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bikini.org.uk - offer received - pls help me value it!?!?!

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  1. developdomains United Kingdom

    developdomains Well-Known Member

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    Had an initial offer for bikini/org/uk via Sedo of £100, I countered it with £500 then heard nothing.

    So I lowered it to £400 and buyer came back with a final offer of £150.

    Would you sell for £150 or is it worth more?? I think it is but I'd be interested in other people's views.

    Thanks in advanced for your time!
     
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    I have always said that a product (and I include Domains in this statement) is only worth what a purchaser is prepared to pay for it.

    What I mean by that is, you may value product A at £5k however, you might not realistically ever get a buyer for it at £5k so in theory, its not worth that.

    However, life is never as simple as that, there are other factors to take into consideration when setting your final selling price, these can include:

    How long has the domain been parked, How many visitors does it get and probably the most important of all, how much do you want the money that's on offer?

    If you are happy to wait for another offer (and believe you have a realistic chance of getting one) then hold onto it.

    Alternatively, can you not negotiate where you accept their offer but send it to auction?
     
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    Depends if you are ever planning on developing it. Bikini from memory is a very big search volume term and the exact match domain you have would be attractive for seo.

    I personally think £150 is a bit low but then again i like those sort of names,

    (no one pm me a load of org.uks though :) )

    Rob
     
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    I will dump it to auction, £150 is ok for a .org.uk
     
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    I'd take it...while I firmly believe the value of keyword .org.uks will pick up nicely over the next few years, a bird in the hand...
     
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    IMO you should take it - i would have bitten there arm off at £100!!!

    -Ben
     
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    I have a hunch that the transaction will fail / not happen. Have had a few of those recently. Please let us know and I hope that it does go through for you :)
     
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    prob take it unless u serious plan to develop - also bikini is the bigger search term
     
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    thanks all for your comments so far.

    just had a look at wordtrackers database and it shows:

    bikini: 6,793 searches
    bikinis: 1,385 searches

    i think that must affect the price????
     
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    Google adwords show the following:-

    exact match
    bikini 90500
    bikinis 60500

    broad match
    bikini 823000
    bikinis 246000
     
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    grantw Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't sell it at £150, I'd rather hold it for a few years. I suppose it depends on how much you want to risk losing £150 if you never get another offer on it!

    Grant
     
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    If you haven't already, take a look at domainprices.co.uk to compare against other sales. It would be too low an offer for my liking, but it depends on your own situation. I think it's better than £150. bikini is a high traffic term and this domain must give you a bit of an SEO advantage.

    Rgds
     
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