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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 10:47 pm (UTC)
I suspect that Jax had dug himself into a hole. If he's spent the money that he got two years ago, and doesn't currently have any money, he can't refund people. (I don't know for sure, but that seems likely.) It's the one worry I have, should somebody decide to demand a refund from me. Sometimes by the time the suit is finished, the money is gone! Bills need paying. But I've never not finished something, I just worry and fret anyhow. What if they don't like it, what'll I do?! (Happily it hasn't happened yet.)
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
But sadly, that's just part of trading. The money may be gone but it has to be found again and refunded.

Or else - spend every spare hour working to complete the suits. The update was in April for the completion statistics of the commission list, and it's not changed once since then, nor has what's been told to the commissioners. Ergo, no work has been done, we must assume. And regardless of situation, there is no excuse for not lifting a finger to so much as make a tail when you've taken people's money from them.
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Even if he has some other obligation taking up his time, it's possible to find an hour or two every day...
Aug. 9th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Mmm, cos basically I know everyone on his list would much rather have their suits than money back! :)
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
I agree! I attend a university full time, work, volunteer, and take care of 2 dogs AND spend 10+ hours per week in a printmaking studio (and put in a few hours of video games when I can.. hehe!). I still, however, find time to sew padded, fully fleece lined and clawed hand and feet paws to sell locally to tourists. I complete on average 2 pairs of handpaws per week or 1 pair of handpaws and one pair of footpaws, etc... and that's on a really busy week.
Aug. 9th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
I want photos of theeeeeese, i saw on the webcam that one pair you made a while back and they looked awesome @__@


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