You don't necessarily need a strategy to win auctions, but there are countless devious
tactics, cunning strategies and mind games that may get you a bit closer
to winning your next auction.
The most successful DealDash winners like to keep their special strategies for themselves, but we have noticed that many of our winners use some of the following strategies:
Andy the Aggressive loves to scare his opponents off by outbidding everyone right after they have placed a bid. He loves to intimidate other bidders and make them think that he has a never ending supply of bids. He wants to appear very determined to win the auction, and convey the message that he is going to win and that it is just a question of time when the others will simply have to give up.
Cindy the Conservative targets only items she really wants and is prepared to use “Buy it Now”. This way, she’ll never leave empty handed as she’ll just bid until she either wins or buys the item at retail and gets all her bids back for free.
Erin the Early-Bird has noted that many deals end at an early stage. While some mistakenly believe that bidding in the early phases of an auction is a waste of bids, Erin knows this is one of the biggest DealDash myths and scores unbelievable bargains while others can't believe that that High Def TV did just sell for only a few bids.
Nick the Newbie targets low profile items after purchasing his first, small Bid
Pack. With his limited budget he goes after the smaller items to get comfortable
with the bidding.
Will the Well-Informed concentrates his bidding on the least busy bidding hours and picks the auctions he takes part in with care. In fact, he spends a lot of time going through the Winners page trying to find that extra edge, an easy-to-grab item or the best time to unleash his bids! Will also studies carefully the bidding patterns of the bidders.
Give some of these tactics a shot, see what works out for you the best and see your winnings skyrocket as you start to bid smarter!
Here’s what some of our members have said:
"I always look up from the sold items how much people bid on the item the last time it was up.. usually it's the opposite of what people think; if it got a lot of bids last time then it usually goes real cheap the next time!" -Ken, PA
"I love to bid real aggressive, it makes it so exciting, haha! It's so amazing when i notice that someone gives up and moves to another auction when i constantly outbid him, lol!" -Mujal, IN
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Bidding rapidly will only waste your bids and inflate the auction price. Bid strategically, or book a BidBuddy to do it for you.
The majority of auctions on DealDash are won by using the BidBuddy. The BidBuddy strategically places bids for you. It waits until the last second to bid. You can put a limit on how many bids will be used. And you can cancel it at any time.
Click on any active auction to view its detail page.
Type in the number of bids you want to use, then click "Book a BidBuddy"
When you are the Highest Bidder, you will earn time towards your next level. When you reach a new level, you receive free bids.
Look at the bottom of your browser window.
Who else is bidding on the item? Watch and learn. Some people keep a notepad to track bidders and what type of bidding strategies they are using.
If you do not win an auction, you can get your bids back, by taking advantage of the Buy It Now option. If you bid 100 times on a $50 Walmart Gift Card and don't win, you can just buy the item for $50 and get all your bids back for free. You can now re-use your bids to try to win another auction!
It is located in two places for your convenience:
The winners page reveals recently won items and the final auction prices.
Auctions might be easier to win at different times of the day. Auctions are only open to the US.
Try bidding on less-expensive, less-popular items. There will likely be less competition.
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