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Buying an email list

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by davidof, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. davidof

    davidof Newbie

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    Hello,

    a friend of mine owns a forum in a specific niche of software extensions. He proposed to sell me the 50 000 email addresses from his database. I am developer in this specific niche and I'm seriously considering to maybe run a business and buy this database to advertise for my products. To be more precise, the price of such extensions is around 50$ per year. But first I have a few questions:

    What are the legal ways to send an email to these people to advertise for my business ? I don't have in mind to spam them, probably just send a single email to present my products and done.

    How much do you think such a database is worth ? (knowing they are exactly in that niche).

    Thanks.
     
  2. FargoNoob

    FargoNoob Registered Member

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    Not sure about the price. To keep it legal you have to send them out with a unsubscribe footer though, at the very least.
     
  3. davidof

    davidof Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I'm not planning to subscribe them to a list, just send a single email to present my product, and then have a newsletter form on my site.

    The email could be like "We are proud to present you the product XXX we just launched. If you want to get updates, you can subscribe to our newsletter. If this email was sent accidentally, you won't receive any email form us."

    Would it be legal ?