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Harrumph Grumble Argh

Why oh why do I ever choose to "do nice" in business when I know it will never be easy

     
9:21 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Fielded an inquiry about a .Org domain. Nice, one word. Fits well with the right "do good" organization.

I NEVER EVER agree to sell based upon someone's (asserted) ability to pay. Most I assume to be BS pitches AND a good domain is a good domain. If YOU don't have any money for "this domain" save your money and get a reg fee domain.

"So, I breaks me own rules " . . . and agree to be a nice guy . . and sell on the cheap.

Now . ow . ow . ow the buyer needs to hold a committee meeting to agree on paying the price . . which price barely justifies me opening another email (as I've go SO many other demands on my time) . . and after tha meeting then . . .

Argh . . . All I asked for, in return for breaking my own rules, was "Send X-dollars via PayPal by Friday and I'll hand the domain to you". Heck, I don't even do PayPal 99% of the time.

No good deed goes . . easy . . when there's the slightest business to it.

And don't you come telling me "Well, Jeff, if you REALLY were a nice guy, maybe you'd just hand the domain to them . . " Trust me: this domain's value is multiples of what I've agreed to accept. This is a ONE TIME ONLY niceness.

Harrumph. Grumble grumble. Growl. Friggin' committee meeting. For something that won't even pay one month of my health insurance premium.

Argh.
9:40 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Cancel..walk away.."paid via paypal" for a domain screams "he can cancel"..and you could be tied up with paypal and your registrar trying to get it back, for eons..

"Committee meeting"

Actually sounds more like he is trying to sell it on,"asking someone else to send him the money before he pays you"..


Cynical ?..moi ;) ?
9:57 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Could be, Leo.

I'm feeling better already . . . :-/
10:24 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Sounds messy, Jeff. Keep dealing with that kind of domain deal and you might need to move up a tier with your health insurance. :) If it really was a do-gooder organisation, then lease the domain at $0 per year and write the registration fee off as a charitable donation. That way both sides win.

Regards...jmcc
1:31 am on Dec 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Are you feeling psychologically guilty? ... Unusual for the legal profession:-)