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This is mostly my fault as I trusted a Buyer to place an order on Monday as they said they would. They told me I can begin working on it beforehand. I only agreed to it because they had a website, amazon products with many reviews, etc. I assumed they would have integrity due to this and there shouldn’t be a reason they wouldn’t do it.

I finished their order on Sunday, expecting them to place the order on Monday as agreed upon so then I could send them their finished order for revisions right away.

Well, I have messaged them twice now. Both times I see logged in some minutes ago after I sent my message asking if they are going to place their order.

I even gave them a discount, which I rarely do. This wasn’t a 5 dollar order either, it was $700.

Just a warning for the rest of you, people with successful businesses can still have 0 integrity. At least tell me you changed your mind instead of ignoring me, I would feel a little better.

Never trust anyone.

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Sorry, this was all your fault. No order = no pay or protection when things go wrong. It’s really that simple.

In future when someone asks you to deliver work without placing an order, just say no.

There is never an excuse.

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Sorry, this was all your fault. No order = no pay or protection when things go wrong. It’s really that simple.

In future when someone asks you to deliver work without placing an order, just say no.

There is never an excuse.

Yeah, lesson learned 🙂

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Did you deliver the work? Or is it just sat on your computer now? If the latter, at least it was only wasted time and not someone running off with your hard work for free.

You’re absolutely right though, and in fairness, we’ve been burnt. We had a client who would regularly place $300+ orders with us. He’d send the script, we’d quote, he’d order a few days later, we’d do the work. There was one occasion where we were about to go away for the weekend, and he’d asked for a quote, so we just did the work and kept the file on our computer desktop, knowing that when he ordered in a few days time, like he always did, we could just hit deliver.

He then disappeared for about 6 months before randomly returning a month or so back!

It was no harm as we never sent the files, but we learnt not to lift a finger until the client has paid in full, even if it’s someone you’ve worked with many times before.

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This is mostly my fault as I trusted a Buyer to place an order on Monday as they said they would. They told me I can begin working on it beforehand. I only agreed to it because they had a website, amazon products with many reviews, etc. I assumed they would have integrity due to this and there shouldn’t be a reason they wouldn’t do it.

I finished their order on Sunday, expecting them to place the order on Monday as agreed upon so then I could send them their finished order for revisions right away.

Well, I have messaged them twice now. Both times I see logged in some minutes ago after I sent my message asking if they are going to place their order.

I even gave them a discount, which I rarely do. This wasn’t a 5 dollar order either, it was $700.

Just a warning for the rest of you, people with successful businesses can still have 0 integrity. At least tell me you changed your mind instead of ignoring me, I would feel a little better.

Never trust anyone.

Well, I have messaged them twice now

My advice would be to not send them any message any more. Just wait for them to either send you back, or just move on.

2 years ago a buyer contacted me, then I kept sending them asking if they will place the order (1 message a day for 2 days), they marked my message as ‘spam’ and I got a warning.

If there is no actual running order between you and a buyer, sending them a message can be marked as spam, be careful.

Just wait till (if) your buyer contacts you.

Good luck.

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Do not send them anything. you have worked on. The only thing I would do now is send a custom order for the total of the work done and quote in the order box what you have done and their request for the order. Wait a few days and If you are able to use the deliverables for another customer let them know you will be doing that and then stop messaging them. They were probably hoping you would send the completed order through the inbox and had no intention of ordering. They are probably waiting now to see if you send anything. Send them a custom order.

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This is mostly my fault as I trusted a Buyer to place an order on Monday as they said they would. They told me I can begin working on it beforehand. I only agreed to it because they had a website, amazon products with many reviews, etc. I assumed they would have integrity due to this and there shouldn’t be a reason they wouldn’t do it.

I finished their order on Sunday, expecting them to place the order on Monday as agreed upon so then I could send them their finished order for revisions right away.

Well, I have messaged them twice now. Both times I see logged in some minutes ago after I sent my message asking if they are going to place their order.

I even gave them a discount, which I rarely do. This wasn’t a 5 dollar order either, it was $700.

Just a warning for the rest of you, people with successful businesses can still have 0 integrity. At least tell me you changed your mind instead of ignoring me, I would feel a little better.

Never trust anyone.

Just a warning for the rest of you, people with successful businesses can still have 0 integrity.

Yes. Also, if someone sends you files or a link or even login data for a successful whatever, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s their successful whatever, they might be just outsourcing their own customer’s work and be a successful outsourcer (if success is measured in $ saved by scamming people) with 0 integrity.

Sorry you paid so dearly for this lesson in any case. 😦

Unless it was indeed caused by the recent Fiver “interruption” I believe it’s called in the banner, and they’ll yet get back to you and order and pay. Fingers crossed.

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