I’ve been here long enough to know when a buyer may be trying to pull something shady, but this one kinda took the cake. I get an article from a V.I.D. buyer (yeah that is just a crap title I am sure), but I get an order and she has me doing one article. After I finally get a moment to contact her, she had already contracted someone else to do this same article (but forgot to tell me). Luckily, I hadn’t started on it yet.
Then, she sends me another article more than 700 words and said she’d pay however I felt needed doing such as through a TIP… meaning I wouldn’t get the full amount I would be owed based on the word count.
I send her a custom offer for an additional $15.
She huffs at that saying, on her end, it’s just too much for a simple article. A simple article of 1150 words. Really? It states on my gig that the charges are based on the word count. All of a sudden, $15 (plus $2 fee) is too much. She’s claiming that the extra $15 along with the original $15 comes out to be $47 for her. I am sure this is a conversion issue on her end. This is not including the fees and tips. I am not sure quite I get that completely even with a conversion, but whatever.
Still, she thinks $30 is too much for a simple article. I love it when buyers saying something is simple because oftentimes, it’s not. Also, guess the fact that I pay fees and only get $24 back and Copyscape fees too mean nothing. I also don’t use spinner software and have to come up with how to word something myself.
I sent a message to CS to cancel this order, as I have already tried to reason with her about the thing but she’s adamant it’s just too much. I told her I would let CS cancel it. My thinking, and something I told CS, is that I feel she was trying to pay me the bare minimum for a large article, promising a tip because she thought I’d believe her.
Honestly, I’ve seen too many buyers trying that scam. I don’t believe it when I see/hear it. Honestly, if I was a newbie seller or desperate for money, I could have fallen for it. But this year marks 11 years on Fiverr, I’m no newbie and I’m not falling for that line.
UGH! Rant over!