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tushar_mt

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Most of says that, in Fiverr lots of sellers post buyer request, is that right?

No, It's very bad. I think Seller should be only seller, not a buyer. In this case, buyer always get role as buyer.

Yes, one thing, when a seller needs self work, then he will be a buyer for own working purpose. but not cheating with others seller. Respect each of others.

See you take care.

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No, It's very bad. I think Seller should be only seller, not a buyer. In this case, buyer always get role as buyer.

Yes, one thing, when a seller needs self work, then he will be a buyer for own working purpose. but not cheating with others seller. Respect each of others.

See you take care.

Thank you

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When I was first starting off I was really scared my competitors would buy from me just to leave me a bad review. Anytime I got an order from someone who had gigs, I was sooooo nervous.

Well. Plot twist: it never ever happened.

Like @harbingerdesign said, Fiverr sellers are business owners. We don't have *all* the skills, and we need to buy stuff sometimes. And we know a great marketplace where we can get the things we need. We also empathize with the people we are buying from, so we know how to pick good gigs to order, communicate effectively with our sellers, and leave good reviews. You should want a seller to order from you. 

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On 8/1/2021 at 3:27 PM, tushar_mt said:

No, It's very bad. I think Seller should be only seller

Why? If I want to buy something on fiverr, why shouldn’t I be allowed? 

I have a bunch of regular buyers who are also sellers, a few of them are V.I.D.s. 

My personal preference is to decline working with sellers from the same category as me as I have a strong position against resellers and wouldn’t want to get involved. I also find messages like: “I don’t have time (or desire) to work on this, can you do it?” kind of dismissive. Like, who are you and when did I agree to be your intern? 

But other than that, orders from other sellers are perfectly fine. 

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14 hours ago, rachelbostwick said:

I was really scared my competitors would buy from me just to leave me a bad review. Anytime I got an order from someone who had gigs, I was sooooo nervous.

Well. Plot twist: it never ever happened.

One time, a competing seller who had copied my, wait for it, not Gig description (or maybe that, too, I didn't bother checking, because...) but bio, actually sent another seller to my inbox to ask me about doing a job for them - I guess they may have guessed that I'd not be delighted to do the jobs for them that are too hard for them to do on their own, or to cover up the bad review from a buyer who happened to speak the target language and saw what they got.

How I knew? Well. The seller they asked to do that for them wasn't even skilled at copy-pasting ... they copied the bio-borrowing seller's whole message to them into my inbox, including the "Ask her to..."

The whole incident was so ridiculously funny that I even wasn't mad at them. 😉 

 

Anyway, almost forgot what my main point was over that anecdote - I think the chances that other sellers of the same category (or resellers who have only a buyer account on Fiverr but resell somewhere else) buy your Gigs in order to profit from them in the one or other way, and thus would want to keep the avenue open to buy from you again, and would either not be unfair enough to, or fear you block them if they leave a bad review, are higher than that of sellers from the same category thinking they can outrank you with such underhanded actions.

Even many of the people who'd do that without any qualms if they could be sure there wouldn't be any repercussions, probably will be afraid of you contacting support and support ruling in your favour and maybe banning them.

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I'm a great writer but my drawing skills are...hehe... below average. From time to time I'll purchase a drawing or two - but I've also paid other writers for stories before. Not to resell them (I am personally against reselling and try to avoid people that would resell my work but that doesn't always work out!) but to see how good my competition is (...or because I was running behind on a gift for a friend and just had 0 ideas.) That doesn't make me a bad person/seller, just curious (....or lazy.)

Of course, sellers who spam BR or others (this means messaging other sellers for work, too) are pretty nasty, but spam is spam - it happens everywhere. 

If I bought from someone that writers 5000/$5 and re-sold it for my current rate... Honestly, even then, I'd just say I'm good at hustling. Not necessarily a bad person, just maybe less focused on my work being, well - mine - and more focused on money (so in a way I admire people who can do such things, as long as they do it ethically!) 

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I totally agree that there is nothing wrong with buying services if you are a seller. Sometimes I need to buy services, that is out of my skills, so what is wrong with that? We can't create 2 different accounts, so this is absolutely ok to be both buyers and sellers. And yes, many of my buyers are sellers as well

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