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Asshole Fiverr Buyers

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rakoom2002, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    If you sell on fiverr you know what I mean. People are such assholes and expect you to do insane stuff for a messily $5. I spend about 3-4 hours helping this guy out, trying to be nice and this is what he says:

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    been looking for an exit strategy for a while, I guess this works.
     
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  2. Brilli22

    Brilli22 Registered Member

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    1000% agree! Along with people ordering and trying to scam for refunds repeatedly.
     
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    Fiverr is filed with such cunts you can't help it.. They expect to buy the world and get it for $5 ...
     
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    Yeah it's ridiculous what people expect for $5. Granted don't go to Fiverr for really elaborate or complex things.

    I go for basic articles, free trials, and Xrumer blasts. And as far as I'm concerned they're all worth $5.
     
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  5. rakoom2002

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    I have never minded working on fiverr. Im able to normally keep my time down low enough to make the $5 worth it. You'd think though with the way people treat you that they were paying you hundreds of dollars.

    I have a BST here on BHW that retails for about 20x the stuff on fiverr and the buyers are so amazingly respectful and courteous it's insane. Like night and day.
     
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    Disregard Fiverr,
    Acquire CPA knowledge
     
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    A Fiverr customer blacklist would be helpful :).
     
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  8. rakoom2002

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    that'd be nice, and the ability to accept or deny an order.
     
  9. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think your the one who looks like an asshole. The guy gave you some criticism because you didnt do a job the way he instructed you to do so. And your response, rather than address the issue. Was to insult them and use foul language.

    If this is your approach to life, perhaps you should do something that doesnt need any customer interaction.
     
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  10. nikao

    nikao Power Member

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    actually it works both ways.... sellers are also promising the world for just $5 ..
     
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    it wasn't the best thing you could do, even if you're convinced to the contrary, you can't treat customers like that, plus you can get yourself reported which may result in a suspended account

    however i can understand you at the same time, that's why i only have push button gigs which doesn't require more than 1-2 minutes to deliver, so if a buyer asks for a refund, i don't care much and i do it w/o thinking it twice
    why?
    1. it doesn't worth the time you need to put into the dispute procedure
    2. chances fiverr doesn't decide on your favor, so you wasted your time
    - order gets cancelled by fiverr, buyer can't leave feedback
    3. if fiverr decides on your favor for some odd reason, you'll have your $4, but buyer can and will leave a negative feedback, which is the worst thing that can happen with you on a place where people decide upon feedback
    - order marked as complete, buyer can leave negative feedback

    you can loose 3 things with disputes:
    - time (always)
    - money
    - reputation

    and 3-4 hrs work for $4? i don't think it's worth at all regardless which side of the planet you reside on
     
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    Another way to look at it is if you whore yourself out for 5 bucks, expect to get treated like one.
     
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    Your account has been blocked due to improper behavior or usage that is in conflict with our terms of service.

    Fiverr itself is operated by retard guys. I have simply wrote them an email around a year ago where I have just included "wtf" and they banned me since then I never visited the crappy site.
     
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    I'd side with the OP because of this:
    "I spend about 3-4 hours helping this guy out, trying to be nice and this is what he says:"
    If he'd said it outright, or without trying to help the guy out, that'd be wrong. But if he spent 3-4 hours trying to help the buyer, and after that the buyer is that rude, it's not worth it for $4, or even more. The customer is not always right, sometimes you have to fire clients as well.
     
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    Disregard 9gag,
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    I agree with OP - The guy who came up with the absurd statement that "The customer is always right" was an inane, uptight anal retentive, boot licking asshole, suck up, do anything for a buck dumb ass who obviously was never a consultant or performed any kind of freelance work.

    The customer is absolutely NOT always right. That advice might be okay for some 19 year old pee on checking out the cattle masses at "wally world" but as far as real world consultancy (which is what most Fiverr gigs really are albeit extremely low paying) go, that's just some ass kissing BS that some buck hungry merchant came up with. People like that would pimp out their mom for .97 cents + sales tax, are totally devoid of self respect and morally bankrupt.

    So yes I disagree. I won't allow any client to piss on me for $500 let alone $5. My integrity is worth more and since they are not the only business in the world, if they expect me to lean back and let them drop into my mouth and smile I think I can get along without their money.

    Of course that's just my opinion and just like assholes, we all have them so when it comes to doing a job for someone who is paying, I demand the same respect that I give. If they or anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss my opinion.
     
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  17. vishalgmistry

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    i had people buying gigs without reading description and expect to deliver worth of $100 in less time then what you mentioned in your gig.

    i just ask them.
    " did you read desc. ? it says ask me before placing order?
    hope you get my point and we can mutually cancel the order as it was your fault of ordering blindly. "most of the time works or put fiverr team on it.

    don't offer something which takes you hours to complete.
    i don't like working my ass off as soon as someone order clock is ticking so
    my gigs are something can be delivered in .doc .zip .mp4 file.
    hope you get my point here. something that takes minutes to finish.
     
  18. 123yesitsme

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    Lets be honest Fiverr is a shit site.
     
  19. blue89red

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    Fiver is a great site but it's full of shitty users
     
  20. G-S-T

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    Its not about taking sides. Its about how to conduct yourself in a respectable manner. Responding to feedback like the OP did isnt going to win him any more clients. But if he had responded in a more professional manner, things would be different. Example:

    "I am truly sorry that we got our wires crossed. As you can see from previous feedback, its not something that has EVER happened before. As a gesture of good faith, I will give you a full refund and you may keep the video I created for you. I welcome your business in future and I can assure you that there wont be any mistakes. Good luck to you"

    Now, doesnt that seem like a more professional way to deal with the situation?