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Are Some Domainers Rude To Potential Buyers?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by jideofor, May 30, 2017

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  1. jideofor

    jideofor Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have made attempts a few times to inquire about some domains and what I get is a cold "no response" after they read the email.

    I feel this is rude and does not speak good of these people. I can say this has happened more than I can ever imagine. They do not respond to simple "how much" or "is xyz domain name for sale"?

    A while back a domain name that I forgot to buy on closeout had just hit the account of this guy when I emailed him to inquire for a possible sale. He read it and refused to reply.

    Courtesy demand that a simple "no" or "yes" should follow an inquiry but never in the case of these people. They would prefer to not to respond to that email.

    Their reason for this is not even know. Maybe they already too rich or feel too proud but the issue I have with attitude like this is that it disgust me.
     
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  2. WeSell-Domains

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    I think one of the problems is that domainers get emails all the time that say "is this domain for sale". These come from "buyers" who are not real buyers at all but maybe from spammers checking to see if the email address is real or from ppl trying to find out what price they should put on a similar domain or any of a dozen other 'Non buyer" reasons. If you are a real buyer then why not say "If this domain is for sale I am prepared to offer your $xxxx for it." Be sure to include your Name, address and phone number. If you are real do not hide behind and one line email, show you are a real person. Just my opinion
     
  3. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I totally agree, a lot of people are rude and dont even realize it. I understand that some people might get 5 emails a week about a certain domain, but they should be flattered that so many people want it. :xf.smile:

    It really takes about 3 seconds to reply and some people cant even be bothered doing that.
     
  4. stub

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    If your one line email comes to me smelling like one of the dozen reasons @WeSell-Domains espouses above, you will never get a response from me. If your email comes to me with a genuine educated offer for the domain, again, like @WeSell-Domains suggests, you will get a response from me. The problem is 99.9% of the emails are in the first format. They can be spotted 100 miles away. They are not worth responding too @Silentptnr. And could even cause you great harm.
     
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  5. gilescoley

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    Each to their own, so if you got this email below, you would ignore it? If they don't make an offer but are just asking if the domain is for sale? You wont reply? I would have lost a lot of sales over the years with that technique :xf.wink: We all have our techniques that work for us though..the joys of domaining (y)

     
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  6. stub

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    I have replied to them in the past. Mostly, they have been time wasting exercise. My experience has been that by not mentioning a price, is an indication that they are looking to buy the domain on the cheap. What percentage of your sales have been made by replying to such emails?
     
  7. gilescoley

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    I agree that most of them are a waste of time. I usually ask them to make an offer rather than giving a price. They came to me, so that puts me in the box seat.

    A very small percentage I agree, but one has lead to an 8K sale so its worth replying IMO. You can often tell by the wording, grammar, punctuation etc if its someone just fishing or not
     
  8. johname

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    Rude/no reply generally means:

    1) They didnt get/read your email.

    2) The domain not for sale.

    3) They think you are are waisting their time/cheap ass domainer/ not enduser.

    4) They think playing hard to get will make them more money in the long run.



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    To test theory dont do the "how much" Instead send through a diffrent important sounding email: "I need to purchase your domaning, contact me" Signed Name..CEO of ******

    And see if they get back to you lol.
     
  9. stub

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    Aha! I was thinking you were suggesting that this was a reason to reply all 1 line emails. But you too seem to be agreeing that most 1 line emails are not worth a reply. It's difficult to say if your sale was just an outlier or not. But it would be certainly worth entertaining replies to these emails if this kind of result could be repeated. Unfortunately. For me, it hasn't been my experience to make even 1 sale from replying to these emails.
     
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  10. gilescoley

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    I probably got lucky with that sale because it is rare to get a sale out of these emails, but I do reply to all emails that I get, even if it is a short 1 line reply.
     
  11. bmugford

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    I will respond to pretty much all offers that have a chance of panning out, but there are many I won't respond to where you can tell it is just going to be an exercise in wasted time and frustration.

