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kiratsukai
05-29-2011, 07:27 PM
Name of Commissioner: loserific
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/15147/
Character commissioned: Tenshi from Touhou Project
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Nothing recieved.

Timeline: Costume ordered and a down payment made in November 2010 for May 2011. Nothing was recieved. Sporadic email contact in the months to come... no progress or material photos (both requested) delivered until one week to deadline (at which poin the costume had only just been begun). Order cancelled in May. Refund promised in June. Refund recieved in September 2011 after a complaint to the BBB and another user's intervention.

Describe your Experience: See email transcripts at the end of this message for a taste of the timeline and style of runaround I recieved.

Pros: Ashli is a pleasant and professional person who was quite kind in the early stages and laid out quite precisely what I wanted and the materials it would be made from. Contact in the first month was daily.

Courteous, if late, in replying to complaints as well. Offered an amicable solution to the issue of non-delivery (though it was not honored in a timely manner).

Cons: No costume. Almost no contact. Promised refund not recieved until nearly one year after the deal was entered into. Lots and lots of excuses. Others had virtually identical issues and are recieving the same run-around.

Comments: I didn't recieve the item promised before the deadline requested. I didn't recieve it at all. Contact has been sketchy and promises empty.

Final Grade: 0/10 (nothing recieved, incredibly poor communication and follow-through)



Some of our email transcripts follow:

(May 15 ~ to loserific)

I recieved this email from another member of cosplay.com.
Hopefully it will actually be read.

The last message I recieved from you:

"4/14

Hello! Sorry, I did get your last message I just forgot. I'm putting on a cosplay picnic this Saturday so I've been just hoping on and off cosplay.com.

Anywho, I bought the majority of the supplies yesterday and I plan to start sewing by the end of the week. I should have progress shots by Monday, hopefully.

Thanks for being patient and talk to you soon!

Ashli"

Monday = 4/18
Today's Date = 5/15
My event = 5/28

The original request/terms =
still up as they always were here - http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s.../36378/cat/500

This request was made in November... there has been more than enough time to complete it in a timely manner.

I"m leaving the country in July and have already begin shipping items home. I have no use for a costume I can't wear for the event I intended to wear it to... nor do I want pay the price to ship it to Japan only to turn around and ship it back. Even if I recieved it at this point, it would be too late to work out a wig, shoes and any adjustments I need. I can't make my event deadline now.

In light of having not received any of the promised photos on the dates promised and having recieved no evidence of work on the costume and no courtesy/update emails, I can only assume that it won't be finished on time. It's no skin off my back, provided I can receive a full refund.

Please let me know how to go about doing so.

Sincerely,
- (kiratsukai)"


(May 17 ~ from loserific)

Hello,

I am extremely sorry for my delay. I've been meaning to send you an e-mail (I went through the paypal e-mail) for about a week and a half now though I can honestly say that I have been extremely busy with work and personal issues. I am about halfway finished with the costume and hope that you would still like to go through with this even though I understand your situation. I have no problem shipping it to your home in the US. The whole costume would be ready in the first week of June. I have the shirt almost done, the skirt is about halfway through, and the apron is still being worked out. Like I said, I have had progress to show for about a week and a half now and purchased the fabric about three weeks ago, it's just been a matter of me getting the time to e-mail you.

Because of the situation, I can offer a full refund or 25% off the total order if you want the costume completed. I do hope that you choose to go through with the order though.

If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I apologize again for my extreme delay and lack of communication. I hope that we can work something out.

Thank you and talk to you soon,

Ashli


(May 19 ~ to loserific)

I had to put a bit of thought into this one.

Here's my situation: I will be moving in July after a period of a few weeks without a set residence. I'll go into another month of about the same... with no address or transportation. Having new items arrive at this point is really a HUGE hassle.

I may be willing to take the costume at the discounted rate ~if~ and only if you can provide photos of what is currently finished. That means I need a bit of honesty on your part -- if nothing is finished, great. The materials can be used for something else... If a good deal is already in progress ~ then I would feel badly sticking you with the half-completed project.

Even if I were to take the costume -- it would be another 3 months until I were able to actually recieve it at any remotely stable address and then it would likely not be worn as I have no events lined up in the USA (all my event plans were in Japan).

Level with me, let me know what is complete (without rushing to complete more last minute) and we'll talk.

Thanks,



-----no reply-------


(May 28, to loserific)

I would like a full refund before the end of June.

I'm taking lack of response to the previous offer as a refusal.

No more negotiations.

It isn't going to work out. I'd like my money back.

Thank you,
(kiratsukai on cosplay.com)



Update 9/19/2011 : Ashli is actively in contact with newer customers while ignoring my emails (3 of them) and requests for refunds. BBB complaint filed along with the others. You can see her rating and file your own complaints here -- http://www.la.bbb.org/business-reviews/Costumes-Retail/Loserific-Commissions-in-Los-Angeles-CA-100107579

Shortly after filing this complaint and the intervention of another user on this website, I recieved my refund of 182.50 via paypal.

Axelai
06-20-2011, 01:52 PM
Here (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3947494&postcount=2070) is my review on the same commissioner. So those who see this thread can know it wasn't a one time issue.

Funhouse
06-20-2011, 06:40 PM
It's interesting how she's pulled this with, so far, two people but then suddenly is taking commissions in the marketplace. \:

Axelai
06-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Well, in her defense, she did offer to me to help make alterations to it since she lives 2 hours from me. Since she screwed up on it and my butt sticks out the back 8|

But... yeah. I'm pretty sure she's getting commissions right now to be able to pay Kira's refund. Then she'll continue this cycle I'm guessing.

