As a lot of domainers can confirm, end users can sometimes behave in an unpredictable manner and seemingly straightforward negotiations can end abruptly.
For example, maybe you’re involved in a negotiation and everything goes well initially. You quote a price, the other party gets back to you with a counter offer, you reply with a new price and so on.
Then, right when you’re close to the proverbial finish line and try to close with something along the lines of “meet me at $x and we have a deal” (where $x is a reasonable amount that seemingly represents a good/obvious compromise, for example if your previous position was $1,500 and the other party’s position was $1,400, $x could be something like $1,450), the end user goes silent.
Maybe after a while, you follow up.
It may seem strange that all it took was an extra 50 bucks for the other party to lose interest but things like this happen more often than you think. Now of course, some domainers blame themselves for insisting with that extra amount but the truth is that sometimes, end users behave in a weird manner and not necessarily because you did something wrong.
Sure, maybe you made mistakes at one point or another throughout the negotiation process but again, strange situations such as the end user losing interest over something like 50 dollars sometimes occur. Not because you did something wrong, not because you went overboard but just… well, because
You will try to find explanations. You will try to analyze each and every email in order to figure out what on Earth went wrong but the truth is, some situations just cannot be explained. As a domainer, it might be a good idea not to obsess about such email exchanges. Instead, put them in a drawer labeled “weird negotiations” somewhere in your brain and move on.