Different Terms: Buying Bids and Buying It Now


What’s the difference between buying bids and Buying It Now? Read on to find out more from DealDash…

DealDash has many different terms, abbreviations, and acronyms. If you’re a newbie, you might be wondering what the difference between “Buying It Now” and buying bids. The answer is easy, but let’s look a little deeper into the explaination.

Buying It Now (BIN)

DealDash has your back covered no matter if you win or lose – that’s why they created BIN – Which means “Buy It Now.” People often say they are going to “BIN” an auction, which just means that they are going to pay the full retail price for the item and receive their bids back from DealDash.

Buy It Now (BIN) is how many people that use DealDash are able to participate so often. All auctions are availible for you to BIN, as long as you placed at least a bid before there was a winner. It’s a smart idea to always BIN the auction if you don’t win.

What Do I Get When I BIN?

If you’re wondering how much it costs to BIN an auction, it’s different for each one, depending on the retail price of the item. The BIN price is located at the top of the auction’s individual page. When you BIN an auction for the retail price you’ll get each and every bid back from DealDash that you placed, in addition to free shipping on the item. After you have paid for your BIN auction you will receive all of your bids back that you have placed to use right then or to use later on.

An Example of a Successful BIN

Let’s look at an example of a successful BIN on DealDash. If you are bidding on a necklace that has a BIN price of $85 and you have already placed 575 bids, assuming you paid around .15 per bid, it would make sense for you to BIN this auction and get all of your bids back, because .15 x 575 = $86.25. So if you BIN this necklace for $85, you will receive free shipping as well as all of your bids back to try again on a different auction. DealDash has given you a wonderful gift with BIN, because if you are willing to BIN an auction you will never lose – you will get all of your bids back when you BIN it for the retail price.

Buying Bids

Now that you know what a BIN is, let’s talk about buying bids. Because, after all, bids are the currency that you use to participate on DealDash. Bid packs come in many different amounts of bids. You can get a pack of 60, 300, 600, 1200, or 2400. Bids cost between .13-.60 per bid. The most common price for bids is around $.15-.17, so if you see them for less than that, you should definitely buy some right away. The price of bids changes daily, there will always be a sale around the corner. Stock up on bids for a rainy day.

Thanks for Reading the Blog

I hope that this article was helpful for all of you new bidders out there. DealDash has everything that you need with one-stop shopping. Go check out the site  and bid on some great items. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

The Top 3 Do’s and Dont’s for DealDash Newbies

I was once a DealDash newbie too and made all the common mistakes that newbies tend to make. While I do believe there is a learning curve to getting your groove on DealDash, learning these top 3 dos and don’ts of DealDash bidding may very well be critical to your bidding success.


Do #1: Do Educate Yourself

There are several places on DealDash where you can get the inside scoop on how to increase your chances of winning. In fact, you’re in such a place right now if you are reading this—our blogs! The DealDash blogs are a great place to get exclusive tips written and shared by actual DealDash bidders. Another great place to gain insider knowledge is by clicking on Tips & tricks on the main page. Don’t forget to connect with others on the official DealDash Facebook and Twitter pages too!


Do #2: Do Use Tools for Success

DealDash wants you to win! It’s true! Some of the tools you can use to your bidding advantage include:

The Winners tab which allows you to see who has won over the past 24 hours and what ending auction prices were on those auctions. This can be valuable information if you’re keeping track of trends on particular items, bidders or the best days and times to bid.

Bookmark auctions by clicking on the star at the top right hand side of any individual auction. The star will turn a yellow-orange color and will be moved to the top of your page for easy viewing.

Email alerts can be activated by going into any individual auction and clicking on the blue Alert Me button in the lower left hand corner. Once activated, it will turn red (changing to Remove Alert, allowing you to deactivate the email alert at any time) and you will be sent an email alerting you that auction within 8 hours of the auction start time.


Do #3: Do Use Bid Buddy

Bid Buddy does the work for you. All you do is set the number of bids you want to place in any particular auction and once the auction starts, Bid Buddy will apply one bid each 10 seconds until you win or your pre-set number of bids run out. You can set just one bid or thousands. You’ll never have to worry about getting distracted and forgetting to keep up with the bidding. Bid Buddy really is a bidder’s best friend.


