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Topic # 31755 29-Mar-2009 16:35
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I just got this email from webmaster@c1com.co.nz saying its for sale, anyone else get it?



Bid now at this link


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farming-industry/Businesses-for-sale/Internet-technology/auction-210482991.htm


This is a great chance to start your ecommerce website business which you have dreamt about.
We have already done all the work for you. You just need to advertise the website.


NO INVENTORY, NO INVESTMENT, NO RISK INVOLVED !


Summary of what you get from the purchase:
- Professionally designed website with over 16,000 products already added.(You can add unlimited number of products on the website)
- Product Databse(MySql) & all product images
- Free Website Setup
- The domain name(Optional)
- Web Hosting(Optional)
- Customer Database is not included


Functions


Customer
- Anyone can purchase - members or non-members
- Product reviews and ratings feature
- Product request functions
- Shopping cart
- Order and purchase functions (Credit card payment systems interlock)
- Order status (shipping status)
- RMA Form
- Countdown sale functions
- Bundle Deal functions
- Event functions



Administrators
- Full online order viewing by date selection and search
- Editable order details
- CSV database upload
- Product management functions (product register, modify, delete, display)
- Category functions (create category, modify, delete, display)
- Order information manage function
- Member management function (member register, profile edit, member login management)
- Sales data function
- Manufacturers page
- Invoice printing function
- E-mail functions


Live Demo as a customer
- test.c1com.co.nz
- User ID: demo
- Password: demo


Amdin Page Demo is available by appointment
e-mail to account@c1com.co.nz


1 week free on-site operator training
2 weeks free online technical support


Bid now at this link


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farming-industry/Businesses-for-sale/Internet-technology/auction-210482991.htm


 











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  Reply # 204010 29-Mar-2009 17:16
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Yes, I got one too. Not a good time to sell - immedately ater trashing your online reputation.

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  Reply # 204011 29-Mar-2009 17:17
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Yep. I got it too... Makes sense given this thread:


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=31301



Interesting that there is no inventory. My first question to them would be: Is there access to distributors?





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  Reply # 204012 29-Mar-2009 17:22
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And they say that they're not selling the business, but the domain is an "optional extra" - which suggests they're going to try and setup under a different domain perhaps?

Has their service been so bad because they were planning on selling up, or are they selling up because business has been bad. Either way, the "new" website is pretty awful.

Computerlounge / Ascent ftw.

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  Reply # 204035 29-Mar-2009 19:42
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I don't get it.

In the auction description; "- Professionally designed website with over 16,000 products already added.(You can add unlimited number of products on the website)"

But the answer to a question "it's not business sale so the customer database still should be kept with C1. Thanks."


So for $30,000 you're getting a getting a database loaded with products, but since the business is not for sale I'm guessing distributor accounts etc are not included. What would be the point of buying this?


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  Reply # 204053 29-Mar-2009 20:51
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RickD:So for $30,000 you're getting a getting a database loaded with products, but since the business is not for sale I'm guessing distributor accounts etc are not included. What would be the point of buying this?


You are buying the software that the websites runs off, and the database to power it.  So the $30k would buy you the website to allow you to start up your own online computer store.

I've had a quick look and it does look like a custom site, I thought it may run off the shelf e-commerce software such as osCommerce or ZenCart but it doesn't seem to.

Up to the buyer whether this software is work 30k.

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  Reply # 204054 29-Mar-2009 20:52
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I'm very tempted to put a smartass comment in the comments area considering it's been nearly two weeks and I've still not got my hard drive. But I'll hold myself back.

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  Reply # 204075 29-Mar-2009 21:52
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nate:You are buying the software that the websites runs off, and the database to power it.  So the $30k would buy you the website to allow you to start up your own online computer store.

I've had a quick look and it does look like a custom site, I thought it may run off the shelf e-commerce software such as osCommerce or ZenCart but it doesn't seem to.

Up to the buyer whether this software is work 30k.

Yeah I got that are just selling the software and the db. I really just meant how is it worth 30 large, even if it is custom, when there's a lot of better alternatives out there for a lot less.

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  Reply # 204082 29-Mar-2009 22:40
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I actually did like their old website - far better than their new one, which doesn't actually work. I rated it quite highly. I wonder what the reason is behind them moving to a new design which doesn't work and is obviously giving them all sorts of grief with fulfilling orders. I'm sure there's a story behind that.
It's probably not worth 30k for what you are actually getting, since  there are many free generic options available, though for a custom job, if I was to create it, it'd probably cost about that in labour.

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  Reply # 204148 30-Mar-2009 11:45
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amorangi: It's probably not worth 30k for what you are actually getting, since  there are many free generic options available, though for a custom job, if I was to create it, it'd probably cost about that in labour.


That's probably how they are pricing it, they are using what they paid for it to be developed.

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