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How to sell a website securely?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Rushdie, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,

    A guy wants to buy my small PR2 website on a nice niche (2 years old) for 500usd. (domain name and files)

    He suggested escrow.

    Ofc he may be a scammer.

    How should i sell it to him so that he doesnt scam me? He must feel secure too.
     
  2. Jagged55

    Jagged55 Power Member

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    I like Escrow.com...I just make the buyer pay the fees.
     
  3. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    the problem is I live outside the US and escrow.com doesnt pay VIA paypal. I dont want to pay 40usd for the wire.
     
  4. Jagged55

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    So why can't they mail you a cheque? I live outside the US also.
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    You could use GayPal although I try avoid them at all costs. Escrow is good too - but pricey as you say.

    To be honest though, the $40 for the wire is worth paying for the extra level of security, and when you sell sites regularly enough you'll accept a small hit on margin for that security.

    Depends how much of a rush you are in too, sometimes I do bank wire if I trust them and have a signed contract etc.
     
  6. Rushdie

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    they can mail the cheque but i prefer faster payments.
     
  7. Dev!Licious

    Dev!Licious Junior Member

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    Why can't you just use ejunkie or something, they'll take a small percentage of the pay, but it's safe.