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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.

---

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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lastres0rt
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Scammers? In MY MomoCon?!
... I am PISSED someone would pull that stunt at MomoCon. Those tables are hard as hell to grab (and worth gold since they're so cheap!), and to see them go to someone like that is disgusting.

Want me to pass this on to the folks who run the show?

Also, did you try finding her at this year's MomoCon as well?
eveshka
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Re: Scammers? In MY MomoCon?!
Well... I'm an AD for AWA, and Jesspanda knows about this. I also staffed Momo this year in addition to having an AA table of my own and didn't see Yfael in the room.
lastres0rt
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Re: Scammers? In MY MomoCon?!
So you're better connected than I thought. Good to hear. ^_^

Also, there were two rooms of AA at the con this year -- one in the same spot as last year, the other one next to the karaoke stage. Did you check both?
eveshka
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Re: Scammers? In MY MomoCon?!
;)

Yup. I was in the upstairs, and made a point to walk down to the other side of the world and look. No luck, but man, those rooms are getting crowded! (The rain didn't help.)
lastres0rt
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: Scammers? In MY MomoCon?!
Well, yeah. That's the price of free admission.

They did a much better job of handling the traffic flow this year tho'.
eveshka
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Re: Scammers? In MY MomoCon?!
I was the Steampunk chick with the cane up on the top floor making people keep moving on Saturday. I just channeled House for a few hours and harassed people. I had fun, they laughed, but more importantly... they kept moving.
laneypanda
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up on her, I hope you get some kind of feedback though =(

I frequent AWA almost every year and have heard of Momocon. I wonder if we're local.

P.S. Dr. Who is amazing
eveshka
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Here you go! http://www.onegaistudios.com/momo/

I don't really expect anything at this point. I just don't want others to be taken too.

And yes, Dr. Who is the best! ^_^
laneypanda
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
I didn't mean local to the con. I know where it is and what it's all about. I was talking about you, the poster, lol
eveshka
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Ah! I'm in Canton... way the heck up north.
laneypanda
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Oooh.
lastres0rt
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
MomoCon is awesome. Thousands of folks packed into the Georgia Tech campus for an anime convention with FREE(!) admission.

... and the price to sell stuff there is pretty good, too, since they only have to charge what it cost them. ;) The downside is that competition is pretty fierce for said tables.
anjel_kitty
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Wow she does seem like she just sort took your money and ran. I'd let the people in the artist alley at Momocon know for next year that she took your money and never delivered and see if there is anything they can do about keeping her from scamming new people.
minimalismo
Apr. 22nd, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Is there any way to tell the con so she doesn't get a table ever again?
sankuri
Apr. 22nd, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
Definitely see if you can contact the people running MomoCon and warn them about her and what she's done. You may not get the item or your money back, but you can make sure people are warned about her practices.

OT: yay BJD! ♥
frazzled_niya
Apr. 22nd, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
I agree with others about contacting MomoCon about her. It's not right that she has a table and accepts money from people and doesn't deliver...even if it's one two even three people out of many. It's still wrong.
stormslegacy
Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Why is this tagged resolved?
eveshka
Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
stormslegacy
Apr. 23rd, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! I didn't put two and two together so I was confused. I'd edit this one with a link so people know.
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