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Either Flippa sucks or the users are stupid

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by darenet, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. darenet

    darenet Newbie

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    What's with Flippa? Several months ago I visited Sitepoint..some great offers there. Now I took the time to visit Flippa and the sites are terrible, people selling PR2-PR3 sites for 1000+, it's kinda ridiculous lol

    Okay it's a fact that Flippa sucks, but can buyers be that stupid:eek:
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    You do realise Sitepoint marketplace became Flippa right? So same buyers and sellers as before. There is a lot of crap selling on Flippa, but generally I have found buyers to be relatively savvy and most crap sites don't sell (contrary to Flippa's statistics). Agreed that it sucks, but it is the best place to sell sites IMO
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  3. theviralguy

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    yeah it is the same, i sold a couple sites there so i like them :)
     
  4. mightybh

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    When the price is low, you buy. When the price is high, you sell. Go out and sell some "PR2-PR3 sites for 1000+" yourself.
     
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    you should follow mightybh advice ;)
     
  6. MonoPuff

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    Every time I think of selling something on Flippa I get pissed off at their ridiculous fees
     
  7. darenet

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    Yes I understand it is a new version of sitepoint marketplace. But the quality of sites man...it sucks there. I hardly found any decent site there ;/

    Have one long-term project pursuing atm so not now. But I understand your point.

    I was just surprised of the low quality there. Seems all good sites get sold privately. Generally I found this through experience...if you wanna buy good site then email or call the owner and negotiate...if you wanna get a link from a good site do the same for the owner and negotiate...
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yeh, since they brought in the "success fee" you'll probably find most deals are settled privately. I've sold 5 sites in the last few months there in the $XXXX range and haven't paid a cent lol - saved me nearly 1000 bucks :)

    There is a load of crap on there - IMO best thing to do with Flippa is SELL sites there and not buy. I pick most of my sites up on DP (yeh, yeh) for cheap, do it up a bit and flip it for a nice little profit ;)
     
  9. charvak

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    I think the buyers are stupid. Let me give you an example, recently I visited flippa and found one site that was sold for $900. Look at the site.

    http://flippa.com/auctions/83699/Ov...-in-FIVE-days---UNIQUE-ViDEO-Course----INSANE

    and if you explore on the "site content" there are 6 possible copies found. This will lead you straight to wo forum, where ppl are clearly not satisfied with this product and asking for the refunds!
     
  10. supamanjon

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    once a buyer buys something off flippa can they get refunded?
     
  11. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Flippa play no part in the transaction process and have no liability, so make sure you do your due diligence.

    It is your responsibility to negotiate terms with buyer/seller.

    I'd recommend using escrow.com to protect yourself.
     
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  12. CyHead

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    Flippa sucks, you pay a fee to just be listed with no guarantees to get paid or find a buyer.

    They don't offer anything special, it's such a rip off. Better to list on ebay than on Flippa lol. Actually DP is pretty good for that stuff.
     
  13. BlackSeng

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    damn... i wonder how much can I sell my PR3 autoblog for :p
     
  14. iMike

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    In all honesty, you could probably get $1000+ for your PR3 on Flippa. Wouldnt be surprised if it went for over $2000. A lot of buyers on Flippa are new to the online world and just want a website. This is the market... why argue you with it?

    I find it strange to find people on a BHW complaining that something is selling too high?!?!? What would you do if you found out someone was selling dirt for $200-$300 an ounce? You'd start selling some fucking dirt! So go sell some shit... geeze.
     
  15. darenet

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    I need to try Flippa most definitely. Too many newbs there
     
  16. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Have a look in the site flipping section, there's been a few posts today with tips for selling on flippa
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  17. technorated

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    how you do that ? very curious about that.
     
  18. Nick Flame

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    i think people that judge the value of website according to the page rank are more stupid.
     
  19. killxp

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    Alright time to check out flippa. Going to see if I can get any pr2s sold for $1k.

    I agree with iMike 100%. That's what we are about. Doesn't matter what it is, just get your profits as quick and easy as you can then search for more.

    When it comes to selling something really pricey, say pr4+, I would stick with escrow.com. Seeing that you will get a few Gs I have heard only good comments about them. Also, way cheaper than paypal/ebay/etc. and they have methodologies in place specifically from exchange of domains.

    Just make sure to explicitly state whether content is or isn't included with sale. Hope this helps.

    Kind Regards,
    killxp