I don’t like posting other people’s domain names for sale on my blog, but I saw a great deal on Rick Latona’s newsletter today and wanted to share it with those who aren’t subscribed. Rick is selling PinballMachines.com for $35,000 and I think it’s a very good price for a name of this caliber.
When I worked at Wunderman, my first job out of college, I worked with a guy who was a pinball fanatic. Frequently when I visited his office I saw him checking out pinball machines on Ebay and on classified ad sites. I remember commenting a few times about how expensive the older machines were and how much parts cost. People spend hundreds or thousands of dollars buying old pinball machines, dozens of hours each week talking about them, and the pinball community is very strong – full of “pin heads.”
Anyhow, I really think this is a great domain name, and if I had time I would probably buy it and build it out. I haven’t checked, but I would bet some of the newer pinball machine companies have affiliate programs that would presumably pay well.
When there are a whole bunch of advertisers for a business that has a considerable amount of enthusiasts, you have a great combination. My bet is that this sells sometime in the next couple of days. If you’re interested, drop Rick a note and tell him.
As another disclaimer, I don’t have anything to gain from this domain sale and wasn’t asked or compensated to post it.