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Commissions going unpaid

WHO: Trixivonvanity

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/trixivonvanity/
http://kaitothefox.deviantart.com/

WHAT: digital art
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/lobster_3/screenshot1.png
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/lobster_3/screenshot2.png

WHEN:
the commission started on April 19th
May 31st and not a penny paid for the finished commission

PROOF:
After getting suspicious of her ignoring notes asking if she's able to pay yet, I went to someone else who drew a commission for her. All I have for proof that she is indeed ripping people off for free art is this: http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/lobster_3/screenshot3.png
(currently asking another person who drew a commission for her if they got paid)

EXPLAIN:
Basically I was commissioned 2 badges for $20 though it was extra charge for the required photo paper and sending them off for $7 more, after showing uploads of the WIP I made the mistake of sending off the badges and uploading the final versions, believing them when they said they would pay when they could but were having troubles with Paypal.
After almost a month of waiting, I contacted another person who had drawn for her and they were never paid, also. There were a couple other shady features about her through her gallery and page on FA and DA.

I'm not 100% sure on if this person really IS going around ripping people off for free art and not paying, but after me and someone else being jipped of money for art, I'd rather be cautious then let this happen to future artists and commissioners.
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Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
otana
Jun. 4th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Your screenshots are illegible, can you make them bigger?
aseethe
Jun. 4th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Ah okay I'll have those up as soon as I can, or what would be easier I suppose is copy pasting the log and referring to the picture if that's okay?
otana
Jun. 4th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Well I'm not a mod so I can't say for sure, but it sounds reasonable enough to me!
aseethe
Jun. 4th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/lobster_3/screenshot1.png

PERFECT!!!! [/QUOTE]

Good? yay...and I hate to ask but I'm hoping it's okay if you pay an extra $7 or so? :\ for shipping and the photo paper I bought. also the late additions to the pictures. [/QUOTE]

i suppose so :p [/QUOTE]

Thanks, wasn't considering that until later. Sorry, you're my first BADGE commission .w. but anywho, I'll have them printed by tomorrow or friday.

What's your address to ship them to?

And when you ship the money my address is

-

And I'm a little paranoid about money making it through the mail. If there's a way you can keep the fact there's money in the envelope or whatever discrete that'd be great heh. [/QUOTE]

It's alright :3 thank you so much


I've got them printed and I'll have them shipped off by tomorrow. Have you sent the money yet? [/QUOTE]

not yet i'm currently in a slump atm [/QUOTE]

ahh ok let me know when you do, the latest being Monday I'm hoping [/QUOTE]

im just gpnnma do paypal [/QUOTE]

Paypal? XD Why didn't you say so!
my paypal is - [/QUOTE]

well its easier and the mail people might llose the money. im just really stressed. [/QUOTE]

ahh I hear ya x.x well pay when you're ready..lol [/QUOTE]

okay [/QUOTE]

I have your badges sent off, let me know when you have the money to pay [/QUOTE]

once i get my SSI check this month i'll be able to pay it. i'm really sorry about this. i'm having alot of problems with my card ugh.. :/ [/QUOTE]

Ahh okay o.o [/QUOTE]

sorry i know im being a pain [/QUOTE]


http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/lobster_3/screenshot2.png
[QUOTE]


my mom is going to put money on the card once i get it i will pay thru pay pal if i get it working something is wrong with it cause i tried to send you money on there it wouldnt go thru [/QUOTE]

okay okay, I don't want to rush you but I also want to remind you and be sure you're going to pay me at all x3

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/lobster_3/screenshot3.png
Hello, I was wondering if this drawing you did here http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7838376/

was a paid for commission and if she did pay.

Wondering because I did 2 commissions for her a month ago and she hasn't paid yet :\


oh no it was a trade from s couple months ago but she hasn't posted hers yet...

also she commissioned a ten dollar badge from me the same time for her friend and she didn't pay yet.....
maybe note her about it? :/

that's what they all say.
shukivengeance
Jun. 4th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
I agree that the screenshots are rather small, if you could copy and paste the text into the entry (but formatting it correctly and putting the conversation in order without the quote bbcode etc) that would be great!

Since this will probably make the entry a little long, please add an LJ cut to the post. If you need to know how to do that, click here! http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=75

Edited at 2012-06-04 04:31 am (UTC)
slushienyappy
Jun. 4th, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
Things like this are the reason I get payment before I start anything ;-;.

I hope this works out in the end >:
aseethe
Jun. 4th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
HAI Slushie :D
and thanks x.x I learned my lesson hehe...set up a ToS from now on.
kwolf13
Jun. 5th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Yah, it's always best to require payment before drawing. But then again, some customers could say that they want work done BEFORE they pay, to eradicate any risk of being ripped off by an artist.

It's all a matter of trust in each other. Thus the risk of commissioning online x3 I hope this gets resolved, though!
aseethe
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm generally an honest person but demanding advanced full payment may put other's trust for you at risk and possibly lose some business...
that's why I usually get 3/4 of the way done and then they can pay.

This one though...after taking so many breaks, I felt rushed to ship it off before the post office was closed for the day and did so without waiting for pay. Decided to upload it while I was at it, too.
kwolf13
Jun. 5th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe the alleviate mistrust between you and a customer, you could get paid half before you start, and paid the other half when it's finished and ready to be posted.

This way, if the customer tries to cut n' run, you won't be COMPLETELY screwed out of money, and the customer won't feel so much at risk of being scammed out of money.

Not saying you would do that, but it's a risk everyone takes or thinks about when commissioning someone online.
aseethe
Jun. 5th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea :o
I may just stick with my 50% advanced payment plan, though and see how that works. If not, I can try that :3
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