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10 Months Later, Still No Badge

Hey, y'all.

I am sad that my business with an artist has come to this.  I will admit, I should have typed this up much sooner, but I've been pretty busy up until now (which I'll get to later).



WHO:  Kipper (on FA), kipper_snax

WHERE:  http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kipper

WHAT:  Digital badge

WHEN:
  • November 5, 2011:  I paid $20 down payment for the badge
  • November 12, 2011:  I watch Kipper draw my badge during a Livestream (video has since been deleted).
  • November 14, 2011: Last $20 payment made.
  • (No contact from Kipper.  I'm busy with last year of college.)
  • May 3, 2012: Noticing donation stream journals on his page (http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/3419122/), I PM Kipper about the status of my badge.  He responds asking if I want a PSD or PNG file.  (I thought he would print out the badge himself, but I'm capable of doing that on my own--I just want what I paid for.)  I respond that I'll take a PNG, as I don't have PhotoShop.  No response.
  • July 1, 2012:  PM Kipper again since I haven't received the badge file yet.  No response.
  • July 19, 2012:  PM Kipper again since I haven't received the badge file yet.  No response.
  • August 24, 2012:  After Kipper posts about taking commissions for "emergency money" (http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/3773443/), I PM about my badge.  No response.

PROOF: 

This is the PayPal history showing my payments.

This is Kipper's note to me indicating he's ready to start drawing in his stream.

This is Kipper's last response to me, about what file type I want.



These are the last three PMs I sent to Kipper that went unanswered.  NOTE:  The "sketch" refers to a donation sketch in December 2011.  Kipper hadn't sent the file for that, either.  I was able to find it on his Flickr page, and I mentioned that to him.  He still didn't respond about it.

This is what my FA Outbox currently looks like; the black boxes are PMs to others.  As you can see, all the PMs to Kipper are not bolded, which, I believe, means that he has read them.

EXPLAIN:  As I mentioned before, I was busy with college, along with work and family junk.  So, maybe some of that is my fault for not following with Kipper as much as I should have.  I also gave him a sort of a pass when he posted vent art (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8042000/) where he rants, "just[sic] wonder what I'm doing here sometimes...and Im[sic] kinda losing the drive for it."  Still, now that's he up and taking commissions again...I don't know what the hold-up is to just send a file.  I mean, it's pretty much done from what he did in the Livestream...
I don't know what else to do.  It's way too late to request the money back from PayPal, although the Help pages do say I can still report anyway, so that the negative feedback is reflected on their profile.  However, the 1st payment mentions "FurAffinity" in the notes (although the 2nd one does not), and I don't want Kipper's account to be suspended if I bring it up.
All I can say at this point is...it'll be awkward should I run into him at RainFurrest...




I hope I did this right.  Thank you for listening  
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Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
oceandezignz
Sep. 29th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
If Paypal hasn't cut his account when you SENT the payment and the words "Fur Affinity" in the desc, I truly doubt they'll cut him then, unless he has a large amount of negative dings to his account.
phoenix_audubon
Oct. 1st, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
I may have sent the first payment before I started hearing about the (supposed) crackdown...anyways, Kipper did note me, so there's communication again. Thank you for the reply.
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phoenix_audubon
Oct. 1st, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
He replied to me this past Saturday night; he says he did indeed lose the finished image file. He says he does have the original sketch (on paper). He offered to do a badge at RF, but I hadn't seen him all weekend, nor get a reply to my note (I replied Sunday morning), so the alternative is that he can redo it again from the sketch when he gets home.
We shall see. Thank you for the reply.

Edited at 2012-10-01 09:29 pm (UTC)
starcharmer
Sep. 30th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
It's a myth that PayPal automatically suspends accounts that mention the FA website. If they mention adult things, it's a maybe, but mentioning FA isn't an automatic suspension.
shukivengeance
Sep. 30th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Came here to say this! PayPal's ToS is a bit dodgy when it comes to adult themed stuff but the FA thing's a completely untrue rumor.
phoenix_audubon
Oct. 1st, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
Oh? That's good to know, thanks.
kipper_snax
Sep. 30th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
I apologize for the wait, I've sent you a note on FA
kipper_snax
Oct. 8th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Badge is completed and sent
oceandezignz
Oct. 8th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Marked resolved. Congrats!

Edit: Eep I thought you were the OP. Upon their confirm, I will mark it. Sorry aboit that!

Edited at 2012-10-08 08:12 pm (UTC)
phoenix_audubon
Oct. 8th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Issue Resolved
Hi, OP here. I'm okay with marking this as "resolved." Here's proof of the completed badge: link.

Thank you, artists_beware!
oceandezignz
Oct. 8th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Issue Resolved
You're welcome! /thumbs up

Marked resolved.
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