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
PlayerNikii138628744755251
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5497720446710361
fiftyshdsofjon316911217371520
nbharath1028975542662409523
jaiprakash77715235359178163569
EatPrayShove1572156138987586
kelleyinthesky9993442420103592
sidlana797104141642599
Luvnit11852210472806610
haliberry922288157135147642
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning93812528345667
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
loadsofbids3769209208319727
klsaklsa9697548293092741
madboar4739155213419790
BidderoffAlive21252763126134825
AL6712995164141118827
mygam015526339626193837
brittbartelt87361228393767848
boyoreo774031621566008849
leeL941254139160074862
nakowear1740156262304892
Vive2Rave1281023931452263899
cooperma757622636436915
ctn851641945175162213919
Annetbryant123812019392923
bkzn53609921597989928
bronco2081174641475401936928
flynnflan5196269363637952
wnr_wnr_chkn_dnr4482342293254954
iwinuloose1486240148924980
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
80Bruno562312501459793996
unipus1663190242172998
pamiam1158043391175068998
betenloe30672073968681014
pejewins1973712286269791032
ALLREALallIn79237483394951040
joelito2225941261511081047
FKYFREDDIE28512381434781054
Randy1302904335897504361074
443845864254596321081
oakleysdad11321141494981083
klavieri1914223358563901085
gabbygirl323492713499861090
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
Bigboy789921612558252051096
relentl3ss753614966273041100
Tawaran0830667194848391113
UNLTDB1DZ43853341896181118
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6352352400551124
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1141249276131133
Vincib103109122482231136
MIKEEDWARD1233818554650031138
zachgusky2527111402041138
Dedmoroz563210715135981144
cpat42020593666376801154
IDONTQUIT36733602777521155
36870337604892151761180
Shadowjester286016324688891181
mburnstuskegee1134120983391186
PorscheOne81691962087481192
kanartz49501921742271193
Postalservice15442021368901197
BIGMANREDRUM697415813928161198
pennywiser5008430213941201205
dfgiga54216838501215
Ghost427654181451383311223
elnino182793157546091224
bev13561496225174661871224
Fantasysports8380527323747951237
bwjohnson13412813392373551239
tseippel107145914970521240
BID2BUYWATCHme5719113410529071243
falcon211513912461442841244
army_tweet17741691382971245
my-time14532272511701246
luuvlee28891221598651249
UHC3310409199625396491250
paw19648961172240211256
workingstiff8158123910694341259
loophole043191121234071260
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
UserNameRocks20892862169121269
amitim35642181850621269
Leanna1729561041125801269
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
pluto0132482181842471278
Ranch956271202073511282
ItemWasStolen45422453050761290
UncleTan301061191378792041292
marksword11581652446001293
Kiddo55826113693290771296
Etacarinae24092372052851298
demonsbgone3090114537461302