I watched a user bid over $70 worth of bids for a $40 prize.
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I am not computer savy and dealdash heloped me a lot to get logged in and to chabge my pass word. Thank you dealdash.
Worst auction experience of my life. I spent 6 hours bidding on an item. When the timer hit zero, I had the high bid. It congratulated another bidder and gave it to them. The next item I bid on, the time hit zero, I had the high bid again. There was a 2 second pause and then another bid came in and the time reset. Customer service said when the timer runs out Bid Buddy checks to see if it had to put in any bidsfor anyone. Deal Dash is a complete scam.
Deal Dash is my first penny auction experience. In less than 4 months I have won over 40 auctions and have received some very good deals. The initial bid pack cost $36 for 60 bids. I always wait until the bids are on sale for 15 cents and buy them at that time. Deal Dash has a Buy It Now option, which allows you to buy the item and get all your bids back. It is very addicting and a lot of fun. If you are new to Deal Dash it is best to observe the auctions for a few days before bidding. Beware there are some bidders who overbid frequently. I actually have a list of bidders I avoid. Deal Dash customer service is great! Shipping is free and most items are delivered within a week. Gift cards take a little longer.
I bought the over priced bid package just to see what it was all about. In my opinion I should get a refund for the .60 bids I had to buy to try it out considering you can buy them everyday for .15-.17. On top of that, either the auctions are rigged or people cheat. I was trying win more bids and spent all day today in one auction for 800 bids and at the end of the day I spent $135 for nothing as the same 3 bidders kept switching back and forth to keep me from winning. Masterdash, I want it to, and another one kept switching in and out. Eventually I gave up as I'd used all my bids and refuse to buy more. I have NOTHING to show for my money! All I wanted was some more bids so I could bid on Christmas presents for my family! I want my money back! I've contacted support 3 times and have heard nothing back! Don't waste your money like I did!
I have used Dealdash for 4 months now. There customer service is excellent!!. They always have specials for buying bids and bidding on items. I have. never had any problems receiving items which I have won. My only recommendation is that any one interested should read the FAQ's and BLOGs. There is all kind of information about bidding,Buy it Now and obtaining free bids.
I've visited several penny auction sites and found DealDash to be the best by far. They have the best selection of items and they don't charge shipping or any type of fees. The competition is pretty tough, but deals can still be had. I've found customer service to be very responsive, and items are shipped very quickly. Overall a very fun site to hangout. If you've been thinking about trying the penny auctions, be sure to check out DealDash.
Unless you are prepared to lose money, and bids - don't waste your time here. The bid package to start will cost you 60cents each - but they are on sale practically every week for as low as 15 cents each. If you buy at full price and complain, they will give you free bids to compensate. At first I "won" a couple of $10 gift cards, so I thought this is great - and I saw all the ads which said people had won high dollar items for just a little bit - but you have to remember that the more expensive items have people bidding on them which can go for hours and hours - and into the next day. For example - if you want to bid on a Garmin which is valued at $123 - each bid you place costs you whatever you had paid for it - say you have $50 worth of bids you will try to get it with - people in the "room" with you will sit and wait until you are out of bids and they will will start to bid - and on it goes. The item can be purchased for whatever Deal Dash values it at - $123 for the Garmin for example - and when you lose your bids you can Buy It Now for that price -you have about a week to do this - and then you get your bids back. This is fine if it is an item you don't mind paying for - but it is a round robin - you never win anything big - you either lose your bids or you buy it. I have ended up buying several items because it was either that or lose a lot of bids. Yet you see on their site constantly that people are winning high ticket items for practically nothing - if these are real people - good for them. I don't think they are. I think you are bidding against robots a lot of the time. Also in every room there are always several "people" who have written up a little something which Deal Dash asks you to do - and it will be a challenge - "I'm in it to win it" - "I will bid until I run out of bids" - or "This is a no-win situation - prepare to buy it" - a lot of negative stuff. If you are smart - watch some of the auctions. Figure up what things are going for - for example an item that is worth $1,000 can have so many bids in (and you can only bid until the item gets to $5.00 worth of bids (but remember this is counted as 500 bids - so it is really $300). There was a camera on auction valued at $1,000 and it was "won" for a total of $218.41 - but remember - this translates to $13,104.60 if the bids were bought at 60 cents each - and even if they were bought for say 17cents each - it would still be $3,712.97 in Deal Dash's pocket - and if you "win" you have to pay that $218.41 PLUS whatever bids you bid for it - so translation - it costs you $$$ - they make $$$$ and there will probably be people who will "buy it now" because they have bid so much.
