DealDash.com is an online retailer founded in February 2009 that sells a number of different products via auction, as of 2015. Prices start at $0.00 and go up by a penny with every bid, leading to savings of up to 95 percent off traditional retail prices. The site makes money by charging users for bid packs, with each bid currently costing 60 cents. Sample products include laptops, gift cards, bid packs, furniture and electronics.
DealDash.com merchandise is factory-sealed and includes the original manufacturer's warranty despite the low prices. Shipping is also included, but the company currently does not ship outside of the contiguous 48 states. The company limits accounts to one per person and two per household and prohibits both employees and their family members from bidding on the site.
DealDash.com bidders have the option of setting up a BidBuddy, a program that automatically bids a prescribed number of times during the last second of an auction. Since every auction ends after 10 seconds without a bid, this option is the only realistic way to bid on multiple items at once or win with a slower Internet connection. The BidBuddy returns any bids that were not required to win the auction to the user's account. Losing bidders may purchase the item for its Buy It Now price and receive all bids used back free of charge. This price is generally close to the normal retail price.
No Jumper auctions prevent new bidders from bidding after the $5 mark, making it easier to win. DealDash.com rewards users that frequently lead auctions with free bids. The program considers total time spent leading an auction, with its eventual outcome irrelevant in terms of accruing time. The company also refunds each user's first bid pack if he fails to win at least one auction.