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  1. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

    WineLoverLondon Active Member

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    Please PM reasonable offers - Seriously, reasonable please..Some of these I paid quite a lot for so my wife (Mrs Wine Lover) would kick my butt if I took food off her plate..

    Cheers


    2mk.co.uk
    2mk.uk
    63m.co.uk
    63m.uk
    allcreditcards.co.uk
    allcreditcards.uk
    bettingpicks.co.uk
    bhaskar.co.uk
    brokenshoes.co.uk
    brokenstrings.co.uk
    bytehost.co.uk
    bytehost.uk
    caraccidentinjury.co.uk
    childallergy.co.uk
    childallergy.uk
    classicnovels.co.uk
    coldhands.co.uk
    coldhands.uk
    creditfixing.co.uk
    dunking.co.uk
    funner.co.uk
    getfinancing.co.uk
    heatingoils.co.uk
    itbackup.co.uk
    itbackup.uk
    latintranslation.co.uk
    londonjewelers.co.uk
    lotteryjackpot.co.uk
    micromanage.co.uk
    onlinefaxing.co.uk
    onlinetrainingsoftware.co.uk
    printedimage.co.uk
    printpostcards.co.uk
    privatedentalplans.co.uk
    pursehangers.co.uk
    quickcashtoday.co.uk
    recycledphones.co.uk
    scienceblog.co.uk
    strawberrycake.co.uk
    toyscooters.uk
    travelcoverinsurance.co.uk
    travelcoverinsurance.uk
    undefeatable.co.uk
    vegetablesteamers.co.uk
    wakeskate.co.uk
    wakeskate.uk
    winedecanters.co.uk
    youmonitor.co.uk
    youmonitor.uk
    youtbue.co.uk
    BOLLUCKS.CO.UK
    CHICAGOFLIGHTS.CO.UK
    FINANCIALCAPITALOFTHEWORLD.CO.UK
    FOUNDMISSING.CO.UK
    INDIABREAKS.CO.UK
    ORIGINALCOPIES.CO.UK
    OVENBAKED.CO.UK
    RUSSIANPAINTINGS.CO.UK
    SPACEMISSION.CO.UK
    THATHURTS.CO.UK
    1ip.co.uk
    babycharm.co.uk
    computerjob.co.uk
    diagnosing.co.uk
    draughty.co.uk
    freelancehire.co.uk
    fxdeals.co.uk
    heatingplumbing.co.uk
    hoverboardbatteries.co.uk
    hoverboardbattery.co.uk
    profiteers.co.uk
    slashing.co.uk
    spiritualharmony.co.uk
    stampinvestments.co.uk
    toycars.co.uk
    toyscooters.co.uk
    weddingcouple.co.uk
    weezy.co.uk
    weezy.uk
    whitechocolate.co.uk
    woz.co.uk
     
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  3. boxfish United Kingdom

    boxfish (19) Active Member Trusted Trader

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    Hi,

    In your first ever forum post you said you didn't really know what you were doing and that you had wasted too much money as you have just had a baby and were basing domain prices on estibot valuations.

    Since then you seem to have offered a few domains for sale with no offers and now you are buying (imho) high priced domains on Domainlore and trying to immediately flip them on Acorn, with what looks like zero interest.

    Don't take this the wrong way, but do you know what you are doing?
     
  4. Kari

    Kari (6) Retired Member Known Trader

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    lol boxfish :rolleyes:

    some nice names there though :)
     
  5. boxfish United Kingdom

    boxfish (19) Active Member Trusted Trader

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    TBH, this isn't a reflection on the names really, it was more the comment in his first thread coupled with buying woz.co.uk and toycars.co.uk on DL for £500/£600 then posting them on Acorn a week later.

    If he hadn't of sounded like he'd regretted wasting a load of cash in his first thread and buying stuff based on estibot valuations I wouldn't have said anything.
     
  6. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

    WineLoverLondon Active Member

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    Boxfish - I'm trying...

    I'm a commodity trader by profession so am trying (clearly in vein) to buy and sell domains.

    Any help or advice would be hugely appreciated....

    are all the domains that bad?
     
  7. Edwin

    Edwin (73) Well-Known Member Exclusive Member Trusted Trader

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    If you're buying off of DomainLore, you're not going to find people on Acorn willing to give more from the domains, simply because everyone on Acorn already knows about DomainLore so if they wanted the name they'd have bid (the DL auction price will always be lower than your price, unless you're willing to take losses).

    So you have to find a different strategy if you want to bring DomainLore into the equation.

    What could that be?

    Well, if you already know (or have a high degree of confidence) that you will be able to find, approach and persuade end-user buyers of a particular domain name, that would be one reason for laying out the cash. I don't mean in an abstract "I'm sure somebody out there might want to buy it" sense, I mean in a very pragmatic "Ah, I can see that NameX.co.uk would suit specific Company A, Company B and Company C and I am confident I can pitch it to them". In other words, do all the research before buying the name. Don't think of research as something to work on down the road. The money's already been spent by then!

    Or if you had the intent, skills and time to build out a site (a real site, not a 5 page, 5 minute wonder) on the topic, well that would be another reason to invest in a particular generic.

    Of course, DL prices are often "cheap" (in the sense that they often look low compared to end user sales) but there's a reason for that: it's on the whole domainers buying on DL and they're looking for stuff at firesale prices. But as I said above, it doesn't follow that they're going to be willing to pay you more for the same name! After all, there will be more bargains on DL tomorrow, and the next day, and so on...

    But the #1 piece of advice would be: domains are NOT a get rich quick scheme. Especially now, when all the best names have been registered for 10-15 years or more. So you have to be very strategic with what you buy, especially at first. Best to end up with just a handful of decent names, and work to flip those at a profit, then reinvest and keep doing that again and again. And by golly that requires real effort, hard work, and more than a little luck (if you think any of these factors don't apply, then domaining is not for you)!

    However every single piece of advice is moot if you can't tell the difference between a good name, a bad name or a mediocre name. Until you can, STOP REGISTERING DOMAINS.

    Once you think you're starting to get a feel for things, then start very very very slowly.

    Remember: domains are a cost until you do something with them (monetise or sell them) so the ownership of domains is not itself a "success metric".
     
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  8. Edwin

    Edwin (73) Well-Known Member Exclusive Member Trusted Trader

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    They should ALL be good. I don't mean yours are, I mean in general "if you're doing it right, you shouldn't be buying bad domains on the aftermarket - period". That's a crazy recipe for wasting money.

    Goes hand in hand with what I said in my previous post.

    And if you're not "doing it right", then stop doing "it" until you can.
     
  9. mat United Kingdom

    mat (54) Well-Known Member Trusted Trader

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    You have some nice domains in there for someone starting out. The way domains obviously differ to commodities is that in general they dont have a set price at which you can sell for. The price of gold today, is the price you can sell it at today.

    There are many occasions when a domain name fails to sell on this forum for £50 or even pick up any attention, yet send a few emails out to "end users" and that same domain can sell for over £1k. That is what makes domain names equaly exciting and frustrating at times.

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
  10. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

    WineLoverLondon Active Member

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    Thanks!

    Guess I'll keep plugging away...

    QQ - how do you value your own domains? The first thing end users will ask is how much?
     

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