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My experience with Ebay and Fiverr

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Kori93, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Kori93

    Kori93 Newbie

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    So I figured I would try my luck and resell some Fiverr gigs on Ebay. It worked really well at first, I was making around 300% of what I spent (on average $10-$20 per sale, spending $5 per gig, some gigs covering 2 sales so $5 for every $20-$40). I was doing very well, had a nice amount of sales going.

    Suddenly, the person I was buying from stopped doing the gigs. I had 3-4 gigs for him to do and he never contacted me saying it was cancelled, paused, or anything. The gig did not state that it was paused. So I figured he was just busy and gave him an extra day. The next day I had messages from almost everyone who purchased from me complaining. I asked them to be patient and wait one more day due to an issue that I was trying to resolve. All attempts to contact the person from Fiverr were not responded to. One more day went by, everyone was complaining (as they should), and I still hadnt gotten a response. His turn-out time was supposed to be 2 days and 5 days later he still had not done the gigs.

    So, as you can guess, I requested cancellation and refunded all the people who did not get what they paid for. This was my real start on IM, first real amount of money I have made and it is fairly depressing to see 80% of the money you have made go down the drain because one person didn't do what they promised. It is now a day later and the gig still hasnt been cancelled, and I still haven't heard from him.

    Now, with most of my funds gone and the reputation of my ebay account almost completely ruined, I am back to square one and have to start all over.
     
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  2. darknight44

    darknight44 Junior Member

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    you should have bought from another fiverr supplier, there are lots of them
     
  3. Kori93

    Kori93 Newbie

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    I had thought of that, I was just short on initial funds with impatient buyers. As I said this was my first actual... well, at first *success* with IM. I don't have much money because I have issues finding an offline job due to some physical impairments I have that aren't "severe" enough to really be acknowledged. Unfortunately, they feel bad enough to be.
     
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    Try Sm1 Else xP
     
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    AzonGeek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why not you tried some one else? And right now give him negetive feedback.

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  6. Kori93

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    I am going to try someone else as soon as my order cancellation goes through. Just all of the negative feedback on ebay really made my account take a hit. Unfortunately, no matter how courteous, friendly, and responsible you are if someone doesn't get what they want on ebay you get bad feedback lol.
     
  7. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    It was your first successful run-through of finding a money-making cookie-cutter that works. But like all businesses, you also have to include risk management or mitigation in your operations, to handle any forseeable problem that happens. Every plan to bank should also have a "what if" checklist of pitfalls, along with your plan to prevent them or workaround them.

    As others have said, having back-up funds and back-up gig providers is very important. To better control things, at first the outsourced gigs should all be assignments you could actually complete yourself. This works around not having the extra money to buy replacement gigs, and assures you can deliver if your supplier cannot.
     
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  8. blackjack

    blackjack Regular Member

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    Kori

    This is the risk you take when you depend on someone else to deliver something. I got burnt last year using a dropshipper on eBay.

    BTW what type of gigs were you reselling?

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  9. johnwoo

    johnwoo Power Member

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    happns. but u have to cover it by buying from another seller.
    The method is pain in the arse. but good for starters
     
  10. Kori93

    Kori93 Newbie

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    To be honest, I would rather not say due to how well they were selling. This isn't untouched, but I would rather not increase the market haha.
     
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    yeah there aer so many of them, and if u dont find on fiverr there is site similar to it. its called tenbux
     
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    This was a pleasant read, congratulations on your small amount of success this is proof to yourself it is indeed possible to make money online. Now you must run with this momentum.
     
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    SocialMedia10 BANNED BANNED

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    Well, guess what. I have a direct partnership with Fiverr and am able to help you recover all funds you paid to the seller. PM me if you'd like or contact me on Skype!
     
  14. Kori93

    Kori93 Newbie

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    Thanks for the offer, but I cancelled the gigs and got it back in fiverr credit I suppose is what you would call it lol. I plan to reuse it on fiverr anyway, so its fine where it is
     
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    cm00x Newbie

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    I would say you don't even have the right to complain, what would expect from a 4$ job?
     
  16. Kori93

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    Well, regardless of how much I paid for it if someone says they will do something they should. I understand the view you are taking on it, however if they aren't going to do it I would at least expect the courtesy of being informed of it when they decide so I could make other arrangements.
     
  17. Caesar7

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    In any business transaction it helps to have some loose change laying around to take the risk from buying
    from someone else. Actually the real problem here is double checking your supplier or at least have one on Skype or something
    and not just a fiverr gig got a supplier.
     
  18. charles1

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    Hey You Cant Expect Much from a $ 4 guy try from a Premium quality seller like on a site like Outsourcerr(dhot khom)