It’s Time to Dash for Holiday Deals

Have you started Dashing for your holiday deals?

It seems like time speeds up by the end of the summer. Here it is, already almost mid November with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Hanukkah and Christmas just around the corner and holiday deals are popping up everywhere; especially on DealDash!!

I like to mind my money (and bids) by shopping early and often on DealDash! For instance, DealDash did something that I feel is very smart — they offered up VERY low-priced kid’s items for auction. The two that I was most interested in were:

The Domo Kun drawstring bag

holiday deals on DealDash

and The Angry Bids card game

holiday deals on DealDash

As you might be able to tell, I lost both of these auctions by .01 and .02, but that didn’t matter to me, because I was happy to be able to Buy it Now on both of them for a tiny price of $2 each, and get all of my bids back. And now I have two awesome stocking stuffers for my son this coming Christmas!

Stocking stuffers are just one way that DealDash is helping me with this upcoming holiday shopping season – I am also bidding, WINning, and BINning various gift cards. They are the absolute perfect gift for just about anyone on my list. Bass Pro Shops gift cards for my Boyfriend and male co-workers, Bath and Body Works and Bed, Bath and Beyond for my female relatives and friends. Then there are small $10 gift cards to Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, and Wal-Mart for service people like my mail carrier, lawn-mowing man, and UPS delivery person. 

I am also very excited that DealDash seems to be offering more and more toys up for auction. I saw that there were Transformers toys, Lego sets, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sheets and backpacks. I love that these auctions are coming up more often, and they are always affordable if you end up having to Buy it Now and get all of your bids back.

My kids, friends and relatives are all going to have a great holiday season this year thanks to DealDash! If you have not started dashing for your holiday deals, you better get to it – the clock is ticking! 

Here’s a video I made about my favorite wins on DealDash. I love to WIN birthday presents for my friends and family throughout the year and keep them until the time is right.

By Dawn Xu

5 Reason Why DealDash Shopping is FUN!

We’ve received questions from people asking.. What makes DealDash more fun than other online auction sites?

This is a great question so we decided to answer it with a few things our customers have mentioned to us over and over again about what they love most about DealDash and what makes it fun to them!

1. Cheapest Bids Available Out of All Online Auction Sites

People love to play on DealDash therefore instead of having you pay $100 for 166 bids like you would on another auction site, you can get over 700 bids for the same price! Yesterday bids cost 14¢ per bid and today they are 15¢ per bid. DealDash shoppers have come to love the cheap bid prices because it allows them to play more!

2. Buy it Now and Get Your Bids Back

The Buy it Now option is a wonderful and DealDashers have come to love this feature! Whenever you don’t win an auction, you can buy it for a fair market price to get the desired item which ships free of charge and we’ll even give you back all the bids you used trying to win it! The Buy it Now makes shopping on DealDash easy and is one of the most recommended bidding tips customers share with each other. If you don’t WIN IT just BIN IT and get your bids back to keep on bidding!

3. No Jumper Auctions aka No New Bidders

The No Jumper auctions on DealDash are simple. If you have not placed a bid in the auction before the price reaches $5.00, the auction is closed and now new bidders are allowed to join. Only the people who placed a bid before the price went above $5.00 are allowed to bid in the auction. Customers love this because they know that someone who just came online to DealDash can’t enter the auction they are in if they weren’t there from the beginning.

4. Time As Highest Bidder

What could be more fun then collecting Free Bids? Our customers love this feature because it’s a generous reward system. The more you bid, the more free bids you collect. Everyone starts at level 1 where they have to collect 60 seconds as the highest bidder. Each second collected as highest bidder gets you closer to reaching the next level. Once you complete the each level you collect free bids! People especially love when DealDash has a special promotion where you can collect 3X or even 5X highest bidder rewards! This is when your level meter will fill up three or five times faster then usual allowing you to collect even more free bids at three or five times the speed you normally would.

5. Auction Blast Promotions

The auction blast promotions are so much fun! In fact, today DealDash has 150 auctions starting at the same time and tomorrow 200 auctions will be starting at the same time! During these auction blasts people regularly win super awesome deals because with so many auctions starting at the same time, not everyone on the site is able to bid in all of them. This creates a buzz and a bit of craziness with so many items selling fast and frequently!

