I gave my gig to one fiverr member who blatantly said in his completed order message “leave me positive feedback and 5 stars for your files” (he didn’t even show me a sample), so I cancelled. I then tried this girl from Pakistan who ignored all my questions, got my order wrong over and over again, then finally sent me a screenshot of the work in the order acceptance message (which was almost perfect). I asked her for my source files, waited a day, nothing. Asked her again and nothing. So I left appropriate feedback, 3 stars in total. She got back to me within the hour blackmailing me like the first guy did, saying if I change my rating to 5 stars she will send me my source files… When I refused, she cancelled my order. The 5 star bandits are running this place!
At this point I nearly gave up, I accepted her cancellation and I emailed Fiverr support who said they were going to deal with it. Meanwhile I tried one last time with another fiverr member (also from Pakistan) and this guy was awesome, he answered my questions and didn’t even mention ratings, he has renewed my faith in Fiverr for now.
Meanwhile (again). I contact the girl and said I was going to continue using the logo she’d got half right for me, but have someone else finish it. I said I’d pay for her work and if she didn’t accept then that would be the end of it. She sent me an invoice several house later while I was at work, then because I didn’t reply promptly she sent a snotty “pay now” message. So I did, and left 1 star. She then proceeded to call me a “bad customer” in the reply, lol .
It’s people like this that make me distrust Fiverr so much. The guy that finally did what I wanted got a tip for his work and I honestly wish I could have paid him more. I’m not a bad person, but this place feels like it’s turning into cancer lately, all these 5 star bandits holding your work to ransom. I’ve had friends tell me similar stories.
Oh well. It did say Rant Pot