I completed 4 transactions to purchase mobile apps on this website. From the get-go, it was nothing but...
I had an account on Flippa and my profile had only positive reviews and I respected all their rules and never did anything wrong. But anyway they still banned my account. When I contacted Flippa and demanded some explanation, they claimed they had all the reasons to ban me. Funniest part was that they were not able to explain what that reason was! I sent them tons of messages expressing my dissatisfaction and in the end they banned me. These people are absolutely ridiculous and unprofessional! I paid for their service and now I can't even log into my account! What a joke!
The Seller Name Hasel-Seller Name: Mike Seller Email: haseltine.[protected]@gmail.com Seller...
To put it simply, Flippa is an online platform allowing people to sell their websites, apps and domain name...
I Just would like to share my disappointment in Flippa support. I know most of you won't really care, but I think it is important to let everybody know that their support is getting worse and worse and seems to be more focused on making money than helping their members.
I really love designing, coding and everything related to web development. I have been using Flippa for a while now and have sold a lot of websites there, most of them for $x, xxx. I am also a 100% seller and have always worked hard to help my buyers develop my websites and generate revenues with them. Anyway, this isn't really important right now.
I have also been pretty active on Flippa and helped them to spot a lot of scammers (providing fake income proofs). I did it because I was getting sick to see “newbies” paying $xx, xxx for websites that will never generate any revenues (unlike what sellers were claiming with their fake Paypal proofs). Till now, Flippa has always been great and suspended these listings (pending more proofs from the sellers).
But things have changed. Now, Flippa doesn't allow sellers to claim revenues (for brand new sites) in the title of their auction(s). Nothing wrong so far. But lately, I spotted a seller scamming more and more people on Flippa. He has been creating (each week) brand new websites that have generated hundreds of dollars in couple of days. So I started to check his Paypal proofs and compared them to the ones from his other listings. I quickly found out that something was wrong, so I asked him to upload a video proof so I (and all the potential buyers) could compare it to his screenshots. The seller started to remove my comment (again and again) and kept finding “bad” reasons for not doing it. His listing ended with another winner. So I decided to report him to Flippa (with legitimate - and easy to verify - reasons).
The reply I received from Flippa really surprised me. Instead of suspending the listing and contacting the seller to verify his income claims, they simply removed the site’s earnings from the title of the auction (but not from the listing). They told me that this website is brand new and that they don’t have to verify the income claimed by the seller (even though they are clearly faked ones). They also told me that the earnings claimed are only an indication and shouldn’t be assumed that revenues would continue in that fashion (I have received two or three messages like this so far).
Basically, as long as you don’t mention earnings in the title of your auction, you can say and claim whatever you want. You can list a new website, claim that it has generated $10, 000 in couple of days (in your listing description), provide fake Paypal proofs and… sell it to a newbie who will believe all your crap. Flippa won’t do anything to stop you (they might even thank you for helping them to make more money…). This kind of mentality makes me sick.
Of course Flippa can’t verify every single listing. However, they can verify the ones that are reported with legitimate and easy to verify reasons. Suspending the auction and asking the seller to send them a video proof of income would have taken them less than 5 minutes.
This seller was clearly providing fake Paypal proofs and scamming Flippa members. Flippa knows it but still refuses to take appropriate actions to protect its members… How sad… Definitely time for a better alternative...
Couple of weeks ago, I reported a scammer to Flippa (with fake proofs). Flippa support simply told me that it wasn't their job to verify incomes (even though screenshots were clearly fake ones). I guess the seller was pretty happy to sell his website for $x, xxx...
The funny thing is that they told me that they appreciate all my efforts to report scammers and asked me to keep doing it...
But what is the point to keep doing it if nothing is done??
The last time, they even deleted all the support tickets of my partner after he dared to tell them that he was disappointed in their services and was planning to share screenshots of some of their messages on Forums. So Flippa deleted the whole ticket (as well as all the others). How professional...
I Attempted to sell a website in 2012 through Flippa. I spent over $100 to have it listed and it did not sell which was fine. however, Since it did not sell I decided to keep it and try to get sales from it. I gave flippa authorization to list my site for the purpose of selling it. Now it is 2013 and they refuse to take my listing down which shows all my personal earnings and financials along with all my statistics ans such with a picture of my site and details of it. I have repeatedly asked Flippa to take it down and they are telling me If I give them money they will take it down. They are nothing but extortionists and have done this to several others to which I've found many other complaints about the same thing. flippa has an extremely bad reputation and they are scam artists. I want my listing down. It costs them NO money to take it down. They are just scammers who do this to ruin businesses which forces them to pay. This has to be dealt with and stopped. I have already contacted google and I am next going to contact about 20 other places and also going to locate every thread from every person who has complaints about this company because they are not gonna get away with this. I am going to push for a class action lawsuit against Flippa.
