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HI all

I would like to perhaps purchase a website.  It is already established and
looks nice etc. It costs $5,000 dollars!!  I cannot do it.  Maybe he will
come down, but how do I know I am getting a good deal.?  what kind of
criteria should I be looking for in making sure I get best deal.
The site provides a service.  ecommerce solutions shopping cart integration

it has PR of 4
and alexa ranking of just 900,000.

Thanks for your help.

Re: how much to pay for website?

Danny wrote in

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I'm sorry, Danny - that's such a wide question and such an important
decision that without hours - if not days - of detailed evaluation, IMHO it
would be irresponsible of anyone to advise you.

If you feel that any of the above is incorrect,
inappropriate or offensive in any way,
please ignore it and accept my apologies.

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Here are some questions you might like to ask ..
Ask for the accounts and check they are true.  How much income per month ?
How much expenses per month ?
How many man-hours do you need each month to operate / manage / customer
support ?
Is it all legal? Copyright ? Legal claims ? Are existing customers happy?
Are you competent to understand the code and how it all works.  Do you
understand what you will be trying to sell ?  Check out the competition - is
there a better, lower cost (or even free) alternative "ecommerce solutions
shopping cart integration"

Best regards, Eric.

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If you don't understand it yourself, then you really shouldn't even be
considering buying it.


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This tells you nothing about traffic, as PR 4 is fairly easy to get, and alexa
rankings over 100 000 are very unreliable.

Even if you knew how much traffic the site got, you also need to know how the
visitors convert to customers, and how much the site is paying out in
advertising in order to get those customers. Are those customers satisfied and
likely to recommend the site to their friends? You need to figure out how the
traffic is arriving in the first place, from search engines, offline
advertising, or other sites; then ask yourself whether you have the resources
to sustain or increase the amount of traffic it gets.

I doubt it's a good deal.

Alice Woolley /
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