And the same holds true for me. Still, that 0.1% sure do try their hardest to make your day a little less brighter.
By now I know the warning signs of a buyer who had no intention of paying - that starts mentioning cancellation from the very first ‘request for modification’ with the vaguest of feedback that says a whole lot of nothing even though apparently it’s all wrong.
“It’s just not good. I think you should cancel.”
“I’m sorry I couldn’t make a delivery you were happy with. Could you give me the opportunity to try and solve these issues? Could you let me know where I fell short?”
"It’s just not good. I wanted (thing I never paid for) and (thing I never asked for) and you didn’t follow (these instructions I never provided).
Seller reviews of buyers should really be given more prominence, especially the responses to negative feedback shown on our profiles. I’m at a place where the bad reviews won’t affect me too much (knock on wood), but I’m sure there are new sellers out there with only one or two reviews being held hostage by the fact their rating could potentially drop to 50/66% - that or their completion rate takes a hit, which isn’t great either. Yes, there are sellers who aren’t what they claim to be and deliver poor quality service, but these scammers aren’t making them any easier to discern.
I love Fiverr and the opportunity it’s given me, and like most great opportunities, there are sure to be a couple of vultures looking to pick at any vulnerabilities in the system. I know there’s no clear-cut solution, and life isn’t fair, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be hella annoying.