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Someone offered to buy my domain - feels suss

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by codo3500, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I bought a killer domain name the other day, and then put it on sedo.co.uk. I then registered it for a greatdomains auction.

    A few days later (well before the auction) I received an email from a random guy saying he would like to buy the domain. He asked for a price, I told him to make an offer. He said US$6-8k but would need to get it appraised first.

    He said he's cool to pay via Paypal or Escrow, or Wire Transfer. He even gave me a link to a blog that recommends appraisal sites.

    Something just feels suspicious. I've never done this before, am I missing something?

    Cheers,
    JC
     
  2. SEORasta

    SEORasta Senior Member

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    That scam is years old..DO NOT DO IT!!!!!! Appraisal scam is know just google it!
     
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  3. cnick79

    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If he offered $6-8k, then why in the world would YOU go out and get it appraised? That burden should be on him. If he wants to get it appraised, then he can do so after he pays you.

    I wonder if the blog he sent you was his blog with affiliate links and this was his way to get you to visit his blog, and click on the links so he could receive affiliate commission.
     
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  4. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, something didn't feel right.

    I'll offer him a discount if he gets it appraised, if it comes in low I just won't sell :)
     
  5. eyerish

    eyerish Regular Member

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    If he does escrow or wire transfer, then he can't really screw u very easy.
     
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    SEORasta Senior Member

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    I sell domains and dont even bother responding...your spinning your wheels honestly....reall offers will NEVER ask you to do something other then ask how much!
     
  7. groc42688

    groc42688 Newbie

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    Classic advice, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
     
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  9. srhosting

    srhosting Newbie

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    the "i'll buy your domain" trick has turned up quite a bit since last week. it's been posted about on a few forums the last few days...
     
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    hackNstuff BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Escrow services are only good if they're reputable, anyone can link you to an "escrow service" they control....watch yourself, if you do end up selling make sure *you* pick the escrow service, not the buyer. (general advice)
     
  11. Guaji

    Guaji Regular Member

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    sorry wrong thread.