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Godaddy Auctions - A huge rip off!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mikie46, May 12, 2012.

  1. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I purchased a PR3 domain for about 15.00 bucks that actually ended up costing me over $30 by the time i checked it out. What a false sense of security. Your suckered into believing that your winning bid will be all you have to pay but in fact thats only for the expired domain. Then they try to upsell and add a bunch of shit to your shopping cart total to force you to buy all kinds of other services including the one year renewal of your domain name. Final price, $32.xx.

    What a bunch of shit. Yet, the other day i purchase an expired domain that cost me $9 without any additional charges added on.

    Let stay consistent here!!!! Howcome it only cost $9? Where is the 1yr domain registration? If they are adding to my total in the first instance why not the second?

    I cant believe the number of people who sit in the auctions all day refreshing their screens just to grab that pr domain. Its pretty amazing.
    I tend to get what i want during the hours of 1am -5am when most of the USA is sleeping. I just snake the domain easily by outbidding everyone at those hours. This method works a treat. Want that pr4 domain? Stay up after 1am, find the domain you want and do a proxy bid when nobody is there. You win every time.
     
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  2. raghav

    raghav Power Member

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    i did not understand and bit confused, I purchased expired domains and obviously they will collect 1 yr registration fee. Its just the domain cost and then we need to renew it since the domain is expired. Please correct me if i am wrong, but how did you buy an expired domain for 9USD, how did you bypass the renewal fee?
     
  3. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good question. Im still trying to work it out!! This is why i was questioning their tactics.
     
  4. SEOWhizz

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    They're actually charging an auction fee and a private registration fee; as well as the renewal fees.

    Here's one of my recent GD purchases:
    Which is around $30.68.

    I agree that it's GD are cr*p, and I just about always transfer away to another registrar within the first year, e.g. namecheap have free private registration.
     
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  5. ShanghaiKiwi

    ShanghaiKiwi Newbie

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    I had exactly the same thing just now. I won a bid for $14 when I actually came 2nd, because the guy who won didn't buy, then when I go to checkout, the (obligatory) domain renewal was $19, so it totalled $33. The hidden costs were more than the original price... Probably why the first guy didn't end up getting it.

    The trouble is that when buying expired domains, most come from Godaddy auctions anyway.

    Hey, I get mine off domcop, I sometimes browse expireddomains, where do you guys get expired domains?
     
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    You can find them here: http://**********.com/ - Spam free and high metrics.
     
  7. palev94

    palev94 Newbie

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    it's very misleading indeed
    Godaddy is not that much of a good place for expired domains now. First because everyone buys there so the price are so high. Second, you can't really buy domains that are just "ok", because they are too expensive when you consider all the hidden fees: price for auction + renewal price (which if always much high than registration price) + privacy price (which is expensive at godaddy).

    You should really be looking for alternative places to get your domains. There are tons of places that provide more value than godaddy auction
     
  8. Rizzoli

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    Well, what can you do about it, they have huge users base and lots of good expiring names if you want to get one you have to use their auction.