It is a bit irritating how she's ripping us off, then offers more commissions. You'd think she would fix all the problems with her current customers first before trying to take on more.

Crimson_sword
06-26-2011, 08:53 AM
I had the same problem with her. I didn't do a review but that was because I didn't think of it at the time. I got my refund though but it was only for a portion of what my mom and I actually paid her.
I commissioned two outfits from her: Beast for Kuroshitsuji and Avatar Kyoshi from Avatar the Last Airbender. I myself was going to pay for Beast, which was rather expensive, and my mom was going to pay for Kyoshi and she knew this. I sent a quote request last September, sent payment in October, and sent measurements in October. After sending measurements this was the email I reseived:
Thanks for the measurements! I'll start drafting the patterns soon. I'll send you an update when I complete them and buy fabric, or when I buy any other supplies.
Never got the update.
Then time passed and communication became slow and all of her promises for progress pictures never occured...
Then when I did get them they were all for Kyoshi and the only one I ever got regarding beast was the wig half styled.
I had requested this for a time around christmas...though she didn't do it then, nor did she do it by the even I wanted it for (a con at the end of january.)
She had made my mom and me extremely upset and to be honest my mom has said that we're never using her again.

Oh and the Kyoshi costume was supposed to be my mom's christmas present to me so my christmas present wasn't a costume just money that I could only use online.

Here is her excuse for why she didn't get them done ontime:
I want to be honest with you as to why I did not have this complete in time. When I first received your measurements, I held off on drafting/draping the patterns because I wanted to get my old dress form that had your sizes so I could make sure the fit was close as possible. The form was with my family in Texas, so I waited and thought it would be shipped soon. I ended up coming home for Christmas, saw it, and asked to have it shipped. When January came along, I figured they weren't going to ship it(or really just kept forgetting to) so I started to draft. I had a lot of orders for Anime LA, which was the second weekend in the month, so that took some time. When I finally got over that I was going to start work on both of your costumes, giving me at least a week or two to complete them. Then the music video I had been working on decided to get back on track and shoot the next week. (Like I told you earlier, the last week was full of preparing for that) When everything was said and done, I started work on your orders but simply ran out of time.

kiratsukai
06-26-2011, 09:28 AM
Crimson, sorry to hear you had the same troubles.

I encourage you to leave feedback on Ashli's marketplace page (http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/member.php?uid=15147&protype=9) as well.

One more negative and she's in the red, something far more likely to be noticed by prospective customers than our comments in this forum.

As for my status:

I sent Ashli a message asking when to expect my refund...

No answer.

angelbabycakes
06-26-2011, 03:09 PM
I find it interesting that being honest is supposed to kind of make up for not getting to the cosplays and getting them done in time. What's up with hardly any communication until the costumes are passed due? If you want to be honest with your customers, shouldn't you be in contact the whole time? I for one, really don't care what the reason is, if you paid for a service, you should get it by the agreed upon time. The commissioners (not all!) on here have made me so cold hearted, which I'm not at all! They really need to figure out how to manage their time. To be told I'm last on your priority list just enrages me. DO NOT run a business if you don't have the work ethic or the business mentality. It is beyond irritating. I hope the cosplay community comes together and stops commissioning altogether from commissioners like this. Seems the only way commissioners who can't get it together are going to learn...you can't treat customers like this. :(

kiratsukai
06-29-2011, 05:43 PM
I'm about to begin filing complaints with consumer agencies, since Ashli has again stopped responding to my emails (without providing the promised refund).

Trying to compile a list of websites she operates under.

Is this site connected to Ashli?
http://loserificfashions.com/

Any others?

tehkukikookie
06-29-2011, 06:10 PM
I'm about to begin filing complaints with consumer agencies, since Ashli has again stopped responding to my emails (without providing the promised refund).

Trying to compile a list of websites she operates under.

Is this site connected to Ashli?
http://loserificfashions.com/

Any others?
It is :3 http://loserificfashions.com/index.php?id=6

Axelai
06-29-2011, 07:06 PM
I'm about to begin filing complaints with consumer agencies, since Ashli has again stopped responding to my emails (without providing the promised refund).

Trying to compile a list of websites she operates under.

Is this site connected to Ashli?
http://loserificfashions.com/

Any others?

Poking around the website, it links to her coscom page. So yes, it is.

Good luck with the complaint!

sailortintin
06-30-2011, 04:58 PM
She answered my message about my wig. Granted, its not due until August but from the bad reviews and untimely deliveries, I'm canceling and finding someone else. She offered to refund me the money left from the base wig and ship it out, but at my expense.

Karitsa
07-01-2011, 01:01 AM
Wow. This is surprising and disappointing at the same time. I'll have to frequent this thread for a hopeful update... :(

kiratsukai
07-14-2011, 04:44 AM
With multiple other people surfacing who have been taken for a ride by Ashli, the amount of money in question is also rising.

How much is everyone out? If the totals are high enough, it may be worth it to band together and pursue some sort of legal action...

Darkspine29
07-17-2011, 06:12 PM
I contacted her early in January for a costume I wanted for Otakon. She was very amiable in the beginning and I would receive updates every time I e-mailed her. She set me pictures of the base wig I ordered and it looked as if she had already stared styling it.

That was three months ago. I emailed her about a week ago because I had not heard from her for quite a while and I have yet to receive a response. She was supposed to have shipped my costume out two days ago. Otakon is now in two weeks and it looks as if I will be out of my main costume. I sent her a down payment of about 250$ and have not received any offers for a refund. I would be willing to help in anyway possible to get peoples money back.

And also a question: When is the last date when people heard from her? The last email I got was May 6th. If they all stop at a certain date it could be that something has happened to her (trying to be an optimist here.)

