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
Ranch97552128215681339
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
bobonup27692998911155427
phantom20221299158130766578
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
jaiprakash77727358688311492669
kelleyinthesky12539481458618670
Dallas355127910853143690
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
rehnie272413159812750
HatchetChopper1991525322265774
80Bruno1060131332911942779
wall75slater567513547878782
TexasGMen339013962605800789
bidbang32864904361753794
EastHaven123980117136844800
bronco2081261522110686981810
bodynbeyond904213561068539834
WiLLlWinOrBin13816107734265736840
brittbartelt87401228393801848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Lastblood5323910564579849
sidlana955122161862852
Fantasysports1191967493138623859
wontGive2720110135464860
bkzn549510091615303867
MaryP001563137233392878
debbiemc032370216114221888
Highpitch259112894028895
joannyli4306149210578916
ctn851641945175162213919
klsaklsa140052159811690919
bledpurple2310867062297073923
Annetbryant123812019392923
CharmingDasher20519541077382926
lovindeals497316230732932
jamminonthe149275111074315207934
FrankOIII15314538005941
starvinmarv242211001997346943
nbharath1395382623044578962
Moneyplane1167124145660968
Bigboy7891407823331471808972
Devinispro158417298402986
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
chippewabandit1617217822434653994
AL67194451038972811998
unipus1663190242172998
aryaanam1525109765011021
os200166936522267591032
time2bid123694224296841044
bahaamuhsen12011081185781045
Jmascar3424281351194921046
joelito2225941261511081047
cnt1234430153578381049
kamrulielts3259117686741062
Gmajinx136582524089771067
bmcdonald3381114406051074
Randy13041858517413160141077
luuvlee41471932578811078
DarkBlueEyes63142562548371080
pejewins3281617367977661087
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
gabbygirl323492713499861090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
rgraphics119952852795551106
Trina32313028158516295361109
ALLREALallIn92758994173771113
Tawaran0830667194848391113
AkdHeart2137111378801119
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
Rubix5736902161769291140
Contract52021371071619441144
ashercain2527371831745081145
cpat42020593666376801154
Rush2277517032471571155
Dedmoroz749015558451881156
Micky1blue88764965212721163
maccoo1725174699951168
bojangles345771491143151173
redlocks766371807667818231176
36870337604892151901180
Daprince316949194575031187
DEGABOY3241153300301187
haliberry9252453783287731194
90sprintcups2881683869101198
54vigomez36751511359841202
pennywiser5008430213941201205
dfgiga54316838511215
DangerousD241798110964321215
lilly64fl95627858711741218
nofear3532702373346601219
bev13561496225174661871224
kmjohnson537611323657651227