One of the benefits of working in a retail environment is the fact that you talk face to face with dozens of people every single day. I’ve done it for 20 plus years and over those years I’ve pretty much become a specialist of knowing how to respond to people. A couple feeler questions and watching their responses and mannerisms, and I know what the person is looking for. Some want me to make the decisions for them. They are struggling with the decision or answer and they merely want me to make the call so they go home feeling like it was made by a professional. Others want me to agree with a choice they’ve already made. They ask me my opinion but really only want me to agree and if I don’t, they add in parameters that lead me to only one choice. The third category is me being the tie breaker. I am merely there to break a tie between a husband and wife. I usually spend a few minutes deciding who would be best to win. That is unless the answer has to be one or the other for some reason.
I’ve learned over the years that what the answer is not as important as how the answer is given. Often a quick, instant response instills confidence. Other times I have to use the “everyone is buying this” because I can tell the person wants to join the crowd. But I always smile and act like I’ve answered that questions a million times and glad I could help them. The problem is when I get tired or people come in grumpy. I try not to be unprofessional but I admit I forget where I am and who I am talking to. It doesn’t happen but it does happen. I like to think its because I’m human, not because I’m an ass.
The great part about being in the business so long is that I have enough experience to be on a local television show about plants and I do radio as well. So everyone knows my name and they pretty much take my answers as THE expert’s answer. It is so easy to sell plants and items because they just assume I know exactly what I’m doing. And most of the time I do because I’ve done it so long. But even when I haven’t, I’ve earned enough respect and answer quickly enough that I seem like I know everything, even if I don’t. Some day I’ll have that same feeling with domains. The difference is the anonymity of the Internet which makes it almost impossible to feel comfortable answering or saying anything public. No matter how much you learn or how much you share and help, it is too easy for people to be harsh about how much you don’t help or share enough. Something nobody would ever do in person. Yet, I have built some very personal friendships and helped some good people over the years despite not meeting half of them in person. The combination of both of these worlds has been a fulfilling experience and I’m glad I’ve gotten to be part of both. Each has helped me become better at the other. Now lets see if I can learn which names will be worth more next year than last. I kinda missed that so far this year. Here are today’s names. Click to see current prices
Buerg.com A last name so its going to be a name for people, places, and things. 20 years old.
ExoticCarAuction.com I love going but never bought anything. I have a better chance of buying this name than an actual car. Under $100 at press time
JYCO.com The CO has is doing better than average
Roomier.com Great marketing name for a airline or hotel. A few bidders
SZLK.com These types of LLLL.co used to be called CHiPs or Chinese Premiums
62251.com Nice 5N.com with no 4s or zeros. $2500ish?
ThanksBro.com Mr. Zandi should use this one as his email
22ZM.com They aren’t worth what they used to but they still have some value.
33HQ.com I like this one better
WorldSheepFest.com I can only imagine
1023.co at $12. They’ve fallen but they haven’t fallen this low
Lenses.io Get a piece of the billion dollar eyeglasses market for $1. That’s the opening bid
NiceFrance.com 18 years old. Price is still cheaper than a ticket to fly there. Very nice travel name
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RLRM.com Again, great letters. So many great LLLL.com at Namejet this month
2363.cc I think these are still a good investment
Razors.org Billion dollar business. Dot org works for me
Denny.org Another low priced personalized email
ILoveYouBaby.com No bidders. Great name unless its a Jared from Subway type baby love
Excessive.org All good things are done this way. If one works then two must be twice as good
Angie.cc Cheap but easy to remember email. No bidders
EHZA.com 23 bidders. First and last name as well as a LLLL.com
Ship.net Package sending or boat
FinancialPlanner.net Big enough name that it would work well on a dot net.
NursingClothes.com We have several “uniform stores” in town here that only sell scrubs and other nurse outfits.
EroticSexToys.com Because there is a special set of sex toys that aren’t erotic. Just wanted to make sure you know which king you’re buying
ZEV.com $26,000 at press time
ApartmentsLondon.com About as expensive of a place to live as any where in the world
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