WHO: Lionel “Solion” of Lion of the Sun
WHAT: A fursuit head of my dragon character Eonis, done ‘realistically.’
Emails showing exactly what I ordered here: http://s1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/
WHEN: January 6th, 2009: Contacted Solion about getting a fursuit head.
January 7th – January 14th, 2009: Sent info, discussed options for the head.
January 14th, 2009: Sent payment.
May 24th, 2010: Contacted him asking for status of head.
June 4th, 2010: Attempted to continue previous conversation, in a different medium
June 24th, 2010: Talked to him at Anthrocon
September 27th, 2010: Contacted him again, asking for WIP shots
December 7th, 2010: Contacted him, asking for a refund, was promised one.
February 18th, 2011: Disappeared when I attempted to talk to him.
PROOF: Screenshot from paypal payment: http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/paypalinfocensored.jpg
EXPLAIN: On January 6th 2009, a friend of mine got me in contact with Solion while he was on their teamspeak server. After discussion that I wanted a fursuit head, he told me to send him an email with exactly what I wanted, so he could have it on file. He told me in the voice chat that he realistically wouldn’t have time to work on it until October of that year, and told me to send him half of the payment to start work on the head, and half when it was completed. The emails linked previously then occurred, payment was sent. I then did not hear for a while. October came and went with no contact from him.
On May 24th 2010, I emailed him, he responded on the 25th, mostly wanting to know what was going on, and why it was so late, seen here http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/secondemailchainconfirmingpayment.jpg . He did not respond to that last email, and I believed he was having email problems, so I attempted to contact him on second life, on June 4th, he responded on the sixth, seen here. http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/thirdchainsecondlife.jpg
I then saw him at AC 2010, where I confronted him in person about it. He told me his email was acting up, and said that he sent me a few other emails, which I never received. He then promised me he would find a way to email me work in progress pictures of my head, to prove he was still working on it.
On September 27th 2010 I emailed him again, asking for the work in progress pictures, got one response with no pictures, then he went silent again, email here http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/postACquestionchain.jpg
Finally, in December, I had enough. I emailed him on the 7th asking for a refund, he responded on the 9th promising he would send me a check for the money I owed him. IF he ever mailed one, I never received it. Email here http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/Finalemailchain.jpg
On February 18th, 2011, I was on second life, I saw that Solion logged on. I attempted to talk to him, and he disappeared quickly, log here http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/Eonisalpha/finalmessagelog.jpg
At this point, I just want the money back. It’s gotten completely ridiculous, it’s been…over two years now, with nothing to show for it.
************** Update 4/18/2011 ******************
Well, took some suggestions from you guys, because you're all awesome...started gathering docs for small claims court, sent him an email saying I posted here, and I got this!
(Hosted by my mate because I fail at photobucket)
While I doubt it's going to lead to anything more than the last promise, I'm hoping >.> Thanks for all the support and advice, guys!