I have seen things go for the equivalent of $12,000. Now sometimes they have auctions where you don't pay the winning price - say on holidays or whatever - and so it only cost you what your bids cost - but watch out - that's when everybody else is bidding. You can set a Bid Buddy to bid a certain amount for you - say if it's an auction you're not around for - or you don't want to sit there and watch every second for 8 hours - HOWEVER, you will be amazed how quickly your bids go through while you are bidding against a couple of other "people" who are doing the same thing - and then when you and they run out - the ones who have been sitting there waiting - will pounce on it. I have about 300 bids left and I will use on on something I am prepared to buy - that is what I have been doing - bidding on gift cards that I know I can use and would buy anyway. But trust me, everybody wants the Amazon gift cards - sometimes the $100 or $200 gift cards can go for the equivalent of $1,000. Watch and learn. You may be luckier than I am - I hope so! And I firmly believe that when you first sign up - you do win something...like I won a couple of $10 gift cards - but that's when the luck runs out. Good luck and be savvy!
This is a unfortunate experience as I have been a member of DD since 11/2012. I thought it very strange as I was bidding and using "Bid Buddy" that I had to keep increasing my bid amount especially for larger valued items. Usually I am bidding on 2 to 3 items at a time and go from item to item using my back button key on my keypad. Until just recently I started to notice as I was going from page to page that I could see ( And I wrote them all down) the number of bids that the people I was bidding against had booked on their "Bid Buddy". It was a quick flash as the page was changing but I could see it. I even tested it to make sure of what I was seeing and increased my number of bids on my "Bid Buddy" waited a bit and page back to the item a couple of times and noticed that the other bidders raised their "Bid Buddy" amount to reflect more bids then I had. I quickly contacted customer service did a live chat with Mimi & Matthew to tell them that I could see other bidders bids and to my dismay I still do not have a response, this is very serious!!! If I can see other bids from bidders then they can certianly see mine which tells me why I have problems winning the larger valued items. I have sent email after email writing the exact time, the ID member name and the amount of bids they had. I have been told by Matthew that this could not possibly be happening and it would take more then a couple of hours to investigate this issue as their program delvelopers and my customer service tech were gone for the day as they are in a different country (Go figure). If this is truly the case and what I have been seeing is accurate, then as I type this anyone bidding on a large value item might want to check to make sure that you can not see someone else's bids as you hit your back button and then re-enter into the same item and if you do see it and it does show up very quickly then I can guarantee you that others can see yours and have not reported it so they can take advantage of the technical "Glitch". I was very disappointed that they did not take this more seriously then I did and I would not get a answer for a couple days, If it was my company I would be dialing up my programmers and customer service reps regardless of the time of day to have this looked at.
I was told it probably was my past bid amount that is saved in my "Bid" history, I strongly protested as the bid amounts I saw were no where close to what I was bidding and if your bid history is saved it surely should not show up on a item that you just started bidding on.
I almost have to believe that if there is such a glitch as this they would not admit it to anyone, so they would not have to return money, bids etc...
In order to satisfy this issue regardless of the outcome of their find, as I know Matthew did not believe what I was saying, he wanted me to send screen shots (which of course would not work since it flashes so quickly). His attitude was unprofessional, argumentative and basically downright snotty.
I was trying to do a service by alerting DD to this possible "Huge" glitch and received no resolution or attempt to get this resolved ASAP.
I would like my money back from this October to date as well as all the bids I lost which you can see from my transaction and bidding history, I also would like my money returned on the items that I used the BIN because I used so many bids during those auctions it was less expensive for me to purchase the lost item and get my bids returned then buying more bids, unfortunately most of the items I bid on were during the "Free Item" promo and now you have to pay for the items you win, all in all, I will have lost no matter what they give back to me. I know and understand very well how to do auctions that is not the concern, the concern is people taking advantage of another bidder if they can see what you have booked in your "Bid Buddy".
I like doing penny auctions and bidding on DD, my experience to date has been good, now a year later it has fallen apart, I would still like to be customer of DD, hopefully they will take this issue more seriously when David reads this.
