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Tips to Get More Bids on Flippa?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by agag2, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi

    I read a few great threads here about selling on flippa.

    I'm just very worried - my site is a 3 day auction and it's like 6 hr w not a single bid bids..
    and the bin price is 2,000

    What should I do?
     
  2. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    I feel your pain too man. Im already out like 40 bux on the auction listing. I'd feel alot better if they'd let you relist for free.
     
  3. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    make a second account.

    Wait till your website goes into the ending soon section, less than 4 hours. Now, your website will be featured on the ending soon section of flippa homepage, probably page 3-4.

    Wait till there are about 20-30 minutes left on the auction. Now your website will be featured on the ending soon section of flippa, probably in the first 4-5 results. A lot of eye balls you get there, try to keep it there as much as possible without letting the auction end.

    Before the auction is ending - 10-15 minutes, place a bid with the second account below the reserve price. So that you are sure that you will not win it. The clock resets to 4 hours.

    Wait another 4 hours, again you will be featured in the ending soon section on flippa homepage. Wait again till you have 10-15 minutes left on the auction, so that you are placed in the ending soon section within the first 4-5 results. Again plenty of eyeballs there.

    Before the auction ends, bid with the second account again. Make sure you stay below reserve price. The clock resets for another 4 hours.

    Do this for 1-2 days. If you do not get normal bids even when you are featured that much in the ending soon section, your website is not interesting for potentially flippa buyers.

    When you have about 4 hours left, you can also do a featured section.

    Alternatively, you could do a fake bidding war, that would list you in the flippa most active section, but you should have planned that from the beginning of the auction.

    Talking from experience, i had to use flippa these days, and was forced to put my blackhat hat on.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. pr0ject

    pr0ject Power Member

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    Hi, just wondering, do you need proxys to do that? Can't flippa ban me because of that?
    Thanks!
     
  5. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    It would be smart to use proxies. Try a vpn (virtual private network)
     
  6. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Just a quick warning: Flippa are nowadays EXTREMELY careful when it comes to shill bidding and unless you're very, very lucky (or alternatively have a fantastic setup, which in most cases isn't worth the hassle) they'll catch you, your account will be banned and no fees refunded.
     
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  7. surajmuralee

    surajmuralee Newbie

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    No refunds? Lol that sucks.

    Bryanon, Can you PM me? I have a important question for you.
     
  8. poweronics

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    Flippa has gone smarter nowadays and shill bidding will not survive there easily.
     
  9. dirtybull

    dirtybull Registered Member

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    I would not bid on my own site...would you like it if any one else tried to trick you like that??
     
  10. verial

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    1) Start the auction at a lower price (set a reserve).
    2) Get good copy for your site (hire a copywriter).
    3) Get external traffic to your auction.

    The copy one is a big one. If you can convince the reader to buy it, it means that you've written your copy well.
     
  11. KAI0720

    KAI0720 Newbie

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    I agree. Also do not accept every bid right away. Accept 1 or 2, then leave the rest pending for like a day or so. when you have a good number of pending bids, accept them all and this will land you on the "most active" list.
    This is easier when you have a low starting price.
     
  12. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I remember teaching this a few years ago, since then it became pretty much general knowledge. The only thing is - this "trick" doesn't work any longer (and hasn't for a while) due to the fact that Flippa now displays the amounts of pending bids.
     
  13. hat_world

    hat_world Registered Member

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    Hey

    I want to ask slightly different question I put a website for auction on Flippa. I am getting two different timings one is auction ends 2 hours and second one is listing closes 12 hours can someone tell me what exactly that means. Thanks
     
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  14. ryuken

    ryuken Registered Member

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    I guess this is stating the obvious, but provide as much detail as possible (to keep any potential buyers fully informed).
     
  15. johndoejohndoe

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    You need at least some revenue to get a couple grand for a site. Make the site stand out and show people its potential. This is probably really hard to do unless you actually have a great site, and let's face it, you probably wouldn't be selling it. You would be outsourcing if you didn't have the time or whatnot.
    People need cold-hard proof of traffic and revenue because the flippa marketplace is swimming with crap sites and bidders are more aware of this than ever.
    The whole idea of extending an auction 4 hours because a new bid was received is total bs in my view. Shill bid and take your chances. If you had a "real" site, then you wouldn't need to do this because you'd be paying the outrageous front page "premium" fee and gaining more exposure. Premium...ha!
     
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  16. Pinterest

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    Featured listing? If you mean the "featured on the front page for a limited time" upgrade, its $50.....
     
  17. Dyandre

    Dyandre Newbie

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    I suggest everyone don't try trick such as shill bidding as it will result your account banned and it's related account would be banned also, I ever experienced this . what bryanon said is true, there would be no refund and your auction would be permanently suspended.
     
  18. walandio

    walandio Senior Member

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    good read for flippa.. i will jump into flippa soon.. maybe after my MNS or some sites gets a good rank..
     
  19. nihalsad

    nihalsad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I had a question.If I list a site in Flippa and suppose my account gets banned for shill bidding.Can I re list the site with another account?
     
  20. jayrat14

    jayrat14 Senior Member

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    Yes you can but you endup getting so many question. why you were old acc was closed by the buyers but there wont be any problem with FLippa