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
born2win359313444357265
cpat4201523281542477344
localsocalgirl4740605401282361
thesnurse624227415378387
mike1ross3568326467893438
pspknine1135127222887441
ForrestGump475323452951461
redlocks144481005677569485
CarrieP745155607116505
relentl3ss2949488236574526
dolot260818198438551
leilani22681467425326559
ohioboy19621211025791898407570
lenavklchk704125759075575
sajidshahabss749114185699578
junetwister4058295317386580
AmazonSun65941275484015617
chippewabandit80507571134960633
Fantasysports529925301687410637
time2bid7451215280970681
UncleTan1414371215502247682
maxwell441283340694478288687
Dedmoroz1675234115906700
stronger105616531130835702
nbharath439020351117930707
BIGMANREDRUM61751463359067716
podewiz681216331741113726
miztusweet44961029697472728
Fishbot1433181105017729
numberonelsu1407122123287737
jamminonthe1131641144860467753
UserNameRocks104314562307753
bbranbo4536338235509758
pennywiser32471727958229764
bronco20815477792117755777
bigbuckhunter7259868803235777
dancingbaker641235564026785
peggy62047153143422807
Arabianprinze1212132119284825
gilman8862251144697854831
Char10163673236197057845
CCallahan465617363145848
boyoreo774031621566008849
MoMoney4real2690275353568853
cindergirl531901202126394853
alphawins542317383005855
lookk4me4891433162584866
MixedbagofNUTS6215882147575870
naznaz012306586230472871
TexasGMen19069271645745878
marva621339516691007381899
slewis35967709589106892900
sargentlucky1321385891383232909
BIGLEAUGE2017200831764582910
karsha691379162108748913
kterhune1547422482829915
hutson2109212292208916
tseippel10463568480158922
neverstopclick3283325178092930
jurydoctor3955694796107941
stren2568551484299768941
brian2081476454082586948
STEVEPATEL154717240042951
jeanice08307116245967757753954
Counter52145222813868367970
Blakstarn5229493613658971
Kennethlegasse90410476770976
Nimbusthecat2219231413160981
betobahena78612655530984
Cdc1951848850251539787991
BBLeroyBrown1645185175382996
qeeeza1403112177901008
Randy1301299917233395261013
THUNDERHIGH29275392009341020
Nana0000054259342556901023
ljohansson8641022490501027
BetTheFarm3989485902821028
ALLREALallIn2492196980401030
Boyboy132995116593031058
jaymanator1608238395811072
Crazytriss42626898200911074
mikegregg223234254470471075
bledpurple41972882137291081
marlinsurf76023862340961084
GrandadThomas3646491839581084
bodynbeyond29844682533141088
tonyfizer9399442726801088
chefzac37222272773251089
bev13561461824474546511090
surveypro132774891294591097
Wyneken37725793821651115
sunkiemc6242352398811124
amymt2007138708012380431127
lateek30077167195651130
wait4me17466112912901131
MyPreciouS30434581091221135
Vincib102996120462721136
TecheMan39596151306031136
daleotto40811201244851147
kellybird09151461422594444011147