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
kterhune2472478686484122
bidbang1021411060545203
born2win359813544361240
cpat4202049365636345274
ForrestGump551325858852285
localsocalgirl5473720445918361
swilson1021428215409887414
pspknine1371146296038417
leilani22865504463086528
relentl3ss4360859344698608
bronco20817723975166654644
rianyu6661493641897839645
kelleyinthesky4401162177830657
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
IDONTQUIT3171817918237675
marva621427817091024167692
dolot4004308140567700
mvontel1242184147586710
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
numberonelsu1526150142183737
j341561845602332031741
stronger107358805190669763
DonBids836124178097774
jeffcichocki989123199185783
Fantasysports623630771922624792
Arabianprinze1657177138965804
stren2585081778394838841
UserNameRocks126018475356843
CCallahan481717464908848
WasteYourBid75414113513849
boyoreo774031621566008849
alphawins542317383005855
ALLREALallIn3929294128479871
Counter521767232621048923892
nbharath546828351332113898
bodynbeyond4654701417432907
BIGLEAUGE2017302445990773916
redlocks2300617641141097917
dinahn1280171167501937
wait4me2070788396258938
BBLeroyBrown2299271216874949
horvszabi1671136158947959
pennywiser425622961185657961
Fishbot1958237130885973
Advantageous12781795222959974
debb28ru991817059267976
chippewabandit88918311248946977
bledpurple4732324253720978
AFC66Chevy66910583096988
MIKEEDWARD71371035221527993
unipus1651190242070998
UncleTan1552679315834624999
THUNDERHIGH3330629239913999
395891198110981348999
ohioboy196214353332024154881000
hutson21308134997881011
kellybird09151762828516069931019
postit1278211042499441023
brian20815354642994101033
BidderoffAlive6130196366431040
miztusweet7663152610144921043
rcholmes42225111754811045
sarabradstream15951111530481054
tonyfizer10284488810651054
jh36127763581580631055
podewiz7844208520009231058
mikegregg224357361704551066
neverstopclick39034432569161077
fayandalan1384119147728251082
Randy1301607221534070261084
Auctionbid126075963216751114
McLucky74371622036881119
sunkiemc6242352398811124
Wyneken44646434173761125
paw19647951052032121126
lateek35408088139831126
Nana000052857198953691126
amymt2007138708012380431127
Tawaran0820364823131941130
gonacostusboth9092061293391131
Vincib103109122482231136
didyebk11793062756071154
MyPreciouS38075761303841162
apg2221898114905701162
bwjohnson1225536291591181167
Cdc19519779581216941931182
ljohansson9211112552211188
sargentlucky132964113345724631196
BidBr8ker17362361529071196
lookk4me67235862270051199
jjena28179411669951201
Marmom42741742785211921202
barbershopmike61523243956771203
lenavklchk8372386882141203
loadsofbids25351761710141210
mxantin39184231067521217
GrandadThomas49166371136681217
tadakil2342117512941219
bev13561496225174661871224
tseippel106795884935141225