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ridiculous counter offers

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  1. binny

    binny Active Member

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    Do most bids in Sedo result in ridiculous counter offers or am I just being unlucky?
     
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  3. admin Spain

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    I think its common, mainly because people bid rediculously low so the seller gets insulted and sends back something to say, "stop wasting my time"!
     
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    It depends on the domain name and your inital offer :)

    Nice generic and offering £50 might get a 999,999 reply!
     
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    It also works the other way, I have 3 -- 4 figure offers all just ignored and expired which is just as annoying.
     
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    LLL.Net with low uv, I offer mid $xxx to try and open discussions knowing true value is high $xxx to low $xxxx get back a £50,000 counter offer. Domains like it drop and auction on Snapnames every day for $800-850 and I mean every day.

    Why?

    a) they do not want to sell
    b) they have no understanding of the value of what they have and think $50k is reasonable
    c) they have no understanding of the value of what they have and think my offer was insulting

    :confused:
     
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    or d) hope you are desperate for the name and might pay over the odds
     
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    or e) Know that you are probably coming in below your top offer thus counter big and wait for you to adjust upwards.
     
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    :D i appreciate they want my offer upped but surely $49k is nuts, what would they ask for the .com

    this is just an example too, I've had about 6 this weekend. maybe the sellers are happy to have them sit on Sedo forever :???:
     
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    Domain prices have been consistantly going up so there is no incentive to sell at current market value to fellow domainers :)
     
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    there's a batch of 4 on dnf at minute for $3800, he'll take an offer too i'd guess, if you're after that kind of thing (not mine btw :cool:)
     
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    Had an offer today for a LLL.co.uk domain of $60 :rolleyes:

    Went back with a £x,xxx counter offer.

    They replied with $100 and "This is my final offer".

    Jokers, cancelled negotiations.

    I particularly like the 'Justify your asking price' replies, maybe SEDO can provide sellers with a 'Tell me your budget' option when replying to bids:D
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    yes thats a good idea, come on sedo add it :)
     
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    I personally find it irritating to receive $30 dollar offers on domains that make that a day or even week. So I just send back a huge counter offer as a message that says "f%ck you buddy, you are either 1) A retard or 2) Think I am". Since there is not an option that allows a text response.
     
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