    If I inquire about a domain I will always make an opening offer. Just asking if a domain is for sale is not that productive in my view.

    Brad
     
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  12. jideofor

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    Okay guys, I have emailed the dude again with an offer. Let's see how it goes.
     
  13. anantj

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    I've seen very similar here on Namepros as well. It is extremely rude when someone posts to your buy thread. Basic courtesy demand at a minimum, not interested or no thanks or something... It's just plain rude when there's no reply.. I typically then start skipping requests by those users even if I have a great matching domain. They don't deserve it
     
  14. anantj

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    What is a right way to gently word this and push back on asking for an offer instead of giving a price? I have been in similar situations and I'm never sure on how to respond without coming off as brusque or rude.
     
  15. jideofor

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    The funniest thing is that this Guy's portfolio is pigeon shiit... you can hardly find anything good worth buying and he has over 200 of such domains.
     
  16. gilescoley

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    I dont think there is any right answer here. I would usually email back and thank them for the inquiry, but we dont have a set price for this domain and if they are serious about buying the domain, please could they make us an offer and we will get back to them. I will always be polite and professional even if I know they will come back with a $50 offer on a $5000 name. It really doesn't matter to me, and one day that professional attitude will pay off for you.
     
  17. Coldtrigger

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    If I get such emails, I reply simply with "it may be with the right offer", leave it and forget about it. Most end users aren't 'professional domain buyers' and their enquiries don't come with 'proper etiquette'. Lots have no experience at buying/selling at all and I won't let my domainer ego get in the way. After all, my end result is to sell. It takes literally two seconds for this reply. If they come back to me, thats when i consider it the start of the conversation and a proper rapport/strategy can be applied with the initial upper hand. End users dont look for a list of rules first before enquiring and everyone is different.
     
  18. anantj

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    Thanks. Fully agree with you on polite responses and professional attitude. Even if I dislike an offer or a serial lowballer, I reply to them in a polite and professional manner.
     
  19. jideofor

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    Not responding to an inquiry is RUDE... no matter what their offer might be. I have tabled my offer and if he doesn't reply me either, I can tell him off.
     
  20. DNGear

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    what was the domain name in question?
     
  21. jideofor

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    Do you really expect me to spill that to you? Funny. That is not the subject here but rudeness of domainers is.
     
  22. DNGear

    DNGear Domainnaut VIP

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    Not really.

    I just got 1 usd offer for one of my premium xyz.

    I just replied, why 1 usd. Take it for free.
     
  23. deez007

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    I think if your email is sent from you an actual business email address along with full contact details in your signature. (Along with website url so the can go and see that you are a legit company) Then the person should at the very least have the courtesy to reply.
     
  24. 4pm

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    no, it's not.

    is it rude to not respond to "Do you need cheap site/app/hosting/design" letters?

    is it rude to not respond to "I'm a student. I need this domain for my school project. Can pay $10"?

    is it rude to not respond to "How much?" when the landing clearly states "Make offer"?

    is it rude to not respond to unsolicited "Is it for sale?" when i'm not explicitly offering the thing for sale at all?

    and how is this not rude:
    * i'm not the guy

    ...you got too much ego is what i see. too much ego if you expect and demand that everyone must respond just because you asked..

    imo
     
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  25. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are mails that I won't reply too, like those for LLL.com domains that are not for sale anyway, unless we receive an offer that we absolutely cannot refuse. And they usually come from spa... I mean domainers and when you receive multiple copies of the same mail to different domains, you can tell you're dealing with a bargain hunter.
    With experience it's usually not hard to figure out if you're dealing with a spammer or a real end users. In between there are many chancers and dreamers too.

    That being said, you should also assume that your mail may have been trapped as spam and never reached the intended destination. Or it was trashed by the company secretary or whomever is in the first line. The whois record may be out of date too.
    Sometimes it's good to pick up the phone.
     

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