Funhouse
07-17-2011, 11:42 PM
She's pretty much fine I would assume as she updated her DA account a few weeks ago saying she was busy with things.

Edit: It looks like she DELETED the journal entry she made a few weeks back on her DA (http://theloserific.deviantart.com/) As the recent journal talks about the group that was supposedly eating up her time. There is also a few hidden comments on her page. Possibly comments asking about refunds or commissions. She still has the Mercury commission up from last month and such that was proof she was still around. I'm seriously glad I never got a commission from her, this is ridiculous. There was also the problem of her making another ad on the marketplace right after the journal when she still had so many costumes that were never done.

Darkspine29
07-18-2011, 04:35 PM
Yeah she's trying to hide. She has multiple emails and has not responded to a single one. I have told PayPal what is going on and while for now they won't provide me with a refund I am thinking that if enough people complain about her they will have to do something.

Funhouse
07-18-2011, 08:23 PM
They might but I'm not sure.
Her trying to hide is only making matters worse. If she'd just man up and tell everyone what is going on, maybe some people might be nice about it. I expect to see her DA deactivated at some point, especially with her trying to hide.

angelbabycakes
07-18-2011, 08:45 PM
Sadly, all PayPal will do is flag her account. It will save others from getting scammed, but you won't get your money back from PayPal. I'm going through the same thing with another seller. The only way you may see that money if she doesn't send it herself is to prove some sort of fraudulent charge. Doesn't seem like that could be the case here though. Maybe try your bank. If not, banning together to pursue legal action might be an option.

Axelai
07-19-2011, 08:45 PM
It seems I'm the only one who got my costume. I did get a deviantART message from her on July 4th. A response to my complaints about how the costume hangs off me so awkwardly 8|

If anyone does take legal action, I'll back you up with my own story. This was supposed to be a $360 costume and the quality is lower than a chinese factory.

Crimson_sword
07-20-2011, 10:21 AM
I'll back you all up aswell.

Funhouse
07-24-2011, 01:48 AM
I hope she's gotten in contact with people by now. As I noticed she's pretty active on other sites. (Active as in she posted something a few mere hours ago.) I'd say where but she probably watches this forum right now. ;)

kiratsukai
07-24-2011, 01:51 AM
I hope she's gotten in contact with people by now. As I noticed she's pretty active on other sites. (Active as in she posted something a few mere hours ago.) I'd say where but she probably watches this forum right now. ;)

She doesn't reply to my messages, nor do they come back unread/undelivered. She's ignoring them. It's pretty clear that she's done with me now and intends to refund and/or deliver jack squat.

She seems to be far more devoted to lying to people than to making their costumes ^^;

Darkspine29
07-24-2011, 08:09 AM
I'm in the same boat as kiratsukai. No response to emails, or PMs, both here and on deviantart. She clearly has no intention of returning any money to anyone.

Miyuki Kurosawa
07-28-2011, 05:03 PM
I've been following this story for quite sometime, and I actually found this post on another person's deviantart where they were calling her out about scamming her two daughters...

It's sad that we as commissioners put so much trust into someone who would scam us. I'm lucky I never commissioned her, even though I did ask for a quote. I hope something can be done about this for you all!

Crimson_sword
07-28-2011, 09:29 PM
God...I just feel lucky that I got some of my money back...

Axelai
07-30-2011, 11:27 AM
I feel lucky that I got my costume. Even if I have to edit the shit out of it before I can use it.

NobodyNams
07-31-2011, 08:48 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been having issues with Ashli. I got a commission from her in the past and everything went well. Back in February I asked her again to commission a Chihiro cosplay for Otakon 2011. I got it in May (scheduled time) but the seams popped and I sent it back to her to get it fixed.

It went down hill from there. At first I got responses, but something would always come up for her as to why she hadn't mailed it out. Then she stopped responding and I finally got a response last Saturday saying she would finally mail out my cosplay. I never received it and have been emailing her constantly. I had to go to Otakon with only 1 cosplay instead of 2. I am angry and disappointed.

Darkspine29
07-31-2011, 09:22 PM
Wow, there are more people than I thought who have been scammed by her. With so many people, and with that I'm assuming numerous E-Mails and PayPal invoices and payments as evidence, we might all stand to get some money back from her if we take legal action. If anyone knows anything about how to go about doing that I for one would love to know.

angelbabycakes
07-31-2011, 11:19 PM
Wow, there are more people than I thought who have been scammed by her. With so many people, and with that I'm assuming numerous E-Mails and PayPal invoices and payments as evidence, we might all stand to get some money back from her if we take legal action. If anyone knows anything about how to go about doing that I for one would love to know.

I'm currently contacting a district attorney about a solo case on kind of the same thing on a different commissioner. If I find anything useful out, I'll let you know.

kiratsukai
08-01-2011, 09:06 AM
The first order of business is probably to report her to management here and see that her account is banned, preventing her from doing business in the marketplace here again.

Axelai
08-01-2011, 09:13 PM
That seems like a good idea.

lawnmowerelf
08-01-2011, 11:55 PM
Wow, I hadn't realized that there were so many people having issues with her all at the same time. I originally contacted her back in March for a costume I needed for DragonCon. Early on her communication was great, but after I sent her the first half of my payment and my measurements that stopped. I haven't heard anything since May, and she's been ignoring my e-mails.

Surfsama
08-03-2011, 05:10 PM
I'm way-out of my sandbox on this one but I can't stand scammers:

If this happened to me and I tried in good faith to get my money back without success, here is the the next step:

http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/smallclaims/scbasics.htm

IMO, people who do this sort of thing hurt the community more than they realize or perhaps they just don't care.

kiratsukai
08-03-2011, 05:26 PM
The question is, are any of us out of more than $30 and in California? I'm pretty sure Small Claims Court is handled by the state courts and that the travel to a hearing out of state would cost more than the final payout.

