What the…? Wacky offers

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I recently had a $100 offer on TheMobileStore.com.au. Heaps of the offers I get on my domains are $100 (I’ll be publishing an article about that soon) and TheMobileStore.com.au gets pretty regular offers (as does TheMobileShop.com.au) – so none of this is particularly unusual so far. I replied with a more realistic price using my standard email template.

It was during my follow up call a few days later when things got strange. I rang Jane (not her real name), and after my usual intro we had a good chat about the domain. We agreed on some arrangements for a payment plan and I talked her through the transfer and COR processes. The conversation was going well – we were closing the deal. I said I would send through an invoice with payment instructions.

That’s when Jane said “what type of phone can I get?”

Jane thought she was making an offer to buy a mobile phone! I briefly explained to Jane that eBranding.com.au is a marketplace for domain names, and she had actually submitted an offer to buy a domain name – TheMobileStore.com.au.

Winding up the conversation, I said to Jane that at least we both had a chuckle and she got the chance to learn about domain names! Jane was a lovely lady and we both had a good laugh πŸ˜€

Have you had any wacky offers? Share your stories in the comments below.

6 thoughts on “What the…? Wacky offers

    • Luke Summers
      September 25, 2015 at 7:17 am
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      It was good for a laugh! πŸ˜€

      The thing that makes me shake my head is that I went through a spiel about the domain transfer and COR process, and she just assumed that was all part of the process for getting a shiny new phone!

    • Luke Summers
      September 25, 2015 at 7:19 am
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      I bet you would have some terrific stories Ned! πŸ˜€

    • Luke Summers
      September 25, 2015 at 10:42 am
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      Fair call Richard, I can kind of see how she got confused πŸ™‚

      Being a parking page with related ads, pic of a phone etc does make it look a little like an online store.

      I’m still surprised that “This domain name may be available to buy” on the landing page and “Buy this domain: make us an offer” on the make offer form didn’t ring alarm bells! :p

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