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