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Negotiating on sedo - opinions?

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  1. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I've recently made an offer via Sedo for a .org.uk domain name.

    After making a couple of offers to open the process (my 2nd of £100), I received a counter offer from the seller of £1500, with the following text (anonymised here of course):

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    XXXXX.co.uk is the .co.uk equivalent of the .org.uk I am bidding on.

    I don't value 'Estibot', so I'm just wondering how to respond to this constructively! :rolleyes:

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks. :D

    PS: If any AD member recognises this as their domain, I'm not sure TBH, please contact me. :)
     
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  3. aZooZa

    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I'd just say that you are not an end-user, and that in your experience, Estibot valuations are not a practical yardstick for a buyer - or words to that effect ;)
     
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    Alien Well-Known Member

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    Thanks aZooZa, that's a good idea. I'd like to keep the bidding alive, so I'll adopt this approach! :cool:
     
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    you cant put anything derogatory on sedo because it is filtered ,i would just love to tell them there valuation is taking the piss and i would rather poke my eyes out with a blunt instrument than pay there ludicrously overvalued price,or look through the whois and contact them directly....:rolleyes:

    your very lucky getting a reply from sedo i'm currently sitting on about 95% (no reply) even with £xx,xxx offers :confused:

    it's about time sedo pulled there finger out and started banning people
     
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    Alien Well-Known Member

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    LOL! :lol: I can quite understand your feelings there!

    Well, I've just had a counter bid today of £1499 :rolleyes: from the seller with comments that I'm waiting to read (need approval). We'll see what the next chapter brings........:D
     
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    wb Well-Known Member

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    I really hope someone launches a service to rival Sedo. There are so many aspects to their website and service which need improving, so it shouldn't be too difficult for someone with a good offering to take their market share.

    "Domains.co.uk" would be perfect name to do it with, and I personally think it would be both a better idea and generate more revenue than the leasing model. :)
     
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