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Is it worth buying this domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by yayman, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. yayman

    yayman Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a little unsure what the value of an EMD is nowadays. I found this EMD with 1300 local searches (i want to get it for test purposes), I offered 20$ for it seeing as how it has 0 backlinks (did site: and link: search in google). The guy asked for 3,000$ + I pay escrow.com fees.

    What should I look for when trying to buy an EMD from an owner? I feel this is ridiculously overpriced and the guy is obviously trying to screw me (I'll admit, maybe 20$ offer on my part was a little low...), but what do you guys think? Also what is escrow.com?
     
  2. handmadebots

    handmadebots Senior Member

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    Can't tell you about the domain, but escrow is a system, something like the fiverr's system.
     
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  3. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    $20 is too much IMO. You can do your own research and buy 2 EMD domains with that. lol @ $3000, pure overpricing.
     
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  4. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    for 3k i'd buy a couple of fb page with 400k followers.. for testing purposes - short domain + good link directory works the best!
     
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    dunhill Power Member

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    $3000 ?? Hehehe.. It's totally overpricing..
     
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    innocent_kid Power Member

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    if u tell domain than only we can suggest more..
    but 3k$ for 1300 searches emd.. yes overpriced!
     
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  7. yayman

    yayman Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone, I think this guy might be on drugs. The only positives are that its an EMD and its about 3-4 years old.
     
  8. bigbeercans

    bigbeercans Newbie

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    1300 is a hell of a lot of local monthly searches assuming they are exact not broad matches. But IMO there is no way an EMD is worth 3000, they aren't valued as highly by Google now for exactly this reason. Maybe for kicks you can ask the guy if he can provide any stats to prove the domain is worth the 3 grand he's asking.

    Also escrow.com is just that an online escrow service. You put your money up, he puts his domain in, the escrow service handles the exchange so nobody gets screwed and takes a few %.

    - BBC
     
  9. WrightWilliams

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    1300 searches can TOTALLY be worth 3K depending on the keyword, for example:
    Is it a keyword that gets 1300 local searches but is something like 'Denniston Street Fair'
    or is it something like 'Forex Trading Forum'
    If the 1300 searches arent for something that can reap financial rewards, then it doesn't matter.
     
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    amoore9900 Regular Member

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    I got a EMD with 9000 exact searches for 100 got another for a similar price..
     
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    axus_auto Power Member

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    That is incredibly overpriced.
     
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    Oukast Senior Member

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    This is actually true and should be considered, but I'm quite sure that it's not the case here - just some guy trying to make quick buck.
     
  13. sterrific

    sterrific Registered Member

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    What? $3000? I might as well do my own research and spend $3000 on SEO and monetization. :)
     
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    Pay someone 5-10$ for keyword research and buy a domain for 10$.

    3000$ is a ridiculous price.
     
  15. OldSchooler

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    $3K depending on the Domain Name may be reasonable. These days you'll be hard press to find a Domain under $2K that's held by a Domainer (Domain Pro). $3K is on the cheap side. What a lot of people may be overlooking here is the face value, how many words make up the term, length, CPC, etc.

    $20 is just insulting anyone you make an inquiry to. Usually I won't even respond if I get a sub $300 offer on most properties.

    You guys would be surprised how often and for what amount Domains are fetching these days. I sold a .us last month for $5K. If the buyer WANTS the Domain and has the funds, and usually these buyers are playing with OPM (Other Peoples Money, i.e. from an investment round) it's not difficult to justify a purchase.

    You're talking about virtual real estate.

    PM if you want help negotiating this guy down, I know most of the Domain Pros, hell it may be one I quoted lol..