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DON'T post one delivery time and have your gig run another. IRRITATING!


#1

I see this all the time and it baffles me how these people get any orders, considering that they are lying to the buyer within the first few lines of their gig. This mostly applies to marketing gigs, but not always.



Example: GIG name. " I will give you 1 zillion backlinks in 24 hours. ".



Then, you click on the gig and find it has a 7 day completion time. Why do you need 7 days to complete an order that you write has a 24 hour deadline?



And then, people are still ordering?



Well. Tip for sellers. Don’t do it! You think you’re doing well because you have some orders in que, but the fact is that some of us (Myself) will and do not order. So, you may have 10 orders in que but you could have had 30 if you didn’t lie right from the get-go.



Even more interesting, but not quite as common is when you read negative feedback on the gig that says stuff like: “I waited 7 days until I finally got this done. Bad bad bad” and the buyer responds: " I wasn’t late… It says 7 days right above ". And it does, but the gig says 24. Grrrrr.



Sooner or later sellers, if you do this it’s going to bite you in the ‘FRAGGLEME!’ LOL


#2

Correct… this is “bait and switch” pure and simple.


#3

It makes me wonder if they ever use the words: (Big Booming Voice) " Ha HA! " when they deliver.


#4

This could also be because they get a lot of orders to finish in a day


#5

Oh, I did a little searching. It seems that there’s a gig template out there that has that “in 24 hours language” so perhaps people are “copying and pasting” and not actually thinking??? Is that even possible?


#6

Wow! Craziness!


#7

Reply to @anarchofighter: that is an interesting obervation…maybe they aren’t reading it IF they are doing the copy/paste method.


#8

wow THAT IS crazy but I ran into the opposite problem yesterday which I have posted in another thread


#9

Reply to @shawnecannon: Then they should change their gig description.


#10

I guess that could be possible. I’ve had 3 people copy my gig word for word over the last year. But I’m pretty sure they used their own title. I even had 1 person steal my video and claim it wasn’t mine. But my daughter’s in my video so… well, you get the point.



That’s actually one of the reasons I haven’t spent any time making a good video. (MY current one was made in a few minutes and was temporary).



Back on topic. Hmmmm. Like a few of you said. Could they really be that lazy and copying everything, even the gig description? Wow if that’s the case. Kind of makes you wonder about the gig quality. LOL


#11

Correct… this is “bait and switch” pure and simple.


#12

It makes me wonder if they ever use the words: (Big Booming Voice) " Ha HA! " when they deliver.


#13

This could also be because they get a lot of orders to finish in a day


#14

Oh, I did a little searching. It seems that there’s a gig template out there that has that “in 24 hours language” so perhaps people are “copying and pasting” and not actually thinking??? Is that even possible?


#15

Wow! Craziness!


#16

Reply to @anarchofighter: that is an interesting obervation…maybe they aren’t reading it IF they are doing the copy/paste method.


#17

wow THAT IS crazy but I ran into the opposite problem yesterday which I have posted in another thread


#18

Reply to @shawnecannon: Then they should change their gig description.


#19

I guess that could be possible. I’ve had 3 people copy my gig word for word over the last year. But I’m pretty sure they used their own title. I even had 1 person steal my video and claim it wasn’t mine. But my daughter’s in my video so… well, you get the point.



That’s actually one of the reasons I haven’t spent any time making a good video. (MY current one was made in a few minutes and was temporary).



Back on topic. Hmmmm. Like a few of you said. Could they really be that lazy and copying everything, even the gig description? Wow if that’s the case. Kind of makes you wonder about the gig quality. LOL


#20

Correct… this is “bait and switch” pure and simple.