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Discussion in 'Sold Domains' started by admin, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. admin Spain

    admin Administrator Staff Member

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    Domain Prices http://www.domainprices.co.uk has been updated with recent / March sales, quite a few nice ones there including some high value 3 letters, and note Genes.co.uk was bought in a private sale in July 2007b for $6,000 (£2,979) now resold for £5,900, nice profit :)

    Please let me know of any Forum / Private sales I can publish.

    Thanks

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    You've got skirts on there. I haven't received payment yet or heard from the buyer! There were 2 bidders of £3k though so hopefully one will pay!
     
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    fury.co.uk seems a bit of a bargain, cool little name.....
     
  5. admin Spain

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    Interesting you had 2 bids at the same time and for the same amount yet the "Bid automatically placed by Sedo." won, doesn't seem fair to me. If the other bidder was using this system with 2 minutes to go surely it would have gone higher?

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    Never used sedo auction before so not sure how it works? As long as one pays! thought it was worth more though!
     
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    Looking at that, I would guess that the Bidder 2 won because it will have been the earlier bid (i.e. the bidder set their max bid before the bidder 3 placed theirs) and that the 2 bids of the same amount would suggest that Bidder 2's highest bid was £3k so if Bidder 3 had bid £3000.01 they would have won!
     
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    Well 1 week on and not heard a dicky bird from buyer. Also contacted sedo and said can't you contact the other bidder? and surprise surprise no reply. No emails about whats going on either.
    Entered some for the next auction and again no response.
    They really are piss poor. They need some healthy competition, they are making money for doing sod all!
     
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    Is there not enough knowledge, experience and skills amongst Acorn members to create a competitor? They are not exactly offering domainers cutting edge technology!
     
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    Im definately up for it! pizza.com commission alone would do me :D
     
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    You can chuck economics.co.uk on there Admin if you like, I bought it for £1750 + VAT.
     
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    Sedo are a sitting duck to have the business pulled from underneath them if someone has the skills to build a platform.

    I'll throw DomainAuction.co.uk into the pot.

    "Does what it says on the tin"
     
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    I've just posted about this funny enough.
    If someone on here with the techy skills is up for it I definately am!
     
  14. Edwin

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    The platform really isn't the problem. It's getting the critical mass of visitors and credibility that's the hard part. I don't see how a home grown effort has any hope of overtaking Sedo and their large, geographically dispersed, full-time staff.

    That's not to say for one second that Sedo has been doing everything right, only that the mechanics of the site itself are about 1% of the equation at best (and solvable on elance for a few thousand).
     
  15. pugyrob United Kingdom

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    From tiny acorns and all that.......:)

    I think its inevitable that Sedo will get some proper competition soon and i would actually disagree that this is beyond the scope of good developers/marketers to do it. Anybody who took it on would have the advantage of being able to concentrate on the UK market solely whereas obviously Sedo has its eggs in many baskets.

    I dont think that many people would need too many reasons to use another service if it was available,Sedo have rested on their laurels for quite some time now. I dont have the time to take anything else on but id love to see some people do it and give them a run for their money.

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    I'd agree with Rob & Edwin, both valid points - someone specialising in the UK market would stand a great chance of taking on Sedo and taking the premium listings away, lots of people screaming out for an alternative.

    At present how many of their UK sales are outwith domainer 2 domainer deals? not a great deal I would guess which would make entry to market very quick and easy, which means with exclusivity someone new could dominate premium domain sales.
     
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    I'd make it free initially too.
     
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    I can confirm Skirts co uk did not sell, I told the useless sedo to cancel the deal as the buyer never got in touch and the useless sedo wouldnt reply to my emails asking if they could contact the other bidder who bid £3k.

    Im actually glad now as I thought the end price was too cheap personally and will get a site going for it.

    So just to reiterate Sedo are a bunch of useless F***wits who couldnt run a bath.
     
  19. jimmc United Kingdom

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    Get off the fence hammer.

    Tell us what you really think...

     
  20. admin Spain

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    I've thought about launching an auction site, but the take up here for the forum system is quite low. Are people thnking of more an end-user site?

    If we did a joint effort would people bother to list their domains?

    Let's see how many names we can get on the site, I could add 400....
     
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    I could of kept going with my ongoing sagas. Skirts is still unfinished business!

    As for the auction site I thought about it but it's chicken and egg. You need traffic for people to post items for auction and you need items to get the traffic. Which is the reason ebay dont have any competition.
     
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