paradedemon (paradedemon) wrote in artists_beware,

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.

More advice posts from me!

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
Tags: advice for artists, trade

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