Don’t #1 – Don’t Jump or Stomp

Jumping is when you “jump” in on an auction after many others have placed their bids. While it’s often thought of as strategic and sometimes works, in many cases the most wins are attained by those who bid early and stick with it over time using Bid Buddy. Stomping, however, is considered just plain rude. Stomping is when you bid after each bidder without letting the timer run its course, which helps everyone earn time toward free bids. There’s really no good reason to stomp other than to annoy bidders and any experienced bidder will tell you that stompers rarely change their course for staying focused on the auction and the only thing that happens is the stomper uses many, many times more bids than the person who sticks with the auction using Bid Buddy.


Don’t #2 – Don’t Spread Your Bids too Thin

One thing I learned after making the mistake several times is that I get far better results if I put several bids into a few auctions rather than putting a handful of bids in several. It’s also important when starting out, to choose smaller auctions to gain practice and success rather than going for big-ticket items right out of the gate.


Don’t #3 – Don’t Pay Too Much

Set limits and know that one of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever received regarding DealDash is that “there is always another one of the items you want up for bid just around the corner.” You are rarely, if ever, going to be bidding on an item you will never see again. If you’re over your limit and still want to win the item, bookmark the next one and try again.

Every day DealDash gives you the tools to the trade so to speak. With time, patience, practice and success, you can learn to be a winning DealDash bidder too! Good luck and happy bidding!


This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Sometimes Going With Your Gut Can Get You the Win on DealDash

Even though I’ve been bidding and successfully winning on DealDash for two years, sometimes I get an unexpected lesson that helps me up my bidding game. Today was such a day. Today I learned that sometimes you need to go with your gut and not your brain.

This morning I was bidding on an auction that I really, really want. It was one of those items that usually runs higher on the ending price, but I have seen others get for a real steal from time to time. Today my gut intuition told me that today was the day I was going to win it and as a result, I got in on the bidding.


Somewhere at about the fifty cents mark, I was one of three bidders left in the auction and was feeling pretty good about my chances of winning. The first bidder was a name that was familiar on the boards but based on past trends and wins within the last 24 hours (keeping an eye on the Winners tab), I felt confident this bidder would back out before me.

When I checked on the second bidder using the Winners tab, I discovered this bidder had won one item within the past 24 hours but had paid a rather high price for the item, which in my mind indicated to me that this bidder would go higher in the bidding than I wanted to go.

I weighed my options to stay in the auction or to back out. My gut had originally told me to hang in there—that this was the day for me to win this item. And based on past trends, the first bidder wasn’t my competition here. It was the new and unfamiliar bidder who was messing with my mind. Reluctantly, I backed out of the auction, paving the way for the second bidder to win…or so I thought!

Ten bids after I dropped out of the auction, the second bidder (the one I thought would end up winning) backed out of the auction too and the first bidder (the one I knew I could win against) won the auction for 70 cents! It was a heartbreaking lesson in patience, persistence and going with your gut.

Lesson learned. Sometimes listening to your gut intuition gives you more bidding confidence than all the statistics and trends you can follow. Next time I’m in an auction and have a good feeling, no matter what the statistics say, I’m going with my gut…and I encourage you to do the same!

Happy bidding and get a great win today!

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.


Like Sports? So Does DealDash!

DealDashDo you love sports? DealDash has sports in the  Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games Category.

The DealDash Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category is a fun category with many sports items up for auction. There are not only sports items up for auction for kids, but also for the parents and other adults in the household as well. If you love sports and the outdoors, then you definintely need to check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category ASAP! Just click this link right here and see what DealDash has to offer.

Love Exercise? Check DealDash Today

DealDash has always been a lot of fun, and if you love to exercise, then you should check out all of the exercise items up for bid. Do you need equipment to make your own gym at home? DealDash offers different types of exercise equipment to make your home gym dreams a reality. Try their treadmills, bikes, indoor bicycles, elliptical machines, and also yoga mats, water bottles, and yoga balls.

