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Commissioned 9 months ago.

EDIT: Please stop leaving comments, the issue is resolved.

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I purchased an auction worth 100$ to help Shadowsani back in February. During that time I've been very, very patient. Saying hello, how are you, etc over Skype. Getting constantly told that he will work on it "when he has time" or "if he can find time to do it".
 And then suddenly on September, I completely lose contact with Shadow, and I go to talk to his Master/friend Sykes and I get told that Shadow is blocking all communication until the end of October for some reason. Well, its now November. I can't open a dispute on Paypal because it's been longer than 45 days (congrats for fooling me for longer than that.)

I did get a nice deal from one of Shadow's other auctions where I got 4 fully colored images for just $100 (which also took a long time to be completed) but as the community rules say, a bad transaction is a bad transaction, so here I am. 

The auction I paid for is gone, and I can't leave feedback for it because it's been erased from the databanks I suppose. But his furbuy is shadowedxrunes and he had one auction in July shown here:

http://www.furbuy.com/auctions/1017376.html

and just in case it gets deleted soon, heres a screenshot (warning, NSFW)


I'm also having trouble with another FA user named visualcommodity who I met on the furry website http://e621.net who posted a picture of Sierra Starpaw on the board, accepted a payment from me, and then closed off all contact. His name is Anthony Visconte and he got $45 usd off of me.

I will post edits/updates as they come around, hopefully everything will be resolved peacefully

Edit: visualcommodity contacted me just 10 minutes ago and I understand that he had net problems yesterday. hopefully he will complete the commission I asked for. :L

Edit #2: Contact re-established with Shadowsani. Refund received.
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ainoko_ironrose
Nov. 11th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
That's weird as Shadowsani usually takes about a month or two at best on his commissions, but he has stated many times in his journals that it could take a few months.
wolf_goat
Nov. 11th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
Shadow is rl female for one thing (and not trans), only her character is male.

But yeah, at the moment she is in way over her head with about 40 commissions outstanding and working on them in whatever order she feels like, I can imagine it's going to take her a long time to get to some of that art. It just troubles me when she takes on more commissions on top of it.

Anyway, I'd try noting her on FA about it and see what she says. I think that's about the best you can hope for, but with Shadow, you WILL get a ton of excuses.
kiwi_ai
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
"Shadow is rl female for one thing (and not trans), only her character is male."

Why? I mean with the imfo.
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bladespark
Nov. 11th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Dang. Shadow's always been a good customer, but I guess good customer and good artist aren't always the same thing.
rabid_wolfen
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I've always had good experiences with Shadow, except one pic which took a year or so - but I think that was because it was forgotten about. My friends who have also commissioned her have had..mixed experiences.
I am a bit confused abotu one thing though - when you say you've lost contact, do you mean you've been blocked?
erkgloom
Nov. 11th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he/she doesn't appear in my contacts list as "online" and hasn't for over a month now. I've had to direct ALL communications through her master/friend, Sykes. ._. as you can imagine this is extremely awkward and unprofessional...
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bf_fursuits
Nov. 11th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm working on getting all my commissions done by the end of this year, I blocked a number of my skype contacts [about 20 of them] who messaged me often to stop distractions while I worked on my commissions.

I haven't taken any work ontop of what I have to do currently, unless I needed to for rent and such. and those were quick and to be done the day of getting them.

you know if you REALLY need to get ahold of me, you can message sykes, who always passes on your messages.

sykes also told you about my situation, and that I would be blocking people on my skype while I got work done. unless he didn't?

I'm not going through the best of times at the moment, and my mood effects my art production, I wont go into details, but over the past 2 months [the space most people have been blocked on my skype] I've been fighting with my health, family issues and most recently, one of my pets dieing

[Shadow's fursuit account]
erkgloom
Nov. 11th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
He did tell me that, but the professional thing to do would be to tell me this yourself instead of getting your sockpuppet to do it for you. I'm sorry, but I am not amused by your antics

also, none of this is any reason to just take my money. if you can't handle doing work, you should NOT ask for work.

Edited at 2010-11-11 04:19 pm (UTC)
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bf_fursuits
Nov. 11th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
due to you not mentioning you paypal even if I wanted to refund, I took a look in my febuary folder of emails, and by a fuckton of luck, managed to find it, expect a refund, though you could have made this alot easier on yourself by doing the following things:

emailing me if you were unsure/worried [I've given it to you multiple times]

mentioning your paypal in the above message
bf_fursuits
Nov. 11th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
wow, you love being awkward? apparently the paypal you used to send money to me is unverified, it is bangaa@rogers.com meaning even if i refunded you, you would't /get/ the money anyway
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bf_fursuits
Nov. 11th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
just as a final thing, feel fee to visit my FA, [shadowsani on FA] take a look at my first page of submissions, 22 out of the 36 are commissions, and taking away old art and such, as well as things i myself have gotten...

thats 22 commissions and 4 personal images

to those who may think I'm not working on my list of things to be done :)
wyla
Nov. 11th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, yeah.

Granted if I was the commissioner I would have shot an email over with my paypal address stating that I wanted a refund. However, considering they'd been blocked by the artist without any forewarning, I can't say I blame them for wanting some kind of contact first!

"you know if you REALLY need to get ahold of me, you can message sykes, who always passes on your messages." Customer shouldn't have to rely on a go-between. Also this suggests that email may not have been effective and that they should be talking to Sykes for any contact? Idk, what do I know.

I know how it can be with finding the steam to work on some commissions, but if you can't face at least contacting your commissioners or even responding to them personally, just give them a refund straight up and don't take on any more work. I think the attitude in these posts alone is enough to turn a LOT of people away. :/
bf_fursuits
Nov. 11th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
I wont be taking commissions next year anyway, so its no loss to me, I blanket reply to my commissioners through FA, in this case erk was banned from FA, so that didn't apply to him, all my commissioners know updates are posted daily on FA to the current progess and who's commission will be done when, this is very much a one-off thing
stormslegacy
Nov. 11th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yea...judging by the nasty attitude in the comments I'd never want to deal with him O.o I don't know why people come onto communities like this and behave that way--it's a real turn-off. You'd be better off not defending yourself at all!

"I'm not taking commissions anymore" isn't a good reason to have an attitude...I mean what if you end up coming back in the future?
erkgloom
Nov. 11th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
please don't hassle the artist anymore, the refund's been given and I just wanna put this whole thing behind me. I made a big mistake coming here for help

your sympathy is appreciated but all of this is way more than I intended.
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kiwi_ai
Nov. 12th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
*stops leaving comments*
anjel_kitty
Nov. 12th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think this is a pretty sound warning for this artist.
tailsxfoxxninja
Nov. 13th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
the reason he blocked was so he could do his shit ur rude and ignorant
kayla_la
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Please keep your own rude comments to yourself, personal attacks like that are against the rules.
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