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Teenager turns down £8.5million to sell his website

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Claudek, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Residual_Income

    Residual_Income Peon

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    #81
    I would have sold. But that is based on years of business experience.
    SEMrush
    I think I would have been like him at 17 and not fully understood the benefits or how to leverage the money into other projects.

    Hopefully he will still be a success and not lose later on.
     
    Residual_Income, Mar 15, 2007 IP
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  2. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #82
    My sites are making much more than 2,500 pounds a month. I wish someone would offer me 8.5 millions pounds for them. :D
     
    Will.Spencer, Mar 15, 2007 IP
  3. AGS

    AGS Notable Member

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    #83
    You just summed up exactly what I was thinking.

    Main URL a PR2, landing page a PR0, forum a PR 1. 112 members, 108 active members. LOL WTF?

    Crap URL, sharpnews.co.uk would have been better but the extra e makes it a turkey IMO.

    Total crap, maybe The Sun were desperate for a story because I cannot see any way in the world that it's worth 8 mil. :confused:

    I just put it up against a site that me and my partner bonzer created 4 weeks ago for hen nights, stag nights and parties called www.bookmethatnight.com and we are pissing it for both backlinks and PR prediction. :D

    Fook knows what is going on here? Who offered the 8 mill?

    89 million hits in 18 months but still PR2 with just under 600 backlinks. I smell a rat here.

    But you have to remember it is from The Sun, easily the worse newspaper in the UK so maybe they were struggling for a story and threw this guy into the frame. :p
     
    AGS, Mar 15, 2007 IP
  4. jdR!pper

    jdR!pper Peon

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    #84
    I think this kid really has a lot of plans about his site that is why he's not interested in selling it. But I think $40 million is already good for me.

    --Joe
     
    jdR!pper, Mar 16, 2007 IP
  5. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamer™

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    #85
    I gotta go with AGS on this one, there's a conspiracy in there somewhere:)
     
    Roman, Mar 16, 2007 IP
  6. SlickR

    SlickR Active Member

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    #86
    i just visited the website, and the most recent news is 4 months old.
    So basicly the Sun news story is total crap and not true!

    And if i remember good sharp is famous world company for electronics and stuff. and here is the trademark on the website: © 2007 Sharp Electronics (UK) Ltd. All rights reserved. So i it's not even owned by that kid.
    Hah what a scam by the Sun
     
    SlickR, Mar 16, 2007 IP
  7. MatthewN

    MatthewN Well-Known Member

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    #87
    What site are you actually looking at? When I just went to his site the latest news is 15th March which is yesterday. That was in the England scection. I didnt look everywhere.
     
    MatthewN, Mar 16, 2007 IP
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    tokyoice Well-Known Member

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    #88
    I see his website is back up! :)
     
    tokyoice, Mar 16, 2007 IP
  9. adam1987

    adam1987 Well-Known Member

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    #89
    The kid is CRAZY !!! His site is crap ... who else really is going to offer him more than 8 million for that website .... ?

    Just think what sort of website the BBC could make themselfs for 8 million...

    This kid is going to cry one day and regret this shit !

    Almost everyone on here could make a site better than that .. with a higher PR , Better SEO , etc...

    The internet is developing alot faster than his website .... i dont think he will be able to keep up while working at comet and without some big investments.
     
    adam1987, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  10. Correctus

    Correctus Straight Edge

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    #90
    ++++!

    Thats just viral marketing bullshit.

    IT
     
    Correctus, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  11. advoor

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    #91
    The story sounds so... fake. If it was real, heck id take even £1 million for that junk :)
     
    advoor, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  12. kingcaw

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    #92
    I seriously doubt the validity of his claims; seems to me that he's just fed the media a trumped up story and they bought it - extra traffic for him (although the Daily Mail actually posted the wrong address)

    If, by some bizarre chance, it is legit; then he will likely live to regret his decision if it was indeed based on the reasons he stated in the Daily Mail article - he wants to keep it running himself as he's against old people writing for young people; pretty soon he'll be that old guy himself; and even if he "employs" young writers, the whole gig will still be being run by an "old guy".

    Curiously, whois shows that the domain was created in October 05
     
    kingcaw, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    prilep Well-Known Member

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    #93
    Well with all of the traffic he got from the news he probably doubled that.

    - Prilep :D
     
    prilep, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  14. adam1987

    adam1987 Well-Known Member

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    #94
    I think some people are 4getting how much £8 million pounds is .... 15 million dollars .... and this kid still works in comet !!

    He is going to kill himself when hes 25 and his site is not worth a penny and hes still working in comet.
     
    adam1987, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    Coolalex Banned

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    #95
    I would take $20 for that peice of crap :p
     
    Coolalex, Mar 21, 2007 IP
  16. TheSecretNetwork

    TheSecretNetwork Peon

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    #96
    this must have been a April fools joke, i have checked this out and there is no way this can be true, the website sharpenews.co.uk hardly get that many hits and looks like it was designed by a 12 year old with no skills, their forum has less then 200 members... its a joke!
     
    TheSecretNetwork, May 2, 2007 IP
  17. Not_My_Style

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    #97
    I would have sold in a second. Like somebody commented below the story, "What's hot one moment is stone cold the next."
     
    Not_My_Style, May 2, 2007 IP
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    #98
    I would have sold it 8.5 million would have set this poor boy up for life :)
     
    mistyweb, May 2, 2007 IP
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    #99
    Exactly what I would do. I mean that's 8.5 mil Euros. Quite a bit more in US dollars.
     
    Vadym, May 2, 2007 IP
  20. Ang3r_D4nger

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    #100
    Wow that is alot of money especially for a kid. I woulda sold it for sure :)
     
    Ang3r_D4nger, May 2, 2007 IP