How to Get Back at a Low Baller
Receiving low ball offers on my domain names is a slightly annoying part of this business. Having someone try to convince me why a domain name I own is worth what they are offering is much more annoying. I want to share a method I use to get back at someone who has lowballed me on an offer and tried to convince me the offer is good.
Days, weeks, months, or even years later, when you’ve received a far more adequate offer for the domain name, I like to rekindle the email thread where this person gave his low ball offer, and let them know of the high offer and ask if they want to beat it. Most likely, they will pass, but it’s a subtle way to tell them their analysis was wrong and their offer was silly.
Since many low ball offers are the result of automated programs (or even paid contact centers), I don’t bother doing this to the people who made a low ball offer but didn’t follow up with a discussion about why their offer was good. This is a time waste and will likely end up going to an email address that doesn’t work any longer.
Chances are good that this won’t result in a sale, but at least it will be an opportunity to gloat a bit when someone wasted your time.
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