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Whiskey.com [was] at $2,000,000 on flippa [fake bid removed]

Labeled as auctions in Domain Industry News, started by JudgeMind, Nov 24, 2014

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  1. JudgeMind

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    Whiskey.com

    Auction on Flippa currently has 10bids and is at $2,000,000
     
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  2. Azwan Asban

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    still looking there ..
     
  3. forge

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    Flippa you mean. (As in your title.)

    Reserve met, could get interesting. (Provided it's the real deal.)
     
  4. mad409

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    I'm betting it won't hit $3,100,000 like Whisky, could be wrong.

    I'd say bidder #6 @ $50.00 is out on this one.. :)
     
  5. JudgeMind

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    My bad, flippa... Sorry was on sedo for the past two hours haha
     
  6. JudgeMind

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    Actually after looking at the bids, the auction should be only at $60,000 as bidders have apparently been suspended
     
  7. mad409

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    Yep that just happened, wasn't there when I looked before.

    PS - Reserve not met now...
     
  8. Azwan Asban

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    i seen on my email before whiskey.com have 10 bids. flippa.com
     
  9. forge

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    Classic Flippa activity. Pop goes the auction.
     
  10. Kidd Wunder

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    Yes, after attempting to confirm the identity of the bidder we came to the conclusion that it was a fake bidder. His bids have been removed and the auction is back on track.
     
  11. The Group

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    Fake bidder. It happens. We have resolved the issue, bids have been removed.
     
  12. mad409

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    You should do like some of the others and any bidding over X amount the bidder must be verified. Just a suggestion...
     
  13. The Group

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    We immediately pushed for verification and concluded it was a fake bidder. It was taken care of in under 20-30 minutes. These things happen.
     
  14. N-A

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    Having read the $3,100,000 back story on DNJournal for Whiskey.com a second time around, I found this interesting snippet near the end:
    In nearly 1 year, they have not been able to re-brand or make more sales? Something seems fishy about this whole deal now.

    Any clarification by Michael Castello or the broker?

    I can't seem to find too much information on who the "largest supplier of whiskey in Europe" is and if they're going under or if this was just an absurd assumption to be made.
     
  15. mad409

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    I understand but you must agree pre-verification over a certain amount in sales would stop this. At namejet I think you need to be verified for anything over 2 grand, you might want to look at this but JMO.
     
  16. The Group

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    I totally agree that a pre-verification over a certain amount would be beneficial to the platform :) As the broker for the name Whiskey.com, you can imagine how much I would have enjoyed that verification being done before the bid.
     
  17. The Group

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    You said the backstory on DNJournal was for Whiskey.com when it was for Whisky.com :) Two different domains.
     
  18. Azwan Asban

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    can anyone look up are whiskeys.com still available ?
     
  19. The Group

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    Yes, I am brokering the domain exclusively on Flippa.com

    Bidding is still going on.
     
  20. DU

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    They are independent whisky shop that deals mostly in the German market.
    From their site:

    Whisky.com is a small company in the heart of Bavaria, Germany

    I don't know why they felt the need to splurge on the domain.

    Best site imho is masterofmalt.com if you're interested in scotch.
     
  21. DU

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    How it is brokering if you put it on an exclusive auction @ flippa.. ?
     
  22. The Group

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    I am a contracted broker for Flippa. The domain is exclusively available on the Flippa platform.
     
  23. Was the reserve met at $2,000,000?
     
  24. Azwan Asban

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    whiskeyy.com ?
     
  25. The Group

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    (Insert witty political redirect here)
     

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