Swim on Over to DealDash

Another favorite in DealDash’s Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category are swimming pools, pool cleaners, and other swimming supplies. DealDash has been offering swimming pools in different sizes, perfect for any size yard. If you or your kids would enjoy a swimming pool in your yard, check out Dealdash‘s Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category.


Want to Bid on Sports Equipment? Buy Bids

Bids are the things that you use to take part in the auctions on DealDash. Bids are for sale in different amounts of bids. The original price of each bid is 60 cents, and your first bids purchase will be charged at .60 per bid. However, DealDash offers bid sales every day of the week where you can purchase bids for .13-.18 cents per bid. Typically on special days, such as Christmas, the prices will be even lower. It’s a smart idea to check in and see what the price is every day, then buy bids or wait for another day when the price is lower. I am to purchase bids between .13-.16 each.


Thanks for Reading the DealDash Blog

I hope this article on using the DealDash tutorial has been helpful and encouraged you to learn more about DealDash. If you’d like to learn more, you it would be wise to check out DealDash’s “Tips & Tricks” section on the DealDash site. It’s full of informative tools to help you win on DealDash. Just click this link right here and you can check it out. Good Luck and Happy Bidding, everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus

DealDash Salutes Police Officers

At DealDash, we appreciate the job of all police officers in the United States. A police officer’s job can be thankless and is certainly never done. Police officers dedicate themselves to rigorous training and life-threatening situations on a daily basis, adhering to a commitment and oath to serve and protect the citizens of the United States.

Among this nation’s police force are committed men and women who serve in local, state and branches of government as well as in specialized fields such as the U.S. parks, Sheriffs, Marshalls and in the Secret Service.

Special skill divisions within departments can include:  bomb squads, computer crimes, underwater search teams, homicide, fraud, traffic enforcement, K-9, drugs and crash investigations, to name just a few.

Police officers can serve in small ways from traffic and desk duty to undercover units that put themselves in the line of serious danger on every assignment. Domestic disputes occupy a majority of some local officers’ time with the goal of but no guarantee for peaceful resolutions.

We had a chance to interview our great customer Dana, a retired police officer who has been on DealDash since 2014. We know that Dana loves bidding on DealDash, but we wanted to learn more about his experience as a police officer. We hope you enjoy the interview!

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Dana has won hundreds of items on DealDash, like this Dyson Vacuum!

When did you decide to become a Police Officer?

I became a Police Officer at 21 years of age. I wanted to help make a change. I devoted my life to this belief that I could. Two weeks later my first son was born. I was on top of the world!  I had a new career and and a new way of life. I was a proud father and provider.


How did your first years as a Police Officer go?

I was not prepared for what laid in store. I learned quickly though and in less than 5 years went from Rookie to Sgt. Not bad I thought! Now I held the responsibility of my life and that of several other women and men. I learned as much as I could as fast as I could. I wanted to be the best.


What was your best experience as a Police Officer?

As I focused on being the best, I had a lot of experiences getting there. I want to share my first and scariest experience I encountered, as stupid as it turns out to be. Here it goes: A silent alarm at a Tiffany Lamp Factory. I entered the building from one side and my partner entered the other as it was a long and straight building.  As I was shining my flash light, carefully, I saw a shadow and at the same time I heard a noise. I immediately withdrew my gun. I walked a little further and all of a sudden a box was knocked over and a shadow appeared well in front of me, very large. I pointed my weapon, only to find out that it was a cat!  I cannot explain the fear and anxiety factor even though it turned out to be a cat.


Thanks for your time Dana, we really enjoyed chatting with you. Anything else you’d like to add?

I am thankful that I never had to fire my weapon in the line of duty and never took a life and I am still alive and kicking. During my career, I received four commendations for disarming an armed subject without anybody getting hurt. For me this was an accomplishment. I am now retired and I LOVE to play on DealDash!!  Live Life, Enjoy Family and Have Fun!!


To the men and women in blue—DealDash thanks you for putting yourselves in harm’s way and for living to protect and serve this great nation and its citizens every day.