Your Character Here Sketches by ElementalSpirits

Your Character Here Sketches

ElementalSpirits

19 June 2018 at 11:30:01 MDT

This was a commission, but after they recieved the physical sketches they did a chargeback and paypal decided that physically sending artwork still counted as intangable goods, somehow, and stuck me with a bill on top… so I’d like to try to make up some of the losses if I can! I can make minor alterations for free.The last example is the sketches at 100% and a colour example, although I can go full detail as well for a little extra.

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    Why a chargeback??? Is there a customer-beware thing you can go through?

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      Because they didn't want to pay for art. It's unfortunately a pretty well known scam. =/ And I don't think so. I tried looking for a way to challenge the descion but I couldn't find one and it got too draining to continue. It just sucks because I thought I had a pretty strong case here as it was physically posted and and invoice, I even had a conversation with them saying they recieved it and loved it... but somehow that still wasn't good enough for paypal. It kind of feels like them turning around to me and saying "Well what is art??? Can anyone really OWN it?? Does art even exist? Who knows!" like it's some philosophical question instead of a service rendered. I mean you wouldn't turn to someone who built you a wall and and say "does physical labour really exist?" but somehow with art it just pops into existance with no physical work at all? Like tell that to my cubital tunnel syndrome.
      Sorry, I'm ranting. I'm just very frustrated over the whole situation, as I'm sure you can tell.

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        oh gawd that's terrible. >.< I'll share this around, I hope you can recoup everything you lost!

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        sounds like Paypal is a b*tch and youve given me reason to avoid it for the forseeable future..!! :? that sucks that you had documentation too :CC

        art isn't some magical god fart that just comes out fully formed!! eugh!

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          Paypal is a right pain and I would happily avoid it if there was any other decent alternative. Unfortunately if you want to do business on the internet there isn't much choice but to use them so I guess we just have to wait until they either get better or they get competition. =/

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            the google wallet, Cash app, or ko.fi may do some stuff but they may not be decent either. and it is expensive to open a P.O. box to receive money orders. if i find anything, i'll let you know!

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              Ko-fi goes though Paypal so I don't know if it helps if someone tried that trick again. If you find anything else though I'd be very interested!