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VengeanceZ

Who: VengeanceZ
His Website Pages:
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vengeancez/
https://www.weasyl.com/profile/grandvision
https://inkbunny.net/Grandvision



Where: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9594264/ - NSFW

What: Prepose Commission with Applejack from MLP:FIM
Bid was £3000

When: 1/3/2013

Proof:
Screenshots will be Provided below




Details:
Along with regular commissions, I've been doing Prepose/YCH auctions on furaffinity to help pay for some of my wedding expenses, as I'm getting married this year to Ebonyleopard this Summer. In the link provided above (Next to Where), I was holding a Prepose auction for Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship is magic.

It runs off smoothly, until I noticed Vendeancez posts a bid of £600, which roughly translates to almost 1000 USD. So I ask him if this was a real bid, as that seemed a bit of a large bid in itself; I also told him what £600 translates to in American money. He says he was legitimately bidding, so I allow it, and I place him as bidder in the lead with £600 / $975.

He asks if he won, so he could pay and I'd start on the picture asap, but I told him that there's no auto-buyout, and that he'd have to wait until the auction ends (which would be tomorrow on Saturday). So in response to that, he drops down a bid of £3000, which rather shocked me, which made me curious as to why he was in such a hurry to make this auction end with him as the winner, so I PM him about it; he says that information is classified, which made me kind of suspicious, but I don't like prying in other people's business. I basically told him that 3000 pounds equates to nearly $5000 and asking if he's aware of that. Conversation linked below:

http://imageshack.us/a/img832/1616/usercontrolpanelfuraffi.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/1616/usercontrolpanelfuraffi.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/1616/usercontrolpanelfuraffi.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img39/1616/usercontrolpanelfuraffi.png

As you can see, the end result of that transaction..
So I report him to the FA admins, and post a warning about him on my journal on FA. He gets suspended for three days, and fearing that someone else might try and pull that stunt on that auction, I closed it early, giving it to the previous person that was in the lead, Avalon487 with a $450 bid. This whole thing was just confusion, with a troll/scamming bidder to try and cause confusion and disrupt the whole auction process.

Other Screenshots:
http://imageshack.us/a/img255/889/ychpreposeapplejackbyka.png - NSFW
http://imageshack.us/a/img692/2876/ychtrollscammeralertkay.png
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theredangel
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
What a terribly annoying waste of your time. :( I'm sorry it happened to you.
kayla_na
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
The flipside is that the person with the last highest bid agree to pay what they bid, so, it's all good. It's still gunna put a large dent in my wedding expenses. ^_^

Edited at 2013-01-09 03:21 am (UTC)
(no subject) - theredangel - Jan. 9th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC) - Expand
lackoflollies
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
Oh, WOW.
kerstin_orion
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)
It is unfortunate that someone would feel disrupting an artist's livelihood was a great way to have some fun.
radcatastrophe
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Wow, lol, nothing I can really say. Though I understand "he's only 18" comment. I can vouch that some folk in their teens can generate that much money as my boyfriend did stocks since he was 12 and gathered himself a small fortune by the time he was 18/19.
onesteptwo
Jan. 9th, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got attitude from a security guy at an airport about how I managed to pay for a trip from Canada to England by myself at 19. Good paying job with next to now bills, so sue me.
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aerospiritual
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Really glad to see this got posted here.

Fake bidding is just such an incredibly obnoxious thing to do.
drone_dragon
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
And the immaturity bar just dropped something fierce.
marblestheskunk
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
That is awful. I am really sorry this happened.
How rude and immature.

Thank you for the heads up, hopefully this will help other artists if he does pull this stunt again.
pinstripedtiger
Jan. 9th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
I remember that guy. He got snippy on an adoptable sheet I submitted.

What a jerk.
pinstripedtiger
Jan. 9th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
I thought about that as soon as I posted it-- sorry for namecalling.
(no subject) - kerstin_orion - Jan. 9th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC) - Expand
timelapsedecay
Jan. 9th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Saw this post coming!
Sorry this happened to you, Kayla :C Excluding as much profanity and name-calling as I can bear, his behavior is absolutely appalling.
Nessa San
Jan. 9th, 2013 07:52 am (UTC)
What's disgusting at how people are praising him for what he did. As far as I know that people who make false bids like that can be reported and result in a ban. I'm sorry that this happened to you I will surely block this guy from buying and bidding on my collab account >:
kayla_na
Jan. 9th, 2013 08:16 am (UTC)
Yeah I blocked the people that encouraged that kind of behavior
thaily
Jan. 9th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
This is what passes for trolling these days? I am underwhelmed.

Congrats on getting married by the way, glad you still managed to sell the auction to a decent bidder.
namelessimp
Jan. 10th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Kyla even caught him before it with her suspicions anyway, so it's not like it came out of left field and the artist believed him anyway. If he was trying to "troloolol look how cool and edgy I am" it was a failure in many ways. Wasn't even good about it, ahah.
(no subject) - thaily - Jan. 10th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
lem0ntrees
Jan. 9th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
Blocked him when you posted that journal. What satisfaction do people get out of doing stuff like that?

I'm glad your other bidder was cool with it, though. Good luck on your wedding!
poizenkat
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
hmm I told a friend not to take a commission from him. I hope she doesn't have any issues considering she didn't listen to me.
glaciers
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
what a waste of time, I'm sorry he bothered you :/

congrats on your marriage, I wish you and your SO all the best!

Edited at 2013-01-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
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