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Bidder Beware: Reyne_Hoshi RESOLVED

Who: Reyne_Hoshi

Where: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/reynehoshi/

What: an adoptable design auction that he placed a $5 bid on (it was design #1)

When: he won the auction on March 6, but he hasn't answered my PMs since then

Proof:

Explain: I held up a double design auction for 24 hours (from March 5-6). For every auction, I usually put a disclaimer that the winning bidder must pay within 2 weeks maximum after the auction ends (giving them time to get money in their PayPal account), but if they don't pay on time, then the auction offer goes to the next highest bidder.

Reyne had place a bid on design #1 with $5 and won. I've sent him a PM with my PayPal address to send $5 to. Days went by, and I hadn't heard anything from him nor did I receive his payment (I've checked my email and PayPal as of today, but nothing yet).

On March 16, I've sent him a polite reminder that he's got 4 more days to pay for the design, but as of today, the message was left read and ignored. I guess I'm out of $5, so at this point, I had to blacklist him from future auction offers and I'll be re-auctioning design #1 very soon.

I advise others to be wary of him when offering auctions.

ETA: Reyne responded to my message tonight with an apology. Screencap here.

Also, I got the adopt re-auctioned on my main account, and hopefully the design would find a new home.

ETA 2: A year after the incident, and on Reyne's promise to pay promptly as asked, I've now removed him from the blacklist and would consider this resolved.

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( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
funkicarus
Mar. 21st, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
a few questions:
1) do you know if he's read the notes or not? FA allows you to see if they're read or unread.
2) has he been active on FA otherwise?
oceandezignz
Mar. 21st, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
They mention that the final reminder has been read but ignored in the post.
latiro
Mar. 21st, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'm not even sure if he's active FA anymore or not. The very recent PM I've sent him last night has gone unread
tealmoonxiv
Mar. 21st, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
He last favorited something 3 days ago so I'd say he's active.
latiro
Mar. 22nd, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
and he responded to my message tonight, in my ETA part
orangemonsterco
Mar. 21st, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that empty bidders were subject to A_B posts. I've always found it extremely annoying but didn't know you could post a beware on them.
kadaria
Mar. 22nd, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Since people do a lot of auctions through FA itself there's really no other way to leave feedback on buyers or sellers besides A_B. Also, when someone backs out on a bid, the artist then has to take time to relist it, during which people who may have been interested in the item but were out bid have most likely moved on.

I can't pull any specific examples right now but these posts have come up in the past. I recall at least one instance of someone who would put bids in on multiple auctions but then back out claiming that they had an emergency come up (and then immediately buy more art stuff).
oceandezignz
Mar. 22nd, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
KitNabarii and Tooth. are two such people who have been posted for this behavior.
oceandezignz
Mar. 22nd, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
They are indeed. A bidder is basically a commissioner, are they not? Non-paying commissioners get posted here just like artists who don't follow through do.
thaily
Mar. 22nd, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
They disrupt auctions and can cost the seller money if genuine bidders are outbid and scared off. They create extra work because they don't make good on their promise. They create confusion when adoptables have to be re-listed etc.
I'd say they belong here.
orangemonsterco
Mar. 23rd, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm asking because I've been burned just like this several times. anywhere from $25-$200 and I've always been extremely angry and frustrated but didn't know I could beware them for it.
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