Another clueless “buyer” has arrived. What else is new?
He asked if I was selling one of my domain names and what the price was.
I replied with a $9,500 quote. All good this far…
“What? $9,500 uSD?
good luck selling it!”
“Are you a serious buyer or just a waste of time?
Never mind. Don’t reply.”
Then, on his 3rd email, he pretended to be serious buyer and added a fancy signature all while using the same gmail account for all 3 emails:
“Very serious. However try being a serious seller. The domain is not “worth” no where near what you are asking. It’s value is only worth what a seller is willing to pay. Not sure you would even get $1000. Anyhow if you want to sell the domain lower your price to a realistic number and we can take it from there. If not then, make sure to remove me from your emailing list.
****** ******* Capital Inc
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.”
(“It’s value is only worth what a seller is willing to pay”. Yes, he meant to say buyer, not seller.)
My final reply was:
“Dear Daniel Mastantuono,
serious people don’t reply like 12 year olds “haha” and I am insulting most 12 year olds here.
Posting your signature on your 3rd email doesn’t make you serious. It makes you look more like a fool!
You have no idea what domains are sold for and I certainly don’t want a lesson from you.
“It’s value is only worth what a seller is willing to pay.”
This is the most idiotic thing “buyers” can say and only because they are cheapskates.
It doesn’t matter what a buyer is willing to pay if a seller refuses to sell for that. Both parties must agree. What you are willing to pay states little about what someone else is willing to pay.
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- “Here’s the deal – value is not “what someone is willing to pay.” It’s an absurd statement that reflects a fundamental lack of understanding of value – at a minimum, of anything approaching what we might consider “fair” value.”
- “Where does this phrase, “Value is what someone is willing to pay” come from? We hear the phrase all the time, but with just a little thought, the entire concept is easily refuted The buyer is either a) ignorant as to the nature of value, or b) trying to manipulate you into selling (to him/her) at their price. What the phrase implies is, this buyer is right here, and you’re probably not going to do better than the offer this buyer (investor) is proposing, so you might as well take it, because the buyer’s offer, ipso facto, constitutes value. More poignantly, the implication is this particular buyer, and this buyer alone, is going to actually part with his or her money – it’s like a financially-themed version of The Bachelorette.”