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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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kamilamutt
May. 2nd, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing 'it belongs to you 100%' refers to there not being those rules of 'you can't change gender' or 'you can't resell', but keep in mind that when a character designer sells a design, they aren't selling the art. It's common practice for artists to re-use lines; if you're uncomfortable with that is better to ask before buying if the line will be reused, or if it's an off-base.

But if the re-colored adoptable is too similar to yours for comfort, I also think the second buyer will need to get a refund.

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