Here's the reply form Freelancer.....rather than open the old project, we can start a fresh. I used the HIRE ME BUTTON on your profile to get this far.
I will make some notes and post this and let's see how it turns our.
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Are you referring to the project 4004641 "PRICE CHECKER DATABASE?" Once the total bid amount for the project has been met, the project will automatically close. Our system shows that you have paid your freelancer $700 AUD in total while the total bid for the project is $500 AUD only. You can view this by going to your Finances>Transaction History.
You have the option to re-post the project but your freelancer and the rest of the bidders will be cleared. You can also use the "Award Additional" option by going to your Dashboard>My Projects, then choose "Award Additional" under the drop down button. The "Hire Me" button is also available should you need to hire the same freelancer. Just go to the profile of your freelancer then click "Hire Me."
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