To begin, my gripe is with <a href="http://www.furaffinity.net/user/opiumrevolution/">OpiumRevolution</a>
I ran into this artist at Anthrocon, specifically July 4th. I was starting a new sketchbook, and had gotten some sketches from some artists I really liked. I contracted her out for a holiday theme piece, and paid up front, as was the practice of artist's alley there. She said she would start on it that afternoon and have it ready by Sunday. I gave her my contact info, and also put it in my notebook.
Sunday passed, with no contact. I managed to find the artist's DA and FA accounts. For the record, they are the same.
I reached out to the artist via FA on July 5th, receiving a reply the next day indicating it would be shipped out by July 7th. I offered to pay for the shipping, but the seller declined, saying they would cover it. This was the last contact I heard from them.
I have contacted them since on July 18th and 22nd, as well as August 7th and 26th, without response. The most recent was to warn her I would be making this public.
At this point, I'd be so happy to just get my dang book back. Hope no one else got burnt like I did.
UPDATE: I got contact from the seller today- She says she's been swamped with commissions-I'm waiting on the book, but giving her seven business days from Monday in order to get the book to me, but pending contact.