5/9/13

The Angry Response

Be prepared for it.  It happens.  Not often, but it does happen.  To put it in perspective, I attempt to flip one domain a week by soliciting 30 potential buyers at a minimum.  I get interested buyer responses for about 3 out of 10 names. I usually get 1 halfhearted low-ball buyer who was probably just replying to see if I was a bot or not.  Responding to that person has never resulted in a sale.  Then there's the angry response.  I get one every 6 months or so.  This one was a doozy:

F*@% OFF YOU F*@%ING PIECE OF SH!T!
SHOVE THE DOMAIN UP YOUR A$$!


In the past, I'd respond in kind but realized quickly that was a fruitless effort.  Then, I opted to ignore angry responders.  In the case of this one, I felt obligated to simply reply:

Wow. Do me a favor, let me know what email address or web contact form I actually sent to and I’ll make sure I never contact you again.
-Herb


I did this for two reasons.  First being, the email address he emailed me from wasn't one I contacted directly so I want to make sure where I found it and avoid it like the plague.  Two, I'm thinking this guy is just frustrated with spam mail and just took it out on what he probably thought was a bot and wouldn't reply to his rant - so part of me hopes he feels like an a$$ himself.  He hasn't replied yet, so maybe that's the case.

Be prepared for these to happen, on occasion.  Remain calm.  Don't lose your cool.  It's not worth your effort!

9 comments:

JohnnyVanSwag said...

Good idea!

Herb said...

Yeah... he replied. It was entertaining.

Herb said...

Him:
Every time you a$$hole crooks get domains you email my clients.

A domain name is $9.99 not to be sold by crooks like you for almost $700.00

F@$% off! Get a real job like a real man and stop trying to rip people off!

YOUR A LOW LIFE LOSER!

Herb said...

Me:
Mr. Worrall,

No need to be derogatory. Domain pricing is always negotiable. By the way, what does Viper Web Design charge its clients like Pipe Genie for names like:

Drainmasterplumbersonyoutube.com
Trenchlessonyoutube.com
Trenchlesssewerandwaterlinereplacement.com
Trenchlesswaterandsewerlines.com
Vancouverplumberandplumbers.com

Look forward to your reply!
Herb

Herb said...

Him:
$9.99
I’m not a thief!

Herb said...

Me:
And what do you charge for duplicating website design and content 15 times over?

Herb said...

Him:
Why is it your f@$%ing business! your email and domain has now been blocked!
I never emailed you first – go to Hell!

Herb said...

The sorry truth is that he actually did, IN FACT, email me first. I must have emailed a client of his, who then forwarded my email to him to get his recommendation and so then he replied to me. This illustrates the point I'm learning that some so-called web guys don't know squat about domains and valuing them. This is especially evident by the doozies he conned his client into buying for $9.99, but he never told me how much the client paid for duplicate content on all those pages. And so the 5 and a half month countdown begins until my next angry email!

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