deal-dash-review-auctionDealDash is a US-based penny auction website which was founded in 2009. This is one of the longest-running and largest penny auction websites (similar in size to Quibids) operating in the US today. It should also be noted that DealDash purchased the domain in 2012. Prior to going out of business, Swoopo was a dominant penny auction operating in Europe.


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  • Competition Level: Medium
  • DealDash Coupon Code: best-penny
  • Free bids at sign-up: 100
  • Other ways to get free bids: Promotions, contests
DealDash Address: 1501 Broadway 12th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Phone number: (888) 749-4066
BBB Rating: A+


DealDash Review

DealDash is a low-frill penny auction giant which seems to offer a greater volume of auctions that almost any other penny auction website. The member-base of this auction site is also very large and easily supports the number of auctions which they offer. At a glance, DealDash offers incredible product variety, auction frequency and ships everything free all-the-time (which we really like)!

DealDash Auction Features

As we mentioned, DealDash is a low-frill auction meaning that there aren’t many gimmicks. The only special auction type thei really offer are the ‘No Jumper’ auctions which help limit competition. With a No Jumper auction, bidding is closed to new bidders once the auction reaches a certain price. This prevent spoilers from entering auctions that have been running a long time.

Common DealDash Auction Products

  • TV auctions (LED, LCD, Plasma, 3DHD, etc.)
  • Tablets (iPad, Samsung, etc.)
  • Gift cards (all varieties of restaurants, gas cards, Amazon, etc.)
  • Campaign and outdoor goods
  • Tools (drills, saws, etc.)
  • Small home appliances (deep fryers, bread makers, compact refrigerators, etc.)
  • Fitness products
  • Toys (kids toys)
  • Appliances (small kitchen appliances, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, etc.)
  • High-end cameras (SLR’s, underwater cameras, etc.)
  • Bid packages


DealDash Shipping and Fees

One thing that we love about DealDash (and Quibids) is free shipping! ships winning for free on all auctions in the continental USA. They do not provide shipping to Hawaii, Alaska or outside of the USA. Free shipping is rare in the penny auction world!

Is Deal dash a Scam?

DealDash has a great BBB rating (A-) but is not accredited. They have a very good reputation in the industry for making good on won auctions, providing good customer service and having a generous refund policy. They appear to be extremely open in the operating practices. We don’t see any reason to call Deal Dash a scam.

DealDash Pros and Cons

  • DealDash Pros: Lots of auctions, great product variety, free shipping, No Jumper auctions
  • DealDash Cons: Lots of bidders and competition can be rough sometimes

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DealDash FAQs

Does Deal dash offer auto-bid software?

Auto-bidding on DealDash

dealdash-autobidBidBuddy is the name of DealDash’s auto-bidding tool. On DealDash, BidBuddy is initiated by entering the number of bids and hitting ‘start’ (no start and stop points are needed). The tool will then place bids for you in the final few seconds of the auction.

  • When it bids: During the last few seconds of the auction
  • How many bids can it place per campaign: No limits
  • How many can be set simultaneously: Any number
  • Can it be deactivated? Yes
  • Restrictions: None
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How does DealDash’s Buy It feature work?

DealDash has Buy It auctions where auction losers can get all their lost bids (for a given auction) replenished if they pay for the item at retail value.

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Sites Like Dealdash?

We often get asked the question, “Which penny auctions sites are like DealDash?”. Our answer, Quibids!

Why DealDash is Similar to Quibids

  1. Quibids offers an extremely high volume of penny auctions daily like DealDash.
  2. Quibids is considered as “safe” as DealDash in that shipping is cheap/free, most auctions are ‘buy it’ and their reputation is great (relative to other penny auction sites.
  3. Quibids and DealDash offer many of the same types of auctions (product selection)
  4. Quibids and DealDash both support new bidders/beginners with lower competition auctions.

Why DealDash is not Like Quibids

The main difference between DealDash and Quibids has to do with the price of bids. Quibids is known for almost never offering discount bids. DealDash on the other hand, frequently offers large discounts on bid packages. We’re not sure whether this is a plus or minus, but it is a difference.

