So I got an offer on a domain name by email, the domain has a landing page on DAN but they did not go that route.
They emailed me, “Interested in purchasing *******.com, give me your best price. Cheers.”
So I replied back give me your best price. They got back with a lowball offer and I replied, “Thank you for the offer but that’s not a price anywhere close to where I would sell the name, take care.”
They replied back asking for a counter offer. I obliged with the counter offer, and their next reply was this, “You do know we are in a pandemic right?” I replied, “Yes I am very much aware that’s why the price I gave you is so low, no pandemic, the price would be much higher.”
They got back that they needed a week to think about it, would I give them that courtesy? I said no problem.
I thought it was interesting to try and leverage the pandemic to get or justify a lowball offer.
If I was doing outbound and contacted them, sure, I get that strategy, I knocked on your door.
But to try to play that game when you are the one reaching out, I believe that’s a losing game.
Sure maybe they are hoping for desperation, I have seen that same thing from domain investors, I have even had people email me over the last month asking if I know of any desperate domainers?
I would never be sharing that information with someone for them to prey on someone else. I understand the nature of the business and do what you gonna do, I am not aiding you in that endeavor.
We will see where this goes, the domain name is a 5 letter, pronounceable .com and there is no rush to sell. The price I quoted was in the $6,000 range.
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