With all the who ha of the new St Levels system, I had almost forgotten what it felt like to simply say: “Sorry, I can’t do his project.” - And cancel an order accordingly. Now, though, it seems like even this is an impossible feat with Fiverr.
Cutting a very long story short, a buyer placed an order with me a few months ago but did not supply any order details. After sending a reminder and getting no response I, therefore, proceeded to request cancellation. The buyer, though, declined, saying they would send the order details through a week later.
They did, I delivered, and then the buyer left a 4-star review, citing poor communication on my part for attempting to cancel.
And now Mr. Logical is back again.
Placing a new order with me, they gushed about how my last article had been republished on 100’s of websites. As such, they wanted a second one detailing their current ICO (public fundraising drive).
I delivered this. 3-days later, though, and the buyer has requested a full re-write. - And I literally just cannot make head or tails of their brief. English isn’t their first language. The buyer doesn’t have a product at all, but wants me to summarize their products new features, say how it is brilliant, and write it like they do have a product.
It’s just messy. Clearly, they have lots of buzzwords they want using but don’t realize that these buzzwords don’t apply to their product concept. (A bit like someone selling a diesel car and wanting an article about how many miles to the gallon it gets on unleaded and how electric cars are indisputably the future of the automotive industry) - Literally, the brief is that scattered and that mad.
So… Rather than even attempt this, I’ve requested cancellation. Here, have the work already produced, but honestly, you need a better writer than me to work on this. (I wanted to say, magician).
The problem? The buyer is rejecting all my cancellation requests with: "Oh, you must be so busy, here are more (unintelligible) details.
No. I just can’t do what you want. - And I don’t want to. It’s that simple. But now I’m getting worried. Am I actually obligated to deliver something?
Since Fiverr has recently taken it upon themselves to cancel a fully delivered order which the buyer (apparently) wasn’t happy with, I am extremely reluctant to even attempt a rewrite of the article in question. Plus, I know the buyer isn’t exactly going to leave a stellar review even if I do.
Fiverr is just absurd.