Rip Off artist ... Total ass.......Oh this ticks me off!!!!!!!
Ok folks! This is it. No more Miss Nice Lady.
WAY back about 10 months or so ago, I met this person by the name of "Matt" His ICQ name was "Uscae" He wanted to draw fan art for me in exchange for some Sailor Moon cards. Well he was referred to me by a friend and everything was good between them so I thought ok. I'll go for it. It was fine for a couple months/about 2 or 3 trades. He was great at drawing and very nice and all, aside from sending those annoying ICQ messages and E-mails every day continually.
Then after about I would say 4 months things went down hill. Things were set up, he asked for favors on cards, wanted me to sell/trade to a friend/ gave me his word his friend wasn't a flake ect, wanted to bid on my auctions, you name it... He asked about it. Then his friend turns into one HUGE slacker.
We established a list by which he would draw the art for characters from my Fan Fiction and after telling me he wasn't like his friend (whose a slacker) he tells me he will start work on the art for me. Then he tells me in ICQ that he can't remember (LIKE 5 times over a duration of 2 weeks) what drawings it was that I had wanted and asks me (5 times) to send the descriptions to him over and over again so he can start on them. Well I sent him the info like 5 TIMES ALREADY!!!!! How many times more do I need to send repeat info???
*Note: How many times MUST I send the same exact info, I ask you?? What the hell is wrong with you!? If there is a problem tell me! Don't NOT tell me and expect me to put up with stupid shit like this. "Matt" KNEW I had children, jewelry, the site, and the other things I had to do. He is almost an adult at 17yrs of age. HE HAS BRAINS (Or so I thought) He should put them to good use.
I was lenient and after telling him to save his e-mail list from me (which he said he would) and such we continued on. No biggie, he was doing a great job on the Art I had so far, I was just tired of repeatedly telling him what should have been a obvious from the start. I told him I would like a statis on his art to please notify me as he finished them.
Finally, after several weeks of "Can I have this card and this card, oh! and I want this one and this too!" (With all cards he requested on hold for him.) at one point I ask him how he is doing on the art and he says he has had some pieces done for the past week or so and would send them to me.
**Note: 1st off, Why did I have to e-mail asking him how he was doing? Why, if he had been done with a few, did he not e-mail me once they were to update me, instead of making me wait? And why didn't he e-mail me for my address or just send them and let me know they were on the way??
Well, I was kind of upset at his lack of respect and responsibility towards me and I told him so. He apologized and said that he didn't think I'd mind. Things were crazy and he hadn't had a whole lot of time to do stuff. At this point I pointed out to him the following: "Well for someone who ICQ'ed me LITERALLY 5 times a day to remind me over and over that his B-day was coming up, and to e-mail me 2 to 3 times a day to ask and request cards (WHICH was really annoying!!!) I SURE AS HELL DO MIND!! He said he'd be more careful in the future and keep track of what is going on. I also specified that while I do not mind a reminder of his birthday ect that I do mind when all he seems to want to do is waste my time with the stupid stuff (Repeatedly) and what should be done by him that has priority has now been put on the back burner. I would expect that if something happened to delay him that he notify me ... I have no problems as long as I know what is going on and why. This to me helps establish a respect for the other person because it would show that he/she was taking the initiative and keeping me abreast of the situation.
::Privately screams:: "Have some God Damn consideration, would you!"
He apologized once more and said he would send the art to me the very next day since it was done..... Well, after a week I started to worry when none of the art arrived. I e-mailed Matt. No response. I ICQ'ed him. No response from that quarter either. Finally at about a 2 week no show period I started to hunt for him on ICQ. I left it on so as soon as he showed up I could get his attention. well it worked and I asked him about it. He said he'd check at the PO but that I should have received it. No mention of any other finished art was brought up or anything. He said he would e-mail me the next day and let me know what happened.
4 days went by without word. Finally, I hunted him down again and asked about the results. He said he forgot. >_< would check for me and get back.... once again same thing happened and same response. Then the 3rd time I ripped him a new one and told him I was getting tired of his "irresponsibility" and that he needed to send back the cards I sent him since the trade was off. I was tired of waiting like an idiot in a dark house for information he should not have forgotten to get much less notify me about. He said out of the blue, not 2 minutes after he told me he forgot, that the art was never sent and that he had MORE art done for me. Well, needless to say I was shocked and *SO* confused by this statement.
He asked me why I was so
**Note: Ok what kind of ass are you?? What the hell is wrong with you that you can't keep your shit straight? One minute you tell me you sent it I should have it, then in the next 2 minutes you tell me that you never sent me anything at all You can't even begin to fathom WHY I am angry with you? Frankly, I feel like I talk to him and (in his mind) it's like listening to the teacher (me) from the "Peanuts" cartoon ... you know..... blah blah, blahblahblah, blah...blah..blah bla.... Get the Idea folks? GOOD!
