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Shoppers.com looks like it was in Netsol privacy and may have had a misspelled email address. After expiring it did not go directly to namejet, which is strange in itself.
Interesting to note that video.us was bought last year for 75k. Owner was from Belgium so the problem was probably the failure to meet nexus requirements.
Both are in Private auctions now at Pool.com with decent bids:
so the problem was probably the failure to meet nexus requirements
Which, to me, raises the question of Pool's ability to "catch" - i.e. register - the domain.
Which, in turn, raises the question of their ability to "transfer good and clear 'title'".
Not sure what the lesson is here, except to not allow your expensive domain names to drop for wont of "what I don't know".
Still, it's a nice domain.