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Buying Websites that promise co-working (like selling views, likes, follows) - Scam?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Blakester, May 4, 2012.

  1. Blakester

    Blakester Power Member

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    Hey there!

    I've seen many pages on Flippa ($200 - $1000) that usually work like this - the following is just an example:

    You buy the website and become the onwer. People order 1000 facebook Likes from you for $30. You outsource it to your co-worker for $10 so basically your income is $20. Most of the time they claim that they sell this site cause they need money for bigger projects and/or they don't have time to spend for this "gem". Also many sites claim to earn around 1000$ per month by using this method (and they sell the site for BUY IT NOW for $2000 which looks really weird to me.)

    Personally, I won't have a problem to buy this kind of website even for 600$ but I want to be sure that I will make my money back as they promise. $600 may be not much money for many but for my budget it's a pretty high amount (noob here as you can clearly see).

    If you could enlighten me on this subject I would really appreciate it. Sorry if this subject was mentioned before I didn't really know how to do a correct search about it. Please provide me a link in case I double posted.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kshatriya

    kshatriya Regular Member

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    You wont get your money back!

    See the seller's past listings. They've probably sold hundreds of websites like these in the past. Everytime they sell another business it's more competition for you.

    Besides, there's a thread somewhere which states that they employ a ring of accounts in order to artificially inflate the auction prices. They'll be the only ones who make money. Save your money and buy a better larger website.
     
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  3. Blakester

    Blakester Power Member

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    yeah thats what i was thinking. why someone should sell a site for a price that they can earn in 2 months? they cant be so generous. especially when i see auctions with $10 its like screaming "get this page off of me!"
     
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    Take a look at the seller's past transactions and you can see that those service oriented websites are just copies of one another.

    If they're serious about selling you a real business, then ask them to sign a non-compete clause.