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Trade Advice?

EDIT 10/30: the keyblade arrived, and I was able to get a Skype of the feet progress. Communication is really terrible though, and hard to stay in contact trying o know how my feet and tail are coming along. I would love future tips about trading physical items, as I really do not appreciate added stress when contact suddenly is dropped for a period of time or no proof of sending and such.

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Anyhow, I wanted to get some space in my room, so  offered up my Pakko Head and Tail for Sale or Trade.

So someone wanted a trade, and we agreed and such.

I agreed for a keyblade, feet base, a tail, and some fur.
Keyblade was to be sent right away, and when she told me it was sent, I sent out pakko.

Here's where it gets me into a very unhappy camper mood.
I sent pakko with the 2-5 day shipping with tracking, as that's the average mailing for a product that's bought on commission / trade / premade / whatever.

I'm happy I had tracking or I never would have known it arrived in 2 days, I had checked 4 days after I mailed it.
She made no notification to me that she received it, even after we agreed to tell when something arrived. I've sent her notes requesting WIP photos (which she said she would give me, and that she was making good progress), and for more information on the Shipping of the keyblade. All she told me was "It will arrive in a week" in which a week has passed. I've currently asked for information of the shipping time that was purchased, if there's tracking etc. So far she HAS read the notes (This is why I love DA note system) but has not replied.

I'm a VERY unhappy camper. I have absolutely nothing, and I had been kind enough to send pakko at her request so it would arrive in time for Halloween. Nothing has arrived on my side, I have no Idea about the shipping or any WIP. As what i learned (When i asked about having to sign when it arrived) apparently her Mom shipped it out and she knows NOTHING about the shipping other than "It should be there in a week"

I doubt I'd do a trade again, with having absolutely no information or product from the other side, and currently feeling completely ripped off by a person who doesn't care now they have the product.
I had decided to trust her as she sells fursuit parts herself, but Now I'm just very unhappy and have no Idea what to do. BC

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fuzzwolfie
Oct. 30th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
So, when did this start? Like what day did you agree on the trade?

I feel like you are getting ahead of yourself a little here.
grandioze
Oct. 30th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
What day did you agree on the trade?

From what you're saying, it sounds like they've ripped you off. I don't know if there's anything that you can really do about it aside from write an A_B post about them. Personally, I'd wait until a month or so had passed before writing a post about them (since things can get lost in the mail and turn up a week or two later).
Elizabeth Willmott-Gleed
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Ask to see proof thats she's posted it. If she does not have proof then I would say ask her to return your item back and you no longer wish to do the trade.
Playing the 'someone else posted it so I dont know' game is sending off warning signals everywhere for me.
If its been two weeks past when it was supposed to arrive I think you should request she send it back to you right away, WITH recorded delivery and proof of postage.
marus_puppy
Oct. 31st, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
This this this this.

Also, agreeing that you should post them here in a little bit. Give them the chance to send back the items and tell them that if they don't, you will post them here. Sometimes that's enough to get you your stuff.
paradedemon
Jan. 27th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
I'm thinking I'll have to be stating I'll be making a post here if the Tail and Feet are not mailed soon. It's WAY past the deadline currently, and now that I've gotten into the hang of the business aspect I'm not being as lenient anymore. I'm quite unhappy as I haven't gotten either feet or tail and they were supposed to be finished and shipped at the end of November. (At least I have the keyblade. I believe she sold the head and tail for 300$ as well)

Live and learn I guess.
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