Hey, guys. I could really use your help, because I’m getting the feeling I’m being ripped off.
So, a little while ago I hired another TRS to make a new intro for me. When I contacted them, I had to mention my budget. I said my budget was about $150, but the Gig itself was for quite less than that. Immediately, what I got in return was 2 custom offers, 1 for the normal Gig and another supposedly for “graphic design” to fill out the $150 budget. I agreed, because at the time it made sense.
However, I have since come to the conlusion that this doesn’t sound right. Because that extra “graphic design” Gig was added for the custom animation that I wanted (and they said I should just accept, they can write whatever, but it’s for the animation).
It just doesn’t make sense, because the intro & outro Gig itself was set for $125 and the extra “graphic design” Gig was set for $25, and the custom animation is mostly what the intro and outro is, i.e. what I thought I paid for with the Premium Gig of $125. I’m asking myself what the hell I am paying the $25 for, then. I feel like I’m being ripped off by them, adding $25 on top for something that is basically in the main Gig I ordered, but disguised as something that I apparently need but actually don’t.
This is part of my original conversation with them:
We will split the offer into two offers, one for graphic design and one for Animation, the amount that we fill inside these 2 offers, doesn’t actually mean that the certain task is only worth that much, its just for splitting purpose and some amount needs to be filled in the offer,
but in order to proceed, both the offers will need to be accepted, then only we would proceed further
- one of 125 usd and 10 days working time for Intro and Outro Animation
- For graphic design, we will create another offer of 25 usd and 10 days working time
Both offers will run in parallel
They also said they “don’t do cancellations” because they show updates before full delivery.
I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do at this point. Every status update I get is for the custom animation that I ordered for said custom intro and outro as described in their Gig. The extra $25 they charged me in an irrelevant Gig doesn’t seem justified to me, at all.
I was thinking I will just accept delivery for the intro and outro Gig as described, and then cancel the other Gig after I got everything. Because what am I paying for, right?