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Flippa, what is wrong with you?

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by NetworkPearl, May 5, 2017.

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  1. NetworkPearl

    NetworkPearl Top Member VIP

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    Flippa used to be a great place to sell domaisn especially tech related ones.

    I have sold domains in 4 figures range for good profit and also a 5-figure domain to an enduser (big entreprenaur) . But now seriously, go check out the Editor Choice domains. Is surely becoming a mess.

    Why would domains as such get EC:

    BartendNYC.com
    beachfronttowns.com
    INCHtoCM.com


    Just to name a few..
     
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  2. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    I've been baffled with their EC choices as well..

    I even contacted some of the support folks there to get some of my domains reviewed for EC and even though most of the ones I submitted were better than the EC's at the time I was turned down...
     
  3. LucidDomains

    LucidDomains LucidDomains.com VIP

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    You need to be friends with management to get EC. That's it.

    imo
     
  4. uglydork

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  5. uglydork

    uglydork Top Member VIP

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    I paid a big fee to list stamp.org - sold for a price I could live with and then they suspended the guy so now he cant pay me? Wont tell me why. They let me relist but now the name is tainted and doesn't sell.
     
  6. uglydork

    uglydork Top Member VIP

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    It was accepted to the next Great Domains auction on Sedo - lets see how that works
     
  7. NetworkPearl

    NetworkPearl Top Member VIP

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    yes they used to only accept single word domains or other premium ones for EC but not it's the other way around. Premium domains won't get much exposure anymore due to all the crap domains.
     
  8. NetworkPearl

    NetworkPearl Top Member VIP

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    You can buy upgrades such as homepage feature etc for $249 but not EC.
     
  9. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Member VIP

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    Ive said the same thing multiple times. Its gotten to the point where Flippa is an in joke in the industry. When a domain is really bad, Ive started sayong its as good as editors choice.
     
  10. Potential.Domains

    Potential.Domains Established Member

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    Not only is their Editor's Choice bad, their customer service is non-existent as well. Flippa really don't deserve the fees they charge, which is extremely high for their bad customer service.
     
  11. jideofor

    jideofor Top Member VIP

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    same nonsense that sank their marketplace. why give preferential treatments? I thought they were there for business? sick!
     
  12. mdent

    mdent Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Flippa is literally the worst.
     
  13. platey

    platey Top Member VIP

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    I don't mind flippa

    I only pay the basic $9 listing fee and the $4 resisting fee

    I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't bought out at some point
     
  14. baseballworld

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  15. JB Lions

    JB Lions Top Member VIP

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    Looks like Escrow.com is no longer an option:

    "As part of improving the safety of transactions and reducing the transfer fees associated with Escrow on Flippa, we have decided to remove Escrow.com as an available payment option."
     
  16. NetworkPearl

    NetworkPearl Top Member VIP

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    IDMdownload.com is on EC. LOL
     
  17. sofiapartner

    sofiapartner Top Member VIP

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    That is the exact reason. That is why flippq will be dead soon.
     
  18. NetworkPearl

    NetworkPearl Top Member VIP

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    Staff doesn't even bother to respond. I tried reaching up the Editor's but no one responded.
     
  19. voiceofreason

    voiceofreason Established Member

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    Oh my goodness. Are you kidding me ? Paypal is still there, but not Escrow.com ?
    The only reviews of Flippa Escrow are less than glowing.
    What I want to know is can a seller on Flippa still offer Escrow.com privately.
    I am looking everywhere on Flippa for an FAQ/Rules , but coming up empty.
    Anyone have the link, please share it.
    And it is so rich to state they removed Escrow.com for "safety of transactions".
    Uh Paypal is considered risky, NOT Escrow.com
    Escrow.com JUST won the Better Business Bureau’s most prestigious award, the Torch Award for Ethics for Silicon Valley and San Francisco!
    Escrow won in the largest company category (50+ staff).

    I am just in shock over this move. Wow, just wow.
     
  20. JB Lions

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    Here's the copy of the email for those who didn't get it. I had one domain in draft status:

    As part of improving the safety of transactions and reducing the transfer fees associated with Escrow on Flippa, we have decided to remove Escrow.com as an available payment option.

    So what does this mean for your draft listing?

    All you have to do is to get into your draft listing and update the payment methods to the following options:

    1. Flippa Escrow (Recommended) - Flippa Escrow is an accredited Escrow provider powered by Assembly Payments.
    2. PayPal (Max transaction of $10,000) - PayPal does not accept any payments over $10,000. We do recommend that you increase the safety of your transaction by using Flippa Escrow.
    Does it impact any of your live listings?

    No, if your listing is live and if you have opted in for escrow.com, you can continue with your transaction.
     
  21. kite26

    kite26 beginning.io VIP

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  22. voiceofreason

    voiceofreason Established Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Leave Paypal as an option and remove Escrow.com ? Totally absurd. Seems like an obvious move to make more money by cutting Escrow.com out as visible option.

    Flippa should have been adding MORE options ot pay (Bitcoin, etc), not less....

    Paypal burns many with chargebacks. Haven't used them in years after someone stole a domain via chargeback. (2k domain)

    Escrow.com is highly respected. I wonder what Jackson Elsegood's thoughts on Flippa doing this would be.
    I just want to nail down Flippa's exact rules on this.
    Does it violate selling rules if sellers accept other Escrow services, etc.
     
  23. kite26

    kite26 beginning.io VIP

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    Everytime i remember @Kate. ''If a buyer wants your name, he will find you.''
    Top quote, by a top member. Who needs them?
     
  24. Jv1999

    Jv1999 Spamming Exo: Dark Merc of the Exo-Tower VIP

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    Flippa is finally down for good.
    ..

    flippa.com no longer resolves.
     
  25. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'd guess that Flippa likely experienced similar issues with escrow.com to what John Berryhill disclosed in pdd.com thread, 6th page:

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/i-...saction-as-pdd-com-help-please.1059035/page-6

    At least, I see no other reasons why would one industry participant (flippa) accuse another industry participant (escrow.com). One would expect somewhat different wording in case of a routine processing optimization...
     

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