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Beware-- Kaitastic on dA

WHO: Kaitastic (formerly kai-tun) @ deviantART || Kaitastic @ Tumblr

WHERE: deviantART

WHAT: I commissioned this artist for a colored full-body piece of my OC. I also pre-paid for another colored full-body piece to be given as a prize in a contest that I had running at the time. Both art pieces totaled $17 USD each, for a total of $34 USD.

WHEN: Our transaction started on March 4th, 2012 when I expressed interest in doing business with Ms Kai.  By the next day, I had paid for both commissions separately. On May 7th, I sent her another note informing her of the winner of my contest, to which she did reply. I have not heard from her since.

Proof under the cut.

Here is a copy of our initial conversation-- (due to the formatting of dA notes, it is best if you read it bottom-to-top)

Here is a screencap of the note that I sent her regarding the contest winner and her reply--

I also sent her a message in December of 2012-

And commented on her page, over a year later. ( As you can see from this image, she has posted since then. )

EXPLAIN: After she replied to my note on May 7th, 2012, our communication stopped. I sent her a note on December 2nd, 2012 explaining that I was leaving deviantART and wanted to know the status of my commission. To my knowledge, this note was not even read. I sent her no less than three messages via Tumblr between Dec. 2012 and now politely asking the status of my commission. She has not responded to any of them. Finally, on December 4th, I posted a comment on her page. As you can see here, not only has another person asked about their commission, but she has uploaded at least one piece of artwork since I commented.

You may find a link to her commission journal here. A graphic of her prices is here. (The "WORKING ON NOW" beside my icon has been there for over a year.)

TLDR; Kaitastic is not fantastic at communication and has been ignoring my attempts at contacting her. There is also a chance that she is ignoring other clients as well. At this point, I would rather a refund than the actual artwork. It has been well over a year, I am no longer in that fandom, and I am extremely irritated with the whole ordeal.
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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 4th, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
Mod Comment
Heyhey! Somehow it got missed in the queue that your lj-cut wasn't working right. Could you edit your post so the images are completely behind the cut? Thanks!
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Comment
Oh, sorry and thank you! This is actually the first time I've posted to Livejournal. I think it's fixed now.
Jan. 13th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
As a side note, you shouldn't ever send payments as a gift. Not only does it violate the TOS and put both of you at risk for getting your PayPal accounts suspended, but it also prevents you from being able to file a charge back.
Jan. 13th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
I don't usually. It's been so long I honestly can't remember which option I used in this transaction, but it's well-past the chargeback deadline now, so that wouldn't be an option anyway.
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