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
localsocalgirl5490720446620361
jaiprakash7778109243137550464
BegeT718118482791615
bud1021433015342425232631
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
doodlebugsara3198244274809697
UserNameRocks1734256158194705
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
numberonelsu1534150142615737
brittbartelt85561123385240791
tengolafe1648165694876799
Arabianprinze1737177140395804
j3415634571023558266847
boyoreo774031621566008849
Luvnit11290128350982851
rianyu66621091590139845853
kelleyinthesky7810393311427861
Diannas5138242321653867
dsittel16800964851672874
dolot9123680302750883
bwjohnson126669716180943906
lolock887121150307920
Annetbryant123812019392923
UNLTDB1DZ2284184105183937
BBLeroyBrown2314271216918949
MONEYMAKERKING1440104191398963
trbotrek241311422151964
kellybird0915220884631879447966
horvszabi3336243269740972
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
ninagoins777219314394029989
relentl3ss67461366546151998
unipus1663190242172998
Dedmoroz38416943411381002
postit1278311042499451023
Counter5224460546113823981032
jeb1952142231161706941033
cl196131361879951040
slewis359691636461211021043
MIKEEDWARD808111242593461048
bronco20811364812842967821055
Auctionbid15603156610521961056
jsstone2489110892631076
alyssajade22498845740771085
lookk4me100237623345161086
JRonning875116249431087
gabbygirl323492713499861090
WasteYourBid946191181291099
my-time10011871847691110
Tawaran0830667194848391113
Fantasysports7693490422881101115
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
paw19647981052034211126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Shadowjester186343753108181132
Vincib103109122482231136
Heath2tch1094112236354361153
cpat42020593666376801154
didyebk12383142844571154
doctorx127413569571801155
stren251042620915166861157
wait4me23118445094351169
pejewins125439985309881170
kanartz41821811637311178
mike1ross43433645206351179
mcass102304672735861195
pennywiser5008430213941201205
mygam0149123075695371207
RG42003764398970701207
tagudin38661561043591211
UHC334309145317513401213
Blind122134381811155331213
bev13561496225174661871224
neverstopclick43004923318141227
MixedbagofNUTS968513422366531234
surveypro209758032340741237
tseippel107145914970521240
apg22225971501025111244
Randy1302151427855449831249
IDONTQUIT32768312396951262
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
Dadarlin12442613495791265
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
TecheMan44286381364641294
Kiddo55826113693290771296
threadgillt11001321479611297
McLucky77411692093121304
DontWasteUrBid522120323011306
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
barbershopmike69953974766651311
rowbuyer20771391810351313
rebateman16611691581011314
sandesign7761271062401317
jamminonthe118931185812570911317
redlocks36314463220420251322
Catmandennis76096671929351329
kaldawn35014104088631336
Ljfranco1948138732541337