While the site (design, functionality, etc.) are really good, BEWARE, the customer support is HORRIBLE. They will find any reason to ban an account, and will NOT refund you the ridiculous price you paid to get your site listed.)
Buying and selling sites is a great way to make some extra cash, and it's tempting to use their service, but contact site owners directly, avoid dealing with these people.
The Flippa Websites Buying and Selling Administration has scammed me for 500USD+. I have paid them for...
A WELL KNOWN SEX OFFENDER IS ON THE LOOSE IN MELBOURNE ANDREW KNIBBE (FLIPPA.COM) was convicted on 3 count...
I am a single mother with an 11 year old son. I recently attended an interview for a position for an internet...
I place listing for sale 2 days ago, paid $19 for this listing and after It was publish, 2 hr later they...
Dear Complaints Board Members,
The cat is finally out of the bag...
A flippa ex-employee reveals how Flippa robs money from each and every visitor who visits their website.
Flippa Dot Com is supposedly an auction site for websites. People visit Flippa to buy and sell websites online.
However, it has been revealed that Flippa has themselves created 5000 fake IDs and uses them to manipulate the entire marketplace.
Some IDs are made just for fake bidding purposes.
Some IDs are made by Flippa to post their own sites to sell. Imagine that, they completely lie about themselves on these listings using fake IDs.
Then there are some fake IDs made just to show fake sales. In the last 3 weeks itself, over 4 websites have supposedly sold for over $50, 000 on Flippa.
When asked to reveal the names of these websites it was discovered that they were fake sales by 2 fake IDs made by Flippa.
Then, Flippa makes IDs just to make people list their websites again and again and again.
It costs $19 to list a site for sale, $50 for a featured listing, another $30 for other stuff. So, when Flippa pretends to buy a website listed and then doesn't pay the owner of the website the winning bid decided, the owner has to relist the site for sale once again.
The biggest scam by Flippa is that they themselves list 20 websites for sale every single day. Thats around 150 websites a week!
They are more or less in complete control of their own website auctions since they manipulate the bids received and know exactly how to fool the buyers.
A proper investigation is about to be carried out soon. If Flippa has any brains then they will change their ways soon or else their entire website business will probably be sealed by the government of the country they do business in.
One more thing, Flippa has refused to give us any personal information about themselves, including their owners real names, locations, office addresses, photos of staff members, etc.
Please look into this matter seriously and ensure that our money is returned by Flippa.
I was browsing through all the sales listings on Flippa.com and found that almost no one put in the sincere efforts into their website listing like I did.
I am happy that this page will be online for years so that people browsing this auction site in the future will know what a great opportunity was missed by people who visited this listing.
I am pretty sure this is the 1 auction listing on this website that has had readers spending more than 5 minutes on the same page.
And, instead of featuring this YEnsa.com listing on the front page, Flippa has gone and done the exact opposite.
We are listed right at the end of the featured listings and right at the bottom of the category we listed Yensa.com in.
What a sad state of affairs on this website. I hope things change because I am pretty certain this website will not last another 12 months the way things are going.
The only buyers that have contacted me so far have been on PM and seem like complete scams.
From paying me in installments to asking for access to my website I have seen it all with these buyers.
I am even going to go ahead and post exactly how smoothly these scam buyers operate like.
I like the site and am interested.
Is there any way that the current hosting be retained? As this is such an SEO play then retaining the current IP address is very important.
The current hosting can be retained.
We have been hosting our site on Aruba.it for almost 10 years now.
So, there wouldn't be a better choice in our mind.
That's good news.
I'm interested in agreeing a price with you and then, subject to some basic due diligence, completing the sale. What the lowest price will you take to sell the site please?
My reserve price is $15000.
I can go a bit lower till $14000 but no more.
We will be using Sedo as our Escrow Service. And, I will gladly pay the fees there so do not worry about that.
Else, you can wire the money to my bank account. But, for your safety and mine I would definitely prefer Sedo.
Thanks for the info.
I'm looking at the revenue potential and I am thinking that it will take me a little time to get revenue up to $1000/month. I want to try and cover my investment in 12 months(ish) and with so little guaranteed on the Internet I am thinking I can pay $10, 000 and make some money back in year 2 with a bit of luck. Would you accept that price please?
If so, please could you add my details to google analytics for this site (FlippaScam.[protected]@gmail.com). Also could you confirm the position regarding inbound links to this site from your other sites? Did you say they will stay for 3 years on your advert?
$10, 000 is a bit too low for Yensa.com
I will definitely grant you access to Analytics as well as my XITI stats for the last 3 years for Yensa.com
However, I am only selling it right now since I need the money for a huge upcoming project else I would keep it for a year more, working on improving the revenue.
I definitely feel that Yensa is worth more than $15000 right now, since it gets 1, 00, 000+ visitors each month, mainly from USA.
