“Big-time inflation is headed for the grocery aisles, and whatever your diet, you’ll feel the hit. Compare the prices of common foods today with what they’re likely to cost in 2015.”
“Big-time inflation is headed for the grocery aisles, and whatever your diet, you’ll feel the hit. Compare the prices of common foods today with what they’re likely to cost in 2015.”
Buy it Now on DealDash will help you save money and get great deals.
What happens on DealDash is a lot of members can bid but only one bidder will be a winner.
So, where do all the bids go that were placed by bidders? The bids were already purchased by users, so DealDash already has the money you spent on the bids, after all that was the part of the deal up front.
You buy bids, there are some great items, and you have a platform to try to win them… So you either have deeper pockets or can bid longer than all of the other bidders participating, or you can back out when it doesn’t look like an end is in sight anytime soon and get all, yes, ALL of your placed bids BACK into your bidding account and get the item.
You will have to pay the item’s purchase price, of course, but rest assured that the item will arrive at your door soon and at a very competitive market price. Usually the buy it now price that is listed on DealDash is the very same price that you can find the item for on Amazon.com or Best Buy. Plus, most of the items are fulfilled by either trusted retailer.
Penny auctions are inherently a win some, lose some game. Entertainment shopping is supposed to be fun. It’s not supposed to suck your money out of your bank account leaving you broke and empty handed. Sure you are willingly handing over your money to try to win, but DealDash offers a very good opportunity to save money, have fun, and score deals. Just know you will not win every time you try. There are other bidders who want to win too. There are a few things you can do to be a smarter bidder, but the most important feature that DealDash offers is their buy it now. So be sure to take advantage of it!
When should you buy it now?
You can buy it now at any time, but especially use buy it now when you have reached a point where you have spent a significant amount of money on bids and the auction ends, or you have to stop bidding. Say an item you are bidding on is a Samsung Smart HDTV valued at $900 – you have already spent $450 at this point, you would keep going to try to win but you are paying more money in bids but what happened is the auction ended you were looking away from the screen for 2 seconds, hit bid and it was already too late. The auction ended – everyone that was on bid buddy is now off of it but you’re not out of luck, you can get your bids back, yes 100% of them back into your account – that $450 doesn’t have to be a waste, if you use buy it now for the TV. Can’t really afford it but don’t want to lose? Use buy it now, get the item and resell it on eBay or Craigslist or to a friend over Facebook. Reclaim the money you spent, get your bids back and win another item. Who knows you may even win the same TV for less than what you spent on bids the first time. You really never know. Just know the safety net is there and it’s a great one to take advantage of.
Say you drive a lot and gas takes a lot out of your monthly income – bid on gas gift cards. You can win some, but you will lose some. so what happens when you lose? Use buy it now – get all of your bids back to try again and get a gas gift card that you will use and were going to use anyway!
Do you like DealDash’s buy it now? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Want to know how buy it now on DealDash works be sure to read our tips on
You know how when you are bidding you start to picture in your head what the other bidder may be like based on their username, avatar and status update- then you look at what they’re bidding on and you wonder how far they will go?
Everyone has a username on DealDash, but not everyone picks an avatar and uses the status message field. The status message is displayed each time a bidder bids on an item right below their user details on the auction page. The avatar is the small character/picture to the left of the highest bidder’s username.
Let’s take a look at some bidder’s and their personas, what does each one tell you about them and whether or not they will bid more? Or does it?
The avatar selection offered by DealDash includes popular people/celebrities and a gnome. Among these avatars is Johnny Depp, Borat, President Obama, a professor, a soldier, captain, a rastaman, and Steve Jobs. To choose an avatar go to where it says “My Dashboard” then ->Public Profile -> there you can also write a 250 character max bidder bio. “Please don’t try to intimidate others or post misleading content, bid count, links, emails, etc.Thank you!”
