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Still waiting on Zim Gekko

This year's MFF marked two years since I paid her at MFF 2008 $30 for two sketch commissions and only received one. I have attempted to contact her through email, FA notes, and LJ messages since then to recover the $15 that never got spent on art, and managed to get as far as her asking for my paypal to refund me, and never getting the refund. That was something like four months ago, and I have not heard a word from her since, despite numerous attempts to contact her.

I'm not going to give up, though... $15 or $50, it's still my money, and she owes it back to me. I just don't understand why she would respond for my paypal address and then just ignore everything from there on. I know she reads this community too, or did, because that's how I last got in touch with her.
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spiffystuff
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Great. Gotta love it when folks pop in to save face and won't bother to follow through >:(
space_mutt
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
It's more like I haven't looked on here in a several months, that's cool though.

Nauta -
You just got your refund, try e-mailing me next time.
kayla_la
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
That was something like four months ago, and I have not heard a word from her since, despite numerous attempts to contact her.

It sounds like they tried?
space_mutt
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
I have literally zero e-mails from this person, but after logging into FA, I see that they did try to contact me through there a few times. Regardless, refund's been given, and now I'm catching up with everything else.
kayla_la
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
I marked it as resolved since you refunded them.
spiffystuff
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Looks like you told them to note you on FA last time you were here.
And it's not like you didn't know there was a problem.
space_mutt
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Yep, knew there was a problem, had other things that took priority, and now that those are over, I'm taking the time to deal with this one.
purpule
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
To be fair, poor excuse, especially since you're trying to imply that it's the fault of the commissioner for not emailing you when you told them to contact you through FA in th'first place.
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nauta
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the refund.

Well, I have sent a lot of emails to you in the past through the two email accounts I have, irkenprodigy and puffinpaws, the last time I heard from you through either of those was early 2009. I noted both of your accounts on FA as recently as a month ago, and noted you on LJ, but none of these methods ever amounted to anything.

I'm glad you have come through finally, though you've had my paypal address since 3 months ago the ball has kinda been in your court since that time.

No hard feelings, just thanks for closing this open book.
space_mutt
Dec. 2nd, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
he* him*
phineus
Dec. 3rd, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah I thought you were male, I was going to comment to correct that too. :P
2cuxi
Dec. 2nd, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Refund or not, this is a valid beware. Look at that 'tude. Glad they're out of the fandom.
digivolution
Dec. 2nd, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
Wow, real great attitude there. I like how he hasn't even bothered to seek out his commissioners or even log onto FA every once in a while to see if anyone needs refunding, since it seems like this isn't a new issue. Thank goodness Zim doesn't seem to be taking any more commissions, since it seems like he has a problem with following through.
duster
Dec. 2nd, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Blech, what a rotten attitude.

I don't understand the" I DON'T TAKE COMMISSIONS ANYMORE/LEFT THE FANDOM FOREVER I DON'T CARE IF I ACT RUDE TO PEOPLE AND RUIN MY REPUTATION LOLOLOLOL" attitude. What if you have to take commissions for an emergency in the future to cover surprise costs or bills? After treating people like a massive inconvenience nobody's gonna want to commission you when you need it the most. Foresight? What's that?
littlecrimson
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
I don't understand the "Not my problem" attitude here. Regardless of whether the person is in the fandom, online, or even on the street in front of you, stealing is wrong. Granted, the intention of completing the work/shipment may have been their initially, the second that it became clear that the work wasn't going to be done, the money should have been refunded. Not doing so is technically theft. Reputation doesn't really matter here. I guess it just says quite a bit about a person who is perfectly okay with taking another individual's money and disappearing with it. While money may be tight for you, it is pretty much tight for everyone right now. How would it feel if someone took $15 or even $60 from you and just disappeared with it? Money is money to all of us.
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