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
joe512231125741482037352
localsocalgirl5497720446710361
kelleyinthesky8805434384855588
Luvnit11791207458192597
loadsofbids3500205203320653
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning93712528325667
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
bronco2081166281436386092715
fiftyshdsofjon292710316647719
madboar3479124141965770
BidderoffAlive18269514107794777
haliberry921985134115203830
mygam015476339623026837
brittbartelt87361228393767848
boyoreo774031621566008849
AL6712543151124690883
bkzn52019691573119894
demonsbgone280410949883899
leeL941237138157325901
jaiprakash77711709277154679902
Vive2Rave1175121941312468920
Annetbryant123812019392923
nakowear1137111168327930
betenloe2379141264029945
flynnflan5098269362761952
MONEYMAKERKING1549104194529963
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
IDONTQUIT35922545682951007
pamiam11068423211246271010
dclark55654187891471012
80Bruno454590410145471038
persistant98351941326021038
443845756251576971041
joelito2225941261511081047
36870336354742015301064
Randy1302745634187026011067
cooperma6653193303161085
FKYFREDDIE26292181298041088
gabbygirl323492713499861090
Bigboy789921612558252051096
relentl3ss753514966273031100
jdigsdeluxe69455206451801103
BIGMANREDRUM694615793923751104
Tawaran0830667194848391113
UNLTDB1DZ43763341894271118
klavieri1699921747979731122
ALLREALallIn78647413381101123
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6352352400551124
amymt2007138708012380431127
Auctionbid18109240918992521128
Vincib103109122482231136
Shadowjester262005724344421143
cpat42020593666376801154
pejewins1743211375917781170
Fantasysports8209523323579341174
PorscheOne58821661812621177
AMAZON_WARRIOR6559251110091221187
bodynbeyond695810417681321191
Ghost427650411401256101200
pennywiser5008430213941201205
dfgiga54116838491215
my-time13832172451431219
jayccin4822113293431220
321youloss10321254772151221
bev13561496225174661871224
Dedmoroz535810264929271224
elnino182575157529891224
bwjohnson1331508452303811238
tseippel107145914970521240
army_tweet16781691374701245
kanartz47491891715391249
luuvlee28891221598651249
paw19648961172240211256
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
thevikes1797175745121265
mrom102044002092060601268
Leanna1729171041121511269
workingstiff686210529152441269
PapaJab62111964018871271
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
judycim21551191138381272
jamminonthe125873275820939581272
laylowes14251082016381280
Postalservice12821641239581291
marksword11581652446001293
Kiddo55826113693290771296
gafiredude86391268441297
Etacarinae23642372046921298
annie9167352091763461300
MIKEEDWARD1074313513393641302
rcholmes43357133959241303
McLucky77611692094621304
WasteYourBid1134248254101308
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
Guinness4me44414401944261311
rowbuyer20771391810351313