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So, a few of you may have noticed my debacle with Gideon Hoss, concerning a comission that is now well over a year and a half overdue and not even started. I have given him multiple chances, recieved multiple promises, and in the last few weeks had some good communication and had a plan to solve this, but life intervening on his end.

And then, silence. Nothing on Aim, nothing on FA, nada.

Should I pursue getting this art done, abandon it and consider this a lesson hard learned, or be a dick and try to find the transaction on paypal and dispute it, freezing his account until it gets done?

I've been more than patient, this is to the point where I'm being jerked around, but the nice guy side of me is screwing with my judgement. Wat do, AB?



edited due to spelling errors upsetting my OCD.
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celestinaketzia
May. 12th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
Well, unfortunately, there's not much you can do when it comes to Paypal. They only have a 45 day limit on disputing things, and after that, you're pretty much SOL. The only thing you can do is contact them and let them know that this person is taking money and never delivering, but there's no telling if they'll just cite the 45 day limit and send you on your way.

I think most banks also have a 1 year period to dispute things, too, so you also may be out of luck on that front. That's if you even used your bank for the transaction.
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celestinaketzia
May. 12th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
That was more of an issue with one artist that already had prior marks against them if I recall correctly. Paypal has stated to me that they do not mind adult commissions, but it is the selling of adult material (DVDs and such) that make it a no-no.

Edited for using "well," again in a second comment, haha.

Of course, you're still more than welcomed to try and call them. I stress calling them, because Paypal seems to be tons more helpful when you have them on the phone.

Edited at 2012-05-12 03:58 am (UTC)
ljmydayaway
May. 12th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Since Taasla thinks it wouldn't matter, I say dispute it, call Paypal and tell them it was for furry porn service that he hasn't provided, and see if his account gets frozen or not.

He's not providing art to people he's owed, so he shouldn't be taking more payments anyways.
kerstin_orion
May. 12th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't try to ruin their PayPal account; then they wouldn't be able to refund people in the unlikely event the artist might actually decide to do so.
ljmydayaway
May. 12th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
I think you can still refund people with your account frozen, or at least Regretsy's account could. :P

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