So before Mondo did their Adventure Time show, they showed a giclee of JJ Harrison's "My Neighbor Jake". The wife and I were immediately in love with it. Long story short, despite the best efforts of multiple PBs, I could not score it. So I do what any good red-blooded American would do, and that's post an ISO thread. I get a quick bite from kansasbbq on Friday night. After some back and forth, we couldn't really work out a deal. No biggie.
But Saturday night, he decides to change his mind. We agree and I send payment immediately. He says he'll send it out Monday or Tuesday and provide tracking.
Monday comes. Monday goes.
Tuesday comes. Tuesday goes.
Now, fudge happens, so it ain't the end of the world. I figure I'll shoot him a message Wednesday to see what's up. He reads it but doesn't respond, yet he finds the time to post on threads. This isn't looking good.
I shoot him another message on EB Thurday afternoon. Same thing; read, no response, actively posting. I see where this is going.
I start trying to get my ducks in a row. I post on the Mondo Facebook group. I don't share any names, just that I think I'm about to get drymounted over so I start looking for another person who may have it I can deal with. No such luck. Someone recommends since I have his real e-mail I shoot him a message that way. E-mail is sent with no response.
I wake up this morning to this friendly little message:
drymount. Well, at least he didn't say his dog ate it.Chris-
Sorry for the delay....but as you've probably already guessed, I have some bad news. I've decided to keep the print. My wife spent all day Sunday looking at it and talking about it. And then on Monday when I went to tube it up she threw a fit. I had no idea she had become that attached to it. She has given me the silent treatment ever since and I've come to the conclusion that it's just not worth it. I know it's bad form, but in order for me to keep the peace here at home it's no longer for sale.
I'll refund you immediately.
I don't know about you guys, but those of you with wives who at least tolerate this hobby generally need approval. How many times do you see someone say "the wife isn't letting me hang a picture of a zombie baby in the living room, so I'm selling my 'It's Alive' print". Well, it cuts both ways. For me, everything I buy is approved before purchase, the same with the very, very few things I sell. But I'll play along and assume positive intent, despite the fact this whole "the wife said" excuse is more tired than Kim Kardashian's pussy.
I was pissed, but I was ready to brush it off, until I found this out:
"He messaged me a few days ago saying he would trade it "for the right print". I call bullshit."
"ya, his wife was with him at the gallery when the show opened, they were in line right ahead of me, so chances are they actually have 2. The "wife" excuse is complete donkeyshit!!!!"
Now, it's one thing to say it. It's another thing to get evidence.
Here is him acknowledging my Saturday night payment, agreeing to send it out Monday or Tuesday.
Here is his trying to trade it to someone else on Monday:
So in the best case he was selling a print I already paid him for. In the worst case he was selling a print I already paid him for AND he lied to back out to get a few more bucks. I knew kansasbbq as a regular and assumed he was on the up-and-up. Guess I was wrong.
Congrats, kansasbbq. Hope the few extra bucks you get out of this cheap ass giclee is worth it.