I get things like this every so often:
date: 19 Mar 2008 12:41:20
To: info at phoenixrealestateguy.com
subject: Your Domain, www.phoenixrealestateguy.com
I would like to purchase the domain www.phoenixrealestateguy.com. I would be willing to pay $2,000.00 for it. I have my own website (redacted) and make money by improving sites and getting advertising for them. Please let me know if you would be willing to let me buy your site by emailing me at xxxxxx or call me at xxxxxx.
I will forward a purchase agreement to you immediately. We have already deposited the funds for the purchase of your domain with SafeFunds.com.
Please visit their website for details regarding receipt of payment and transfer of ownership of the domain.
I think not. Add a couple of zero’s to that and I’ll give it some thought. (Hey, everything has a price.)
What is even more funny is this came not long after I responded to a comment on “The Case Against Blogging” on HomeGain blog that said (in part):
Michael Maher writes: “It’s time to call blogging what it is ”“ a fun hobby. Businesses make money and hobbies cost money. In this case, time is money and this hobby is costing time. It’s okay. Some people mow their lawn. Some people do scrapbooking. Some people build model cars. And some people blog. Great! Have fun with it, but don’t substitute it for genuine assertive prospecting methods like handwriting notes, phone calls, and one-on-one meetings with potential clients and referral partners.”