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The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 15th of January

Yesterday’s Average 4L Chip Sales as listed on and was $2,197.70

Auction Quick Recap

I had a layover in Houston yesterday that wasn’t too bad. What was bad was me forgetting to check the train schedule at 30th street station in Philly. My car is parked at the local train station 5 minutes from my house. My plan was to take the train home, the same way I got to the airport. So yeah, there were no Amtrak lines running across PA at midnight.

Plan B: rent a car one way drop it off in Harrisburg today. I pulled Kayak up on my phone and reserved a rental car for the day. Took the shuttle to Enterprise from arrivals. They were very nice, they greeted us at the door and offered us bottled water and Philly soft pretzels. I showed them my Kayak registration for $105, They added $20 for prepaying for fuel at a decent price $1.90/Gal,  so with the total charge I was looking at around $125 for the car. Not that big of a deal, more than the $20 train but I just want to get home at this point.

They Do Not take Debit Cards. I pull out the debit card and the staff tells me they don’t take debit. I wasn’t taking a credit card to Vegas, so I said “ok I’ll have my wife call and give you credit card info.” Nope. They only take  credit cards that you have in your hand. I’m not sure why. Anyone can get some kind of credit card. Do they think that it’s gonna cover the car if I decide to steal it? Lol, I’m pretty sure that charge wont go through.

I’m standing there thinking, you have got to be kidding me. The kid behind the desk was nice and empathetic to my plight, but I still think it’s a stupid policy. Charge my debit what ever you want if it makes you feel better, have some way to pay, or at least advise people on your site or affiliate sites when they make the reservation that it HAS to be a credit card. I had no idea, I rarely ever rent cars. Before I left enterprise I told them I was taking more pretzels to compensate for their policy. They said I could have as many as I wanted.

So without a better option I figured I’d take their shuttle of shame back to the terminal and maybe sleep on the street or take the septa train to 30th street station and wait for a morning train. It was almost 1 am so i’d only have to stay there for another 4 or 5 hours. I looked at Uber quickly and the rate quoted was $400-$500 back to my house, but I noticed that it was only the “Black” car option. I asked the friendly lady driving the enterprise shuttle about this and she told me that I have to get off the airport, then I’d be able to get UberX. She said that I should take a hotel shuttle to one of the hotels off the airport property.

So that’s what I did. I took a shuttle to a random hotel, stood in front of that hotel and called in Yousef from Nigeria to take me the hour and 45 minutes home. The best part was that it was cheaper than the rental and I didn’t have to return the rental. Yousef drove me the distance for only $116. I will never rent another car if I don’t have to. I’m using Uber or Lyft from now on.

There was a point where I almost asked Yousef to let me drive. He would only drive the speed limit and he had a bit of trouble with High beam low beam protocol. We were about an hour into the trip and I noticed that he had the low beams on the whole time. The roads were a little windy at this point so I casually mentioned the High beams might help since he was driving 25 MPH under the speed limit. After about 10 minutes a truck coming at us flashed it’s high beams to let Yousef know that he still had the brights on. Yousef didn’t notice so I told him the high beams were still on. He searched around for a little bit and then completely shut the lights off plunging us into darkness for about 20 seconds as he searched for the switch to turn them back on and then the low beam switch. He didn’t seem phased by driving completely blacked out for that short time, so I attributed to his confidence as a driver.

We reached my house without further incident, I thanked Yousef for the ride and pointed him in the direction of a gas station so he could get a drink. I hope he made it home alive.  19 years old.  There is a ton of money in Free

940 USD I’m not sure if I like it, I guess I do, Don’t most people have free email? It’s a decent name but I think you’d need to brainstorm some way to uniquely use it.  17 years old and no bidders.  Sounds like a 80s video games but still would make a great tech brand.  That’s if tech companies even exist after the stock market bloodbath recently.

174 USD I think it sounds like a D & D Character   I don’t like ING names like this but they still have potential if purchased at a reasonable price. This one is still at a very reasonable price

329 USD Good price for it, a lot cheaper that Amplify and people will still get the basic idea of what you’re about.   Nice letters, two Ts, what more could you want out of a

2,887 USD 2 and a half T’s? See! there’s an extra half of a T.  Has a V and its still doing well.  Some times I just feel sorry for the V.   Works so hard and yet still nobody likes him

930 USD You’re right, the V needs rebranded so the Chinese will love it. Can we convince them that it’s a 5? I think I’m on to something here. The V shall no longer be known as a Latin letter, henceforth It will be the Roman 5 only.

dsad auction recap 01/15  No V and almost double

1,900 USD  A fake CVCV.    People are always trying to pretend like Y is a vowel but its like being 5% Cherokee Indian.  You only bring up the fact when it benefits you.

