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Flippa Precaution

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by NoHoneyWithoutMoney, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. NoHoneyWithoutMoney

    NoHoneyWithoutMoney Regular Member

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    I am thinking to go to flippa for first time ,

    I am looking to invest 500 to 1000 for a site .

    Any precautions , or anything else you will suggest

    thanks
     
  2. TimBaker

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    Use escrow
     
  3. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    Make sure you do you research on how flippa sales are going in your niche and how flippa website sales are doing period. Because honestly, flippa has up times and down times like everything else.
     
  4. DigiWebUk

    DigiWebUk Regular Member

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    Do not pay through paypal at all costs!!!! Ask as many questions about the site, do research on the sellers traffic, get them to explain as much detail as possible about the site.

    Leave no stone unturned.
     
  5. xender

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    Use escrow with condition to release money after 30 days or confirmation of site's performance. Good luck
     
  6. Mr.Newbee

    Mr.Newbee Newbie

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    If you have this much of budget, you should looking for a site that already have 1000 unique visitors every month or you can search for a cheap business site. :)
     
  7. Crewchief007

    Crewchief007 Power Member

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    You definitely need to thoroughly check out/digest these threads regarding Flippa scams A.S.A.P.

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/shit-list/384265-flippa-scammer-domainround-adam-christopher-scammed-people-over-50-000-00-a.html
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/382212-guess-what-scammer-selling-his-shitlisted-business-flippa.html
    Suffice it to say that you need to do your homework and know this for a certainty. There is a lot of shill bidding going on. Consequently, you need to reverse engineer each site from top to bottom.
     
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  8. liviug

    liviug Junior Member

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    It's so full of scams, you will not believe.
    Avoid users without good rating
    Ask for video of ranks and earnings (or team viewer). Just say no if they don't deliver.
    Sales letter like presentations are always suspicious.


    Hotel site scams seem to be the trend this week
     
  9. meathead1234

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    I have a live auction right now on flippa selling my site for that sort of region.

    Send me a PM if you want the link.
     
  11. flx89

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    first of all:

    1. Use escrow.... There are other services that provide escrow, not just escrow.com if you don't like them, but they are the best. You can also try the escrow service from moniker.com
    2. Ask the seller to show you the stats with Team Viewer
    3. Insist to see traffic and revenue with team viewer, because print screens can be easily edited in Photoshop.
    4. Don't rush buying something, take your time....study the market first.
    5. Good luck!
     
  12. stressfree

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    AVOID. 1:100 is probably legit.
     
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  13. cornkernel

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    i have to agree with this. if i were you, i'd just avoid flippa, don't even bother.

    too many people are scammers there, and it's not good.
     
  14. wokaka

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    Apart of the scammers in flippa, buying sites worth $500-$1000 won't bring you anywhere. I have been monitoring websites for sales in the past 6 months or so and most valuable websites would worth at least $20K or even more. Sites that are too fragile (depend on SEO, media buys, etc.) won't worth it. Their earnings can die easily and you will only regret it. If you want to buy a site, do it once you have diversed investments and only buy websites with good loyal visitors.
     
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    marusia Senior Member

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    I hear people say team viewer doesn't prove anything...but can't you refresh the page? I'm sure that would prove whether it were just a photo or not.
     
  16. G-S-T

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    So you have $1000...

    Keyword research = Free
    Exact Match Domain = $6
    Hosting for a month = $0.01
    Scrapebox = $97
    No Hands SEO = $97
    AMR = $87
    Sliq Submitter = $49.99
    TheBestSpinner = $77

    Invest your money and time into the above and you can rinse and repeat your success many times over :cheerlead
     
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  17. crowly

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    One more vote to just avoid the scamming tards at Flippa. Its even worse when you think that the owners are well aware and are doing NOTHING.
     
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    Moved to Site Flipping.
     
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