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
miztusweet1034421051497937338
joe512230985741481331352
localsocalgirl5497720446710361
jaiprakash7779665258143601464
bronco2081160221401371800578
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning92312426203677
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
dinoboy84317674778730
BIGMANREDRUM65341538374837732
haliberry92162610292926797
rianyu66625569685171829832
dolot11684786374114842
brittbartelt87361228393767848
boyoreo774031621566008849
Luvnit11442128355035851
kelleyinthesky7846394314027855
leeL941225134154571872
Annetbryant123812019392923
relentl3ss73751477616130946
Randy130255933238648030953
MONEYMAKERKING1528104193610963
trbotrek244011422584964
pamiam91513875921938972
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
80Bruno3516680717142993
unipus1663190242172998
army_tweet10321441212221016
postit1278311042499451023
horvszabi42172833150171025
Diannas56112553424551031
Vive2Rave10356180010605321045
joelito2225941261511081047
Shadowjester234074893888381048
mooseou8122149112883131050
kellybird091525559520010288361065
mygam0154273376206691069
AL67121251341074231081
gabbygirl323492713499861090
443845192226504001091
leejazzy780121544921104
UHC336018164820872221110
cooperma5719153240331111
Tawaran0830667194848391113
UNLTDB1DZ43203321854661114
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6242352398811124
amymt2007138708012380431127
IDONTQUIT35183480590841130
persistant88251801257471131
lookk4me118518153761491132
Vincib103109122482231136
Fantasysports8021520223428321139
surveypro225838602526271150
cpat42020593666376801154
AuctionsAllDay4324792228411158
paw19648571152120101178
pennywiser5008430213941201205
jdigsdeluxe39032141915661213
dfgiga52516829051215
bodynbeyond680110227461841218
bwjohnson1306227942105041218
bev13561496225174661871224
321youloss9892251748431231
Auctionbid17362214715847661238
tagudin51112261483571239
Counter5230428626716737151240
tseippel107145914970521240
kanartz46671891711881249
mrsgoldieaam12111162382711256
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
bkzn399886914479641263
WasteYourBid1079230224151268
Leanna1728721041114991269
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
judycim21551191138381272
j34156353410245609301274
mawmawbellsue63231441391761274
AMAZON_WARRIOR531921378226141276
stren251181023026135301295
Kiddo55826113693290771296
gafiredude72991263811297
Dedmoroz48189114398361301
McLucky77611692094621304
amitim32852061730141308
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
rowbuyer20771391810351313
Mammadukes636551311197751314
BidderoffAlive14368419850931316
sandesign7761271062401317
maxxmillie7921324463371041319
iwinuloose10171911006771324
kaldawn35014104088631336
PDCB27812561807611339
bidbang15134175838581343
aaronj91897104567881346
DonBids9231291876201354
ljohansson13091623502671367
FKYFREDDIE20311611053971368
nbharath8619667623114451369