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buying someone else's accounts is a tricky deal.
sometimes it works out great but most of the time it ends up a disaster.

most guys that sell their accounts have them valued far higher then they are worth and don't take into consideration that until the work is done and the customer retains them that it is all speculation.

like i said, there are some situations that work out well but they are far and few between and the first thing i always say is, if it is doing so good or makes that kind of money then why are you selling?

i look all the time at ad's that have businesses up for sale and although i would never buy one i always laugh at the excuses as to why they are selling like " owner is retiring " and the dude is 45 or " pursuing other ventures " and the owner is just getting a job with someone.

i have also seen guys that have a gazillion lawns every three years put a list together of all the garbage accounts they want to unload and make up some story as to they are retiring or down sizing.

i know the prospects of buying a business may appear to be instant satisfaction but the only true real way to build it up is through traditional means by way of marketing and word of mouth.
it may take longer but the results are usually far better.
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