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Bought a site without traffic

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Mutikasa, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Mutikasa

    Mutikasa Power Member

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    Ok,
    at DP the guy tells the site has like 5000/month and has screenshots aw stats and stuff, and he says it's from search engine. I paid for that 35$ so didn't worried much. After installing GA it has like 20/month. So i asked a guy where's the traffic and he says "if you do some SEO it would be fine".
    Ok, of course. And i asked him how did he get that traffic and he says "i did some backlinking", but there's none of backlinks! And he is avoiding to tell how he get that traffic.
    The point is, I want my money back. So what should I do?
    Should I raise dispute with paypal on "item not received" or "item not as described"?
     
  2. hgear

    hgear Power Member

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    Yep you can do that. PayPal might not give it back to you though if he response but it's worth a try. Making a video helps.

    Next time check all the stats. =)
     
  3. Thrash_Metal

    Thrash_Metal Newbie

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    you should use item not as described, but advice for the future, dont trust every word pepole say without any proff :)
     
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  4. nethead01

    nethead01 Regular Member

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    if you only spent $35 then take it as a cheap lesson learned, next time check out the site fully especially if you ever actually spend some decent cash.
     
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  5. hgear

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    Yep any type of screen share is deff the way to go. Though buy things with PayPal is not always safe I have people buy stuff from via PayPal and try to get it get their money back and I lost - so I was the one that got scammed.

    PayPal has their own rules which I seldom understand...
     
  6. Mutikasa

    Mutikasa Power Member

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    If not, I will do credit card chargeback
     
  7. rannybo

    rannybo Junior Member

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    Learn from it and move on and thank God you didn't spend $3,500.00.

    Next time place your own GA code on the site to verify all traffic. If the merchant don't go for that then move on.
     
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  8. Mutikasa

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    I raised dispute as "item not as described". It didn't work. I should have lied and put "item not received".
     
  9. nnPOST

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    live feedback for this deal on DP
    it abnormal from from 5000 in to 20
    Looks like he bought traffic before selling
     
  10. VMagick

    VMagick Registered Member

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    You might even want to report to the mods on DP that you have been scammed at least the seller will feel the ban hammer.

    Paypal buyer protection generally only covers tangible goods, so you might not have much success with your paypal dispute but you can try anyway...