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Sold My Site Outside Of Flippa. Flippa Says I owe Them A Success Fee

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Dan Da Man, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    I listed a site and found a buyer and we closed the sale outside of flippa. Somehow Flippa found out and says that I owe them a $250 success fee. Am I obligated to pay that?
     
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    First, I would try to figure out how they knew. If only you and the person you sold the site to knew, you should ask them if they told them. They could be just making a guess.
     
  3. Checkmate

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    I once sold a site on there and they asked for a fee which I never paid so they closed my account.

    That was once in a lifetime thing so I didn't even care.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    I don't think they will come with this as a guess,most likely the person you dealed with spoke with them,or you left some trances on your account.
    Anyway,i don't see this turning into a legal issue...
     
  5. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    That is the situation I am in. I didn't know if I was stuck by a contract or something.
     
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    weruncompanies Power Member

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    $250? They won't do anything, legal expertise and lawyer time to write that up won't even be worth it.
     
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    zx123 Senior Member

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    just say them that someone has tried to scam people selling your site outside flippa, and say them that the site listing is on... after go up the price so none on flippa will buy it ;)
     
  8. steelballs

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    I am perplexed they are after you for that! When their whole selling modus operandi is to shaft both buyers and sellers ad verbatim.

    Just ignore them they are worthless jerks:eek:
     
  9. LukaB

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    Yes there is a succses fee, they have notified you BEFORE listing up the auction, and I think you have had to tick that part before listing the auction, so you already made an agreement.

    Buddy you sold a site for a nice amount, $250 won't really hurt, and yes you have to pay :) Always best to pay.

    Luka
     
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    joshmp5 Newbie

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    I have sold a few websites on flippa, and on my last....... ran into the same problem. I dont see how your situation could be any different from mine... pretty much tell them to deal with it (if you dont mind your account being banned perm. and a possible ip ban from the site) but no legal issues could arise. Thanks!
     
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    If you don't plan on using them any longer let them close the account I won't sweat it.
     
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    illfounded21 Senior Member

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    Yes, however OP didn't close the deal on & through the site.

    OP if you value your account pay the $250, if you don't mind if it closes- don't pay it.
     
  13. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks guys. I really appreciate the advice. Not paying for the 250 because I think that they got what I paid for already.
     
  14. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Hell yeahzz!
     
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    I doubt your site would have sold or you found a buyer without the listing on Flippa. To that end you found a buyer, sold the site for a good price and now have the ability to screw Flippa and you chose to do it.

    I don't like Flippa a bit but I believe in paying a man his dues. Take Flippa out of the equation and you don't have a sale. Screwing them out of 5% will just make it tougher on everyone else. If they get screwed enough they'll either raise their listing fee or get 5% of evaluations up front when you list. Basically make you escrow potential FVF fees.

    I'm old school though where a contract is a contract, a man is only as good as his word and when I agree to a contract (won't sell outside of Flippa and will pay 5% of selling price) I won't break the terms of the contract. You found that buyer only because of Flippa and now question whether you should pay them what you agreed to pay them when you listed? I'd be embarrassed to even post this.

    I also understand I'm a dying breed and the new generation feels a contract is nothing but words and a man's word are, well just that, only words. Good luck but the damage you did to your reputation, in my eyes, is more than $250. Who would enter into any sort of contract with you? You just showed the world your word is not your bond and you have no problem breaking contracts if you have a chance to bank off of it. Hardly worth $250 IMO. But again, my reputation to me is worth far more than $250. If you're going to do such things you probably should do them in private.

    It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation but only one bad decision to ruin it.
     
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    If they do not have a signature and signed contract most of the time it's not enforceable. If they try to send it to a collection agency demand that they produce a signed contract.

    But I'm not a lawyer so take that for what it is. But as the poster above me stated, if you did sell it to someone from flippa, be a man and pay them their fee.
     
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    Kudos man ! I'm not gonna lie, sometimes I become devilish in my mind, sometimes situation lure me to do just things like that - but then someone like you come and remind me that old saying "a man is just as good as his word" ! Can't thank you more !

     
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