I am glad to hear that one of the commissions will be finished. I look forward to seeing everyone get theirs. I hope you are all treated well and wish the best to all involved in the situation. Again, I wrote this journal because my conscience would not let me continue to ignore this issue. It looks like it is on the right track now. Thank you, , for doing the right thing.
It seems that after continual messaging, she managed to put a WIP picture, the first after eight months. We'll see if she actually delivers. Still be cautious.
Before I say anything, let me say this. I absolutely hate confrontation, and I always wish and hope for the best in people. This journal is not meant for anything but a warning and I encourage that after reading this, please dear watchers, do not go and use this as a gossip thread or a place to say mean things. I am only doing this to pass on information, and I hate that it has come to this.
Do not buy from . It is my belief, after continual proof, that she is a thief and has scammed people out of commissions and have run with their money.
I would not say this without being very sure of this claim, as I truly do want to believe the best in people. Let me start with a personal experience, and continue with another's.
January of last year, Sailor asked me to do a plush trade with her, to which I accepted. I wanted her to make Rarity,my mother's favorite, so I could give it to her as a surprise on Mother's Day. I completed my part of the trade, a filly flitter plush. I am glad I didn't send it off, trusting I'd get my half, as I now believe she never had any intention of sending me a Rarity to begin with.
Mother's Day was in May, and around late March I was getting a little worried. I asked her politely for how my plush was going, and she hid my comment, noting me privately responding that she didn't want me doing that. It made her look bad, she said. First reg flag. She gave me some sort of excuse about not having time, but continued to complete plushies regularly to sell on eBay. Why was it so hard to make my one Rarity for our trade?
Fast forward about a month, I finally give up. I send her a note, saying that I can no longer wait. I explain that it was a Mother's Day gift (again) and that it's put me in a pinch. I say I'll sell her filly Flitter to help pay for a different Rarity. I get no response, ever. No apology or anything. (By the way, I commissioned a Rarity out of my own pocket upfront, assuming I could sell Flitter and make up the difference. Over a year later, she is still with me. Because I couldn't commission until last minute, I got my mom's gift about a month after Mother's Day. It is Sailor's fault I didn't have a gift.)
I kept seeing other people asking about their commissions, even saying that they are worried she'd taken their money and run. I'd include their usernames for a quote from them; sadly, those, too, are hidden. Seems very fishy.
Finally, my friend,
, paid $186 last September for a beanie pony from SailorMiniMuffin-eight months ago. She never got back in touch with Kaz, and around February she asked Sailor if she had any WiP pictures. She said she did, and never sent any. Now, in April, she is ignoring and hiding her messages. Why else would you do that if you were not trying to scam people?
Thankfully I did have the sense this time to screenshot the hidden messages, I wish I had done that with the other messages over the last several months before she hid them:
As you can see, they are now hidden. She has not made the commission, yet she still found time to make a pony for eBay. Please, do not trust her. If you have any other proof or if you have had a negative experience with her as a customer, please speak up.
People need to know. This is not right and she should not get away with doing this to more people. If you have recently paid her for a commission (withing the past 45 days), please save a lot of heartache and get your money back from paypal. This person cannot be trusted.