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Beware: DalmyDoDat / SpotmyTots / Fursace

WHO: @DalmyDoDat / @SpotmyTots / @FursaceClub > on Twitter

WHERE: Email / Twitter / http://www.dalmydodatcreations.com/ http://www.furaffinity.net/user/DalmyDoDatCreations

WHAT: Fursuit underwear as a gift for a friend of mine

WHEN: Purchased on 03/26/2015




PROOF: All screenshots are located here:  http://imgur.com/a/PVbWC

EXPLAIN:
This happened almost 2 years ago, so some of my memories are a bit fuzzy but I will do my best to recount everything that happened.  The most recent issues were recent.  This is my first time posting an artists beware.

About two years ago Dalmy posted around about this fursuit underwear they had designed made for fursuits.  The photos were great, and it seemed to be really going well.  I wanted to purchase it for a friend of mine as a gift.  So I went and emailed to ask a question about the underwear and they replied very promptly.  Everything was set and I recieved and paid for my invoice. 1 It totaled $30 which was very fair. 2 And about 2 months later I recieved an email to charge an additional $10 for shipping costs which I paid soon afterwards. 3 4

After everything was all paid I eagerly awaited the delivery to my friend.  But soon, again almost two months later, there was a new email that arrived that said there would be shipping delays due to a convention & illness. 5 Of course, that doesn't bother me, as I understand real life happens.  In the email it was stated that orders would get filled after the convention so I didn't mind the extra wait.   Soon time passed and it's been another 2 months since the shipping delays email and I find out my friend moved and needed it to be sent to another location.  So I emailed Dalmy to try and get it updated and never recieved a response.  Then again, 2 months after that I tried once more to see if it was all set, but I again, never recieved a response or confirmation.  At this point it's been 8 months since the initial order.

I DM'ed their personal twitter to ask what was happening with the order.  I got a reply, and was being told they were being worked on.  12

About a month later another new email arrives talking about how people were getting frustrated with their orders not arriving and filing disputes.  7 One thing that struck me right away was that apparently their Paypal is now frozen because of the disputes that got filed.  There was also promise of them getting out to the new year.  At this point, I was satisfied and assumed that the deadline would get reached this time and everything would work out well.  It was at this point, on the same day, I emailed Dalmy on the email that sent the previous message and again let them know that my friend had a new shipping address and I wanted to make sure it got noted/updated.  8 I recieved no reply.

On April, in 2016, there was a single twitter post on the Fursace's twitter detailing that there will be promises of a video detailing refunds.  9 Nothing ever got made.

After waiting a few more months I started to ask for a refund, due to the lack of results.  My friend had not recieved anything, and emails and communication had ceased entirely.  At this point it was October 2016, it has been 1 year and 7 months since ordering.  10 But then I started to get mail returns on one of the email addresses. 11  I did not get any response.

I continued to ask on their personal twitter what the status of the refund video was, and eventually started to not get any replies at all.  12  Their twitter continued to be active.  And I decided to DM their buisness twitter to see if I could get any results.  16 I did not get a response at this point.

I sent another email (and a few of the addresses got rejected and mail returned again).  At this point I was very frustrated, and it had almost been 2 years at that point.  So I mentioned about going to post on Artists_Beware.  13  I did not recieve a response.

I ended up publically tweeting at them to see if I could get them to check their DMs, because I saw them active on twitter again and that worked.  17 And I got a reply on their buisness twitter and they told me that they will post information about refunds after ANE.  So I thought it would be fine, and waited again. 16 And soon afterwards, after a week or so of again no posts or emails I tweeted at them a few more times to see if there were any updates.  14 15

There has been no further correspondence from Dalmy.  I did try at one point to file a dispute on Paypal, but because their paypal was closed from all the other disputes and also it had been about a year and a half since purchase, they rejected my claim.  At this point I just want my full $40 refund and to move on.

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Comments

( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
whoop_zi
Feb. 6th, 2017 05:24 am (UTC)
mod comment
Howdy! Just a heads up, your email address is visible in a couple of your caps if you'd like to censor it!
whoop_zi
Feb. 9th, 2017 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: mod comment
Another heads up! I hecked up and accidentally deleted your response this comment, OP. Sorry about that! OTL
kaju_inu
Feb. 9th, 2017 12:39 am (UTC)
Re: mod comment
Totally okay. It happens. No worries! :)
laughsatthunder
Feb. 6th, 2017 06:47 pm (UTC)
I was waiting for someone to post a beware, I know a few people who are waiting on stuff from Dalmy. It's a shame.

I hope this is a wake-up call for him to refund his clients and stop taking commissions or selling things if he cannot deliver a product. :/
kaju_inu
Feb. 7th, 2017 12:07 am (UTC)
Yeah. I don't know anyone personally, but I've heard I'm not alone. I also posted this in hopes that others will speak up too and perhaps it'll finally get refunds...
Rachael Walters
Feb. 6th, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
I don't see why paypal has closed in their favour, all the other claims should be proof she is not doing what is promised
celestinaketzia
Feb. 6th, 2017 10:17 pm (UTC)
Paypal's window for chargeback is 180 days now. Anything beyond that is an automatic rejection. However, if the OP called them and explained the situation there may be a different outcome.

Never just use Paypal's web portal for these things. Calling them will yield you much better results.
laughsatthunder
Feb. 6th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
From personal experience that second part is beyond vital. If you ever have a claim filed on you or file a claim on someone else, CALL PAYPAL. It will do leaps and bounds for you.

Edited for my English.

Edited at 2017-02-06 10:55 pm (UTC)
kaju_inu
Feb. 7th, 2017 12:07 am (UTC)
That's a great idea. I honestly didn't think about calling them. I'll give it a shot over the weekend when I have time for it! Thank you! :D
talentedfool
Feb. 9th, 2017 03:05 am (UTC)
Holy shoot, you have the patience of a got damn saint. I can't believe how you managed to remain so sweet and calm when they were ignoring you like that. I'd have been filing a claim after the third time they completely ignored my emails and continuously ignored all my twitter DMs.

I hope calling paypal achieves something for you, you deserve a nice ending to this debacle.
kaju_inu
Feb. 9th, 2017 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you, haha. I should have done a chargeback earlier. Im going to try and call PayPal this weekend about trying to get my money back. I hope it'll happen but I won't hope too much. It's been so long since the order. 😅
laughsatthunder
Feb. 9th, 2017 02:28 pm (UTC)
Have you received any updates on your order? This is all I've seen in his response.

https://twitter.com/DalmyDoDat/status/828964913414598657
kaju_inu
Feb. 9th, 2017 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for showing me that! I didn't see it.

I checked my email and twitter and nope, not a thing. No email, no updates, nothing. :/

Edited at 2017-02-09 04:44 pm (UTC)
celestinaketzia
Feb. 22nd, 2017 01:52 am (UTC)
https://twitter.com/DalmyDoDat/status/834198756346253313

As a heads up, he's refunding folks. Feel free to see here.
kaju_inu
Feb. 23rd, 2017 04:04 am (UTC)
Ah! Thank you so much! I put my name in. Hopefully it goes somewhere! Thank you. :)
Birdie_Bomb
Feb. 23rd, 2017 06:09 am (UTC)
Dalmy shutting down
Hey heads up Dalmy just announced via twitter they are shutting down their business and will be sending some refund.https://twitter.com/DalmyDoDat/status/834198756346253313
Birdie_Bomb
Feb. 23rd, 2017 06:10 am (UTC)
Re: Dalmy shutting down
whoops sorry didnt see someone else posting this!
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