Should I make an offer?

by Shay S
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Hello Warriors,

I'm quite new to SM so please bear with me here...

I have an idea for a niche that I think could do well for retail promotion, so while going through facebook pages related to the niche I came across a page with 300k+ likes, totally inactive (like 5 posts with hundreds of likes each in 2016). I guess the page owner doesn't know the power he has on its hands.

Like I said I don't know much about social media, but I thought of making an offer for the page... With so many users interested in the niche, I believe the investment will pay for itself quite easily.

So what is your experience with purchasing facebook pages and reviving them? Any success/failure stories?

Thanks
#make #offer
  • Profile picture of the author Funtobesocial
    That would be nice to instantly get a page with 300K+ followers.

    The only thing I would caution is that nobody ever really owns a Facebook page. If you buy it and spend thousands on it there is no guarantee Facebook will not shut the page down or something in the future and you would be out lots of money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shay S
      Thanks for the heads up, it's true. I guess it all depends on the price, I wouldn't spend thousands especially on an inactive facebook page with no business plan.

      I sent him a message, let's see if he has a price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Soulstreak
    I have bought so many pages personally, but the key here is to try to get it for WAY less than what it is worth.
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  • Profile picture of the author laraku
    Shay, I suggest you should just start your page. According to the facebook help team: "It's against Facebook policy to sell your Facebook Page for any monetary gain. To learn more about our Page policies, please read Facebook's Terms of Service: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/?ref=u2u

    Moreover, the person to whom you are making an offer can report you and get your account suspended.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
    I haven't bought any Facebook pages but I would say for sure as already said that the person doesn't know what he has on his hands so If you have done your niche research and you think it will pay off then of course try to get the best price you can. You'll have a bit of work to do to get the engagement back up if it's very inactive as you said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shay S
    Thanks for all the tips!

    He hasn't replied yet, I guess it doesn't correlate with fb policies but such a shame to see such a big and inactive page in a very 'monetizable' niche. Someone must do something about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamcurran
    Hi Shay,
    I would be wary of offering someone money for something which doesn't belong to them (as Funtobesocial said, Facebook own the page not the guy who started it.) I'd be inclined to look at his business offering and see if you can work together some way, can you manage his Facebook page for a cut of any profits that come out of it for example.
    Or can you start up your own Facebook page and message those followers with an offer encouraging them to follow you too (Is that frowned upon, I'm not sure of Facebooks rules regarding that.)
    The way I see it is that nobody owns those followers so paying money for them is a big risk for you. But great forward-thinking business idea, I like it!
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  • Profile picture of the author james flynn
    Originally Posted by Shay S View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I'm quite new to SM so please bear with me here...

    I have an idea for a niche that I think could do well for retail promotion, so while going through facebook pages related to the niche I came across a page with 300k+ likes, totally inactive (like 5 posts with hundreds of likes each in 2016). I guess the page owner doesn't know the power he has on its hands.

    Like I said I don't know much about social media, but I thought of making an offer for the page... With so many users interested in the niche, I believe the investment will pay for itself quite easily.

    So what is your experience with purchasing facebook pages and reviving them? Any success/failure stories?

    Thanks
    Well making that kind of deal requires a lot of thought and research about the seller. Reason because sometimes you don't know about the intention behind the sale or the followers of the page don't belong to the niche you intend to sell your product. Therefore , I would recommend to start your own page from scratch because there is no match for the satisfaction of owning something you made yourself. This way you don't have to worry about the hanging sword of suspension by Facebook.

    Cheers
    James
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