"Email me with any questions... SERIOUS BUYER'S ONLY."
I know they're trying to save themselves some time, but it seems like a very rude way of handling things. Sure, it's annoying as a seller to get a bunch of the same question but just assume that if somebody is going to bother taking the time to inquire, that they are at least somewhat interested and not going out of their own way to waste their own time, right?
I just saw a page that somebody had linked in their signature that said "Serious people only, NO TIRE KICKERS...", caused me to close the window on something I may have otherwise pursued.
Why not accept inquiries from ANY potential customer? If they aren't serious yet, MAKE them serious.
Now, with anything, I'm sure this phrase won't bother others at all, so what ARE some common marketing buzzwords that you see all the time that REALLY turn you off?
This thread could be useful to marketers to get an idea how customers respond (or don't) to their choices of words.
Now, I feel like a disclaimer may be necessary, I'm not trying to put anyone on blast here. This is just an example of a phrase that bothers ME, your mileage will vary, either take heed to the responses from the thread or don't. Let's count how many people don't read this.