 a piece and get 3x as many free bids!

Did you celebrate National Grandparents’ day this year? You still have time to save on bids and win items that would make great gifts for your grandparents!

nikon-camera

While not all grandparents are retired and have free time, many are. This is a great time to see the world, explore and learn digital photography. This Nikon D5300 (buy it now price is $919), features

  • 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements.
  • The high pixel count lets you maintain high resolution even after cropping, trimming and printing large-sized images. ISO 100–12,800 (expandable to 25,600) Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions, even capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.
  • Capture fast-action shots at up to 5 fps (frames per second) From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second. 3.2″ Vari-Angle TFT LCD monitor lets you preview your shot from almost any angle.
  • See bright, crisp images on a 170° tilt-and-swivel screen to compose shots from nearly any vantage point. Capture spectacular movies in full 1080p HD Offers the ability to shoot in 1080p full HD video in a number of recording sizes and frame rates. With a built-in stereo microphone to add dynamic sound to your videos.

kitchenaid raspberryWhile it may seem like it’s a stereotype than anything else, but this KitchenAid standmixer in raspberry is perfect if you have grandparents who love to cook you treats, guacamole, bread, cakes, and more with this amazing tool.

Mix, blend or beat ingredients efficiently with this KitchenAid tilt-head stand mixer that features a multipurpose attachment hub for versatile use and a hinged cover for clear access to the bowl and attachments. -Retails for $400 and sells for an avg of $38 on DealDash!
Take your grandpa fishing with this $200 Bass Pro gift cards. Sells on DealDash for an avg of $28.
BASS PRO CARDs

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