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    Beware: AsllyFoxi

    By FlakeMute, in Artist Bewares, , 1 comment, 218 views
    Who: AsllyFoxi/Asllyfoxi
    Where: https://x.com/AsllyFoxi
    When: 05/09/2023
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content

    Back in May 2023, Aslley had finished a YCH I had a slot for. It was very late. It was a valentine's couples YCH that I had originally requested and paid for 9th Feb 2023. I have had late commissions before so I didn't think much about it. When I finally got the finished YCH in 5th May 2023, they also said that they were doing a promotion for a half body commission. I did like the work of the YCH so I was happy to think about a scenario and discuss. A final amount and scenario was agreed upon with payment settled on the 10th of May 2023.

    But afterwards there were no updates, so I  reach out on the 3rd of June for updates and was told that they were busy with Pride YCHs and so unable to work on my commission and also tried to sell me a Pride YCH which I declined or knew anyone that would want one. Again no updates. So I reach out in September 8th, September the 30th and October the 8th. All of which had no replies.

    With Paypal's 180 days buyer protection coming up. I then started the chargeback process on the 18th of October 2023. Later that day I got a refund and an update by Aslley later that day. Saying that the Twitter DMs were empty and could only see my messages on PC. Said that they have ADHD, a spreadsheet to keep track of all open commissions and family issues in the last month. But said they would still be interested in working with me. To which I replied if you an start working on it ASAP, within the week then sure. I'll go ahead with the commission again. So I paid via Paypal again on 16th of November. I also added them on Telegram has they said it was a better way to get in touch with them. They also tried to sell me a Halloween YCH as well which I declined.

    For this new cycle, got a message the 16th that the next steps was the sketch. On the 17th November, got a message asking if I was interested in a Christmas YCH. But I said let's work on one commission at a time. Knowing they struggle with ADHD, the last thing I would want to give is multiple commissions and would rather let the work on one commission at a time. This conversation around the Christmas YCH keeps going onto the 23rd of November.

    Being keen to keep this commission quick and aware that it's now been more than a week getting any sketch. Reached out on the 28th & 30th of November and 65th of December 2023. Got a reply on the 6th of November saying that they were busy with family. But would be able to show a updates the day after. Nothing appeared the day after and I reached out the 14th, 16th and 19th and got a response on the 20th of December. But again no sketch or any updates just 'what are the next steps with approving a sketch'.

    With Christmas now in fully swing I held off until the 2nd of Jan 2024 to ask for an update as in the screenshot before. Again on the 6th and 21st of Jan will no response until asking on the 1st of Feb. And got a response. Said they were in hospital was finally got a light sketch. Just outlines, no expressions or anything to make it identifiable as my fursona. Had some back and fourth about amendments. And I gave the go ahead ono the March the 4th. Reached out on the 4th, 12th and 19, of March and no responses. But this time they weren't delivered. Only sent.

    At this point, life got a bit hectic and busy so I forgot about it. I also usually have a calendar reminder about the Paypal 180 days buyer protection, like for the last one. But this time, I accidently put it a month later than I should've. I remember about the commission and asked on May the 20th for any updates on the screenshot above. And no responses. Unfortunately but this time, the 180 days was out by 4 days so I was unable to claim a refunded anymore. I've also reached out on Twitter on the 20th of May but no reply either. I have also sent an email in early June 2024 but with no reply.

    If you think about the full picture, I've requested a commission and paid for the 10th of May 2023. A year on, there is a sketch that only has an outline. No expressions or identifiers of my fursona. A lack of updates and communications. But would heavily promoting other YCHs even though not completing the current commission. Tried reaching out on Twitter, Telegram and email and got no responses. But there are still active on Twitter, making posts and retweeting and 'last seen within a month' on Telegram.

