Webwork - 3:29 pm on Feb 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
What's wrong with telling a buyer how much you want for a domain name?
IF you're business IS selling domains then, of course, it would be a bit strange or offputting to not provide price quotes.
However, if someone isn't listing their domains for sale then what right does anyone have to know their "sale price"?
In fact, the insistence on pricing is a bit bizarre. I owe you pricing information because you've decided to go shopping? What else must I price, lest I offend you? My shoes? My dog?
Having to "price a domain" takes time and effort, IF you are going to do the process any justice.
I have a fair handle "on the value" of my domains but value isn't the same as a sales price. BEFORE I am going to spend time and effort on working out a sale prices - of a domain that isn't listed "for sale" - I have every right to either ignore the inquiry . . OR refuse to invest my time before knowing, and accepting, the bona fides of the person making the inquiry.
In other words: Do they have a fair idea of value? Do they have the funds to move forward in a negotiation? Is their interest is targeted (they not just window shopping)? Etc.