David - if you do read this how does one contact you? You do not mention that in any of your responses to these reviews. I also noticed that no where can you find a address for the corporate offices that are in New York, very strange if this is a legit corporate business, you should not have to hide your address. Do you have to report your sales to the SEC - HMMMM!!!!
I will start out by saying I have won a few items on this site. It has taken me almost a year to figure out bidding patterns. I keep my dealdash screen minimized while I work from home so I am able to often times watch a few auctions at a time for hours as a time. I have seen certain bidders open an auction with the initial bid and bid continuously until the very end, going well over the BIN price twice! This shows me some of the auctions are fixed with robot bidders. No one in their right mind would bid 2x the BIN price in bids even if they won free bids. Bids still have a value, free or not. I have also watched team bidders, people who combined (or the same person using more than one account) bid on items for hours, and then as soon as you drop off, they drop off one of their bids and their partner wins. By studying bid patterns - its very easy to spot these types of bidders. I always use BIN if I loose so I feel that sometimes dealdash knows that I use BIN and I loose at the very last second after biddng for hours. Like I said, I have won a few low budget items but I would def say that 90% of auctions are fixed or have robotic bidders.
i saw my grandmother doing the bidding on deal dash and saw she was not winning anything so i decided to bid on some $10 gift cards that were going for only a few pennies . low and behold i bid and won it for 1 cent i bid on another and again 1 cent. i bid on another product a official MLB baseball and won it for 3 cents and again another $10 gift card and won it for 3 cents....all of a sudden these products stopped showing up...we used the rest of the bids she had and won nothing else so i started to think these items r not showing up its like bait and switch....i went to my apartment next door and signed up on my computer diff ip internet connection and all...low and behold the same items that she was able to bid on showed up i went to her house with my lap top and the small items that were going for a few pennies she could not see them or look them up in the search area but on my computer they were right there they basically get u to sign up and will give u a few items no one else is bidding on than as soon as u win 4 small items they dont let u anymore thus making this straight BS they r scamming people for there money and a class action law suit would put them out of business
All this "auction" site is for is advertisement for large companies. It is a total waste of your hard earned money. I tried it just to check it out and found a lot of conflicting bids. I would bid then less than 10 seconds another person would bid. I noticed if I bid on different products the same bidders id would follow me through all I would bid on. I wonder if they assign your ID to a list then it automatically bids against you until the price is up where they can sell without a loss. I am sure a few are allowed to win to make it look good. At 60 cents a bid plus the1 cent bid you are bidding 61 cents each bid. If you pay $10 or 1000 bids for an item that is a real price of $16.
This site based exactly on the slot machine concert.
You keep putting paid bids (coins) in to try to win something at a greatly reduced price. You lose your bid money if you don't win, and the only way to get your bid money back if you lose, is by agreeing to buy the same item at the full price, which you don't want to do, which is the reason you where bidding in the first place. So you LOSE all you bid money and get nothing in return 95% of the time.
You win just enough items (small jackpots) to entice you to keep putting in more paid bids (coins) and losing money to try to finally win an item at a greatly reduced price (the jackpot) over and over again, just like with a slot machine trying to win the jackpot.
DealDash is deceitful and a scam.
I am a new user on DealDash jacobpaske08. I see many good products on DealDash, unfortunately they are unattainable for many of its users. I am requesting my 200 bids get returned to my account, "Due to the fact i did not understand the bidding concept of the site" Or i will be filing for a refund. Thank you and good luck to everyone.
Positive experience. I have gotten some really great deals, including an I-Pad, gifts cards, and household items. I received my first bid pack back as promised since I did not win the first time. Everything has shipped fast. I would advise new bidders to read the tips and blogs on this site. Do not bid more than you can afford to loose unless you plan to buy the item. It is a fun site. Remember nothing is free and you have to put some effort in to learn how to bid.
i like the way shopping here. and i have a questtion .will i get the bid back if i win the auction? i will give 5* if the answer is yes.
Deal Dash is a great way to spend some idle time. If you are not careful it can become very addicting. You can win some really nice items but you must learn to play by first observing how others play. I did a lot of homework before I actually starting betting so I would have a better chance of winning.
You can call this "auctions" all you want. This is gambling! You have to pay for "bids"! Even if you don't win the "auction" you are still out money. "A horse by any other name is still a horse". Gambling!
Dealdash charged my account $36.00 for bids when I was just looking. It was mis leading. I HAVE reached out to customer service and no one has responded. I would like my money refunded. I am disappointed with their customer service.
