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06-14-2009, 07:45 PM
I have a site that I've been looking to let go of. It has been around for a while, but hasn't been promoted, so it doesn't have a lot of traffic as of yet. A good marketing person can fix that.

The site is http://www.spincribs.com (http://www.spincribs.com/)

It comes with the domain, all the files, and the cPanel login. It is currently hosted on a leased server, which costs me 5.75 USD a month. This will have to be taken over by whoever takes the site. It can remain on that server if you so wish, but the payments will have to be covered by the buyer. The domain is registered through Godaddy, so if you have an account there, the domain transfer is free. The domain was renewed within the last month or so, so you wont have to worry about that for another year.

If anyone is interested in this site, feel free to send me an email with your offer. I will also help update and maintain it for a while if you need the help.

06-14-2009, 07:55 PM
If you could, please list some of the stats such as:

Average Visitors A Month, Hosting information, hosting company, and anything else that may seem useful to a potential buyer.

Also, could you please post a price range that you are looking for?

06-14-2009, 08:08 PM
according to cubestat.com, it gets an average of 61 hits a day. its hosted on preferred-hosting.com servers. its a social site with forums, chat rooms, games, profiles, all sorts of other little odds and ends. as i said, i havent done much with it over the last year. it was a project i did for a friend, who decided he didnt want it, so now im stuck with it. according to the cpanel, its had 3300 hits this month. not sure if thats page views, or visits. it has a few members, but not a lot. if youre looking for a site with a world renowned reputation, this isnt the site to look at. this is for someone who wants a site thats built and ready to go and is willing to market and promote it. im not looking at any specific price range, but would like to see a resonable offer for the dozens of hours ive got wrapped up in this puppy. it is a rather large site and took many weeks to tweak it to work right. any questions, let me know.

06-14-2009, 08:10 PM
Thankyou very much for providing this information. I'm sure that it will be helpful in your sale.

06-14-2009, 08:13 PM
I'll copy and past this into an email to a few friends. They run multiple music forums and they could very well be interested in something like this. If you don't hear from me in the next week, they most likely were not interested.

Good luck :)


06-14-2009, 09:21 PM
sounds good jb. if someone makes a decent offer on this thing and you were the referral, ill cut ya a finders fee for it. thanks for the help!

06-14-2009, 10:39 PM
ok, ive had 3 offers on this thing. all under 50 bucks. REALLY????
think about this, talk to a designer and ask them to build this site for you. see if they will do it for 15 bucks or 40 bucks.
if youre not willing to make a reasonable offer on this site, dont bother messaging me. lets put it this way, if i made a buck an hour, this site is worth 200 bucks. enough said.

06-14-2009, 10:57 PM
To me that is a reasonable offer. Personally I would have offered (if I was interested) around 45-55 dollars USD.
Here is why:
The website would need to be redesigned (it does not pass validation, and it uses an older look, not web 2.0 the new standard)
The site is not very popular
There are not many users on it
It will take a long time to build it up to even consider making money off of it
There really is no ad potential as of right now

I'm NOT trying to shoot you down, but offer my advice (as a web designer and marketing specialist). It is just not, in my opinion, sale ready. There are many things that need to be done to sell this website.

Keep in mind, these are just my OPINIONS and I in NO WAY intend to harm the sale of this site, but to show what I believe needs to be done.

06-14-2009, 11:18 PM
that may be true, marcus. on the other hand, if someone is looking to have a functional site that they want to tinker with without spending an arm and a leg, this would be good for them. Its not like i have limited space on any of the servers i lease, and im certainly not hurting for money. i have no problem letting it sit on the server and idle until i get an offer im willing to settle for. As a web designer myself, proud owner of sonicwebstudios.com, i have seen weaker sites sell for a lot more than im letting this one go for. so its really a matter of what one is after. a functional, older site for a couple hundred bucks, or an advanced one for a couple grand. its all up to the buyer.

06-15-2009, 12:04 AM
The trouble is there are a lot of these type of websites around. I am not saying they are all together bad, or that you have not put a lot of work in to it.
But if you visit hotscripts you will find tons of 'old style' social networking scripts that can be installed in minutes.

I know you don't want to hear it but you have been offered the right price (roughly) for a website like that.

If you think it is not worth selling why not keep it and promote it your self?

06-15-2009, 12:05 AM
PR is what you need to sell a site for more money.. Atleast on eBay... ;)

06-15-2009, 12:26 AM
My professional opinion agrees with orestoneradio. You can get free scripts from HotScripts and install in minutes. This website is an older style, which many people are not looking for. This site also lacks the pagerank. It however, does not lack an appeal. The domain name is not bad, but people are never going to find it due to no pagerank.

