Allows sellers in a failed sale to offer the site to the second highest bidder
If the auction received a fraud last bidder who wins, it's better if you give 2 options to the seller: 1. Re-listing or 2. Offer the website to the 2nd highest bidder. This will be very helpful should the seller doesn't want to spend more time to re-list the website.
This has happened to me too many times with deadbeat buyers who bid on my auctions and then decide not to pay and do not respond to any messages.
We need to be able to negotiate with previous bidders instead of waiting 72hrs for the dispute to close, and then have to re-list the auction all over again! This would save so much hassle!
For example if the winning deadbeat bidder was for $200, and the one previous was $195, why not have the ability to message this bidder and be able to sell it to them instead?
I agree 100% with this suggestion. As a seller, having spent good deal of money in listing fees and time in the auction, reply all messages and public comments and have multiple bidders interested in buying the site, it may ended selling a site to a winning bidder who for whatever reasons refuse to pay. So this creates a hassle not for the buyer or Flippa at all but for the Seller. It is very stressful that after ended the auction without getting paid, then the Seller has to file a Dispute Sale, after waiting for 3 days, and if the Seller wins the auction which is usually the case, Flippa may re-list the site and apply right away all the listing upgrades instead of just giving credit to the seller to apply those credits during the period of the listing.
The buyer does not care at all if you he looses a dispute, suspended or ban. They may open a new account or continue bidding like nothing happened.
That is why it is "Paramount" very important that buyers assume a financial responsibility as buyers should require to give a deposit or any sort of penalty fee if they default a sale.
Sellers NEED protection from phony buyers who bid, win and vanish without any financial loss.
I propose Flippa, Sellers and serious buyers to support the idea of imposing a minimum deposit for any registered buyer at Flippa. Pretty much like any other auction which bidders may be required to leave a deposit to cover damages to the Seller and Flippa itself as the auction company.
Rafal W. commented