September 16th, 2010

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Edit: Everything has been resolved! I told them of my concerns and they appologized and said they didn't really the troubles they could be doing and will try harder to be more communicative in the future. The commission has now been paid for as well.


I have a bit of a dilemma and I'm not too sure what to do. The artist's name will not be said, at least not yet.

About a month ago, both me and my friend had a some cash in our paypals. I found an artist we both liked and decided to put in info for a commission. I had first contacted them in Gaia asking if they did commissions and found that they were doing a time of 100 picture challenge for 10$.

I didn't get a reply to me putting the info in the journal, so when he posted another journal, I commented on it and asked if he had seen the comment and where and when to send payment. No reply. After a while, I decided he wasn't going to do them and I told my friend. He spent the money on something on etsy instead. I woke up this morning and checked my submissions and low and behold, the picture for my friend was done. I hadn't been notified at all though, unless he notified my friend, even though I'm the one who gave him the info in the first place.

The picture looks great and I'm willing to pay the artist for his time, but I feel really put off, especially now that I'm going to have to pay for my friend. When I checked the artist's page today, I saw I was on a list, but I never knew and I don't think it's my responsibility to find lists to make sure I'm getting the commission, especially when I had asked about it and didn't get a reply.

I admit  I should have tried to contact him a bit more then that though.

Edit: I was able to go check my friend's FA page. He hasn't gotten any notification from the artist either, meaning he wouldn't have known it was finished.
Cetan - Tribal (Duo Radon)
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Zim Gekko, again

So here I am again, hoping this gets resolved, finally.

Timeline:

MFF 2008: I commission two pictures from Zim Gekko for $15 each. One is finished, one is not.

February 2010: I post about it to this community after attempting to get ahold of her through numerous emails, I got a reply from Zim, telling me to note her on FA. I do that, I don't hear back, it's never read.

May 2010: I posted here again hoping to get some kind of response. Nothing.

August 2010: I sent her a note on FA not expecting a reply as all my other notes went unread. I asked her for a refund of the $15 to finally close this going on two year thing. Miraculously, she responds, and asks for my paypal address, which I give her. She reads that note as well, but no money arrives in my paypal account.

A little over two weeks ago I sent her another note asking when I could expect repayment. I also sent her a note on LJ, neither of which has been read as far as I can tell. It's like, she says she's going to do something, and then completely drops the ball and develops amnesia or something, I don't understand. I was really certain I'd finally get my money back when she asked for my paypal, but still, no, nothing.

So here's hoping she reads this and just does the refund, because short of that, her saying "I'll do it" is as hollow as a kettle drum.