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This is actually more an inquiry then a beware just so you guys know.

I would like to know if anybody has heard from the artist/fursuit maker known on FA as Brio.  http://www.furaffinity.net/user/brio

Four months ago I had bought a pre-made fursuit head from her and all was fine and dandy.  Contact was established, payment made and arrangements to replace the fun-fur white parts with nicer stuff ensued.  Two months later it was ready to ship but was sent back due to improper packaging and for the inconvience they had offered a set of paws with the head and of course I accepted and even offered to throw in some extra money if she could extend the paws with some short sleeves for easy conceilment with clothing, but during these final negotiations communication stopped.  I was puzzled but didn't think much of it.  Two months later still no word from her so I send an email and a pm to her FA and even added their AIM (I also noticed that her FA hasn't been updated in two months as well)....three weeks later I still haven't heard a peep...and its almost exactly one week now from AC...the very con I had bought the head to wear to and the only con I attend all year...  At this point I'm more then a little annoyed.  I know things come up and I know that everybody has a life to live....but this seems a little much...I mean all I ask is a little confirmation that she has not forgotten me.  For at this point I'm just a girl out both a head and a large sum of money (285 dollars to be exact)....

(noticing her shouts that she had been seen about two weeks or so ago at a small event by two furs, but others seem to also be having a problem contacting her....)

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spiffystuff
Jun. 25th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
... improper packaging? That sounds... strange.
skulldog
Jun. 25th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
It's uncommon, but not out of the question. Basically it means a package opened in some fashion before it left the shipping point, usually low quality tape coming undone. I had it happen once with a very stuffed package, they sent me a card telling me to come pick it up at the post office.
keekswaffle
Jun. 25th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
I'm also waiting on some simple suit stuff from her (ears and a tail). I noted her once on FA after I had won her auction and sent payment but haven't received word. Have you considered asking one of her more active friends? I don't know the proper ways to go about this situation either I'm afraid.
skanrashke
Jun. 25th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
If you paid via paypal, email her letting her know if you do not recieve the head by Anthrocon, you will be retracting your payment.

Basically, just send her an email(Or two, send a duplicate just in case her email eats one as that has been known to happen among various email sites) letting her know if you don't get it pre-AC you're retracting payment. If she hasn't started the paws, you should just ask for the head. If you don't get it by AC, retract payment. If you bought via an auction site, leave feedback.
katarusan
Jun. 25th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
I have Brios number. I was made aware of this recently, and i have told her. She told me she hasnt had the chance to get to teh post office. Why? idk. I havent seen her or been able to get in touche with her frequently in almost a 2-3 weeks?

However i did let her know. So try her FA and she if she responds, if you need anything else , ask and ill do my best.
shadowravenx
Jun. 26th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this X3
I'll try sending a second message to her FA then. At this point I'm not so much worried if I will get it by AC (which is pretty clear I pry won't) but that I do get it eventually. XD

If things go on for awhile with more silence I may have to call on you again to see what it is she is up to XD

(is she usually this hard to contact or has this been a recent thing?)
katarusan
Jun. 26th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
i couldnt tell you. I only just met her a few weeks ago, and ive tried calling her atleast 8 times and only got her once
drakenbyte
Jun. 27th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
She hasn't sent those out yet? Oh lordy, I'm so sorry, I bugged her about shipping about them too, I swore she said she was fixing them up to send out. Now I feel bad for promoting something she hasn't done good on. :C I thought she'd be good on it.

I'm a friend of hers, but I haven't been able to contact her once since FWA. She's VERY hard to contact, and pretty much the entire time I've known her, she has been. I saw her once at Jacon, but then I haven't been able to get in contact with her since. She said she had lost her phone charger, and had to charge her phone via computer, and thus couldn't actually keep a charge. I do know that I heard from a mutal friend she had to get two jobs recently though.

I have found out about something more recently though. She apparently has a new FA account, but mentions no where that she's Brio. But she had used this name before on the TLK community. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/shurah/

If we ever get to see her again, I will try to see if I can get something out of her about what's going on. But I'm also owed pieces by her as well, with very little on the progress.

Good luck, and I'll try to see if I can contact her!
keekswaffle
Jun. 28th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I hate to be a bother, but could you check on my shipment as well? I won an ear/tail set via Furbuy, they were lime green and a sabrecat type.

I'm going to try messaging her on this other account as well. Hope I'm not being a pain. n.n;;
drakenbyte
Jun. 28th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I really haven't been able to get in touch with her at all, and that's the biggest problem. I'll try to see if I can though!
keekswaffle
Jun. 28th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Thanks so much =)
cass_rising
Jul. 1st, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
FYI: I am also waiting for stuff from her - just got a note on FA apologizing for the delay (apparently she had some sort of personal problems and poofed off the net entirely). Try her again now if you haven't yet gotten in touch. Also, try the email address that's listed on her website.
cass_rising
Jul. 1st, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Addendum to previous post: See here http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/809724/
onai_wolfwind
Jul. 18th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Brio's a friend of mine. She's been very busy with tons and tons of commissions right now. And from what she said she has basically been, living out of her car. I can talk to her about getting the head out sometime this week, and maybe I can help her out with it.
shadowravenx
Jul. 23rd, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, I would really like to see it get shipped out...since it is physically done and everything....I would then be out of her hair about this matter....
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