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
claudebarcos599213081475559142
clevername12125212634199163
LoveLandon7293763958205224
Jude197251238921199527242
Diannas6346283393257287
herohank3739183149766312
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
schilmeister11895921084211382
popozzie18257031519147395
TexasGMen342814022632828409
PrestonTmanT1542260141945538
lilviz2172711090411543
BID2BUYWATCHme1106739383539663554
drclbmd11423134363157555
jamestkirk15359618979868557
fansett3740194190799577
lam1215325220753523599
ris702369510411025928606
phantom20221371165141877607
Doc198390610465038627
kelleyinthesky16598642580278630
slurpylady4036314268355634
cly39067370324342303640
1Hosebist1950108143000662
mrjmusiwa4185715800204663
OKKAMS5203192180036664
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
Wait4YourTurn213412616902669
starvinmarv277412812545088673
bucky681487194693834678
lateek584112791275073682
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
CountessLuann475410824348700
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
Randy1305060461091705449723
SaveYour8ids2337125170549726
onegodma132119721500410731
wontGive6009200209342732
bidbang379491364540009740
2016ashrconr1560255199473747
rehnie272413159812750
nanashe48423128183534756
kfschriek2308227287823758
Hittop368814558012771
Daprince3112069479134829779
dinahn5510534476269780
relentl3ss1270925861252018781
isabellajt1543916862132054786
Fantasysports1658592604507514787
StrategicBids4004170214039787
BidPatrol3480369165015788
dclark553240505401532788
Snowsheldon776413588766840791
maxwell442229958566200980794
IDONTQUIT3140792111301056794
holly1212891027251000580800
EastHaven123980117136844800
equinn201610164188494800
e_urias169413362530804
Vendetta9115644552544095810
kelslynnxo132415491324814
schoenlj36125061128889816
amitg0335616679355818
Trina3232271927152830281818
Fishbot7847903486557818
madboar9156306402774823
mrpusmc4366662278497835
xtinepearl2916221601622035838
AL6711509221562461381838
retiredwspd67839361120988842
brittbartelt87401228393801848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Lorenzo0908120310681936849
sidlana955122161862852
Rush22198482527945398854
WarriorsWay2831562236362854
jamminonthe170832138026794990854
rgraphics13549501465479859
Bdvfireman24651955452923859
bkzn549510091615303867
markswins1232057376102167870
os2001168222248892220871
BIGMANREDRUM116332502954376874
MaryP001563137233392878
ALIENSPY01531533882520879
sunnyallday2657354115919887
Bigboy7891998932122205594889
ptrcmessner3528744975544889
mikereb1146471560396740891
brem802820198215317894
Advantageous2649022511037614900
80Bruno1724145104478800903
leianna721422192208498904
AngryJax2414464422471916
poopa4272075511267239917
insomniac73113126172995918