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Beware: Dalmy_Dog

WHERE: I submitted a commission on http://www.dalmydodatcreations.com/, and we also have been DMing each other on Twitter

WHAT: A pink goat full fursuit

WHEN: First payment took place in March 10 of $700.00 and the second payment took place in Feb 16 of $1,800.


And this is currently still being dragged out.

EXPLAIN:
Dalmy had submitted a twitter post stating that he was accepting commissions, and could deliver on a 2 week turn around time, in which we could create a fursuit for 2,500. I thought that this was too good to be true. After submitting my request on Feb 9th, he accepted it. 2 weeks went on, and there was no updated from him. At all. Until February 16th, he finally replied to me. Then it was nothing but delays afterwards. No progress shown. Nothing was worked on the suit (even though he claimed he has started to work on the head, but nothing was show except a sketch (and maybe some pattern?) (in which you could see here - https://twitter.com/Dalmy_Dog/status/1009552775573901314).

After much frustration, and I tried to check his ToS on his website, in which I found out that it was down from a lack of payment. From there I knew I wanted a refund, so I asked. And then he has turned around to tell me that he is 2,300 in the hole, and is not sure when he could pay me back. I offered him an option to pay me back until November, but I am not very confident that I will see that money.
I even went on a furry broadcast show to warn their listeners about this guy, and they have advised me to create an artists_beware posts. So here I am.









As you could see from our twitter conversation, after asking him for a refund, he claims that he doesn't have the money


By November, if I don't see any payments from him, I am considering on filing a small claims case.
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gatekat
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:49 am (UTC)
You should still be able to do a chargeback. Whether you paid via bank, credit card or PayPal they all have a way to get your money back whether he claims he has any or not.

The Feb one past PayPal's deadline (only by 10 days) but the March one isn't. You can at least get that much back.

Credit cards and banks often let you file much later for lack of delivery.
melhelmeh
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:51 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, this was through square, and their chargeback policy sucks, and their website difficult to go through. It doesn't look like I could go very far without being a merchant on their site.
gatekat
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:57 am (UTC)
That's a couple very good reason to never use Square or anyone who's exclusive to them.

Though if you paid with a credit or bank/debit card through Square you should still be be able to take it up with the card company/bank.

Good luck in claims court. I'd check to be sure they don't demand a police report or the like. Fraud for that much is a serious crime in many places.
zrcalo
Jul. 27th, 2018 03:28 pm (UTC)
definitely do a chargeback on that. I'm pretty sure square has to go through a bank or a card, so I would just go directly to your bank.
rendrassa
Jul. 27th, 2018 01:12 am (UTC)
Two weeks for a full suit? I'm not a suit maker, but that sounds impossible aside from like, a 10-man team of professionals that work on one suit at a time.

Shouldn't have let that second payment go past the 180 days. If you paid through credit card, you might still be able to get it back. Depends on the card company.

Edit: Ah, through Square. Never heard of them. Won't be using them, then!

Edited at 2018-07-27 01:13 am (UTC)
celestinaketzia
Jul. 27th, 2018 02:08 pm (UTC)
A lot of merchants (including myself) use square. It's better utilized for purchases of goods that are already made like at conventions. It's a terrible idea to use it for a to-be-made item like this.
rendrassa
Jul. 27th, 2018 09:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay. I don't do my own merch aside from Redbubble so I've never had to look into it. Thanks for the explanation.
likeshine
Jul. 28th, 2018 05:28 pm (UTC)

Square is pretty awesome, actually.
melhelmeh
Aug. 15th, 2018 05:49 am (UTC)
Update
Dalmy has sent me 1,000 this morning (even though he promised to pay me last night) on good faith of payment. He also confirmed that he'll pay me the rest in early September.
celestinaketzia
Aug. 15th, 2018 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: Update
Hooray! Do keep us updated.
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