Tired of DealDash? Try Quibids!

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DealDash Free Bids

Let’s face it. DealDash is the monster penny auction that we all suspect it is. There’s a million things that we love about DealDash (free shipping, no jumper auctions, tons of product, etc.) but there’s also something we don’t!

How do you Get Free Bids for DealDash?

On sign-up DealDash rarely hooks new bidders up with free bids. However, once you’re a member, there are a few ways to get free bids on DealDash.

  1. Get DealDash free bids on facebook: Once you’ve won a DealDash auction and have received your bounty, take a picture and share it on their facebook page to get hooked up with free bids.
  2. Buy It: Let’s say you’re too deep in an auction and want to bail. Consider buying the item at the buy it price and dealdash with refund your bids. We consider these to be ‘free bids’ because you would lose them otherwise.

We hope these couple tips were helpful.

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DealDash User Ratings and Reviews

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by Patricia schneider on DealDash
Never received item

Never received item, I was told I won baseball never received

by Panic on DealDash
Never again

They may not have any reason the car deal Dash a scam but I do. I monitored a particular item for over 48 hours and noticed two particular people automatically bidding constantly the amount of money that this would’ve cost would’ve been hundreds of dollars. And just when other people stopped bidding one of the two constant presences got the item. Even if this isn’t true I also noticed that there supposed low prices are a lie. The item that was on auction I could buy on the makers of the products website for $200 less than what deal Dash was offering. I thought I would try them out because I’ve heard good things but I don’t think I will ever try them again.

by Linda Furman on DealDash
I won an auction and DD refuses to send thd item

I won an auction for a briefcase. The clock went down to zero. Tnen the next thing I know ... Boom ... The bidding continued!!! I had won. The clock went to zero!!! When I called DD I was told that the clock sometimes rounds up. Why is there a clock then if it isn't accurate??? I feel as tho I won and should recieve the product...

by Adam on DealDash
Used to be good - not anymore

Years ago (circa 2012), I used to bid on Deal Dash quite a bit. They used to start automatic bid intervals at ~30 seconds, so the auto-bidders racked up plenty of time as the top bidder, earning more free bids. Now there are very few gift card auctions, and it starts at 10 seconds, so less time accrues as the high bidder. For other auction items, compare their "buy it now" price with actual retail, and you'll find they're marking them up significantly, often multiple times their actual retail value.

by Tara on DealDash
Over Deal Dash

I was pretty excited to try it at first, but soon after I started bidding, I realized it is almost impossible to win an auction unless you spend astronomical amounts of money to purchase enough bids for the good stuff. That coupled with the auto bidder, Bid Buddy, and there's no chance. If they got rid of Bid Buddy and made it more equitable, I might come back, but for now, I'm done, and I'm cautioning all my friends against this site.

by procarl on DealDash
do the math fools

Adamant hydro rush H7 mountain Bike
each bid is $.15 seems like no big deal
you fools helped Dealdash make massive profits off you little bids
do the math bike at $395.53 right now seems cheap
each bid raises the cost by $.01
do you realize $395.53 is 39,553 bids?
39553 x $.15 each person pays= $5932.95
cost of bike for Dealdash may be $500.00 wholesale if that
$5400.00 profit and auction not over yet.
your all fools to bid on this stuff Dealdash is making a killing off you fools!

by Phil on DealDash
Does not ship to Canada

FYI to all, dealdash does NOT ship to Canada.

by cici on DealDash
my fav

dealdash is my favorite penny auction. mostly like the number of auctions. i also had a shipping issue once and customer service took care of me for sure. this one and quibids is good too.

by Donvkn on DealDash

Does DealDash accept PayPal???

by ed robinson on DealDash
Deal Dash is the Best

I have been with DealDash since 2011 and it is my favorite bidding site, they have a huge variety of items to bid on, great support and always FREE shipping and handling on all wins.

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