I have got 3 messages from Google Adsense to add in more than 1 ad units on most pages on Yensa.com since I am losing revenue. If you add these ad units I am sure that earnings will double or triple.
You will get the same link support as it is getting currently for the next 3 years. If possible, I will add in a few more back-links to some of the inner pages which have less back-links.
But, please do not take the price below $14, 000 since after auction sales fees, escrow and other charges, and the efforts to build this site, I will be left with $10, 000 anyway.
Kindly understand my position, I sense that you are an extremely genuine buyer but do not bring it below $14000.
I cannot sell it below $14000 and will work on it for a few months more before re listing it to get a better deal.
I know that's difficult but I will have no option if I do not get a genuine buyer in the next 7 to 10 days.
Thanks for your interest!
Thanks for your message.
I really like the site but worried about whether I can monetise it sufficiently.
Im racking my brain trying to put together a deal on this one and I notice you have the male equivalent site about questions to ask a guy. Is that available as part of the deal at all? I think the 2 sites go well together and it would spread the risk a little for me. Is there anything you can do there?
Forgot to say, please can you add me to your google analytics account (FlippaScam.[protected]@gmail.com).
Isavo.net goes on sale in the first week of November too.
It is a site which I have managed to monetize much better than Yensa since there are much, much fewer pages.
The asking price of Isavo.net will be higher than Yensa since it grosses around $250+ per month right now.
I am currently working on adding in more pages to both Yensa.com and Isavo.net and that will certainly boost the earnings.
What I could do is that I can give you 2 more sites in the deal of Yensa.com
The sites are called ticod.com and qizaa.com.
Both of them earn around $50 a month through Adsense alone.
They are not ranked that high on Google but they get visitors from my own website traffic so they earn $50 sometimes a bit less.
If this interests you then we can take this forward else I do realize that I need to do something to boost the earnings and quickly.
I own a terrific website, its all set up, easy to manage, but I failed to focus on the money aspects of it.
However, I do not wish to sell Yensa.com at a lesser rate than what I believe it is worth.
I started this auction figuring out that I would get at least $20, 000 just based on the traffic and earnings potential.
But, just a week later I have realized it isn't as easy as it seems.
Anyway, I do not want to keep complaining. Take a day or so to think about Yensa.
I cannot offer Isavo.net at all in this deal since it is worth more than Yensa.com any day of the year.
Thanks for your interest thus far!
Have added your ID so you can take a closer look at our Analytics.
Thanks for the access to analytics, the contents of which I have started to analyse.
I'm interested to know your best price on a combined sale of Isavo and Yensa please?
As mentioned by you earlier Isavo.net would be a great match for Yensa.com.
I was expecting around $15000 or more for Isavo.net and was slated to sell it in November.
Isavo.net has a lot of earnings potential since it caters to the female market mainly in USA, UK and Canada.
You now have access to stats so you can verify the percentages.
FlippaScam, the reason I am selling these sites is because I need money, plain and simple.
I have run around 30 sites like these for the last 7 odd years and continue to run all 30 of them even today.
My intention was never to make money since my day business pays most of my bills.
However, things changed a bit for me since Mid-August and I realized that I had to invest in my dream, rather than wait for later. As later may never come.
That's when I really decided to sell a few of my sites and focus more on my future goal.
If you perform a reverse whois you will see that me and my family own over 1200 websites.
We have not sold a single one of our sites till now. This is our first major sale.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I cannot sell these 2 sites for a low rate.
I need well over 100, 000 dollars for my dream project and these few sites will probably give me 50% of what is needed.
Since, we both have been discussing this sale for almost 4 days now, the best offer I can give you for both these sites is $26000.
That is $14000 for Yensa.com and another $12000 for Isavo.net.
I will even give you another 10 websites related to both these sites markets so that the earnings go up by $100 or more.
Unfortunately, I do not have the time to update each and every site right now since most of my time has been going on developing this dream of mine.
If at all you believe in the potential of these sites then I will be pleased to sell it to you.
Thanks for your patience and interest so far.
Hi once again,
The deal of $26, 000 is the lowest I can go.
If you actually see some of the recent sales on Flippa you will understand that these 2 sites are worth more than most of them.
Also, the 10 sites I am offering you are all getting visitors. Around 20000+ in total.
This is what I had to add. Thanks.
I like the sites but I really cannot see a way I can reach your asking price. As things stand I think the sites will generate around $8, 500 - $9, 000 a year combined, so $26, 000 is a big stretch as an up-front payment. However I've been racking my brains and would like to ask you to consider this deal and see if it works for you.
By way of background, we run a number of web properties and serve around 6 million adverts a day. As a result of our massive ad volumes we have direct access to the key advertisers, giving us the best rates. We would like to suggest a deal that hopefully works for us both.
