I am currently working with possibly the most, well, might I say, mysterious buyer ever. They message me in my inbox, perfect English (this is what makes this stranger) and then asks the usual “can you make music for ________?” Naturally, I respond yes, and don’t hear back from them for about three days. The odd part is, despite their horrid response times and broken English they are a V.I.D.
When I attempted to deliver the order, less than a minute later it is rejected for revisions. In broken English, despite being “from the United States,” They deny the file I sent saying it does not match their requirements. I ask them how specifically, and nothing. Due to the file about to be overdue (I waited a solid 20 hours for the buyer to respond and received no answer) I made changes based on their vague rejection and tried to make the file fit more. Rejected again, and asked for a different file format. I provide that file format, and they message me in my inbox asking for me to make changes. I ask them what changes, and they claim they will send an example and then no reply for the rest of the day.
Just now (It’s evening here, and their last message promising an example was early this morning) they message me with no instructions other than “make it softer”. I ask them what exactly they mean by that, and nothing.
Does anyone else have some ghost stories to share (a bit out of season, but whatever) of buyers/sellers vanishing before your very eyes?
UPDATE: The buyer did not request a revision, but is messaging me in my DMs for changes. If they do not request an official revision (and I’m not telling them to because of their uncooperative and vague communication) the order will just autocomplete. I think I actually hit a scam buyer…