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Sold a site 2 months ago, buyer is now mad that revenue dropped

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by shamster25, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. shamster25

    shamster25 Regular Member

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    I sold a site on Flippa 2 months ago that was making $500/month. I was actively doing SEO etc and stated that in the listing. So this guy buys the site and a few days ago contacts me and says he is going to report me to flippa and try to get his money back because hes only making something like $250/month now with the site.

    Does this guy have a shot at getting me screwed on Flippa?
     
  2. pucky

    pucky Junior Member

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    Tell him to GFO.
     
  3. seocompanymail

    seocompanymail Regular Member

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    He has no shot.

    One: You stated how much the site was making at the time of the auction.
    Two: You gave all the info on your marketing strategy and link building
    Three: It is the buyers responsibility to maintain the site just as you had.
    Four: If you had kept the site and kept doing what you were doing would the revenue had dropped, increased or decreased.

    As long as everything was written down and the buyer was made aware then you are not responsible.

    It is just like in the real world. If I sell you a clothing line business. I told you my marketing strategy in buying tv commercials and putting new clothing in the business. If you did not follow as I did or you changed something then it is your responsibility unless the proof I gave you about the income or marketing strategy was false then I am at fault.

    Goodluck with the case nonetheless.
     
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  4. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    don,t care just ignore
     
  5. seovirtualassistance

    seovirtualassistance Regular Member

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    Its upto him,without doing anything how he can expect the same.Its not a bank to get the income increased through interest na
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    It's not your problem, nor Flippa's that your buyer is a moron. Ignore him.
     
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  7. ronywilliam

    ronywilliam Senior Member

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    just ignore the buyer, you did all the hard work at your end to make $500/day...
    he also has to do some work to get that...
     
  8. mjjp777

    mjjp777 Newbie

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    Right. As long as you have no intention to defraud the buyer it's not your fault.
     
  9. luckyman

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    Hello shamster25
    I can understand your pain. Sites were doing 500PM because you are doing seo and link building. But if have done any thing, its not your problem.
    1. Flippa can't do any thing
    2. after 45 days even PP can't do any thing
    So don't worry at all. Still I suggest you to contact him, and ask to do seo for him and ask for your services.
    Thanks
     
  10. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    In my opinion I would not recommend doing this, especially with such a person.
     
  11. bamafan84

    bamafan84 Junior Member

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    I agree, maybe a more thorough screening of the potential buyers would help out here. There are a ton of great tips on this. Check out the link in my sig to see what I mean ;)
     
  12. stumblebum

    stumblebum Registered Member

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    He bought a site that needed maintaing seo wise, did not maintain it got lazy and the revenue dropped. Tell him to jog on, or ignore him.

    Will teach him for being lazy, flippa will not entertain it neither will paypal. Paypal would not even entertain it before the 45 so I would not worry about it.

    Just might have to keep watch of future listings that this tit does not start bashing your listings as it happens...
     
  13. alecaim

    alecaim Newbie

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    It sounds like you should just ignore him.

    You didn't intentionally make the profits drop, and it's his fault.
    By leaving it, I don't think there will be any repercussions.
     
  14. hgear

    hgear Power Member

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    what a douche!
    offer him some SEO services. get him to pay you monthly and tell him the revenue will go up 4x.
     
  15. Randy569

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    You could always tell him that, although you are not responsible to refund anything, nor his inability to earn with the site, you could offer to buy it back for, say, 30% of what he paid for it. You already made money with it prior to the sale, so re-apply a little SEO effort back into it, have a few more profitable months, and repost it with the earnings record.

    Just an idea...
     
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    This guy is right,but considering that the buyer it's an asshole i don't think he will accept it.Anyway,a short email haven't hurt anyone,right?
     
  17. Seth Manson

    Seth Manson Newbie

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    Just ignore him. There isn't anything he can do. He should have kept up on the site and not gotten lazy.
     
  18. DigitalDesigns

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    lol, That never happened to me....

    you just have to stay on top...never take the money and run.
     
  19. jerrybery

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    There is no guarantee of what will happen once you sell the site. If you gave all the information clearly and this person bought it, then this person chose to buy it and the risk that came with it.

    If he didn't do a good job as you did, then it's his problem. You could always offer to help him out if he accepts to give you some info about what he's doing.

    You're in no danger though.
     
  20. kennyhoc3

    kennyhoc3 Junior Member

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    After 2 months I wouldn't worry about it!