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AT A Loss - Advice needed please...

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  1. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

    WineLoverLondon Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Not so long ago, I sold a domain on DL for about 250GBP. I waited a couple of days before contacting the buyer and heard nothing. I then, tried again - still nothing. I tried again, this time copied in the owner of DL..still nothing (from both)...

    I then forgot about it and got an automated email from DL reminding me to complete the transfer. I resent this to the buyer - who finally replied and simply wrote this:

    Hi,

    Our client has not paid the invoices yet unfortunately for the domains he asked us to bid on.



    Is there anything I can do?
     
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  3. wizard

    wizard Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything I can do?

    No just move on that happens on DL and everywhere
     
  4. super-whois United Kingdom

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    Do you want to name the buyer's handle or real name, or was it just a user number? I figure if certain people just bale out (which is disrespectful) then it's maybe useful for other people to be aware of them. I agree it should be addressed as people who bid then bale out should be kicked.
     
  6. stitchbob

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    You can point out to them that their relationship with their client has nothing to do with the legally binding contract they entered into with you, and remind them that non payers risk being banned from DL and hence unable to purchase domains in future.

    Beyond that though, not much that's worth chasing unless the domain went for more than you could relist it for.
     
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    I got exactly the same message and problem with the buyer: terry@syroup.com ( Terry mcginnis)
     
  9. super-whois United Kingdom

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    You'd be surprised what works, why don't you give it a try next time :rolleyes:
     
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  10. wizard

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    haha they still won't pay just move on to the next get back to your work
     
  11. Ben Thomas

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    Get a budget from them up front next time. If they want to spend max £500 on a domain, ask for £500 up front. Whatever it comes in at, refund the difference or take it as a service charge. Rule #1 - Never spend your own money.
     
  12. WineLoverLondon United Kingdom

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    OMG - THAT's WHO IS MESSING ME AROUND - SAME FRIGGING GUY !!!

     
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  14. Robert Smith United Kingdom

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    It may be worth contacting the police or perhaps your local MP?
     
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  15. Ben Thomas

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    Behave :D
     
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  16. Siusaidh United Kingdom

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    Why isn't there a naughty boy icon when we need one? As Ben says, total misbehaviour.
     
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    This story has a weirdly good ending..I re listed the same domain and it sold for over 3 x what it originally went for....And the buyer was chasing me first thing this morning..

    Result..../ Luck.
     
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  18. Ben Thomas

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    Love it, tough titties really.
     
  19. starbird United Kingdom

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    Nice one, if I buy I domain I always want to pay quickly as well. I think it's courtesy to be prompt. If it is an auction I am literally waiting for the successful email to come so I can sort out payment. I reckon most here would be like that as well. I think it helps build a reputation that you're a good buyer and respect is a 2 way street.
     
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