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
PlayerNikii185540662682740
FaceitYoulost296511868592289
miztusweet1034421051497937338
dlpeacock14012161374958358
localsocalgirl5500720446719361
nbharath1098076602754427366
kelleyinthesky10633443427163543
jaiprakash77719215476210754557
bledpurple1714656411491283578
Luvnit11872210475453610
Ranch95992125211595639
bidbang20690370162960652
UNLTDB1DS121012561097666
JRonning94012528731667
doodlebugsara3199244274810697
fiftyshdsofjon316911317371706
rehnie257311754239771
pejewins229611405692068808
winabbie4025149342719829
brittbartelt87361228393767848
boyoreo774031621566008849
sidlana955122161862852
bkzn549510091615303867
EatPrayShove1595157140393878
Randy130319933925874663894
DaveFL12568353340630914
3958917631403335100915
klsaklsa140012159811627919
ctn851641945175162213919
Annetbryant123812019392923
iwinuloose1508241148950931
madboar5706192317612949
Tabby420204412184706959
Moneyplane1167124145660968
jamminonthe13317742042670989977
AFC66Chevy68010583210988
unipus1663190242172998
bwjohnson13533419692471011013
aryaanam1525109765011021
Sonnchen90654292595161024
bcjcbj117331611153731035
tydstanton19164805046181038
joelito2225941261511081047
Knowgoodrc28231781129761061
jdigsdeluxe79976017143851090
gabbygirl323492713499861090
Auctionbid18390247919326281092
Dustoff60645910456987151094
Bigboy789921612558252051096
betenloe34112344519771104
Advantageous2103116475555011106
Tawaran0830667194848391113
mooseou81237232172311981121
podewiz8038214520315061123
sunkiemc6372352400571124
amymt2007138708012380431127
WasteYourBid1143249278571133
Vincib103109122482231136
KNOWSLAC1471311963582031144
ninagoins77733491801290581149
nycrow66415783257991149
BIGMANREDRUM715116074018531152
cpat42020593666376801154
BidPatrol1069105595521172
bronco20811991116234604121175
36870337604892151761180
mygam0158413546530831180
pennywiser5008430213941201205
Goldie1720121311644821209
bodynbeyond785911488728081210
dfgiga54216838501215
Gmajinx115091692835891216
bev13561496225174661871224
tseippel107145914970521240
loophole043606140279881249
paw19648961172240211256
mevallee1955018818431191259
workingstiff8158123910694341259
my-time15962532722921262
Feartheredhead98584683129951263
Leanna1729761041131661269
amitim35762181860891269
stren251345525717673271270
lilstinker2229247259417602601272
80Bruno6283142316781351274
642134201240242971005761277
laylowes21671623070491289
Vive2Rave15163268616680961292
marksword11581652446001293
Kiddo55826113693290771296
dancingbaker148016981863181297
WiLLlWinOrBin7397289118119341301
daveri46752981365081301
bud10219754269350146991303
Alexale1403113441991304
McLucky77611692094621304
Blewbyyou292611773903791308
nakowear21081963309081308
JUSTONE4ME4165147247551312
rowbuyer20771391810351313