3Gstore.de sold for 135 000 Euro

Randolf —  October 5, 2011

German blog: 3Gstore.de nach Bieterkampf für €135.000 verkauft

This news was supposed to break with a (german languaged) press release by Sedo, but as a domainer blog broke the news I don’t want to be quiet: The iPhone store 3Gstore.de that I started in 2008 was sold to Avazu group’s Teebik Inc for 135.000 € (ca. 180.000 US$) through the broker house Sedo.

The blog was saying we sold only a domain name, but it was all the existing assets of the former 3Gstore.de GmbH. We even opened the worlds first iphone only brick and mortar store here in Germany and generated a turnover of more than 15 million Euro in total. 3Gstore.de still has more than 2000 unique daily visitors and transaction, even though we announced the sale and shut down two months ago. In short: we didn’t sell a domain name, but a whole online shop / brand / business with a complete domain-portfolio (3G.de, generic and typo-domains) organic search traffic and lots of customers that are eager to return and order again…

There are lots of stories about all the successes and failures I experienced in the last three years, but I can honestly say: it was an awesome experiencing to start an e-commerce business from scratch, learn ALL aspects of starting and growing  an online business from zero to 1 million € monthly turnover and I’ll be glad if the next three years have a bit less excitement for me…

9 responses to 3Gstore.de sold for 135 000 Euro

  1. Great Deal Randolf, it´s always good to burn the boats and to start new!

  2. Congratulations Randolf! And i am curious about the whole story, maybe with a beer someday…

  3. Congratulations! sounds like a great deal.

  4. Amazing! Cool that you communicate some numbers. I love this!

  5. I’m looking forward to the release of the book “Iphone wars” 😉

  6. Congrats! You should really write a book about the 3G years. I’d buy it 🙂

  7. Congratulations! And all the best for the next deal. 😉

  8. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Randolf 🙂

  9. Great Job Randy,
    sehen uns in Campsbay !!!
    sonnige grüße jens