    Beware: FurItUp

    By blackbearburrito, in Artist Bewares, , 1 comment, 752 views
    Who: FurItUp, ErisValgen, Kathryn
    Where: https://furaffinity.net/user/furitup/
    When: 08/01/2019
    What: Fursuit/ Fursuit Parts

    I started interacting with this artist because I fell in love with a pre-made design that she was wanting to develop into a suit (she has now changed the description of the post as just a character she owns, but was once a ref sheet for sale to make a suit from. The comments on the submission show that it was once for sale, but don't give any real detail on the original description).

    I started messaging about it asking to purchase. We spoke through notes on furaffinity.net, getting the details of the commission down.

    I was told there were 14 commissions ahead of me, but once my commission was started it would be completed within 2-3 weeks, and she explained my payment plan to me. $200 per month after the 35% non-refundable deposit.

    I ended up changing my mind and asked to have the commission done of my own character, to which she agreed. I was sent an invoice for $5600 through PayPal.  She confirmed receipt of my 35% deposit Nov 3rd, 2019.

    Reference for the new character:

    I paid $200 monthly, sometimes a little more if I could afford it, and was able to pay off the last of it in one lump sum on May 15th, 2020.

    Once I was able to pay off the entirety of the suit, I kept up with her on Twitter, where she was clearly more active at the time. I just figured it would be easier to contact and also I really don't like the format of FA notes.

    Things were okay, for a while. She responded within a reasonable amount of time. She did explain things had slowed down due to the pandemic, which I completely understood.

    But after that is when everything started going downhill. I know it takes a while to make these things so I only messaged every now and again when I remembered the commission, or if I got on Twitter and saw she updated on someone else's suit.
    But then an ENTIRE YEAR passed with no updates at all. And I had some things come up and thought it would be better to just get a refund since I had already waited two years with no results. She responded within a few days and apologized for not sending me any updates because she wanted to dump it all at once. 
    I thanked her for her response, and said that if it's already been started then I won't cancel. 

    I heard nothing after this until Feb 2023, when I asked for another update. This time she sent a picture of a carved head, which wasn't in the style I was expecting from her previous works, so I asked for an adjustment and she agreed.
    I ask for an update at the end of the year and get no response. I wait until Feb 2024 and she ended up leaving me on read. I message again in March 2024 telling her that I'm pretty much fed up and I'm going to look into legal action. I messaged her on Twitter and on her website, furitup.com. 

    This is the email conversation. She begs me to give her another chance even though this all should have been completed within one month of her starting the handpaws.

    I explain my frustration and tell her the requirements for me continuing this commission. She gave herself about 19 days to fully finish a head and digitigrade body suit. I have not sent a dtd (as I was never given an address to begin with) and ask for an address so I can have one made and sent asap. I never got aresponse.
    April comes and I've still heard nothing. So I send another message through Twitter. Nothing. May comes and I've had enough. I tell her to stop production on anything and send it to me, finished or not, and she can send me the rest of my money. Today is May 20th 2024 and I have not received anything on FA, Twitter, or email. I will be emailing her again and repeat what I said in Twitter dms.

    This is my first commission experience and I want to know if any of what happened is normal or to be expected.

    Beware: ElvensnowArt

    By Alchememe, in Artist Bewares, , 4 comments, 1,068 views
    Who: ElvensnowArt, galethei, griffivik
    Where: https://twitter.com/ElvensnowArt
    When: 10/18/2022
    What: Commission

    This is my first time making a beware so appologies in advance.

    This was my fourth time commissioning ElvensnowArt's who was a friend of mine since we shared mutual servers and a love for ESO, the previous three times had all been completely fine with no issues. So I commissioned him on the 18th of October 2022 for art of mine and another friends elder scrolls oc and he seemed happy to accsept it. All previous commissions had been done over Discord DM as well and the max only took 6 months to complete.

    The commission was $60 but I gave a $10 tip so $70 in total and I paid via Paypal as soon as possible.

