From $23,000 offer to a $24,000 sale

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s been some time I published my last post but that was due to guests at my place and was on little tour of hilly areas in my country. It seems I am back in action now πŸ˜‰

Looking at the post title, one would definitely wonder that when I got starting offer of $23,000, why did I settle for 1K extra and sold it. Let me unfold the story for you…

From $23,000 offer to a $24,000 sale

The domain in question is 43Things.com which was nothing but a parking revenue generating from around 750,000 backlinks! It’s been making hundred of dollars every month for me and I had plan to sell this domain for at least 20K. I once listed in GoDaddy Auctions but didn’t meet the reserves and someone contacted me privately during that time and offered up to $10,000 which I happily declined.

Last month the buyer (current owner) of 43Things.com contacted and asked if this domain is up for sale and what I am looking for. As always, I asked the buyer to present his offer and it came out healthy one $23,000. I countered with $25,000 because I don’t usually quote high price when I get a decent opening offer and always price out what I actually would ask other buyers.

He countered with $24,000 which I accepted. This guy was really cool to deal with and he did wire the payment at Escrow.com within 24 hours of his first email of inquiry! Within 2 days the entire deal was completed except Escrow.com to verify transaction and release funds.

It was my 7th sale of the year and another 5 figure sale of 2016. Going great in terms of generating cash flow but number of sales are disappointing. Overall, it’s been fantastic year.

Feel free to give your feedback and share your recent sales.

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Noor Manji
3 years ago

that is a fantastic first offer. Congrats on the sale.

Noor

Andrea Paladini
Andrea Paladini
3 years ago

AbdulBasit,
Congrats for the sale!
43Things.com was a pretty popular social media site, more specifically an online goal setting community, that’s why it has ton of traffic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/43_Things
Take care!
πŸ™‚

The.in
3 years ago

Great Sale Abdul bro.

If you don’t mind answering my question then can you tell us the source from where you bought the domain ?

Dashawn
3 years ago

Congrats on the sale AbdulBasit! Another great 5-figure deal. Your deals inspire me greatly. Thank you for the inspiration and keep up the good work! And great luck with Spinach.com!

Adam
Adam
3 years ago

Hi,

Are you able to share how you first got this domain?

John Harrison
3 years ago

Well done AbdulBasit! Nice work. Hope the rest of the year goes just as well πŸ™‚

steven Smith
steven Smith
3 years ago

Hi any update regarding you domain parking revenue?
thanks

Joseph Peterson
3 years ago

Congratulations!

We don’t often hear about these traffic-based domain sales. Sure, they used to show up in sales charts when I covered the expired domain market. But it’s quite different to hear about a negotiated sale / purchase.

Aishwin Vikhona
3 years ago

Congrats Bhai..
What amazes me is the first offer. Normally have mostly seen low ballers trying luck.
Maybe domain being on your name, made it

Atta
3 years ago

Congratulations! Another great sale!

Niz
Niz
3 years ago

Congrats bro..

That’s a nice one..

Sarah Lyu
3 years ago

Congrats from art.top!

Good story after BrightEnergy.com

Sumit
Sumit
3 years ago

Many congrats Abdul for this wonderful sale!

sheraz
3 years ago

Hi
you receive money through escrow in PKR account or you need to open account in USD?

sheraz
Reply to  AbdulBasit Makrani
3 years ago

thanks Basit

SAEED HASSAN
SAEED HASSAN
3 years ago

What was the approximate daily traffic of 43things.com

Shiva
3 years ago

Abdul, Great story. congratulations for the nice sale , wishing many more such sales πŸ™‚

saeed
saeed
3 years ago

Congrats Bro! did good.How much was the monthly revenue?

Arsalan Memon
3 years ago

Hi, I’m new here and i have few domains to sell, can you guide me how to sell them?
Thanks

Domain names
3 years ago

Great sale, Abdulbasit.

I am flabbergasted about the traffic on that domain and generating that lot of money just by parking it. Wish I knew how to find such domains..

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Ariff Arafat
Ariff Arafat
8 months ago

i still dont know about backlinks thing. How i can get info easily about that?

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