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Discussion in 'Domain Name Offers Invited' started by phablet, Jul 18, 2015.

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  1. bensd United Kingdom

    bensd Well-Known Member

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    If you've seriously had 4 offers of £x,xxx you need to take the highest one and run!
     
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  3. Retired_Member42

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    Why don't you just stick it on DomainLore and let the two £XX,XXX bidders battle it out? I'll get the beers in and watch it unfold.

    I might even share a few with the winning bidder to console him a bit.
     
  4. wizard

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    Start it at £50 and see if anyone bids :rolleyes:

     
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    Yeah, I suspect if you had £xx,xxx offers you'd have taken them, and if not, why not!
     
  6. phablet

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    A lot of replies.. thanks guys.. Trying to value it properly before diving into a quick sale!

    What's domainlores fees like?

    Would be really good seeing the auction too.. :rolleyes:
     
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    £5 to list, no commission/% and you get your £5 back to use for another sale if your domain sells.
     
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    Thanks for your Comments - Great Help & Very Much Appreciated!

    Are you saying a min xx,xxx for all 4 domains as a whole package? We have an absolute min xx,xxx that would be truly considered if put on the table right now.. So guess that's a good guide.

    Yes it's a great package. Your in the wrong arena for selling it though imho. If you look at the Premium section in here some good domains no buyers.

    Some people have also advised to hold out and wait for the market to change and for the Phablet market to grow further in the hope of reaching xxx,xxx offers. They said it is possible.. The markets do swing in round-a-bouts and exact match domains always look the best and therefore hit a premium for dominance positioning..

    No I wouldn't hang about. Do the work to find the serious buyers. Phablet is not a new concept the technology has been around for few years now. My Note 2 is considered a phablet and that's nearly 2 years old and they are note 4 now. Winds can change overnight.

    There are still good sales going on online and it's only a matter of time before google gets bored of mass idiotic, endless 'brandable' domains and looks for keyword relevance domains again to escape the mushy waste. I did read it is already happening and shifting back again.. apparently..

    Fanciful thinking there. It's quite simple you want a xx,xxx sale and it's not going to land on your lap unless you are very lucky. gonna have to do some work. or maybe get a professional domain broker on board.

    Some people put 'normal' co.uk domains on here and at listed auctions for approx mid x,xxx for a single domain that i would think are slightly 'Premium' one-word domains in many generic niches (such as a place, clothing item or service etc).. If offered as a pack of 4 it is classed as far more premium, as many would simply sell one set of .co.uk + .uk and keep the other half for a longer time view on them for a 2nd sale of which may even grow to become larger valued etc..


    I don't think there is an abundance of potential buyers. It's a risk. But a large firm or big time entrepreneur can buy this off you and get their return within 18months if they are up for it. I'd really dump the estate agent content and do a proper sales page. You've had loads of advice and look how premium dotcoms are sold. All the background data, size of market yadidaya is put on the sales page. It's all there. Makes you look like a serious seller who knows the value of the asset and what you are doing.


    Also given the generic niche that these domains are apparently in and the past pricing of such mobile/phone related single one word domains.. these could be perfect for a new store or company that wants to match them with their current operations etc..

    Phablet has a shelf life. It's time is now. It's not a timeless domain like Love.co.uk or Money.co.uk those domains will continue forever. Phablet is more like Carphone.co.uk .... few years of peak value loads of profit to be made and eventually something new will replace it.

    It's all down to the best offers which would be considered and i am aware that if a reseller offers a price then i know full well that they are looking for some space for them to 'make a profit' so to speak..

    It has a reseller potential if you sold it for x,xxx if you sell it for xx,xxx it has no reseller value cos that's end user money. You want end user money but want to sell to a reseller. This aspect needs to be rethought.

    All offers considered regardless of xx,xxx amount and possible auction will take place if not via broker to contact useful end-users..

