I’ve learned my lesson… no matter how much a buyer begs you to do the work for him, do not accept unless you feel comfortable getting it to work properly.
I spent two weeks and probably 10 hours for a $40 gig. It was technology that I didn’t have experience with, but knew roughly what needed to be done. Now this has happened once before, but the other buyer I had was respectful enough to pay me for the time I spent.
This buyer did not, they asked me to cancel and when I asked him to politely consider payment for my time and effort, he said that he did not receive the services specified in the offer. (I did exactly what he needed in the offer, but due to some hardware nuances that the vendor couldn’t even figure out, it only partially worked)
So I cancelled the order as he requested, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to come back onto Fiverr to accept the cancellation and I’ll end up getting a forced cancellation.
Anyone know what effect that will have on future sales?