I really don't know why I'm sharing this, I think it is because I just love seeing how many "thanks" I can get in a given post.
We all know that if you pick up an aged domain with backlinks there is potential for you to place yourself in a VERY GOOD position in the eyes of the big G.
Your trust factor is much higher then it would be with a new domain, you can load more backlinks to it and be indexed faster.
The title to this post is true. Someone let a 10,000 monthly searched keyword of 15 years leave their hands, and I snatched it up, and started earning on it two weeks later...
Here is something I do once in a while:
I pull the FTP feed from tdnam.com (also known as Godaddy Auctions), in the auctions there are 'closeouts' and $5 buy now options. I specifically pull those domains.
I will analyze them within my Internet Marketing tools, preferably Market Samurai and see the backlinks, PR, and Age.
I look at the keywords and see which have search.
I spend some money.
How can you do it. Go here: ftp://ftp.godaddy.com/
and enjoy the thousands and thousands of possibilities...