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While I’m typing this I’m browsing for a certain service I need. I don’t mention here what I’m looking for, because I don’t want anybody on the forum to contact me with offers.
The only thing I say about the gig I’m looking for is that it needs to be done very precisely and by no means may it be approached in a nonchalant manner.

It may be interesting for some to see what is withholding me from buying certain gigs.

Case 1:
Just now looking at a gig that seems to offer one of the things that I want. The gig has 109 5* reviews and has a price of $5,-, what is very affordable, seen the work that is offered. The seller has 1k+ 5* reviews.
Everything seems fine, until I read at the end of description the following: "so sir,order now…thanks "
Even though all the good points I mentioned, this sentence is totally turning me off. Before I go to the next gig I have a closer look at the description and see that the seller doesn’t understand how the space bar on his keyboard works and therefor doesn’t seem to be the right candidate for work that requires some standard precision.

Case 2:
This next one seems more capable. The gig description is precise in what is offered and even what is not. Plus: the seller makes a better impression than the last one, because he doesn’t beg for business and he knows how to use the keyboard of his computer. B.t.w.: he comes from the same region as the previous one (just in case somebody wants to play that card).
The gig of this seller has 44 4.8* reviews and on another gig 2 5* reviews. The price starts at $5,00 and goes up to $30,00. The higher package offers what I want.
While this seller has a chance to end up on my favorite list for the job, I browse a little further.

The amount of 5* ratings isn’t my top priority when I plan to buy a gig. A professional approach is.

Please note:
Due to circumstances I rather watch the forum from the sideline. It’s more amusing. There are a handful of forum users I don’t reply to anymore. So if I don’t reply to you, chances are that you one of them.

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While I’m typing this I’m browsing for a certain service I need. I don’t mention here what I’m looking for, because I don’t want anybody on the forum to contact me with offers.

The only thing I say about the gig I’m looking for is that it needs to be done very precisely and by no means may it be approached in a nonchalant manner.

It may be interesting for some to see what is withholding me from buying certain gigs.

Case 1:

Just now looking at a gig that seems to offer one of the things that I want. The gig has 109 5* reviews and has a price of $5,-, what is very affordable, seen the work that is offered. The seller has 1k+ 5* reviews.

Everything seems fine, until I read at the end of description the following: "so sir,order now…thanks "

Even though all the good points I mentioned, this sentence is totally turning me off. Before I go to the next gig I have a closer look at the description and see that the seller doesn’t understand how the space bar on his keyboard works and therefor doesn’t seem to be the right candidate for work that requires some standard precision.

Case 2:

This next one seems more capable. The gig description is precise in what is offered and even what is not. Plus: the seller makes a better impression than the last one, because he doesn’t beg for business and he knows how to use the keyboard of his computer. B.t.w.: he comes from the same region as the previous one (just in case somebody wants to play that card).

The gig of this seller has 44 4.8* reviews and on another gig 2 5* reviews. The price starts at $5,00 and goes up to $30,00. The higher package offers what I want.

While this seller has a chance to end up on my favorite list for the job, I browse a little further.

The amount of 5* ratings isn’t my top priority when I plan to buy a gig. A professional approach is.

Please note:

Due to circumstances I rather watch the forum from the sideline. It’s more amusing. There are a handful of forum users I don’t reply to anymore. So if I don’t reply to you, chances are that you one of them.

The amount of 5* ratings isn’t my top priority when I plan to buy a gig. A professional approach is.

So true - for many purchases, buyers dont care that a seller has managed to sell a thousand $5 orders if their project is more detail oriented. This is exactly why people should set the price their service is worth and focus on making quality descriptions.

Waiting anxiously to see if Mario replies

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The amount of 5* ratings isn’t my top priority when I plan to buy a gig. A professional approach is.

So true - for many purchases, buyers dont care that a seller has managed to sell a thousand $5 orders if their project is more detail oriented. This is exactly why people should set the price their service is worth and focus on making quality descriptions.

Waiting anxiously to see if Mario replies

Since long I’m looking for a gig and it is actually surprising to see for myself how I evaluate gigs that are offered, rather than assuming that I would evaluate them in a certain way.

Another thing that caught my attention is that none of the sellers I was looking at participated in the forum. Never heard of them in any way.

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While I’m typing this I’m browsing for a certain service I need. I don’t mention here what I’m looking for, because I don’t want anybody on the forum to contact me with offers.

The only thing I say about the gig I’m looking for is that it needs to be done very precisely and by no means may it be approached in a nonchalant manner.

It may be interesting for some to see what is withholding me from buying certain gigs.

Case 1:

Just now looking at a gig that seems to offer one of the things that I want. The gig has 109 5* reviews and has a price of $5,-, what is very affordable, seen the work that is offered. The seller has 1k+ 5* reviews.

Everything seems fine, until I read at the end of description the following: "so sir,order now…thanks "

Even though all the good points I mentioned, this sentence is totally turning me off. Before I go to the next gig I have a closer look at the description and see that the seller doesn’t understand how the space bar on his keyboard works and therefor doesn’t seem to be the right candidate for work that requires some standard precision.

Case 2:

This next one seems more capable. The gig description is precise in what is offered and even what is not. Plus: the seller makes a better impression than the last one, because he doesn’t beg for business and he knows how to use the keyboard of his computer. B.t.w.: he comes from the same region as the previous one (just in case somebody wants to play that card).

The gig of this seller has 44 4.8* reviews and on another gig 2 5* reviews. The price starts at $5,00 and goes up to $30,00. The higher package offers what I want.

While this seller has a chance to end up on my favorite list for the job, I browse a little further.

The amount of 5* ratings isn’t my top priority when I plan to buy a gig. A professional approach is.

Please note:

Due to circumstances I rather watch the forum from the sideline. It’s more amusing. There are a handful of forum users I don’t reply to anymore. So if I don’t reply to you, chances are that you one of them.

until I read at the end of description the following: "so sir,order now…thanks "

Even a hint of broken English is enough to stop me from considering a gig. That kind of small but important mistake, on a gig description, shows his lack of attention to detail, and even in his own description! So we see how unimportant even a simple easily caught and corrected mistake, in his own sales page no less, is to this seller.

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until I read at the end of description the following: "so sir,order now…thanks "

Even a hint of broken English is enough to stop me from considering a gig. That kind of small but important mistake, on a gig description, shows his lack of attention to detail, and even in his own description! So we see how unimportant even a simple easily caught and corrected mistake, in his own sales page no less, is to this seller.

What annoys me more is the total ignorance. Not hitting the space bar says a lot about how somebody is approaching work that he/she should take serious. Therefore if somebody doesn’t take his/her own gig description serious, I don’t want to have them work for me.

Plus: any hint of begging for an order makes me dislike the seller enough to ignore him/her.

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By watching from the sidelines I noticed that there are always the same questions, answered by the same users over and over again.

By watching from the sidelines I noticed that there are always the same questions, answered by the same users over and over again.

And I noticed that I usually laugh when you post things. 😸

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Yeah, me too (I’ll leave it up to anyone to figure out which part(s) of the OP this refers to, that’s more amusing. ;))

Regarding sellers and forum participation, fun fact - some time ago, I bought 2 gigs from sellers I thought I hadn’t seen on the forum, but after I bought from them, I actually stumbled over posts by them, both old and new, several times.
I guess I just don’t pay attention that much to usernames and profile pictures but because of looking at their profiles carefully when deciding on sellers, their names/pics stuck in my memory so that I noticed their forum posts then.

Of course, I know most names and pics of the most active forum users, though, which is essential, both for not missing the fun or interesting posts and, well, you know.

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