How Low Can You Go?    

How low can you go?  That is what we all want to know.

All customers want to know how we can win auctions at the lowest possible closing cost, while using the fewest number of bids.

If you look at the list of customers who already won the $500 Amazon gift card, you will see that one lucky customer won it for as little as 69 cents, while the same card closed for as much as $713.26. The highest closing cost of the $500 Amazon gift card was on a “free to the winner” special, so it does not mean the winner actually paid that much. It does mean, however, that there was a huge difference in the number of bids placed to win the same gift card.

$500 Amazon Gift Card on DealDash

Everything is fair in love and war, and everything is fair on, too. Regardless of the huge differences in the lowest and highest closing costs of auctions, the most important thing to remember is that we, the customers, are in charge of what happens. Nobody makes us bid or tells us how to bid or how much to bid. Nobody tells us when to start bidding or when to stop bidding. That is entirely up to us—the customers.

I know firsthand how easy it is to get caught up in the excitement of the bidding process because it happened to me when I first discovered the site. However, we customers are expected to be responsible bidders and we must each control our own bidding habits. One of the best ways to do that is by learning how the site works and by knowing how to play smart. As long as we do that, we can all enjoy a fun bidding experience.

Note: Written by Barbara  Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on since Feb. 8, 2012.  Barbara is on Level 48 and has won over 560 auctions.