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2 years to long.

Okay, I’ve been very hesitant about brining this situation up in public, but I’m quite frustrated at this point, so here it goes.

I commissioned a partial fursuit from chapeljax back on July 31, 2004, right after Anthrocon. I paid the full amount immediately of 470 USD via paypal and sent my character reference at that time as well. It has been 2 years and I have seen nothing but a single arm paw (photograph) since then. I have emailed repeatedly, attempting to establish completion dates at –least- 2 months in advance. All attempts have failed. I have been informed that my suit is 65% complete. I have asked to see photos, which I think is quite reasonable considering the circumstances, yet I have not been granted any (save for the arm stated above). If even a foamed head or –something- that would put me at ease a little. I have emailed Jax twice in the past week + a few days and have received no response. I posted in his LJ, where he informed me that the first email did not go through. I emailed the second time and have not received any reply. Does he not answer his gmail account? Do I have the wrong email or what? I know fursuit construction is –not- easy work, but neither is continuing to be ever so patient after shelling out 470 USD for a service over 2 years ago and having almost nothing to show for it.

Wow. Any one else having issues?

I apologize and I’m not trying to get the wambulance involved, but I think I have a right to say –something-.
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Aug. 9th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
I hate to say it, but I'm in the same boat as you. Exactly 2 years, a decent sum of money paid, and all I've recieved is an image of the fur that'll be used to make Kei. I respect that fursuits are extremely hard to build, but you have to dedicate yourself to a level of professionalism if you're going to take them on as commissions.
I hate to even open my mouth about this, but it is getting ridiculous now - and to hear it's happening to others is saddening.
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree, especially commissions of such a large amount of money. I'm really sorry to hear that after 2 years that a picture of fur is all that you've been assured with, I notice that there are a large number of commissions older than mine (I think) that are still at the elusive 10% marker. Eek *snug*!


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