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Seeking Advice - Raffle Prize

About two years ago I entered a raffle for a new years themed chibi ych and ended up winning.

I gave the artist my ref sheet and waited patiently. New Year's came and went so I contacted the artist to request that since New Year's was over they not include the New Year hat on the ych to let it be a generic party ych instead. They agreed and I went back to waiting patiently. A few months later I messaged them to ask about the prize as politely as I could and was told that all raffle prizes are marked as low priority since paid things are more important and that they are trying to work on emptying their queue.

I understood this and figured that as long as they had me written down somewhere I would eventually get my chibi. I have not heard from them since. They seem to regularly take commissions and have even continued doing raffles without ever seeming to complete mine.

I didn't want to seem pushy over a free raffle prize so I hadn't bothered them again, maybe that was a mistake. But it's now coming up on 2 years and I am wondering should I just give up on ever getting the prize. I admit I feel a little salty and hurt over it. I know it was free art but it was still something promised and then never delivered.

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celestinaketzia
Nov. 19th, 2018 01:46 am (UTC)
If you haven't contacted them at all, and they are completing other raffles then perhaps it would be best to refresh their memory. If then they still don't complete it, while it's good form to actually finish raffles you aren't out anything. It would be best to let it go.
gatekat
Nov. 19th, 2018 03:27 am (UTC)
It can't hurt to refresh their memory and continue to do so until you are ready to give up. The worst they are likely to do is continue to ignore you.

No matter how it turns out I would mark them as someone not to commission because of their lack of work ethic and morals.
rayesesshyfan
Nov. 19th, 2018 05:12 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat, having won three raffles and I got no word back from one person, a group, nor some who donated prizes for one of my close friend's held. I just leg it go though despite giving the group on dA a nudge that held a raffle to find out what was the status and no word back :/ Time went by like a blur too so that didn't help either xx
foreveranonymus
Nov. 19th, 2018 08:33 am (UTC)
I won a Halloween raffle two or three years ago and I think only 1/4 people ended up getting their art. I poked the artist in a journal and they said they'd get on it. Eventually the original YCH raffle post was deleted, the journal was taken down, and there was no further proof it ever existed. I was kind of upset since I was looking forward to it, but ended up letting it go /:
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