I used to get annoyed when I received a lowball offer to buy one of my higher value domain names. It’s 2020, and I would expect that if someone is smart enough to know they want to buy one of my one word .com domain names, they will know enough to understand that each has substantial value, and a $100 offer isn’t going to cut it now – and probably wouldn’t have even made sense 25 years ago either.
Instead of giving a snarky reply to prospects or simply of ignoring them, I take a bit of a different tactic these days. I offer a suggestion that might help them as they continue to try and find a domain name in their budget. Here’s an example of a recent reply:
“Sorry, but with a budget of $100, you should look for a domain name that is not already registered by someone.”
i used to like telling people that they would need to go back in time to buy my domain name with their budget. I think it’s a humorous way to let someone know their budget is ridiculous today. Aside from amusing myself, I don’t really think that reply was fruitful. At best it got a chuckle from someone and at worst, it made someone upset that I was making them out to be a fool (perhaps deservedly so).
Today’s reply is a bit softer, and I think it’s more appropriate given the current levels of anxiety and angst people are feeling.