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Discussion in 'Art Marketplace' started by cameo, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. cameo
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    Well, I hate to be the one to have to post this, but I'm not really interested in being ripped off any more than you guys are. I did an image map for someone becuase I thought it'd be good fun and something I don't normally do (for a campground). However, the fellow who commissioned it, nice as can be, never paid. Kept telling me he forgot. It's been a few weeks now since the map was finished and he was clear that there were no changes he wanted. So, in the interest of warning other artists to ask for the money up front, I'm releasing his name. I give away a lot of art here, so when I get ripped off, it makes me extra sad.

    I have the latest messages between us if anyone wants verification of this.

    @Adam Calhoun
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    Your encouraged to post sellers who fail to meet the agreements. it helps other sellers.
    Sorry about that @cameo.
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    @cameo
    Ouch, that is horrible.
    How much was the map? :\
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    Ah man that suck's. Hope he some how pays for it soon.
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    Do you still have the map? Maybe you could sell it on to someone else or another site?
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    If you would like you can pm me the name and I can give you a hand. You do have protection on here. ^^
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    The name you provided at the bottom, Adam Calhoun, is he the one that didn't pay you for the commission?
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    I'm always looking for some maps for Elvonica, but if you don't want to release it yet and see if he pays you, then that's cool :)
    I'm rather interested though since your art is to die for <3
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    I believe so @viropets
    @cameo I know how hard you work for VPL (and your free stuff is highly appreciated). This is why, if you want, you can send me over a watermarked version so I can take a look at it. I'll buy it for the price you set for him :)

    And also, do speak to Michi about this matter. She's there to help you and I know she wants to <3 (You can also contact me if you'd like.. :3)
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    We are all available to buy it for the price he suggested. xP I would love to! :)
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    You guys are absolutely awesome, you know that? in this particular case, the map is rather useless because it's a layout of his camp ground (or one he works at, not sure). Some of the individual buildings *might* be useful, but I'm not sure. It was only a $20 job, but it's still annoying. ANd I am floored by the outstanding response of this community and it makes me feel a LOT better knowing you guys are on my team. Yes, the person responsible is the name I posted on my initial post. Honestly, the guy is friendly, but there's only so many days/weeks you can keep "forgetting" to pay someone for their work without consequences. I'll see if I can get anything useful off the map and post it up here for you all to pick and choose from. I don't know, as it's all quite camp-ground specific.
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    Man that sucks.
    But I agree you can only 'forget' for so long, especially if someone is reminding you.

    :x I know when I open commissions I want at least half up front before I start, but maybe I'll wanna go with a full payment before it's delivered
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    Put it up for auction here! I am sure a $20 commission can turn into a $30 one with maybe a few tweaks ????
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    I can't really believe this, but I do, and @cameo I'd recommend if you can, put up a new map, or put those pieces together and sell them. It's his loss, and quite frankly, thanks for making this thread because he's been trying to buy art, and a pet sites, and the fact that he's ignoring you about the situation - brings more light out. So, in all honestly, I think you should put it up for auction like @TheBernMan said, and see where it goes. I'm sorry for this unfortunate incident though sweetheart! <3
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    Has he paid you yet?
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    Nope. He's got my paypal address and I have seen nothing come through. I want to thank you ALL for your support. I had a mental glitch in which I forgot my password here for a week even though it's been the same one since the first time I registered years ago. I think babysititng the nephews has been a bit of a brain drain lately.
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    He doesn't even seem to come on aim anymore. Do you have his PayPal email? You should send him an invoice and then dispute it. You'll probably win
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    Just don't say it is digital goods, seller and buyer protection doesn't cover DIGITAL goods

    Sent from my HTC VLE_U via SSHHSPY HQ
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    I hadn't thought of that. I'm not too worried about it because I am up to my eyeballs in commissions now thanks to my facebook page so I don't need his darned $20 but I don't think he should get away with cheating artists. And I defiantely dont want him to cheat anyone from our awesome community.

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