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I hired a developer on the forum but he hasn't delivered and has now gone quiet

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by rugbyjack2005, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    Hi,


    I hired a forum member that replied to my thread below asking for someone to copy a site i had built using Wix's free website builder. Unfortunately he hasn't delivered and now has gone quiet. I've put in a PayPal dispute but I thought it best to notify the forum also so that he doesn't do the same to others.


    All correspondence has been through PM's on the forum which i have detailed below. I haven't named names as i wasn't sure if this is the place to do it so i would apreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction and tell which admin/moderator i need to contact. Apologies if this is the wrong way to do this but i haven't been in this situation before.


    Original Thread:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/hire-freelancer/448960-website-quote.html


    Correspondence:
    06-07-2012 04:53PM
    Hi,
    Just one page or all pages?


    I think I can help you recreating it into HTML5 format.


    Regards




    ME
    06-07-2012 04:56AM
    The homepage and the starter kit page would be fine. How much would you charge and how long would it take you to do it?




    06-07-2012 05:29AM
    I'm not sure yet if the animation will be the same.
    I see that all images in there are using ajax, so if enough with static image, I will need only 1 day.
    It will cost you $35.




    ME
    06-07-2012 05:45PM
    Yes static images are absolutely fine. They have only been built in ajax because that's what Wix's website builder uses. I just want a simple, static html site that i can host myself and make changes to in Dreamweaver.


    Cool stuff, i will go for that then please. Let me know how you want paying. I normally use PayPal, do you have an account?




    06-07-2012 06:06AM
    Yes, my temporary PP: .....@gmail.com
    My own PP still got limited (CC needs to be renewed lol).




    ME
    06-07-2012 09:24PM
    Paid




    Date 06-08-2012 04:53AM
    Received, thank you in advance Jack,
    I'm still refining the CSS and optimizing it. Also trying not using google font as the web is using San Serif font.


    I just woke up, sleep about 5 hour. Now I'm working on your web pages, I will finish withing hours. Sooner is better, but I'm also perfectionist . I'm doing my best for you.


    Thanks,
    Name




    ME
    06-08-2012 08:47AM
    Super, thanks a lot. I look forward to seeing it




    No response




    ME
    06-09-2012 08:26AM
    Hi Name


    How are you getting on with the site?


    Regards


    Jack




    No response




    ME
    06-09-2012 09:01AM
    Hi Name,


    I haven't heard back from you, what's happening? You said it would take 1 day to deliver and now its been 2 and i haven't heard from you. What's going on?


    Regards


    Jack




    No response




    Me
    06-10-2012 12:29PM
    Hi Name,


    I have sent you several messages now and not heard anything back from you since Friday morning. Given that the site was meant to be delivered Friday evening, i am now starting to get concerned. If you needed more time it would have been fine but i would have expected you to have notified me of this.


    If i haven't received the site or a full refund by tomorrow morning (Monday 11/06/2012 09:00 GMT), i will be forced to make a claim on PayPal and notify BHW site admins of my difficulties.


    I look forward to hearing from you


    Regards


    Jack


    I didn't hear anything back and the time has now passed.
     
  2. Mr.VCC

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    time to hire a new one i guess
     
  3. m.rvs2141

    m.rvs2141 Power Member

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    Sorry to hear that, but probably you have got quality for what you paid, in my thouthd 35$ a bit few for job like this. BTW I wish you can return you money
     
  4. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    It was a 2 page static html site and they stated the price. The price people can deliver for obviously depends where they live and the cost of living there. If they have done a few sites like this before, it wouldn't take them long. It wasn't the lowest quote and i had several other quotes for a similar price.

    What was more surprising was that it was a registered member with a fair few posts, quite a few thanks and a reasonable reputation.
     
  5. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    Haha, i guess so!
     
  6. OriginalEXE

    OriginalEXE Power Member

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    If you are still looking for the man to do it, I can :) You can pay me after I finish my work ;)
     
  7. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    I truly vouch for OriginalEXE. This guy surely knows what he's doing.

    On topic: I wish you get your money back asap. And thanks for letting everyone know.
     
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  8. MafiaBoss

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    in this world people can now run away with only $35.reminded me of someone who did this to me for only $5 lol