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What the hell happened to flippa?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Vladamir, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

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    I just logged its been about 2 months and the interface is a mess now.

    #1 I cant even find auctions its like they have been hidden from the main screen in favor of only high cost "business assets". Auctions were my favorite part of flippa, hiding them to some netherregions of the site is going to completely crap on the auction system.

    #2 listing is a complete mess it took me 3 days to figure out what to do with an FBA listing theres no selection for it you have to list a website then pay $200 to list it and 10% then ask flippa to go in and change your headings and titles to FBA, complete mess since they dont tell you any of this and your looking for a FBA dropdown since the old interface had all this user friendly manual listing options

    #3 Increased fees all around

    #4 Site crashing - cant even access the site right now looked on is it down.com "
    Flippa.com is DOWN for everyone.
    It is not just you. The server is not responding..."

    #5 Confused support - the support is just as confused as I am, when asking how to list an fba one said it should be a business another said it shouldnt, then they say they recommend not to use the auction system

    Huge opportunity here, these guys are pulling a New Coke and completely crapping on their product, if you have some coding knowledge and can create an auction system to sell basic websites, you can essentially steal this market from flippa. It looks like they are giving up on smaller websites to try and compete with empire flippers on the bigger assets, if thats what they think works that may be fine...but the smaller site market and auction market is going to open to any new site that can replicate their old interface I feel.
     
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    That website gets worse and worse each month. Honestly, I don't know what goes on in their heads over there.
     
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    BuildMoreLinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    flippa is going on a path to self destruction, just getting worse.
     
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    ye - its extremely difficult to navigate now - someone needs to set up a new site
     
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  6. Vladamir

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    Its definitely painful, I would not consider listing another affiliate site with them again, not because i dont want to, but because i just dont think anyone would be able to find it and see it listed to bid on it in their bungled up new mess of a UI.
     
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    Yesterday they sent me their regular newsletter. To my surprise, the blog post that was supposed to talk about a parenting site opportunity was a piece of crap, a complete nonsense. There was no opportunity, just theorizing shit. Not to mention the Divi logo is their blog branding. You can smell bankruptcy from Pitcairn island.
     
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    Having to deal with fraud is what turns me away from doing it
     
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    I thought about making one with escrow.com api integration for all payments. Then I got distracted with writing my porn tube search engine. :D
     
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    Amen. Yeah, thank god i had perma-links to all the places i go, saved searches and such. I don't know how a new user coming onto the platform would even find the many auctions listed. They only have a few main ones, with polished 'brokers' selling over priced garbage sites. I got a e commerce site bringing in 10-20k monthly that i aged for the past year, but i can't even consider selling it now since their service is trash.
     
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    Its Utter Kak.. the owners should be made to have their pubes shaved with a flamethrower !

    What was wrong with the old style.. I knew it and it worked !
     
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    lol - its difficult to actually build marketplaces
     
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    Obviously.
     
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    Try FEInternational from @meathead1234 or @empireflippers or Latonas. Great companies overall
     
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    Yep flippa is done for, you should look to another site now.
     
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    I hate Flippa now cant find any thing! A total mess!
     
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    I guess it got flipped over.
     
  18. Walther

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    When I first login it brings me to a different Flippa Business dashboard but once I click "Dashboard" it brings me to my regular Flippa dashboard. For a while I couldn't get to my dashboard unless I clicked "Sell"
    They have also been messing with their listing types/prices. There are no longer upgrades. I had to contact support to use the "Hide" listing feature for my past auctions because it was not working giving me an error.
     
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    I dont know wth they thinking by changing it design. many buyers there not all savvy and they make it more difficult to navigate.
     
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    True that. I was wondering that too.

    It used to be the best of all. But, now its not.