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In need of some help

I'm in some need of help, I commissioned someone over on FA for a fursuit head. I traded them over 400$ worth of Pokemon items for the head, we agreed on a deadline of March 22nd about 5 months in advance. So I've been waiting around 7 months for this, not a huge deal I know, and I'm willing to wait more, it's just I haven't gotten ANY W.I.P pictures. I have asked several times for some, and this person made several now broken promises to send me some. I was thinking that if the head isn't done on the 22nd I will set a firm line, eather give me SEVERAL W.I.P photos, send back all of my items, or pay me over 400$ as a form of a refund. Is that a rational action to take? Is it to harsh? And to the fursuit builders out there, is it really that hard to send some W.I.P photos to a paying customer? I mean I do take art commissions, and I have no problem giving updates/W.I.P photos.

EDIT: Whoops I meant 400 not 4000, sorry.
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Mar. 20th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
So, you've been waiting 7 months for something that had a deadline of 5 months? If that were the case, I would have been worried much earlier.

Also, 4000$ for a fursuit head? What planet do even fullsuits cost that much? Or did you mean to write $400 worth of pokemon stuff?

Either way, if you haven't seen any progress on it, I think its time to complain.
Mar. 20th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
Some fursuits can cost up t0 $20,000.
Mostly that's fancy cameras, electronics and animatronics.
And maybe a lot of that $75 a yard fur.
Mar. 20th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yes but $4000 worth of pokemon stuff is kind of weird to ask for a $400 refund for... it seems like there is either an extra "0", or perhaps alternatively the $4K is an estimate of what it would cost to collect new/mint or something.
Mar. 21st, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Oh definitely, I was just saying that fursuits can become extremely expensive.

Edited for spelling.

Edited at 2013-03-21 01:45 am (UTC)
Mar. 21st, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
Anything can be extremely expensive :P
But the numbers are unusual enough that verification would be nice before giving advice.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
I did mean 400$, my bad.
Mar. 20th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
I've only known like Bettlecat to be priced like that. But with reading this maybe it's a typo (why trade $4000 worth of items an only expect about $400 in refund?)

I do hope this person gets some form of contact from the maker that's some serious amount to be out of (at least to me it seems to be).
Mar. 21st, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I know ton of suit makers that price that high.
But even BeetleCat charges only about $800-$1000 for heads.
Mar. 21st, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Yea I don't know that many as you can tell, heh.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
I added a extra "0" by mistake. The maker always responds, and I got one photo of the foam work, but after that, nothing.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Mar. 26th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, no, you're perfectly in the good right now.
I'm a starting fursuit artist and I like to send my clients an update picture once a week or so. If the deadline was 5 months, and it's been 7 months with no progress then this person isn't going to get anything done on your suit. I suggest getting your refund and commissioning a new artist. Teach them that you're not going to take their crap anymore, and if they're not going to send you update pictures then you're going to take your business elsewhere.
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