If someone IS in California, then I would DEFINATELY like to see them go for it.

Axelai
08-03-2011, 05:42 PM
The question is, are any of us out of more than $30 and in California? I'd pretty sure Small Claims Court is handled by the state courts and that the travel to a hearing out of state would cost more than the final payout.

If someone IS in California, then I would DEFINATELY like to see them go for it.

I am, but I'm one of the few people who actually got my costume.

I know for a fact Loserific is in LA.

hollowchrist
08-03-2011, 09:24 PM
I am, but I'm one of the few people who actually got my costume.

I know for a fact Loserific is in LA.

That's probably why you got yours. /scurries back off to lurking

Axelai
08-03-2011, 10:04 PM
That's probably why you got yours. /scurries back off to lurking

Probably. Though I guess she forgot that the box she sent me has her return address. So I do have that if I ever have an issue.

EDIT: And now that I posted on her deviantART front page she should stop ignoring people... she has someone white knighting her and bitching at me XD;; Mature.

Formalhaut
08-04-2011, 11:54 AM
for those wondering, she attends cosplay events in the los angeles area. I know for a FACT she was at a picnic I attended, maybe confronting her in person would be a good idea? ^^; Im super glad I never commissioned her, but since Ive seen her around I figured I would pass the info on. she has a group : http://www.facebook.com/LACosplayAlliance?sk=info
and a website: http://www.lacosplayalliance.com/

sorry Im not more help. good luck!

evaunit01berser
08-04-2011, 04:50 PM
EDIT: And now that I posted on her deviantART front page she should stop ignoring people... she has someone white knighting her and bitching at me XD;; Mature.

Actually Axelai, I have never spoken a word to loserriffic much less know her, so drop the whiteknight title. I just happened to click a link and noticed you trying to play law officer and making up BS stories that cosplay.com members are annoying you. Which I find actually quite odd considering that if these so called people are "annoying" you, you would simply just block them and go along your merry way. But then we all know that would take some spotlight off you and you just can't have that.



If anyone does take legal action, I'll back you up with my own story. This was supposed to be a $360 costume and the quality is lower than a chinese factory.

Yes everyone that PMed Axelai to allegedly "join them in the lawsuit". Did you know as ,per her DA comment on loserriffics page, you are annoying Axelai? As You guys should stop being mean to her, disturbing her hard work and being a general annoyance to Axelai!



I don't like when people get scammed, but i hate when people try to use others misfortune to gain attention. Pretty much what your doing here axel. Being two faced is not helping the situation.

maybe confronting her in person would be a good idea?



Confronting her in person is only going to net you one of two things. She outright ignores you and she eventually calls the cops or she gives you an excuse story walks away and you are still out of your money. If you are all going to get this lawsuit going as you claim, do it instead of talking about it. A lawsuit and summons to court is usually more then enough to get people to settle before it even gets to court.

Eleksin
08-04-2011, 05:35 PM
Eva wtf. Why do you always have to start shit storms? Stop attacking people for god's sake. It's Axelai's choice to leave a message on her DA page, you don't have to dissect her post and criticize her for it.

kiratsukai
08-04-2011, 05:40 PM
It seems that Ashli just hides the comments related to undelivered commissions anyway. There's no use fighting over it.

At this stage. Everyone who isn't in California or has recieved a costume has probably done what they can. If more people surface and more money gets involved, it may be worthwhile to do more. In the meantime I think we just need to sit tight, listen to the stories that surface, tell folks to keep the feedback coming and make sure other people don't end up in the same situation we're currently in.

At least if we stay on this, we can see that it's very hard (if not impossible) for her to comission again. If she shows up with the refunds, we should be willing to move in the other direction: forgive her and help her clean up her act.

In the end, we're out money. She's out a business.

Being mean to someone who's already run off with several thousand dollars probably isn't going to inspire them to dole out refunds :/ If they cared how we felt, they'd not have run off with the money in the first place.

evaunit01berser
08-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Eva wtf. Why do you always have to start shit storms? Stop attacking people for god's sake. It's Axelai's choice to leave a message on her DA page, you don't have to dissect her post and criticize her for it.

Oh so your defending her actions of being two faced, acting like she is helping people here, but calls them annoying in a different site.

Here, let me show you why I am calling her out
http://comments.deviantart.com/4/6249839/2119082023

Don't like it, go hide in a corner.

Eleksin
08-04-2011, 08:35 PM
I already saw it, thanks. Also I wasn't defending what she said, I was asking why you always have to get in other people's business despite you not having a part in it.You said you have never talked to loserific before, and yet you feel the need to put Axelai down no matter what. Telling her to "commission a muzzle" is going way too far. You say you are a brutally honest critic, but really you just want an excuse to be a complete dick to other people. Yeah, it might not have been the nicest thing for Axelai to say, but you don't know the exact circumstances that brought her to say it.

Now, I think it's time for both of us to leave this thread since we have nothing to do with it.

rchcc122
08-04-2011, 09:08 PM
*sorta stalks in*

Uh, Eva, I didn't get that she was telling you that everyone here was annoying her. In fact, I read that the dishonesty from Ashli she was reading about was annoying her and so that was why she commented on DA. Not the people. Ashli was annoying her.

*lurks back out*

evaunit01berser
08-04-2011, 11:23 PM
I already saw it, thanks. Also I wasn't defending what she said, I was asking why you always have to get in other people's business despite you not having a part in it.You said you have never talked to loserific before, and yet you feel the need to put Axelai down no matter what. Telling her to "commission a muzzle" is going way too far. You say you are a brutally honest critic, but really you just want an excuse to be a complete dick to other people. Yeah, it might not have been the nicest thing for Axelai to say, but you don't know the exact circumstances that brought her to say it.

