7 Tips For Staying Focused on Your Auctions

FocusedIt’s easy to lose an auction. That is, if you’re not paying attention. Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t lose focus.

  • Don’t bid and multitask
  • Don’t bid and drive
  • Don’t bid and talk on the phone
  • Don’t bid while cooking dinner – or washing dishes – yeah, if you do that you may need to bid on a new smartphone or laptop ūüėČ
  • Don’t bid then walk away from the computer for a minute, or even 7 seconds.
  • Don’t bid when your computer is about to do an automatic update
  • Don’t bid when you’re not paying attention

Okay, so it may seem pretty simple to stay focused on the auction you’re bidding on, but sometimes it really can be a challenge, especially if the auction has been going on for awhile.

It’s easy to get bored while bidding and even easily to open up a new tab and start browsing, playing a game or bidding in another auction even, so, with that said here are 7 tips to stay focused.

#1 Minimize Distractions

Before you start bidding make sure you are able to focus on the auction for as long as you decide you are going to watch and bid on the auction. ¬†Set aside time to bid where you won’t get distracted.¬†Find a quiet place to bid. Put headphones on maybe. If you have a hard time focusing on more than one thing. Turn your phone ringer off – set it to silent until the auction is over, or until you win. You’ll save yourself frustration and the other person on the line won’t be wondering why you keep freaking out.

#2 Set up BidBuddy – BidBuddy is DealDash’s automatic bidding tool that will let you set a predetermined number of bids, as many that you’d like to spend to try and win the item. It will only use your bids during the last few seconds of the timer. Others may be on BidBuddy too, and you won’t know it, but they also won’t know that you’re on bidbuddy. So set it and forget it, but really don’t forget it… Still watch and see where you’re at and how the auction is doing.

#3 Don’t multitask. Don’t open up new browsers and start surfing the Internet. Really, it’s easy to open up a new page and check something else out Online only to find when you switch back the auction ended and you lost your bids. Or – opening new browsers could freeze up your computer and not even let you get back on DealDash.

#4¬†Update & Clean Your Computer¬†Make sure your computer’s software is up to date before you start bidding. A scheduled automatic update could suddenly force your computer to restart mid-auction. Also, make sure your computer is virus, spyware and adware free before you start bidding. Pop-ups and browser hijacking due to viruses and trojans will only wreck havoc, you’ll be unable to focus on an auction if you can’t get back in it. Some good, free software to use to clean your computer: AdAware, SpyBot Search & Destroy, Malwarebytes, Avast and AVG AntiVirus.

#5 Finish your chores first

Make sure dinner is already done. Laundry & dishes already started. Your homework or work obligations done. Your kids occupied or in bed. If you put off your obligations until the last minute and decide to take a break from them to bid, you are more likely to get distracted and lose an auction. So make sure that everything you need to do for the day is already taken care of before you start bidding.

#6 Train your mind to focus

Really, it seems easier than it is. It’s easy to get distracted while bidding, or while doing anything. Stop yourself if you’re beginning to lose focus. Apply this to all areas of your life, not just bidding, and you may just find more success when you manage your time and focus on the task at hand. ¬†Start small with maybe just a few minutes a day and work up to larger amounts of time. If you find your mind wandering, just go back to bidding or whatever it is you’re working on.

#7 Set Goals and Time

Before you go into bidding write down how much money you want to spend at max to try to win an auction. Set how much time you want to spend bidding. Keep within this timeframe or budget and you will be less likely to lose focus on bidding.

What do you do to keep your eye on the prize and focus on the auction or task at hand? Tell us in the comments section!

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7 Responses

  1. Substation says:

    I have won many items throughout the year. They made a lot of nice Christmas gifts. I LOVE DEAL DASH

  2. substation says:

    great gifts for Christmas. I LOVE DEALDASH

  3. Kellie says:

    I love DeakDash, and these are some great tips. I am going to share this link on facebook so my friends can read these articles also. Well worth the time to read.

  4. Lam29 says:

    Bid on items you want, dont multitask even if your bidbuddy is set. Bids do run out if your not paying attention.

  5. joe s says:

    There are all kinds of so called strategies to winning auctions. I don’t agree with most of them. I wont share on my own but I will recommend that all new bidders should just sit back and watch some of these auctions play out. What I mean by that is you should get to know how it all works and to get to know your fellow bidders habits. You’ll be surprised what you can learn about other bidders just by watching some of these auctions run. That’s the best advice I can give to all people who aren’t having much luck on DD
    Happy bidding and good luck to all
    PACKERS42

  1. January 2, 2014

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