I find penny auctions fun and winning is the best. Deal Dash is NOT like other penny auctions. Beware-there are some scams out there. In this case, it is always a win-win because if you do not win the item, you can buy it and get ALL your bids back. No other site is like that.
The most important advice is learn to play BEFORE you bid.
The customer service is great and I have won lots of items for less than retail;some even for a penny.
DealDash is trustworthy and honest.
Over the last few days I have spent more on bids, emptying my checking account and maxing a credit card. I have read your advice to bidders on how to win auctions and have employed those as well as some of my own. I have blatantly (meaning very obviously) been screwed out of wins a couple of times and complained both times and allowed you to appease me with the offer of 200 bids. I have read some of the blogs and frankly find them hard to believe. I look at the people I'm bidding against and see most of them have 0 wins. I gave a bid back for a list of those at their limits and found not even one name of a person I was bidding against in any of the three auctions i was contemplating. NOT ONE other than my own! And exactly what good is that anyways? Any one person could buy more bids at the click of a button and enrich your coffers all in pursuit of that pie in the sky nothing. I used my bid buddy, i went free hand, i watched trends, I counted bidders involved, I researched past prices paid. I have happily paid for what I did win. 2 $10 gift cards and a couple of small bid packets. I am not willing to be out hundreds of dollars with nothing to show for it and yet that is where I find myself. This is a scam. This should be against the law. Oh and that guy bragging and blogging about the piles of electronics sitting around his house because he's so good at this which he kindly donated to charity.... how is it he even got to bid on the same thing more than once when I see blocked bidder lists posted on many high end items??? Oh and your customer service is great... keep your mouth shut great! You ended up advising me I should not be bidding on high end items since I am new, yet you limit low end items and I get a pop up that says I can only bid on items worth $200 or more And when I don't win you want me to buy it now at an inflated price and give me my bids back. I have never been so embarrassed to wear the giant "L"oser mark on my forehead! I only hope any who read this will BEWARE! From a very disillusioned DealDash Sucker!
i decided to check it out tonight - was scammed BIG TIME. when you sign up, your credit card number is required and i thought it was just for security reasons, like ebay - i did NOT agree with buying anything and 5 minutes later, i had 36 bucks taken out of my account just for SIGNING UP. Thankfully I used a Paypal cc, so all I am doing is going to Paypal, explaining it and since my "purchase" was not authorized, I will get my money back. BEWARE. NOTHING sells for 1 dollar like they advertise - and apparently, even though you pay 36 bucks to JOIN, you are not allowed on any auction either - only some lame ones without the "no new bidders" sign. Stick to Ebay - these people are not honest!!!!
Your better off buying lottery tickets, your paying for a chance to won something that you then also pay for lol ridiculous, I'll stick to Ebay, oh and anyone giving this site more than 1 star is a Moron, or they work for deal dash
This is the most idiotic site ever, I was confused when I gave my credit card information and paid 36.00 for 60 bids...read the fine print, you pay the money for bids that you bid on every 10 seconds and never win. I thought they wanted my credit card info for if I won something. ...I should have just thrown the 36.00 out the window....Dont do it.
Kicked off of an auction when it was about to expire and had started bidding when it first had opened I spent 251 bids and had several bids left and then all of a sudden a sign came up and said that you couldnt bid once it had gone up $5.00,heck I was one of the bidders that started right off the bat!!! It would not let me bid no more!
I have been on DD since June. I am confused by some of the negative comments I have found here about DD. I have never had a problem with a shipment and I have won several things from them. I think their customer service is overall very good. My only gripe is that a bid COSTS between 15 and 60 cents each but is only worth ONE CENT when you go to bid. That is some steep depreciation! However knowing that, I still go back and bid. If you keep your wits about you and don't overbid, you can still make out ok.
DealDash is a penny auction site that I have found to be the best on the Internet. Great customer service, great variety of auction items and a good network of members. The site is easy to use and fast to learn. They have great privacy options in place, which I very much like for my safety on the Internet that is very important to me and most others. I suggest that you find your way to DealDash.com and start getting some great deals at great prices.
