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flip.uk - .UK Domain Auctions and Marketplace

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by lazarus, May 3, 2020.

  1. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    @DJ Wood & @WalkinDude
    I have noted your suggestions. My next development drive is in a couple of weeks. I will see what I can do.

    BTW. Just looking right now across the many platforms and as far as quality domains at auction go (Excluding SEO Domains) I see a clear difference :)

    Cheers, Laz
     
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  3. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    Justice Department And 11 States Sue Google For Violating Antitrust Laws

    Early days but I hope to see a day when the same companies and businesses are no longer able to occupy entire realms of potential digital commerce by remaining permanently in top positions for search results for literally millions of specific search requests.

    If you want to shop on Amazon it seems natural to me to search 'Amazon' then go to the site and search for whatever it is you are after. Not if you type in any shippable product whatsoever you get amazon results first and foremost each and every time perpetually. Little man/woman entrepreneur doesn't even stand a chance.

    I think by any reasonable expectation if I type in 'uk domain Auction' thus specifying I want yanno 'uk domain auction' results then as things stand you'd expect to see DL and Flip in top half of top page at the very least. That's a fairly specific search request imo, not much vague about it.
     
  4. lazarus

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  5. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    What's the feeling on showing a reserve range?

    When an auction has a hidden reserve it could show as a guide (£1 - £100) or (£100 - £500) or (£500 - £1000) or (£1000 - £2500) etc for example...

    Cheers, Laz
     
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    Just my 2 cents but that one I'd wait on. Folks can pm for example and a low starting bid on reserve brings in more curiosity than a pile of domains with high openly disclosed reserves.

    You could however refuse to list domains with unrealistic reserves on them. I'm assuming that's already being done. Reserve feature is good for domainers but has to have some measure of independent realism to the reserve prices set.
     
  7. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    I would prefer being able to set the start price rather than a reserve as I feel the reserve can actually put people of from bidding (but that might just be me). This way the auction is fully transparent and if the buyer is happy, they will bid and if they are not, they won't. I've seen a lot of people starting auctions at £1 or £10 with reserves higher than £50 and I always wonder why they didn't start at £50 in the first place. I guess they are doing this in order to be promoted to the 'Showcase' or 'Popular' auctions section, which seems unfair, especially if the reserve has been set unrealistically high.

    I guess you could always give the seller the option of disclosing the reserve price at the time of listing the auction. i.e. 'tick this box if you would you like the reserve price to be hidden'?

    Cheers!
     
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    Just as felt like some momentum was building up...Lockdown Episode II is upon us.
     
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    @lazarus Really love the clean simplicity of flip.uk!

    One suggestion: the auction pages show time left, but could the end date and time show too? Useful for quickly noting when auctions end.
     
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  10. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi Diablo, You can switch between time left and end time on the page that lists all the auctions.
    But I will add it to the actual auction listing page too.

    Cheers, Colin
     
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  11. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    I agree, I'd like to be able to start @ £50 where I'm happy to sell to a single bidder and not do reserves

    I'd also like to be able to catch something when it drops and list it quickly same day while its still fresh with others who may have also been after it rather than wait over 24hours.

    So combine both those, Catch > quick list starting @ £50.. rinse and repeat :)
     
  12. lazarus

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    Hi Domain Magic.

    If you catch a domain and submit it to auction, you will get an auction page straight away but it just has not started yet.

    You can get the url of the auction page from...
    Selling -> scheduled auctions. If someone types in the domain this is also what they will see and you can immediately start promoting wherever.

    Hope this helps.
     
  13. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Some really nice domain auctions happening right now on flip!
     
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    I see listings have watchers, but how do you actually watch a domain?

    I've looked through the help page and nothing mentioning it. I assumed there would be a watch this domain button on the domain listing page, but nothing there either, I'm stumped, so how :confused:
     
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    Hiya, Just click the heart next to the quick bid button.

    To see your wishlist / watchlist just click the heart next to the search box. (I will be changing the icons to an eye icon in the next update)

    Once you have added a domain to your watchlist you will receive an email the day the auction finishes.

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    Ah, I only look at the site on my phone, so I don't see a heart icon next to the search button.

    Then I just had a face palm moment, when looking at any listing on my phone, it only shows share, print and report buttons under the make offer button, UNTIL, I just turned my phone sideways and then I see a heart icon next to those other 3 I mentioned :rolleyes::D, now I know.

    Had the same problem the other day when I had an offer on Flip, got the email saying there's an offer, go on the site and see the domain under offers received, but can't see the offer listed, UNTIL, I slid screen from right to left and then I saw the offer details slide in to view, bloody phones lol
     
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    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hiya,

    Yeah some bits, especially in the back end need improvement when using a mobile.
    Cheers
     
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    One thing i find complicated at the moment is finding things in the marketplace. I want to buy domains there but filtering by domain character length doesn't seem possible. Would be grand to get better filtering options in place. Much prefer flip than DL, has bags of potential.