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Movie Sites ! I wish They Would Make Up Their Mind

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by shankyblue, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. shankyblue

    shankyblue Newbie

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    I had a single movie site that was ranking very highly but not converting. I remember seeing start up movie sites sell for silly money so I decided to cut my losses and list on Flippa with a no reserve and just get what I could for it.

    Within minutes of listing people were kicking off like crazy posting crazy comments like Im ripping of the movie industry as well as recieving hate mail.

    Really people were taking this way too seriously. My site was just based around one movie and it did not even link out. However within hours Flippa pulled my listing. I kicked off a bit an they refunded my credits.

    A fews days ago another movie site got pulled. Now there is another one on there with quite a few bids.

    So whats the deal with this stuff ? Is it allowed or is not. Is this a way for Flippa just to keep your listing fee if they delete your site. There needs to be some sort of clarification highlighted in an obvious place whether this is allowed or not.

    If you plan on flipping a movie site - beware
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Flippa is weird like that - they pull my listings from time to time even when there are 10 similar sites doing the same thing. Generally they are pretty lazy and only work 8 hours a day so list just after they go to bed and you get at least 16 hours of bidding ;)

    Looks like Flippa just updated their T&C's when listing though - you now have to agree your site has no/links to no copyrighted content, I imagine to tackle the high number of movie sites on there. This must have been updated within the last 7 days or so...
     
  3. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Yep, it appears that nowadays Flippa are taking more and more serious action against "Made for Flipping" sites (such as aforementioned movie sites, as well as some infoproduct sites), basically sites that provide little to no value to their buyers. This is clearly illustrated by their recent change in the rules regarding displaying the revenue (no revenue can be claimed unless a site is at least 30 days old), by the fact that they now display a large warning if the domain is registered less than 60 days ago, as well as by the change is TOS that meathead mentioned.

    My suggestion to those having hard time with the above new rulings: instead of desperately trying to bend the rules, be creative and do what's allowed - this way you'll also have far less competition and your chances of succeeding are tremendously higher.