DealDash.com has seen an incredible rise in popularity lately. Personally, when I found out about this, I became worried. But we’ll come back to this later.
To begin with, you should know that DealDash is not a scam; it is a legitimate site all the way. If you take your time and look up their page on BBB –Better Business Bureau- you will learn that, even when there are certain complaints against it, the company has taken care of each one and given them proper treatment.
Being an avid penny auction player myself, and having won lots of prizes already, entitles me to share my experiences with you folks. I have been familiar with many sites for quite some time now. But the question is: do I recommend this site?
Why I don’t recommend DealDash
Even if DealDash is not one of those shady, phony auction sites, I still wouldn’t recommend it –at least not to my friends. There is a basic principle that should be considered when participating in a penny auction and that is chances of winning. And this is where DealDash fails.
The site has too many players: it is simply too crowded. Those of you who have been participating in penny auctions for some time know all too well that in order to win, you need fewer competitors. Well, DealDash offers exactly the opposite scenario: too many strong players. It has to do with the odds. If there are so many players, there are fewer chances of winning anything at all. If you have your heart set on a smart phone or a piece of fitness equipment, you should know that this site will not help you get any closer to your dream prize.
Competition is so tight, that there are few, almost no chances of winning. So much so, that DealDash themselves acknowledge this fact. As they put it when answering a complaint on this matter:
“DealDash said the company underwent “unanticipated growth” in the summer of 2012, and during the expansion of the supplier network in the fall 2012, the company experienced procurement issues and delivery days, which affected the customers. DealDash says its new partnership with large retailers such as Best Buy has led to a “dramatic” decrease in procurement issues, and increase in product availability.”
It is evident that the overpopulation issue is real and that it is affecting their relationship with their customers regarding many issues, like logistics and delivery. I have no personal issue against DealDash. What is more, having been a regular participant there, I can boast having won great prices. However, the crowding issue has really gotten out of hands and is affecting public opinion.
What to do?
Here is some useful advice for you. Since DealDash has so many members, it won’t hurt them to lose a few. Stay away from this site for some time, at least until they have optimized their population growth management, or until they go back to normal.
There are many other great legitimate sites you can visit meanwhile that will offer you greater chances at winning in a far less competitive atmosphere. To help you with your research, check out PennyAuctionPolice.com – a must read before you register on penny auction sites.