Lam29, a bidder on DealDash, doesn’t like jumpers… Doesn’t like jumpers so much that whenever one of these ‘pesky’ bidders “jumps” in Lam29 gets right out and stops bidding…
“Bid Jumpers are the worst. If I recognize someone as a jumper I get out of the auction and don’t go back. Bids cost money and bidding is addicting!”
We know that no one likes jumpers, right? Well, unless you’re a jumper? But don’t the jumpers get annoyed by other “jumpers?”
And what’s a jumper anyway?
Jumpers are bidders who wait until an auction has been going for quite some time, with a lot of bids being used up by other bidders who have been in the auction longer than they have, in fact jumpers will wait until hours later to even place their first bid in a online auction. What’s good is DealDash understands the “jumper” frustration and has been one of the first online auction sites to introduce “No Jumper Auctions.”
How do No Jumper Auctions Work?
No Jumper™ auctions is a new 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.
All of the online auctions on DealDash.com are now classified as “No Jumper” auctions. What this means for the bidder is that no new bidders can enter “late in the game” – after the auction end price has hit $5.00. So, in order to bid and participate, you must place a bid soon after an auction has begun. As you will see by looking at the homepage, most all of the active auctions have yellow banners plastered over them stating that “No New Bidders” can enter the auction.
So, back to Lam29’s feedback – eventhough DealDash has a $5.00 threshold limiting all new bidders, their “no jumper” policy doesn’t limit anyone from waiting until bidders have spent bids and entering before $5.00.
On the other hand, DealDash users Mrs. Rutkowski shares,
” The bid jumper is a smart bidder if you ask me Its their money and their bids to use how ever they see fit
Its all part of a strategy in most cases but some times newbies do it not knowing how it all works
New comers should study these auctions and learn before jumping rite in and just clicking away
I like to jump other bidders because a lot of the time it will confuse and aggravate the other bidders giving me the upper hand. (SOMETIMES)
Notice how Mrs. Rutkowski says she likes to bid over, “jump” other bidders because it confuses others and gives her an advantage.
Jumping is a bidding strategy, whether other bidders like it or not.
What’s your opinion of “bid jumpers?”