The ELO for ranking Deal Dash Users

DealDash.com is a bidding site that requires a good deal of skill and knowledge to excel at. Since I discovered UncleTan has been beating the system for all these years, I realized we need a new metric to gauge users to see who is bidding effectively and who is wasting bid after bid. Use this scoring to see who on Dealdash is the best at winning auctions while spending the least amount of bids. Then, since you can look at each user’s bid history, you can look back to figure out how they are doing it. With this information, you can either learn from it, or avoid bidding against them in the future.

How the Metric Works

To put it simply the lower their ELO score the better they are at winning auctions with fewer bids. The complete algorithm is:

 1000 * (Number_of_all_bids_made / Buy_It_Now_Dollar_amont_of_all_auctions_won)

Each auction has a Buy It Now price. For example, a 1000 bid pack has a Buy It Now price of $600. If someone new to Deal Dash wins a 1000 bid pack auction with 300 bids, then their ELO would be

1000 * (300/ $600) = 500

They won this auction with significantly fewer bids (300) than the Buy It Now Price (600) this gives a good low ELO sore. The score takes into account all recent auctions a user has participated in, even auctions they didn’t win, and sums up all the bids. It will only change gradually and reflects the overall performance of a user.

If someone has a 0 ELO then that just means there isn’t enough information yet to evaluate their raking.

Why this matters

Anyone with an ELO score of less than 1000 is on average winning auctions with less bids than the Buy It Now price. Most auctions you can “exchange” after winning for bids equal to the Buy It Now price. This means anyone with less than a 1000 ELO is likely a skilled user who is gaming the system to avoid paying for bids, like UncleTan. Anyone with a higher than 1000 ELO needs to continuously purchase more bids to stay in auctions.

Even though UncleTan is the most prolific DealDash user, he is not the best. Below is a perpetually up-to-date list of the current Deal Dash “winners”. Every one of these users, in theory, has unlimited bids. They can reliably win auctions and then exchange their wins for more bids than they spent on the original auction! If you’re serious about your penny bidding, then you will want to be on this list.

The 100 Most Efficient Deal Dash Users

UserNameName of DealDash User
AuctionsNumber of all auctions this user has placed a bid on
Auctions WonTotal Number of Auctions this user has won
Total bidsSum of ALL bids this user has placed
ELOThe ELO score, Lower is better
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
dlpeacock14592241404350378
kelleyinthesky11060443430176543
Luvnit11874210476773610
bledpurple1962260141757175620
jaiprakash77724097573273134627
nbharath1140576832759783636
Ranch96362125212871639
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning95712529689667
lovindeals386712420222677
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
reecat744266196905730
Randy130347624221970198735
pejewins265841493726822738
rehnie272413159812750
haliberry923225205155971775
brittbartelt87401228393801848
lateek501510871120101849
boyoreo774031621566008849
sidlana955122161862852
3958918614441374737852
bkzn549510091615303867
MaryP001563137233392878
jamminonthe13820270223088447895
bud10211036628125319272898
bidbang26110440197224911
ctn851641945175162213919
klsaklsa140022159811687919
Annetbryant123812019392923
wkleidon9330141288450942
Moneyplane1167124145660968
Jmascar342219127111053978
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
EARLPEAR418225055708991
Jonny2inch50014202488995
HatchetChopper120115177753995
unipus1663190242172998
nycrow6754581327978999
bodynbeyond791211538757591005
aryaanam1525109765011021
Sonnchen94604372675371024
AL67159254413712681035
joelito2225941261511081047
Tabby4202500129929491051
BIGMANREDRUM752116654236301066
Gmajinx136372524023161067
80Bruno7708186822273781072
dsittel25332132511788021082
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
gabbygirl323492713499861090
lrod351532121582026161091
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
Bigboy789921612558252051096
Vive2Rave16650285417868751103
betenloe34112344519771104
Tawaran0830667194848391113
JohnnyFootball105754611080791121
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
bronco20812193917585217561138
Fantasysports9963577626243571146
Dustoff60802111768164101147
cpat42020593666376801154
my-time16212572763331155
tysis300170042945405891158
TexasGMen3162138325962111159
Micky1blue88764965212721163
fayandalan24832440015990271169
ForrestGump8814370824701177
36870337604892151761180
Rubix5729481491084971189
pennywiser5008430213941201205
mygam0158733556539501212
dfgiga54316838511215
DangerousD241798110964321215
ninagoins77738061841345271216
bev13561496225174661871224
tseippel107155914970551240
HipHipAway624510554044361246
isabellajt10528104410668671249
mmurri2967105893791253
paw19648961172240211256
wobknip1869111529761257
workingstiff8158123910694341259
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
tydstanton20634975332391268
Advantageous2152416905829331269
amitim35762181860891269
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
laylowes21721623072981289
RG420085906152365281291
marksword11581652446001293
tjshope2692102268531293
Kiddo55826113693290771296