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Something fishy about Flippa

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by everythingred, May 29, 2013.

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  1. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I'm browsing through sites that are selling and I'm just baffled at how much some of them are selling for.

    This one here makes a supposed $19/month and sold for 3k

    https://flippa.com/2720429-acne-website-1-for-top-acne-kws-1-2k-uvs-daily-no-reserve-auction

    Can I really just make an ad and just write "I can't seem to monetize this thing" and guarantee myself a couple of thousand dollars?

    Just curious if anyone has some inside scoop because I'm trying to figure out how to get the most money from my site on Flippa. Thanks.
     
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    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    What's really funny is as far as I can tell, that site isn't ranking for shit anymore... certainly not the keywords he mentions in the sales copy. Well this was a year ago.... I doubt the buyer is happy with their decision though.
     
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  3. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    The seller is suspended so obviously he did something wrong. When the sites like that sell for a high amount it is usually a BS bid.

    On the other hand, you can have a site that makes nothing but someone may be really interested in just owning it because he/she likes the concept and knows he/she can do well with it.
     
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  4. llp3377

    llp3377 Newbie

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    The seller was claiming $10/day in the description. Either way there was a ton of red flags on this sales page.

    But there is something very confusing about this sale. Look at the bids.

    Bidder 1 bid $3,000 and $3,001 while bidder 2 bid $1,500 :confused:

    Anyway, it seems that there's less newbie buyers on Flippa these days.
     
  5. rotwic

    rotwic Registered Member

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    Yeah, that site is going nuts now. Last week i saw a site go for 7 figures and that dude didnt even have 10 visitors coming to his site.
     
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    sania Newbie

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    True, some of the sales look so fishy!!
     
  7. TehEpidemick

    TehEpidemick BANNED BANNED

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    flippa always seems fishy to me. every post is just weird. the only ones that look legit are the ones making like $50 a month where the guy wants 300 bucks or so.
     
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    MilliMilli Newbie

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    Flippa. tried to sell my website and domain names but it all was a waste of money. I think you will have better results posting on forums.
     
  9. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Old thread. No-one is adding value here, so closing it. Adding "Flippa sucks" etc. doesn't really add to the conversation here.
     
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