nativenewyorker - 10:16 pm on Feb 24, 2006 (gmt 0)
You can try to initiate an Escrow.com transacation with the amount that you want to pay for the domain. This is the equivalent of waving real money in front of the seller. They will know that you are serious about buying their name. You might be able to push their greed button and get them to agree to the transaction before the opportunity disappears. If the seller does nothing within 7 days, the transaction is cancelled with no penalties to either party. Escrow.com will only charge a cancellation fee, if both parties agree to the transaction and it is funded.