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Dont be this kind of buyer

Making extra cash doing while doing what you like is fun, that’s why some people are on fiverr. But there are things buyers need to understand. Every gig is for Sellers to decide, whether to take your order or not. Just because we would do something for 5$ doesn’t exempt you from common courtesy. Please don’t be this kind of buyer, always contact the seller to discuss your idea prior to ordering, if you don’t like the terms and conditions, go find others that suit you better. We’re all adults here, is it really necessary to curse and use foul language? This also goes vice versa for the seller. If you wanna scam, do it somewhere else. We’re trying to make fiverr a better community.

well, I can’t see the whole conversation in this screenshot but yeah no one gets the right for abusing and cussing even whether someone is working for $5 or for free. If seller is cheap for working at $5 then buyer is also cheap for buying service at $5. Ask him to hire Tony Stark next time lolz :slight_smile:

"Please don’t be this kind of buyer, always contact the seller to discuss your idea prior to ordering"

No! I am SICK of being CONTACTED. “Hi, I need a brand name.” “Hi, can you write an e-mail about this.” Really? Place an Order! Why is that so hard? If I can’t do it, I will cancel. If I need something else, I will tell you.

I’m sure I’m not the only seller here who’s sick of answering questions. Come on, buyers! This is not rocket science. If the name of the gig is “I will do X.” Don’t write to the seller asking, “do you do X.” Questions for the seller should only be made when there’s doubt, 99% of the questions I get are from people that didn’t read the entire gig. That didn’t look at the gig extras. They are lazy people, if there wasn’t money on the line, I would ignore them.

Reply to @coolmit: He asked “why are you on fiverr? the gigs are 5$” after I said it was gonna cost him 35$ to get what he wanted.

Reply to @fastcopywriter: laughing… :smiley:

Reply to @fastcopywriter: Haha, I can relate, Most times people tell me this idea for a character design and im like “Cool!” then ask a few quesitons and they answer back almost immediately.

Then when I say, "Awesome, ok whenever your ready go ahead and order a gig so we can get this started…"

I never hear back from them… Sad face…:frowning:

interesting post!

Reply to @fastcopywriter: I require prior contact to avoid idiots purchasing from me, not having read the descriptions or anything that clearly state I don’t work with WordPress or the like.

I agree that your potential buyer was rude, and cussing is never acceptable in this kind of situation. But you could have been a bit more polite in your wording too. For example, when you wrote “my gig my rules” and “go find other seller,” you could have been a little nicer about it–even if the buyer was being a jerk. You could have said, "Sorry, I can’t help you at that price. I suggest finding another seller who can."

It’s sales, and the customer might not always be right but if you want to do business at all, you have to learn to hold your own temper. That’s not to say you were wrong, but you might tweak your message a bit in these situations so that you don’t fuel the fire.

Interesting post indeed.

I believe it goes both ways. Sometimes it is absolutely necessary to contact the seller before placing the order to ensure that he/she can meet the requirements. However, if the seller is a level 2 or top rated seller, then I think the reviews should be more than sufficient to establish credibility and competency.

Reply to @writerlisaz: I totally agree.

Reply to @axisis345: That’s why I like getting orders instead of messages. Messages not only waste my time, but sometimes they don’t transform into orders.

Fiverr already makes me wait 14 days to get paid, so I want to get the ball rolling ASAP.

Reply to @matrixdevuk: That’s your choice, but once you’re getting 5-20 orders a day, your views will change.

Reply to @fastcopywriter: I agree with this every time you post it or something similar!

A bulk of sellers aren’t actually offering anything for $5, that’s why they want contact. They need to explain why they can’t do it for $5 and upsell. At this point, I don’t even care about them breaking the theoretical ToS, but I do care that they keep encouraging people to pester me!

If you want or need pre-order contact, stick it in your profile and descriptions, but allow the rest of us to use the system the way it’s intended to get some actual work done. Please & thank you! :slight_smile:

Reply to @itsyourthing: Thanks. :slight_smile:

By the way, I’m not against sellers writing in their gig description, “please contact me before ordering.” That’s their choice, but if a buyer doesn’t see those words, he should not assume being contacted is welcomed.

Reply to @fastcopywriter: Yes, indeed.

Lol! I don’t have Buyers Even…

You guys are Lucky… You get buyers but we Newbies we get Nothing…

Anyway Does fiverr allow us to curse?

or we will be banned?

Reply to @itsyourthing: this seller is one of those sellers, his gig states:

Minimum order is 25$ including : unlimited revisions, multiple file types delivery, and alternates within the same concept.

I have the rights to decline 5$ order or to immediately cancel the order (especially those that do not contact me prior to ordering)

So that is exactly what he is doing, and probably why the buyer was not happy, as he didn’t get anything for $5.

I so agree!!! I am actually shocked to see this kind of conversation between buyer and seller and find this very unprofessional!

what was the issues? whatever it was, i didn’t like his attitude. Sometimes they create odd situations…