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Edit 8/3/2014: Can an admin mark this as resolved? I had to contact someone else but I finally got my refund back from Glider.

WHO: glider/utusmi/rychuu

WHERE: www.furaffinity.net/user/glider

WHAT: An adoptable from the journal here. http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/5404751/ Despite my name not being on the list, I have a note http://tinyurl.com/jvzvkyq saying that I will be placed on the list as I had asked for a reserved slot.

WHEN: January 11th, 2014 - Now

PROOF/EXPLAIN:

The furaffinity user Glider ( furaffinity.net/user/glider ) opened for adoptable customs early in January of this year. I paid my funds http://tinyurl.com/mdcx32u towards buying one http://tinyurl.com/k4lx5jd and have patiently waited for 6 months to see some sort of work being done.

After two weeks of posting the initial adoptables journal, Glider posted a journal saying she’d need an extension for getting adoptables finished. http://tinyurl.com/lhzrgfw

I left her a comment on her FurAffinity page early in June, asking if she had worked on anything. I also sent a note, but it has gone entirely unread http://tinyurl.com/k9nepup .

Today I find out that she has disabled access to her FurAffinity page http://tinyurl.com/mhhclh8 but is still active on her tumblr, posting sketches and reblogging things often (not going to share the link unless someone thinks it's necessary as it seems to be a personal tumblr).

I don't necessarily want a refund, but I would really like the product I paid for, as I've wanted a Longthing for an incredibly long while, ahaha! I know she's been busy with school so I laid off and didn't say anything, as at the time it was the 'big part' of college work and I knew she'd be busy with it.

Some of her tumblr posts also tell what she's been doing with her school work so I've been lenient after reading she does clinicals and whatnot, but 6 months and 'deactivating' her FurAffinity has really... ruffled my feathers.

Like I said, I don't really want a refund, but getting my finished product would be absolutely wonderful. ♥

I sent her a fanmail on Tumblr shortly after I learned I could. I haven't heard anything from her anywhere and her Tumblr has remained inactive since I've posted this. I have since sent her an invoice for my money to be returned. Never again will I do business with her.

7/23/2014 edit; Hopefully one last edit because this is absolutely aggravating. I sent an invoice to her via paypal to hopefully get my money back. I haven't heard or seen heads or tails of her in any amount of time since I've posted this, and her tumblr (myouna.tumblr.com) still remains inactive. If I don't get a refund, I'll be contacting paypal for a refund.
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drone_dragon
Jul. 11th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh man, it would be my worst nightmare to commission someone and then they eventually deactivate their artist account. And six months is a very long time to wait for a custom adoptable. I definitely would be seeking a refund at this point in time. Have you tried contacting them through Tumblr?
fallenone05
Jul. 11th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
I have had trouble with every custom adoptable person I've come in contact with and it's really beginning to rub me the wrong way. While I'd love to contact Glider, her ask box on Tumblr is closed. At this point to even contact her I'd have to ask one of her friends to get in touch with her for me, and I shouldn't have to do that. :/
naparum
Jul. 11th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
Although I think you have to have been following someone for a certain length of time, you can try sending her a Fanmail through Tumblr instead. They can't be turned off (a blessing and a curse), and also tend to be a lot more reliable than the Ask system anyway.
fallenone05
Jul. 12th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
aaah! I didn't know that. I'd have to go back a few pages to find her icon on my dashboard, but this is excellent. Her Tumblr has been inactive for the past 5 days though so I'm beginning to wonder if she's jumped ship, along with her Glider account...
demonofdreams
Jul. 12th, 2014 11:29 am (UTC)
Just head to your tumblr inbox. There should be a button on the sidebar that says "Send Fanmail"; just click that and insert the username in the blank.

EDIT: Unless she's known for posting almost every day on tumblr, in general inactivity is kind of hard to tell since personally I leave my art tumblr for days without updating due to lack of time.

Just pray tumblr doesn't eat your fanmail or her inbox notifications, it has a habit of doing that on occasion.

Edited at 2014-07-12 11:31 am (UTC)
teekchan
Jul. 12th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
I think she's been posted here before? I remember seeing a post about her taking a while then deactivating when she was active a few years ago too.
mazz
Jul. 12th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
They have been posted here before.
http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/653657.html

Maybe a staff can update the old post to the new tag.
arphalia
Jul. 12th, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
Switched that old tag out for the new one! Thanks for pointing it out. :) I even looked for it when approving the post but it managed to get missed.
mazz
Jul. 12th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
No worries.
staple_gunner
Jul. 20th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
good luck getting in contact with her, i'm sure one of her friends will see this and contact her as they did with my situation? i assume that's what went down, anyways, given i never got a response from her.
fallenone05
Jul. 24th, 2014 04:36 am (UTC)
At this point, I'm seriously just about to go through Paypal to get a refund. I've sent an invoice and an invoice reminder and still nothing. I feel like a huge jerk but I need to put my foot down with this...
(Screened comment)
fallenone05
Aug. 3rd, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
I haven't been actively seeking her out, no, except for sending her reminders to pay me on PayPal. I'm trying to file a dispute with paypal, but I can't because it's been longer than 45 days. :/
celestinaketzia
Aug. 3rd, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Did you get your money back? Just confirming before I mark this resolved.
celestinaketzia
Aug. 3rd, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
MOD COMMENT
Do you have proof of this? Otherwise I'm going to have to leave this screened.
fallenone05
Aug. 3rd, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: MOD COMMENT
http://tinyurl.com/mg85xh6

I don't really know which to reply to, but I'm also going to add that I had to contact BooPeep@FA. Boo said she wasn't going to say anything to Glider but after I contacted her I finally got payment from Glider.

Coincidence or not, I never got to file a dispute over it and I'm not sure if she was responding to the invoice I sent her, though I had sent 2 or 3 reminders on it beforehand.
celestinaketzia
Aug. 3rd, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Re: MOD COMMENT
Weird, but it's good you got your money back! I'll mark this as resolved.
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