Flippa - Why so expensive?

by Severin Banned
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I just had a look on Flippa with a view to selling some small and simple sites, but once you factor in all the fees and costs it adds up to almost $70 .

It doesn't leave a lot of room to turn a decent profit.

Does anyone have any suggestions of alternatives to Flippa that gets some decent traffic?

Thanks
Sev
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Yep, they jacked up prices for some reason.


    However, if you have Flippa down to a science, like some do, the fee is well worth the marketplace. Just do not go in willy nilly throwing around $70 a time to try to sell a site for $100 or so.


    Do some research on the type of site you have, look at recently sold auctions, and see how the successful ones were sold in your price range you were looking to get.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    Flippa raises fees to make quality of auctions, as business spammers will never list their web pieces for auction just for orders.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adie
      Originally Posted by BAC View Post

      Flippa raises fees to make quality of auctions, as business spammers will never list their web pieces for auction just for orders.
      Big time scammers can easily figure it out...
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      • Profile picture of the author Severin
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        Sure, I see your point about deterring scammers and the like, but I think Flippa are beginning to price themselves out of the market. That, or they're only interested in providing a platform for big bucks websites.

        My point is that there is a huge market for 'reasonably' (read: cheap) priced sites but unfortunately no other auction site has the sheer amount of traffic and eyeballs that Flippa has.
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        • Originally Posted by Severin View Post

          Sure, I see your point about deterring scammers and the like, but I think Flippa are beginning to price themselves out of the market. That, or they're only interested in providing a platform for big bucks websites.

          My point is that there is a huge market for 'reasonably' (read: cheap) priced sites but unfortunately no other auction site has the sheer amount of traffic and eyeballs that Flippa has.
          You're not making sense.

          First you say Flippa is beginning to price themselves out of the market, then you say they pretty much ARE the market.

          That's why they're raising their prices: Because they can.

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          • Profile picture of the author Severin
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            Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

            You're not making sense.

            First you say Flippa is beginning to price themselves out of the market, then you say they pretty much ARE the market.
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            No,what I'm saying in fact is that they are obviously the market leader and enjoy the biggest market share. But they are choosing (by their pricing structure) to concentrate on the big bucks website sales, leaving the cheaper end of the market with limited opportunities to promote their sites with any decent chance of success. Of course their are always alternatives but they don't have anywhere near the traffic.

            If you have $1000's in development and investment budget and lots of time i.e Large corporate web design houses Flippa makes perfect sense, but for the sole entrepreneur on a tight time and cash budget you have no choice but to suck it up, pay the fees and hope you can turn a profit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnnsonap
      Originally Posted by BAC View Post

      Flippa raises fees to make quality of auctions, as business spammers will never list their web pieces for auction just for orders.
      I agree, but there must be better ways to detect spammers !
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Hopefully that will keep some of the scammers at bay who post bogus listing for site that won't earn a dime for the winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author centurion81
    I think Flippa is heading down the wrong path, they keep raising prices but which the current situation the "website flipping industry" is kinda in a downturn.

    I've had great success flipping some sites over the last year on there...but the prices seem to have doubled since then...or so it seems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goliath
    I think that as long as you're selling websites at $200+, that's a decent profit right... But even at that price point, i would think it's not worth it to flip it. Clearly at that range, the website would need a lot more work to be done. For me personally, i would never go below 500...
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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    Originally Posted by Severin View Post

    I just had a look on Flippa with a view to selling some small and simple sites, but once you factor in all the fees and costs it adds up to almost $70 .

    It doesn't leave a lot of room to turn a decent profit.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of alternatives to Flippa that gets some decent traffic?

    Thanks
    Sev
    It depends on what you're selling. If you're selling cookie cutter sites with no profits, no traffic, but oodles and oodles of potential(aka...junk), it's going to be tough. If you're selling sites with a history of profits and traffic with the likelihood of there being more profits and traffic, you should do fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author kyle8820
    Flippa has became very famous and people are willing to pay more for It . You may find a cheaper one, but You better try Flippa because they've proven that they are of high quality
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  • Profile picture of the author Wegopro
    TS also asked for a few alternatives to Flippa, especially where you can offer simple/small websites for sale.

    Are there any? I am looking for some alternatives too.
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