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Smartphone.com for $100k. Is it cheap?

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  1. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Top Member VIP

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    I just saw a post on FB by a broker that the domain name Smartphone.com is for sale by it's owner at $100,000.

    I initially thought that it was cheap but then, some of the other domainers argued that the name may be outdated in the next 3-4 years.

    What are your views on this pricing and why?
     
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  2. wot

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  3. creataweb

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    No, in my opinion this combo will be on the downslide.
     
  4. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Member VIP

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    It is a fair price.

    If I had a smartphone related business, from repairs to reviews, I'd pay and think I am getting a good deal.
     
  5. wizard

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  6. MS-Domains

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    I think its a bargain for an end user planning to build a business on it.

    I do like the plural better tho, for a business.
     
  7. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    Indeed.
    Cellphonecase.com $3.000 2012.
    Cellphonecases.com $75.000 2013.
     
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  9. Sami Ketolainen

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    Almost everyone nowadays has a smart phone, so yes 100k is a fair price now. Still, the technology is getting forward with huge steps, so what's the value in the future? Is this domain name a good investment if you buy this a long-term investment? Is there going to be a phone in the near future what is going to take the lead at this industry?

    You never know.
     
  10. Internet.Domains

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    Outdated term. That ship has sailed. Should have taken the offers when they had them.

    Most teenagers have no idea what a smartphone is because they don't know what it's like to have a phone that doesn't have internet and apps.

    The term 'smart' has a limited shelf life as an adjective.
     
  11. GoWebnames.com

    GoWebnames.com Truth alone triumphs VIP

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    About 90% phones are already 'Smart' these days, so that makes the use of word 'Smart' in 'SmartPhone' somewhat redundant. As an investor, I wouldn't pay more than 2500 for it.
     
  12. barybadrinath

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    Hi. Yea I was having . I even asked the seller to let me initiate escrow on 2-3 jan.
    I came to know that sedo can get more than 2.5 million USD. Best of luck
     
  13. barybadrinath

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    Hi. Yea I was having . I even asked the seller to let me initiate escrow on 2-3 jan.
    I came to know that sedo can get more than 2.5 million USD. Best of luck
     
  14. MapleDots

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    The word smart will be replaced with terms like AI when smart becomes smarter.

    Cell phones will double as AI devices when you walk into your home.
    Right now homes are being called smart homes so it's a 50/50 gamble if smart phone stays or the term phone will be replaced completely with something like smart controller, A I something etc.

    There are places in the world where you cannot get on the subway without a smart phone to scan for entry. Seems because not everyone will want a cell phone so there will also be devices that act similar as the controllers for kids to unlock the house etc.

    That said I don't use my cell phone for calls any more I use DUO almost exclusively to video call now. In my circle of friends and family duo is almost automatic now. So what do we call it when almost all calls are videos instead of calls, or even projections etc.

    smart phone has a limited shelf life at this point, it is bound to get replaced at some point.
     
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  15. barybadrinath

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    I was also having combined offer for ephone.com and smartphone.com from the same buyer ..
     
  16. slader23

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    Probably a fair price, but seller should have sold it at the height of the trend.
     
  17. farouk20

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    I believe smart is withering away... A.i is the new smart.
     
  18. baldrick

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    barybadrinath I have 10 domains related smartphones business.

    Interested?
     
  19. owntype

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    $100k is a fair price and it still has the chance to to be sold for $250k+ to the right end user。
     
  20. barybadrinath

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    Thanks but not interested
     
  21. Dave

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    Maybe it's just where I live but I never hear anyone refer to their mobile phone as a "smartphone" anymore.

    I am in the minority here but I think $100k is too much in my opinion.
     
  22. whenpillarsfall

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    It's like the blog domains that used to be hot property. Now no one wants them. Missed the boat I think .
     
  23. Shuttlepro

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    I think it's definitely worth over $50k. Possibly $50-75k, I don't hear anyone refer to it as smart phone but the term is still extremely hot obviously. We all use them daily, constant R&D of them, so this keyword will be relevant for quite some time. Not to mention it's a two word and they pair together in king.
     
  24. Bob Hawkes

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    For what it is worth , Google trends does show it peaked some years ago, although not that much down. Interesting periodic plot with annual peak in December each year, not surprisingly.

    https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=GB&q=smartphone

    ps I am a late adopter :xf.grin: Just ditched our trusty flip phone for a smartphone last month.

    EDIT pps I decided to look at Google trends for domain - yikes the ship has definitely sailed on domains, fellow domainers. We are on the down curve.... :xf.frown:

    https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=GB&q=domain
     
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  25. J Sokol

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    :xf.laugh::ROFL::xf.laugh: -- That seems incongruous with all "techie" endeavors you're involved in. But I'm a late adopter in ways, too.
     

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