francie_brady - 11:08 pm on Jun 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
I was just browsing your great site. I really like what you have done
and would love the opportunity to build on it.
So I wonder whether you would consider selling the site?
If that is a possibility please let me know and I will send you a
proposal that won't disappoint you.
If you could please get back to me either way I would very much appreciate it.
--- #*$!x #*$!x
Gtalk & Email: #*$!email@example.com
He offered x amount, I said I'd want at least x amount. He then asked "Do you think you could give me Google Analytics access so I can take a quick look at the stats and assess if I'm able to raise my offer." I gave him user access for about 20 mins. as I'm not monetizing this domain, and I could really care less what someone would do with my analytic data for this site (it's an information site, not e-commerce, nor is it drawing a lot of traffic... but it does rank #1, #2 and sometimes #3 for some pretty popular keywords that could be monetized). He replied "Traffic is pretty much as expected... Well, I could meet you somewhere in the middle, let's say $#*$!x but that's definitely as high as I can
go." Then he offered "Well, we could either use Escrow.com or Paypal if 50% upfront and 50%
after the transaction is ok.
Escrow.com is slower, it would be next week until we can complete the
transaction but it's more secure.
Paypal is instant, I could send you 50% immediately, then we transfer
the domain and site content which shouldn't take long and then I pay
you the other 50%.
All this shouldn't take more than a few hours."
I declined PayPal, and agreed to escrow.com, at this point I thought I'd not hear back from him, but according to escrow.com he's initiated a wire transfer- so I'm waiting for escrow.com to tell me they have the money. Nothing moves till then, nothing.
Searching his name/email address doesn't really offer much in the way of help. He could be this guy or that guy, or a phoney. So we will see. I'd say the guy's a flake... but the fact escrow.com confirms the $#*$!x wire transfer was initiated makes it interesting.