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BEWARE: X1XpachiaX1X

Hello! I'd like to share a story. Hopefully I can post it here though!



WHO: X1XpachiaX1X

WHAT: Accepted an Art Trade with me on deviantART and still hasn't done their part

THE STORY:

So one day on deviantART I got a note asking for a request or an art trade on March 12th, 2014. I told her that I don't do requests but at that time Monochromatic Headshots (which I recently finished hers because she also requested one) and so we agreed on an art trade.I finished her part the next day, May 13th. (It's right here) She thanked me and said that her part was almost finished.

I waited for a month before I noted her about the Art Trade because I knew there was still school going on. I thought that she had forgotten about it, but it turns out that she hadn't and her excuse was that she moved in with her mom and she wanted to redraw a lot of things, which I accepted. I didn't think about being scammed then.

About another month passed when I noted her again to check up on her. I received no response and thought that she was busy, but I was starting to lose my patience with her.

A few days ago I commented publicly on her profile and she still hasn't responded to me about the art trade, whereas right now I am losing my patience greatly.

I'm probably going to give her another week to finish, and if she doesn't then I will take down her part of the art trade until she finishes my part. I'm trying to be as patient as I can, but soon it will be 3 months since we proposed the art trade.

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zackfig
Jun. 8th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
i dont think that person had any intentions of fulfilling their part from the beginning
youkah
Jun. 8th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
That's what I was thinking too, sadly.
thecreativepen
Jun. 8th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
If a person starts out by asking for a request before a trade, I always take that as a red flag that they want work for free, and will probably be unreliable to complete their end of the deal. You may have to chalk this up as a loss and take it as a lesson learned.
youkah
Jun. 8th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
Yeah... I kinda screwed up. Though she did art trades with other people which made me kinda angry.
exo_formicidae
Jun. 8th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
you'll probably know this by now, but don't post up your part until they have at least shown they are working on theirs. Maybe just a small watermarked version with a note saying you'll post the full image when they post their part. Last trade I never heard anything back so I just turned it into a ych and got my time/money back ^^
dawnofraziel
Jun. 16th, 2014 07:10 am (UTC)
Good idea
That is something I hadn't thought of. Like not withholding it all, but rather crop a small piece of the overall picture and post that as a teaser to show you did your work, and then post the full piece when the other person has theirs done.
hipakipa
Jun. 8th, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
oh dang i hope that they maybe will do their part?? i'm hoping at least, I've been waiting on an art trade for around almost a year or so from someone else. But that person responded to me saying they remember, though i doubt i'm gettin my half as well.
magicporpoise
Jun. 10th, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
Yea, i agree with what was said before, about how the request turning into a trade is a major red flag. Sorry it happened to yuh :( definitely must be a lame feeling, but thank you for bringing this to our attention so we dont fall for it. :)
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