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Announcement   Announcement : Amiga.org site for sale!
   posted by Raffaele on 20-Aug-2009 14:00:17 (6695 reads)
Wayne of Amiga.org announced yesterday that he intends to put Amiga.org site for sale on E-Bay starting from October 1st 2009.

He has some spare debts to pay and no more time being busy for fully 6 hours a day to maintaining the site.

Starting bid price will be 10,000 US Dollars.

www.amiga.org

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Amiga.org site is one of the best known Amiga sites worldwide and the best site on which to seek informations on how to keep alive and functioning old classic Amiga hardware.
    

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fryguy 
Re: Amiga.org site for sale!
Posted on 20-Aug-2009 14:16:17
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lol @ price..

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Posted on 20-Aug-2009 14:26:51
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best of luck Wayne & thank you for the great site & dedication to the Amiga community for the past 15 years
Perhaps the community can get together & purchase & run the site If so, I'll chip in for sure


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Very expensive 10,000 US Dollars for a name.

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Posted on 20-Aug-2009 14:50:02
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The price is not too high.
Just go and have an expertise on domain prices and you will see.
But if someone wants to add money into *this* name, is another question...


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Posted on 20-Aug-2009 14:52:38
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Wayne is saying for 10,000 USD you get all the data too, not just the name.

I personally don't see that being worth that kind of money. But god bless if he gets the money, especially if he has debts to pay down like he mentioned. ( I know that situation - lol).


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If the domain was bought I guess we would end up finding some latin pr0n at amiga.org ;-D


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Wayne is selling, or at least thinking (reading his post he seems a bit reluctant in a way) and the buyer gets everything, no strings attached if I get him right. (Tho his follow up post do seem to imply the new owner is expected to keep it running as is)

Kinda means someone can buy the amiga.org, dumb the database and turn it into a "find a girl" site and make a million from it.

Last edited by Seer on 20-Aug-2009 at 04:02 PM.


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Bye, bye Amiga.org


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Might be good, they need new positive leadership at that site IMHO.

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Bye, bye Amiga.org


dont worry i heard the morphos guys are interested....


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I wonder if that guy from Amiga would buy it...what was his name again? Bill something or other? Their money is good :)


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@Raffaele

Looks like a good site! Pro Amiga.
I will watch the auction for sure.


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maby amiga inc will buy it for. "black propaganda"
or make an distabrution site out of it..

it think that amiga.org gets like an milion hit evey year...

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Where would AInc get that kind of money?


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Sad...

Before joining Amigaworld.net, Amiga.org was my main site to find Amiga information on the web. As is the case with Amiga magazines, Amiga community web sites will fade away if the user base does not expand. Again, sad...

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I don't know about this whole thing selling user based sites. Surely the site and data belongs to its users? without them there would be no site....

Sure Wayne has invested countless years into A.o and god bless him for doing so, im just not convinced its morally right to put it up for sale..... What about all the mods and admins there.... They have invested countless hours too... infact everyone who uses the site has so should they be entitles to a slice of the cake?

Just a few musings from myself


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@Ryu
I had the same thoughts/concerns.


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I don't know about this whole thing selling user based sites. Surely the site and data belongs to its users? without them there would be no site....

Sure Wayne has invested countless years into A.o and god bless him for doing so, im just not convinced its morally right to put it up for sale..... What about all the mods and admins there.... They have invested countless hours too... infact everyone who uses the site has so should they be entitles to a slice of the cake?

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@ AmiKit :
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It was never practiced either...


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@Ryu

Ryu wrote:
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I don't know about this whole thing selling user based sites. Surely the site and data belongs to its users? without them there would be no site.... Sure Wayne has invested countless years into A.o and god bless him for doing so, im just not convinced its morally right to put it up for sale..... What about all the mods and admins there.... They have invested countless hours too... infact everyone who uses the site has so should they be entitles to a slice of the cake? Just a few musings from myself


But Wayne made a good point in reply to such an argument. Youtube makes money off of user generated content, so do plenty of other for-profit sites (such as the company behind sites such as http://icanhascheezburger.com/ ). Sites that have been bought and sold for money in the past. Why should his site be any different? Also the man says he has credit card debt he wants to pay off with this. Seems pretty reasonable a motivation, especially when he seemed to indicate he has not been into Amigas for years.

And anyone who still is not happy with this can just abstain from providing his site with any further content if it really bothers someone that badly.

Last edited by fairlanefastback on 20-Aug-2009 at 10:21 PM.


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