Should SELLERS be prohibited from posting Buyer Requests?
These are usually (not always) the worst buyers anyway. They are too lazy to Search and find quality Sellers. They underprice their own work—usually because it is substandard and that’s all it’s worth. They have little respect for their work and therefor little respect for others.
They know the system and know they can use the threat of cancellations to bully other sellers.
Let me clarify a couple things.
It’s well established that a majority of Buyer Requests are from buyers looking for the lowest common denominator of Price, Quality, and Service. (This not to ignore legitimate buyer who wants the highest quality and service and is willing to pay for it.) Complaints abound in the Community and I really don’t have to justify that statement.
What I am saying here is that fiverr has designed BRs to be a last resort, or for a project so special that it cannot be easily found through normal methods. (I can refer you to fiverr’s own statements.)
I am saying that a large portion of the Buyers I have described are also fiverr Sellers. They are abusing the system and are an embarrassment. I further say that because of this, Sellers should be restricted or banned from using BRs.
Let me save you some typing. there are good Buyers and good sellers who use the system wisely and the way it was intended.