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Someone contacted me with the following email…
Hello, I stumbled on your site while searching google for flippa scams. I was surprised to see the honesty in your post, and as a website flipper myself, I am surprised at how bad flippa can be. I admit some of my sites were not as good as I wanted to be, but at least I am not a website machine.
Anyways, I think there is someone I saw that you might want to report on. Lots of people are probably selling nulled scripts of wprobot, as it cost 550$, but they usually sell for less than $97.
Also, Â eXthusLimited sells alot of iphone sites, and he also uses nulled themes, Â http://flippa.com/auctions/93176/Super-Cool-iPad-Accessories-Website—1-iPad-Niche-Automated-Income.
Another one I would like to mention if you do not know is Mr_Jones, which seems to offer sites that claim unique content, but in fact are copied on ezine. http://flippa.com/auctions/94815/Generate-300-per-day-EASY–Youre-paid-per-click—4500-backlinks-SEO-package
Anyways, I want to wish you luck on your blog, and good luck writing more articles!
So, of course I looked into it…Â and, he was correct.Â Though I do have to wonder if he is just “outing” somecompetitors of his.
Nevertheless, here is my breakdown on these two website flippers.
Mr_Jones is currently selling the site www.goodlifeinsurancesite.com on Flippa and has a BIN price of $567 and, he makes the claim “Generate 300$ per day EASY !”
Well, what can I say about this guy — his listing says “it’s built on a wordpress theme that we’ve made from scratch…” but how ironic is it that it just happens to look JUST LIKE THIS SITE!Â Yes, he is, in fact, using the same theme that I use here! Not created from scratch at all and, the content which he claims is unique is not either.
So this is another case of WHY INVESTIGATE FURTHER?Â When clearly Mr_Jones is lying about goodlifeinsurancesite.com we can safely assume that he is not a trustworthy seller!Â A thumbs up goes to the person who reported him to me.
But, what about the second Flippa seller mentioned?Â Is eXthusLimited also peddling a scam?
Let’s take a look at the sites he has been selling, most of them seem to be fad-cash-ins on the iPhone and iPad.Â Immediately I see one HUGE (notice the bold AND underline) problem…Â This guy is selling sites with premium WordPress themes and plugins without the proper license.Â How do I know this?Â One only has to ask the plugin/theme creators!Â What is kind-of humorous is that he even gets called out by one of the theme creators on his Flippa listing.
your selling a hacked copy of my shopperpress theme! note that the new owner will have no access to upgrade/support or anything. Its very sad when people try todo this.
Buying from this guy is like buying stolen goods from anyone else!?Â Would you really want a website built on STOLEN goods?Â So – this seller needs no further investigation — he is YUCKY!