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So, I have been debating when to post here about this, or if even at all...

Back in early July, I posted on cosplay.com's marketplace board. I wanted to get a couple costume parts commissioned for NYAF (this coming weekend). Normally I make my costumes myself, but my priority was getting art done for the convention since I'm in the AA there.

I got a lot of offers, but I wanted someone who was going to offer me a low price since I am spending so much on art things for the con. They didn't have to be super extravagant, as long as they were decent.

Then I got an offer from "RAWRsan". One of the items I wanted made was the school shirt only from High School of the Dead. She said she could do it for $20 (Yeah, the male name made me wonder too, but there was a time several years ago where I shared a paypal account with my father...again, I put too much faith in people). I was more than happy with this price, as that was really cheap for what cosplay commissioners normally charge. It did cross my mind, however, "too cheap?". Her work looked decent enough though, and I thought to myself, "I'll take the chance"....because sometimes I charge people just $5 for a full color + simple background image commission. I had faith that maybe there was someone who just charge low sometimes because they loved what they do. Of course I was wrong.

**UPDATE EDIT* Well...she messaged me back on cosplay.com the day after I posted this here...and also returned my money.

I message her Aug. 22ed, and asked how it was going (as she never responded to me after I sent her payment). I asked if she had progress pictures. Four days later she respond:

hello I dont have any progess pictures yet but i have bought the material to get started and have practiced on another shirt. Since this is just the shirt it will be finished very quickly I just had 2 other big orders to do before this one but not to worry your shirt will be finished ond sent out in 2 weeks or less.

Of course nothing came...so I messaged then Sept. 18th, asking how it was coming along....yeah, I know, beating a dead horse.

Then, on the 20th, I tried sending her an email...and then a final PM on the 25th...as she has had activity on the site since after the 18th.

So yeah, I was scammed out of $20, and it's my fault because I shouldn't have fallen for it, I guess...but I just wanted to write this in case this "woman" is doing so to more people, for more money.

So, cosplay user: RAWRsan
Email: omg_millie@yahoo.com

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oceandezignz
Oct. 4th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
I'm on Coscom too, and I do believe that Admin coldblocks users from the marketplace or from the site in general if you report an incomplete deal to them. If you don't get the shirt or any contact by say... Wednesday, take all your evidences to him.
full_on_zombie
Oct. 4th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you. I was trying to give her the benefit of the doubt...in hoping that I would see her sign on before the con to give her one last chance to respond to me. If the con passes, and the status is the same, I was going to also write about her on the "commissioners not to go to" forum on the site.
spiffystuff
Oct. 5th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Nice icon!
It's probably too late now, but you can always file a paypal dispute if someone doesn't get things shipped to you in a timely fashion. And if you paid with a credit card (through paypal) you might also still be able to file a dispute with them!
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kayla_la
Oct. 4th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
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Yeah, ignore pingback bot. Dunno why he's popping up here just 'cause I put the post in the archive.
kriscynical
Oct. 4th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
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lol. I just saw the blank comment space and immediately heard my inner grade-schooler go "Ummmmmm! Somebody deleted their commennnnnt!" but then it was just a pingback bot. What a let-down. XD
the_lest
Oct. 4th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
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gahahah, I did that too XD
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kayla_la
Oct. 4th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Pingback bot is nosy!
thaily
Oct. 4th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
It's not really your fault, sometimes good people do work for cheap and are honest and decent. Sucks that you hit upon a bad egg though, hope the situation is resolved soon :/
rawrchan
Jan. 8th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
That name is disturbingly similar to mine. =|

Good thing I mainly go by "IsaidRAWR" on any websites I would have been commissioned on. Ugh. ._.;

That and I only draw stuff. =U
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