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
BJOReeves3191371696553100
sharptongues1335264381197101
wbisback6217928313765108
clevername12861292946478164
RobinSaner20223908417108191
LoveLandon7355768961631206
Jude1972611710981368843238
claudebarcos711416202323172277
Diannas6346283393257287
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
TexasGMen342814022632828409
thechef225326171172072412
kelleyinthesky18967713651363508
ris702614517981976216536
mrjmusiwa894813971249711536
lilviz2173711090625543
BID2BUYWATCHme1106739383539663554
jamestkirk15370618983449557
drclbmd11517135366729577
fansett3757194191492577
lam1215547239092306583
KijohBear74195297462811592
jimcarso987122380471603
orbitenterpriz14247111139089606
phantom20221371165141877607
Doc198390610465038627
Hittop424219271077630
kittykatteehan1966114152751633
slurpylady4036314268355634
PrestonTmanT2361464274313650
BidPatrol3950429193237662
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
cly39067443326345864668
Wait4YourTurn213412616902669
starvinmarv282512912723381688
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
OKKAMS5329194182846705
Fantasysports17857100375219207706
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
onegodma1395512752394113710
CountessLuann521412628363720
SaveYour8ids3169400335549720
Rush222439134321155999730
wontGive6009200209342732
bidbang379491364540009740
blackjack1971703149478432746
2016ashrconr1579255199796747
rehnie272413159812750
relentl3ss1483432471552472751
Randy1305229263841825734752
LivaVasLegas1482216148455753
Snowsheldon771324712801559885754
nanashe48423128183534756
kfschriek2312227288023758
IDONTQUIT3163542811415224768
Daprince3112069479134829779
dinahn5510534476269780
mikereb1172592400715855782
isabellajt1543916862132054786
StrategicBids4361176224163787
dclark553241505401533788
lateek592512901285341792
maxwell442229958566200980794
os20011996628711086034795
mwwhitefield193512061538795
Fishbot8025918493148800
EastHaven123980117136844800
e_urias169413362530804
holly12121065131631168524807
Trina3232538529273059018808
Vendetta9115644552544095810
kelslynnxo133515492005814
schoenlj36125061128889816
amitg0368817885465818
equinn202190220268052844
brittbartelt87401228393801848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Lorenzo0908120310681936849
leianna725240635474133852
sidlana955122161862852
retiredwspd72079871183182853
Bdvfireman24651955452923859
xtinepearl3625026881987412859
rgraphics13558501466247859
AL6711622523992794078862
jamminonthe177843146167706812865
bkzn549510091615303867
BIGMANREDRUM116332502954376874
MaryP001563137233392878
ALIENSPY01531533882520879
stronger10201972600730027886
sunnyallday2658354115923887
ptrcmessner3528744975544889
unique6661106178159402893
brem802950203224331894
ALLREALallIn1524824971548924898
Mfarrarlaco675198181555900
80Bruno1726245104478983903