Why Can’t I Win?

Why can’t I win? Are you asking yourself this question?

If you are not able to win a DealDash.com auction, you might be doing something wrong. Here are four possible reasons why you might not be able to win:

1. You are placing single bids from the home page instead of putting your bids into the automated bidder, BidBuddy. Newbies might accidentally win an auction from the home page, but anyone who wants to continue winning must learn how to use the automated bidder. Just double-click on the auction you want to win. A new window will open and that’s where you will find your best friend, BidBuddy.


2. You are only bidding on high-dollar items that are a lot more difficult to win. Instead of bidding on a $50 or $100 gift card, it is usually easier to win a $10 or $25 gift card. However, gift cards are popular items that are not easy to win. Instead, look for an auction that has fewer bidders and consistently closes at a low cost. For example, the 6-piece bed sheet set that often goes up for auction on DealDash, valued at $100 consistently closes at a fairly low cost. I recently saw a king-size set of those linens close for only 8 cents and the highest closing price for the week was $15.60. I did the math and the average closing cost for the auction over the last seven days was only $6.01.


3. You do not yet know what players to avoid. When Newbies bid in the same auctions with experienced power bidders it’s like a Little League baseball team playing with a Big League baseball team and expecting to win. It just will not happen. It is very important to know who the experienced power bidders are so you can avoid getting into the same auctions. I am familiar with the screen names of filthy-rich bidders, who always have an endless supply of bids. Therefore, if they enter my auctions, I drop out and wait until that same item goes up for auction again.

4. You bid on too many auctions at the same time. It is usually easier to win if you focus on one auction at a time. If you play in too many auctions at the same time, chances are you will run out of bids before you win any of them.


Submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers