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"If you're not using it, I'd appreciate it"

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion, started by StephenGeorge, Jul 21, 2017

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  1. StephenGeorge

    StephenGeorge Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So I get this the other day for a parked domain!

    You have received an inquiry from a prospective buyer of your domain name ...
    Offer:
    USD $10
    Message: If you're not using it, I'd appreciate it!

    What do you think my reply should be? How about:

    "If you had had a Mercedes sitting on your driveway for a while and I came up and offered you $10 for it, saying, "If you're not using it, I'd appreciate it", would you sell it to me for $10?"

    !!!
     
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  2. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    I had one person ask if he could have a name for nothing, as he would have to pay a renewal fee for the transfer. :)

    I may not have replied to that email. :)
     
  3. usernamex

    usernamex Top Contributor VIP

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    As tempting as it is to be insulting, either ignore it, or reply politely. There are too many reported sales that started out low ball and turned into nice sales to take the risk of an insult, and the worst that could happen is no sale, which is no loss.

    Thank you for your inquiry. Domain *****.com has a Buy it Now price of $XXX. You are welcome to make another offer
     
  4. briguy

    briguy Guru In Remission! VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Depending, on the mood that I am in..my thoughts might be along that lines.

    BUT my actions would be to see how much my parked domain made me in parking, and if less than $10.00, I would sell it. If dropped or try to sell domains that don't pay for renewals fees.

    If the domain was making more than renewal fees, I would just ignore the email because the person just might be "testing the waters" (lowballing).

    You never know the intentions of another person.
     
  5. SiteMac

    SiteMac Established Member

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    I really like that reply, I'd like to hear how he responds to it.
     
  6. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    the general public may assume, because it's parked, that it is not being used.

    as their presumption of 'usage', is a website.

    if you inform them, that "parking domain names" is in fact, a viable usage for them, then your asking price may be weighed differently.


    imo....
     
  7. briguy

    briguy Guru In Remission! VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Great "pro-active" answer, (if I were to respond with your theme of answer), I would add a link for "how to park your domains" and also include that some people, do park their domains until they can develop it.
     
  8. GeorgeQuang

    GeorgeQuang Established Member

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    Just ignore. You are wasting your time with a sucked offer like this.
     
  9. wakguano

    wakguano Established Member

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    we still dont know if hes a good guy or a bad guy. i'd say reply with a little bit of business & leisure . add some jokes to it

    just my newbie opinion :xf.grin:
     
  10. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks @briguy

    i might say, that i have plans to develop.

    but i wouldn't try to inform them about how to park domain names.

    you want them to stay focused on the negotiation.

    imo...
     
  11. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    The old me likely would have replied with a snappy or terse reply.

    The new and improved me likely would just ignore the inquiry.

    If the inquirer really wants the name it seems likely their follow-up inquiry with a better offer or a
    " how much do you want for the name " inquiry might arrive in a month or so.
     
  12. EmotiveDomains

    EmotiveDomains Top Contributor VIP

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    Tell him he can have the name for free, but there'll be a $5,000 admin fee for the transfer
     
  13. StephenGeorge

    StephenGeorge Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Great replies, thanks!

    My 'mischievious inner' self wants to reply with my 'Merc' comment, but my 'sage and aged' self says 'lip it'!

    DECISION: I'll ignore it - if he's REALLY interested, surely he'll offer something sensible!

    Have a good day!
     
  14. DnFolk

    DnFolk Top Member Epik.com Staff VIP

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    @Kuffy and his parallel examples/experiences (y)
     
  15. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sell it and then go get some pizza .....
     
  16. Furquah

    Furquah Brand Ambassador INDIA Epik.com Staff VIP

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    My reply would be,

    I appreciate your offer but I am still think the offer is to low for this domain. I will give it you for $xx (whatever amount you would like).

    Replay me back if you think it's a good offer. I will glad to have business with you.

    Thank you.


    I consider every inbound offer good when it's come without doing anything from my side.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017

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