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
kterhune313351671493591
miztusweet1034420171497071244
localsocalgirl5482720446301361
leilani22882504463843528
rianyu66618390517122827574
bronco208198801108210844640
relentl3ss61101230490389660
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
doodlebugsara3198244274809697
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
numberonelsu1526150142183737
j3415634181017552527740
Luvnit11074116286946742
jeffcichocki1995198328493787
Arabianprinze1704177139876804
IDONTQUIT3229226230242812
boyoreo774031621566008849
stren2595121962452931851
Fantasysports720035252182743857
kelleyinthesky7097381293994860
redlocks3149325741701247876
Counter522198438731241720903
dinahn3625451367625933
neverstopclick4079455275184940
BBLeroyBrown2309271216884949
bodynbeyond5279803483046950
trbotrek225911020405970
Advantageous155711077291612976
chippewabandit89168311250755977
marva621732118841111077978
tadakil4555248120617979
bkzn2358531800835981
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
ninagoins777215314289607989
ohioboy19621699640933375832992
UncleTan1781189006406493993
unipus1663190242172998
Annetbryant100810316825998
39589129771681214251004
postit1278311042499451023
bud10212721106215435011026
rcholmes42475118822051026
kellybird09152052235407942771030
nbharath6478369116593791033
BidderoffAlive10327313613361038
wait4me22738415023321039
WasteYourBid908173159641042
MIKEEDWARD808111242593461048
UNLTDB1DZ2044156933001052
sarabradstream15951111530481054
slewis359688036351178361065
fayandalan17142237410097961069
Bigboy7896721701496731087
gabbygirl323492713499861090
jsstone2337109864051097
Tawaran0830667194848391113
alyssajade18897865257881115
rebelsthree89936011443941115
Auctionbid1480612617904821116
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
paw19647981052034211126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Vincib103109122482231136
doctorx126153408984461140
Randy1301959425664894581150
cpat42020593666376801154
didyebk12343142842571154
debb28ru10768192644161155
MixedbagofNUTS918312972253761166
pennywiser5008278313941181168
bwjohnson1257226941756821170
Dedmoroz32405612850241178
lenavklchk94704471027471186
ljohansson9231112552251188
brittbartelt65789043020461192
UHC33309875210834541192
barbp_h56774213676541198
mygam0135121773211831208
jh36127853601589001210
bev13561496225174661871224
Dadarlin12292593466811231
sargentlucky133512916417234851239
GrandadThomas55547121307851239
tseippel107125914970351240
WearyIsTheHead15132404711472831243
BIGLEAUGE201741715821227921248
dezas8345357928811254
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
ALLREALallIn54074171863451267
MoMoney4real37274054639011271
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
sweetp43316133671206921274
katien54024315429171276
Nimbusthecat28353575219131291
TecheMan43276381363141294
Kiddo55826113693290771296
apg22223991431005231296
McLucky77151692090371304
djrockinr60379846823111305