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TinyFoxtaur aka GAFoxtaur

I had to give this a long think before deciding to post here. A friend suggested I should, so here goes:

Nearly 3 years ago, I commissioned http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tinyfoxtaur aka http://www.furaffinity.net/user/gafoxtaur for an expensive commission. I've since paid it in full; a total of $500 for a 4-page comic. He has since finished the linework. Since then, trying to reach him is like pulling teeth. He has yet to finish coloring my commission. The few times I was fortunate to finally chat with him on YIM, he seemed very apologetic and kept promising me to finish it. Since then, nothing.

I understand my friend and others are in the same boat, waiting for him to finish their art. I don't know if his schedule prevents him from finishing his obligations, but come on! Three years for mine? I'm not asking for my money back, I just want him to finish what he promised.

Here are the PayPal receipts:

http://tinypic.com/r/27ytjdh/7
http://tinypic.com/r/bgve3p/7
http://tinypic.com/r/2ntfd3p/7
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kayla_la
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'm going to state right off the bat that I expect everyone to behave in this post and treat it like any other beware. Starting drama WILL get you a warning, at the very least.

That said, lupine_assassin, you might want to consider adding screencaps and more info.

Edited at 2011-02-14 08:10 pm (UTC)
lupine_assassin
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
*nods* I was cautious at first while posting this. I made two more posts since then. I assume they're still being reviewed; they haven't appeared yet.

I have screencaps if you need them.
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shukivengeance
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Judging by the shouts you're not the only one, unless they are you. Maybe others will come forward with their stories.

Regarding this post, information proving the exchange would be appreciated.
lupine_assassin
Feb. 14th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
I paid him in installments. Do you need to see all the receipts?
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succendo
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Needs more screencaps.
lupine_assassin
Feb. 14th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm searching my PayPal records now.
connorgoodwolf
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, how old is the guy?

I pulled his information, but wikifur says he was born in 67'. Makes me wonder if he is still kicking.
foxhack
Feb. 14th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, there are people older than 40 in the fandom. I used to know a guy who was close to 60 years old.
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paradiseforlorn
Feb. 14th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
I commissioned him at FWA last year for a gift for my boyfriend. I wanted to surprise him with it. Well That never happened.
Since he still owes me art as well. I paid him in full, and have since sent him a note asking for at least an update. And his notes have been left unread.
I know he's still active, and he's still asking for commissions.

It's been a year for me waiting. I know others have waited longer.

[edited to add]

I have saved all my convos with him on Fa, if links, or something is needed, I'll be happy to provide them. Please know I am a Very patient person, When I know what is going on. But if someone chooses to ignore, then I'm not so patient.



Edited at 2011-02-14 09:47 pm (UTC)
lupine_assassin
Feb. 14th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
I still have a convo saved from the last time I chatted with him.
lupine_assassin
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
PayPal receipts attached.
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lupine_assassin
Feb. 15th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
But recently he started posting journals on his old FA page.
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tervicz_renard
Feb. 15th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat here, already made a post about him here. A 50$ commission over 2 years ago and never received a thing. About that time he begged desperately for money claiming he could not pay for his bill. I suspect there may be more commissioners duped by this guy, with small 5$ sketches.
lupine_assassin
Feb. 15th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
I saved the last convo I had with Higgs. If the mods need me to post it here, I'd be more than happy to.
thaily
Feb. 15th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Oh, Higgs. He has something of a reputation for always being open for commissions but hardly ever doing them. Considering his age I also doubt he's ever going to change. Did you pay via Paypal using a creditcard? Or a bank account? Maybe try talking to them about reversing the payment, though it's unlikely since it's been so long. Otherwise, small claims court. I don't think you'll see your money back any other way.
johnthornbush
Feb. 15th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
ahh yes
I've been in fandom since about 1996 and a piece of advice I got from someone was to never get art from him, as he will never get it done. Sad, it seems that sage advice from all those years ago was spot on.
riskyrussian
Feb. 15th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
I think with that amount of money this might be able to go to small claims court couldn't it? Especially since other people have suffered the same fate here.

If not that, then keep trying to get a hold of him, or even just threaten the suit. Sometimes knowing someone is just considering doing it is enough to kick someone in the butt y'know?
jay_puma
Mar. 10th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
I just wanted to add mention that I'm in the same boat as tervicz, as is another friend of mine. A desperate cry for money, and then nothing to show for it.

As I mentioned on Tervicz post, he has said he planned to attend FWA again. If he's there, is it worth trying to do anything? Confrontation, boycott?
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