Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Anyone Do Deal Dash?

I'm sure most of us have seen the commercials on TV for that web site, Deal Dash, where you can bid on things and supposedly buy them for next to nothing. I've been intrigued by their claims. I bit the bullet yesterday when I was sitting here and went up there, then left, if only because they wanted my credit card info before I could even begin to bid on anything or see what they had to bid on.

I did find they had a Facebook page with glowing testimonials, but who probably started and runs that page? Deal Dash. Had one guy there that posted saying he got some Mac laptop for a penny. Sorry. Paint me skeptical, but pretty neat if true.

Anyway, I'm just posting this to see if any readers have personal experience with Deal Dash and might have gone further into the site than I have. If so, perhaps you could shed some light on this outfit for us.


At 8:53 AM, Blogger gabriele gray said...

Not me, but I always check out places and businesses on Yelp. Here's the reviews there....what is interesting is when you check out the people who give great reviews and see what other reviews they've posted...
And here's another site with some reviews which explain how things REALLY work (or don't):

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't do it. It's a fool's game. Your bids do not guarantee better chances of winning. All you see is the final price. You pay 60 cents for each bid. Each bid raises the price by 1 penny and you won't find many "auctions" with less than 80-100 bids, of which I suspect are just people intentionally jacking up prices or robo-bidding. Or two thousand bids. That means an Amazon Fire pad that went for $6 had 600 bids on it. The chances of you winning on one bid are very, very small. Each last second bid adds 10 more to the countdown clock and your best hope is that nobody is paying attention at the last second. You can spend all day losing auctions. At least eBay has a countdown clock that doesn't change with each bid.

This is how Deal Dash (and others) makes money. Granted they have "jumper" auctions where after $5 no more bidders are allowed. But that's not much help if there's 25 bidders placing 50 bids each. Now the price gets jacked up. If 40 of those bids are yours, then you've paid the price of the final bid PLUS $24 in bids. And shipping. And CA sales tax. Soon you will be at retail prices.

The "deal" is implied. And the "dash" part is great if you have OCD levels of bidding, which makes DD a ton of money. You may as well shop at Amazon or Costco and save some money that way. Hell even eBay is a better deal.

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Yeah, from what I'm seeing it's not for me, although they have some good Yelp reviews.

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous a buddy looking out for you said...

Please don't give in to this scam Fred. It is a gambling scheme wrapped up in an auction bidding site. It hooks people with the smoke and mirrors of math and excitement, but in the end it rolls people over and give them everything they deserve for falling for this scam.

It is clearly an unethical practice, and in time it will likely be deemed illegal once the laws catch up to the new business model.

For now DO NOT give in the deal dash, qui bids or any other of the gambling sites. Especially if you have a problem with self control such as alcohol or traditional gambling.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

try this , i just took first look right before i posted
seems sorta like ebay
i have never tried them ebay or letgo
no idea how large or any items end up in my hands


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