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What is going when inquiry turns to ghost town?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by TampaDomains, Jul 12, 2016

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  1. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    This has happened to me several times. I do email marketing for geo domians. Within the 1st couple hours, someone responds with only the words "I want it". or something similar, sometimes even listing a cell number.
    Most of the time email says sent from iphone or something, meaning they were on the road saw the email and wanted the domain and sent a quick interest email.

    Then over the next days and weeks, I call them, email them, call their office and leave messages and they refuse to answer the phone or return a message. lol

    WTH? If they changed their mind, are they that spineless that they can't even answer the phone and say that they are not interested anymore? This is so strange. I have this happening with 3 different people on the same email campaign I sent out last week. One person said to send the payment contract to them for purchase(escrow), and I never can get a hold of them again. lol
     
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  2. Jv1999

    Jv1999 Wander Aimlessly: Redeemed Knight of the Exo-Tower VIP

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    No.

    You've never been on the seller's side of things.

    I tried contracting with people on the side. I was dealing with backorders for backlinks + magazine articles to write, and stories for my regular sites.

    I put the contractors on the backburner for weeks, and they went nuts.

    It's not he changed his mind, it's just that he's busy af. And the more you call him, the more he'll want to not deal with it lol.

    That's at least one scenario. The other is, he probably thought he wanted it, then changed his mind.
     
  3. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    I get so frustrated, I want to drive cross country, just to show up at the guys business and find out WTF is going on . lol
     
  4. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Restricted (Market)

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    you should con tact them twice then wait a week, contact them again and wait another week. After 3-4 weeks move on. I learned that from DomainNameSales
     
  5. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    It reminds me of when I was like 18-20, hanging out in pool hall everyday and there would be guys that would practically live there hustling pool and some even sleeping in their car. lol

    But one day out the blue they make up some reason to borrow $50 and you give it to them and they are gone off the planet, never to be seen again.
     
  6. offersity

    offersity Established Member

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    You are an eager seller, and on the other end are not so eager prospects who have lives, priorities, etc etc

    If they want the deal, they will get back to you, usually quite promptly.
     
  7. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    Yea, I tend to get eager when someone tells me that want it. lol
     
  8. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Restricted (Market)

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    At least you get a response,

    I tried to sell MathSolved.com to the owner of MathProblemSolved.com.

    The email was very detailed with screenshots of how his keyword was only search 210 times per month and with my domain he could have 165,000 searches per month and the domain is much shorter and I wasnt asking for much. Im not even sure if the message got to him, these privacy domains are kinda tricky.

    All of that energy and work and I didn't even receive a reply. That took research.
     
  9. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    Your main problem was you only had one possible end user. You need to make sure you have 20-40 to market to, so you can get that 1 response.
     
  10. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Restricted (Market)

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    Oh no I had more, but after that one I didnt feel like being that detailed with the others. I'll get to them sooner or later.
     
  11. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Restricted (Market)

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    Do you send 1 email out that the masses receive?
     
  12. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    Yea, I use getresponse. with 30-70 verified email addresses depending on how many good results showing in google.
     
  13. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Restricted (Market)

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  14. garptrader

    garptrader Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The challenge of domaining is that most potential buyers place little value on domain names as brands. So even though they may have businesses where they spend thousands of dollars every month on all kinds of normal operating expenses, the idea of paying more than $25-$50 to them seems like a ripoff. Hey, you can buy a domain for $10 at Godaddy. Of course, given the research involved, in finding good domains, the cost of carrying a domain portfolio with low turnover and the cost (time has a value) of find prospective buyers and reaching out to them, it just is not worth it to sell for $XX prices.

    Even with inbound inquiries, the most common response when I reply to a price request is silence. The buyer may be willing to pay $50-$100 but nowhere near my target selling price.
     
  15. TampaDomains

    TampaDomains Established Member

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    I am not selling any for XX, I sell mine for around $350 and often get no negotiation, they just buy it.
     
  16. ED1190

    ED1190 Established Member

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    It's basically like when you're dating a girl, and things seem to be going okay, but then she ghosts you out of nowhere...lol

    Definitely a lack of manners, but you just have to realize that they are no longer interested.
     

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