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Commissioner Beware - armageddon1234

WHO: armageddon1234

WHERE: NSFW account http://www.furaffinity.net/user/armageddon1234/
SFW accounthttp://www.furaffinity.net/user/arloriansloane

WHAT: Ignoring my attempts to communicate with him after winning a YCH.

WHEN: June 1st-June 6th

EXPLAIN: He won a slot in one of my YCH http://www.furaffinity.net/view/16713610/ (nsfw warning) and never replied to my first note http://puu.sh/ifWyZ/f8dd60e319.png and to the reminder http://puu.sh/ifWzB/d99c84075f.png in which I asked him for his email and his character's reference within 48 hours from the ending of my auction, as my rules state. As seen in the screenshots, the notes were seen and ignored and on his account there were signs of activity. I would have accepted a withdrawal from the auction as soon as it ended, but this silence not only made me lose time and money, but is also making the other winners wait for someone else to get the slot.
I'm posting this here to warn people about making business with him. Another artist I have contacted said they paid the YCH they won before they bid on mine, but I don't know if they acted like in my case other times.

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( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 12th, 2015 06:15 am (UTC)
It seems as if they haven't been online in a few days so they may have had something come up. If they where reading notes and showing activity while ignoring you I would understand but in my personal opinion you should have waited and seen if they where even online before posting this.
Jun. 12th, 2015 06:37 am (UTC)
That's exactly what the post says - that there were signs of activity and that the notes were read but not replied to.
Jun. 12th, 2015 06:40 am (UTC)
Oh! My bad. I read it wrong and thought that they posted it because they didn't reply in time.
Jun. 12th, 2015 07:01 am (UTC)
No worries. :)
Jun. 12th, 2015 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, that's one of the locals here in my neck of the woods...
Jun. 13th, 2015 12:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, really stinks when people do that. I think it would be a good idea to have a rule where if the winner of the auction doesn't pay up in time, the second highest bidder gets the slot. I think that will save you from losing a chunk of money.
Jun. 13th, 2015 05:17 am (UTC)
I've seen a lot of artists have that rule, actually.
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Jun. 13th, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
It's a risk. I use this rule in my auctions often.
I guess if someone wants to be extra precautions they can talk to an admin to make sure the accounts aren't linked. That's always an option.
Jun. 13th, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
I have the same rule, straight from my YCH: "-Payment must be made within 48 hours of winning the auction or it will go to the runner-up! Same goes for giving me info and references.". I used not to follow this rule until some months ago when someone didn't pay me for a week without giving info about the YCH (they've already been on this site a couple of times because of lots of chargebacks and payments that never arrived, so glad I gave her up).
If the winner didn't decide to stay silent until the deadline, I would have asked the runner up if they were interested the same day the YCH ended, but since I did it two days later they had already spent their money on something else (rightfully, since they have no obligations after they get outbid).
Jun. 13th, 2015 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, you are right. Hmmm, have you thought about shortening the payment time to one day or immediately after auction end?
Jun. 15th, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
I don't feel the need to do so, especially since lots of my past customer asked to send the money the day after. Plus, one could have to be afk the whole day, so it's not really fair. I'm also ok with agreeing on a specific date to pay (if the customer can be trusted), just as long as it's said before the auction ends.
Jun. 13th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! I had the exact same thing happen with a different user, and more or less assumed I couldn't post about it here because money hadn't exchanged hands yet. I'm glad to see that I was wrong
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