I will now be blocking the seller on FA, and consider the matter resolved.
Edit: I've removed the IG account, and as of yet, there is no response to my chargeback threat. I also can not find any more of my notes asking them for updates (as I regularly clean my mailboxes, if I find any or receive a reply or issue the chargeback, I will keep you updated.) I've also included evidence that my chargeback has not been opened, as well as that my Feb 6th note was read.
Edit 2: They never responded to the chargeback note (or opened it) so have included evidence of the paypal claim (I escalated straight to them), they have until the 27th to respond to paypal, as of today (21st of March) there is still no conversation between them and the seller as it still says "awaiting response" on the claim.
First off, forgive me if this is incorrect in any way, I'm new here and am incredibly anxious about posting and didn't really want for it to get this way but I feel I've been patient enough after 4 months of minimal contact and I have now issued a warning about a chargeback. Please note I wouldn't have been this patient if it wasn't for the fact this person seemed to be in dire need when I commissioned them.
WHO: Inkeyu of FA also known as Karma Kolors / KarmaManyBlood
WHERE: FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/inkeyu/
-The latter links seem dead however
WHAT: Mini character in a bottle pendant.
PROOF: - Initial discussion: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x6euqpv14nqgkgt/Initial_Discussion%20edited.jpg?dl=0
- Proof of purchase: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebbmxgyoubn8byo/Proof_of_payment%20edited.jpg?dl=0
- Us discussing details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8rojbr59x49g5qs/Discussing%20Pendant%20%281%29.png?dl=0 and https://www.dropbox.com/s/hpwe9vm50u5wzrp/Discussing%20Pendant%20%282%29.png?dl=0 and https://www.dropbox.com/s/11rikcsntduqrkb/Discussing%20Pendant%20%283%29.png?dl=0
- One of several attempts to get in touch: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk96n03skt54oq0/Feb%206th%20Contact%20Attempt.png?dl=0
- Evidence that screencap has been read: https://www.dropbox.com/s/01denkbf162xk7b/Previously_read_note%20edited.jpg?dl=0
- I have screencaps of me talking to another customer (which I can add if needed)
- Me threatening a chargeback: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8us4e8s8kvpku1w/Inkeyu%20chargeback%20warning.png?dl=0
Chargeback currently unread (Thursday 16th March, 8.45GMT): https://www.dropbox.com/s/5th9d5bcvh5ktko/Chargeback_unread%20edited.jpg?dl=0
Paypal claim (still awaiting reply, 21st March, 22.54GMT): https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bn8cncsfav55t2/Chargeback.jpg?dl=0
WHEN: December 2nd 2016 (given her 48hr warning of a chargeback March 15th 2017)
EXPLAIN: I came across this individual in an FALAH (FA Lend a Hand) ad saying she was in a dire situation and needed funds, so was initially going to do a half and half trade of cash and writing for one of these pendants. I got paid around then, so instead decided to pay them the full asking price of $25 after some discussion (see "initial discussion" above) since I figured they'd appreciate it more. They asked for payment, which I sent on December 2nd 2016 (see "proof of purchase").
They were initially chatty (see links under "discussing details") and in good contact for a fair few weeks. Around six weeks in, I sent them a polite message to ask for progress, which was responded to by them saying they were busy as their situation was even more dire (I could only find their journal asking for help, and will link this if needed). I did some boosting online in an attempt to help them on my Twitter in the hope they would get to my piece faster, and left them be for another couple of weeks.
I then attempted to contact them again (and several times since, like in the Feb 6th screenshot "one of several attempts to get in touch") and noticed that my notes were getting ignored (see "evidence read"). I would contact approximately once a fortnight, and every time the note was opened but never replied to. By this time I was beginning to feel put out, so decided to contact the customer ahead of me in the queue. They explained that Inkeyu worked in the same facility as them, and was under a lot of work pressure, but was going to tell them to respond to me and keep me in the loop (can link this if needed). This was around the end of February and I've still had no contact.
I feel crap for doing it, but I'm finally at a point where I am a little suspicious and a little bit dejected. I've issued a 48hr warning before I file a chargeback (see "chargeback") which has been currently unread (see "chargeback unread"). I feel like I've tried to help someone in need and it's backfired on me, and now I fear I'm taking money from the mouth of someone who really needs it even though I don't want to lose that money myself. Chargeback warning issued on March 15th at 20.08GMT and I will update as and when needed.