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
kmjohnson53421131363922213
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
dlpeacock14632241406617378
Luvnit11874210478396610
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning96912530478667
nbharath1166777122768742683
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
reecat749266197508730
psmcampbell836263343609741
rehnie272413159812750
jaiprakash77725164580275949764
bodynbeyond79351156877125794
Lastblood5321010361950801
haliberry923488218160773809
bidbang28237489207056833
brittbartelt87401228393801848
boyoreo774031621566008849
sidlana955122161862852
bkzn549510091615303867
MaryP001563137233392878
Bdvfireman15031875305730891
WatchMe643492419821658911
Rubix573230175125100912
ctn851641945175162213919
klsaklsa140022159811687919
Annetbryant123812019392923
bledpurple2068562301942666935
EARLPEAR621536477876943
wkleidon9891148296743966
Moneyplane1167124145660968
AL6716393482427665969
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
nycrow6756581327980999
aryaanam1525109765011021
bud102111312301458443041036
jamminonthe140419874733384651040
Jmascar3423891351183561046
joelito2225941261511081047
Fantasysports10108581526398011051
Gmajinx136552524084711067
80Bruno8464255224201821067
Randy13035984436310141451073
gabbygirl323492713499861090
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
Bigboy789921612558252051096
Tawaran0830667194848391113
lrod351533921592038531113
JohnnyFootball105874611081021121
rivercat69692946131421131123
podewiz8038214520315061123
pejewins2875515527409721123
dblissic13851636216071123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
redlocks700811691155197921125
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
cpat42020593666376801154
my-time16232572764271155
HatchetChopper15532302692661162
Micky1blue88764965212721163
Tabby4202708130967981172
36870337604892151761180
SharonBrunner13221322157131190
ninagoins77739601881374961199
pennywiser5008430213941201205
12th-Man27651161050631205
mygam0158923556549271212
TexasGMen3248138425980071213
DangerousD241798110964321215
dfgiga54316838511215
B03B2415601142015031223
bev13561496225174661871224
charcot2a58082792866761228
joe5122321658815212721239
tseippel107155914970551240
HipHipAway626910584058311247
paw19648961172240211256
workingstiff8158123910694341259
Vive2Rave17228292018293131261
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
tydstanton20634975332391268
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
laylowes21751623074201289
lilly64fl40542572333221290
tjshope2692102268531293
marksword11581652446001293
Kiddo55826113693290771296
dsittel25957135411977971301
McLucky77611692094621304
aiiiwant62592281069541304
Contract52020631011561121305
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
nakowear21101963317771308
rowbuyer20771391810351313