    I knew he had some on off issues due to trying to find a job and getting used to living on his own. With him being my friend as well I generally didn't mind waiting months or longer for the commission as I trusted he would get it done eventually. He then gave me an update three months alter on January 19th 2023:
    I then waited more however Elvensnow begun to ghost people and become distant. He left the mutal severs we where in and stopped being active on his social medias completely by September 2023. I really hate asking artists for updates but on the aniversy of the commission I decided to DM him and got no responce:
    I gave him a week and then DMed him again poking for another update and this time he did respond:

    However, this would be the last time he responded to me as he at some point changed his settings so only friends and people in mutual servers (as indicated by the discord clyde bot error) which I have also learned he unfreinded everyone who knew him as well. Thus I cannot message him anymore and he is no longer active on any of his socials.

    As of today I never received even a sketch, it has been nearly 19 months so the chargeback on Paypal is not an option. I have also learned from other people who have commissioned him that I am not the only one he has done this to and owes hundreds of dollars to people.
    Addendum: Contact was finally established on May 16, 2024 on the artist's blank tumblr alt

    A comment will be made if/when a refund is received.

    Beware Keo/YesItsKeo/PlushiesNextDoor

    By PledgeGallant, in Artist Bewares, , 0 comments, 614 views
    Who: PlushiesNextDoor, YesItsKeo
    Where: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlushiesNextDoor?ref=yr_purchases
    When: 03/04/2023
    What: Commission

    On March 4, 2023, I contacted Etsy Shop PlushiesNextDoor for a custom made plushie of a character of mine. 
    By Pledge, March 4th 2023
    They acknowledged and said they were open to commissions and payment. 

    By Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, March 4th 2023
    I made the payment with them through Etsy via Klarna. 

    I made the payment the same day, March 4th, 2023. 
    I was initially told it would be within a certain timeframe— 12-16 weeks. 

    By Pledge and Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, March 4th
    On May 9th they contacted me again to let me know that they’re behind on orders and that it wouldn’t be until September that my plushie would get shipped. I was understanding and asked if they could post their work on their TikTok, PlushiesNextDoor.

    By Pledge and Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, May 9th, 2023
    I reached out again in September to ask what the process has been. They offered me a refund but I said I was still willing to wait.

    By Pledge and Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, September 6th 2023
    I received a message from them again in October 7th notifying me and others that they’re very behind on orders and that their suspected completion date was going to be by the end of the year. They attached a document with all of the orders they were currently working on to show where we were in the queue. 

    IMG_8052.MOV By Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, October 7th, 2023
    On October 29th, they contacted me stating that they were shutting down their shop and that they would provide everyone refunds. 

    By Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, October 29th, 2023
    I asked if I could wait a little longer, and they told me that they would keep me on their list. 
    by Pledge and Keo/PlushiesNextDoor, October 29th, 2023
    Their last reply to me was December 7th, after I reached out to make sure they were doing well. 

    On March 23rd of 2024, I noticed their plushie accounts on Instagram and Etsy were deleted or shut down.

    IMG_8104.MOV I emailed them twice. Once in April, and the second time in May.

    Taken by Pledge, April 12th, 2024 and May 10th, 2024.
    While they’ve seemingly deleted their other accounts, they’ve kept up their Tiktok associated with their plushie making. However, they are not active on it. 

    They changed their username from PlushiesNextDoor to YesItsKeo.

    Unfortunately I’m aware that due to the amount of time that had passed that I won’t get my money back. Please be careful of this creator.

    Beware: Garyolah7

    By achthenuts, in Client Bewares, , 0 comments, 1,189 views
    Who: Garyolah7
    Where: https://twitter.com/GartexStorm
    Discord: Garyolah7
    When: 03/31/2024
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content

    A client named Garyolah7 didn't pay me after I finish the commission

    So I do the WIP, although I hardly understand what the client want

    Some day later, the client suddenly want naked variation as well

    The client didn't pay me after I almost done, and instant block me.

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