Welcome to the wonderful world of being a Buyer of Fiveer. I have been buying on Fiveer for almost 3-years from different categories of sellers.
The majority of my experiences have been good to exceptional - whereas I am a returning customers to some of my sellers.
However, I have run into those awful experiences were I had to have fiveer intervene and step in.
Therefore I would like to offer some buying tips to help you have a great experience on Fiveer.
Seller offers a service “that’s too good to be true”
I have learned that if a seller offers a bright colorful or provocative image of their service for $5, but does not provide a detailed descriptions or poorly written description- it’s tell-tale sign of a bad experiences.
Read Seller Reviews and look for patterns
1). If you see a bunch of “Outstanding experiences” and nothing else written - and they are back to back beware —
Buyers will normally write short snippets of their experiences with the seller and will not mindlessly write was written by the last buyer.
2). Read buyers personal snippets reviews and response from seller “I made a buying decision because the seller was late but the buyer still gave him a good review based on his communications with the buyer”
Ask the Seller questions before buying
When I consider to use a new seller, I will ask question(s) before hitting the gig button. I have learned that if the seller gives me a non personal, non detailed reply or if their response is written in short broken poorly written English “I move on”. In addition, if a seller does not respond to my question within their average responses time “I move on”.
Seller haggles with you after accepting the Gig
I only had this happen to me once or twice? Whereas I clicked gig, provided seller with requirements and had the seller arrogantly send me message that I had to click the additional gig service. Little did the seller know that I was well versed and work professionally in corporate America using in house services that he was suppose to provide me in his basic gig requirements
Seller ask you to mark order complete before service is delivered.
This was a hard lesson and loose of gig funds I had to learn;
Sadly you have some sellers out in Fiveer world that after you hit the gig and job started - they will message you with some excuse that they cannot complete the gig in the time they have listed in their gig and plead with you to mark the gig as complete with 5-stars and promise they will give you the best experiences you ever had on fiveer.
“You will end up with a very late and crappy service or they just disappear” and you have no recourse because you marked the gig complete".
Seller mark order complete but has not delivered on Gig.
Unfortunately you have some sellers that game fiveer “complete in 3 days rule”.
What they will do is mark your order complete and send you a message that they are running behind on delivering your gig or gig service results and plead with you to grant them an addition 24-hours to complete the gig they are suppose to provide - Fiveer policy is if you do not request a revision or cancellation within 72-hours they automatically mark the gig as complete.
Obviously if you read thus far you’re studious and understanding how they’re gaming the system.
With the above written there our many great hardworking sellers on fiveer and customer service does the best they can to protect buyers.
You just need to be astute, weight your options to make an informed buying decision.
Good luck in fiveer world and may you always have a great experience