Now, I think it's time for both of us to leave this thread since we have nothing to do with it.

Thank you, tell me when you get that psychology degree done, since you seem to think you know everything about me. You want to find the reason why put her down? Do some research. Start by looking in my post list. Maybe you will find the reason why. Till then, you have no idea. Want to find out the reason faster, IM me. Till prove that you looked it up, i'm not even paying you any attention.

world isen't speshul snow flakes and sugar, don't like it, told you before, go hide in a corner.

Deal with it.


*sorta stalks in*

Uh, Eva, I didn't get that she was telling you that everyone here was annoying her. In fact, I read that the dishonesty from Ashli she was reading about was annoying her and so that was why she commented on DA. Not the people. Ashli was annoying her.

*lurks back out*

I'll be nicer to you then I've been with other people. But please re-read what I linked. She said, people on here are annoying her with messages, not loserriffic.

Darkspine29
08-05-2011, 12:27 AM
@eva - Please take your arguments elsewhere. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with anything you have said but this thread is supposed to be about Loserific, and it needs to stay open to prevent other people from losing money to her. Thanks for understanding.

Axelai
08-05-2011, 01:17 AM
I was simply saying that as I have gotten about ten private messages on this site asking for Ashli's personal information so they could get ahold of her. Which is why I was warning her to start getting back to these people before they do something.

God damn, I block him on deviantART and he stalks me here. Dude, what the hell did I do to make you so butthurt? I don't even know you and you go off and attack me several times on here.

evaunit01berser
08-05-2011, 02:00 AM
I was simply saying that as I have gotten about ten private messages on this site asking for Ashli's personal information so they could get ahold of her. Which is why I was warning her to start getting back to these people before they do something.

God damn, I block him on deviantART and he stalks me here. Dude, what the hell did I do to make you so butthurt? I don't even know you and you go off and attack me several times on here.

Funny, you block me on DA, but yet somehow you kept replying. DA dosen't let you reply if you allegedly blocked me. Contradiction.
If you got "all these messages" that so annoying, you would have posted her information in the thread a long time ago. Contradiction. AGAIN.

You can't even keep the same story between sites. First you are annoyed and trying to get people off your back, but now you warning her? give me a break.

Stalk you? Please, don't self inflate your ego anymore then it already is, god we all know how huge it is. Both sites here and DA have a block feature that you have yet to use.


You know damn right well why I call your ass out each and everytime I see you do something stupid. Don't play miss innocent angel because you're far from that. You got in my shit and now its coming back on you.

@dark sorry my last post would have been the last, but when you have a member as corrupt as axelai posting in this thread talking bullshit,lying and playing victim just to gain attention, I don't quit. Hell, sounds like the comms she is trying to warn everyone one about! Also, I would not have even said anything in this thread, till she had to make her little edit which had no bearing on the thread, but she just felt the massive need to edit her post and say something. If she just left well enough alone, I would not be here right now.

Axelai
08-05-2011, 02:09 AM
I wouldn't post her information in the thread as that's a huge dick move. I didn't give out her information. Except I think to one person who was a mother and her children were the ones scammed.

Oh god, everything you're saying makes absolutely no sense. Just stop.

evaunit01berser
08-05-2011, 02:21 AM
I wouldn't post her information in the thread as that's a huge dick move. I didn't give out her information. Except I think to one person who was a mother and her children were the ones scammed.

Oh god, everything you're saying makes absolutely no sense. Just stop.

So someone steals money from people and your worried about dick moves? Really?
it makes perfect sense, you just don't like being busted. Your as bad as loserriffic, maybe even worse.

Axelai
08-05-2011, 02:53 AM
So someone steals money from people and your worried about dick moves? Really?
it makes perfect sense, you just don't like being busted. Your as bad as loserriffic, maybe even worse.

Uhh. More like posting her personal information in a public forum is extremely rude. If people want her personal information, they can PM me. And I give it to those who actually have a use for it. Not the ones who say "I want to go to her door and punch her" or something.

In all honesty, everything you say is such a logic fallacy, I find it extremely hard to respond to you. Your favorite fallacy to use is the Personal Attack (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/personal-attack.html) fallacy, mixed in with bits of Hasty Generalization (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/hasty-generalization.html) and Poisoning The Well. (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/poisoning-the-well.html) And many more, but those seem to be your choice.

Thus, its hard to form a logical conversation with you. I will cease to speak to you here and add you to my block list. G'day.

evaunit01berser
08-05-2011, 03:36 PM
Uhh. More like posting her personal information in a public forum is extremely rude. If people want her personal information, they can PM me. And I give it to those who actually have a use for it. Not the ones who say "I want to go to her door and punch her" or something.

In all honesty, everything you say is such a logic fallacy, I find it extremely hard to respond to you. Your favorite fallacy to use is the Personal Attack (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/personal-attack.html) fallacy, mixed in with bits of Hasty Generalization (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/hasty-generalization.html) and Poisoning The Well. (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/poisoning-the-well.html) And many more, but those seem to be your choice.

Thus, its hard to form a logical conversation with you. I will cease to speak to you here and add you to my block list. G'day.

Internet psychology degree I see. You seem to fall back on nizkor everytime you're trapped in a corner and know it. Lets see how long you can keep your mouth shut, because I'd love to see you actually block me. Keep you out of my conversations finally.

Eleksin
08-05-2011, 04:29 PM
Keep you out of my conversations finally.

