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$200 - $300 offered to anyone who can help (US/Canada only, sorry)

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by bezzer04, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    This is a weird one, but 100% straight and genuine. It's quite a long story, so please bear with me...

    Basically I own a particular .com domain (quite a nice one actually, LLLLL) and a school/college in the US has the corresponding .org (the 5 letter domain name is the school's name, if that makes sense?).

    Anyways, I get a TONNE of mail that should be going to the school, some of which is very sensitive (complaints about teachers, reasons for absence etc.) and I'm sure nobody at the school would want it to get into the wrong hands.

    About a year ago, maybe longer, a member of staff from the school contacted me and asked if I would sell the domain, she offered $1,000 of HER OWN MONEY, and said she would arrange getting her cash back from the school etc. etc.

    I refused the first offer (as all of us entrepreneurs do!), but whilst we were in lengthy negotiations she left the school to go to a new job :(

    So, here is my offer - if anyone in the US/Canada is up for this, I am looking for someone to call the school, speak to a 'decision maker', explain all of the reasons why they need to buy this domain (I can PM the school details, and even the employee's name who was going to buy it) and try and strike a deal.

    I think they will pay minimum $1000 - $1500, maybe more, and I will pay you 20% for making the call.

    Again, this is a totally serious situation and I promise not to waste anybodys time.

    I'm sure you will have questions, please fire away!

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. quicknrandom

    quicknrandom Regular Member

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    I'd like a shot at it. Pm me the details
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  3. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    I have a good bit of experience in negotiating... if you're still looking let me know by PM.
     
  4. rudeprincess

    rudeprincess Junior Member

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    Why not respond to the emails with an offer of some sort? 'thank you for your email...in order to start an inquiry into this, please enter your email at yoursite(dot)com
     
  5. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    PM sent, thanks
     
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    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Thanks for showing interest. Would it be cool if I just wait to see if the first guy wants to give it a go? Naturally I don't want various people contacting the school about it, and as I said to him, definitely don't want to mess any BHW members around.

    Cheers.
     
  7. iDrapes

    iDrapes Newbie

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    i might be fit for this job please pm more info.
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  8. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Haha, nice!

    To be honest, when I said a 'tonne' I meant frequent, more than just one occasional one, I don't think there is enough to make any serious IM money with - maybe just blackmail lol
     
  9. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    I am interested to see how this goes for you..

    Can you keep us updated on your progress and let us know if the school bites?

    Thanks
     
  10. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Hi, thanks.

    Same as I said to MagicMike, can I get back to you when I know what is happening? Basically you are now 3rd in line for the job (based on responses to the thread) if that's okay.

    Cheers.
     
  11. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Yeah, of course.

    To be honest, I think it's not a question of whether they 'bite' - $1000 or so is nothing to an institution, they just need the facts presenting to them really - I truly believe this will be an easy sale.
     
  12. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Just a quick update - quicknrandom informs me that the place is actually a University, and that I may have set my valuation waaaaay too low...

    (hope it was cool to announce that qnr)
     
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    wow you really lucked out on this one. i have ALOT of experience on this matter and can get you at least 20k for this. i know you want to make an educated decision on this so i beg you as one bhater to another please do more research because i know for a certifiable fact that you can make a minimum of 20k from this and that is w\o even knowing what university. if the others do not follow threw i implore you to consider me. thanks for your time and best of luck to ya!
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  14. Spud Jr

    Spud Jr BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    I would ask for 6000-7000 at min. So tell whoever is negotiating to not go any lower than 5000
     
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    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your post, really appreciate it.

    I hope you are right, and boy could I do with some financial luck right now!

    To be honest though, I don't think it's a big Uni, it's certainly not UCLA (the one we Brits have heard of lol) or anything.

    Hopefully it will bring a nice pay day though - I promise to keep y'all updated.
     
  16. Spud Jr

    Spud Jr BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Set your goals realistically and it will follow suit. The price range I listed is pretty reasonable.
     
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    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Thanks, and once again I really hope you guys are right about this.
     
  18. Spud Jr

    Spud Jr BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Just be realistic and everything will follow suit. If they really want the name, they will do what it takes. Also another tidbit, that the name is worth something is the fact that she wanted to dip in her own funds to retrieve the name. Knowing the way people work, she could very well turn and sell it for the amount that could be going to you..
     
  19. bezzer04

    bezzer04 Registered Member

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    Yeah, a couple of people have pointed that out to me - I never even thought that at the time, I was just thinking quick bucks...

    I'm normally quite sharp, but was a bit dumb in that instance - glad the sale fell through at the time now!
     
  20. neoseeker2002

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    I'm looking forward to hearing the outcome of this. Good luck in making some nice $$$