You can also upload your own image if you don’t want to use an avatar. Notice on this auction for an Oster DuraCeramic Skillet this bidder “suvgal” is the highest bidder, she says, she is implied by her username, “Grandma bids to win, but ends up with “Buy it now” Good luck to all.” Well, so she’s saying she will bid and bid but if she hits buy it now she will buy it. Do you think it’s a good idea – competitively that is to tell everyone bidding that you will bid a lot but end up using Buy it now? What comes to mind when you see a bidder’s persona and what they’re bidding on.
This one, probably stereotyping – but this is for fun so take it light – this is an SUV loving grandma who lives in Minnesota – more accurately Minnesnowta, drives an SUV and likes to cook “hotdishes” (Hotdish is a variety of casserole which typically contains a starch, a meat or other protein, and a canned and/or frozen vegetable, mixed with canned soup.
A famous hot dish in Minnesota is the tater tot hot dish) for her family, plus based on what she said she’s a fiesty grandma who will spend $ to win, if not she will just buy it anyway.
What comes to mind when you see blockbuster bidding? Blockbuster doesn’t give us as much info as suvgal did, blockbuster uses Obama as an avatar and says “good luck to all, just have fun.” Blockbuster is bididng on the Samsung 50 Inch Class Smart HDTV. Do we know blockbuster’s gender? No – we know they’ve been a bidder since 2011 and some may assume this bidder is male based on the avatar, but he’s obviously not Obama -but he is from Illinois, hmm and if it was the real Obama well = deep pockets? Would you bid even more just to beat him?
What do you think bidder’s usernames and info says about them? Will they back down or will they keep going? Is it a good indication of what you should expect when you bid against them or do you need more information? I’d err on the side of more info is needed because a bidder like NeverGivesUp00 could intimidate and scare you at first, but then if you watch the user bid and see that they may give up a lot well, their reputation, to anyone who knows wouldn’t be what their name suggests.
Will intimidating usernames help you win. Maybe. Read our series on The Powerbidder’s Strategy to Winning on DealDash.
It’s pretty interesting and cool to see DealDash offers the status line/bio and avatar as well as state and especially how many wins they’re at for the week.
Be sure to select your avatar and craft a clever bio! Tell us what you picked in the comments section .
Will suvgal or blockbuster win? We’ll have to come back later and check!
Good luck + bid happy!
If you have been following DealDashTips’ weekly best deals of DealDash posts you probably have already seen the amazing deals on great items at DealDash. Here’s a recape of the best deals of last week on DealDash from July 17th to the 25th!
Remember - if you have won an auction on DealDash and want a chance at winning a $500 gift card and free bids just for participating be sure to share a photo of you with your wins! See How To Get Free DealDash Bids for more details!
Did you know that DealDash has penny auctions for musical instruments?
On 7/25, bidder jbjbbj won these metallic blue Union Drums UJ5 – 5 piece drum set valued at a buy it now price of $210 and won for an end price of $5.24. jbjbjbj had only been bidding on DealDash for just over a month and notice that this item is a one per user auction and he won it shortly after it went to “No new bidders” when it reached $5.
DealDash Tip: Bid Early! Before the $5 mark. Once it hits $5 no new bidders can enter = a better chance at winning.
DealDash Sells Tools Too, Pink Ones at That!
On the 24th, MountainMan won this gorgeous (and btw pink is hip for guys too!) tool box: The Original Pink Box 30-Piece Pink Tool Set for $0.79.
Stay cool when the days get hot! This 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner by New Air allows you to cool up to 525 square feet without needing to have a window open to use it!
It was won on July 23rd after it hit the no jumper point of $5 for $15.34 by bidder alyssajade.
It hasn’t been too warm in Ohio lately, but when it gets hot this could come in handy!
Summer is for sun – and GRILLING!
On the 22nd this Coleman RoadTrip LXX Propane Grill (it can also be used at home) was won by peasemaker for just $2.01! Buy it now price is $232. What a deal for this new bidder from Wisconsin!
