Overcharging


#1

I contacted fiverr for the second time and one buyer tried to charge me 200 dollars for one CV. DISGUSTING!!


#2

Do you mean a seller tried to offer a custom quote of $200? Or did another buy contact you out of the blue with a personal message trying to sell you something?

Spam happens all over the internet, not just here on Fiverr.


#3

its spam… if you face problem, you just submit a request “customer support” for help…


#4

There is no rule against charging what they feel their work is worth, you luckily do not have to accept the offer and pay it :slight_smile: Just walk away.


#5

That’s the beauty of a free market. You’re entitled to choose the seller you work with, just as much as they are entitled to charge their own prices.


#6

When all Fiverr services start at $5 on Fiverr – which is already far less than the outside market lists those services at, you can’t really complain if someone on Fiverr offers a custom quote more in line with the outside market. Like @mrproofreading said, sellers are well withing their rights to offer their services at whatever price they feel is appropriate. You are not entitled to their services at YOUR price preferences.


#7

Well $200 for a CV is a little ridiculous, what was it meant to be printed on, gold plated, ivory? :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Reply to @r3k0d3d: But there is nothing that says anyone cannot charge that… all you can decide is if you pay it or not.


#9

Reply to @gailbunning: Well I wasn’t really been serious but still you’re 100% correct but at the end of the day, I dare say no one without brain damage is ever going to buy a single CV for $200, unless it’s printed on gold plated ivory… :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

Reply to @r3k0d3d: Sometimes I am surprised as to what people pay money for. Even five dollars :slight_smile:


#11

Reply to @gailbunning: Once I heard on the news that somewhere there was a travel agency for teddy bears (traveling all over the world without their owners). So yes, I agree with you.


#12

Reply to @r3k0d3d:
My usual disclaimer: I’m not a seller on Fiverr so I have no pony in this race.

That said, in the “real” off-Fiverr world, it’s not unusual to pay $100 or more just for the editing and formatting of a short CV that’s being updated. By “short”, I mean a page or two. $200 to compile one from scratch would not be out of the question.

Academic CVs often run fifty pages or more. You don’t want to know what those cost.