Maybe start with staying out of her's? It might help your situation out a bit. If you can try to leave her alone in one thread, then probably nothing will happen in a thread of yours. Don't try to say things that you don't honor yourself. It just adds to the circle of hate. Why not try to be the better person and ignore any activity related to Axelai? It does seem like you are paying way more attention to her than most people.

kiratsukai
08-05-2011, 05:26 PM
Getting this thread closed for being off-topic is a bad way to counteract scamming...

Just saying...

Axelai
08-05-2011, 10:10 PM
Maybe start with staying out of her's? It might help your situation out a bit. If you can try to leave her alone in one thread, then probably nothing will happen in a thread of yours. Don't try to say things that you don't honor yourself. It just adds to the circle of hate. Why not try to be the better person and ignore any activity related to Axelai? It does seem like you are paying way more attention to her than most people.

>Implying I ever invade his threads

Unless he means the one where he was talking about Milanoo, and I pointed out it was something everyone already knows. God damn, he must be butthurt over that.

Anyways. Back on the Loserific topic. Has anyone received a refund? Or any contact at all?

evaunit01berser
08-05-2011, 10:56 PM
>Implying I ever invade his threads

Unless he means the one where he was talking about Milanoo, and I pointed out it was something everyone already knows. God damn, he must be butthurt over that.


Wrong, try further back. Nice try in assuming though.
Oh yeah, still waiting for that ignore/block

Crimson_sword
08-06-2011, 09:38 AM
Ummmm.....I really don't think that this bickering and drawing out an unrelated argument is actually going to help anything....in fact it's just going to get us closed. So.....is we can stop now and get back to the matter at hand then that would be lovely thanks.

Axelai
08-07-2011, 01:31 AM
Ummmm.....I really don't think that this bickering and drawing out an unrelated argument is actually going to help anything....in fact it's just going to get us closed. So.....is we can stop now and get back to the matter at hand then that would be lovely thanks.

Thats what I just tried to do. Good thing I blocked him and can't read whatever logically invalid trolling he has to say.

Anyways.

Again, has anyone gotten ANY notification from her? Refunds, responses, anything? She hasn't responded to my email questioning whats up.

Insane_Pandas
08-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Ahhh, I wish I had seen this thread before I had asked her to make a costume for me a few months ago...I've been so excited to do this specific cosplay, and now I can't.

Axelai
08-08-2011, 11:28 PM
Ahhh, I wish I had seen this thread before I had asked her to make a costume for me a few months ago...I've been so excited to do this specific cosplay, and now I can't.

That really sucks D: Has she been ignoring your messages as well?

tehkukikookie
08-10-2011, 01:43 PM
Her Twitter is updated surprisingly often, you might want to check there. http://twitter.com/#!/theloserific

Kitsoru
08-10-2011, 02:44 PM
Looks more like her tumblr is updated often, and she just has it set to repost to twitter.
http://loserific.tumblr.com/

tehkukikookie
08-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Just saw a new post after I put this up. Now we have to see if she deletes them/stops posting altogether.

Edit: Just a shot in the dark, but if you make your account private...it doesn't show your last visit or which forums you are in. BUT it shows that someone is there, right?
http://oi56.tinypic.com/kaiw2.jpg

I'm obviously looking too deeply into this.

Kitsoru
08-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Just saw a new post after I put this up. Now we have to see if she deletes them/stops posting altogether.

Edit: Just a shot in the dark, but if you make your account private...it doesn't show your last visit or which forums you are in. BUT it shows that someone is there, right?
http://oi56.tinypic.com/kaiw2.jpg

I'm obviously looking too deeply into this.

That's me :) I have my account on invisible. Sorry!

tehkukikookie
08-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Oh, that's cool! :) Just checking if there's any invisible stalking going on. ^^;

Axelai
08-12-2011, 07:53 PM
Well. I hope she gets off her ass and responds to you guys soon. This is really irritating, even for someone who is no longer waiting for a costume 8|

sailortintin
08-12-2011, 08:17 PM
I received the base wig she told me she'd ship out a month ago today. It arrived a tangled mass. It also smelled really bad. I had to wash it. It came with wefts falling out, thread hanging out, and pins holding some of the wefts to the cap. At least I got it though.

x-Steffi-x
08-13-2011, 03:59 PM
I just don't get it. She whines about not wanting to have her personal details [such as address, etc] posted on the internet [which is fair enough] but due to the privacy of her son. I feel so sorry for her child, having things paid for him through scams that his mother makes. Good job that information isn't being given out, would be very ashamed if anyone found out his identity as he gets older.

Vavo Natsumi
08-14-2011, 11:06 AM
I just don't get it. She whines about not wanting to have her personal details [such as address, etc] posted on the internet [which is fair enough] but due to the privacy of her son. I feel so sorry for her child, having things paid for him through scams that his mother makes. Good job that information isn't being given out, would be very ashamed if anyone found out his identity as he gets older.

Wait. She has a son?! You're kidding, right? I feel sorry for him.
I've never commissioned her, and now I never will. (The child of course has nothing to do with that.)
I'm sorry that this happened to you all!

Crimson_sword
08-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Wait......I have commisioned from her and I didn't know that she has a son....that's really weird..

baw61983
08-14-2011, 01:55 PM
I also had the same problem. She promised it to be done by May and only after I threatened legal action did I get it in July. Then, the sizing was wrong AND she didn't give me all of the promised items.

x-Steffi-x
08-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Wait. She has a son?! You're kidding, right? I feel sorry for him.
I've never commissioned her, and now I never will. (The child of course has nothing to do with that.)
I'm sorry that this happened to you all!

