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BrandPa Offer Received - Legitimate?

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by Mitchell Hengesbach, Aug 13, 2018

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  1. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    I received an email this morning from the CEO of Brandpa, Jowita Emberton, and I want to make sure it's legitimate and not a scam. This is my first potential sale with BrandPa, so I'm not entirely sure about their process.

    Here is the email:
    ______________________________________________

    Hello Mitchell,

    Just to let you know, we have a person interested in purchasing your name ******.com. Their budget is $****** (their original budget was $******* :) )

    They'd like to pay in a deposit of $******* to secure the name and finalise this purchase in 28 days. This is a part of their message:

    "I don't need the time to make up my mind or anything, its a done deal. However, due to the holiday season, people are away and I just need the time to sort out the money!"

    We don't usually do deposits but we could make an exception in this case - only if you're ok with this.

    The plan would be that Brandpa holds 10% of the full payment to secure the name for the buyer Take it off Brandpa and ask you to keep the name until they're ready to purchase it). We will raise the invoice when the buyer is ready to complete the purchase. If they decide not to purchase the name, we will make a payment of $******* to you (the deposit they made).

    Please let me know what you think.

    Kind regards,

    Jowita Emberton

    _____________________________________________

    Can anyone confirm the legitimacy of this email? I don't want to reply until I know for sure.

    Thanks for your help!

    Mitchell
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
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  2. creataweb

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  3. domains21

    domains21 Established Member

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    You might like to know that you've removed the link text but not the link URL mate. :xf.wink:
     
  4. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    Yes, that's also an option. Just wanted to reach out to all of you who have experience. I don't have any.
     
  5. Riz M.

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  6. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert Epik.com Staff VIP

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    What is the email id from which you received email?
     
  7. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    It appears to be Jowita's official BrandPa email address. I'm sure everything is in order and fine. I'm probably being a bit overcautious; read too many scam stories I suppose.
     
  8. karmaco

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    Why in the world would you post this private email regarding a potential sale? You should be on Slack talking to Jowita if you have any questions not in a public forum 🙄
     
  9. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    I honestly didn't think it was wrong of me to do... just looking for helpful advice. The only advice I'm receiving is that I should not be on this site asking questions. I'll take the post off. Didn't mean to offend anyone.
     
  10. PAVAN

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    I think you could have simply put a private message to Jowita's profile here on namepros. She can only confirm whether it was indeed her email.

    This post wasn't necessary IMHO.
     
  11. hawkeye

    hawkeye Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You didn’t do anything wrong by wanting to ask a question of something you weren’t sure of. Some here are just condescending know-it-alls (not!) who enjoy belittling newer domainers with their ‘one year’ of experience. Forums are for asking questions from those that may know the answers.
     
  12. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    I had no idea that Jowita had a profile on here.... Again, I'm new.
     
  13. wwwulff

    wwwulff Top Contributor VIP

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    It looks legitimate, just mail Jowita she usually answer very fast.
     
  14. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated!
     
  15. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    Thank you, I will.
     
  16. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    Also, I've tried taking this post down, but for some reason I cannot edit or delete the post.... So again, I apologize for offending anyone. Not sure what else I can do at this point.
     
  17. wwwulff

    wwwulff Top Contributor VIP

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    Don´t worry you haven´t offended anyone and it´s ok to ask questions when you are in doubt :xf.smile:
     
  18. anantj

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    @Jowita Emberton is great. She's really helpful and very very responsive. You should go ahead and e-mail her directly (or message on Slack if you're on there). Also, don't worry about it. Your question is definitely not offensive and you should not worry about it.

    Wish you good luck and hope that the sale goes through!
     
  19. domains21

    domains21 Established Member

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    Use the 'Report' option on your own post and say what you want done and the Moderating team will take care of it for you.
     
  20. BlueprintMedia

    BlueprintMedia Top Member PRO VIP Gold Account

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    :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
     
  21. DomainVP

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    Three figures, low/high four, five, six?
     
  22. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    I actually attempted that, but admin denied my reporting request.
     
  23. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    Thank you very much! I have made contact with Jowita. All is going well so far :)
     
  24. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Established Member

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    I will reply to this once the sale is completed.
     
  25. tldboss

    tldboss Top Contributor VIP

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    I think it is legitimate. I received a similar email in the past from her, buyer was asking for a discount, I agreed, price was reduced, deal was completed a few days after.

    Remember buyer is in the driving seat.

    Good luck!!
     

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