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Awww Crap... - Jessie T. Wolf
May 13th, 2004
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Awww Crap...
Okay, it would seem that my Male Jessie auction is doing rather well... except for the fact that my current bidder, Panthertaur, has been known to not pay for his winning auctions. :/ I've had him win a piece from me in the past that he never did pay for, and so I'm rather wary of his current status on my auction. So, I decided to send him a message, since he is actually listed on my ICQ. But I guess he didn't get it, so I sent him an e-mail today as well:

I sent this message to your ICQ last night, but just in case you didn't get it, I'm sending you an e-mail as well:

"I noticed you placed a bid on my piece? No offence... but the last time you placed a bid on one of my works, you never paid for it. :/ And I REALLY can't afford to be screwed around with payment this time around hon. I need to save up to move in a short while, so if you're not serious about this bid, and if you don't actually have the funds for it, like, NOW, I'll ask that if you do get outbidded, you please not re-bid for this item.

Please don't take offence. If it's any consolation, I WILL have this drawing up on my website eventually, with my next update, so you could always save it to your hard-drive. Just please understand that if you seriously want the original of this piece, you'll have a week to send your payment, if you do win the auction. Nothing more. Otherwise the person who bid before you gets it. Just fair warning."

I'm guessing you didn't get that first message, as I see you've bid a second time. If you get outbidded again, PLEASE do NOT re-bid. If you'd like, I'll gladly sell you a high-res print on photo paper for $10. But I seriously cannot take chances that you might not pay for this item again, and I can't wait around for payment. This is your last warning.

Jessie

I would just like to say thank you to spikedpunch for making the effort to outbid Panthertaur for me. Hon, if someone else doesn't outbid him by the end of the auction, you'll most likely win it anyway. :-P *hugs and thanks you for your help*

On the plus side, I now have three new commissions to work on. :) If things keep up like this, I'll actually be able to make my goal for December! ^^ *wags*

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From:nauta
Date:May 13th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Why can't you just request payment before sending the picture to him? If this guy's a known flake, there's no reason you shouldn't be entitled to payment first, and then sending him his product.

I hate people like that. He shouldn't be allowed on furbid.
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 13th, 2004 01:55 pm (UTC)
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They DO send payment first. It's just that I can't afford to wait for weeks when he keeps promissing he'll pay, cos I lose valuable time. O.o
From:bemanidog
Date:May 13th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
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Damn... I wish I could justify bidding on that. ^.^

And I agree, don't send it until you get payment and it clears. And if he doesn't pay, send it to the next highest bidder.
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From:torrle
Date:May 13th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
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You ought to make him pay for the other one he didn't pay for, too.

If he's to be kept off of your auction, it's not fair that he's driving the price up for everyone else. >:(
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From:spikedpunch
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Technically speaking, I really do not need to outbid him if he is just going to be a deadbeat about it. On the other paw, I have to wonder why he moved so quickly to outbid me again today if he has no intent on paying...
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
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He claims he does intend on paying... I got an e-mail back from him... but I still don't know how much I trust him. I said if he does in fact win the auction, he has a week -- that's it -- to send me payment, otherwise the bidder before him will win. So you don't have to keep bidding. :} Cos if he turns out to be a flake again, you'll get it anyway, provided that no one else decides to jump into this auction. Thanks though. It means a lot to me that you'd try to help out. ^^ Hell, if you don't win, I'll send you a print anyway. :} *wags*
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From:spikedpunch
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Well, as usual time will tell.

Of course, it is hard for me to not sit back and let this go on the off chance he will change his ways. It is a cute male wolf... I must have! >_
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 13th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
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I never sent him the first auction piece, because he never paid for it. I wait for payment before I send off the winning auction piece, always. :-P He claims that he has every intention of paying for it though, and has even said he'll throw in a bit extra to make up for not paying the last time. We'll see just how genuine he is though.
From:ck_whitehorse
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
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You're so polite about it, this is one of the reasons I like Canadians. If I didn't enjoy the American southwest so much, I'd move myself to Canadia. I hear that BC is nice ^_^

From:slinky_treecat
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
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BC is beautiful! :) Western Alberta is also stunning. Almost makes me wish I lived on the west coast still.. I've only spent a year out there.. but I'd miss my friends & family in Ontario.
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From:foxfuzz
Date:May 13th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Jessie Is an American. *Nods* Cause she's da "Bomb". *giggles and hides*


~G
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 14th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
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*shakes her fist at the fox* XD
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From:scullyraptor
Date:May 15th, 2004 03:34 am (UTC)
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As residents of North America, aren't all Canadians technically American? ;)
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From:starwind_2x
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
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First off, I think that panthertaur is a cheap bastard. >:( I think that you should demand the cash before sending the pic, if I bid on your works I would send cash first because I can trust you to send the art ^_^

Second, would you say there is good money in auctioning off art on Furbid? I may consider doing so... ^_^
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 13th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Why do people keep thinking for some reason that I send them the art FIRST? O.o That's just insane... I get money first! :-P

And, well... FurBid sales usually depend on the time of year... sometimes it's busier than other times... usually around a con time it's pretty dead. Also, FurBid is a bit unfair to artists who don't have some kind of a name. >.< So don't be discouraged if you don't sell your work for very much... I've seen GORGEOUS pieces go for so little, it's really sad. :/
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From:betamantis
Date:May 13th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
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*shrugs, gesturing forward* It's because people assume you're a trusting, naive and generally easily manipulated person, y'see.

It might be the Canadian bit.

That AND you're a nice person.

*taps claw against head*
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From:sniper3
Date:May 13th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC)

Gwar.

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This, ladies and gents, is why I'm so reluctant to put my artwork up for sale at FurBid. >.>

What's the bid up to now, anyway? Last I saw it was 50... *peeks*
From:khakiwolf
Date:May 14th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
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At least your art sells on FurBid. *snugs*
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From:wlfdog
Date:May 14th, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)
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Only when I time it right. :-P I've had pieces not sell at all. *shrugs* Just depends on if the right person sees your art at the right time. *huggles!*
From:khakiwolf
Date:May 14th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
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Yeah, you're right. Of the prints I have on there right now, I sold the "Wolf Head" before. But the person never sent me the money. I wasn't going to complain because it was just a measely $5. ONO!

But right now, nothing is selling. But we'll see. Still another week to go on it. I still have to put Jafra's commission picture on FurBid, but I'm waiting to finish that leopard samurai picture first so I can put them both on there.
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