I'm pretty sure that loserific has a son, as she wrote a Deviantart journal about her identity issue, but it's been long deleted...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I could be talking about some other commissioner.

kiratsukai
08-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Since it becomes increasingly clear that those of us who have not yet recieved items or refunds will not be recieving them without legal action -- I suppose the next step is to find out how (and who) can pursue that action:

-Everyone can: leave a negative review on Ashli's cosplay.com marketplace account, write a negative review for her comission service in the review forum here, and file a complaint with the better business beaureau. Use her -real name- (Ashli Pringry) in that complaint, as it's very simple for her to open a different storefront under a new name. It's more difficult to change her identity altogether.

-Those in California -- small claims court is a valid option. If you are out more than $100, you're likely to see it back in small claims court for a fee under what you've lost. Keep records of your transactions, e-mails, photographs of recieved items, dates, etc.

-Those out of state -- it seems that it's possible to file a small claims case ~in California~ even if you do not live in California. http://www.ehow.com/how_2040759_file-out-state-small-claims.html BUT you are required to attend hearings in person in California. Meaning, it's likely to cost you more money than you're out to recoup that money. If you're in a neighboring state, are angry enough or are out more than the cost of a plane ticket to California from your area, it may be an option. It might also be possible to combine your legal and travel fees in your suit, but best to speak to a lawyer in person about that BEFORE comitting to anything.

She's run off with -quite- a lot of money and seems to be not in the least bit repentant. That irritates me. I'd like to see at least ONE of us get the refunds we were promised, even if that means the annoyance of a court battle to get it. If someone needs help to cover the cost of associated legal fees, I will gladly contribute.

x-Steffi-x
08-15-2011, 11:20 AM
^

I really do hope you all get something good out of this. Hearing all these stories about her makes my blood boil..
Just looking at her is annoying >.>

Axelai
08-15-2011, 02:07 PM
I can't figure out how to leave a complain with the BBB, considering I can't find her on it 8| But I have done everything else.

But if you guys are going to take her to court and need people who've dealt with her, I'm all ears. And I can help with fees if you'd need it. And if anyone needs more of her personal information for court reasons, I have her address.

UsakoLuna
08-15-2011, 02:37 PM
Generic BBB complaint form:
https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/getstarted.aspx

They will forward your complaint to the correct branch, and will accept complaints even if the person/business isn't registered with the BBB. I bet if you all file a complaint it will make some kind of impact.

(Complaint acceptance requirements: https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/cag.asp)
You would need her address but I know Axelai has said she has it. Hope it helps!

Axelai
08-15-2011, 02:43 PM
Generic BBB complaint form:
https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/getstarted.aspx

They will forward your complaint to the correct branch, and will accept complaints even if the person/business isn't registered with the BBB. I bet if you all file a complaint it will make some kind of impact.

(Complaint acceptance requirements: https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/cag.asp)
You would need her address but I know Axelai has said she has it. Hope it helps!

Thanks for the link! I have her address, but its written on the return address of a box in the other room. So I'll be doing this in a bit.

UsakoLuna
08-15-2011, 03:50 PM
There is a BBB page on her:
http://www.la.bbb.org/business-reviews/Costumes-Retail/Loserific-Commissions-in-Los-Angeles-CA-100107579

(I figured I'd kill time before work in a useful way)

Axelai
08-15-2011, 08:40 PM
There is a BBB page on her:
http://www.la.bbb.org/business-reviews/Costumes-Retail/Loserific-Commissions-in-Los-Angeles-CA-100107579

(I figured I'd kill time before work in a useful way)

Perfect. Leaving a complaint now.

JimmySempai
08-17-2011, 04:33 AM
Ah...I know I'm horribly late to this, but I had commissioned her for Anime Expo in July

I had asked her for a quote for Ash Ketchum's jacket/vest and backpack from Season one, later adding a wig to the order

She replied to my emails frequently and sent me pictures of materials, but when I went to pick up my costume, it was too small. She said she'd have it to me on Day 0 of the con

I went to day 0 just to get a text from her, saying 'something came up' and I had to get it in the /middle/ of the con on day 1

When I got it, the vest/jacket was a tight fit, but it was decent. I had also paid 75$ for a wig, but I couldn't figure out how the heck I was supposed to wear it. Past this, she just ignored me and wouldn't answer me even when I just asked her how to wear it

She charged me 160$ for the jacket AND the backpack, and 75$ for the wig

Now I just feel so stupid for commissioning her

kiratsukai
08-17-2011, 06:44 AM
Sounds like Ashli knows people in California can sue her and is being extra careful about getting them their costumes :P

Axelai
08-21-2011, 03:18 AM
Sounds like Ashli knows people in California can sue her and is being extra careful about getting them their costumes :P

Seems to be the case 8|

fooltech
08-30-2011, 10:47 AM
Commisoned a Merchant trench coat from her back in May, it was due to be shipped August 19 but she hasn't replied to my emails. Paid half of $200 up front, I guess I will wait but it doesn't look promising :lost:

The Seventh Sea
08-31-2011, 09:14 PM
Wow, looks like I might have been duped too. I commissioned a costume from her back in March 17th, paid in full, and been trying to get a response from her for the past two weeks since Sac Anime is coming up. Nothing yet from her, and now I see this?

Thanks to ArmoredHeart for the heads up. I'll be gathering all my emails and paypal receipts about this.

Oh yeah, I'm in California too!

I see a phone number, maybe I should call...?

kiratsukai
09-11-2011, 05:29 PM
Sent Ashli a final email to attempt to make contact.

If I don't get a reply, the next step is drafting a complain to the B.B.B. and contacting my friend (who recently passed the bar *claps*) to figure out just how much it would cost me to take her to court in California... and if I could wrap it up with a trip to enjoy some conventions :)

Darkspine29
09-11-2011, 06:31 PM
I wish you the best of luck. I hope for your sake, and for all of the people she has cheated out of money, that you succeed.

