Customer Review + Payment websites
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put it, but it's a question for all Commissioners.
I started a MarketPlace shop as a commissioner for cosplays. And I recieved a message from ninetejl who wants a Rogue outfit from X-Men. We did the whole bit. I gave them the quote. They accepted. Then I even gave them my actual email address so they can contact me there.
(I'm saying they and them because I have seen some male Rogues out there. And I don't care about people who crossplay.)
Anywho. They never emailed me but stayed in contact via cosplay.com. When we made arrangments for payment, half up-front, the rest when finished, and I told them I needed their measurements. Plus I needed their email address to send them the paypal reciept. In my ad I stated I only accept PayPal. I worked with Money Orders for two years and I know they can get lost in the mail, or easily forged. I also dealt with different websites and PayPal is what I prefer. It's safe and easy.
ninetejl responded with saying they don't like paypal but for me to sign up for PopMoney, even told me how to do it so I don't get any of their contact information but from cosplay.com. They also said they would send me a check or money order if I don't want to PopMoney.
PopMoney is email and mobile money from your bank type thing. My computer says it's unsafe, or not tested yet, so not to use it.
After I replied and told ninetejl that I only do PayPal, and if that is a deal breaker to let me know.
They haven't responded to me and it's been several days.
Looking at their profile they have no pictures, no information, no forum posts, nothing. But that they have been on recently.
So, needless to say, I lost this commission.
But my question is, for all the commissioners out there, have you heard or do you use PopMoney? I have never heard about it until now.
I am sticking with PayPal, but I would like to hear some response to the PopMoney or even the deal with the customer for the commission.
I just think it was fishy, for someone to come straight to cosplay.com, no information, nothing and to request a commission.
Would putting a clause in ad saying that the if you want a cosplay you have to have some activity on cosplay.com sound mean?