WHO: She goes by Vanyabear http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vanyabear/
and her old name was Shwee http://www.furaffinity.net/user/shwee
WHERE: I commissioned her on fa through her vanyabear account http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vanyabear/
WHAT: I bought two badges off of her when she was having a sale, they were traditional badges laminated with clip. She started deleting all of her submissions after I bought them though so no screencap.
WHEN: I paid for the badges August 29th 2012.
PROOF: Paypal payment http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyapaypal.jpg
EXPLAIN: I contacted vanya on one of her submissions during a sale for badges she was having and paid for the badges August 29th later that night.
She posted on my page pictures to the badges the next day. Aug 30th.http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyascreenshot.png
Shortly after she posted them to my page she deleted them from her gallery. The pictures were of two finished, laminated badges of my characters though.
Two and a half weeks went by and I sent her a simple and friendly shout asking if she had shipped the badges.
She replied with this http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyascreenshot2.png
The journal she is talking about she deleted less than two days later.
The end of the month came and went, and a month after the last shout I sent her another asking again if she had sent the badges yet.
She replied on October 18th http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyascreenshot3.png
saying that she would have them out the NEXT DAY.
I didn't get the badges in the mail so I asked her again this time I was getting impatient because I wanted the badges for a convention on November 3rd.
October 26th http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyascreenshot3.png
She told me to read the journal she posted, which said that she just had a minor surgery and was in the hospital for a couple days. Now I understand that she wasn't feeling well but at this point I had already waited 2 months for these badges and she had no excuse for the previous delays.
At this point she had explained in her surgery journal that she was too broke+busy+sick to do anything.
She then posted this journal begging money and commissions for a dildo from bad dragon
Oct 30th http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyadildo.png
I felt I had to ask her again when my badges would be shipped. She was already taking on new commissions but she didn't have the time to ship out one envelope. I then threatened to post her here on Artists Beware. She said she was shipping the badges with a refund as soon as she could make it to the post office.
Another month had come and gone and I never received anything from Vanya.
Then on Nov 27th she posts this http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyagoodbye.png
She took the time to go through and delete all of her submissions, journals, shouts and favorites and all out abandoned her account.
On the Journal two other people beside myself commented asking "what about our refunds?" So I started talking to other people who had commissioned her. She left every single one of us without a way to contact her and never refunded anyone.
The next day Nov 28th the account that she had "given" to her "friend" posted a shout http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/dymitripost.png
I won't lie, I don't believe for an instant that she gave away her character and her brand new fursuit to anyone.
I sent her "friend" a note asking if there was anyways to contact her.http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/dymitriexplain.png
They tell me that Vanya is without internet and that is why she is no longer online.
Yet I still see her posting updates on facebookhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyafbshot.png
There are also no posts at all about her having a surgery on facebook and it's pretty obvious that she is still the owner of her Demitri character.
All I can say is stay as far away from this person as possible. She owes money to so many people and I am surprised she has never been posted on here before. I never received my badges or any sort of refund or even an apology.
UPDATE: She did send me a refund for the badges on the 11th of December but today(Dec 14th)she sent me an email calling me a stalker http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyaemail_zpsadc17d72.png
even though all these screen caps were all directed at me or were posted publicly.
I had hope for her when I saw that she posted her suit up for sale to pay back all the money she owes, but then a friend linked me this http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k305/Wahaneta/vanyafurbuylie_zps6f5e147a.png
Apparently she plans on spending all the money for refunds on a new $800 suit when she is only selling hers for $700.
Needless to say after the whole experience with her I hope to never hear from her again and I wish the best for the other people she owes money to.