Eveshka (eveshka) wrote in artists_beware,
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Buyers beware of Yfael on DA/LJ.

Yfael on LiveJournal: http://yfael.livejournal.com/ <-- Where, I will note that she has been active and had some bad luck. But the bad luck was recent... and this transaction has taken over a year.

Yfael on DeviantArt: http://yfael.deviantart.com/

She takes money and skips out.

Witness:

Momocon March 16, 2008, I commissioned a mouse from her in person as the one on her table was her 'last one and she'd sold it to someone else'. Paid in advance, and then started the fiasco. I paid cash, and wrote my info in her notebook. She handed me her DA account information as well as a link to a dead website: yfael.com (Of course, given that I was at a convention, I couldn't see that the website was dead until -after- I paid, and was at home.)

All communication took place on DeviantArt, as below. Where there isn't a 'To' field was when I posted directly to her DA account page and not via a note.

To: ~Yfael
Date: Apr 6, 2008, 5:23:32 PM
Hi! Just checking on the status of my Momocon commission! I'd commissioned a mousie!

From: ~Yfael
Date: Apr 6, 2008, 8:38:57 PM
Hey, it's all done, I just need to pop him in the mail for you ^_^ Sorry, I've just been *really* busy, I've been doing nothing but traveling and the family's in town. But I should be able to pop it into the mail hopefully sometime this week, if at the very latest, monday next week, I'll note you back with the tracking number ^_^

To: ~Yfael
Date: Apr 7, 2008, 4:28:46 AM
Thanks! I can't wait to get him!

-no answer-

To: ~Yfael
Date: May 7, 2008, 3:10:26 PM
I'd like to know if I'll ever see my mousie... It's been a while since Momocon.
Thanks.

-no answer-

=eveshka May 4, 2008, 7:13:57 AM
I am still waiting for my commission from Momocon. Please let me know what is going on.

-no answer-

To: ~Yfael
Date: May 10, 2008, 5:21:43 PM
So... do you always take money from people and then blow them off?
Or will I actually get my commission from Momocon?

-no answer-

To: ~Yfael
Date: Jun 11, 2008, 7:33:24 PM
One month.
This is absurd.
Am I EVER going to see my commission?

-no answer-

eveshka Sep 2, 2008, 7:11:12 PM
Looks like I'll never see my commission. Thanks for taking my money.

-no answer-

I have found her on other forums since and attempted to reopen communications, but she is completely unresponsive. Two days ago, I posted again on her DA:

=eveshka 2 days 3 hours ago
Now that I know that you will have an AA table at AWA this year...
Will you PLEASE complete the commission I paid you for at Momocon 2008?

But again, no answer.

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She also owes masaothedog here on LJ a commission as well. At this point, I want to make dead level certain that others aren't taken by her as well as she has just recently entered a very high-dollar hobby known as Asian Ball Jointed Doll collecting, and it would be incredibly easy to scam people out of hundreds of dollars. I also apologize for the length of this post.

Should this come to any resolution, I will post appropriately, but I do think that I'm rather out my luck and my money.
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