I started on Fiverr for the $5 gigs. Not much for some of the work that is advertised. I have some positive and some negative experiences. What prompts me today to start this topic is the following:
I ordered a gig to translate a document from English to French. 650 words for $5: that is pretty low. What I would expect is that somebody would use on online tool to do the grunt work, then re-read for the obvious crap that comes out of these tools. The end result should be something readable by a French person without him/her thinking: this was written by a total ass.
What I got was a translation 100% straight out of bing translate. No mods. I didn’t even feel like asking for a review. I went straight to dispute. The dispute took me 2 minutes to fill in. The seller accepted the dispute cancellation within the following minute (!!!), so I got my money back (although without the service fee?)
Naturally I noted the experience as a single star (unacceptable). Returning to the seller’s gig, it is still rated 5 stars amongst 1400 buyers. How can a seller who is obviously swindling buyers keep a 5 star rating??