WHO: KuroKitten87: Other Affiliate names: kurokedel/coyabbit/coyandkuro
WHAT: Contest for a Traditional Wedding art piece with promised Cash Prizes
WHEN: April 28th, 2010
#1. The initial Contest entry journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1369985/ Screen Shot: http://flic.kr/p/azMBKC
#2. Her asking me directly in a note: http://flic.kr/p/azKH3i
#4. The "Contest Winners Soon" Journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1641663/ Screen Shot: http://flic.kr/p/azJXnR
#6. Noting me that I Won: #1 Screen Shot: http://flic.kr/p/azK89a #2. http://flic.kr/p/azK8dv
#8. Their Replies to my Private notes: Her Reply- http://flic.kr/p/azJZvF And His Reply- http://flic.kr/p/azMEdN
#9. Payed me for a set of Icons: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5078603/
#10. Additional Contest #2: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2001990/ Screen Shot: http://flic.kr/p/azMBNA
#11. Additional Contest #3: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2525493/ Screen Shot: http://flic.kr/p/azMBRS
Alas, I had given trust in both of them with the understanding I had to mail the entry in before June 26th for it to count in the contest. So yes, I know this was stupid and the wrong thing to do. Its called Instilling Trust, something I quickly, sadly learned not to do in the furry fandom. So, I mailed the piece out of the goodness in my heart knowing:If I win, I will get paid. [See Links #5, #6, #7] Lo and Behold, I win! Hurray!
ALSO: They had hosted 2 ADDITIONAL CONTESTS. Even after their 'Wedding themed' one and STILL NO ONE HAD BEEN PAID [See Links #10, #11]
Pay me (and the other winners), or MAIL THE WEDDING ART BACK I MADE AND SENT YOU.
SIMPLE AS THAT.
Her Husband: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/coyabbit
Kuros new account: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kurokedel
Their Joint account http://www.furaffinity.net/user/coyandkuro
#1 EDIT: Additional Images
Last Note I sent her about the contest: http://flic.kr/p/azSmjW
After that, I hear nothing until: http://flic.kr/p/azSmmN
I complete her commission in a timely manner, and she states "also I know its been a while since you won the contest.... but I should have enough to send the money next pay day after this^^"
The ball was left in her court.
Since posting this journal I have received a note saying: http://flic.kr/p/azSzxb
FYI as per Link #1, prize winner of 1st place she claimed would receive "$100 or $75 Depending on how much I have when I come home" From the beginning I have "instilled trust" in a complete stranger. I will keep this post updated with the end outcome of this incident.
#2 EDIT: Additional Images, Again (Probably not *too* important)
Re-reading through more of my note mountain, I see she had inquired about obtaining an Iron Artist slot of mine.
Here, she admits to Having the picture, and her husband "put the wedding pic you did on the wall in the livingroom beside his desk.... as soon as he got ahold of it^^"
This was also the last note I ever heard about wanting in my Iron Artist. No transaction of payment nor art was delivered.
#3 EDIT: Additional Images; Shipped my piece to a P.O. Box
Again, just more information: http://flic.kr/p/aAmsb5
Just to show you, that she took enough initiative to go to the P.O. box she pays to rent (Name, box number, city and zip withheld) to pick up the art I mailed her in May of 2010, but cant go back when she lived there, to mail me a payment back out when I was informed I won. Relevant.
#4 EDIT: Tracking Number Update
As of 11-1-11, 9:30 EST AM, the tracking number she had given to me seems to have successfully been dropped off at the post office and has an expected delivery date of Tomorrow Nov 2nd. Image: http://flic.kr/p/aAT77H
#5 EDIT: Issue Resolved
11-2-11 When I got home this afternoon I was pleasantly surprised at the package at my door. Kuro delivered and here is the picture proof: http://flic.kr/p/aBgR9Z
(Proof: Western Union M.O. cashed : http://t.co/v3GSTDI )
The hand written note included says what it says and I will say this in conclusion: This all could have been avoided Kuro, by being responsible on your end. I too am sorry it resulted in this, but remember that Actions speak louder than words. Thank you for finally holding up your end.
Admins, please tag this post and the new post as Resolved, thanks in advanced.