Survival gear – do you have you bags packed and gear ready to survive for a disaster? This Gerber Survival Pack is the ultimate multitool including a flashlight and fire starter rod. The multitool has twelve components including pliers, wire cutters, partially serrated blade, wood saw, small flathead driver, bottle opener, scissors, crosshead driver, piercer, and a medium flathead driver. Won July 21st by bidder of one year lakerst05 for only $0.23! Valued at buy it now price of $93.
July 19th soul_grind66 won this brand new NETGEAR R6100 Dual-Band Wireless-AC Gigabit Router for only $0.99! Valued at $105! July 18th chicky57 won this 26-Inch Huffy Rock Creek Men’s Mountain Bike for just a few bids and a free end price promotion brought the $0.71 end price to 0!
July 17th Sony VAIO 21.5-inch Portable Touch-Screen All-In-One Computer valued at $1023 was won by decent11 for bids and and end price of 0 due to the promotion DealDash was running that brought the $28.69 price down to 0!
What have you won on DealDash lately? Remember to be sure to share it on social media + a picture of you with it to get free bids and be eligible to win a $500 gift card!!!!
Source Hubble Telescope Images HubbleSite.org
Orion Nebula, Alpha Centauri, Horsehead Nebula, Hourglass Nebula, Jet in Carina, Saturn’s Rings, Mystic Mountain, Deep Space, Ethereal, Surreal, Incredible… Hubble has spotted all of that and so much more!
The universe is so vast and still undiscovered.
Astronomy is a really fun hobby to take part in because it’s active learning. You may not be able to see all of the incredible wonders of space through a simple telescope that you can purchase in the store… In fact, since NASA’s Hubble Telescope orbits the earth at 5 miles per second its high enough above our atmosphere that light from space can be seen better than telescopes on earth. For instance, just yesterday Hubble detected off-kilter halos around nearby galaxies.
Check out the incredible gallery of images from the Hubble Telescope in the Hubble Gallery.
If the footage from Hubble piques your interest enough that you want to study astronomy there are some fun, easy and affordable ways to do it!
Beginner’s Guide to Stargazing – Astronomy (Greek for ‘star arranging’).
1 – Start studying!
Here are some great astronomy learning resources that can be found on Amazon.com. You can get great deals on Amazon.com gift cards if you win them on DealDash.com‘s penny auctions!
Photo Credits // flickr Mandy Jouan
With health insurance costs on the rise, dental costs are exceptionally high that’s why preventative dental care is of an utmost importance. DealDash makes it easy to take care of your teeth with deals on high-tech daily dental gear.
According to dentist Philly Burbs, brushing and flossing frequently will help you save money. He writes,
“Brush and floss frequently. This is something we dentists call home care. The work you do at home can greatly reduce the amount of treatment (and expense) you will require from your dentist. I suggest you brush at least three times a day, after eating and before bed. Brush for about 2-3 minutes, using the techniques your dental hygienist has recommended (if you are not sure about the best way to brush, just ask at your next visit). I also suggest you floss once a day, before you brush. For those who are especially cavity prone, use a fluoride containing mouthwash in addition to the fluoridated toothpaste that everyone should use.”
Have you always wanted an electric toothbrush and Waterpik flossing system, but they’ve always been way too much money for you to afford? Thankfully, DealDash can help with the cost of both of these necessities, that with regular use may help you save money on dental care in the long run!
One of the absolute best electric powered toothbrush on the market right now is the Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush. This toothbrush offers diamond-shaped bristles that work in sweeping motions to apply up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute to provide effective and gentle cleaning of the teeth and along the gumline. 31k brush strokes, whoa your arm would grow tired fast and you really don’t have time for that! According to SonicCare this brush removes up to 7 times more plaque than regular brushing and up to 100% more stains in just one week = whiter teeth.
The cost is a little high though, but the cost of your overall well-being and health of your teeth really is priceless. Good news if you cannot afford the $210 retail price tag – DealDash offers the DiamondClean in penny auctions auctions and the last few have sold for $31.52, $13.61, $56.18, $10.35 and as low as $4.70, respectively, and always free shipping.
