Thursday, November 01, 2012

A Different Way to Shop

I've been seeing posts about DealDash on Facebook recently. People are getting some really good deals on things like cameras, computers, and eReaders - just to name a few of the deals I've seen.

DealDash calls itself the fair & honest alternative to penny auctions.  I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like all you have to do is sign up for a free account and purchase what they call Bid Packs.  These are sold in packs of 60, 100, or more and usually cost 60¢ per bid, but there are often Bid Sales where you can get them for as little as 15¢ per bid.  Currently they're going for 17¢.

Once you have your free DealDash account and have purchased some bids, you can start looking for deals and start bidding.  All auctions start at $0, and each bid raises the price by one penny.  Highest bidder wins the auction, and they pay whatever price the final bid came in at.  I've been watching the front page, and there are lots of items available.  The final prices are pretty good, even if the auctions do seem to go on for quite some time because the timer resets to 10, 20, or 30 seconds every time someone bids.  I guess eventually someone gives up and the other guy wins.  I can't really tell how many times people are bidding on these items, and the cost of the bids would have to be factored into the cost of the item.  Even with that, I think people are getting items for significantly less than they could buy them elsewhere.  They must be, right?  Otherwise they wouldn't be so excited about all the stuff they're getting.

It's risk free to try Deal Dash for several reasons:
  • If you’re a first time bidder on DealDash and use all your bids without winning a single auction, DealDash will return all the bids from your first bid pack purchase, for free, to give you a second chance!
  • Bidding on DealDash is also risk free thanks to the Buy it Now option. If you don’t win the auction, you can buy the item you were bidding on for its regular price and get back all the bids you used in that auction for free. This way you not only get the desired item, you don't lose the bids and can use them again to try and win another auction.
  • DealDash offers a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason, DealDash will refund your entire first purchase – no questions asked!
If you're looking for some good deals, be sure to check out DealDash.  If you've already tried it, let me know what you think.