wheel - 10:17 pm on May 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Traffic? What's that? Like when you get ranked in the serps? :) I've never bought a drop for traffic, but I do have a good number of drops that get some reasonably good traffic.
I have no stats, but have no reason to suspect this still wouldn't work.
I wouldn't do a 301 though, I'd do a full site on the drop and smack yourself a link. Too many 301's, way easy to detect. Ownership of domains on the other hand, can and in this case probably should be, hidden.
I'm pretty sure that there are places where you can grab a domain as it drops (i.e. before it actually drops). That's probably the way to do this.
Not that I do this. (Seriously. I screw around a bit with drops, but not in the way most here would).