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Advice on Accepting Flippa Bids

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Gleelea, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Gleelea

    Gleelea Newbie

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    I currently have an auction going on at Flippa, I´m selling my established fashion for women blogazine. The problem is that, whenever I have people place their bids on my auction, I cannot see how much they are bidding. I tend to accept the first bidder and that person may turn out to have placed higher bids than the others, thus outbidding them and their bids are gone. I´m a complete novice this is my first time to sell a site. My goal is to accumulate more bidders as many as possible to make my listing reach the trending websites first page, but I guess I recently blew it. I had 11 bids early today with the highest at $120. Then suddenly a bidder placed a bid, I accepted it even if I couldn´t see how much he bids, then it turned out his bid is $1200. It´s a big jump and is totally not my plan. Flippa support is quite slow on responding tickets that´s why I turned here on forum to hopefully get help. It´s a bit late now, but at least I need help figuring out how to see how much a bidder is bidding.
     
  2. jass11

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    Well you can not see the bid.


    Also be carefull while accepting bids from new flippa accounts, they may dump the auction(Personal experience).
    Instead I will suggest you to accept bids only from accounts having good buying history.
     
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  3. Gleelea

    Gleelea Newbie

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    So you really cannot see the bids? I read one blog article - Site Flipping Secrets Selling Websites at a Premium - the author said that if he see a bidder place $500 bid, he will sleep into it and wait for other bidders lower than $500 to place their bids, so when he wakes up he could accept all them. This led me to think that there´s a way to see the amount placed as bids.

    Thanks for your input, I would put that to mind. I noticed there are bidders who have been around for like 5-6 mos, have placed quite a number of bids but never had transactions. I have rejected several bids from these accounts coz I felt like doubting them.
     
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    Also remember Flippa does NOT care about payment and does not offer you any guarantees about payment. They can penalize or ban a user but they won't guarantee your payment, so fake bids are rampant and they don't have to honor the bids in the end. For example, someone can simply use another fake user to inflate your prices beyond reasonable values, so nobody else will buy.....

    Edited: If you log in as another user, the system will tell you "bid XXX or more", normally XXX is a few bucks above the greatest bid, so you can see it.... (Use a proxy, be safe...)