Had a repeat buyer message me while I was out with a friend for her birthday. Message pretty much said I have another file I need you to edit, but this time I need you to finish within twelve hours. And requested I message back if that’s possible, then she will order. 1. Her last file was very tedious and the content was mind numbing. 2. Not to mention I have a life. The gig duration is there for a reason. It’s nonnegotiable. 3. She didn’t even leave a review last time even though she said how satisfied she was.
I didn’t feel like dealing with this buyer so I just didn’t message back Which was pretty much throwing the competition a bone. I have a lot on my plate right now so I don’t mind doing that.
Then about an hour later the buyer places an order… in the order requirements she reiterates that she needs it in 12 hours and to do so if I want a tip…
At this point there’s no running from her so I message back and say there’s no guarantee I can give you the file in 12 hours. She says she needs it urgently and at my earliest possible connivence.
I don’t want to have the deal with a negative review so I wake up extra early and neglect another large order that I’m going to have to put off to do this gig. I do so and get it back to her with 10 mins to spare in the 12 hours. And guess what? No tip. No review. No response. Just like the first time.
I knew she was full of it from the start don’t get me wrong. But I feel annoyed that this ruse was even attempted. If Fiverr had the basic function of blocking like almost every other website, I most definitely would.