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Furbid commissioner conker666

Another day and another failure in my commission business *sigh*

So, three weeks ago (16.04.2010) a person named conker666 from furbid won one of my auctions. Everything went smoothly at the beginning: communication established, reference and descriptions sent. The only thing was that he couldn't pay at once, stating that the payday was on 23.04. Okay, fine with me. 23.04 came; no reply from the commissioner. I shrugged it off as it was weekend and not everybody might be sitting in front of the pc during these days. So I mailed him back on 26.04. reminding him that he still didn't pay and that I won't start working on the commission until I receive full payment beforehand. No replies. Then, on 28.04 I sent him another email, saying that if he won't pay, I'll have to cancel his commission and leave him negative feedback on Furbid. And, oh my, he finally appears and asks how much he owes me. Good, I'm hoping that the payment will be finally done. After this email from 28.04 I haven't heard of him. Not even until now.

As for the furbid system - lately, I'm being afraid of leaving negative and neutral feedback to uncommunicative and bad commissioners, as they tend to reward me with the same negative/neutral feedback even if I had finished their picture or didn't take their commission at all due to the lack of payment.
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May. 7th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
Were I in your shoes, I would issue one last warning saying if payment itself isn't recieved by a set date (saying he'll pay is not enough) then you will do as you said you would before. Then, when you leave the negative feedback, make sure to note that in your complaint.

Not much else you can do at this point.
May. 7th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I don't really care now. I tend to take a couple of commissions, let's say 3-4, close all my active auctions and then work quietly. Since it's session time at the moment and I've already found a replacement for him (another commissioner won one of my auctions and already paid for it), it's no point in sending him countless emails. But when the session is over, I will definitely try to contact him one more time.
May. 7th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)

So I guess after 30 days of not getting payment or contact you can proceed to cancel the commission?

I wouldn't worry so much about the back and forth feedback thing. Usually if an artist has significantly more positive feedback than negative people can assume it was a customer situation.
May. 7th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
I don't get any positive feedback due to costumers forgetting to leave it/ignoring/whatever reasons they have, so it does affect me.
May. 7th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Also, I have my own rules established. So if the bidder doesn't pay within 7 days after his/her last reply, I assume that the commission is canceled.
May. 8th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
Can't help you there then, good luck with the rest of your commissions!
May. 7th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, Furbid doesn't have a feedback dispute process like FurBuy does? That seems crappy. =/
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May. 7th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
It does. But the last time I used it, it didn't work.
Also, emailing the admin was unsuccessful.
May. 7th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)

I'd suggest switching to furbuy personally, they're not perfect but they do seem to make more of an effort to sort out deadbeat bidders and feedback disputes.

Furbid often seems to be half dead these days.
May. 7th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
I tried furbuy, but I don't get as much commissions from there as I get from furbid. Funny, isn't it?
May. 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
Agreed with the cancelling and leaving your feedback. Tis obvious that they don't have the money if they have not gotten back to you.

¬¬; I've had the same thing happen to me on ebay, I bought something from someone selling as an "official" item, i got, it was bootlegged....I made my feedback and they left negative feedback for me too even though I paid straight up, I give no problem when it comes to buying from another....Needless to say this person is no longer on ebay >D, they were either removed or they removed themselves.
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