So as a new buyer to Fiverr I’d really like to know if the following is typical…
A seller advertises gigs as Basic $10, Standard $15, and Premium $20
They show lots and lots of samples of their work.
Upon discussing a gig the supplier asks for the required data to be sent by email.
Naively the new buyer follows the instruction.
After further discussion the buyer asks the seller to quote for doing a job the simple way (like his simplest samples), and a more involved bespoke way which one would expect to cost a bit more, maybe even more than the premium gig cost, maybe even double the premium gig cost - the buyer is a realist after all.
The seller then comes back with the 2 quotes.
The simple way quote is $250. That’s 1130% higher than the advertised $ 20 premium gig - and this is for the simple quote which should be just like the simplest of the sellers shown previous work!
The more involved quote comes back as $600. That 2900% more than the advertised premium gig price! But this isn’t really much more than the sample jobs shown.
On top of this the buyer demands 50% up front by Pay Pal, and 50% on completion by Pay Pal, plus a $5 gig on Fiverr.
I really need to know if this is normal as I don’t see the point in talking to sellers or looking for products or services if this is the case.
Someone please please advise.