See all upcoming auctions for deals on the DiamondClean Sonicare toothbrush and replaceable brush heads (available in both black or white) at DealDash.com.
Next, flossing – a dreading thing that we all must do if we want to diminish plaque and keep our mouths and teeth healthy. If you’re tired of all the string that’s involved in flossing, and if you get scared when the floss gets snagged in your teeth, check out this Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser.
“Water jet is clinically proven to be up to 93-percent more effective than flossing Advanced control delivers a water pressure of 10 to 90 PSI with 1200 pulses per minute Removes debris and bacteria lodged deep between teeth and below the gum-line Significant oral health benefit for people who wear braces, have diabetes, and gum disease Includes 6 color-coded tips.”
Tips for DealDash Bidding:
1. Make sure you use bid buddy – bid buddy is your friend and will help you win auctions. Find out more with DealDash Bid Buddy Tips.
2. Make sure you use buy it now if you want your bids back. Learn more about DealDash’s Buy It Now.
3. Bid early, rather than late. Don’t wait until the last few seconds to place your bid – you could easily miss and the auction could end if no one else is around. This is why #1 is such a good idea.
4. Compare prices and know how much you want to spend to try to win. Again, see #2 if you don’t win so you don’t lose money!
5. Be happy and don’t take bidding too seriously!
For more bidding tips be sure to come back to DealDashTips.com daily!
Can’t make it to the World’s tallest waterslide this summer? Or maybe you can, check out Verrückt at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, KS.
It’s the world’s tallest waterslide. 2-3 riders are strapped into a rubber raft and are dropped at a 60 degree, 17 story free-fall before swooping back up to a 55-foot tall Hill where riders go from 5Gs to weightlessness. The ride was officially named the World’s Tallest Waterslide by Guinness World Records.
Super fun or way too crazy/scary? Would you go down the Verrückt?
Scared of heights and/or not able to make it to the heart of the midwest to take part in the adrenaline rushing fun then turn your backyard into a waterpark with the deals you can get on DealDash.com’s auctions.
Wham-O Slip ‘N Slide Triple Racer with 3 Boogies
Cheaper than a day pass to the water park this Wham-O Slip ‘N Slide Triple Racer slip-n slide will help you create a fun waterpark right in your backyard! Up to three children can use the slide at the same time thanks to separate slide lanes and boogie boards. The slip ‘n slide has a cushioned bumper finish line so that the boogies don’t slide further than the end of the mat. The finish line and lanes also have sprinkler waterfalls to keep the racers wet and cool, with a slippery surface for hours of fun! Buy it now on DealDash price is $24 and the last auction for this Slip ‘N Slide Racer ended at just $0.24.
Tip from this auction’s winner, wvajan “Use the bid buddy-Load, lock and forget.” She must likely used bid buddy – DealDash’s automated bidding system to win this with only a few bids!
- See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2406705#sthash.BkEZ4qLP.dpuf
Whap-O Slip ‘N Slide Triple Racer with 3 Boogies
Don’t be surprised if you get tired of hearing the kids shout “Marco – Polo” all day long after you win a brand new pool by Splash Pools! At least you’ll know they’re having fun! This Splash Pools 12 ft x 42 in Deluxe Pool Package with Porthole is valued at a buy it now price of $586 and the last one sold for just $11.51!
The 12 ft Round x 42 inch Deep Seaview Above Ground Pool with Port Hole comes with everything you need for a serene summer swim. ASSEMBLY REQUIRED. Ships within 3-5 days.Seaview Club 12 ft x 42 in Round Pool package, Comes with Exclusive See-Thru Porthole, Steel Ladder with Resin Steps and Filter. – See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2355432#sthash.wk0zXyNS.dpuf
For a more serious water slide check out this Banzai Plummet Falls Adventure Water Slide.
