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
kmjohnson53531131364444213
bobonup25022878633799328
Ranch96755127214486336
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
dlpeacock14682241408787378
jaiprakash77725413584276202606
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning97112530487667
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
WiLLlWinOrBin1131694552765069720
rehnie272413159812750
HatchetChopper1916508308938762
bidbang29330562224860774
kitandmickey666394413545788
EastHaven123980117136844800
Lastblood5321210362036801
psmcampbell844264346182802
TexasGMen333913932603426806
haliberry923725224164673835
brittbartelt87401228393801848
boyoreo774031621566008849
sidlana955122161862852
bkzn549510091615303867
MaryP001563137233392878
lrod35153578162205590906
ctn851641945175162213919
klsaklsa140032159811688919
julieetho501762289750201919
Annetbryant123812019392923
CharmingDasher848588422781949
bledpurple2193664312109800955
nbharath1208678322824324955
Moneyplane1167124145660968
WatchMe661372449850037970
bud10211199531916307551974
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
nycrow6761581328002999
80Bruno8951267925122181001
JohnnyFootball107124641088431020
aryaanam1525109765011021
Rubix5736202101630481027
Jmascar3424141351186181046
joelito2225941261511081047
Bdvfireman197919203657051049
Randy13037277450610630031056
AL67172556245550451063
Gmajinx136572524089651067
EARLPEAR80755151040331074
Fantasysports10441597326874161076
kelleyinthesky115054504348381084
gabbygirl323492713499861090
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
jamminonthe1426171012535570551093
Bigboy789921612558252051096
Tawaran0830667194848391113
wkleidon102961553081181113
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Shadowjester348327955773471133
zachgusky3758162608651134
Vincib103109122482231136
Contract52021371071619441144
ashercain2527141831739051145
cpat42020593666376801154
rivercat69693202132455901162
Micky1blue88764965212721163
bojangles345731491134931173
36870337604892151761180
pejewins3027416307594321189
Vive2Rave17657295618576381196
pennywiser5008430213941201205
12th-Man27811161057061205
DangerousD241798110964321215
dfgiga54316838511215
HipHipAway628010634076221216
charcot2a60762883002721218
bev13561496225174661871224
mel_par12431291355491229
tonyfizer11734524924461229
leilani2535018499042431234
redlocks724301716858629731237
GrandadThomas974110432191431250
SharonBrunner13511362190161256
paw19648961172240211256
Bpowder1046384111835791257
workingstiff8158123910694341259
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
tydstanton20634975332391268
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
Imperk42958709368941273
laylowes21751623074201289
tjshope2692102268531293
marksword11581652446001293
WhizzardInk11461643763981293