Last year Beeejaay was a close friend of my boyfriend's friend, so my boyfriend commissioned a badge from her in the artist's alley and received it. It was a cute badge so I decided to get one as well, besides I always like to help out a friend. I wasn't all that concerned seeing as it was a friend of a friend so i admit I paid her there instead of doing the whole receipt thing they do at AC, plus the AA was about to close and I didn't want to bother with the line. Looking back this was a poor decision on my part as I don't have physical proof anymore, but like I said I wanted to help a friend; so lesson learned.
Anyway, my badge wasn't completed at AC so I figured I would have it mailed out to me. AC was around the 4th of July last year and I get this note from her after the con:
Sent By: Beeejaay On: July 13th, 2009 02:17
I need your address kthnx :>
I reply with a thanks and my address.
Time goes on and I don't see anything; nothing in the mail no progress sketches, nothing. so eventually I reply with my own FA note:
Sent By: EenyuWolf On: March 15th, 2010 10:06
I didn't want to bother you about this as I don't want to be a pest, but I feel like it's been a while and I would like to inquire about the badge I commissioned from you at AC '09.
If you need a reff again I have one here:
If you would rather refund the $20 that would be fine, but I would rather have the badge.
Thank you for your time,
This note still sits unread and her FA profile is cleared out and abandoned. I probably shouldn't have waited so long to follow up, nor have been so passive but I have a bad habit of worrying that I am pestering artists. She has also had a falling out with my boyfriend's friend and I also know that she owes two of my other friends commissions from AC '09 as well.
I could have handled things better, but I still don't think it makes up for her taking my money along with the money of others and just dropping off the face of the earth like she seems to have done.