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Teenager turns down £8.5million to sell his website

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

  1. Aleker

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    #121
    Yeah i can agree with Blitz in that he could of used the money to launch more projects but once you have something that you have worked on for such a long time it kinda becomes a part of you.

    You can identify yourself with it, you watched it grow and become everything it is at this point.
    SEMrush
    That kid had the site since he was 12 yrs old, so i can see why its so hard for him to let go of it.
     
    Aleker, May 13, 2008 IP
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    godmode Well-Known Member

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    #122
    now that site gets redirected to another website. funny. Is it really worth that money or just a publicity stunt?
     
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    chtdatweb Well-Known Member

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    #123
    Ok call me crazy but please someone tell what the url is... i googled it and got nothing useful.
     
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    chtdatweb Well-Known Member

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    godmode Well-Known Member

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    #125
    re-directed to ypmania.com
     
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    chtdatweb Well-Known Member

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    #126
    yep i guess he sold after all :D
     
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    #127
    Dang I was hoping the kid would keep the site :(
     
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    AGS Notable Member

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    #128
    It was posted by The Sun, a Rupert Murdock gutter press tabloid in England lol. :eek:

    The guy is from my home town too.

    He should have taken any money he could get for it at the time, now it is basically worth reg fee only lol.
     
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    #129
    wow, he wasted 8.5 M pounds? :D
     
    bagwell, May 14, 2008 IP
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    felzafndy Banned

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    #130
    i donot love his site or i didnot understand it
     
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    izeaus Banned

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    #132
    Wow, thats a lot of money
     
    izeaus, May 15, 2008 IP
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    #133
    If he earns 2500 per month. How long would take him to earn 4 million?
     
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    #134
    Would you sell your baby if it was legal?

    I wouldn't, not if it was making me thousands a month
     
    zytex, May 15, 2008 IP
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    #135
    1,600 months, which is 133.3 years.
     
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    #136
    I know the feeling ....
     
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    #137
    I see where he was going BUT this 2500/mo might be better...
    Why? Well, no big taxes, also he won't blow all his cash..
    And hes having fun running his website
     
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    #138
    I would take the money and open up more big projects on and outside internet
     
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    #139
    Looks like hes content with that website right there :)
     
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    #140
    The only way I would sell a site I owned to a big franchise like Google, is if I would stay in charge. Google did that for Youtube, Chad Hurley and the rest of the guys still stayed in high power in the site... But I would never take 8.5 million pounds, one reason is I am from the U.S., if I would have to walk away from the site...
     
    kolgames, May 15, 2008 IP