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Protect the Developers!

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by DanutBurlan, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. DanutBurlan

    DanutBurlan Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I really don't know where to post this, but please excuse me if this it is a wrong place.

    I want to know if there is a website/service that is offering protection for both service providers and service buyers.

    What I mean by that? Let's see :

    I am a web designer - Someone hired me to create a logo for 100USD, he paid me 50USD first, i finished the logo, I gave it to him and he never paid me the other half.

    I am a server buyer - I hired a web designer to create me a logo. I paid him 50USD UPFRONT but the web designer got the money and never gave me the logo.

    I just want to know if there is a website or service that can provide a protection for that.

    Thank you.
     
  2. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    That's what escrow services are for. There are several of them on the net. Escrow.com is probably the biggest but I don't know if their fees make small transactions worth it.
     
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  3. DanutBurlan

    DanutBurlan Newbie

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    Wow, that was fast. Thank you.

    What other websites you know ? Escrow.com is banned all over the Romania. We are not allowed to work with escrow.

    Please let me know if you have more websites doing similar thing like escrow.


    Thank you again.
     
  4. metaldragon

    metaldragon Regular Member

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    getafreelancer.c0m has a nice internal escrow
     
  5. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Other than escrow, With the earlier things that happened to you, you can file a complaint with the payment processor that you used to make payment, They will investigate and sometimes even freeze the account of the wrong doer until the investigation is complete.

    I had a reply about this awhile back from another member, Damn good advice. I will find it and reply with what he advised me.
     
  6. Patrat

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    You should have sent him a watermarked image file of the logo. Then once he paid send him the logo files. This is how I do business - same with web development and design.
     
  7. DanutBurlan

    DanutBurlan Newbie

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    Guys, I never had the problems I mentioned in my first post.

    I just want to know if there is a services or website like that because I want to start a business around this thing : protecting the both sides...


    Thank you for your support.