If You Sell Proxies, Read this Thread!

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by crazyflx, May 7, 2010.

  1. crazyflx

    crazyflx Elite Member

    Nov 9, 2009
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    Of all the proxy sellers here in the "Proxies for Sale" part of the proxy forum, do any of them/you allow for the reselling of your proxies?

    and/or would any of them/you "refresh" my proxies with new IP's every couple of days?

    I only ask because I currently have a need to use proxies for ScrapeBox. However, after awhile, all the proxies I'm using become banned by akismet (a spam blocking wordpress plug-in) and my percentage of approved blog comments drops significantly.

    Now, there are plenty of other users here on BHW that use proxies, but NOT for scrapebox.

    What I would like to do is buy the proxies from a reliable proxy seller (they must be anonymous and unused), use them in ScrapeBox until they are no longer useful, and then sell them at a reduced price to other users here on BHW that are going to use them for something else (like, for instance, posting on craigslist or using them with Xrumer...whatever).

    This way, I have a steady flow of reliable proxies to use with scrapebox without wasting a bunch of money (because once the proxy is dead to me, it is pretty much going to stay that way, but there are plenty of other people that those proxies are still useful too).
  2. mhike168

    mhike168 Junior Member

    Jan 30, 2008
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    You make a valid point. I don't see anything wrong with that. I'm not a seller though, just sharing my opinion.
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  3. justone

    justone Elite Member

    Oct 12, 2008
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    A professional private proxy seller is unlikely to sell his proxies for scrapebox or permit reselling.
    Let me explain a few reasons:
    a) Scrapebox will cause regular abuse complaints, it's a pain for the proxy providers.
    b) Scrapebox permanently damages the IPs, at some time the proxy provider will have to take your IPs back. Sure the proxy provider can refresh your IPs but then he receives low quality IPs back.
    c) Reselling has some legal problems. What if the guy who bought them from you abuses them for scam, fraud, terrorism threats, identity theft or child pornography. Usually the provider should exactly know who is using his IPs to prevent his ass getting into trouble. If you resell IPs it might be your ass.
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  4. clfox

    clfox Regular Member

    Sep 7, 2009
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    I agree with JustOne.

    Especially the last point is the biggest trouble.. We wont be able to keep track of the abusers. This is one reason why we not just disallow scrapebox but also block all E-Commerce & Mailing sites.