DealDash has a language all it’s own, and knowing what the difference between a jumper and a stomper is helpful, especially in understanding your fellow player. Here is a list of the basic lingo of DealDash.
Auctions- An auction is why you come to DealDash, there is a pay to shop/play system where you buy bids and play the auction to win great everyday items for very low prices. The home page at DealDash displays all the auctions available for bidding or purchase.
Auctions, Individual- Each auction has its own page where the stats of the auction are available. For example: how many players, who they are, and their comment.
Banner-The banner at the top of the home page is where you will find the current cost of bids and the details of the latest sale. Often, 50% Off Final Price, Free Auction Wins, and a Free Bid Multiplier. Check the banner daily, it changes very early in the morning.
Bidding- The act of placing bids in a auction for real, everyday items, like computers, housewares, clothing, jewelry and art.
Bids- Bids are the currency of the site, you need them to bid and win your prizes. They range in price between .12 to .16 cents and you can see the cost on the banner. Purchase bids to join auctions.
Bid Count Meter-This displays your available bids. When you have bids on your Bid Buddy, the bids are subtracted from this total. There are two bid count meters one on the top, right hand side of the page and one on the bottom left.
Buy Bid Tabs-There are three, one is on the top of the auctions page right next to your bid count meter, one is at the bottom on the left of the auctions page, it looks like a little credit card, and there is one in your dashboard list of tabs.
Buy It Now (BIN)- Also referred to as “Binning”. At any time during an auction you can opt out and purchase the item at the regular retail price. When you do, the DealDash promise is to give you all the bids back that you used trying to win it. When you make your purchase from the “Buy It Now” tab, the used bids will be immediately deposited into your Bid Count Meter.
Bid Buddy- The most reliable tool at Deal Dash, it is the best way to set up a pre -determined amount of bids to be placed for you in the order you joined the auction. If there are 7 players using Bid Buddy, it will place a bid for you every 7th turn, the only thing between you and the other players is the number of bids you place. The one who places the last bid is the winner.
Dashboard-Your dashboard is essential to keeping track of all your plays, wins and purchases. There is a comprehensive list of the items you are bidding on currently and how many bids you have placed. This is where you find all your information, public profile, bids placed, account information. You will find your dashboard on the top and bottom of the page.
Deal Dasher- One who plays, shops and saves at Deal Dash.
Final Price- When an auction ends the number of bids placed by all players determines the final price. If 4945 total bids are placed the final price is $49.45.
Free Bid Meter-“Time as highest bidder” is determined by the number of bids you place times about 9 seconds for each bid. The meter ticks up your time and when you’ve reached the appropriate number of bids for your current level you are rewarded with free bids. Each level increases the number of bids you claim, for example if you are at level 79 you will claim 1000 bids and it goes up with each level of play you achieve.
Jumping-A player who places a bid before the $5 cut off and then leaves the auction only to return later and jump in. Get to know who does this and wait until they jump in. Jumper- One who jumps
Public Profile- You may have a comment displayed under your Avatar, which you can edit it from your Public Profile tab located on the left hand side of your Dashboard. All comments are approved by Deal Dash staff and have guidelines that include, among other things, not being threatening or misleading with your statement. It’s meant to give some personality to your Avatar. Auctions can be won and lost with these comments, pay close attention. Lately, there has been a trend to talk to each other through the comment by creating a continuous story. Feel free to join in!
Stomping-Stomping plain and simple is the worst offense of a Deal Dasher. It is a reckless and thoughtless storm of bids being throw into an auction. This rapid-fire bidding is an attempt to scare everyone away and as a result win the auction. Stomper- One who stomps Stompers become obsolete because in the long run, this activity is unsustainable.
User Name-The name everyone sees when you are playing Deal Dash, you’ll want this to be creative and expressive. Some people use their actual name or a combination of letters and numbers.
Winner’s list-A real-time list of all the wins, a picture of the item with a description, who won it and what they paid for it. It also displays the winners Avatar. The winners list is a great place to do research. You can see what final prices are trending to estimate where the next auction may end.
Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!