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Ok so...Last year in November, a friend of mine saw that I really wanted an adoptable that went up for auction but it was out of my reach. My friend ended up autobuying the auction, and gave me the adoptable as an early Xmas gift. The premise of the auction is that once the design is bought, it belongs to the buyer 100%. So since my friend bought the adoptable and gave it to me, he relinquished ownership to me.

Fast forward to today, I end up finding the adoptable recolored and raffled off. Confused, because the design was supposed to be relinquished upon purchase. So I asked the person about it, their gf won the raffle and gave it to the person that I found the recolored adoptable from. We talk back and forth, and upon doing some digging through what they presented me, said artist sold the original adoptable to my friend for a lot of money....but two weeks after that, they resold it to the person that my friend beat to get the adoptable in the first place.

Then, said person that lost raffled the recolored adoptable to the gf, and said gf gave it to the person that I spoke to.

At this point I'm pretty peeved because the design was unique, and there were NO recolors presented at the time of the auction. I'm wondering how my friend and I should proceed with this...

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May. 2nd, 2017 12:51 am (UTC)
I feel like either one of the parties needs a refund, and it should probably be the second party.

I would write a beware overall. Selling the same adoptable to two people means either the client did it willingly, or is very bad at keeping track of their own business and selling things more than once. Either is not a good business practice of course.
May. 2nd, 2017 12:56 am (UTC)
I'm feeling the same way about the refund. I just wasn't sure whether or not if it should be either me or my friend who should write about the beware. I'm hoping the artist will be inclined to listen to our concerns about the matter before we move to the next step.
May. 2nd, 2017 12:58 am (UTC)
Since you're directly involved, either of you could likely write a post, though it would probably be easier for the original buyer to do so (since they'd have access to all the info needed).
May. 2nd, 2017 01:01 am (UTC)
We both have the info, but he's the type of guy to not get involved cause he doesn't want to cause "drama", or bring "drama" in my direction since I've dealt with it a lot over the years. I'm not even worried about that, I'm more concerned about resolving this issue since he paid A LOT of money for something that was supposed to be 100% to the buyer once it's purchased, as advertised in the auction.
May. 2nd, 2017 01:40 am (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea. I also wonder about the second party who bought the recolored adoptable. You said that adoptable #2 was sold to a party beat out by your friend. Do you think the other party is aware then that they got a recolor?
May. 2nd, 2017 01:45 am (UTC)
yeah, they were aware from what I saw from the screencap the person that I spoke to provided me.


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