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
kterhune296951571199691
miztusweet996319391422867244
localsocalgirl5474720445928361
leilani22872504463450528
relentl3ss55351114439738630
rianyu66615843438104826645
bronco208181871008176578646
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
doodlebugsara3197244274808697
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
numberonelsu1526150142183737
j341563161923518651740
Luvnit11008112263829742
karsha692308246148040762
jeffcichocki1446151267489783
IDONTQUIT3215624627622802
Arabianprinze1674177139159804
WasteYourBid87515314811831
stren2590201888420689845
CCallahan489717465299848
boyoreo774031621566008849
alphawins542317383005855
Fantasysports673233082044644863
redlocks2789521821381705882
Counter521982735501157910903
ninagoins777203613586006919
dinahn2825359311417929
wait4me2071788396758938
bodynbeyond4759710421533940
Wyneken4604651419944944
kelleyinthesky5377255204621946
BBLeroyBrown2306271216881949
rcholmes4241411780587960
jsstone230610885234968
Advantageous14492983266485975
neverstopclick4042452271895976
chippewabandit88928311248947977
ohioboy19621541736222664285988
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
UserNameRocks133619278445996
395891238213596199998
unipus1663190242172998
hutson21345134999621011
mygam0128891192078611012
UncleTan16622834961533991019
bkzn16363614954181021
postit1278311042499451023
marva6215849180410864441032
nbharath6067325915720721033
kellybird09151897130996767001036
MIKEEDWARD807811242590701048
BidderoffAlive8890262532321052
sarabradstream15951111530481054
123BAMiWIN6469121411661070
bud1021178460210076891076
gabbygirl323492713499861090
fayandalan1595722149186961092
Auctionbid1401510136071441099
slewis359684036171138461101
Randy1301807923904538471104
Tawaran0830667194848391113
rebelsthree89566011435881115
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
paw19647981052034211126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Vincib103109122482231136
jstrr196621291131037661150
debb28ru10278182613851151
didyebk12333142842421154
cpat42020593666376801154
doctorx123123007983981163
MixedbagofNUTS865412322141951164
pennywiser4812255613297231167
lenavklchk8993418951951168
bwjohnson1246666751705281171
ALLREALallIn47063511527541181
tonyfizer10411491821161182
ljohansson9211112552211188
brittbartelt49586752285281192
BidBr8ker17362361529071196
Fishbot22132651437781198
jh36127853601589001210
tropicalmama109774942809431211
GrandadThomas53096851234191222
bev13561496225174661871224
apg2222220137994981226
sargentlucky133231414906450431240
WearyIsTheHead13945374510498291240
tseippel107105914970331240
TrixR4kidz210472461144241242
djrockinr55179106183231242
sweetp43314763271070791245
lookk4me78306412575491252
barbershopmike67593824537551254
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
alyssajade13375973654221266
MoMoney4real36974054620521271
dezas7759341867851272
lilstinker2229247259417602601272