Domain auctions - for when you want to use an external payment service

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Which domain auction sites can you recommended, for when you don't want the auction site to handle the sale transaction? I have some domains I want to auction, but I want the purchase payment to go through a local escrow service that is not connected with any auction site. The value of the domains will be around $1000 or more. So I would like to escape having to pay a typical auctioneer's percentage of the final agreed purchase price (unless it's only a very tiny percentage). Are there any domain auctions that charge a fixed fee for listings?

Thank you for any suggestions...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Ally007 View Post

    So I would like to escape having to pay a typical auctioneer's percentage of the final agreed purchase price

    The "house" fee typically covers all the costs that the vendor incurs as he lists, markets, and promotes his site's auctions. His percentage may seem high to you, but there are real costs involved with getting traffic to his web site and transacting his business. If you don't like the fees he's charging, certainly shop around until you find fees you can live with . . . but just be aware that you may not get any offers you want if you list on sites that have very little buyer traffic. Lower fees may mean lower sales prices for your domains.

    Have you searched Google and other engines for "fixed price" domain auction fees? If you do, you'll be given alternatives but you may not like the end results.

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Flippa is great

    Also, when you build a reputation as a seller, it can lead to other money making niches/methods on that platform
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    • Profile picture of the author Ally007
      <<Also, when you build a reputation as a seller, it can lead to other money making niches/methods on that platform >>

      Can you expand on this? Examples? Thanks...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ally007
    Thanks for the replies. Do most of the domain auction sites allow you to take payment via the escrow site of your choosing?
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