Don’t you hate getting a e-mail from someone that says ” Help me or I’ll ask for a refund ” ... they don’t even read the documentation and they trow in all sorts of ” nice compliments ” ?
I really hate the refund policy. It gave some buyers the ability to grow a nasty attitude and think they can make authors do anything. If you don’t help me I’ll ask for a refund
What’s up with the attitude? I mean … We provide documentation, we give support, the files are basically free… What the … ?!
Well they can’t really threaten like that, they will only get a refund if they can prove that the file downloaded doesn’t work as advertised. If the file works fine, then they will not be issued a refund. (as i understand it)
In these circumstances, it’s best to just send them a generic message explaining that support is optional and due to their bad attitude, you are not going to help them.
Well there’s always that one person who immediately acts like that, and there always will be, there’s nothing we can really do about it other than shrug it off.
I think we all get those customers. Some I just ignore. If they would just ask a little nicer and not threaten to refund…
But i’ve yet to have a file refunded. I think most buyers don’t have a leg to stand on if they want a refund, because the file works as described and they just want to get free support of free alterations.
Now if you downloaded a file and couldn’t open the fla or couldn’t compile I could understand, but just because I won’t build them their own custom file…
More than any thing I think the best thing to do is keep your cool and don’t sweat it.
Just to be clear, we only refund when the file is genuinely broken. You won’t lose money just because someone wants free labor and doesn’t get it.
I understand that, but it’s something that just drives you insane. I mean, you make the darn file to help the buyer and he goes crazy on you…
Ah, well… I have a suggestion, what about making a system where we can report such buyers, make the 1 star rating go away. I am sure a lot of authors got one star from some buyer that couldn’t read the instructions or stuff like that.
Thanks for clearing stuff out Lance and Reaper
Okay. Lance, I was recently contacted by a customer who stated that my Musicians Template download was corrupted. Well, I’m not so sure about that so I’d like to ask for you to confirm it for me. I tried downloading my template AFTER that customer wrote me, and I was able to unzip it without any errors. Thinesh contacted me advising me to upload a zip file that isn’t corrupt. Even though I downloaded it without a problem, I went ahead and uploaded another copy. I understand that if that customer can’t unzip that file he could ask for a refund. I don’t really have much of a problem allowing him to do that, but if my download file is corrupted, how come he was the only one who contacted me about it? There were 6 different purchases made on that same template without anyone else complaining about it. Could you please confirm whether or not it is corrupt, for me? Otherwise I run the risk of having to refund 120$+ which is no longer in my account.
you can send unzipped files to that particular buyer using a different method like dropbox