April 20th, 2011

serene Death
  • jinoki


In 2009  I commissioned a small plush from Milktea on FA ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/milktea/ ) for 25 dollars. There are no longer any examples of them, but they were kinda cute mushroom like plushies, very simplistic. She seemed to be very easy to work with and was quick to send me a rough draft of the design in question. It was approved and I assumed that she would be getting to work. She was quick to produce little freebee tags for those that bought commissions from her:  http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2608596/ (NSFW, boobies)
Things went downhill from there. Unfortunately I no longer have any of the notes from 2009.

The artist seemed to have some issues coming up off and on, which is fine, everyone has problems arise and some stuff needs to be put on the back burner. However, when next I asked in a long since deleted journal (I believe this was early 2010, I might be off) when we'd be seeing the commissions, I got no reply.

There were several updates along the way, but no signs of anything having been done, no actual updates on the commissions. March 28th I finally sent her a note explaining that if she was not going to produce the doll, that I would appreciate a refund. There has been no reply since then, though it's been read.

I really don't enjoy complaining about this sort of thing and I know that sometime life can distract both commissioner and commissionee from talking, but when I've made several attempts to even get info on what's going on and get no reply, it is discouraging and not the way to do business. I'm out both money and plush and I am done being patient about it.

For now I would say avoid doing business with Milktea.

Avsun Mascots

This is my first time posting here, and fatkraken expressed interest in there being a general Avsun post, and having other customers post their experiences in the comments, whether they be good or bad experiences. If this is not allowed, I'm sorry :C

The OTHER Avsun post: artists-beware.livejournal.com/447483.html

WHO: Avsun Mascots

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

WHAT: A body suit for an existing partial of my character. Concept art: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4856848/

WHEN: I first contacted Avsun for a quote late November, 2010. Contact was fairly consistent at first, and they were extremely friendly. I was quoted at $665 for a bodysuit, and sent the downpayment of 30% in early December. A duct tape dummy was made and sent out as well. The last actual email I received from them was 4 days after I sent the payment. In the beginning of February, I got a mass email sent out to their customers explaining they were sick. I've sent them several emails since, asking if they've received my duct tape dummy, and asking other simple questions. I have not received a response since mid December.

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EXPLAIN: Usually, for me, this situation would not yet be bad enough to make a post here about it. However, after seeing the previous post about them HERE I became very worried. Fatkraken wanted to have one big post where other people can post their stories about Avsun, good, bad, or ugly.

After seeing the other post, I really don't think I will be seeing my $200 or suit from them. I don't quite know what to do.

Like I said at the top, I've never posted to artists_beware before, so I apologize if something is off or wrong :(

EDIT: Here is their pathetic excuse for a twitter, looks like it was made the same time the other post about them was made here on artists_beware. I think its a coverup saying LOOK WE ARE DOING WORK. But there are no pictures or evidence of any kind that anything is actually being done. http://twitter.com/#!/Avsun_Studios

EDIT 2: Added the most recent email to the screenshots and fixed the blurring.