I’ve heard and seen various kinds of morons and idiots attempt to immorally (and sometimes illegally) bring an honest, hard working, decent Seller (and his rates) down with various schemes, proposals, demands for free work and abusive language (blackmailing).
But I’ve never, ever witnessed a moron so unintelligent, rude and insolent as to say: “You are born in an impoverished country which my country colonized, enslaved and exploited for centuries - making you economically fall behind with the “developed”, “democratic” (God help us) world by decades. You should neglect the fact that we’re in a globally connected, technologically developed 21st century that has surpassed the country’s borders, and you should know your place and bring your rates down to the feudal enslavement prices that your region imposes on you.”
Your reviews, talent, hard work, dedication, honesty, decency and skills don’t matter but your nation’s GDP does?!
Damn it, that’s the most perfidiously and insolently expressed insult that does a surprisingly good job at combining racism, chauvinism, ignorance, hate and painful stupidity in only a few words.
“You’re greedy,” and “you should match your rates with your nation’s GDP.” Damn the insolence some people allow themselves to express… My first reaction was that you must be making it up, until I’ve realized that you absolutely have no reason to.
What would I suggest you to do and what would I personally do?
Honestly, I would search for one of those Free Online IQ tests. I would look up the Buyer’s country’s average IQ. I’d then subtract it by 4.
For example, if an average IQ in Buyer’s country is “100” the end result would be “25” after subtraction.
Then I would send the link of the free IQ test to the Buyer.
I’d say: "Your country’s average is 100. But your recent comments taught me not to go too hard on your intelligence. So, I’ve got an even better deal.
I’ll reduce the price of the Service to 0. That’s right - nothing. Nada. 0.
Forget about my country’s GDP. I’ll give you the full figure for $0. BUT…
Only if you score 25 points on more on this IQ test: [Link to Test Here] and send me the result (proof).
if you don’t make it the first time, I’ll give you two more tries.
I look forward to our cooperation."
But that’s just me, a silly old bat with extreme intolerance to the painful combination of ignorance, insolence and stupidity, and the relentless urge to call them out.
A simple report + ignoring could probably give just as good of a result.