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Site makes $40k selling potatoes, now up for auction on Flippa

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by systematic, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. systematic

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  2. ChanzGrande

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    I remember seeing a thread a while back about this, and just being floored at how easy it really is to make money. It must have dried up quite a bit because it can't be that hard to write comments on potatoes, so seeing it being auctioned is a bit confusing.
     
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    It's already up to $10K!
     
  4. EatSleepSEO

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    It's all because of the "viral" effect in combination of offering/selling a service/product that is unique. When you offer a product that NObody else does, that's what makes you successful. I'm expecting the sale price will be similar to the sale of the "ShipYourEnemiesGlitter" site. What buyers don't realize though is that the "viral" effect will wear off eventually and that those sales will not sustain. They all get in bidding wars wanting the site because in the moment it's "trending" but it will soon die off.
     
  5. zvous

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    the next big thing will be bananas.

    on 9gag/memes sites, bananas and potatoes are the idols.

    for a long post, they have potatoes.
    for measure things, they have bananas.

    [v] glitters
    [v] potatoes
    [x] bananas
     
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    run its course now, whoever buys it if the the bids are genuine are going to find out how quickly this type of site runs out of steam.
     
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    I think it will be more than 50K$
     
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    Good move on the part of the owner. The site has peaked, the novelty is wearing off, and a third of the site's alltime traffic came from Reddit, which will be really hard to duplicate.

    Time to bank hard and leave the coming troubles to another owner.
     
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    It makes me half wonder if there's a moneymaking method to glean from this:

    Step 1: Think of a really stupid idea that costs basically nothing.
    Step 2: Spend $XXXX telling every viral website/news source about it.
    Step 3: Use that viral exposure to actually generate your first sales.
    Step 4: Sell the site on Flippa for $XXXXX to some poor sap who thinks that this is an evergreen market.
     
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    Very smart to sell that site now as I am sure it has peaked in popularity. Given some people have more money than sense these days, with social media anything is possible. Makes me wonder how much business that Sh*tsenders site gets.
     
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    I have a cool idea regarding the stupidity idea. I thought about one of my sites being a gag site regarding fitness.
     
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    I can not believe that so many would even be interested in this! Simply crazy to me.
     
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    Potato's..I feel sick!
     
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    ha! I love it! -- Once again it just goes to show how creativity can help you be successful.
     
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    Well it sold for 28k, Great come up for the seller.
     
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    dont think this will last give it a month not more
     
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    This stupid bs , actually motivates me to earn :google2:
     
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    Step 5: Produce a course titled "How To Make $xxxxx By Sending Crap in The Mail To People's Friends" ;)
     
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    Anyone remember a famous site in the 90's that used to sell dog shit?