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Why is it so hard to buy a website?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Brum26, May 1, 2012.

  1. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    Damn it.

    I have been trying to find a good website to invest in for over a week now. First off I was browsing flippa and then for the last couple of days I was looking through digital point etc.

    First of all I agreed a fee with a guy on flippa who at the last minute backed out and said he had received a better offer. That pissed me off a bit because he had accepted my offer and I wasted a lot of time with him.

    Today I found a fairly new site that I decided to take a chance on from DP, I spent quite a long time researching and getting details from this guy. We agreed a price and then when it came to payment he decided that he didn't want to accept escrow, doesn't have a paypal account (WTF?) and instead wanted me to pay by WU or send to his friends paypal account. Now if that doesn't have scam written all over it I don't know what has. Maybe I was wrong about this last guy but I decided to trust my instinct and walk away. At the end of the day $1500 is a lot of money to risk.
     
  2. shariqcomp6

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    all the best for your hunt!

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  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    If you're investing in the <$50k range, there is a LOT of junk to wade through on the various marketplaces.

    For $1500, you're really not going to get much of an established site, so you're probably better off developing from scratch. That's not to say good deals aren't out there - but you do really need to know what you're doing to be successful.
     
  4. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    I was looking at something less than $3000 really. Just happened to find this one today that looked like it had potential but to be honest he may aswell have asked me to send $1500 to his friend in Nigeria in exchange for $2000000 in bonds. Oh well.Hopefully something will come up. If anyone hears of anything that they think might suit then let me know. Thanks
     
  5. hateandbreak

    hateandbreak Supreme Member

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    You can invest that in far greater things, and make far greater money!
    Best of luck though bud :D
     
  6. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    I'd love to hear some suggestions :)
     
  7. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I believe meathead1234 had or has a JV where he acts as an agent to buy or sell websites. You might want to see if he would represent you.