1.) Any hint of a seller withholding information, donít bid, or buy.
2.) Never bid on an auction unless you have ALL the info available.
3.) Independently verify every aspect of the sellers claims. Overlook nothing.
4.) Any belligerence on the part of the seller, about your due diligence, terminate the conversation and donít bid, or buy.
5.) Never enter ANY auction unless every single one of your ducks are in a row.
6.) Explain all actions, in detail, on the private side of the buyer/seller chat. Leave an exhaustive legal, paper trail.
7.) In any discussion of selling points MAKE SURE you get the sellerís agreement, or disagreement to any terms in writing on private chat.
8.) At the slightest feeling something is wrong, abort. Even if you can't define it. Trust your instinct.
9.) Never get emotional about a web property, no matter how much you want it, or how good a deal it is.
10.) If it looks too good to be true, itís probably a lie.
11.) At the slightest disagreement, or belligerence on the part of the seller, abort.
12.)Test the seller, if possible, by asking questions which may not be obvious, but you ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER TO from your own due diligence.
Can anyone add to this list?