It kind of gets under my skin that Flippa charges you to have your unsuccessful listing removed from public view. Yup, they leave it up there so that anyone who searches your domain or website might potentially see your unsuccessful listing. The problem with this is that it may be harmful to any future sales should you decide to sell your site or domain at a later time.
It’s bad enough that the website or domain didn’t sell and we had to pay for the listing fee, but to make matters worse, they charge you to get the unsuccessful listing removed from the search engine results.
These types of frivolous charges seem to be the trend in today’s global economy. Consumers continue to get double-charged needlessly to boost profits for corporations. I can understand if there was a legitimate reason for keeping these pages live, but in this case, I don’t see any other reason except to squeeze more money out of people who already spent money on the listing fee.
The only credit I can give them is that they do disclose these fees upfront.
Known as privacy upgrades, you can:
- “Hide your listing from search engines like Google and the general public” for $20 additional.
- “Hide listing completely from public view” for $30 additional.
Can someone tell me what the difference is? These were quoted straight from Flippa’s website.
I know I’m complaining after it was all said and done, but the more I think about how much money I spent there on unsold listings, and how these old listings tend to rank so highly in Google, it kind of irks me.