Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tonlilaz, Apr 5, 2010.
No joke....just got this in my inbox.....some guy making a noffer on one of my domain names
How much is he offering ? could be legit but i dont think its gonna be a lot
Probably neither. Just someone interested in the domain name. Unless it really is a valuable name, you might consider making him a reasonable offer.
You could make $50-$100 bucks from a guy like this or decide you wont take les than $1000 and hold onto the name forever. I've made an offer once for a domain name that would be worthwhile to me for personal reasons, but really not worth anything to anyone else. The service wanted $2000 dollars for it, I laughed at them and offered $50 bucks never heard back from them. So I just grabbed a different domain that worked good enough.
That was 10 years ago, they've still never found a buyer for the name and have done nothing else with it themselves either. They just love holding on to their inventory I guess.
People think supply and demand guarantees value when the supply is low, but that only works to get high prices if there actually is a demand. Low supply doesn't gaurantee value as many people that bought up all the random 4 letter domain names a few years ago have been figuring out.
Anyway you have a domain, and a possible buyer. You need to decide what value it has for your own uses, what are the chances of finding other buyers that would really want it, and if there isn't much chance of that then negotiate with the guy to find where his cutoff point that he would pay to get the domain.
I'd pass on that one, reading those lines have a certain voice echoing through my head right now.
Go on man give it to him, a random act of kindness always goes a long way
he's not offering anything for it, i think he's asking for me to give it to him
Get him to swap something for it if he has no cash. I've picked up some lovely sites with some clever trades
If he has no cash and nothing to trade then just ignore him.
But he did say he can't afford much.. So I would think he would be willing to compensate you for the domain..
you could ask bill what he is willing to offer..
Let him do some content rewriting... uh...
I'm guessing it probably is what it is. Someone with brain damage.
A lot of people just talk like that, I wouldn't assume he just wants you to give it to him for nothing. He probably just means he can't pay a lot more for it than a regular domain purchase.
Like I said, unless the name is something you know is really valuable, I'd respond and ask what hes willing to offer. Once he does that, then send back a counteroffer. If he offers something trivial like $10 or $20, then send back a counter offer like $50-$100. If he offers $100 then counter with maybe $500. Then just haggle from there. Unless you just like the domain name and don't want to let it go.
It probably isn't something he's going to really monetize a lot, sounds like he just wants it for a personal page or something. Like someone else said, maybe he can even trade something for it.
Having the gumption to look up the whois info and shoot you an email doesn't scream retard or scammer to me at all. Unless you're suggesting I'm a retard or scammer too. lol
There are plenty of sites that I would like to have for purely personal reasons, but I wouldn't be willing to sink a bunch of money into them. I've even thought of contacting the domain owner before, but the ones I want actually would be worth a lot of money so I haven't bothered.
It's still worth replying to -
I was on a Skype call with magcshroom a couple of weeks ago and got one of those scammish looking emails but I took a minute to reply and the guy ended up being legit, he just had horrible english. He escrowed me $500 for the domain about an hour later.
You just never know.
If the guy is legit and you can help him without much much effort from you then its a good thing. Things like that can build you up some good Karma points. Random acts of kindness help make the world a nicer place.
Fuck, too late for April Fool? Funny
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