Popular Items; Food For Thought at DealDash

I talk about “popular” items in my blogs a lot, but what is a popular item at DealDash?  DealDash carries hundreds of interesting and unusual items, as well as hundreds of everyday items.  You would think that an everyday item, like a toaster for example, wouldn’t be considered very popular, after all everyone has a toaster, right? Well, they do, but toasters wear out and you need a new one.  They also make great gifts.  So, a toaster would be a popular item.

Popular items mean that a lot of players will bid on it.  There will be many, many players in the beginning trying to win for a few pennies, and someone might, so it’s a good strategy.  Then the crowd thins out to a handful of players who are going to give it the ‘ol college try, but they were trying to win it for a few dollars.  Finally, there are those two or three players at DealDash who are sure they are going to win it. I saw a toaster close today with two final players and it ended at about $10.  That is a fantastic deal for a $95 toaster, and a popular item.

Trying to figure out what is popular is hard at first, but once you’ve been playing for a while, you will know. For now, I can give you a few tips.  First, anything that plugs-in is popular: a toaster, blender, vacuum, slow cooker, etc..  Items like that will have a lot of competition because everyone wants one, needs one or want to give it as a gift.  If you didn’t give gifts in the past, you will now, you will win so much at DealDash, you’ll want to share it, and your family and friends will love you for it!

Likewise, trendy items are considered (by me) to be popular too, but these items may be offered more often.  What falls into this category are: drones, bikes, tents, grills.  These items are popular items that generally take longer to win. I have won a couple of these items under $10, but more often closer to $25-$150.  You can figure if an item closes at $150, that means there were 15000 bids placed, to figure out how many bids you may use in this auction divide the number of bids by the number of players for example, the 15000 bids placed, and there are 7 players, 15000/7=2142 bids will be used on average to win this item.

You might ask what isn’t popular, well, DealDash doesn’t have any unpopular items, when they do occasionally put something out there that players think is wrong for the site, players let DealDash know and they remove it.  One item I can think of in this category is….toilet tissue. They don’t carry it anymore.    Other items that might not be as popular (therefore easier to win) are things that may be everyday, but you can have too many, like: lamps, watches, jewelry,

DealDash often offers new items, they are popular once they are discovered.  If it plugs in or it’s trendy, once everyone catches on, they will take longer to win.

Popular items can take a while to win, so be patient, load up on bids and be prepared to Buy It Now if you don’t win it.  This way you will get the bids you used trying refunded to you, and you can go on to win another item with those bids, or BIN again.  It’s the most fun you’ll ever have shopping!!!

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