I am a client who posted on Linkedin a request if somebody would be interested in designing a thesis cover for me. I had a few responses and decided to go with a person who offered me the following (after some discussion).
A concept within 24 hours, unlimited revisions and payment at the end before receiving the final files. We agreed I would determine whether to accept this offer based on the concept. I'm not tied to any agreement so far.
Now I learned that that person listed my request and all the requirements that I gave on a freelance website. Where everybody can submit a proposal and the winner receives the listed reward. The reward (payment) for the winning concept would be 1/10th of what I would pay him.
I am not sure what to make of this. I "hired" him based on his portfolio but he delegates my work to others without telling me. And the fact he only offers 1/10th of what he would earn, though this is for a concept and not the final work I suppose. And there is no formal agreement, we agreed I would accept his offer based on the concept he would give me. So I can still say no and he would've lost the money he paid the freelancer.
What am I to make of this situation?
Edit: I don't mind work being delegated. But I do expect that person to have a network of professionals he/she works with. Asking random freelancers on a website to do the work is something I could have done myself.