I never quite understood why some people say “I’m looking for about $x” or “the price would be somewhere around $x” when a potential end user asks them for a price.
By saying “about $x” or “somewhere around $x”, you’re basically eliminating the chance of obtaining that amount because the end user in question will quickly sense your weakness and assume that you only kinda-sorta would hope to obtain $x.
The same principle is valid if you say something like “I want $x but it’s negotiable”… bad idea.
If you’re asked for a price, reply with a price.
“How much for this domain?”
That’s it and I assure you that simply replying with a price puts you in a far better position than a reply such as “About $x”, “Somewhere around $x” or “$x but the price is negotiable”.
Don’t invite the end user to negotiate.
If he wants to negotiate, he will reply with a counter offer.
That’s just the way it works but again, don’t invite him to negotiate because you’re compromising your position.
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