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People love shopping on DealDash because it’s really fun, exciting and unpredictable. You never know when you’re going to get that super deal which just blows you away! Whether it’s 32¢ for a quality baby stroller or $47 for a computer where you only used 22 bids, these types of deals are happening every day on DealDash!

What Halloween Bidder Were You This Year?

Here’s a guest blog post written by Joan Vith, a long time DealDash shopper for more than two years. This blog posts relates closely with Halloween and although we’re moving onto the up-coming holidays we could not resist sharing her creativity and Halloween comparisons.

What Halloween Bidder Were You This Year?

Are you Casper the Ghost when it comes to bidding? Are you the friendly spirit who will let someone else win the auction because the price has gone beyond what you would pay for the auction win? Or, are you Frankenstein? The bidder who will just not go away, continues to bid and haunts the other bidders persistently out bidding everyone else? Or….. are you the bright Jack-O-Lantern? You know the bidder that has the perky photo, and a great bio about all the good works done every day. The kind of bidder you almost feel guilty if you bid against them.

Then there is Bela Lugosi, remember him? His teeth are all fangs in the old movie classics and he is out for blood. He will stop at nothing to get the auction win.

Bela Lugosi

Do you sometimes feel like the “Headless Horseman” when you are bidding? You know the feeling, why am I still bidding? I am no longer following my regular winning strategies. Why can’t I let go? I am fleeing through the night on all the auctions I can bid on and nothing seems to be working.

I imagine this is the way all bidders feel at some point during auctions on DealDash. Sometimes all the wit and wisdom and research you have done just does not seem to be enough. Needless to say, the auctions can haunt you during the night but in the light of day, you know buy-it-now is a pretty good option and is the only site that offers all your bids back at no extra cost and never has any shipping fees. Pretty awesome auction site; fair and honest, fast delivery and buy it now if you don’t win. the best penny auction site around!

Are you an experienced DealDash shopper who loves to write? Email us your guest blog entry to [email protected] for a chance to be featured here!




Don’t Make This Bidding Mistake

Help yourself win more auctions and save money by taking a few minutest to read through this article.

I have been playing on DealDash for over 2 years and have won hundreds of auctions. Every day I see people lose auctions because of the one simple bidding mistake and today I want to try and help you avoid this.

DealDash has a feature called Bid Buddy which basically will do the bidding for you. All you have to do is enter the number of bids you want to use in the auction and click Book Bid Buddy. You can cancel at anytime and any unused bids will be returned back to your account – win or lose. Using the Bid Buddy will help you save more bids because it will only bid for you when there are no single bids being placed and during the last second of the auction clock. I use this to my advantage every time I bid on DealDash.

Here’s an example!

I was really interested in winning this train table for my son (pictured below). One of the other bidders helped me do just that because they were making this crucial bidding mistake.

I can tell who is using their Bid Buddy and who is not. The people who are using Bid Buddy are bidding smart because they are conserving their bids and therefore more intimidating then the bid jumpers who single bid using the Bid Now button immediately after someone else bids.

I was watching this train table auction every minute and once the auction hit $5.00 (the No Jumper limit) there were only two people remaining who were using their Bid Buddy. I waited for the right time to enter the auction and booked my BidBuddy. Sure enough there was a new person that entered in as well, however this new person was making a bidding mistake which would later cause them to lose the auction.

They were going to lose because they were outbidding every other bidder until the price reached $8! I calculated they wasted approximately 150 bids because they were single bidding and not using the Bid Buddy. Due to this persons fast single bidding I was able to save my bids even longer and wait until one of the two on Bid Buddy left the auction before joining again.

In the end I spent a total of 55 bids (at 15¢ per bid = $8.25) and won the auction with a final sales price of $8.31. Although this was a great strategic win for me, I do feel a bit sorry for the others who were bid stomping away with single bids while I had my Bid Buddy booked. Why weren’t they using the Bid Buddy?

As for the bid jumper who was bidding every other bid from $5 to $8, they used approximately 150 bids which would cost $22.50 at 15¢ per bid. Of course they had the option to Buy it Now and get their 150 bids back however if they would have put their 150 bids into the Bid Buddy they would have out bid me for sure!

To make a long story short – use your Bid Buddy to help you win auctions on

I’m sure there’s going to be other people making this same bidding mistake. Fortunately for us, we know this secret to conserving our bids which will help us win on DealDash.

Good luck and happy bidding!

KidKraft Ride Around Town Train Set with Table

KidKraft Ride Around Town Train Set with Table