$26, 000 to buy the sites, domains, content, code, intellectual property, server agreements and all other related matters to operate the site successfully.
We are very interested in purchasing your website. We are keen to structure the deal in a way that works for us both.
We propose to:
• Pay you 12 payments of $2, 167, with first payment due on the day the agreement is signed, then 11 further monthly payments due to you the same date every month thereafter until all 12 payments are made.
• You immediately grant us access to place our advert code on each page of your site.
• You support the site for 12 month as we migrate the knowledge to our developers.
What happens if:
• We make 12 payments of $2, 167 as per agreed schedule – you transfer the ownership of the site, domain, servers and all intellectual property to us. You have no further obligation.
• We make 4 payments to you then stop – you keep the site and the money we have paid you. You have no further obligations.
The aim of the deal is to pay you for your site over a period of 12 months which allows for a transition period. You retain full ownership of the site until all 12 payments are made, and so you have no risk. We will pay you $2, 167 a month, with the first payment immediately the agreement is signed. If we fail to make a payment then you keep the site and owe us nothing. When we make all 12 payments, the site and all related matters transfer to us.
Please let me know if that deal works for you.
The offer is tempting but it goes against my reasons for selling this site.
Thanks for your interest thus far.
A quarter of a million visitors from North America and $600+ PM is worth more than $26, 000 in our book.
Goodby and take care!
Yes it looks like we aren't going to get this deal between us. Thanks for your time and good luck with your new project.
I need the money in the next 2 months so this deal could not have suited me.
I hope Flippa can do something about such scam buyers else it will be their downfall soon.
Also, the $95 paid for this listing should be refunded since neither has this listing been featured on the front page for too long nor has it been easy to find.
I read about another seller going through this ordeal themselves. His site schoolrack.com sold for $30, 000.
This auction has been a real waste of time.
If only I had read about FLIPPA earlier then I would not have wasted so much time listing my site and putting up so many comments about the site and update news.
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of scams reported about FLIPPA on Google.
Some of these reports even show how Flippa may be directly involved since they do not take any action.
Flippa needs to reveal more information about their office address, their owners names, their complete postal contact information.
There are no photos of FLIPPA offices nor of any of their staff anywhere on this site.
Even this guy ANTHONY's photo is obscure and not all recognisable.
What is Flippa hiding, normally people are pretty open about themselves.
Google and Wikipedia owners always update their personal information, post photos of their staff members and offices on their blogs, etc.
FLIPPA, I know you are smart enough to read this post or your watch dogs will forward you the same.
Please be kind enough to give a detailed explanation as to why this auction listing has not been featured well as well as post photos and real detailed information about your team members.
Flippa.com claims to have over 1000 buyers and sellers online every minute of the day.
We requested a complete check on Flippa.com by QUANTCAST and were shocked to read the report.
First, here is another article about how FLIPPA cheats people.
Their QUANTCAST report is here. For a detailed report please email their support.
When FLIPPA was asked to release the names or IDs of the buyers and sellers online every minute, they said that is none of our business.
Well, we promise you FLIPPA that this will soon become our business.
HOW CAN ANYONE EVER TRUST A BUNCH OF CHEAP GOONS FROM DOWN UNDER!
Hi ComplaintsBoard Users,
Flippa.com are real cheats. They have been allowing certain sellers to manipulate bids, create as many as 50 fake accounts themselves, and banning all sellers who voice their opinion about fradulent website sales on FLIPPA.
As many as 63 websites on sale on FLIPPA today have been checked for frauds and almost 100% of them show that the Google Adsense stats posted are fake.
The EXIF tags of the images reveal the manipulation.
When this was raised by our team members on Flippa.com we were suspended or banned one by one.
If you read the reviews of Flippa on GOOGLE by typing flippa reviews you will see that there as many as 55 people who have complained about FLIPPA in the past few weeks.
However, FLIPPA seems not to care. In fact, evidence shows that they go out of their way to threaten these people and get even.
I guess that is true AUSTRALIAN nature.
Flippa.com for a change, you will dealing with a few people who are just like you and simply don't care.
Your threats and suspended accounts do not matter. You are being criminally investigated from today and the truth will be open soon.
We are posting all the 63 sites that are fraud sites sold on FLIPPA within a few weeks.
Kindly stay updated.
FlippingEthics.com is run by a real scamster who pretends to be a guy online selling websites from 1996.
He has posted an auction on FLIPPA for selling flippingethics.com and has claimed to be earning $2000+ per month through the site.
When contacted by us for proof of earnings he reported us to FLIPPA and got us banned from there.
We firmly believe that FLIPPA is involved in this scam as we have recently got a report of as many as 63 websites selling on FLIPPA which later showed that the sellers on FLIPPA had completely FAKED their website earnings.
The buyers got fooled and paid thousands of dollars for these sites. When contacted by our team all FLIPPA.com had to say was that they had no idea!