I know I complained about Resellers a lot on here. But this one just stings.
I buyer reached out to me and we hashed out the details of the job they wanted me to do and payment was made.
Now Fiverr must’ve glitched for me cause I was told the person messaging me was a new buyer, and I was the first person they ever hired (Fiverr seems to loooove handing me over to first time buyers, for whatever reason ). I quickly realised that this person must be a reseller.
You know the ones.
The way they speak, how you have to wait hours before they responded to one question. The English? I already knew what I was getting into.
A lot of resellers now open new accounts to get the “new buyer” status, some even put a cute girls picture to get noticed. But I digress.
I confront them about knowing they’re a reseller and told them to just send me a screenshot of what their buyer actually wanted so I can give them an accurate order according to what the original buyer wants. They begin to panic, telling me that I don’t need to talk to anyone and keep our conversations strictly between us. Very shady language coming from them. But they cave to my demands and copied and pasted the original buyers message to me, cause I couldn’t understand for the life of me what they originally wanted.
Now normally I turn resellers away immediately, but not only was the pay VERY good, but I didn’t know how Fiverr would react to me turning away a “new/first time buyer”. Which is ironic cause I finally checked their profile after they accepted the custom order and they’re a seller with a level?
So I’m now more inclined to believe maybe they got a gig they couldn’t complete, but the payment was too good so they decide to find another seller good at it?
Or maybe a friend hired them for something and they hired me?
Anyway, I delivered the order and they wait a full 12 hours before accepting MY order (and I can SEE them online!!!), probably waiting for the buyer they delivered to to rate them first before finishing business with me, and they give me a star rating that isn’t 5. (Trying to keep it vague so the buyer can’t be tracked through my review section).
I check their profile and they received a review very similar to mine but with a star rating closer to 5.
I just don’t understand how resellers can take someone’s work, pass it off as their own, and still have the GALL AND NERVE to give the person they basically stole from less then 5 stars.
This doesn’t just go for me but for EVERY person who’s sold to a reseller unknowingly and gotten a bad or subpar review. They did it just to push them, the seller they
stole bought from, further down the ranking and push the reseller, themselves, further up. Cause that’s what this is and that’s what they did to me.
I have half a mind to contact the original buyer and tell them the truth. But that’s too petty and childish, even for me. I knew what I signed up for and my only comfort now is my humble wad of cash. Too bad it’s not a stack