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Flipping sites - what if they take their money back after you sold the website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Georges, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Georges

    Georges BANNED BANNED

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    i want to flip some of my sites but a concern i have is what if after you give them your website, they dispute the paypal, make up a fake bs story, and get their money back? then ur screwed. what is preventing people from doing this?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Use Escrow.com. Problem solved.
     
  3. Georges

    Georges BANNED BANNED

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    not rly.. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/site-flipping/285830-flippa-escrow-scam-lost-2k-website.html
     
  4. bk071

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    You wanna do business? You gotta take risks...

    If one out hundreds of deals turns out to be a scam, you can't blame the whole industry.

    What I would do is do some kind of regular mailing to the buyers so I have proof of delivery... Think of sending them the ftp files on a CD or something... Just do your due diligence before you sell/buy a site and you should be fine (well, in most cases).
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I've used Escrow.com for around 100 different transactions totalling nearly $2m. I have never once had a problem.

    As long as you record what you have transferred in the way of domains, it's fine. If you deal with a dispute in a stupid way then you're never going to win. I've personally never had a dispute in Escrow - you should always build trust with the buyer first - don't just deal with a random idiot. Trust instincts.
     
  6. hotwicked

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    One method is to "ship" them an invoice/receipt with tracking. Then enter that tracking information into paypal. It's a small price to pay and could save you in the future.

    The invoice should include info on the domain, and proof it was transferred (such as the confirmation e-mail or id number on the domain transfer).