I also understand what Supersonic is saying. Again, anyone can find a social script on a free website and as long as they have the ability to read, they should be able to install it without any problem. I would suggest that you consider an offer around or under 50 bucks, because there are MANY places that you can find a script to tinker with for free.

Again, not trying to shoot people away, but just offering my professional opinion.

06-15-2009, 01:11 AM
I call false advertising on supersonic, i sent him an offer of $15 only for the domain name, and he gets bent out of shape saying he expects a couple of hundred dollars when based on stats, his site is not even worth anywhere near $100.

don't tell people to make an offer then change it and say you want a couple of hundred bucks.

06-15-2009, 01:29 AM
alright. well if thats how the web design world works wherever youre from, i have about 30 sites i need built. each one should take at least 30 hours. ill give anyone in the world 5 bucks a pop to build them. deal?
guess thats what i get for posting **** on a free site. everyone expects something for nothing.

06-15-2009, 01:33 AM
Hey come on, we gave you the truth..

Oh and I have built and still own hundreds of websites like that. Mainly because I can not sell them as they are worth nothing.

06-15-2009, 01:35 AM
if you spend 30 hours on one site, you're doing it wrong.

i can have a site up and running within 18 hours..

and i have over 40 clients i serve.

06-15-2009, 02:10 AM
I understand what everyone is saying but this topic is sort of going off topic. I personally don't spend more than 10 hours on a website, because I can get it done before that. Yes, according to stats this website isn't worth much, which is why the owner must consider all offers. He stated to make a reasonable offer, and to some people $15 is a reasonable offer. It might not be to you, but it might be to someone else, which is why you must CONSIDER it.

Please try to keep this topic clean from now on, and avoid bashing others (even though I may have before)

06-15-2009, 05:45 AM
Relax guys, no wars between eachother please! :bustedred:

06-15-2009, 08:58 AM
Well I must admit some sites I have done in a matter of a couple of hours but some have taken me many many hours.

Take Ore Stone Radio, that site took me a few hours to build but I have spent well over 30 hours on it in total. Working on music upload systems, refining things, making sure that it validates, and I have not even started with accessibility yet...

So some sites take more time than others, but that does not increase their perceived value.

just my two cents (pence :) )

06-15-2009, 07:42 PM
my goal here was not to start a war here. theres no need for anyone (including myself) to get bent out of shape. so we have a disagreement on something. happens all the time. my apologies. everyone had good points, some i agree with, some i dont. im sure i had some points that people agreed with, some that people dont. perhaps i hold a certain amount of sentimental in this site due to it being my first php project. whatever the case, theres no need for conflict. how bout we get back to what we're supposed to be doing and get some real work done here. anyone up that?

06-15-2009, 11:19 PM
ok.. don't shoot the messenger ... I come in peace

I wonder why you are willing to sell "the website" ?
- if I click on the URL link I'm getting redirected to a kind of friendfinder page
- if I use some of the tabs .. they are not all operational

The domain is created about 1 year ago (2008, 06, 08)
- it has been updated 2009, 06, 09
So lets say its nearly 1 year online

If I would be you I should not talk about selling this : (quote)

It comes with the domain, all the files, and the cPanel login. It is currently hosted on a leased server, which costs me ...
for reason that this looks a lot but in fact .. it ain't ..

If I would be you .. I should sell the domain name itself .. no matter what happens with the content, current or new server location etc etc
I guess you can make more with less ...

If I make a quick google search .. I find lots of items related to the name "spincribs"
- It looks to Me that its a popular name to people who are using it as nickname, profilename etc .. and lots of them are related to people who are into gaming
- I even find a youtube user with the same name

A good idea can be to write those people a message or to get in touch with them .. maybe they are interested in paying real money for the domain name itself.
A .com registration is afterall most important besides others such as .us .co.uk .eu etc etc
At internet lots is possible .. so why not giving it a try

06-15-2009, 11:23 PM
I agree with GKREurope. There's probably people out there who could make use of the domain in some way or another.

06-15-2009, 11:35 PM
thats not a bad idea. Perhaps ill give that a go.

06-15-2009, 11:40 PM
I should say : DO IT !
Thats gonna be the best solution to your current situation
Delete your current website content and add an index page with "Domain for sale !"
add a mailto account or mailform .. and see if anyone is interested ... afterall your domain is just updated (aka registration) .. so you have time enough to figure out what and who could be "your" client / customer
Good luck !
You're welcome

Brutish Sailor
06-16-2009, 10:32 AM
you should contact wildun of RoxU... He might have an idea...