If you’re a fan of eBay or other similar websites that offer products you can win via auction, you may have heard of DealDash

The popular “penny auction” website offers a digital platform for those seeking the thrill of an auction — and the potential for a sweet deal. Like anything that sounds too good to be true, DealDash has received some skepticism over the years about its legitimacy, and whether users can actually save some serious money on the products they purchase. 

Breaking down the details

As mentioned, DealDash is a penny auction website that allows customers to bid on items with the goal of acquiring them at a discounted price. 

DealDash offers a transparent bidding process that’s available for anyone to review on their website. Each auction starts at $0 and the price increases by $0.01 with each bid placed. Bids must be bought upfront and are frequently on sale for 12 to 15 cents each.

Every time a customer places a bid, the timer on the auction resets to 10 seconds. Once the timer runs out – the last person to bid on the auction wins the prize. According to DealDash, users can often save up to 90% on an item, including big-ticket items such as electronics or fashion items. 

Too good to be true, you say? Well, DealDash has a lot backing it up as a legitimate website.

Many Customers Say: It’s Legit

DealDash is a registered and accredited business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It has been in operation since 2009 and the company has an A+ rating with the BBB. 

You may argue that DealDash charges its customers bids regardless of whether or not they win the auction, which some people might interpret as “unfair.” 

However, if you’ve been in the online auction space for a while, you’d know that this is a common practice with penny auctions — so DealDash isn’t unique for doing this. If that still sounds like a bad deal to you, it might be that penny auctions just aren’t your thing. 

DealDash repeatedly makes this policy clear throughout the process. So like it or not, it’s ultimately up to users to decide how they want to use their bids — and whether they want to participate in the auctions in the first place. 

Other Platform Features

Additionally, DealDash offers a “Buy It Now” option for each auction. This means that if a customer has placed bids on an item and does not win, they can still purchase the item and receive all of their bids back to be used in future auctions. This option provides an added level of security for customers who are concerned about losing their bids — and the item they wanted.

Another factor that sets DealDash apart is its commitment to customer satisfaction. The site offers a 90-day, money-back guarantee on the purchase of your first bid pack. 

Ultimately, DealDash is a legitimate penny auction site where you can have the chance at winning something you really like at a discounted price. But like all auction sites, if you don’t enjoy the process needed to actually win the auctions, then it might not be for you. 

But those who enjoy learning strategies for winning, DealDash can still be a fun way to interact with a community of millions that enjoys the thrill of an auction.