Yesterday, I got an “inquiry” for a 1 word ultra premium and generic .info domain that I bought for 4 figures and has a 2002 registration date. The so called inquiry read:
Just wondering what you are willing to consider as an offer for this domain name. I am not willing to pay much more than the average cost of registering a domain name.
I am usually polite and just reply stating my price and/or thanking the buyer for his/her offer but this particular tone really got me to send this reply:
if you aren’t willing to pay much more than the average cost of registering a domain name then you need a time machine. Go back in time in 2002 and register it.
If you are not prepared to pay more than $10 how do you expect to buy an 11 year old domain? I would have had more respect for him if he said that he had a $1 budget but he was willing to negotiate. Needless to say he did not reply.
Some people don’t get the analogy but that is like knocking on someone’s house and offering the owner $1,000 for the house he build last year for $100,000 and also saying that you are not willing to pay more than that.
There is only one reply to that: “get the f**k out of my house”.