I like the bio section on DealDash.com because it tells me a lot about other players; and if we analyze this information, it could help us win more auctions. The bio section includes:
- The screen names of the players
- The date the player joined DealDash
- The players state of residence.
- A short statement about the player
First: Some screen names are intended to be intimidating. I learned, however, that just because another player’s screen name might indicate that he or she never stops, never quits or bids to the end does not mean that they actually do what their screen name says. The only way to really know how other players play is by watching them.
Second: The date that players first started shopping on DealDash tells us something about the player’s level of experience. It is usually easier to outbid a Newbie than it is to win over a player who has been shopping on DealDash for several years.
Third: The player’s state of residence could say a lot about the player. I have identified two states where the residents are often extra difficult to beat. If I am participating in an auction that gets down to the last three active players and any of them are from those two states, I drop out.
Fourth: What players say about themselves tells us a lot, too. From my experience, I’ve learned that the most difficult players to beat are:
- Military veterans, especially those from a First Special Forces unit, have been trained to never give up and, therefore, are more likely to stick it out to the end on DealDash, too.
- Couples who share the same screen name might put their incomes together to purchase larger bid packs because it is very difficult to outbid them, too.
- Wealthy players, like doctors, lawyers and engineers, are more likely to purchase large bid packs and are often more difficult to beat.
Knowing who not to compete with in auctions can save us a lot of bids and money.
Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.