Question About Accept On Flippa

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I have listed my first site on flippa and I have gone through a number of threads to find the answer to my question before posting.

I have a bid of $100 that says pending and waiting for me to accept. I don't know what that means. The bid does not show in my listing, as it says I have zero bids.

Do I need to accept bids for viewers to see them? I am used to ebay where you know what people are bidding.

I also tried to find answers on flippa but couldn't. They have no FAQ section and it's a little intimidating and confusing.

I don't know if I need to accept or what will happen if I do. I want anyone else looking at the auction to see that there is a bid on my site but I don't want to accept a $100 bid as a final bid? It doesn't meet my reserve either although I might consider it just because I need the cash and can't do amazon anymore and other aff products just don't seem to sell at all.

Thanks for any help you can give me,
#accept #flippa #question
  • Profile picture of the author Piper Anderson
    When you listed your auction, you were given the option to automatically accept all bids (which is NOT recommended) or to have to manually approve all bids. The pending bid you see simply means someone has placed a bid on your site and you have not yet approved it.

    You don't have to worry about it becoming your final selling price if you accept it. It will simply be a bid on your auction, and other people will still be able to bid (assuming the auction hasn't ended yet). When you approve the bid, it will show up as a visible bid on your auction. Also, when you approve the bid, you'll be given the opportunity to always automatically accept bids from that buyer on that auction, without having to approve that person's additional bids, if they bid again. You'll also be given the chance to lower your reserve to meet that person's bid, but you don't have to lower your reserve. So feel confident in approving the bid and knowing that your reserve will remain intact unless YOU choose to lower it.

    It's a good idea to manually approve buyers the first time they bid, so you can check out their profile and feel comfortable with them. You can see their feedback, if any, see when they joined Flippa, see if they've sold or purchased any other sites, see what their trust rating is, etc. Then you can approve their bid (or not, if you so choose) feeling confident that they're not a scammer. There are some bad apples on Flippa who bid with no intention of paying, but they're rare. The option to manually approve bidders is to protect you, the seller.

    So go ahead and check out the bidder, and if you're comfortable with him or her, approve their bid. Your auction will still be active, other people can still bid on it, and your reserve will stay the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
    Good on you Pippa

    I couldnt have said it better myself!

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