In the past you were able to find "deals", now as others have said I have used the buy it now option for gift cards as they are truly the value they say they are. I don't like the fact that the same bidders win over and over again! It would be nice if dealdashl limited lower item wins per month and still kept their weekly limit. It also seems like now there are more bid packs for auction and it would be nice if the Buy it now price reflected the current sale price on bids instead of the .60 "retail" price. Most people just lose their bids on those, because in the end it's cheaper to spend the money on sale bids. Wish a few things could change to make it better for all gamblers!
I am an economist. It makes no difference to me how much profit the owners of the site make. That's their business. But any auction where you have to pay every time you bid, even when you lose is ipso facto a scam. Get a clean honest deal instead of a smoke and mirrors deal and either just purchase an item you are interested in from a trusted retailer or bid in a traditional auction where you don't pay unless you win. That way it is a transparent transaction and both the buyer and seller know exactly what value they are receiving in the bargain. When you participate in something like this you are at the mercy of the auctioneers. There are 50 different ways they can scam you. This is more like gambling then an auction. And just like in gambling, the house is the only winner in the long run.
I enjoy bidding on Deal Dash. I do find that some people seem able to bid way more than the item is valued at (cost of bids being used). Otherwise, all in all a great experience.
I like penny auctions but not this one. The customer service is horrible and the site is not pleasing to the eye. I won an auction and it took 45 days before I received my item. I had to email them 15 times before I got an answer. Go else where like Bezid or HappyBidDay.
Generally speaking this is a fun site. Do you win more than any other penny auction site? No. But lately I have participated in a couple of auctions where bids were beeing placed by players that obviously had third party software. As soon as a player placed a bid these "bidders" name came up at EXACTLY the same time and as the last bidder.. It did not matter what time was left on a clock. For example if a bidder bid at 42:02 the "bidder" who placed a bid at 42:01 came up as the last bidder.
as a first time user, I had no luck bidding. the completed auctions show people winning for very few dollars.....however, when I have bid on some of the same items the bid got way out of range and I had to drop out, you did give me back my first bid pak.....but I've had no luck in winning anything at a low price. even the real cheap items have gone over retail inmany cases. this makes no sense at all. why would someone pay more that the item is worth just to win a bid????
I guess if I had won a bid I would feel differently. ot sure if im goilg to continue after I use up my remaining bids.
The Dealdash claims of returning bid money to bid losers is a scam. You only get your bid money back if you buy the product you were bidding on for the full price. Say 10,000 people bid an average of 200 times for a $200 TV. Dealdash makes 200 x $0.60 x 10,000 people = $1.2 million dollars for the TV. If the losers want their money back they will pay 9,999 x $200 = almost $2 million dollars. If Dealdash originally buys the TVs for half price they make a minimum of about $1 million from losers.
Stick with EBay you don't pay unless you win. That is how an auction works, only one that pays is the highest bidder. They say you can buy it at regular retail price, then just buy it online at the manufacture web site. Thanks.
My husband pass away last year. With short funds I was able to buy my grandchildren's Christmas gift's through dealdash. I'm shopping for their Christmas with dealdash again this year. You get the most for you money, items are 100% real as shown. I just bought a 24 inch LCD HDTV for $0.01 thats right $0.01. You cant go wrong shopping at dealdash.com, oh did I tell you shipping is always free. Go now
Wrong item shipped. 5 days no contact by phone or email. When I called I was told "This sometimes happens and it'll be a few more days until I get contacted. Never mind how much longer until I get my item. Oh yeah! And a 12 foot box of aluminum tubes that was supposed to be a mountain bike blocking the entryway to my home. My favorite from Louisa the customer rep when I told her I was furious with their handling of this, "Sorry you feel that way." Somebody explain to customer service that saying, "Sorry you feel that way." is NOT an apology. So I guess I will just sit and stare at this monstrous box in my hallway while I wait for their "Shipping Team" to come back to work. Serious statement. Their shipping team doesn't work everyday. They have an alternating schedule so the chance of getting immediate help for a shipping issue depends on their team being on staff THAT day. Sounds like a great business model.
So here I am STILL waiting for the bicycle I won. Now they tell me they can't give it to me. The best part is that they sent me a box of aluminum tubes from Amazon that was supposed to be my bike. I called. I emailed. I took a picture!. Now the head of customer support has apologized and said they cannot resend the bike because the same mistake would happen again! Excuse me? What? This is the second time they have pulled this Bait and Switch maneuver. They promise the item and then offer you more bids or a gift card as a replacement. The gift card is only good if I can find the exact item and the exact price or lower. What are the chances and why has that become my JOB to go out on my own and fix their lie?
