Flippa.com vs Borderline.biz

Borderline is a marketplace for side projects. Buy & sell web applications, big or small, profitable or not, entirely for free. Buy someone else's Project or Sell Your Project

Launched over a decade ago by Mark Harbottle in Australia. It now does sales exceeding $200 million and employs 40 people. Flippa has 120,000 people who are interested in buying assets ranging from $5k to $5m.

While Flippa is the largest trading platform for websites, customers of Flippa are not entirely happy with the quality of listings and kind of buyers that tend to surface on the platform.

“The problem with Flippa, Sedo, GD Auctions, and many other market places is the lack of quality control. Any truly good domain gets buried in mountains of ****. As a buyer you'd have to devote hours to sifting through crappy domain names in hopes of finding a decent one.” (Source)

“Most of the sites (at least 80%) have ridiculous prices that will never be paid, barely any of the sites are actually worth what they are priced at.” and “A bunch of sites for sale have fake traffic and earnings stats. Some look like they were photoshopped by a 3 year old.” (Source)

“We've all seen the listings in Flippa which are out and out scams. Then there are those that don't seem like scams at first sight but turn out on further inspection to have fiddled the traffic figures, faked revenue etc.” (Source)

Flippa has significant quality problems with the listings on its website. These listings are either overpriced or have doctored statistics that say one thing when the reality is different.

Borderline is a marketplace for startups. A platform where businesses, founders, engineers and designers can trade software rights or find companies to acquire.

People sell their technology when they get stuck, need the money to fund other projects or cannot figure out a way to market or monetise it. The projects listed on Borderline come in all forms and stages. Some listings are simple websites priced under $5,000. While other listings are SAAS products with customers and revenue going for 6 figures.

Startup ideas can fail for various reasons, some of which are marketing and geography related. Enterprising entrepreneurs might purchase technology with the intent of improving it, executing a better marketing strategy, bringing it to a new region and eventually charging for the service.

Who is Borderline.biz for?

• Serial entrepreneurs who’ve moved on or abandoned a startup idea can sell their company on Borderline

• Established startups looking to buy relevant technology to grow their business

• Non-technical founders, marketers, designers and growth hackers who’re looking to acquire technology that didn’t work for the original creators, but are confident that their improvements will yield a better result.

• Established companies that are looking to acquire competitors in the early stages

• Established companies looking to acquihire talent

• Founders looking for an exit.

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