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If you wanted this domain, what would you do next? It's not in a valuable niche at all. It's fairly obscure and not commerce related. How can I figure out how much I should pay for it?
I'm sure the owner gets a lot of spam and he might have ignored your request since you used an anonymous email address (sounds like you used hotmail, GMail, or another free email service?).
1. Free email address.
2. No concrete offer. ("I am willing to pay $$$$ for Example.com")
3. Email that doesn't refer to me by name.
4. Email that doesn't contain full name and contact detail for prospective purchaser.
Treat me like you think I'm greedy or stupid and I'll ignore you. If you "hide" why should I come out an play? Why should I trust you?
Domainers receive volumes of inquiries from all manner of bottom feeders, con jobs, etc. Most such emails are form emails. Don't send an email that looks like all the other junk mail.
Put your offer in the subject line for your best results.
I made an offer....
"Please make an offer. Most of our domains are priced over 10,000 US. Your offer was X."
I can't see paying that kind of money for the domain. I don't even know how much type in traffic it gets. I suppose I could try the "Inquire" link again with more specific information.
I don't recall ever getting a good inquiry (which led to a well-priced sale) from someone who wondered about traffic, or even used a free email account. Most all non-domainer buyers willing to pay a fair price do not even know what a "typein" is.
Even if the domain is 5-figures an end-user may not ask (or even care) about traffic or income in my experience. In fact, a few times I have volunteered the information anyway but even then they often do not want or care about the stats.
[edited by: Webwork at 2:16 pm (utc) on May 10, 2008]
[edit reason] See Stickymail; Please avoid promotional posts per Charter [/edit]