The Seventh Sea
09-19-2011, 05:50 PM
I finally got a response from her. Apparently she's been working overtime in some studio covering costumes for movies and TV shows. It sounds like, after 4-5 months of time she had to create the costume, she hasn't laid a finger on it yet. My bleeding heart says give her a chance, but...not this time.....

kiratsukai
09-19-2011, 06:19 PM
All excuses.

She's not been assed to return my emails in months... not even with excuses.

Perhaps you should ask her where all of her other customers refunds are? :/

I don't often write people off as human beings.

But... >.<

One can only hope that future employers and business partners can use google. There should be plenty for them to find with it.

The Seventh Sea
09-19-2011, 08:37 PM
Perhaps you should ask her where all of her other customers refunds are? :/

I'll go ahead and do that right now while the iron's hot, I'll keep you updated.

Email sent, so I'll be awaiting her reply.

Edit:

Just got my full refund. And a reply:

She said to email Ashli.pingry@gmail.com if she hasn't gotten ahold of you yet. Though if you have (and this is for kiratsukai) you can PM me your email and I can forward it to her since she's trying to contact others about refunds.

Also says she will be ending her business starting now. Whether that's a lie or a truth that's up to you guys.

kiratsukai
09-19-2011, 09:55 PM
Seventh Sea... *worships*

I don't know if it was your asking or my BBB complaint filed a few hours back that did the trick, but the refund is sitting in my mailbox now.

Thank you so much S.S.!!

Is anyone else still out money?

The Seventh Sea
09-19-2011, 10:09 PM
Seventh Sea... *worships*

I don't know if it was your asking or my BBB complaint filed a few hours back that did the trick, but the refund is sitting in my mailbox now.

Thank you so much S.S.!!

Is anyone else still out money?

No problem, I'm glad I could help! =)

Darkspine29
09-19-2011, 10:52 PM
I have just sent her an email at that address and am eagerly awaiting a reply. If this works I will be eternally grateful to both of you.

Crimson_sword
09-20-2011, 11:44 AM
I'm just extremely gratefull that this is all being resolved. I'm relieved that everyone is getting their money back now.

fooltech
09-23-2011, 09:01 AM
anyone got a response yet? I emailed her at Ashli.pingry@gmail.com as suggested but have not had a reply yet - granted its only been two days.

just wondering if the one refund was a lucky fluke

Darkspine29
09-23-2011, 10:57 PM
I emailed her and at first she responded but over the last two days she has stopped. Either she is going back on her word again or she is really really busy. For some reason I think it's the first one.

lawnmowerelf
09-26-2011, 01:10 PM
I e-mailed her at the new address as well, and haven't heard a word. I'd be willing to give her the benefit of the doubt if she'd at least respond and explain why she hasn't sent me a refund yet, but it's been dead silent from her end.

kiratsukai
10-04-2011, 08:39 AM
If you haven't yet filed a complaint with the B.B.B., I'd suggest doing so. They'll email Ashli on your behalf and create a file that will stay with her business until the issue is resolved.

I recieved my refund the same day I filed.

ForeverLily
01-06-2012, 08:18 AM
I'm glad I did research before putting in a commission w/ her XD;

I saw her Izaya jacket & it's sooo gorgeous! X3 <3 We only so far discussed how I was interested in a commission & she told me the options but thankfully I have not responded since than & no contract was made or money was paid. Thank God now lol. Then I saw while looking up reviews of her a link to one of her pages like Twitter or something from recent saying she can't make it to a con b/c of having no money...& now she's soon to open up commissions. After these stories all I heard in my head was "suspicioooooouuuuuussssssss."

It's a shame since she's so talented & seems really nice but a lot of times scams people :( I don't understand how you could do something like that to someone. Especially in this situation a fellow cosplayer at that.

Did any of you ever get your outfits???

Darkspine29
01-06-2012, 11:02 PM
I never recived my outfit or my promised refund, even after filing with the BBB. I strongly reccomend that you do not contact her again because she is simply not trustworthy. At this point the only people who have recived their costumes are people who live in California and I suspect that the reason she did that was because she feared going to small claims court.

ForeverLily
01-07-2012, 09:42 AM
That sucks :( Wow then. Yeah, definitely not going to. lol

Again, so glad I looked into it first XD; Thanks a bunch for the advice!

bzou
01-31-2012, 10:07 AM
Wow. I wish I had found this forum post much earlier.

I commissioned Ashli almost a year ago, and paid for half of the costume upfront, for material fees. A month or so later my car was broken into and I had other expenses that wouldn't allow me to pay the second half, so we talked about it. I asked for either a refund or a delay in costume production. She wanted to delay the costume since she "already ordered the materials". She never showed me any of the materials she had "purchased" either.

I was so stupid to think that it was okay, but it was my fault I couldn't pay for the second half at the time, so I happily agreed, trusting her.

I would keep in touch with her once or twice, and then that was it. I still can't get a hold of her to this day. I can't ask for PayPal to investigate this because it's long beyond their time limit.

What bothers me even more is I don't mind just getting the costume. I just want contact. I have e-mailed her, and I've sent her messages through cosplay.com.

(I didn't list any dates here, but do have them all saved on my e-mail.)

Siaarn_Pookie
02-06-2012, 04:20 AM
She made a nice lolita dress for me and there was no trouble, even with shipping it to Australia.. She was lovely. It's a shame so many people are having trouble with her D:

Fairy Tales
03-02-2012, 07:00 AM
just from the name ``loserific`` you already know it wouldnt be good >.<