EDIT: Nevermind, I don't think the person who is trying to sell me the site even owns it. That would explain everything.
Okay, I'm not sure if I'm just not used to how things work here, or if this is an abnormal situation.
I'd posted a few weeks back that I'd been looking for a coder or a pet site to purchase. I've gotten quite a few people in touch with me, and just as I'd thought I'd made up my mind I got one final offer.
The person contacted me and gave me a brief description of the site that they were selling (I think?). It gave me no financial standpoint of the site, no idea of the user base, or any other information, just that they were considering selling the site, which I'd also seen on this forum previously.
When I requested the information that wasn't disclosed, they basically turned the questions on me, and started to ask about my own financial situation. When I explained that I wasn't willing to give them that information, and again asked for the statistics on the site, they told me that without me giving them information on what I'd done previously, and a resume, that they wouldn't tell me any more about the site.
At this point, I'm baffled. Is this normal? I've never had anything like this happen before with buying a small business, but I'd seen something similar to it with other people. If it were a larger business I could see the person requesting a business plan or something before they'd consider selling, but they came to me, which is why I'm confused.
Feedback, anyone? I'd rather not step on any toes while I'm here.
- Listed on here that I was looking to buy a site
- Someone got in touch with me with basically just the url of a site they were selling.
- When I asked for more information, they said they wouldn't give it to me without me giving them a resume and some more financial information about myself.
- I turned down their "offer", but now I'm wondering if that's normal here?
So basically, is it normal for someone here to offer to sell you something and then say that they won't tell you anything about what they're selling without knowing your own information?