The problem, though, is not so much "sellers being lowballed" as much as it is workers having their time wasted by jumping through the hoops of trying to DM someone, them having their DMs disabled, having to friend them, chatting, and then they offer you a quarter of what your time is worth.
If i where to buy an app from an company. They will still let me know how much the product will cost. You have to define the price as seller. If someone wants full pest control. Its your job to calc how much time it would cost you for instance 8 hours. Then you can calc like your hr pay vs hours. Sorry on mobile haha.
On just about every freelancing website, the buyer posting the ad is required to set a price range. This allows workers to easily weed out ridiculous jobs (e.g., "full raids - $150") without having to go through the whole song and dance. Usually this is a minimum number and a maximum number.
Support, have seen plenty of threads in the market section with almost no details about compensation, just a "let's chat about it outside of R-S" which inevitably kills the point of even posting the topic -- if everyone who wants to do services has to contact you for details, why does the thread even exist? I don't believe a set-in-stone price is required, but at least some ballpark estimate of whether or not the server expects $100 for a full site or $100 for the homepage.
At the end of the day I still see the fact that if you do place a budget on what you're looking for it's better but at the same time someone can take advantage of what you're looking for I.E ("Buying full Fist of Guthix my budget is $1000") Someone will just say okay I'll do it for a $1,000 when the job should be really around $500 this is just a speculation of price ranges but yeah I can see both sides negative and positive but working with the developer to see how long it'll take and paying that per hour fee is fine but at the same time they could idle half the time and collect extra pay seen this happen many times that's why I rather do PPS "Pay per service".
100% support. Posting your "max budget" on what you're willing to adequately pay (of course providing EXACTLY what you're looking for in return) isn't a bad business practice in an environment where business practices is pretty much thrown out the window.
1% of RSPS (if that) don't handle things professionally - unfortunately that's pretty much the name of the game around here.
Great suggestion, fully support this.
Surprised this hasn't been done yet. Got my support fella =]
It is gravedug, but i still support this.
Pretty impractical given the nature of the services offered in the market section being highly customizable (sites, servers, clients all subject to the skill of the designer and requests of the buyer) and general user ignorance. Vast majority of times, buyers don't have any idea what it costs to accomplish something they are unable to accomplish themselves.
The reasons why the suggestion is impractical are along the same reasons it's impractical for me to start calling all the plumbers in my city and saying "I'll pay you $50-100 to fix my toilet" when I have potentially hundreds in plumbing repairs. In the modern age we understand that generally people with the expertise are the ones who dictate the prices for their services after evaluating what services are required.
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