I purchased the starter pack of bids for $32 giving you 200 bids. My wife and I decided to bid on one item. We figured this particular item sold for an average of
$28 so we were "in it to win it". So we thought. We started bidding from the beginning. I noticed that at the $5 dollar mark, the site would close this item to new bidders. "No jumpers" I think they call it. It was pretty exciting for the first 150 bids. Thought we had a chance so my wife wanted to purchase another 200 bids to assure we would win this item, so we did. As this second 200 bids started to diminish using the bid buddy system I started to notice bids from bidders I had not seen bidding on this item. Huh, that's weird. I thought this site was not allowing new bidders after the $5 mark. This was extremely frustrating when it came down to myself and just one other bidder for several bids, and we thought if we could just out bid this one bidder the item would be ours. So, we purchased a third pack of 200 bids. After about 50 bids into the third pack, other bidders were jumping in. These "new" bidders of course played their part in absolving all of my remaining bids. This felt deliberate! I do admit being excited and having some fun for the first little while. This was my first time doing anything like this. However, I did feel like I was being scammed as this auction went on. I would definitely try it again if I can get a "FULL" refund for the 3 packs that we purchased. Thank you.
Here's how it works, in simple maths.
Suppose you have an item that costs $100, and people are willing to bid until the bidding price reaches $100. One bid raises the auction price by $0.01.
It would take 10,000 bids until someone eventually reaches that price. (Some of those bids will be of the winner's, some of them will be other peoples' - but 10,000 bids have been purchased and used for the item to reach that price.)
10,000 bids at $0.60 (normal price) is around $6,000. $6,000 has been paid in total by the losers and the winner included, in order to purchase the bids so that the bidding price reaches the item's real price.
Basically, for every $0.01 increase of the bidding price, somebody has paid $0.60. The company is making a maximum of 60-fold profit from each item it sells.
If an item has a value of $100, then the moment there are more than 167 bids on that item, DD making profit. That is, if the bidding price on a $100-worth item is above $1.67, every single person bidding on that item and who will eventually NOT win the item will be siphoning their money directly to DD.
The winner of an auction wins the item at the expense of everybody else who placed a bid.
It is impossible that there are more winners than losers, simply because there is always more than one person bidding on one object, yet there can only be one winner.
Smart and disgusting scam, especially when they pretend this is a great way to save money. It's a great way to siphon down a little bit of money from a lot of people and give it effortlessly to the owners of the company.
If you want to support this business model, go ahead.
Stick with e-bay, for as much as it costs to buy bids and the frustration of the auction styles (adding 10 sec to bidding at the end until someone gives up) You can get much better deals on e-bay and it costs nothing to bid, the idea of great deals on this website is an illusion, some may get good deals, but most people will not.
They only offer money back after your first bid package, then your screwed, I would not recommend this site to anyone.
There are not enough reasons on why you should stay away from this site. I am a network marketer and i use the internet to make a living. The difference is, I do not scam people out of their hard earned money, DEAlDASH DOES!!!!!! yes the items sell for $15.67 or $25.83, but what people don't realize is that it takes hundreds of dollars to get to that price. What they don't tell you is the over all amount paid, just the bid price is showed. You will win some auctions when you first sign up because you are a "new bidder". after 1,2 or 3 wins, you will not get off easy. I have an open mind, i have always thought that "if every opportunity is too good to be true, then you will never find a true opportunity". but this is too good to be true. Do not waist your money!!!
They are a very easy to deal with. The auctions are fast and fun. There customer service is great. If you were to have any issues they are very quick to fix it.
I understand that dealdash.com allows a full return of your money on your first purchase if there is cause. My first purchase after some time bidding was to just go ahead and buy now. I that that on a laptop computer at the price of $514. The article was shipped promptly but when UPS delivered it the package looked like someone had taken a wrench to the box. The flap was also totally unsealed. I was not about to accept such a vulnerable piece of electronics under that condition. I refused the package and it was returned to sender on Sept 26th this year. I did not hear from DealDash.com so I went to their contact site and advised them of the issue. I have since contacted them twice more and have had no response from them. If this was just a small item I would walk away but I am 78 years old, not stupid ,and not afraid of anyone but God. I have received recent emails from them so I know that their electronic system recognizes my electronic system. I will not hesitate to contact any tv channel which carries their advertisements , I will start at the top. I will give them one week to contact me in regard to this issue. As I told them in my correspondence to them, I just want to be a happy customer.
