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
ckunzler161210116396433
kmjohnson53681131364887213
Ranch97336127215462336
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
bobonup27692998911155427
phantom20221244147121569584
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
jaiprakash77727350688311414669
Dallas355126910852877690
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
bidbang32054848338922747
rehnie272413159812750
HatchetChopper1991525322265774
TexasGMen339013962605800789
EastHaven123980117136844800
kitandmickey683398429764819
WiLLlWinOrBin13092103823862832828
bodynbeyond904213561068539834
Highpitch250112689841834
nbharath1346281682990309843
brittbartelt87401228393801848
Lastblood5323510564536849
boyoreo774031621566008849
sidlana955122161862852
bkzn549510091615303867
MaryP001563137233392878
AL6718894905882490898
Fantasysports1129563892949000898
relentl3ss83041636680695914
joannyli4302149209984916
ctn851641945175162213919
klsaklsa140052159811690919
Annetbryant123812019392923
bledpurple2310867062297073923
lovindeals497316230732932
CharmingDasher1862904961372934
FrankOIII15314538005941
Moneyplane1167124145660968
jamminonthe146873106584043690976
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
luuvlee3193146186868988
unipus1663190242172998
80Bruno1048831082895493998
Bigboy7891317321381322824998
kamrulielts2901109615121001
aryaanam1525109765011021
Randy13040393495012302161026
ALLREALallIn92338984169971038
Jmascar3424251351189151046
joelito2225941261511081047
Gmajinx136582524089771067
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
gabbygirl323492713499861090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
rgraphics119732852789451106
WhizzardInk12401893964821106
EARLPEAR124508871713171107
bronco20812598121056812881112
Tawaran0830667194848391113
lrod351540471662135321117
lilly64fl91437578385001117
IDONTQUIT3101309301380941119
zachgusky4404168681071119
DarkBlueEyes62422552537801121
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
Daprince316618181539241133
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
Rubix5736902161769291140
Contract52021371071619441144
ashercain2527371831745081145
os200155555191808321149
cpat42020593666376801154
Micky1blue88764965212721163
Dedmoroz735415188294251167
maccoo1725174699951168
bojangles345771491143151173
36870337604892151901180
dannocdl54411561389361187
Shadowjester364448356107381199
54vigomez32171121094091202
pennywiser5008430213941201205
dfgiga54316838511215
DangerousD241798110964321215
bev13561496225174661871224
mustangman1631974482910891225
Bpowder1055414992245651242
mel_par22002322222911245
paw19648961172240211256
workingstiff8158123910694341259
KarlaMalloy32891411866421262
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
starvinmarv2388108919591361263
haliberry9246083032365751266
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
Imperk42958709368941273