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
PlayerNikii174238659579949
miztusweet1034421051497937338
localsocalgirl5497720446710361
nbharath1071976582751224521
EatPrayShove1580156139643586
kelleyinthesky10356442421885592
Luvnit11866210474082610
haliberry922471165138275634
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning93812528345667
loadsofbids3972211209880678
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
secondtonone133110746973774
sidlana934121159299783
BidderoffAlive222511488134350840
brittbartelt87361228393767848
boyoreo774031621566008849
bronco2081184131521428216885
cooperma811125439976891
Vive2Rave1389825211553234907
Ranch95765124209348907
nakowear2017183312808914
ctn851641945175162213919
bidbang17055258113487920
Annetbryant123812019392923
iwinuloose1500241148940931
bkzn53739941600158934
Moneyplane1167124145660968
klsaklsa11974855662724971
madboar5240179277988977
bwjohnson1346211945241454979
Delisaloot163613786923985
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
pejewins207571296653996998
FaceitYoulost2728116657331009
jaiprakash777168074391994991016
aryaanam1525109765011021
Parrothead551731125614331039
joelito2225941261511081047
Ivaisaamaiva938316354552101047
bledpurple15317301812643231072
Goldie1717211161443351089
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
gabbygirl323492713499861090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
Bigboy789921612558252051096
bcjcbj11068120710631102
betenloe34082344510861104
AL67134091861563761105
zachgusky2663114422311109
Tawaran0830667194848391113
39589168133542919801121
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
FKYFREDDIE30522621534141132
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
IDONTQUIT37060628824291144
loophole043403132263501146
cpat42020593666376801154
jamminonthe130515393624926971161
jerryis710622585261571162
ALLREALallIn83098013748541170
oakleysdad17472422983621177
36870337604892151761180
redlocks59114785843344311187
PorscheOne90522092269831192
jeb1952153331392016871198
pennywiser5008430213941201205
MIKEEDWARD1251342604701881207
Tabby4201715105763641210
my-time14712292533991210
dfgiga54216838501215
BID2BUYWATCHme5896117511102241220
chefzac116309147334261221
bev13561496225174661871224
Randy1303010337217965711237
dancingbaker135686401667781237
BIGMANREDRUM706815963963851237
tseippel107145914970521240
Advantageous2014515104807891244
bbranbo81915644241991249
80Bruno6194141916675091255
paw19648961172240211256
workingstiff8158123910694341259
retnavyqm598103376931260
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
MoMoney4real64235975975711267
amitim35762181860891269
Leanna1729571041127231269
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
Dedmoroz604611785834121280
dallass1965d86226773320121287
laylowes21601623059961289
marksword11581652446001293
Dadarlin17053273961511294
Postalservice18752681571621294