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
miztusweet1034421051497937338
Ranch97537128215667339
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
bobonup27692998911155427
phantom20221278155126763578
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
jaiprakash77727358688311492669
kelleyinthesky12528481458376670
Dallas355127910853143690
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
rehnie272413159812750
HatchetChopper1991525322265774
TexasGMen339013962605800789
wall75slater564012945044793
EastHaven123980117136844800
Fantasysports1183366893113375832
bodynbeyond904213561068539834
debbiemc032363213108687840
brittbartelt87401228393801848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Lastblood5323910564579849
WiLLlWinOrBin13734107244241880849
sidlana955122161862852
bkzn549510091615303867
MaryP001563137233392878
Highpitch259112894028895
joannyli4306149210578916
ctn851641945175162213919
klsaklsa140052159811690919
Annetbryant123812019392923
bledpurple2310867062297073923
wontGive2451106126487926
CharmingDasher20519541077382926
nbharath1391082553040848931
lovindeals497316230732932
starvinmarv241910991996355935
jamminonthe149032110444292563941
FrankOIII15314538005941
bidbang32673873347510941
os20016484624212987945
Moneyplane1167124145660968
Bigboy7891407823331471808972
Devinispro154416892627987
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
chippewabandit1616717822434647994
AL67194071035968596994
80Bruno1049831082895668998
unipus1663190242172998
aryaanam1525109765011021
bmcdonald3373108380311035
time2bid123684224296831044
luuvlee40011902494811045
bahaamuhsen11781081183951045
Jmascar3424281351194921046
joelito2225941261511081047
kamrulielts3232117681121062
Gmajinx136582524089771067
redlocks764511801867626261075
DarkBlueEyes63062562548021080
gabbygirl323492713499861090
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
Daprince316874188565171099
rgraphics119952852795551106
Tawaran0830667194848391113
ALLREALallIn92728994173741113
cnt1234371147566381118
bronco20812611621086861571121
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
pejewins3263317277926131139
Rubix5736902161769291140
Contract52021371071619441144
ashercain2527371831745081145
relentl3ss917017867658651152
cpat42020593666376801154
Dedmoroz748515558450601156
Rush2275756802380541160
Micky1blue88764965212721163
DEGABOY3220150299131165
maccoo1725174699951168
Trina32312871156316064721168
bojangles345771491143151173
AkdHeart2053101357871177
36870337604892151901180
54vigomez36231481338641188
90sprintcups2841663866921199
pennywiser5008430213941201205
Randy13041680514813076971213
haliberry9252093733275371215
DangerousD241798110964321215
dfgiga54316838511215
lilly64fl95607858711721218
nofear3532402353330041220
bev13561496225174661871224