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
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5492720446650361
jaiprakash7779220258143154464
JRonning88511725372599
BegeT718118482791615
bud1021484016962669269628
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
dinoboy83617574187693
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
UserNameRocks1767258164361734
numberonelsu1534150142615737
Arabianprinze1759177140960804
cooperma427211317455813
rianyu66623393643157151844
brittbartelt87211228393081848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Luvnit11331128351049851
kelleyinthesky7817393311692861
dolot9954724328841874
dsittel17710999899510877
Annetbryant123812019392923
UNLTDB1DZ2284184105183937
MONEYMAKERKING1461104192410963
trbotrek241711422235964
horvszabi3798255298131974
kellybird0915228484761912783977
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
postit1278311042499451023
jeb1952142231161706941033
MIKEEDWARD808611242599441048
Counter5226053584214655571051
joelito2220561101277481051
bronco20811469813233334881054
Shadowjester198703993306521060
Dedmoroz40027253554811063
321youloss9085234680111075
jsstone2508110896041076
cl196341421994951078
tengolafe17131687043841088
lookk4me104557713421781088
gabbygirl323492713499861090
my-time10491871857851110
Tawaran0830667194848391113
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
paw19647981052034211126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Diannas53722503369681131
Vincib103109122482231136
WasteYourBid957197188821137
443843820171351981139
relentl3ss693713985612881146
ljohansson12501533381431151
cpat42020593666376801154
doctorx127423569571811155
Auctionbid16099174011670661160
Heath2tch1259814368125811162
mygam0151523235930201165
kanartz43451821661991166
Ljfranco1974142754921167
Fantasysports7793515422990391169
80Bruno906105800891177
wait4me23488545296421203
pennywiser5008430213941201205
tagudin42851951223291211
Blind122134511811158591213
bev13561496225174661871224
surveypro216088302407391235
stren251098921815548321237
RG420049074701324951237
Randy1302261029225717611238
tseippel107145914970521240
AuctionsAllDay3317773186141260
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
bkzn399886914479641263
mike1ross44033665252671267
jamminonthe120143196913319011271
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
lolock9581231585341273
j34156347410245589361274
DontWasteUrBid710125379611278
UHC335203156919897481291
TecheMan45296381367401294
Kiddo55826113693290771296
McLucky77601692094611304
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
barbershopmike71193974837521311
rowbuyer20771391810351313
slewis359692486491220191313
rebateman16611691581011314
sandesign7761271062401317
kaldawn35014104088631336
fayandalan18624375911144131338
bidbang14851175835751343
Dadarlin12892633551781348
DonBids9201291873031354
Vive2Rave857712437777871368
iwinuloose599113556831369