Six Biggest Mistakes Newbies Make
As a Newbie I won many products I wanted for gifts, but did not really need. Now I bid more selectively only for items I need. Regardless, I have been watching many Newbies (new shoppers to the site) make some huge mistakes. When I was a Newbie, I made some of these mistakes, too. I could have saved a lot of bids and money, however, if I knew then what I know now. DealDash site for a long time to come. I will also explain why I think they are the biggest mistakes that Newbies make. Many Newbies think it is a good idea to choose a screen name that will intimidate or scare other shoppers from competing in the same auctions. In this way, they hope they will win more auctions. This is a bad idea. For example, I recently saw a new screen name called MillionsFBids, which just made me laugh because nobody shopping on the site will have millions of bids.
DealDash does not even sell a bid package that large. Experienced customers can identify a "faker" in a heartbeat and will not be intimidated or scared away by anyone based on a screen name or threatening messages left in bios. Using such tactics could backfire by making someone more determined than ever to simply prove you wrong, resulting in more competition, not less. Experienced customers soon know what kind of bidder you are based on your bidding habits and strategies. Therefore, choosing a cute or funny screen name might be a much better idea. DealDash is not eBay and does not work like eBay. Newbies should read, watch and learn how the shopping site works before they start bidding. To avoid making some of the most common bidding mistakes, Newbies should take the time to do a little research and read how to play smart. Isn't it always better to learn from other people's mistakes instead of your own? Football players train before they play. Doctors go to medical school to study and learn before they operate. That makes sense, doesn't it?
Then why do Newbies assume they can just start bidding successfully without doing any homework first? If you are a Newbie and still have questions, all you have to do is contact a DealDash customer service employee. They are always very helpful and happy to answer any questions you might have. This is probably the most common and worst mistake Newbies often make. This is a huge mistake because Newbies waste a lot of bids and money by bidding from the home page and they also irritate the heck out of experienced bidders. For one thing, when they cut the clock and don't allow it to go down to one second, they cheat other bidders out of earning more free bids (see the green line at the bottom right hand of your screen). As soon as experienced customers see other shoppers place bids every other one, they immediately know they are Newbies who do not know what they are doing.
Only Newbies place bids every other one because they are bidding from the home page and cannot see what's happening behind the scenes. They do not yet know that BidBuddy, the automated bidder, even exists. To see BidBuddy Newbies must first double click on the auction item they want to bid on. By double clicking on the auction item, a new window opens up and that is where BidBuddy is located. Experienced bidders place their bids into BidBuddy and allow the automated bidder to place their bids for them. Because BidBuddy will save your bids and will not use them until they are needed -- when the clock gets down to the last second. Because Newbies place bids from the home page and never allow the clock to go down to the last second, they do not even know that other bidders are there. Experienced bidders could place 25 bids into BidBuddy and they might not even be used until the Newbies run out of bids and the clock is finally allowed to go down to the last second.