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hardware.com.au dropping tomorrow

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by James, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. James

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    Saw this on the mail from DROP any estimates to what we will see for a sale.
     
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  2. geodomains

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    Already over $8000 on drop and nearly 5 hours to go, very surprised at the interest.
    Am I missing something, I know its a common word description, but how whould you make money on this domain.

    Unless Bunnings and another hardware chain are after it, then yes I can see this going high.
     
  3. geodomains

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    Just did a whois lookup on this domain and guess who use to own it Bunnings, someone's lost his job I would think. This will be interesting if another hardware chain is after it. :D
     
  4. WG2010

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    Yeah, I don't understand the interest either. What sort of hardware? Computer hardware? Tools? Hardware the movie?

    In adddition to that, go and take a look at the results for hardware in google.com.au Google places basically dominates the front page.

    If you're a hardware store, I think it's much better to go and purchase a dozen prepaid sim cards and start spamming the places page instead.
     
  5. James

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    You do realize people have been fined crazy amounts in the US for that haha...

    I noticed on Netfleet snapper some one has it on backorder, why does this prevent bidding from happening?
     
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  6. WG2010

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    Fined? First I've heard of it. I've heard of being people mass removed but not much more than that. Are we talking just 5-10 listings or a couple hundred to cover every single city with multiple listings? Not that I don't believe you but I can't find anything in Google either. Post a link if you have one.

    I believe it prevents bidding because you have to pay $ in order to back order. I would hazard a guess that the majority of back orders are not fulfilled which makes this a good income earner for them.
     
  7. James

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    I have been optimizing Google places for a long time for various clients, I have seen some very dodgy stuff and Google does take action when they get around to it.

    Here is a case from the US - http://www.ag.ny.gov/media_center/2009/july/july14b_09.html
     
  8. WG2010

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    It doesn't mention Google anywhere in that article. It says they were posting fake reviews, not massing business listings which I would consider a little different (you're not exactly lying).

    Most people that claim to optimise Google places are breaking the T&C anyway when posting reviews on behalf of customers and other shit like that. If you're happy to break 1, you may as well break them all.

    Depending on niche, you may as well go all out and load it up, Google are so slow to act on it. For example, a business in my niche has had multiple listings for well over a year now.

    Anyway, getting a little bit off topic but probably a good topic for another thread no doubt.
     
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  9. DnEbook

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    in a country that seems to be building always i think this word is huge !
     
  10. Oz.

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    Nearly $22k with a min to go, maybe Oprah is playing on the Aussie Drop today.
     
  11. James

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    $33,333 on winning bid by some one on DROP
     
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    Sucks to be the guy at Bunnins who forgot to renew.
     
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    Probably doesn't work there any more or is in a different role. I think that's how some domains drop... no-one knows who is responsible for such stuff.

    It'll be interesting to see what is done with the domain now. I'm stunned it sold for so much but it's exciting all the same.
     
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    Bargain
     
  15. geodomains

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    Well feel for me guys as for a minute I was in with a chance for $60 on DW as highest bidder, when I saw NF did not get it, I was hoping. :(

    I see the mob that got it does work for Woolworths, I believe they are going to go into hardware like Bunnings. Does not take much to work out who will end up with it.
     
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    Nice price all the same. Nice pay day for DROP :)
     
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    I was a little worried I'd have similar competition snapping up CoastalCaraIrConditioningAndSelbySautoElectrical com.au ... *phew*
     
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    your lucky my credit card is maxed out !

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Would need to be owned by someone already very big in the business (for regular hardware) to have a good crack at it in my view because of the broadness of the name.