Wading through my email backlog, this is my favorite one so far:
From: “xxxxx xxxxxxxxx”
Subject: your domain: Mattcutts.com
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 18:15:00 +0200
I have noticed that your domain: Mattcutts.com is about to expire
and would like to know whether or not you intend to sell it.
If you are, what price would you like to receive for it?
I can be most easily reached at this email, firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you,
Has anybody else gotten one of these? Just for fun, I replied “Can you give me a couple of examples where you bought a domain from someone else?” I’ll let you know if they reply.
Related reading: 419 Eater.
Update: I heard back from the fellow. He didn’t mention any of his other domains, but he did quote me a price:
Thank you for you prompt reply.
My budget for your domain stands at about $350.
Please let me know if this is the price you would expect to receive.
After due consideration of the proposal, I think I’ll pass.