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  1. Knaan09

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    If both 'cheap' and 'discount' prefix domains are available, which would you recommend buying.

    For example, if the following 'discount' versions were available for £1k each (all .co.uk), would you consider this a good price:

    discountcars, discountlaptops, discountflights, discountinsurance, discounttvs

    Is there a big value difference between the two, 'cheap' and 'discount'?
     
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    I usually prefer cheap to discount. Usually the traffic is better. I have cheap flight tickets UK, and whilst I haven't checked, I bet the traffic for cheap flights is better than for discount flights.

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    I think discount will always be second to cheap in most cases but it's still a decent prefix.

    discountflights sold a few hours ago for £1020, the bidders were mainly people from this forum, so I'd call that a reseller/investment price rather than an end user price:

    http://domainlore.co.uk/auctions/id/894

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    Thanks for the replies. If £1k is a reseller/investment price for these domains, what could the end user price potentially be?
     
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    Note from a traditional marketing point of view, discount can be better than cheap, e.g. which sounds better discounthotels or cheaphotels? I'd say discounthotels, as cheap can have poor connotations.

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    Quite a lot more ;) see domainprices.co.uk.

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    Using the above example by grantw, 'discountflights sold a few hours ago for £1020', what could this fetch from a reseller compared to an end user?
     
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    Not directly comparable, however DiscountTravel.co.uk sold for just under £12,000 in 2008.
     
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