This stupid husky costume has finally sold!
The story started here
, where this guy proves himself to be completely flaky and unreliable, continued in this thread here
, where other idiots join the party, and dribbled on without any resolution ever since. But it is now complete, for the suit is sold!
To sum up for those who don't want to go link diving, originally I was promised full payment for it in December. Of LAST YEAR. Then it was payment in January. Then the customer dropped off the frigging map. And then, of course, the customer tells me he's had a break down, is failing at life, has no money, yadda, yadda, yadda, and wouldn't be able to pay at all. I gave him an ultimatum that included some options, and he picked the option of getting the paws and tail, then failed completely at the simple task of giving me his address to ship them to. Plus every other person I tried to sell it to turned out to be a complete idiot as well, and after several total failures I gave up on selling it online.
So I just hung on to it. It went with me to all my various sales events, because I always have a head at my booth, just to attract attention and show off, so I might as well bring this idot's head, and not one of my personal ones. Time and time again I quoted the (very low) price of the thing to people and tried to sell it, and time and time again they either acted like my price was absurd, or just plain didn't have the money. I was *this* close to selling it at Rainfurrest last week, somebody loved it, tried it on, had the money, but her husband/boyfriend/whatever talked her out of it.
And even MORE idiotic, the original customer
turned up at Rainfurrest, ran around bragging to everybody that this was his suit (no it's not, twit, not until you pay me for it) and generally being a self centered idiot and an ass.
On the self-centered subject, having ONLY talked to me over IM and e-mail, he waltzed up to my booth and expected me to recognize him and know who he was without him even saying his name! How the hell was I supposed to do that? Then he walked up to me again the next day, wearing a borrowed costume that COVERED HIS HEAD, so I couldn't see his face, and STILL expected me to know who he was! I am not psychic!
He told me that after seeing it in person he wanted it again, and he'd pay me for it... in December! I told him I wasn't going to hold it for him, so if I found a buyer before he paid me he was out of luck. (He also told a blatant lie when a friend standing next to him asked why he hadn't paid for it in the first place. He hemmed and hawed and then said that he had changed the character and didn't want it, since it wasn't accurate any more. Personally I'd rather admit to having a breakdown and being broke than claim I'd pulled a dick move like that!) So I was really hoping I'd find a buyer at the con, just so I wouldn't end up selling the thing to this idiot, he didn't deserve it. Sadly nobody there took it, so I went home with it, fearing that come December I'd still have it, and there would be another round of broken promises and trying to wring payment out of this flake.
But when I got back from Rainfurrest there was an e-mail waiting in my in box from somebody who wanted it.
And her payment has now cleared through to my account, so it is going in the mail first thing on Monday. It is sold, it is gone, and I am SO FRIGGING HAPPY! I am done with this moron, he is history, and I never have to deal with him again!