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
born2win359613444360265
cpat4201888339610512335
localsocalgirl5449720445098361
bidbang958810855959383
swilson1021243193380593389
pspknine1218129240247390
redlocks188861364907728421
ForrestGump529425357402461
leilani22848502462881478
mrom10204010188187179504
dolot3473266129728550
maxwell441396944354742623578
sajidshahabss756114190880578
IBID2WINYALL1507118112808586
junetwister4256301323457587
lenavklchk743230573114634
UncleTan1478174955653093644
Fantasysports565727601788978658
ohioboy19621317129402107711658
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
podewiz732018491828978699
nbharath490224361195558701
Dedmoroz1935286139058703
miztusweet51891185758565703
stronger106975747177408706
mvontel1241184147581710
j34156529171106197716
BIGMANREDRUM64831529372022719
Fishbot1881235127629720
Auctionbid11108193159600734
numberonelsu1526150142183737
karsha691800210131531752
UserNameRocks121417669857753
bbranbo4561339236319758
time2bid8091250298018765
bronco20816828905150399776
pennywiser370119781032600780
dancingbaker708338772441797
peggy62069154144041807
Arabianprinze1619176137566823
WasteYourBid61312511465825
CCallahan474217463978848
boyoreo774031621566008849
cindergirl531909203126666853
alphawins542317383005855
Char10164187273225484868
kterhune2029457596518869
bigbuckhunter83151004943367876
TexasGMen215410681834305879
ALLREALallIn3745281125661887
MixedbagofNUTS72691045182862889
naznaz012345598235662893
marva621347716721007883899
slewis35967971606109516900
BIGLEAUGE2017256340080186905
jamminonthe11536214561023626914
stren2574371586328256915
tseippel10529574483946922
Counter52155482954919434927
MoMoney4real3361368434205941
brian2081519362295669941
BBLeroyBrown2064244206885949
ljohansson881103249318952
neverstopclick3636402222696955
postit12495980234773967
irqiVET282711399407974
qeeeza150912019030975
Kennethlegasse91210476778976
jurydoctor6161976996617977
betobahena78812655724984
relentl3ss3574651282089985
AFC66Chevy65810582889988
squid00218716441951991
unipus1639189241953999
tcrosw20261863748001000
determined9461662364541010
hutson21240134990291011
Cdc19519111540316188271017
JusIgnoreMe26552065385181022
AmazonSun783816566310581025
Nana0000054876377629971027
THUNDERHIGH31885952243361028
BetTheFarm44635441044161028
chefzac53744364008251037
jaymanator1751265448321039
bodynbeyond34785523151291054
sarabradstream15931111525861054
TecheMan40206171306821054
jh36127733581573831055
Boyboy133186124630041058
fayandalan1241417137063051063
bev13561469624684582551065
GrandadThomas4168546978371071
Crazytriss44736938319801074
lookk4me60695252045551078
mikegregg223750309586851083
marlinsurf82814262487811084
anobato081830103410241087
bledpurple44373052317531090
Nana000052547180877751102