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  1. netpreference United Kingdom

    netpreference Active Member

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    So, there's a name on Sedo that catches our eye, it's on for £2500 and I go in low at £1500 although to be honest I think it's cheap at £2500 ;)

    They come back at £2200 and I counter with £1750 expecting a 'meet me in the middle at £2000' response....

    They flick it over to auction with our £1750 offer as starting price, we end up paying £3200 for it :shock:

    Moral of the story :rolleyes:
     
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    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Find out who owns the domain, contact them directly, and don't go through sedo?
     
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    That's the danger when you get close to what they want and then they have nothing to lose by going to auction.
    Surely as a buyer you should be aware of that.
     
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    I agree with that - I would have done the same if I was the seller.

    Stephen.
     
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    Depends how much you believe in enforcement of Sedo's T&Cs, I put one to action as the seller in a similar situation but the buyer backed out and I ended up with nothing.

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    On the rare occasions someone makes an offer through Sedo and we get into a quote/offer rally I often give them a 'this is the price and I'll not take it to auction' quote.

    They either put up or shut up at that point. Mainly shut up if they're tyrekickers!
     
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    Would have been nicer (and less painless) if he'd done that!

    But I don't blame him, he got an extra grand for it... Next time I won't be so greedy :rolleyes:
     
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    The moral is clear, when a domain is priced right, pull the trigger.

    One day I sent a .org auction using the $850 as starting bid.
    A second bidder entered the party and it ultimately sold for $2450, that is three times the initial amount. Bidder #1 should have accepted my $1000 counter-offer :rolleyes:

    As said above, as a seller you can use the send to auction feature as leverage in negotiations ;)
     
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    The thing i found is that if you do get an offer then sent it to auction, the buyer tends to tail off and you don't get paid. So i tend to try and thrash out a deal if it's in the ballpark.
     
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