Hawk and I agreed to do a trade where he was to give me a set assortment of video games in return for $50 usd and lots of art from me.
I believe he goes by he/him pronouns so that is what I am using for this post.
His account has since been deleted so the user is going to be “instagrammer”
He took a long while to actually tell me what he wanted with reguards to artwork so I didn’t actually start drawing until he picked out said drawings that they wanted me to do.
He ended up asking me to choose the amount and type of drawings I do for him.
and this is the reaction to me sending WIP photos of the artwork and eventually finishing them all (images aren’t there anymore)
I asked him for his address so I could ship the artwork off as soon as I could and it took them a few days to respond to that.
I thought it was weird only because I didn’t have any other international or US packages take this long even with the pandemic.
I messaged him when I saw that it was delivered and he hadn’t messaged me.
Since he stated that he had COVID I let him be and didn’t message him for at least 2 weeks. I ended up messaging him for a check up on February 17th because he said he would package it up and send me a picture in the previous message which he didn’t do.
here he sends me a picture of the labeled package (just a handwritten one) so I believed the package would be sent that week like they said. I tried not to message him about shipping or tracking at the time it because I didn’t want to seem like I was pestering him.
Since it took so long one way, I assumed it would take just as much time the other way so I decided to message him about a tracking number when I falsely believed the package was well on its way. This is the last of the messages we sent through Instagram
when I saw that the Instagram account was deleted I assumed he just ran away, hence my first message to him through Telegram
I knew I wasn’t the only one having issues with him (as about 3-4 close friends privately messaged be about similar issues with him as well)
to this day I have not received anything out of this “trade”. No artwork or money or games.
I tried to be extremely patient this entire time with him as I know he has mental health problems and 2020 was a year, but I honestly don’t know what to do at this point. Talking to him seems to get me nowhere.
Edited by James
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