The seller actually took a loss on the one word generic .com.
On Namepros Peter posted:
I’m the one that bought Onions.com .. Here’s a short version of how it went down.
The previous owner won the domain at Flippa in 2017. I believe – per Namebio.com – that his purchase price was $18,501.
In May of 2018, he reached out to me regarding the auction of the domain on BizBuySell.com.
I passed. He replied:
“I originally was going to build out a site for all thing onions related but as of lately have too many pokers in the fire.”
He asked if I had an affiliate program for Vidalia; I told him I didn’t.
Then about 6 months later I noticed the domain up for auction again at Flippa. It had a reserve. The auction completed with a high bid around $9k from what I remember. It didn’t meet reserve.
Then in early 2019, I noticed the domain up for auction again – (I believe on Flippa again?)
The domain received the same poor bidding response. Once the auction wound down, I reached out to see if he’d accept a $12k offer for the domain (I had his email from our previous conversation)
He replied that he had approx $18,500 in the name, & if we could meet in the middle at $15k, it’d be a done deal. He also offered to pay Escrow fees. So I agreed, and we closed the deal on Escrow.com.
Hope that sheds some light on this deal. It wasn’t anything fancy.
Now I’m trying to figure out what to do with the domain. My gut says it’d be a great place to sell Oranges.
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