Baseball.net struck out, after selling for $52,500 at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction in 2008, the domain sold on Flippa for $15,100.
Over at Namepros Kate said, This is what happens when domainers buy at end user price, hoping to flip for a profit ?
That price felt like an end user price back in 2008 and hopes for a flip were very ambitious if that was the intent. As Snoopy pointed out in the comments domain investors were paying these prices and emd changes and new gtlds disrupted the pricing model. When looking at Namebio it doesn’t look like any similar .net names purchased in that era were flipped for bigger prices.
.Net has been on the decline for awhile with only 2 of the top 20 all time .net sales taking place in the last 3 years.