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I'm new to domain buying and have been searching for a good forum to ask a quick question on - this looks like it!
I'm interested in a domain that is offered on (and, I believe, owned by) BuyDomains.com. Unfortunately, though, I can't afford it at the current price of approximately $1,500 and have the following questions:
Is it possible to make BuyDomains.com an offer for a domain with a listed price? If so, what's the best way?
If they choose not to accept the offer, are they likely to increase the price of the domain further?
Many thanks in advance,
[edited by: s_a_v at 12:51 pm (utc) on Mar. 12, 2009]
joined:July 19, 2001
They will then send a price via email to you - respond to that email with your offer. (A lot will depend on what the domain is as to whether they will accept an offer.)
If they choose not to accept your offer they can change the price of the domain in any way they like.
Thanks very much for your reply - I'm thinking I'll have to give it a go as my only option. If they increase the price that sort of settles it for me!
Fingers crossed they won't - from what I've read they seem business-like rather than opportunistic...
One suggestion is to play a little hard to get. Now, you run the risk of someone buying the domain as you flirt around, but they have dropped the price of a few domains by more than half after I backed away... and apparently no one else was interested. This didn't happen overnight - maybe 6 to 18 months depending on the domain.
Your mileage may vary.
Also, keep in mind that some of the names are consignments and they have less negotiation room for these names. You can tell if it's a BuyDomains name by checking WhoIs.