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Buying websites on ebay

Discussion in 'General Business' started by Bock, Sep 28, 2011.

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    What is your experience of buying website through ebay ?
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    Bock, Sep 28, 2011 IP
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  2. vServer Center

    vServer Center Active Member Premium Member

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    I have found most of the sites are copies sold over and over again with a different domain name. I have has much better luck purchasing sites via webmaster forums like DigitalPoint.

    If you do purchase a site claiming to have revenue ask for screen-shots or ask if they can install your tracking code on the site so you can verify claims.
     
    vServer Center, Sep 28, 2011 IP
  3. sambling

    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    We have trademe and sella in NZ instead of Ebay (ebay failed because they used US currency when they launched here- which was annoying). Sites are way cheaper here, and often more advanced technically.
     
    sambling, Sep 28, 2011 IP
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    scottish Peon

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    a lot of them are turn key websites that the webmaster has set up 10 of them and is selling them. not very unique.
     
    scottish, Sep 29, 2011 IP
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    Bock Active Member

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    Do you think you can sell website for more on ebay ?
     
    Bock, Sep 29, 2011 IP
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    MTbiker Well-Known Member

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    It takes a long, long time to search eBay and find anything worth buying. Almost all the sites are junk.

    It's probably as lucrative as going on a hike and spending the day panning for gold. You have a slight chance of finding something, but most likely, you'll search for hours/days/weeks and not come up with anything.
     
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    jhardy2008 Peon

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    dasilvad14 Member

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    Listen now. I have over 4 coaching clients that bought websites through ebay and the sites were sandboxed. Those sites ARE not good. I eventually helped them get it out and start earning money again but I dont suggest ebay. Flippa is the best but more expensive.
     
    dasilvad14, Sep 30, 2011 IP
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    you need the seller push the website first..
     
    ggagaga123, Oct 2, 2011 IP
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    sinclair89 Greenhorn

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    I would stick to sites that specializes in buying and selling websites.
     
    sinclair89, Oct 2, 2011 IP
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    drelude Peon

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    I do not think it would be a good idea to get sites on ebay, as mentioned in some posts above, some of them are resold and you never know if you are genuinely getting something another person already has. I have no idea how they keep track of that. Im more comfortable buying from a specialized company.
     
    drelude, Oct 2, 2011 IP
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    My advice would be check the feedbacks and paypal is a must. I seen some good services on ebay and used a few which went ok but always make sure to check seller feedbacks to see what other people are saying.
     
    mrahmeduk, Oct 3, 2011 IP
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    Ebay is a nuisance with that type of stuff, try to stick to flippa
     
    oletsdoit, Oct 3, 2011 IP
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    dom19 Active Member

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    i think most using template.
     
    dom19, Oct 4, 2011 IP
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    gowriadityan Greenhorn

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    Instead of buying websites from e-bay, its better to buy domain separately and outsource design to some freelancer!
     
    gowriadityan, Oct 4, 2011 IP
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    i have to agree w/ u on this, some freelancers do not charge an arm and a leg
     
    drelude, Oct 4, 2011 IP