The last three day I've seen something strange happening on DD. I'm limited on cash so I watch the site a lot and bid when I think there's a chance to win. What's been happening is a lot, and I mean a ton, of low end $10 and $15 Amazon gift cards have been going for $.01 and a few more for no more than $.03. Many of those are going to "first time winners". That seems to have stopped since last nite. During that same time period the $25 and up cards have been going of very high prices in general with a few under a dollar. This a/m the site wasn't updating like is is supposed to as well. Possibly internet traffic jam or maybe a denial of service attack?
The obvious inference on the cheap cards is DD is somehow allowing newbies to "win" a few to keep up the interest etc. I really think DD is trying to maintain a rep of honesty etc but when I see things like this m alarm bell start ringing!
There are LOTS of team bidders or possibly it's the same person setting up multiple accounts. I have bid on three different items where there were two others bidding. As soon as I dropped out, one of the others did too letting the other win before someone else joined the auction. That's too much of a coincidence since it's happened three different times within a few days.
I did win an item 2 weeks ago that hasn't shipped yet. It's readily available online or at BestBuy. I contacted their support via e-mail & was told it may be as long as a month from the date the auction was completed. Their FAQ states fast shipping but it isn't.
Deal Dash offers excellent support. Shipping is free and very fast.
I have won a lot and I have won more than I have spent.
What I don't like is the auctioning of large bid pks. When people win them
they immediately go into ongoing auctions. This makes it very unfair.
If you do try DD just beware of the winners of large bid pks.
I trade on the internet. I just spent an hour yesterday and an hour today reviewing how the system works. Dealdash is raking in the cash, and statistically, you WILL NOT get a good deal. YES, there are people getting GREAT deals! AND there people winning the lottery too! Dealdash uses the IMMENSE profits from all the bidders to pay the vendors well for the items posted. And don't be ""swayed" by all the positive posts you see here! You think that they are all following the rule "Do not post here if you have an interest in the company"? WINK WINK
So bids cost $ .60 to sign up I bought the 60 bid starter pack for $36. Bids hen went on sale for $ .15 so I bought 2000 for $300 thinking that would be plenty of bids. I bid on a $600 iPad and used about 2400 bids with the idea of just buying it at the end and getting my bids back if necessary. This particular iPad sold for $186.24. That is 18,624 bids, let's say each bid was sold for $ .15 that would equal $2,793.60 for an iPad, plus the $186.24 that the winner had to pay. I wish I had invented this ridiculous scam. The people at this site must be raking in money hand over fist due to all the sad dumb people (like me) who just flush their money away. I have tried using my bids on other items since and firmly believe that you cannot win any of these if you have a job or a life. Then I found out that there are software programs out there that people can download to give them extra information and help them win. My advice would be to save your money. I started with the idea that if I only bid on something that I am willing to pay full price for anyway that I can't lose right? Except that after using all of my $350 worth of bids and then having to pay $50 for winning a $350 dollar item, I actually lost $50 and wasted a lot of my time. I'm sure there are people out there that get lucky once in a while or have a system, but it's just like playing in a casino, eventually the house always wins.
Its the only penny auctions site that its fair and honest.
The timers work great, bidbuddy and also you have the option of buy it now.
I visit many other sites and non has the overall selection and customer service that DealDash has. Im very pleased!!
I have a great time using Deal Dash and have won 25 items in the past 19 days. Most folks that have a bad experience simply don't understand how to use the site. You should only bid on things that your willing to buy anyway, that way if you lose then you simply use the Buy It Now feature and you'll get all your bids back to try for something else. Since shipping is free, if you use this strategy then its a win win situation. You get the item you wanted and the bids to try again. And if you win, then you've gotten a great deal on something you wanted anyway. Just be patient and watch a few before you start and it will all become clear how to play. Just don't go straight for that big screen TV with no experience and a few hundred bids and expect to win it big.
I am winning quite a bit. You really have to know when to hold em and when to fold em. In the beginning, I was getting my butt handed to me. Now I know how and when to bid. I am extremely pleased with the customer service on the site. I get most of the items I have won in just days! I won a 600.00 camera on Saturday and had it by Wednesday. Now that is fast (and FREE) shipping! Great job DD. Now if they could just get rid of the power bidders, I would be in heaven.
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