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  1. melat0nin Belgium

    melat0nin Active Member

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    Hi all

    My uncle owns the domain watchblog.us. He was contacted the other day by someone purporting to be interested in buying the domain, with the following email:

    We replied that we would be interested to hear their offer, then we received this in return:

    All the stuff about valuations seems dodgy to me, since why would you offer a price and still want a valuation? Either you buy subject to the valuation or you put forward your offer and stick to it.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    I would ask for additional company details

    Details of other purchases they have made recently of whom you can contact the sellers... they should not have such broken English and can let you know how things went.

    Personally, I would be very dubious about this and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do not use paypal! :)
     
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    I think that the "buyer" may have written most of the posts on that page they link to.

    This stinks of scam. The consistant language, the talk of using paypal etc, all very smelly. I would run away to be honest. Or have some fun ;)
     
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    Just to confirm, this is a scam. Any time someone tries to buy a domain and then insists on an independent valuation first, it's a scam. Any serious domainer would know the value of a domain themselves.

    Rgds
     
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    I had the same scam on one of my domains last year. He did me a favour though. I actually obtained an appraisal by Sedo and GoDaddy to have it valued. From then I parked it and discovered it had natural type in traffic. Had owned it for 2 years previous and just had it sat at 123 reg.

    Now gets over 200 UV per day and decent adsense revenue. Money for nothing.
     
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    And ya chicks for free ;)
     
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    Thanks for the replies folks.

    We sent this back to them:

    To which we received this in reply:

    Needless to say we'll not be replying :)
     
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    Oh please do... this is fun. :) See how long we can string him along and what things we can get him to do ala http://www.419eater.com/ :)
     
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    It gets better. Did you see the video at the end where he got them to do the dead parrot scene from Monty Python?
     
  14. investica2008

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    Price Evaluation Is Not Important

    IF THE INTERESTED PARTY IS TRULY INTERESTED, WHY DOES HE ASK FOR AN EVALUATION?

    :confused:
     
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