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What was the largest ratio of a final sales price to the first offer received?

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  • Maximum ratio of Less Than 3

    19 
    votes
    20.2%
  • Ratio of 3-10

    22 
    votes
    23.4%
  • Ratio of 10-25

    17 
    votes
    18.1%
  • Ratio of 25-50

    votes
    7.4%
  • Ratio of 50-100

    11 
    votes
    11.7%
  • Ratio of more than 100

    18 
    votes
    19.1%
  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.

Bob Hawkes

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It is inspiring to hear cases where a low first offer, perhaps at the minimum possible, after negotiation, resulted in a very nice final price paid. What is the highest ratio you have personally achieved? For example, did you once have a minimum offer of $50 that resulted in a $5000 sale, for a ratio of 100?

Please share in the comments additional details and reflections on large final to initial offer ratios.

This is part of a NamePros community series of polls around the topic of setting minimum offer amounts. Read the central article here, and vote in that poll, as well as the linked ones to fully participate. Thank you for participating.

Thank you very much for your input. I will be summarizing the polls and the comments in a future NamePros Blog post on the topic of setting the minimum offer amount.

Bob
 
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My highest ratio was 50 when a $100 first offer turned into a $5,000 final sale.
 
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initial offer: 10 PLN
my counter-offer: 12500 PLN
-> accepted
so 1250:1 ratio
 
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Generally speaking first offers are a good indication of how serious a buyer you are dealing with. Potential buyers may submit an initial offer a bit below their max but my experience has been that if their initial offer is not at least 40% of a desired selling price, it is likely you will not come to an agreement.

Regardless, I was once contacted by Godaddy about a domain I had not listed at Afternic. I believe I had a $599 BIN on an EFTY lander but since Godaddy was representing the buyer they seemed to only be willing to offer $100 for a two-word .COM. I responded if that is their max offer then it is not worth my time to respond. I listed the domain at Afternic for $1500 and raised my Efty lander to $799. It sold via the marketplace listing several weeks later. The buyer was the chamber of commerce of a city with a population over 1 million. Previously they were using a new TLD domain.
 
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With so many lowball $20 GD offers, it's easy to go above 100X when you get finally get a sale.
 
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My highest was a 500$ offer turned into 75K. I although didn't sell it (it was for Usa.tv that I sold for 125K some years later)
 
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i turned 500 usd offer into sale of $25000 for npay.com
also turned offer of $100 into $20000 for homelab.com the most long negotiation of my all sales.
 
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i turned 500 usd offer into sale of $25000 for npay.com
also turned offer of $100 into $20000 for homelab.com the most long negotiation of my all sales.
Amazing negotiation skills for those sales! Congrats (y)
Your counter to $500 was the final price of $25000? and for the $100 it was the $20000 price?
I mean, did you stick to your price, or it was a higher counter at first?
 
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Amazing negotiation skills for those sales! Congrats (y)
Your counter to $500 was the final price of $25000? and for the $100 it was the $20000 price?
I mean, did you stick to your price, or it was a higher counter at first?
for npay.com i countered $50000 then we started negotiation and agreed on 25000
for homelab i countered $35000 then we agreed in $20000
 
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for npay.com i countered $50000 then we started negotiation and agreed on 25000
for homelab i countered $35000 then we agreed in $20000
Thanks! Very good negotiation. It seems that buyers always try to reduce the price, so it makes sense to counter $50000 if you want a final price of $25000. Buyer is happy to have reduced the price, and seller too :xf.smile: Congrats again (y)
 
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