SSM.com led the sales charts at Sedo this past week. The domain sold for $25,000. Nice price for a nice name.
But, the name sold in 2004 for $145,000. The sale was private and posted on Dn Journal.
SSM.com was purchased by Silver State Mortgage, the company closed in 2007, you can read the story here
I want to say that this post idea came from a comment on thedomains.com and credit should be given to Adam.
Brad Mugford of DataCube.com made a very good point, he basically looked at the first sale as a private sale devoid of competition. He pointed out which we all know is true, that when you have a private sale its just the opinion of one buyer.