Four-figure offer

This just arrived in my inbox:

My name is Becky Raymond, I’m a Domain Brokerage Consultant working on behalf of the owner of traveled.com to sell this premium asset.

While searching online I came across your domain mathlesstraveled.com; since both domains have listings under a related keyword I thought perhaps your company may be interested in acquiring traveled.com? If this domain is of interest to you, please submit an offer in the four figure range and above to qualify as a potential buyer.

Sure thing, Becky! Here is my four-figure offer:

Fig. 1. A graph of the first 1000 hyperbinary numbers.

Fig 2. Hasse diagram for the subsets of a five-element set.

Fig. 3: Proof that T_n T_k + T_{n-1} T_{k-1} = T_{nk}.

Fig. 4: Complete set of 15-bracelets.

I hope you will agree that this is a very fine set of figures. I could probably add a couple more figures to my offer if that becomes necessary.

I look forward to being the proud owner of traveled.com, the place to go for all your mathematical travel needs!

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7 Responses to Four-figure offer

  1. Businesses like it when you keep it simple. A figure 8 might work well in your offer.

  2. largefargle says:

    How could they POSSIBLY reject your generous (and colorful and wonderful) 4-figure offer?

  3. The highest possible figure would put a figure-8 sideways to create a lemniscate (\infty). They can’t possibly reject that.

  4. dougaj4 says:

    Nice figures, but I think you should have added a sum to infinity as well, to really seal the deal.

  5. Maybe it’s just me, but the fact that people can run around buying abstractions “on the come,” and then trying to make a profit from those who actually might have a use for them cuts to the core of what I despise about American “entrepreneurial” capitalism. It smacks of the same sickness that informs ticket scalping (and ‘legitimate’ ticket brokering), commodities speculation, and a host of other big- and small-time practices that involve making money from the talents and efforts of truly gifted, creative, and/or hard-working people who actually DO something worthwhile.

    On the other hand, a complete set of 15-bracelets . . . in all seriousness, there’s more value in your having programmed to make that picture than in all the vapor-crap upon which capitalist leeches base their enterprises.

  6. Doug Bates says:

    UPDATE!! I just received a similar note regarding abot.com.
    It seems that now she says the minimum is now a $5,000 offer. I was willing to talk to her for my own set of 4 or even 5 figures, but this money requirement is a bit stifling.

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