Alright. Im going to say right now that I never wanted to do this, and had been putting it off for a month. but there comes a point in time where you have to put your foot down. And that ship sailed a long time ago..
Now im gonna say right off the bat, this wouldnt be an issue if it was a Commission. Or even a trade. Or anything where services or money somehow were involved here, since I KNOW those take time and I KNOW things come up, but this is neither. This was a case of me just simply getting something back to my house, thats all..
Of course it pains me to do this to a fellow community member and someone who used to be a best friend of mine, but it seems like there is no way to get through. Now I have given them many warnings, for over a month now, so I think im being fair.
So here is the story. Im keeping this FACTS ONLY, so you may see for yourself, and i dont go making this big old hate journal and bashing people- Im just handing you the straight proof here. I honestly dont know what else to do, this is one of my prized possessions. Please keep in mind any addresses or emails and phone numbers will be blocked out.
back in August of 2013, I bought a cinnamon colored black bear (Tazo) from Shelby (Minotaurqueen) that you can see here:
Proof of purchase for the bear from Shelby (I paid in two payments):sta.sh/010ge9phuvypsta.sh/0helh3vv7g4
a photo I took of him at my house: nakomii.deviantart.com/art/Taz…
I had him for quite some time, and realized I wanted him mounted. Lifesize or soft, i wasnt sure. Either way, I send him off to SkinnedWulf
to be done by herself and the guy she used to work under, Bill I think it was. She was interning under him at this point in time.
Here is the shipping info from me sending him off: sta.sh/029qgn8fgd8g
and the USPS tracking to show he was delivered (she had to sign for it):sta.sh/0qm9sfbogzr
So as you can see, it has been since the beginning of this year that she had the bear. Now, I was deciding for some time what i wanted done with him. I didnt make any decision and I didnt make any of the payment that she quoted me since I wasnt sure how I wanted him done.
While the decision was still being made, Maria left Bills workplace for whatever reasons she had stated herself, but all in all she wasnt working with him anymore. I really honestly wanted both of them to work on my bear, and so I decided I would like to have him back just as a pelt, and I would think it over later. Here is the conversation stating that:sta.sh/01obvytw7et4
And it has been since then (April) That I was promised my bear back and havent gotten him. Now I spoke to her about two weeks ago, and she said she gave the bear to her step father to ship but had no tracking number, and tried to hide behind her policy (which does NOT apply considering there was no tracking number to prove she shipped it.) I sent her multiple notes and messages all in which she dodged and made excuses for.
Also if you glance at her front page, it shows her shipping other peoples things when she previously told me she had no vehicle to get these items out...I also had sent her $30 in the middle of all of this to send him, and I said if she cannot get a hold of a vehicle, please have USPS pick up since they do that for free. She refused to do this.
I have spoken to an attorney, and i was given a choice of a few solutions. But, I just need to make this known, since of course I would prefer to not get legal issues involved and just have my bear back to me. Communicating with her privately got nowhere for weeks, so I had no choice but to make this public. I understand life gets in the way, but life doesnt get in the way for 5 months on something that wasnt even commissioned or had to be worked on..
I hope you all understand why im posting this, and I hope this gets resolved. Honestly, I just want my Tazo back. Im so upset he isnt here with me right now. I love that bear so very much. Ill have no grudges to hold when hes back here with me. I can forgive and forget when the right thing is done...