Buying a Facebook account

Discussion in 'Social Media, SEO/SEM & Online Marketing' started by wylie1, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. wylie1

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    I have a chance to buy a facebook account with over 40,000 like's.
    The facebook account is information about concerts.
    I have 2 questions
    1 - Is it worth buying and advertising my products with it.
    2 - How much do you think it is worth.

    Thanks

    George
  2. liamhawes

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    Firstly i would check on if facebook allow the selling of accounts.

    And secondly i would say that if they are not likes in your niche then i wouldn't bother.
  3. wylie1

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  4. liamhawes

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    Ah but I would be most concerned about the number of conversions.
  5. Dean

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    Anybody could have set that page up - it doesn't mean it is endorsed by Facebook.

    I would hazard a guess that the 40000 likes have been built up by someone sending around one of these 'like our page to win a free iPad'. I'm always amazed at the number of people who fall for it. The point is that as soon as you start running your business from that page, most of the likes will start to disappear because its not what they signed up for in the first place. 100 targeted/interested likes are infinitely better than 40000 random likes.
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  6. toysandgifts

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    Waste of time. The Likes could be just brought off from Fiverr or somthing.
  7. wylie1

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    Yes but if Facebook see that you get a large amount of feedback's in a few days they suspend your account for 1 month
  8. wylie1

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    The facebook account was opened on
    July 15, 2010.
    The person who owns it ran a poll last month and it got nearly 300 answers.
    There is quite alot of input from people over the past 2 years
    The way I was thinking was to update it once a month with some current news on concerts.
    Like my Facebook page.
    Then when I update my facebook page and Like it again it will appear in all the other people's newsfeed's.
    I hope that makes sense.
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  9. liamhawes

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    I would still rather build up my own account with a targeted audience to what I sell.
  10. toysandgifts

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    George, if you think it's worth a shot, go for it. You never know what can happen.
  11. ResellerLad

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    i'm sure only 10% or so of the likes will actually see updates in their news feed too
  12. Bizi

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    it depends the people who liked it where are they from, are they comfortable with buying stuff online etc. you can never have all 40,000 interested people but even if you get 10% interested and then further 10% who actually buys stuff thats 400 sales
    but do they not have restriction that how many people actually sees your updates?
    i would say 350-450 is a fair price but i wouldnt pay anything more than that

    a guy started a poll 3 days ago and he had 65k likes, his poll was answered by 24000 people but its political not commercial page
  13. Gary

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    I guess it also depends on the type of items you want to sell on it, if they're pretty usniversal and the sort of thing that many would be interested in or know someone else who may be then great, if you're selling more specialist stuff like left handed golf clubs for the vertically impaired then you may need a rethink (ok, extreme example but you get my point).
  14. Dean

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    Have you been quoted a price?
  15. wylie1

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    It will be mobile phone accessories .
    So it universal
  16. wylie1

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    it's a auction
    €70 at the moment , end's in 6 days.

    Its the first listing for the seller and the highest bidder is a new buyer ( could be shill bidding)
  17. Gary

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    May be worth a small punt then depending if the price is right, wouldn't pay too much though
  18. wylie1

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    What price????
    Any idea
  19. Gary

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    Depends what it's worth to you as a buyer, I know it's not the answer you want but that's all anything is worth
  20. Dean

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    Its probably worth a gamble at that price. Whether you bid any more or not is more down to how much you would be willing to lose if it turns out to be a dead end!
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