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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Ok so here is the story, I paid a guy $15 to commission a picture for me. I seen his work it's really nice. I paid him through paypal. He sent me the commission, frankly I wouldn't pay a dime for the pic. But I have already given him the $15, I don't want to tell him his work is shit, and I know he can do 100 times better because I see his work on deviant art. He is a member on this board too, though he hasn't signed in for about a year a more. I commissioned him through deviant art, what should I do? Can I get my money back through paypal? Or does that only work on ebay?

    He actually asked me if he could post the commission on his dA account and I was like go for it. I want other people to see how crappy his commissions are lol, so if I am at a loss at least it will not be in vain.
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Can you show us ?
     
  3. Ace Convoy

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    yeah show us
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

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    Show you what, the art? What if someone tells him that I posted it here, don't you think that would upset him? If he connected me and him to this story.

    How about no.
     
  5. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    What if he comes on here and sees the thread ?

    You're at a loss both ways
     
  6. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    He won't know that I am that same person. I don't use this name on some other sites, plus he hasn't logged in forever. He isn't just going to randomly log in and come to the GD forum. He has 3 posts over the last 4 years. I think I am safe kiddo.
     
  7. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    You never know, you've already moaned about him so you might as well show the pic
     
  8. Red Alert

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    As long as it's before 45 days you can file a claim and get refunded(unless he used a tracking method).

    You can always comment on Deviant Art or post his name here if he wont refund you money or redo the pic.
     
  9. Darkwing48

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    Tell him to do it again???

    He may can may the connection by you stating its price.
    (Remember, key word is "may")
     
  10. ILoveDinobot

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    What's a tracking method? Do you mean in the mail? For $15 he couldn't even mail it to me. I guess I can ask him to redo it right? But how do I say it to him without hurting his feelings?
     
  11. Red Alert

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    Generally priority or postal service with a bar code on it.Assuming he mailed it to you.

    As far as a redo,just be honest and tell him you don't like the art.Most artists like the feedback so they can improve.(I know i do)
     
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    Regardless of what the pic looks like, you paid for something that you are not happy with. Ask for your money to be refunded or have another one done.
     
  13. ILoveDinobot

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    Ok I just sent him a note and told him I didn't like how it looked.
    Thanks.
     
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    Ask him to redo it.
     
  15. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Wait. What kind of pic is it? paint, pencil, digital? And for $15 why are you not getting a physical copy of it?
     
  16. ILoveDinobot

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    It's a pencil sketch. He said there was an extra charge to get a physical copy. :( 
     
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    You didn't even get a copy?

    I'd file that claim anyway to get your money back.You can always pay later when he gets it right.
     
  18. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    damn, sorry to hear that. i dont much experience in this sort of thing. not much i can say.
     
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    You should have seen what his commissions looked like in the first place. I've been tempted to order some as well. I checked out the Deviant's commissions, and found that they were not up to scrap with her personal and professional works. I told her straight out, and she couldn't care less.
     
  20. ILoveDinobot

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    He sent me a refund. Thanks guys for your help. ^^; I feel really bad now. I'm afraid to read the note he sent back now. I feel like insulting an artist's work is like a big slap in the face. :( 

    Edit: Just read the note he sent back. He was extremely kind and apologized. He said I can keep the refund or he can try to do the commission again.

    Once again thanks everyone for your help. I never had this problem before so I was really concerned with how to go about dealing with it. I really appreciate everyone's input ^_^.
     

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