I regularly receive uneducated offers that some might consider “lowball” offers. I don’t take them personally, and I don’t respond rudely (if I respond at all) because I don’t generally find that to be productive. Most of the time when I respond, I simply tell the person their offer is far too low.
I recently received an offer for Lilac.com that I thought was amusing enough to share. The prospective buyer offered to pay me $1.99/year for Lilac.com. I assume the buyer was interested in leasing the name for that price.
Nevermind that I turned down several 5 figure offers for Lilac.com, and nevermind that the domain name was created 20 years ago, meaning that hundreds of dollars have been paid in registration fees alone (not even considering the acquisition cost). This person submitted an offer that is way below the wholesale annual registration cost of .com domain names from the registry!
Of course, I think this silly offer is a product of ignorance rather than being a lowball offer, but I found it amusing. My response was measured, and I told the prospect that he should seek out an unregistered domain name with his budget and hope to find a coupon code to defray the registration fee.
Anyway, I thought you might find this offer amusing.