    If you got ten other domains as good as phablet sure go and auction it. But if that's your very best domains, and auction doesn't go your way oh dear. And putting a reserve price on it will only reduce the number of potential bidders.

    Refer to previous post there are specialist auctions who only deal with plus 25k a pop domains. You should approach them. If they take these domains on you know your onto something.

    Exciting times
     
  10. diablo

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    You've obviously missed the post where it says he has already received four £XX,XXX offers.

    That fact alone makes your entire post redundant.
     
  11. ian

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    Assuming they are genuine!
     
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    I'd hope they are. I'm thinking if hiring him to sell some of my domains if he can get 4 £XX,XXX offers in the space of a few days. I thought the .co.uk aftermarket was on its arse!
     
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    Problem with these domains is that not many people have heard of a phablet, people have heard of mobiles and tablets. I think the majority of tech savvy people on here would have had to look the name up, so you can imagine how little of the none tech people have heard of it.

    If you get a decent genuine £x,xxx offer take it, if indeed you have suddenly had 4 £xx,xxx offers then take the highest. You won't get anyone on this forum offering you anywhere near that much for these. If you would or have, say so in this thread, i'm interested to know (I'll send you a list of a few of my domains you may be interested in buying ).

    I would say if you want the best price, contact some end users directly. Maybe contact some of the owners of the domains you mentioned earlier, i.e. mobiles.co.uk etc....
     
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    Surely nobody would be stupid enough to pretend to a forum full of seasoned domainers that they had received four £XX,XXX offers in so short a space of time if they hadn't.
     
  15. WalkinDude United Kingdom

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    Whether the offers were genuine or not the more pertinent aspect is he didn't accept the offers. Doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to suggest this could be because the offers too low on the xx,xxx range or volume of offers inspired a reassessment of value [which is rarely a good idea] so in any case in the face of offers of insufficient value seems to be me more work must be done to achieve the right offers if there be potential for them.
     
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    Pertinence here surely ends with whether the offers were genuine or not: pretty difficult to accept an offer that isn't genuine!
     
  17. markb United Kingdom

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    May have been best to create the thread saying he's had x,xxx offers, but looking for best xx,xxx offers only.
     
  18. ChrisMM United Kingdom

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    This is only my personal theory, but I believe OP is treading a fine line here in regards to the trademark and looking to profit from it by selling the domains.

    I believe the whole estate agents thing is just some elaborate smoke screen to get the domains out there, but not in a way that would show "bad faith" in a legal sense if you know what i mean.
     
  19. phablet

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    I have never heard so much bitterness from one individual, you have truly let yourself down. The domains where registered far before any trademark. Do your research before firing around accusations of a libelous nature as it will not be tolerated. Such unfounded, unsubstantiated claims leading to a failed deal in regards to your statement would hold you libel if the buyer swore that it was due to your damaging 'claim'.

    We have solicitors who have advised that we are in fact legal in our standing in all forms. If brokers, domain speculators or anyone else see's potential in our portals/domains then they where & are free to take the opportunity of offering to acquire our property sales and lettings portals for their own use and for whatever their reasons may be.

    Our solicitor is acting as negotiator with the individuals who submitted offers. One offer came from a company whom many would be very surprised by, but a quick sale is never a good idea when this has been so rapid and as mentioned by another person here it has triggered a re-evaluation.
     
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    Thanks, It is a great package and i thank you for admitting it..

    Many people complain here and there about our stance but that's life. Most who complain are themselves sitting on web property that they either 1) Don't get a rush of offers for (regardless of reason) or 2) Never get any offers and also struggle to sell some of their property even on auction places and even on a long term basis.

    We aren't even deciding the reasons for people's offers - their use is down to them etc.. We just deal with a property lettings portal and this has all came about.

    Well appreciated. Beers are on me and you have a number of such with your name on.. May even get you some custom printed beers from Moonpig.. long live PhabLETS :cool:
     
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  21. gimpydog United Kingdom

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    Sad, but true.

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