Why Odesk doesn't hold the money firstly from the buyers and then allow them to post fixed (or hourly) price jobs?
Aristidis S. 1 post - Greece
Why you don't get firstly the money from the buyer and hold them until the job is done and then release them to the seller or refund the buyer when something goes wrong?
By this Odesk will ensure two things:
A. That there will not be "ever lasting" fixed projects open that the buyer will never decide to hire one contractor to make the job.
B. Fixed and Hourly payments will be guarantee since the money will be already in the Odesk account.
I know that this will be difficult for Odesk to do but I think that you can set a limit (for example 100$) and say that all Fix payments under 100$ are guaranteed since you hold the money until the job is offered.
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