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
ckunzler161210116396433
BJOReeves306333858201368
wbisback6217928313765108
claudebarcos610313281478283142
clevername12208219658476163
LoveLandon7324766960017206
Jude197252279121217153242
Diannas6346283393257287
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
schilmeister11905941084963383
popozzie19037351623924395
TexasGMen342814022632828409
PrestonTmanT1604271144892535
lilviz2172711090411543
BID2BUYWATCHme1106739383539663554
jamestkirk15359618979868557
fansett3740194190799577
drclbmd11470135364988577
lam1215340921856566599
ris702388311061078668606
phantom20221371165141877607
Doc198390610465038627
kelleyinthesky16808650585987630
slurpylady4036314268355634
cly39067370324342303640
1Hosebist1950108143004662
mrjmusiwa4545765849145663
OKKAMS5211192180168664
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
Wait4YourTurn213412616902669
starvinmarv278512852596016673
bucky681794240867848678
lateek585612791275352682
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
CountessLuann479610824675700
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
Randy1305075361221712382723
SaveYour8ids2353125173125726
onegodma132379741543625731
wontGive6009200209342732
bidbang379491364540009740
2016ashrconr1572255199615747
rehnie272413159812750
nanashe48423128183534756
kfschriek2308227287823758
jimcarso797102222169758
Hittop370814558237771
Daprince3112069479134829779
dinahn5510534476269780
isabellajt1543916862132054786
Fantasysports1667493134528048787
StrategicBids4252175221483787
dclark553240505401532788
Snowsheldon776710611790074791
BidPatrol3524375165784792
maxwell442229958566200980794
IDONTQUIT3142622158307257794
EastHaven123980117136844800
equinn201662176209742800
holly1212904627561018147800
e_urias169413362530804
Vendetta9115644552544095810
kelslynnxo132415491324814
schoenlj36125061128889816
Trina3232288427302856715818
amitg0340816879499818
Fishbot7849903486678818
madboar9169306403063823
mrpusmc4472678281674835
relentl3ss1290826461286745835
AL6711522921922494525838
xtinepearl2972822061643763838
brittbartelt87401228393801848
Lorenzo0908120310681936849
boyoreo774031621566008849
sidlana955122161862852
retiredwspd68479511137788852
jamminonthe171375138736855913854
Rush22202682590973370854
WarriorsWay2921583240271854
rgraphics13549501465479859
Bdvfireman24651955452923859
bkzn549510091615303867
markswins1232065376102658870
os2001171092276909028871
BIGMANREDRUM116332502954376874
MaryP001563137233392878
ALIENSPY01531533882520879
sunnyallday2657354115919887
ptrcmessner3528744975544889
Bigboy7892039532572242098889
mikereb1148331614424576891
brem802842199216944894
Advantageous2649022511037614900
80Bruno1725545104478935903
leianna721722241264608904
AngryJax2414464422471916
poopa4272116534271374917
insomniac73113126172995918