No doubt there is a protocol or etiquette for a Seller approaching another Seller asking for their services.
I answered a BR and this morning hear back with:
Hey benedictrm, i saw your offer and i chose you out of all the offers
so i asume you want some more details before you can help me out right?, thats ok
So i got some midis i need to be remastered, i’l send you 1 midi of the game, it has to be a mobile game music wich is a bit longer than the original 30 seconds, and if you’re interested i could indeed give some information and screenshots of the game itself
my budget was 10 euros and i wasnt really planning for buying the personal use since i already had to when someone created the music for me i hope you dont mind but i guess we can talk about that lateron, Could you please give me some examples of your work before we start?
Also, the midis originally where supposed to be 8bit like
I almost completed my answer then looked at their info top right and note they are a New Seller. I follow the link and guess what, they seem to sell exactly the service they appear to be asking me for/about*.
I asked for more and clearer info on what this job really was and “I also note you are a Seller, perhaps you can also explain why you are coming to me for the services you claim to provide yourself?”
His response was saying he had to think about it and may come back later. I assume that is a white lie to back away from what fees a very strange situation.
The Q: Should a Seller disclose openly who & what they are right at the beginning of communication? I know I would and if I was asking for anything related to my Gig I would be making it very clear why I was approaching someone else.
Am I just old-fashioned or was I right that this situation fishier than a tin of tuna?
*hard to say as this is too confused to make sense of. Tthere is no such thing as “midis” (or “audios”) despite what Hipster kids seem to think. I have been using MIDI for 30 years, I would know. All MIDI is 8-Bit but that is the transfer protocol and not audio-rate so nothing to do with whatever instrument you assign it to. That can be anything from a Z80 or SID arcade game chip to a VSTi synth running at 24/96 in a DAW. MIDI is also commonly used to run the big light shows at a concert so we need to know what we are talking about before I deliver a set of flashing Intellibeams with images of Space Invaders from their GoBos