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NameSilo

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Dear experienced domainers friends, may I know how long it takes to close a sales deal.
I received a mail since January 15th 2018 from one of the marketplace that a customer was interested in one of my domain name, and they also wish to know my selling price for the name, but I replied that they should let me know how much would the customer like to pay, but in their response to my mail; they were ready to pay me a sum of $1000 but I replied them that I could not sell the domain for that amount, but I only demanded to double the amount.

Following that we agreed at a particular price and after that I have messaged them twice and they said there was no response from the potential buyer but that they are still expecting from the potential buyer.

My question now is that, may I know if it is all over or should I write them and reduce the price back to $1000 which was the opening bid price. The domain is a two word and eight years old.
Or what should I do as to enable the deal closed?
 
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alcy

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you canot force buyer to make deal
epecially if you ask for more money and counter

so I would take it as a lesson hard learned for future

also for future its best to get them to make offers on marketplace. I prefer gd auctions.. where its more binding and they get banned if do not complete. most people do not want to get banned.

nobody cares about the 20% gd fee ... well at least I do not not.. when there is already a solid roi being made.. so what if its $800 instead of a 1000 roi.

they also handle transfers for you and give yuo escrow protection for payment etc.. which is why I always opt for gd auctions and redirect all offers there.

the only thing left for you to try now is contact them and tell them you can sell at their price.. or even offer small discount to give them more incentive. casue they had zero legal obligation to complete sale when they made first offer to you, and even less so after u countered it

all the best
 

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they also handle transfers for you and give yuo escrow protection for payment etc.. which is why I always opt for gd auctions and redirect all offers there.

the only thing left for you to try now is contact them and tell them you can sell at their price.. or even offer small discount to give them more incentive. casue they had zero legal obligation to complete sale when they made first offer to you, and even less so after u countered it

all the best
@alcy Thanks for your response.

The said offer came in through the marketplace's marketing officer. He contacted me because I had removed the domain from the marketplace to namejet and when he contacted me, I quickly removed the domain from namejet and re submitted it at the said marketplace for them to be able to buy at BIN which we agreed upon. But since then, no more response from the potential buyer. I contacted them, but they said they are still waiting for the intending buyer to respond.
Are you now saying I should contact them again and give them for a low price?
 
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alcy

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@alcy Thanks for your response.

The said offer came in through the marketplace's marketing officer. He contacted me because I had removed the domain from the marketplace to namejet and when he contacted me, I quickly removed the domain from namejet and re submitted it at the said marketplace for them to be able to buy at BIN which we agreed upon. But since then, no more response from the potential buyer. I contacted them, but they said they are still waiting for the intending buyer to respond.
Are you now saying I should contact them again and give them for a low price?

yes.. why not... I sometimes do this.

it all depends on how badly you want to sell that domain. at his original offer. or even with slight discount. imagine yourself in buyer's shoes. everyone likes to receive a bit of a discount :)

gl
 

alcy

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I would also recommend not sounding desperate in your communications with the potential buyer - even if it is through a 3rd party. Remain professional, but also be patient. Sometimes deals take more than a week to complete due to many different reasons. Good luck!

true.. but I think the original point op tried to make is that he is extremely interested (I'll refrain from using word "desperate") to close this... even returning to original offer from buyer.
 

MR Harrist

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last time I do outbound and he reply what your price ?, I said to him $600!
and Boom, he said no thanks, we'll pass, thanks for reaching! lesson learned!:xf.grin:

I think sometime some people have interest with our domain, but when we push the price to much! that's it! they go away! even if we reduce the price, the feel will not the same again! because I do reduce the price to $450, still, he said, no thanks!:xf.grin:

your best bet is to stick with your price and wait him/her to move! if he want lower price give him, but don't to much, because if your first price $2k, and then you go to $500! I think he'll leave and suspicious, why the price go down to much!

bytheway, my domain are dot net, so for com, 1-2k, are average! :D
 
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last time I do outbound and he reply what your price ?, I said to him $600!
and Boom, he said no thanks, we'll pass, thanks for reaching! lesson learned!:xf.grin:

I think sometime some people have interest with our domain, but when we push the price to much! that's it! they go away! even if we reduce the price, the feel will not the same again! because I do reduce the price to $450, still, he said, no thanks!:xf.grin:

your best bet is to stick with your price and wait him/her to move! if he want lower price give him, but don't to much, because if your first price $2k, and then you go to $500! I think he'll leave and suspicious, why the price go down to much!

bytheway, my domain are dot net, so for com, 1-2k, are average! :D
Lesson learnt!!!
 
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