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Complaint Review: DealDash.com

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  • Submitted: Wed, January 22, 2014
  • Updated: Wed, January 22, 2014

  • Reported By: Jamesanna — Springville California
DealDash.com
1501 Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10036 Manhattan, New York USA

DealDash.com DealDash Inc, 1501 Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10036 False Advertizing and Overcharging Manhattan New York

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     I'm a customer and have no conflict of interest. I am constantly reminded of the DealDash scam every time I turn on my TV.  Rosanne Hefferman testified on the DealDash TV commercial that she paid less than $25 for a Kitchen Aid mixer and bowl valued at $349.  The same mixer and bowl is sold at Target for

$299.  DealDash disclosed that she bid 761 times.  Bids cost 60 cents each, so she paid $456.60 in bids in addition to $25, a total of $481.60 (not counting tax), for the Kitchen aid mixer that she could have bought at Target for $299.   

 

     DealDash also promises that you get your money back.  This is not entirely true.  Your bid money can be returned to your "bidbuddy", which is a DealDash deposit to be used for automated bidding.  This "bidbuddy" bids until the money runs out.  Furthermore, as a loser, in order to have your bids placed back into your automated "bidbuddy" you must buy the $299 mixer for $349.  This makes you a double loser.  Only after you buy the product you bid on for the full advertized price can you have your bid money placed back into your automated "bidbuddy" for use in the next auction.  In this widely advertized case with the Kitchen Aid mixer everyone except Dealdash lost a lot of money.  The winner paid $481.60 and the losers paid $349 for the $299 mixer if they wanted their bids returned to their bidbuddy.

 

      If 500 people bid an average of 500 times at 60 cents each the total amount DealDash received is 500 x 500 x 60 cents = $150,000 just in bids.  If all 500 bought the $299 mixer for $349, a $50 profit for DealDash, in order to have their bid money placed into the "bidbuddy",  DealDash would make

500 x $50 = $25,000.  Now you know why DealDash advertizes so much.  This is one of the bigger scams on the internet. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/22/2014 12:47 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/DealDashcom/Manhattan-New-York-10036/DealDashcom-DealDash-Inc-1501-Broadway-Manhattan-NY-10036-False-Advertizing-and-Overc-1117658. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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