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OMG... The tension... Only 3 Hours Left

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thizzladen, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. thizzladen

    thizzladen Power Member

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    It's been 4 days since the last bid.

    I've got lots of views in watchers. I wonder what they're doing?
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    And then, I got this guy =\

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    He has a -8 feedback.. and he's suspended, but his bid is still active and it's keeping my auction at the price he bid. Should I keep him or delete him? Only reason I'm thinking to keep him is so other people would bid higher.


    And, then. The haters:

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    Tips please. I only have a few hours left :(:(:(:(
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    3700 views and 63 watchers is a nice number.

    PM the auction URL - will take a look for you. $4999 is quite a big jump so you may want to reject it if getting more is unrealistic.

    It's really hard to predict how bidders will behave at this stage - it's getting towards prime time in the US so I would expect you should get another bid assuming the price is realistic. Also - if you haven't already, set a BIN price. PM everyone who has bid and let them know there is little time remaining so you have set a BIN for them to end it now.
     
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    What is that? From what are those screenshots? I'm curious...
     
  4. thizzladen

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    Oh, sorry I forgot to mention, they're from a Flippa auction.
     
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    PM me the URL if you want. I'm curious what you're selling.
     
  6. Kickflip

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    Wasn't too hard to find the auction. Just look for Ending Soon, 3 hours left, bid of $4,999.

    Looks like a LOT of angry people in that auction. I think the people "watching" are just interested in the Drama unfolding.

    The site is only a couple months old, I would have deleted a bid from a -8 bidder right away because it will drive off other REAL buyers and you will end up getting nothing in my opinion.
     
  7. thizzladen

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    Hehe, I was thinking the same about the Drama thing, lol.

    Those commentors really made me mad at some points.

    I don't think they can see the bidder's details:

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  8. wannabie

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    You seriously need to PM meathead if he is offering to help you out - If you don't you're a fool!

    Stop typing here and take his advice
     
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    Quite an interesting new blackhat site. Never knew that niche was that profitable. And yes I went to the auction out of curiousity to see what all the hoopla was about. :)
     
  10. Roundhouse

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    you really get 100,000 UV a month?
     
  11. thizzladen

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    Yes, and lately I've been getting about 7k to 8k Visits a day. :D
     
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    nice one mate gl with it! something i really want to get into when i get the funds up
     
  13. thizzladen

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    I read somewhere that bidding is like eBay style, they all try to bid in the last 2 hours... I'm still waiting. :eek:

    I've messaged everyone regarding that auction, and I'm about to set a BIN.
     
  14. lolzap

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    Why are you selling it? Be honest.

    I never understood why someone would sell an online business that consistently makes some good money every month.

    Also, it would be great if you could tell us how you promoted it :D
     
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    There are many legitimate reasons why someone may want to sell a profitable business (be it online or offline). Here's a few of the common ones I come across:

    - Want to invest in a larger, more profitable project
    - Other commitments that are taking up time (family, job etc)
    - Not enough expertise/experience to grow the business further
    - Lack of funding for growth
    - Looking for a new challenge/bored of the business
    - Need a large cash influx for a house, car etc.
    - Retirement

    There are many more but that's just a few off the top of my head.
     
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  16. thizzladen

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    Well, I've had a really good idea, and I wanna invest all the money from selling that site into it. Plus, I really don't want to work with incentives any more.

    I promoted it with buying the Featured listing option twice, lol.

    EDIT: What he said ^ :D.
     
  17. Tim1505

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    the site claims to make $2100 per month so why would you have such a low reserve? I think you have made a big mistake here, and in my opinion that bid for $5000 is not real.

    If people thought you was making $2000 Per month legally with that site, I prommise you you would get a lot more that $5000 for it and that is what you should have thought about when creating the listing.

    I'm no expert when it comes to flippa, but really everyone should use some common sense especially when selling a $2000 per month business.
     
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    Dude, it was my first site and I didn't know what it meant to lower the reserve. I know, I made a mistake by lowering it. At first the reserve was $5000, then someone bid $100 and it said "Lower the reserve to $100", so I clicked that and it wouldn't let me raise it back up -_-...
     
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    I agree should a website be valued at roughly 10 months earnings...???
     
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    Have you PMed meathead yet?