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
joe512230515691472146300
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5494720446654361
jaiprakash7779381258143317464
JRonning90711825920609
bud1021536518252890666614
BegeT718718482882615
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
UserNameRocks1846267175213723
dinoboy83917674375730
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
dolot10588745338691828
brittbartelt87261228393086848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Luvnit11382128353060851
rianyu66624832671165911855
kelleyinthesky7840394313417855
leeL941085114128825874
dsittel190711041949291875
Annetbryant123812019392923
MONEYMAKERKING1496104193142963
trbotrek243011422471964
horvszabi4048274303952965
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
postit1278311042499451023
jeb1952143301161758471033
lookk4me110397863529651042
cooperma4933130202261045
joelito2225941261511081047
Counter5227930601715361561056
kellybird09152433149939710011056
cl196921542234341063
UNLTDB1DZ36442791597311065
bronco20811533213593465761066
Shadowjester216794513654241072
Fantasysports7887516823041651081
gabbygirl323492713499861090
Diannas54782543415781103
my-time11041911945511108
relentl3ss712414365849871109
Tawaran0830667194848391113
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
paw19647981052034211126
Randy1302410830986110061126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Vincib103109122482231136
443844177180379451140
Leanna1727681031098251152
cpat42020593666376801154
persistant85091771235991158
Dedmoroz42557783745071161
mygam0152493316044671169
kanartz45401871680431180
maxxmillie7912032151920381187
Heath2tch14454170210499211188
IDONTQUIT34150424506971197
321youloss9635246722271201
wait4me23538545301521203
pennywiser5008430213941201205
80Bruno20654584478821207
tagudin48052191405661209
Auctionbid16744192613920781212
AuctionsAllDay3943785213641218
bodynbeyond669410087318731219
bev13561496225174661871224
stren251163222816000991225
surveypro222208462474621232
RG420052594801409181238
tseippel107145914970521240
WasteYourBid989202194061242
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
bkzn399886914479641263
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
j34156351110245600651274
DontWasteUrBid948131385391282
Kiddo55826113693290771296
gafiredude63991260591297
McLucky77611692094621304
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
barbershopmike71693974857591311
rowbuyer20771391810351313
sandesign7761271062401317
Vive2Rave955015658864021329
kaldawn35014104088631336
jeffteetzen2473117750691336
bidbang15006175837301343
UHC335253157019942751345
Dadarlin12902633551791348
DonBids9231291876201354
ctn8516412281031034031356
Char101672455004227351358
ljohansson13091623502671367
THUNDERHIGH40407213143111368
pejewins1305810325479771371
jh36145105082395811378
maxx18191391110575705721380
judycim1914114981651383