I really don't want to have to do this, but feel very upset and that I am being taken advantage of. Susy in Ontario PMd me back in May about a clothing commission. I agreed to make her the corset and bloomers set she requested and told her I would finish it in mid to late June due to my work schedule. We PMd each other throughout with discussions about fabric options and the like, and I finished her outfit on June 26 and sent photos.
She then asked for several changes, including making a completely new set of bloomers. I was leaving to fly across the country to visit family on July 1, so I worked like a madwoman to finish her changes so as to get the outfit mailed to her before I left. I sent her pics of the new changes June 29. She said she was happy with them and agreed to pay by an e-check. Since I would be out of town when the e-check cleared, I told her I would mail her outfit when I returned July 10.
I heard nothing after that-- no payment, no PMs. I then PMd her on July 5 asking about payment. She responded on July 7 stating that due to unexpected car repairs, she was completely broke and could not pay me until then end of the month. I was obviously unhappy about this, but tried to be understanding...I realize that problems do happen! I figured I would wait and be paid the end of July as she stated.
I PMd her again on July 27 reminding her I was still awaiting payment. And again on July 29, and on July 30. I can see she was last on the forum July 30. And what really makes me unhappy is that I discovered from checking her feedback that she somehow managed to pay for 3 other outfits during the month of July....the month when she was so 'broke' she could not honor her earlier commitment to me.
I invested a great deal of time, effort, and money for fabric and trim into this commission. I would like this resolved as soon as possible and to be paid for my work. Mods, I have kept all pertinent PMs between Susy and me, and I really appreciate your help in this matter.