Look out below! You’ll have gallons of fun trying to beat the “fill ‘n’ spill” water bucket as you race down the Banzai Plummet Falls Adventure Water Slide. With the included continuous airflow blower, all of this fun inflates in less than three minutes. Heavy-duty Dura-Tech construction ensures lasting strength and durability. You’ll never want to leave your backyard! Valued at a buy it now price of $429 this Banzai Plummet Falls Adventure Water Slide is a serious inflatable waterslide! DealDash bidder pricesl3 won it for only $20.27!
- See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2408674#sthash.jqTw6PXM.dpuf
Pair the new pool with this Airhead Aruba Lounger – buy it now ($32) or win it for less! Lay back and relax, cool off in the water and tan in the sun in this affordable pool lounger. It includes a molded cup holder to keep your drink cold and accessible.
Be sure to read more of our DealDash Tips blogs to find out more about DealDash! If you win waterpark themed items on DealDash be sure to tell us about them, or if you do decide to feel the rush of the World’s Largest Waterslide in Kansas City!
You just found DealDash.com, you’re wondering what it’s all about and what you should know before you start bidding!
DealDash newbies, this is for you so listen up!
1. Register – when you first sign up for DealDash.com you will see a registration page on dealdash.com/join.
First, find out more about the site before you get started.
“All items on DealDash come with free shipping, and are typically shipped out within 24 hours.”
“If you don’t win the auction you can always buy the item at a normal, fair retail price and get your bids back.”
“If you try DealDash and find it’s not for you, we’ll refund your first purchase within 90 days. No questions asked. Simply email email@example.com.”
After you register you will be taken to a bid pack purchase page. You do not have to purchase bids just yet, if you don’t want to or aren’t ready. But you can’t bid without purchasing a bid pack first! There is one bid pack for beginners, and it’s a 200 bids bid pack for $32- this would make bids $0.16 each. You can easily reload your bid balance by purchasing additional bid packs after the initial bid pack purchase. So jump in and give it a try. DealDash accepts major credit cards and PayPal for payment.
2. Familiarize yourself with the site and learn how penny auctions work.
On the homepage you will see all of the active and upcoming auctions on DealDash right now, plus 2 ended auctions and the end price. You can see more ended auctions by clicking on the “Winners” tab on the top of the page.
DealDash’s features are very different from other penny auctions.
- “No Jumpers” Notice that it says “no jumpers” on top of every auction item box. This means that no new bidders can enter the auction after the bid price has reached $5.00.
-”Buy it Now” All auctions on DealDash have “buy it now” this means that if you would like to buy an item at any time you can buy it for the stated price, which is really the retail price on many sites including Best Buy and Amazon.com. You can buy an auction with buy it now even if you did not bid on the auction. The advantage to this feature is that if you have spent bids on trying to win an item and did not win you can buy it now and get all of those bids back into your bidding account and also get the item for the stated price + free shipping. Win/Win you will just have to get better or luckier and win something next time you try!
When you click on an item to see the auction if you do not have any bids in your account and are a beginner you will not be able to see the entire auction page or bid, but you will see a summary of the item and the average winning bid price for it. For instance,
-Open auctions vs. No New Bidders
The auctions that have a yellow bid button and say “Bid Now” are available for bidding. However, if the auction has a yellow ribbon across it stating “No New Bidders” this means the item’s “end price” has already met the $5.00 price point threshold and if you have not bid in the auction prior to this cut off point you are not eligible to bid in it.
Do I have to pay for bids when I first sign up? No, you are not obligated to pay for a bid pack when you sign up but take note that if you do put in your credit card info you will be charged the stated amount for beginner (200 bids) bid pack.
DealDash is a spin on the traditional pay to bid penny auction. It really is a penny auction, just offers features that make it better.
Timers on a penny auction site are not always definite like an eBay auction. A timer can show 2 seconds and end in 2 seconds, or time can be added and the auction prolonged once another bidder places a bid. The final end price, or the current end price, until an item ends, is increased by one penny with each bid placed. So if an item is $5.86 586 bids have been placed on the item so far by all participating bidders!
