Normally here on DealDash Tips we try to give you good advice for bidding in DealDash auctions. Today we are going to tell you some things that you shouldn’t be doing.
People normally read this blog to gain some knowledge to help them on DealDash. Sometimes knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do. Here is a small collection of bidding practices that you should avoid doing while using DealDash.
Don’t Bid Against “Known” Overbidders
If you’ve been bidding on DealDash for a while I’m sure that you’ve come across some people that just keep bidding…and bidding…and bidding. I wouldn’t necessarily group “overbidders” and “Power Bidders” together, because Power Bidders tend to go after the most expensive and coveted items. Overbidders seem to stick to gift cards and smaller auctions. I can think of 2 or 3 people who exclusively bid on gift cards, and bid them up over the face value of the gift card. I still haven’t figured out why people would do this – I suspect that it might be to get extra “Clock Time” as the highest bidder, but it seems like a really huge risk. The extra few minutes of clock time doesn’t seem to be worth the risk of someone dropping the auction on you, but hey, to each their own!
Try to Avoid Power Bidders as Well
You probably won’t run into many Power Bidders if you stick to smaller auctions such as $10 & $25 gift cards, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other lower-priced items. However, if you decide that you want to bid in a laptop, iPad, HDTV, or $500 gift card auctions, you should watch out for the Power Bidders. You probably want to do a little research on Power Bidders and write down some of the names that you see consistently winning the high-priced auctions. If you want to enter an auction, you should definitely look and see who is bidding before you make the commitment to bid. You might want to just throw in a few bids and watch the auction to see what happens.
Don’t Be Rude
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – give respect to other bidders and they should give respect back to you. One of the best ways to show respect to your fellow bidders is to not “stomp” on other people’s bids. stomping on someone’s bid means to bid immediately after someone without letting the other bidder’s “time clock” run down to a couple of seconds. You want to get as much clock time as possible, because for every second that someone is the highest bidder in an auction they earn “clock time” that is shown at a bar on the bottom of the screen. When the bar is filled up then DealDash will give as many free bids that you are eligible to “claim.”
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