DealDash runs its auctions as outlined in its terms of service, but the company charges per bid. As a result, bidders are likely to spend more in total then the merchandise they win. DealDash cites the entertainment value of bidding to justify this expense.
Traditional auction sites, such as eBay.com, allow bidders to bid for free. In addition, these websites typically require bidders to outbid previous bidders by a certain amount. DealDash raises the cost of the product by one cent every time someone bids. Since every bid nets the company 60 cents as of May 2015, it typically make far more off each auction than it spends on merchandise that sells for a low price.