Pricing Information & Competitors – Funny Email Thread

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Every month, we always have competitors trying to get information on how we price web site design. Every once in awhile, I am able to detect a fake inquiry.

While my detection algorithms are double-secret classified, I think the below email thread shows a few dead give aways though.

Hello Dear Respected Senior Mr. Anthony.

We would love to design your “maasive” web site. We charge 100 Star Fleet credits for SEO. To complete a custom web design, we require a case of Sex Panther by Odeon (it’s made with real bits of panther, so you know its good).

I am patiently awaiting your most excellent reply.

Peter T. Boyd, Esq.
PaperStreet Web Design
President & General Guru


…… Original Message …….
On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:57:54 +0530 “Anthony Wilson” wrote:
Respected Mr. Peter,

I was nice seeing your prompt reply !

But I am not satisfied by your reply as my query is still not answered . My question was what are the packages your company offers for Website Designing and SEO.

Let me make clear that we are look for maasive project Designer for designing and SEO managing company if you upfront me all”  package of designing and SEO clearly it will make our task easy to work out with.

I hope you will answer my this mail too appropriately and accurately.

Have a nice day .

Anthony Wilson


—– Original Message —–
From: Peter Boyd – PaperStreet
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:43 PM
Subject: RE: Web Site Contact Form

Hello Anthony.

Thanks for contacting us. Give me a ring at your leisure to discuss.

Peter T. Boyd, Esq.
President & General Guru
PaperStreet Web Design

Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:38 AM
Subject: Web Site Contact Form

Name: Anthony Wilson
Firm Name: The ****** *** ****** (Real Law Firm Name Given, but Fake)
Phone: 904-***-****”  (Fake Number Given – I actually called, Ugh!)
Budget: $40,000 or more
Firm Size: 150+ People
Found: Search Engine – Google
Question: I want to re-design the website . Send me a proposal for re-design and also search engine optimization on my Email Address . I want my website to be at top on search engines. What are your charges for SEO? Regards, Anthony Wilson

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