I’m quite certain others have run into this, but I seem to be coming across an inordinate amount of sellers who advertise really well-done work at $5, I then place an order, they accept it, and only then do I get a note back from the seller telling me they will actually need $50 to do the work (or $35, or $25, or whatever). It’s not as if they list alternate pricing - e.g. for $5 you get X; if you want it in full color, then you pay $20; and if you want it in 3-D full color (for example) it’s $35.
I’m not saying the artist’s work is not worth more than $5, but it seems to me that they are hooking you in with an amazing price for their product, only to force/guilt you into paying more. These are the sellers who ONLY list the $5 price, as opposed to the add-ons mentioned above.
In almost every case, unless it’s only a total of, say, $10, I cancel the order. The artist then gets all bent out of shape, but fiverr is excellent to work with in this regard, as obviously their rules on my side. I have ordered dozens of pieces from various artists, and have been quite pleased with those who charge what they say they will.
I don’t want to be THAT GUY who cancels every order - of course, there’s no work being done by the artist (I almost always am ordering a portrait or caricature) at that point.
Has anyone else run into this bait-and-switch practice? I do report these sellers to fiverr, so that, ideally, they won’t continue the practice.