There’s a lot of games that goes on when negotiating to sell a domain name. When I’ve been the seller I’ve heard crap like “I’m in college so I can’t afford much more” to “My wife is going to kill me already for how much I’ve offered” to “I can buy the .net version from the owner for $50 so I’ll do that if you don’t take my offer”. Most of the time it is bullshit. And the line that I love to use when I get this crap is “I’ve turned down higher offers already”. At this point they can either make a real offer or they can go fly a kite, but when I use this line they know they aren’t going to be able to pinch pennies with me. It is probably the most effective line I’ve used in negotiations and if you haven’t used it before you should give it a shot. Here’s the list…

My Top 5 Picks – do you know how much these guys want to put in kitchen cabinets. Insane. – repeating 7’s=good. Ending in a 4=bad. – nice name that a savvy lawfirm should pick up and use. – how many people would play a Zynga made game called this? Back to school, ughhhhh… – love this name for a job directory type of site. Get the headhunter ads out of there, jobs direct from employer to potential employees.

My 5 Picks with Less Than 10 Bidders – all big cities + Moving are taken so here’s your chance to get one. – would people rather see what is going on at the range, or in the hopping city of Buffalo NY. – if you just had a baby recently this might be a good investment for their college fund. – it’s so hard to find a good gutter cleaner nowadays. – good name for software to block sites for children.

My Darkhorse Pick (a domain I think you can snatch cheap and sell for over $1,000) – there’s already 1,000 Pinterest competitors out there, you could be #1,001 using this domain name.

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