Pet peeve rant


#1

So I got to rant, Besides being a fiverr seller. I’m also a buyer and one thing that drives me crazy is that when people ask you for your budget when you give a request a specific job. If I say I need this and this and this done and I ask for a price one thing I hate is well how much you’ve got. Its like if my car breaks down and I go to the shop and say my breaks needs fixing or my engine is broke or i need an oil change and the guy asks me well how much you want to spend on fixing it? Its like what kinda question is that… I want it done for a $1… Like you don’t want a stupid answer don’t ask a stupid question!

Just so annoying. I understand if I ask something that has a variety of variables so you ask well if you provide me a budget I can see what can be done within the frame because of the variables involved but when you provide a specific job with a specific requirements you get a specific price based on work vs time. I understand what is required and I know it will take this much time so the price is X amount. Instead of well I know the time vs work, but how much ya got? Lets peek into your wallet and count your money together. ughh…


#2

People who do that are not professional and it is a good tipoff not to work with them. If you say your budget is $50 they say “what a coincidence, that’s exactly how much I charge!”

Also buyers who, when I tell them how much it costs for what they want, say “I only have $5” expecting me to give them $50 worth of work for $5.


#3

That’s exactly it… if you say to low then they’ll be like well that’s not how much I charge… But if you say $50 or $100 yeah okay I’ll do it for that price… Its like the worst type of upsell… I understand if its a variable type of work. If its specific and there is Work Vs Time analysis then it shouldn’t be how much am I willing to pay, its borderline scheming.


#4

Give people a couple of options when you quote that way they can see you are not trying to con them.

I personally never send quotes to buyers who say things like " I want the best price possible "

It works both ways everyone.