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Is this a safe Flippa sale?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by widd, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. widd

    widd Junior Member

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    Right, I'm a 14 year old and I've been interested in IM for a while. I have a significant income of around £1000 a month and I thought it would be a good idea for me to search for a website that I could buy and run that could raise my income even higher and I came across this: https://flippa.com/3330942-establis...er-site-with-3-200-uniques-mo-making-1-993-mo

    It looks like a really good deal to me, but is it safe? I've never used Flippa before and I've heard a lot of stories of scammers having bought traffic to the site and stuff and then stopped buying it once they sold the site on Flippa and the site absolutely failing and the buyer not earning anything from it. I just want to take the correct precautions to be safe and end up with a genuine website.

    I know teamviewer and looking at transactions / payments is the obvious, but what steps could I take to ensure all traffic is clean and coming from where the seller says it is and that I don't get scammed.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Stay away from that
     
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  3. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Get in contact with the seller and have him prove income. I personally would say that this will be a waste of an investment, because these social platforms are constantly being patched. If you want something to do long term, buy a start-up authority site from any of the BSTs here -- and 'grow' that.
     
  4. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    seems prettyyyyyyy fake.
     
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  5. Money Over Morals

    Money Over Morals BANNED BANNED

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    Flippa is usually good, but always operate under the rule that you should only spend what you can afford to lose.
     
  6. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    oh boy you have no idea, please re-phrase your sentence. flippa bids are really good in ripping people off.
     
  7. Chintoo

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    Save yourself time and money and stay away from this. This has scam written all over it. I wouldn't be surprised if the earnings dip below $100 the day you buy it.
     
  8. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Definitely a scam. This one is quite common. The sales may well be legitimate (so can be proven through Paypal) but are not from this site. The owner probably has a ton of these.

    My advice would be not to buy a site at the moment. Keep doing what you are doing as it's clearly already working.

    If you want a legitimate site making $2k a month, expect to pay around $50k. You will not find any "really good deals" on Flippa.
     
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  9. ou8myi

    ou8myi Newbie

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    Social Traffic sales sites are available every day by the dozens.
    If you want in this business, your best bet is to buy a site with a great design for $79. Then do your own marketing.
    You can't trust the numbers these guys put up for sales and traffic. It's too easy to counterfeit.
     
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    OP, listen to this man. We all do.
     
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