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Avsun Update


So! If you remember my post a while back, I was yet another person who got screwed when Avsun disbanded.  However, my case was a bit different than everyone else's, in that I had been sent pictures of my finished bodysuit, and all that was left to be done was to ship it.
However that didn't happen.
SO, as everyone told me to do, I tried contacting them through every single medium I could, but to no avail.

Somewhere in there, I sent a message to Prefur, the girl who Esh and Saluna apprenticed under, just asking her if she had a way of contacting them and could give that info to me.

Imagine my surprise, when I suddenly received a message from paypal over my claim dispute, that a tracking number is suddenly available! Damn amazing, given the circumstances.  A day or two later, Prefur messaged me back and explained that she gave Esh the money for shipping my body.  Apparently he has absolutely no money (so sorry to all y'all who are still trying to get refunds) and is just about homeless. 

But, because of Prefur's wonderful amazing help, my finished bodysuit arrived yesterday, and it's actually quite well made (thank god!)

Now, don't you all go and swamp Prefur and beg her for help, she said that she was trying to work on helping people because she felt so bad about how her previous apprentices have acted, but it's not her issue.  And she was exceedingly generous towards me, paying for the shipping and all.  I would even have paid for the shipping, even though I already had, but as we all know, Avsun is pretty much impossible to get a hold of.

So good luck to everyone still fighting for a refund, it really sounds like Esh has absolutely zero money to his name, but at least it seems as though Prefur is being the most wonderful person and trying to help this kerfuffle. 


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stormslegacy
Aug. 7th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Nice! It does look good =3

Glad to hear you're part has a happy ending at least, alway awesome to hear updates.
fatkraken
Aug. 7th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for Esh, but even when the business was in reasonable shape, he had issues with communication. Now more than ever he needs to let people know what is going on. Especially if he is sitting on their completed or near completed projects. With hundreds or thousands of dollars of other peoples money involved, the silent treatment is not going to work.
fatkraken
Aug. 7th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
additionally, this older entry has a lot of updates:

http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/466686.html

The facebook that Esh set up for customers to communicate with him has been deleted.
breakspire
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
wow. that seemed like it was the only way to contact him anymore
breakspire
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
oh wait.. the facebook page is still there
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clockmagic
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
This.
I hope something will be done and he figures something out.
fatkraken
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hell, I'm sure there are at least a few people who have finished work who would be willing to take the hit for postage and pay on their end for a courier service to pick it up (rather than just sending money and trusting them to spend it on postage). Better to pay $550 and actually GET a fursuit than pay $500 for a big fat nothing.
sarla23
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
I found this Facebook page for Avsun Mascots. Don't know how active it is. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002095414930
spiffystuff
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Well, I think it's good of prefur to help out - but perhaps not "amazingly wonderful", she did refer a LOT of the people who got screwed to these people, and made it sound a little like she was backing them (even if she didn't mean it that way).

I know if I'd done that, I'd feel at a tiny bit responsible, even if avsun is the truly guilty/liable party.

... speaking of which, so Esh is broke, what's Saluna's current role in all this?
fatkraken
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
Saluna and Esh split, and the business was disbanded. Only Esh has been heard of since, and said he was committed to completing orders, so presumably Saluna has nothing to do with it anymore.
borderdog
Aug. 8th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
The sad thing is, Saluna is just as responsible for all of this as Esh is. She was a part of the business and helped take people's money.

I'm guessing she can't be traced, because it seems odd to me that everyone just has an "oh well she left" attitude when it comes to her. Even Esh just brushed her off with a "whatever, she's gone, I'm the only one who can fix this" kind of comment.
Who cares if she doesn't want to be involved anymore? She needs to be the one issuing refunds before walking away.

I wonder if anyone has tried to track her down?
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red_se_kar
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
In her note to me she sounded like she felt really bad about that happened. But personally I don't bear her any ill will because I didn't find Avsun through her, so she has no part in that for me.

Like fatkraken said, it sounds like Saluna has completely abandoned everything and will not have a hand in fixing any of this, leaving Esh to deal with absolutely everything.
celarania
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
I disagree, Prefur went above and beyond. A recommendation is just that, saying that they have good quality of work (in this case) and are good at business. As far as I've been able to gather, the business broke down because of their marriage. That's not something a recommendation could possibly take into account. She is in no way responsible for Avsun breaking up and the business going nuts. Avsun is the only one responsible for what happened with their business.
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spyral_out
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Man, this whole situation is just tragic. For everyone involved, really.
puritikoneko
Aug. 8th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
Well, I'm certainly glad to see that at least one person has received SOMETHING from Avsun. Even if Prefur did have to get involved.

Also, I'd like to mention that the suit does look nice, and I'm glad you not only finally got something from them, but I'm glad you're happy with the product!
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