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WHO: Tailbiteryena

WHERE: This is the link to the head she was offering: http://fursuitauctions.livejournal.com/2218735.html

WHAT: Fursuit head and tail, an Oshawott like character.

WHEN: The "auction" began and ended on October 24th, 2011.

PROOF: http://fursuitauctions.livejournal.com/2218735.html (same link as above) that is the post where she offered the head. I was the first one to take her up on the offer, so she closed the auction.
That link included a post I made almost a week ago asking about a tracking number.
I have sent her several private messages over LJ and have not gotten anything back.

Some screenshots:

That was the first message I sent them the first night they offered the head

This is the one response I had from them and my response with my address (blocked out of course)

Three messages I sent, 2 weeks ago, 1 week ago, and then tonight, trying to get some information on the head.

The paypal screen that shows that I sent the 70 bucks, 50 for the head and tail and 20 for shipping (which I thought was way too much but I wasn't about to argue too much about it)

EXPLAIN: Honestly there isn't too much to say. I spoke with the person the night that they offered the head, but I have not heard from them afterwards. I know they said that they were moving and that was why they wanted to money that night, so I sent them the money that night, because they wanted to send it before they moved.

This is the first time I have posted here, so I hope that everything is correct here. I am not here to badmouth this person, I just want my head that I paid for, that is all...
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Nov. 10th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
We can't see the LJ entry.
Nov. 10th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Community only, it's free to join.
Nov. 10th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
So, it's been two weeks?

Good think you paid with paypal and are still within the dispute timeframe... I'd send her a note saying you will dispute the funds if it's not sent to you within a week, and then do so if you hear nothing from her in a week. Also be sure to ask for a tracking number.
Nov. 10th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
how long is the dispute timeframe?
Nov. 10th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
45 days
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Like IK said, 45 days from time of payment. Also, opening a dispute doesn't mean they automatically yank the funds - I think it starts as a claim, you get a chance to work things out, then can escalate to a dispute, then paypal will yank funds if they find in your favor.

Once you close a claim or dispute I think you can't reopen it so if you do open one don't close it until your stuff is in your hands.
Nov. 10th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
You have it backwards, dear.

You start as a dispute and then escalate it to a claim. ;)
Nov. 10th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Whoops! Thanks for the clarification, I've not had to do it myself so far, thankfully, just read about others! :X
Nov. 10th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
You have 45 days to dispute the transaction with paypal. Keep trying until you near the date. Upon failure of contacting, issue a dispute with Paypal and request the seller phone number.

Of course, this is dependent on whether or not you performed a normal transaction vs a gift(which cannot be disputed).
Nov. 10th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
It's been two weeks.
There are other methods, such as those being mentioned here, other than requestion a phone number.
If she wanted to be contacted via a phone number, she would have given it out. To go searching for it, is borderline stalkerish.
Nov. 10th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Regardless what you think, business is business.

Paypal gives out the information freely during disputes.
Nov. 10th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I believe their point was that asking a third party for someone's personal information is still intrusive.
Nov. 10th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
ah, I see. Well the choice is up to the individual, that's all I can say.
Nov. 11th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
I really have no intention of finding her phone number unless things becomes VERY VERY drastic, and maybe not even then.. I dont like that idea.
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
Did you send the payment as a gift or as a purchase of goods/services? If you sent it as a gift, you can't dispute it through PayPal...
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
The picture says "Payment Sent", which means it was sent as a normal transaction.

Also, I'm fairly sure you can't send gift payments with a credit card.
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
You can send a gift/personal payment with a credit card, but PayPal does charge the fee in those instances.
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
I would suggest sending an email to the address you sent the payment to.

LJ Messaging well, plain sucks.
Nov. 10th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
So very this.
Sometimes it's been over a week before I get notification of a private message via LJ. Email takes only up to an hour, and I use gmail. LJ private messaging is very unreliable.
Nov. 10th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Oooh, I remember that head.

Hope things work out well for you. Maybe they just got tied-up in the move?

Who knows. Good luck, though. :) Like everyone else said-- try sending an e-mail saying you'll file a dispute and then do so if they fail to respond.
Nov. 10th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
If I recall correctly, she is in the process of moving.
I want to say that I remember her saying something about limited contact for the time being, due to that.

My best suggestion would be to see if you can find someone closer to her, to relay the message.
Nov. 10th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
If you have an FA and haven't contacted her, you should! http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tailbiter/ she seems to have been active there a few days ago.

Best of luck!
Nov. 10th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
*contacted her THERE
Nov. 10th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
her FA says she has moved officially the 6th but has no internet yet.
Nov. 11th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
she said she was sending it *before* she moved that was why she wanted to sell it fast....
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Nov. 23rd, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
Mod speaking
You need to go here: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/profile

And click "Post" on the top-right in order to submit a post.

However, before it can be approved, your post needs more proof in the form of screen-caps of your transaction. For example, your payment to her, notes/emails between you and her about the transaction, her journals mentioning the commissions, etc. If you paid via PayPal, you can look up in your transaction history to see when you first sent the payment.

Be sure to block out any real names from the PayPal screencap, and block out any email addresses from the email screencaps if those emails aren't generally available to the public.
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