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Hi,.

I was the seller of a website years ago that was auctioned off in Sedo back in 2006. I was to give sedo the website files and domain. I transferred the files first. My Sedo agent wanted me to teach him how to install the files because he didn't know anything about PHP or Mysql. I was happy to do so and I explained everything in 2-3 e-mails that could make the site work.

However, the buyer kept getting technical issues that weren't described to me. It got to the point where it took over 3 months and I didn't hear much from the agent. The agent's last e-mail was that the buyer was having technical issues. The agreement was reached on December of 2006 and it was already March 2007. I e-mailed the agent and complained that the buyer should learn php and mysql before buying a website and that the contract didn't say anything about me teaching you or the buyer how to install the site. I told him I wanted to pull out of the agreement and I never heard from him again.

My concern is, does the buyer after 3 years still have the right to sue me and take my site away? I know the website is worth a lot more now because I have revamped the website. How long does this contract last? Is there a time limit for the contract or in each state to file a lawsuit? Would it be too late for the buyer to sue me? The buyer was the only one who received something (the website files) but I am fine with that because those files are old now...

Comments (13)

Has the buyer contacted you or something to bring this up?? Otherwise I thought it would of washed over, as for sue you how much is the website worth?? Was the money ever transferred to you, if so did you refund it??..

Comment #1

Money was never transferred to me they kept it in a escrow and I believe the buyer got it back. The buyer never contacted me because we had to do it through the middle man (the agent). The site was agreed for $1000 but today it's worth much more. That's why I am concerned he may want to sue me if he finds out how much the site is worth...

Comment #2

Wouldn't worry about it at all, if it was me and he even tried I wouldn't sell it for the $1000 idd sell it for what it was worth for the extra work you have put in. Honestly though I don't think you will ever be hearing from him again.

As for the possibility he might sue you, I don't think he has any grounds to sue you on as long as his money was returned which is escrow was used it would have been...

Comment #3

Okay that's good to hear. I doubt it too and even if he sues me I think I have a good counter claim. The website is worth a lot more today and he should have pursued me 3 years ago. Thank you...

Comment #4

I doubt he could sucessfully sue. If he got his money back then he didnt actually buy the site.

He could try to sue weather he would win or not is a different matter...

Comment #5

Just out of curiosity how much more are we talking about here, if you don't mind me asking?..

Comment #6

I don't mind. I'd say potentially it can be more than $50,000 but right now over $10,000. The reason I know this is because I keep getting contacted by million dollar companies to help market their products. I'm also partnered with a site that got a $500,000 investment back in 2007 and bunch of other leaders of the online video game industry...

Comment #7

Very nice, good luck with that then not that you need it by the sounds of it..

Comment #8

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I would think that there would be a statute of limitations for civil cases; in the U.S., I believe it is two years for most cases, but, of course, it depends on your jurisdiction.

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Comment #9

Yeah I'm from the US but I think the buyer was from Germany. The agent had a .de in his e-mail address. I don't know what the laws are like over there...

Comment #10

To give you an informed answer, I need to clarify the facts:.

1) There was a contract between you (seller) and the buyer giving a website for $1000. The sale was to proceed through a Sedo agent.

2) Buyer gave money to agent. Agent kept money in escrow. The buyer did not know how to use the site correctly, so he was keep contacting you. However, you eventually decided to not proceed with the sale.

3) Buyer got his money back, and you got to keep your site. Agent no longer involved.

4) 3 years have passed since this process.

Assuming I got the above facts correctly, then the answer is certainly that the buyer has no claim on your site today. He got his money back as part of the breach of contract (who breached it is not clear), and gave absolutely no new consideration (e.g. money) to form a new contract with you. He cannot go back today and say he wants to enforce the original contract, as this contract has been repudiated.

As for the statute of limitations, you won't have to worry about it if the contract was repudiated anyway...

Comment #11

1) There was a contract between you (seller) and the buyer giving a website for $1000. The sale was to proceed through a Sedo agent.

Yes..

2) Buyer gave money to agent. Agent kept money in escrow. The buyer did not know how to use the site correctly, so he was keep contacting you. However, you eventually decided to not proceed with the sale..

Yes after lack of agent communication..

3) Buyer got his money back, and you got to keep your site. Agent no longer involved..

Yes, I did not receive the money..

4) 3 years have passed since this process.

Yes.

Thanks, I'm guessing your a law student...

Comment #12

Anyone can sue anybody for anything at anytime.

But it is the judge to decide which side will win..

But I will tell you, the solicitors from both side will always win because they have already made a profit and have won your business already..

Case closed...

Comment #13


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