Often times when we lose an auction on DealDash.com it’s because we made a mistake. Sometimes we make mistakes on purpose and sometimes we know better but we simply do not follow up on everything we know we are supposed to do.
Let me explain. Below are some of the most common mistakes many of us have made at some time or another or are still making when shopping on DealDash:
- Playing before taking the time to read and learn how DealDash works. Many Newbies just start bidding before they have the foggiest idea how to play smart.
- Casting single bids from the home page. Experienced players double click on the auction we want to win. A window opens up and that’s where we find BidBuddy. We place our bids into BidBuddy and let BidBuddy place our bids for us. Once we place our bids into BidBuddy, our bids will not be used until they are needed, so that saves us a lot of bids.
- Not checking to see what price the auction item usually sells for. Smart players often do not place the bulk of their bids until the auction approaches the price it usually sells at.
- Not checking back after we place our bids to monitor how the auction is going. I’ve lost many auctions because I placed my bids and then forgot I was even bidding. Sometimes if we just added another 10 or 20 bids, it would have made the difference between winning and losing.
- Playing when we have too many distractions and/or are too tired. I’ve lost many auctions because of other distractions or because I fell asleep at my computer.
- Bidding on high-dollar auctions before we are ready. Part of being ready is first having adequate bidding experience and having enough bids saved up to seriously compete for the win.
If we pay attention to all of the above, we will greatly improve our chances of winning more auctions.
Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.