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Beware: Sioteru

Going to keep this brief. Around February I ordered an 8" custom feral plush from FA user Sioteru as you can see here:
http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/4388140/

I paid 105$ for the plush and shipping, in two installments. First payment was 53$ second was 55$(sent extra to cover fees, to be nice). Screencap of the payments here:
http://i.imgur.com/238whR5.png

As far as I know my plush has been close to completion for the past several months. These are all the pictures of it I have:
http://imgur.com/a/uOnkP

My main grief is that he seems to have stopped being active on FA/DA. The last time I got any sort of reply out of him was via note on July 4th... He was talking about having been going through some rough times. I'm starting to worry now. I've tried to contact him via note and e-mail but I haven't gotten a reply yet. It's been almost 6 months now since I've paid and the plush has been mostly done for a lot of that time. :/

I'll keep this post updated with how things go, I feel bad because he seems to be going through a rough time and has told me some things that make me worry I won't receive my product. Since it's so close to completion from what I can see in the pictures, I hope this post can earn a "resolved" tag quickly.

Can't wait to receive my beautiful plushie from the amazing Sioteru!

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arphalia
Aug. 19th, 2013 07:12 am (UTC)
MOD POST
Hello, this is a mod post. :)

I went ahead and tagged this as a "beware", though if you would like me to change it to a "lost-contact" instead let me know I can I do that!
thunder1
Aug. 20th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
Lost-contact would be more appropriate. I'm hearing from common friends that Sio hasn't been around for almost three months.
ANubbyCorgi
Aug. 20th, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Not entirely true. He's been around as recent as a few weeks ago on DA.

http://comments.deviantart.com/4/20988474/3129831291

Edited at 2013-08-20 06:35 am (UTC)
kibathefolf
Aug. 20th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
As stated above, im really good friends with Sio and haven't had contact in a long time, no idea if Sio even has internet right now or we would've been talking. I won't take either side on things owed or anything but just noting that I don't know if Sio is around right now.
ANubbyCorgi
Aug. 20th, 2013 06:30 am (UTC)
Okay but it's impossible to "not have internet". There's free wi-fi everywhere(McDonald's, Tim Hortons...), least he could do is send a message or post a journal saying he's gone and maybe add in when he'll be back? Go to a friend's house or family to use a computer... Public library? I mean, really.

I also don't see how with such little work left to do, why he can't finish and ship it to me? My issue here is I paid a decent amount for such a small custom plush, and it's been a very long time and he hasn't been replying. I also really want the product since the examples I was shown were amazing and I'm really eager to show it off to people.

I don't have much tolerance for this kind of thing because I have had issues of this nature before. It's very frustrating to me having to post about it too, but it's all I can think that ever does *anything*.
sand_ninja07
Aug. 21st, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
As of this post, he was online on deviantART four hours ago.

If this guy has time to browse deviantART and respond to other inquiries on his page, then he has time to send you a quick message letting you know what's going on.

With that said, the face appears to be the only thing missing on this plush. If that is the case, then I don't quite understand why it has been sitting in its current state untouched for several months. Faces on a plush can easily be done in a single sitting, depending on the amount of detail involved.

Here's hoping you can get this resolved soon.

-A-chan
xubunturambles
Aug. 22nd, 2013 07:46 am (UTC)
That's a rel shame, the plushie is so cute~
How you hear back from him soon!
cat_claw_fever
Aug. 31st, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
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