To make things more clear:
- Around 98% of my buyers purchase at BIN
- The few negotiated sales I have come primarily via Whois / external brokers, not via Afternic
- Therefore it makes no sense for me to use min offer on Afternic.
- I only list via Afternic, and the listings get syndicated on GD Auctions as well. (for clarity)
- I have determined via long time testing that fixed price makes best sense in my case.
- Also my pricing is usually a bit lower than other domainers around here, you can say I'm a discount domainer. I usually sell around 60% of the let's call it "going around price". The price most other domainers here would use for the same name.
- This also makes my strategy perfect for fixed price, BIN. No min offer, no floor. Just buy it now, or leave. No discussion.
- Note, GD auctions provide most of my sales (note: might be different in your case; don't take this info for granted; but for me it is the primary source). I know this due to testing and also due to sales info from my Afternic rep.
Due to this, with fixed price, the buyer is only left with two choices - buy now and walk away.
You might think this might hinder my sales? On the contrary.
Time and time again it has been proven to me that it's the best strategy in my case (note; see above details as well as your case might be different). I make most money by not offering a make offer - at all.
This does not prevent some users to call in via the lander number and make an offer via the broker which will be relayed to me. I actually like these offers. But these are a minority, people who would still try to negotiate.
Otherwise, having only BIN makes the impulse buy work very well in my case, which means most profit.
I am now forced to use a min offer to actually disable the min offer that GD provides so I might use a 90% min offer for my names further. Going to test it next.