Flippa definition - Am I taking this too literally?

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I was looking at an interesting site for sale on Flippa.

The description said:

Designed is claimed to be unique
(created especially for this site)


The seller did say there were a limited number of similar sites out there (8 others - limited release)

I asked him about the claim of unique design and he responded:

"Its a limited release, there will be eight of them in total. That's about as 'unique' as it gets for what your getting and this price point, otherwise it would be way to expensive."

Am I taking this too literally? To me unique design created especially for this site means - just that.

If I'm being a pill... just say so.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    You decide what fits:
    unique  /yuˈnik/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [yoo-neek] Show IPA

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    -adjective 1.existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript. 2.having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint. 3.limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia. 4.limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions. 5.not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.
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    • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
      Exactly KIM - I'm going with unique is unique - but, clearly the seller disagrees.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mogly
    I agree that unique means there is only ONE out there.

    When I make "unique" themes for my websites I make a brand new theme for that site and that site only!

    I think that seller is just getting confused maybe? Or he is just trying to grab your attention by saying that it is unique, that way he can get more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maddi
    May be he is just playing with words.

    The design is unique for that website. Its just that he'll sell the WEBSITE 8 times

    the world is a funny place with full of fascinating people.
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  • Profile picture of the author imageworx
    Yeah.. If I bought something "Unique" and found another one like it out there I'd be Pissed...
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    • Profile picture of the author francoza
      Unique is unique..there is no copy word for unique.

      if a site has duplicates then there is no unique word for it. You should not come in other person's fraud.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sergiu FUNIERU
    "The rarest pistol in the world, Larry. A.45 Luger. Only six of 'em were ever manufactured."
    This quote is from the movie "Wall Street".

    So, 45 Luger has a unique design. There is no other pistol in the world who looks exactly the same.

    Only 6 copies were ever manufactered, so only 6 persons have a pistol that features the 45 Luger design.

    Is the 45 Luger design unique, even if there are 6 copies of it? Yes.
    The design itself is unique. The copies are not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
    Yeah - I'm not buying it. In addition to the semantic discussion, there is also the implication that the seller is the developer - yet seller's name and telephone number do not match whois registration.

    The kicker for me was finding a different Flippa seller - selling the same type of site (this one's description does not claim unique design and Flippa detects 35 copies) otherwise the sales copy is similar - and the DESIGN is identical to my first seller (same graphics, same layout) - the only thing unique is that the text portion of the design is changed to accommodate the new domain name. I didn't check the copy for uniqueness.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sergiu FUNIERU
      Originally Posted by MostlyHarmless View Post

      there is also the implication that the seller is the developer - yet seller's name and telephone number do not match whois registration.
      I am an individual who owns a company. Some domain are registered on my name, using my personal phone number, while others are registered on my company's name, using my company's number.

      My Flippa account is registered on my (personal) name. So, if I sell one domain registered on my company's name and phone number will not match my name and my phone number.

      I don't say this is the case for the seller you are talking about. But, it's something you might take into consideration as a posibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Limited editions are not unique and he is scamming anyone who believes that. When I buy a Unique product from Flippa, I expect that I am the only one who will own it. He's just plain lying. Not unusual for some sellers on Flippa. There's a lot of PLR crap being sold as unique. I saw one go for $125 that I found at tradebit for .50 cents. Reflects poorly on Flippa and gives sellers a bad name even if they don't do things like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
    I think this has been answered, but unique means unique, one of a kind, never to be repeated, a unicorn.

    Not multiple copies all over the bloody place :p
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  • Profile picture of the author TerrieS
    Unicorn - one horn
    Unicycle - one-wheeled
    Universe - one song
    Uniform - one form
    Unisex - one sex
    Unilateral - one-sided
    Univalve - one valve

    Unique site - one-of-a-kind website, no others like it!
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by TerrieS View Post

      Unicorn - one horn
      Unicycle - one-wheeled
      Universe - one song
      Uniform - one form
      Unisex - one sex
      Unilateral - one-sided
      Univalve - one valve

      Unique site - one-of-a-kind website, no others like it!
      Actually unisex usually refers to being able to be used by either sex.

      of, designed, or suitable for both sexes; not distinguishing between male and female; undifferentiated as to sex: unisex clothes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Riddle
    Unisex = while the term 'uni-' is from the Latin 'unus' meaning 'one', the term seems to have been influenced by words such as 'united' and 'universal', meaning that the 'uni-' prefix takes on the definition of 'shared'. In this sense, it can be seen as meaning 'shared by both sexes.
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