898 USD That 5% could be important if you’re claiming part ownership of a new casino.   Not super valuable but no bids at $12 and 10 years old.  Two known words

? missed it.  Really can do no wrong with a

1,695 USD It’s a word is a few languages, The com is a site about Kentucky Equine Research – Leaders in Equine Nutrition. Maybe they’ll downgrade to the net and sell the for more research money.  Hard not to want to own any like this.  Pretty much gold lately

3,750 USD That’s a good price Flippable for a decent profit I would think.   Very nice   Repeating numbers automatically gets you over $200 right now

275 USD not too bad, the gap between LLNN with repeating numbers and non repeaters should widen I think.   No fours starts the bidding at 4 figures

?  Yes are over $250 quite a bit now.

?  Nice to see some keywords getting some dot cc love

?  don’t let it

110 USD Sold the same date last year for $100 more.  At $17 .    Certainly a call to action domain

? I just checked for some variables of this to see if they were available. They’re not, with all the drone names registered everyone will need to own at least 15 drones to catch up with the names. I have some too.   Coming up in a few days. Very nice

Around $4500

Special Domain Shane ONLY Coupon…….. CODE IS DDCDS2015 Good 30% off Discount Domain Club to get the lowest renewal prices Godaddy offers (DDC)   No reserve CHiP.    Has at least another $500 to go IMO

2032 USD   Only has one bid but its a nice one

1800 USD  Reserve is under 1000

Ends in 2 days   Solid dot net and the price proves it.

7,550 USD. The net works well here as a brand. Maybe it’s a network airlines share, or another price tool that gathers all the best deals in a big net.



Recap Quick Overview

emailfree.com940 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
draxon.com174 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
amplifying.com329 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
kbtt.com2,887 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
1sv.com930 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
3yt.com1,900 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
wecy.com898 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
77285.com3,750 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
xs22.com275 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
ker.net1,695 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
defineyou.com110 USD01/14/16GoDaddy
hynr.com2032 USD01/14/16Sedo
xjc.cc1800 USDSedo
airline.net7,550 USD01/15/16Flippa

Yesterday’s Reported 4L Chip sales. $2,100.00 1/15/2016 NameJet $2,261.00 1/15/2016 DropCatch $2,211.00 1/15/2016 DropCatch $3,000.00 1/15/2016 Flippa $2,200.00 1/14/2016 NameJet $2,887.00 1/14/2016 GoDaddy $2,032.00 1/14/2016 Sedo $1,825.00 1/14/2016 GoDaddy $2,155.22 1/14/2016 $2,051.00 1/13/2016 Flippa $2,210.00 1/13/2016 NameJet $2,100.00 1/13/2016 NameJet $1,500.00 1/13/2016 Flippa $2,063.00 1/13/2016 GoDaddy $2,115.00 1/13/2016 GoDaddy $2,453.00 1/13/2016 Sedo
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4 Replies to “Auction Recap, 15th of January 2016”

  1. There are many Uber saved my ass stories. I have a couple of my own. Glad you made it home ok.

    1. Thanks Travis
      It’s great knowing that you can get a ride at anytime, at a reasonable rate to almost anywhere.

  2. Taxi biz already a dinosaur. They are going extinct in 5 years. Can’t stop it. Wait till driverless rentals hit the airports in 3-5 years. Best thing about uber is you get locals telling you about good restaurants or places to stay, Right there that saves you $$ and time.

    1. Donny,
      It is cool to be able to talk to a driver that is doing this for extra money and probably isn’t jaded from driving people around as a full time career. I think there’s plenty of people that need rides. The taxi company’s that can adapt and pivot will stay in business the others won’t. I would think a taxi that’s owner operated could just transition into an uber or lift role.

      The Taxi companies have to figure out a way to lower their overhead. Dispatchers, radio systems and call taking all have costs… And I just thought of an awesome idea lol! Uber 911, but with Ambulances. You know how much time is lost in processing a 911 call? Sometimes a lot more than is necessary. Uber “dispatching” is faster than 911. Holy crap that is an awesome idea, if I do say so myself. Instant ambulance notification and a plotted accurate route to the Patient. Ok I gotta go write this down.

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