1. This website uses cookies to improve service and provide a tailored user experience. By using this site, you agree to this use. See our Cookie Policy.
    Dismiss Notice

Flippa getting desperate?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by KnightRider, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    2,940
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Yeah she annoying af
     
  2. INCC

    INCC Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    543
    Occupation:
    Google Edward
    Yeah they have completely messed up the platform at this point.
    Few weeks ago had 5 premium auctions - 4 of them didn't even reach to the point where i could make the listing fee back.
    They are also short on Staff, their support doesn't even work on weekends anymore so that's a pretty significant indicator that things are bad.
    Listings that got 2000 views now get only 200 - This goes worse by day as more and more buyers are not coming back because of the design faults and the retarded navigation system.. they still dont care to fix it.

    The mobile app is broken at least over a year - If you log in you see some white empty box on the middle of the screen.. takes time to navigate around that especially if you are new.
    They settle disputes now for 2 weeks - I need to remind them that i have some open otherwise they wont do anything at all.
    I've won all my disputes in the past so they offer a free relist.. now the things are so bad that yesterday they offered me 15 $ cashback for a 65 $ listing and only if i asked where is my free relist.. they gave me 15 $ and then i needed to contact them to get the other 50 $ - They are really desperate there.. quite honestly I dont believe that this situation goes back to normal, which is sad because it was a great source to take that extra 4-5 K monthly.
    There are just so many things wrong there, how can the management be just so fucked up is beyond my mind.
     
  3. kweiss

    kweiss Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    58
    Home Page:
    I was just wondering, what happens if a buyer bids for for a site or domain on Flippa and wins it but does not verify his/her identity or does not pay? What happens then?
     
  4. INCC

    INCC Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    543
    Occupation:
    Google Edward
    Nothing happens, the sale gets stuck and you can just dispute it.
     
  5. nakamura

    nakamura Elite Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,063
    Likes Received:
    1,257
    Gender:
    Male
    Flippa became a shitshow. Can't really take them serious any more. The business model is fantastic tho.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. kweiss

    kweiss Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    58
    Home Page:
    But if the buyer ignores the dispute, then you wont get paid at all?
     
  7. KnightRider

    KnightRider Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    India
    Flippa has been going downhill steadily for quite few years now but things have really accelerated in last few weeks. Looking at these wholesale new changes it has become pretty clear to me that they have given up on the website otherwise the new changes wouldn't have made any sense. They are now looking to grab as much cash as possible from the sellers before they eventually sink.
     
  8. Ashik72

    Ashik72 Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3
    This is what happened with my last two sales -

    1. The guy placed BIN bid, paid throuh paypal, got the assets and finally lodged both Flippa and PayPal disputes. I won the PayPal dispute but Flippa one is still pending.

    2. Another guy placed BIN bid, replied almost after 2 days and saying he did not place the bid and willing to pay $20 instead of $700. Looks like another competitor simply trying to waste my time.

    Such incidents never happened with credit card verified bidder who are actually serious.
     
  9. Meddie

    Meddie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    3,201
    Likes Received:
    2,524
    Occupation:
    El Profesor
    Location:
    www
    Home Page:
    New design sucks and all sales drop.

    RIP me and RIP Flippa.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. IrwinJ

    IrwinJ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    49
    YES! Daily! "We've found a match for you" bullshit.
     
  11. KnightRider

    KnightRider Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    India
    These morons have now stopped showing the domain name on the listing page! I can't comprehend what these people are doing anymore.
     
  12. yuuzokun

    yuuzokun BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    459
    Wait.. do people still go to Flippa?
     
  13. George S

    George S Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2019
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Is there an alternative? beside empire flippers
     
  14. fgupari

    fgupari Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    4
    used to be good but looks like no more
     
  15. dragonguy4

    dragonguy4 Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree with this. The messaging system still old-fashioned, need to refresh everytime

    Their support also seems to be remotely working. I frequently noticed different response, contradict one another within the same topic question

    Now they also need to verify ID, while actually they have no rights to do so
    https://www.dob.texas.gov/public/uploads/files/news/press-releases/2017/04-11-17pr.pdf

    It's just not deserve to be called "escrow" for sure.
     
  16. Machinecode

    Machinecode Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Female
    Yes soon as i read this headline i thought Ebay non payers wholesale.

    Bad move in their part they have an awesome niche
     
  17. Akinyande ayo

    Akinyande ayo Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    I want to list the following for sale.
    Techpally.com
    Healthpally.com
    Farmpally.com
    Want to move to different project. Honest appraisal would be fine. I've built and ranked them and have hundreds of contents.

    Also want someone who can help in selling them and receive commission.