WHAT: I commissioned her for a fully done DIGITAL couple piece to be done as a gift for a friend. Which means this it was to be fully rendered - Two characters, full color and shades and background.
WHEN: Payment was sent up-front. I paid her the full payment of $30.00 on August 31, 2013.
EXPLAIN: She and I have been friends for a while and I had asked her if it'd be alright to commission her for a gift I wanted to get for a friend. She agreed to do it and told me to send the payment of $30.00 to her. And just out of the blue today she told me she could not do my commission. I asked her why and she stated "I have my reasons" so I said I understood, but still I was baffled. I had asked for my money back since she didn't even go as far as a rough sketch. She said "I don't do refunds." Then I found out she took offense because I do not like what she likes. I do not agree that personal likes should affect what you're paid to do from a client. And I honestly think it's unfair for me that I cannot be refunded my money. $30 to most people IS a large chunk out of their wallets - in this case, MY wallet. I then went to file a dispute on Paypal, but they were unable to do it. So, now I'm out $30.00 and nothing that came out of it.
EDIT: She has refunded my 30. Please tag as resolved.