I just got back from India and was accosted by tons of people trying to get me to overpay for cheap souvenirs (I also met many reputable sellers offering some great deals, hence the need to buy two more suitcases to carry everything home), but never in my travels have I received as bad a deal as I just got in my inbox.
Forget that this blog doesn’t take advertising (my stance is that the value I get from blogging is far greater than the negligible income I’d make from some contextual ad network). Also note that he doesn’t bother addressing me by name.
Mainly though, this email is so insulting that I had a good laugh and thought it’d be fun to share. Has anyone seen emails like this from Jerome or anyone like him?
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Subject: Interested in your blog
I would like to place an Ad on your site with the following details:
Anchor Text: Sales Leads
Target URL: http://www.kingsbridgelists
I don’t really have a big budget so I can pay you $5 for the ad, with
the agreement that you’ll leave it on that page for at
least a year or longer if you like.
Please get back to me if you are interested and you can also include
your Paypal account ID (email) for payment.
Thanks a lot,