Today I checked my mail-account which is attached to another watchsite I own (and which is currently under construction), I found these two messages to be the most interesting ones πŸ™‚

“hi , my name is xxxxxx.
i am looking for a omega watch around $500-600.
please some information to me.

I only could answer ‘go vintage, or safe up some more’.

And this one was in my mailbox as well:

“Dear Sir,
Can you supply me??
I want to buy :
# Bulgari CH35BSSDAUTO watches for 3 units.
Please calculate total cost including shipping cost use UPS Express to Singapore.
I`ll be waiting good news from you.
Payment use my credit card details.
Let me know..
Best Regards”

Nice work, ordering Bulgari watches on a dedicated Omega fansite with nothing for sale at all. I guess this is just another scam.

Oh yeah, I get through the day! πŸ™‚

  • This kind of thing cracks me up. I own and operate a few sites, and each one yields its own collection of bizarre email. One time, I simply mentioned P. Diddy’s website in a blog post, and started getting P. Diddy fan mail, and people asking me if they could meet him. I also get a lot of complaints about things over which I have no control. For instance, I might mention Microsoft, then I’ll start getting irate emails from people having problems with Internet Explorer.

    I guess when you get so many people together in one place (the Internet), a certain percentage is bound to be crazy.

  • The emails you quote here are ‘almost normal’. I’ve been increasingly getting offers from Chinese manufacturing plants for items ranging from camp tents to irrigation synthetic tubing, things which have absolutely no relation to watches. Not to mention the zillions of dollars patiently waiting for me in various African Bank vaults. Such email obviously ruins what small chances this medium offers to serious direct marketing efforts. I bet the highest response occurence when the word ’email’ is mentioned is ‘junk’.