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Aphrodisiac

EDIT;; Art has been finished,and can be viewed here. (finished Jan18th 2016) Things have been resolved!
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/18823351/ (NSFW WARNING)!!!

WHO: Aphrodisiac,

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/aphrodisiac/

WHAT: 2 Character colored sketch

WHEN: I sent payment on July 24th, 2015
(http://i.imgur.com/FhAIP6N.png)

PROOF:
July 23rd: Proof of accepting my commission,agreeing on price http://i.imgur.com/uDSsbTR.png
July24th: Proof of payment received - http://i.imgur.com/FhAIP6N.png
Proof of posting adopts, YCH, etc:
http://i.imgur.com/Oi3uCES.jpg (adopt), http://i.imgur.com/TQNSD1u.jpg (Xmas ych)


EXPLAIN: I contacted Aphrodisiac for a colored sketch commission of my girlfriend and I back in july, of a colored sketched. I had commissioned them twice before this, and the turn around time was super quick. Took no longer than a week on both, so I wasn't worried about a turn around time. Payment was sent July 24th. I heard nothing from them until I messaged them a few times asking for updates, in all cases there was none. I felt a little uneasy, as their postings slowed down, and the only submissions they were posting were YCHs, adopts, and another commission journal (September 25th, taking four $50 references, while having 7 colored sketches still not done, http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7065590/). This was the first of may warning signs, I sadly chose to ignore. From september on they posted constant drama journals, and a lot of personal journals. I asked for a refund, which they do not take, so I was denied. Long story short, it's been 5 months, with 0 progress besides this WIP sketch i was sent on December 3rd (http://imgur.com/YsyhFc7)

They posted a journal (Today, dec 28th) offering journals here (http://i.imgur.com/eFhZoye.png), where I didn't really understand what they ment as it basically sounded like they were saying that they would partially refund you if they had started your commissions, and then sell whatever they started as a ych for more profit. Another user commented as well calling them out on this, then they hid all the comments but these (http://i.imgur.com/ggygjrw.png) where they say it is okay to basically steal $10 from people who request refunds. Shortly after deleting the journals. After my comment they sent this (http://i.imgur.com/NccJ8uf.png (BOTTOM BIT FIRST, my reply is on top),where they replied very passive aggressively, and unprofessionally. (http://i.imgur.com/i5fhQSz.png)

Long story short, I would recommend against commissioning this artist, as they have been very bitter, and unprofessional.

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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
celestinaketzia
Jan. 9th, 2016 01:06 am (UTC)
mod post
Howdy! We put this up for you, but we do need a nsfw tag on the WIP image as it's nsfw. Thanks~
s_trawberrymilk
Jan. 13th, 2016 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: mod post
Thank you!
Understandable,I was thinking about it after the fact and realized I should have censored it whoops.
ekhoyote
Jan. 9th, 2016 01:55 am (UTC)
If it's just been 5 months, you still have time to file a dispute with paypal since it's within 180 days (assuming you chose the goods and services option for payment). And it seems like they're subtracting the paypal fee from the refunds if I read that correctly? Which is another red flag.
s_trawberrymilk
Jan. 13th, 2016 05:56 am (UTC)
I would, but they already have work done on it so I'm not really sure if that's fair either at this point. I'm honestly beyond frustrated, as they told me on the 28th that it would be done very soon and it has been another 15 days since.

I agree though, this whole commission experience has turn into a huge red flag.
Sian Tiley
Jan. 9th, 2016 09:32 am (UTC)
Refuseing to refund you? Sorry but you carnt refuse to refund when asked for one.
s_trawberrymilk
Jan. 13th, 2016 05:57 am (UTC)
If there is work done, or the artist has a valid reason I can understand for sure, but i honestly just cannot understand how they can be so rude and disrespectful to commissioners that has been waiting for months, and months.
Enn Shaw
Jan. 9th, 2016 01:09 pm (UTC)
:/ I can never understand how a commission artist not refund and act any old way they please to a customer like they're nothing.
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