::Takes a deep breath and continues on ahead with story...::
From this point I ask him what he's intentions are and what he intends to do. He says that he will not forget and that he will send me all the art over the weekend. That if he doesn't that he will return all the cards back to me. I made him swear on it and we agreed. I put one stipulation in the agreement though. It was that he would ship 2 packages. NOT 1. I figured this would be a really good way to see if he was telling me the truth. I mean there is a chance of 2 packages being sent at the same time to the same person, from the same person not showing up at all. But it's highly improvable. I figured if he "sent" them and neither arrived I could pretty much assume that he had screwed me over once again. Well BOTH THESE PACKAGES NEVER SHOWED UP!! Then I find out after he tells me he sent me 2 packages same time, that he forgot and only sent one. That he was sorry he didn't do as I had asked.
**Note: SORRY MY ASS!!!! Can we say S*T*U*P*I*D* ?? This is just too ridiculous. Well this can go to show you it can happen to anyone...
He says he's sorry and that he will re-do and send to me all the art that was lost but that, ONCE AGAIN, I need to send him the "drawing list" @_@
::Grabs paper bag and hyperventilates::
Well, as is the ritual of late I send it again and this time I hear nothing from him for about a month at which time, I e-mailed him 3 times to find out if he had done the art promised me. I also just happened to get in more cards and like an ASS I e-mailed him asking him if he would like more of the new cards.....
What was his response.....?
"I am sorry to tell you but as of last month I decided to stop collecting cards and such since I just don't have the time anymore. I am sorry."
Ok well, I have had the courtesy to have the rest of these cards on hold for you for how long...??? 8 MONTHS!!! and you've known for a MONTH that you weren't going to collect?? AND you haven't even bothered to send me the art for the cards that I paid you for in trading cards already?? What kind of person are you!? I e-mailed him and requested that A) he either send me all the cards back or B) finish the art for which those cards were in trade for and send to me.
I never got a response. Then about a month later on 4/4/01 from a friend of his I get the following e-mail:
Dear Moon Princess
& Sailor Jeni ^-^
**Notes: Well hells bells! What do you mean IF I want my cards back??? Of course I do you nitwhit! And what the hell are you saying? Matt's actualy SELLING cards, my cards, and Moon Princess's that WERE NEVER PAID FOR. He's SELLING them? This is a joke right?
I wrote back to her the following;
Frankly, to be perfectly honest. I would like all the art he promised me. If he can't do it I want ALL the cards back that I never received any art for.
Well responce was as follows on 4/06/01
he is selling them..............if you want them i need the numbers.
I responded the following on 4/6/01
Tell Matt he needs to straighten out his priorities. I would have had no problem IF he had told me from the start what was going on, but he didn't so now I am pissed.
He needs to be more becoming irresponsible for someone his age. This not only makes me mad but ticks me off royally. KNOWING HE ACTUALLY GAVE THEM TO YOU TO SELL WHEN THEY AREN'T EVEN PAID FOR, regardless of the fact that you were to contact me to give them back makes him look bad..
This list is from memory and some were for him some were for his friend and some were for his girl friend if I remember correctly.
ALL CARDS WITH Stars next to them I KNOW for sure he got. I remember them distinctly.
This goes back about 8months or so, give or take, there may be mistakes. Not everything will be on it, I don't think, since when he screwed me over I had a deleting spree on his e-mails
(ALL CARDS IN BOLD ARE CARDS I SENT TO HIM.) Baka ass Jenny.... I know.....
MOST all cards from me were Reg /normal drawn
characters some were Deformed, Princess cards.
**372 Usagi in pink dress
**373 Chibi in striped dress
332pz chibi on water reaching out
393 pz Chibi and Usagi looking at one another
She responds to me 4/7/01
i'll get back to you with the cards that he has left. he has already sold some to kids at school.
::Sees red and screams:: Look at all the cards I lost. Add up the value and you collectors tell me what an ass I was... yes THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN !!!!!!
I am currently waiting to see what if any cards are left that will be sent to me. IF I get any I will update this page and I will have to see what cards come in and even if they are MINT as I sent them. By the way He screwed me, Moon Princess and another person so there are 3 of us all together.
On 4/11 I get this e-mail from Matt
email that jeanine sent was a misunder standing. you will get back
all the cards you sent me because i never sent any drawings. you
have nothing to worry about. it was geat doing busines with you.
After this he e-mails Moon Princess the following:
According To my
records, $169.55 in cards and $15 for postage and a new
In response to her he wrote on 4/11/01 the following:
i'm sending you a bunch
of art, cards, and the vidio, the 145.55 worth of
::Pulls hair in frustration:: You want to get out of the business?? Yeah, because you got caught, and are a rotten individual. Who the HELL gave all those cards to you in trust?? And what did you do? You screwed over two no three very nice persons. Hell, Moon Princess traded you for her old printer so you'd have something with which to show off your art for crying out loud! Not only that but you are going to sell her her cards...cards she was supposed to get art for and received nothing in return and you are going to sell her cards that you got from me and god knows who else?? You are a sick, sad, child. I don't care how old you are (16- 17 I think at the time). You need to grow up and get a conscious.
Moon Princess's responce to me (possibly to him as well was..)
And I quote, " GET REAL"
Princess never went through with it and I believe he has been reported. If I find out anything else I will let you know and post it here.