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the site and process by reading more of our tips here and by checking out the site for yourself at DealDash.com.
Good luck & happy bidding!
Pizza brings people together! As the summer heat rises forcing you to enjoy the hopefully air conditioned indoors, gather your friends and family together and have a pizza party inside instead of a muggy summer barbeque! You can purchase or win all of the tools you need to have the best pizza party! With a trip to the grocery store and a few hands to help you could turn making pizzas into a summer tradition. First you will need ingredients. Here’s where this pizza party shopping list comes in handy.
Now that you have what you need to make the pizzas check out the tools you will need.
KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer Item value: $279.32 – try to win it for less on DealDash! Don’t forget the dough hook for amazing breads and pizza dough the first time!
*Recipe: One of my favorite recipes for pizza dough is this All-Purpose Pizza Dough recipe by Wolfgang Puck. Ingredients:
Pizza Stone If you want a perfectly baked pizza every time that tastes like a brick oven pizza be sure to pick up a pizza stone like this Pizzacraft Round 16.5-inch Pizza Stone on an upcoming DealDash.com auction. Pizza stones ensure that your pizza bakes evenly and has a uniformly browned crust. Made of cordierite. Find out when you can score deals on a pizza stone on DealDash.com. Also from Pizzacraft and available on DealDash (be sure to get alerted to one these auctions will end), is this pizza peel! A pizza peel is the perfect way to transfer an uncooked pizza to the oven after preparing it.
Bake your pizza in a hot oven, or try this quick and easy pizza oven – the Newwave Stone Bake Pizza Oven in Matte Black from DealDash touts the ability to cook a fresh or frozen pizza quick and easy with broil and bake options. 10 minutes to back a frozen pizza of only 5 if it’s fresh. Wow, how’s that for fast food at home?!
So gather your friends/family and get in the kitchen! What’s fun about making pizzas is if you make the dough in advance and prep the toppings everyone can get involved and make their own personal pan pizzas!
You can save a ton of money on your equipment to make pizza too if you win any of these auctions on DealDash and remember, if you don’t win you can opt to “buy it now” for the retail price and get your bids back into your account.
What do you think? Are you going to throw a pizza party? Prefer crispy pizza to doughy crusts? Here’s a personal secret: get the oven really hot – 450 degrees then place an oven safe ramekin with water in the oven to boil. Believe me, it works!
Go back to school with DealDash!
While it feels like summer just begun retailers are already gearing up for back to school season. Shelves and entire sections in most big box stores are stocked with deals on school supplies. Whether you have a child heading back to school as early as next month, or September, it will be here before you know it, or if you are enrolled and college and ready to get started, you will need to purchase school supplies. As you may already know the fees for school supplies really can add up. DealDash can help you with most everything you could need/want for school without breaking the bank.
The last auction for Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 sold for only $0.18 plus the final end price was free!
Plus, software like Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are must haves to get assignments done!
Success in school will require the right tech tools. From deals on tablets DealDash has deals on Samsung Galaxy and Asus Tablets to iPad Minis and Airs, to laptops – PC/or Mac and desktops.
One of the best places to purchase textbooks – get deals on used and new school books, tech manuals and more, is on amazon.com! Save money on textbook purchases by winning gift cards to Amazon on DealDash.
The last $75 amazon.com card sold for only 8 bids $0.08, 100 bids + $100 amazon.com $1.22! For more amazon.com auction deals check out these auctions!
Save money on backpacks when you win them or buy them now with buy it now on DealDash. This Royce Leather Deluxe Laptop Backpack retails at $287 and last sold for $10.97
Loved by some, a bit of a burden for others. Win gift cards to go on a back to school clothing shopping spree on DealDash and have fun, instead of worry about going back to school!
What do you think? Are you ready to go back to school? Enjoy the next few weeks we have left of summer & good luck!