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
kterhune3248517716996108
miztusweet1034420171497871244
localsocalgirl5488720446605361
bud1021361813592041650563
jaiprakash7777226215123247569
lolock855119149459614
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
UserNameRocks1682251147768690
doodlebugsara3198244274809697
rianyu66620190568134650700
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
jeffcichocki2563228378421737
numberonelsu1530150142233737
relentl3ss64401292522935749
dinahn4193486404774776
bwjohnson126454710179380797
j3415634381020553186799
Arabianprinze1728177140338804
Luvnit11227123331952827
boyoreo774031621566008849
kelleyinthesky7809393311425861
dsittel16137944818229892
buffalogals4u11160563552349894
tadakil5774307151179917
kellybird0915214474469843884930
UNLTDB1DZ2284184105183937
BBLeroyBrown2313271216917949
tengolafe1588156687105951
brittbartelt78121016347319954
trbotrek241311422151964
neverstopclick4169468288030965
MONEYMAKERKING1401102188655967
Annetbryant111611017635975
jeb195214078113167753985
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
ninagoins777218914393755989
unipus1663190242172998
IDONTQUIT3247328135059998
3958913172174126367999
cl195941351857271005
postit1278311042499451023
dolot81376292717601029
Diannas47342282991351029
Auctionbid1538814909592531035
Fantasysports7518389522554751041
slewis359691086461207681043
MIKEEDWARD808111242593461048
sarabradstream15991111539881054
Dedmoroz36056333228801060
WasteYourBid932187177151081
Mudavis1265345863891084
gabbygirl323492713499861090
UHC333751131814653761090
Counter5223391435713249431094
jsstone2419109874081097
alyssajade21798565695671099
my-time9611871800271110
Tawaran0830667194848391113
rebelsthree90046011445681115
podewiz8038214520315061123
chefzac85787075862811123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
paw19647981052034211126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Vincib103109122482231136
tybellatrinity8081220742251151
stren251003820254869451151
cpat42020593666376801154
didyebk12343142842571154
doctorx127403569571791155
MixedbagofNUTS938913162296301156
Heath2tch96187325002791168
bronco20811200712092563661169
wait4me23118445094351169
mike1ross43123645197531179
alphawins5493193854861180
mcass101704672730981195
jamminonthe118794185312500871197
UncleTan18891989665966711198
pennywiser5008359213941201212
bev13561496225174661871224
lenavklchk98484581071881227
tagudin3284111747861228
bigbuckhunter12750135413788711239
tseippel107145914970521240
Shadowjester177003592988921248
fayandalan17832328510581801252
DontWasteUrBid441113311271257
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
Dadarlin12372613482171265
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
bledpurple76505625361101282
Char101660584273524121284
Karrie508122285261355751285
redlocks34217356019014161289
Randy1302070526955210661291
TecheMan43796381363971294
Kiddo55826113693290771296
threadgillt10731321479331297
apg22225171481023741301