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06 April 2008 @ 12:52 am
Warning post against scammer: chienverde  
Hi folks, just wanted to give a warning about a scammer.

Awhile ago, on February the 14th of this year, I paid chienverde US$71 for a Princess Tutu wig. She advertised it on cosplay (here) as well as garagesalejapan (here) which is why I would like to give the warning on both communities. There was a few hiccups with postage and communication and whatnot, but it finally got to the point where she said she mailed it off. That was the 26th of February. It has been more than a month now and I haven't recieved the wig at all. Moreover, I have tried to make contact with her several times. I commented on the sales post several times (which you can see here, please tell me if the link is deleted I have caps), I sent her emails to both of her available addresses, I opened a paypal dispute, escalated it to a CLAIM and she still has not responded to any of it. So, simply put, I have been duped. It's very frustrating and I feel like an idiot for trusting her but the least I can do is warn other people.

Unfortunately I think her selling was a one-off thing so this is probably redundant, but please no one buy from her. I'd like to see her reputation reflect the kind of seller she is.

She is also known as selphie_fairy on cosplay.com.


EDIT:
My crappy caps, because people on another community have informed me they can't see comments after she said she posted it out anymore.
(there are two comments in there which are not in the original anymore cause I deleted them: this is cause they had personal information. I have blacked out the personal information in the caps with my awesome photoshop skillz XD)

Selling Post:
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I made these caps about 2 weeks ago, and she has changed her default avatar since then, from whatever pink dog was in my caps to the tan and white dog she has now. So she has clearly been active since then.

Comments:
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SECOND EDIT:

I didn't realize that my caps showed no dates cause of the white text. Luckily this doesn't matter cause I saved all my LJ notifications of the comments I made and recieved. But what she has done now is screened everything after 13th of February on the sales post and moreover, deleted the comments that she made after then. This is all I see on her sales post after the 13th of February now, and as a bonus the screening showed up the dates. Where is says "(no subject) - chienverde Expand" is where she has deleted a comment.

She is not getting away with this.

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dani: (Die) DO NOT WANThotarubi on April 5th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
The journal definitely isn't dead. That's strange, if there was going to be shipping issues, she should've cleared it with you, you know? I understand sometimes life can get in the way and delay time to ship stuff, but she should've given you a heads up instead of allowing you to linger like that. $71 isn't $2, it's a lot of money.

I hope it all gets resolved for you!
+ Isikenai +isikenai on April 6th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah I thought she would have contacted me somehow too, especially because I've tried so many ways to get in contact with her, you'd think she'd at least get annoyed and tell me to "shut up it's coming" or something similar if it was :/
Evelynflyne on April 5th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
If you have enough evidence, Paypal might give you the refund.

Hope it gets resolved for you too :)
+ Isikenai +isikenai on April 6th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Thankyou! I hope that's the case.
alice doesn't live here anymorelondoncrown on April 6th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)

ahh! the only downfall of buying online. :[ the worry of your
item getting lost, the payment not received, oh dear...

i hope all is resolved, that that in the end
you get your Princess Tutu wig. good luck, luvvie.
+ Isikenai +isikenai on April 6th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I wish there was some way we could have feedback for LJ sellers. *sigh* Thanks :)
kyzumikyzumi on April 6th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I've also ordered a 70$ item + 25$ shipping of over a month ago and haven't received it yet so I know what it is like D: That kind of stuff will eventually happen to those who deal with people to people sales. unfortunately :\
+ Isikenai +isikenai on April 6th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Ugh it happened to you too? I'm sorry to hear that. Hope yours gets resolved positively as well x_x
kyzumikyzumi on April 6th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
It wasn't on this community and I really don't think it was the seller's fault. I'm more worried about it being lost in the way :\
+ Isikenai +isikenai on April 6th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Ah okay. Well, as long as your seller hasn't disappeared off the face of the earth XD Good luck!
Dada Daliarca: Allen*Starrkylo on April 6th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
I'm deeply sorry to read something like this! D:
It happened to me once, ebay seller, but we somehow managed to solve the problem, anyway, he did kept part of my money...and it was the first time I bought online D: so it sucks a lot!

Also, my mom is having a HUGE problem with a seller, also from ebay, he sold a fake mont blanc bag and now he just doesn't want to give her the money back : / She already sent it back but she hasn't got any response from him...so she'll have to claim this to ebay and make things big, big, BIG!

I totally understand you and I really hope this gets solved, if not, ask Paypal for help and I'm sure everything will go fine :D

Good luck~!
+ Isikenai +isikenai on April 6th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Yeah scamming totally sucks! I hope your mum resolves the issue with that seller, that sounds terrible :/

Thanks. I'm in the process of collecting evidence, especially as I've gotten pretty clear evidence now that she is actually active and trying to destroy any remaining evidence. Good luck for your mom!