Actually, when I received an email from one of Fiverr’s managers a few months back asking what I think could be improved, I mentioned this. My point was a little bit different, though, but it addresses the same issue.
Apart from these pice filters, I proposed to “rank” buyers the same way as they rank sellers and their gigs. So for example, when a buyer creates an account on Fiverr, a system could ask them an amount of money they feel comfortable spending. For example, those could be intervals “5-100$”, “100-300$”, “300$-500$” etc. Something like that.
I thought it might be helpful to avoid having conflicts of interests. Often, I receive messages from buyers who don’t feel comfortable with my prices, but at the same time, they want me to do the work and keep asking for discounts and comparing my gigs to someone else’s for 10$.
I thought that if buyers would be “ranked” by the amount of money they’re ready to spend, they could only see gigs which would match their expectations of quality/price. And that would lead to a generally better experience and less toxicity in communication.
And based on that, leveling could be changed as well for different groups of sellers depending on how much money they make.
Does it make any sense?