How To Know a Genuine Seller


#1

With the growth of fiverr, there have also been growth of fraudsters as is with every good thing. Buyers are ofetn confused on which of the sellers to patronize. The question now is; how will the unwary buyer know who to patronize? Is it the top rated sellers, the newbies or those in one of the two levels.



To be on the safer side, it is always good to watch out for those that have been in the business for long; and with positive ratings. Since sellers open several accounts and give ratings, the buyer should ;look out for more than enough good rating and how the seller handles complaints.



Also, newbies are always on the fore front to over deliver and make a name for themselves. Watch out for those newbie sellers with exemplary track records.



hope this helps.


#2

I look for feedback - lots of feedback and very few, if any negatives (accidents happen). But I’ve also had my share of good experiences with brand new sellers, too. You can’t get experience and feedback without starting somewhere.


#3

@ graphixgoddess I guess you are right. Feedbacks are important and I appreciate the “lots” because I believe that some sellers manipulate their feedbacks which is actually easy to get if you deliver good services.


#4

If I was a buyer, I would give a newbie the chance since the buyer has all the chances in this game.

If I do not like the product, I can just cancel the delivery but if I like it, that positive review might make the newbie reach top of the charts.


#5

@princemaxx: I guess you are right. The buyer does hold the trump card.


#6
jennifer_cork said: I guess you are right. The buyer does hold the trump card.

Yeap, I've seen so many old sellers with positive ratings getting all the clients even when there are better people, but since they are new, they do not get anything.

#7

@jennifer_cork - It seems your telling the potential buyers if they see good feedback don’t buy. That seems kind of back wards to me.



I’m sure some sellers open up a few accounts here and there, but you can usually tell. Plus, I’m sure Fiverr has ways of knowing when people do that. You Fiverr guys do right? LOL



My point is why would you not buy from a seller who has been around for a long time and has good feedback? The whole point of the system is to gain good feedback as you become a senior member.



And why would (And does) everyone complain about the oldest and highest rated sellers getting all the orders? Don’t you think they’ve earned it? At some point, the top sellers were new just like you, and me and everyone. Through they’re hard work they’ve become senior top rated and high level sellers. They’ve proven themselves through hard work and customer service. Why punish them for that? Some day that could be you in the top ranks.


#8

How to know a genuine seller: If they offer a money back guarantee! lol


#9
bigbadbilly said: And why would (And does) everyone complain about the oldest and highest rated sellers getting all the orders? Don't you think they've earned it? At some point, the top sellers were new just like you, and me and everyone. Through they're hard work they've become senior top rated and high level sellers. They've proven themselves through hard work and customer service. Why punish them for that? Some day that could be you in the top ranks.


Nobody is punishing them, they are earning their rewards for the hard work they are putting in.
I was just talking about 'some' of the top-rated sellers, not all.

#10

I suspect some sellers try to get a leg up by purchasing their own gigs and then leave glowing comments. Some I have seen however, may want to change some of the feedback because 10 comments in a row that are the exact same wording seem suspect in my mind, but then again, I may be way off base.


#11

@ghostblogger . That’s happened to me, and I’ve seen it happen. What that’s usually caused by are buyers ordering multiple orders. (Say I ordered 5 gigs from you) and then, instead of typing feedback for each order the simply copy/paste and put it on all the completed gigs.


#12

@bigbadbilly : Frankly, I admire the toprated sellers and I have taken the time to go through some of their gigs to learn how they got there. maybe you should read my comments and statements prior to this. am just trying to find out ways of knowing a REALLT GOOD and GENUINE seller; newbie or old since I would be picking lots of gigs soon.



There are some gigs i need and I have seen many of them floating around. i wouldnt be happy if I get scammed to purchase any of those gigs and end up getting bitten. I HATE cancellations. Positive Feedbacks are good; and though I have spent a little above two weeks now, I have met all the requirements to become a level 2 seller and I have enough good genuine ratings.



you might be a reputable top seller; but you can only speak so for yourself. There are some BIG BAD wolfs around; believe me. LOL


#13

Yeah. There always is. And no matter how careful you are sooner or later you’ll get bitten. But that’s why the ‘Reject Order’ button is there. Don’t be afraid to use it.



But, in reality, if someone has a feedback score of 500+… or even 100 that’s a good indication they are on the up and up. Buying your own gigs might work for 10 or 20, but there’s no way it’s going to go above that. Not with technology the way it is, IP tracking, yadd yadda yadda. And even the sellers that do buy there own gigs and get away with it… I’m sure Fiverr knows what they’re doing. And as long as it doesn’t go overboard they probably just let it slide and mark it as ‘The sellers trying to get ahead.’. Again, I’m sure those that have gone overboard have been shut down.



Finally. Ya. You may get bitten. But using the reject button will save your arse and you simply move on with the thought in your head: “That’s what I will NOT do.”


#14

Thanks @bigbadbilly what you described makes more sense


#15

I’m thankful for the buyers I did get while being extremely new they took a chance on me without any credentials.


#16

Reply to @ghostblogger: Some buyers order few gig’s same time and put a same feedback… Few others too lazy to write a feedback so they just copy a older feedback and post it :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

I look for feedback - lots of feedback and very few, if any negatives (accidents happen). But I’ve also had my share of good experiences with brand new sellers, too. You can’t get experience and feedback without starting somewhere.


#18

@ graphixgoddess I guess you are right. Feedbacks are important and I appreciate the “lots” because I believe that some sellers manipulate their feedbacks which is actually easy to get if you deliver good services.


#19

If I was a buyer, I would give a newbie the chance since the buyer has all the chances in this game.

If I do not like the product, I can just cancel the delivery but if I like it, that positive review might make the newbie reach top of the charts.


#20

@princemaxx: I guess you are right. The buyer does hold the trump card.