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Commissioner Beware: SonicDash

WHO: SonicDash on Tumblr: http://sonicdash.tumblr.com/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zekrom0695 - I was told by another artist that was also charged back that this was his FA name.

WHERE: My tumblr, Bluntwhiskey.tumblr.com (NSFW), and e-mail

WHAT: A digital sketch of his character.

WHEN: September 5 – 7, 2013

PROOF: (Links Below are Screenshots and Paypal Transactions)

EXPLAIN: SonicDash poked me on tumblr, asking about a commission after he saw I was opened for such last week. After a lot of back and forth, we’ve come to an agreement, and I had him pay an invoice I sent to him over paypal. I finish his commission a couple of days later, and that was the last I heard from him through e-mails. Today, I noticed that there was a chargeback notice on my paypal account. So I asked him about it, and apparently, his parents forced him to file chargebacks against myself, and another artist, CitrusVision, and probably others.

Product in Question: http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7550/0oz4.jpg

Proof Links:
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/6885/velq.png - Paypal Transaction
http://imageshack.us/a/img20/5748/71re.png - Tumblr

He's returned my money. I consider this unfortunate incident resolved for me.
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Sep. 11th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
One thing they can do is go to a grocery store and buy a prepaid Visa/Amex with cash and mail that to you. I have an underage customer who commissions beaded jewelry from me, and because she is underage, she can't open a Paypal account.
I run a tab for her, and she mails me prepaid cards with the amount loaded onto them. I pop her jewelry in the FedEx, and we're both happy.
Sep. 12th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
hm, interesting. I never thought of that route. The only thing that threw me off with this guy is that he's apparently 30 years old, which kind made me double take about the parent thing...I would figure he would have a bank account in his name instead of it rerouting to his parents like he said?

Also, apparently to some people on tumblr, he's done this sort of thing before.

Edited at 2013-09-12 12:42 am (UTC)
Sep. 12th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Could it be possible that he might be disabled, and so under the care of his family members? That's... kind of the only thing I can think of that would make that make sense (unless he's just lying about his age).
Sep. 12th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
That could also be a possibility, but I don't know. x_x


He seemed pretty chipper posting about his age here.

I know it's just $30, but I just get a little peevy when it comes to payment. I recently had another chargeback filed against me with another customer, but thankfully, that got resolved quickly.
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Sep. 13th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
I'll go ahead and screen this for you since it's a link to an unrelated dA page. :)
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
It might be a cultural thing? I have several very good Filipino friends and their grandparents tend to be the principle financial[and parental to a degree] managers for their adult children and subsequent grandchildren. I mean. One of my friends' mom still gets a weekly allowance from her mom/his grandma and any sort of major expenditure is discussed beforehand and only done with permission from the grandparents.

[edit]I was a dumbdumb and took the linked Tumblr in the comments for his page- I have no reading comprehension, obviously.

Edited at 2013-09-12 07:42 pm (UTC)


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