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Gerry Turnbull
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 2:13pm | IP Logged | 1  

hope this OT thread is ok?

thru his agent,Renee Witterstaetter, i commissioned a piece from Michael Golden last October.i was promised in writing a delivery date of a month and a half.Since then ive received another 4 promised delivery dates all of which have failed to materialise.Since finding out that there was a lot of us in the same boat,a few of us got together and as a united front we were all given firm promises of a delivery date.my art came today.to say im annoyed is an understatement.This cost me $537 . . . (and he cant even spell virtue)

i phoned renee today, who got quite heated,stating she hadnt seen the art as Golden had shipped it himself.Its her signature on the customs declaration !

any thoughts or comments on this? is there anything i can do to get my money back?



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Andrew Hess
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wow, that's pretty unprofessional. I'm stunned
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Trevor Giberson
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 2:47pm | IP Logged | 3  

Horribly unprofessional.  Stuff like this is why people are scared to purchase commissions.
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Aric Shapiro
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 2:48pm | IP Logged | 4  

I am shocked and angered Gerry....I just can't believe this.
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George Peter Gatsis
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 2:57pm | IP Logged | 5  

I'm sad to hear this shit go down... especially from an artist I admire too...

That, in my opinion is not a commission... it is a message from an unprofessional attitude...
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Kevin Hagerman
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 2:59pm | IP Logged | 6  

Wow.  Unbelievable.  If I read this correctly, you've been anticipating this for at least all of this year, and you get a lecture on patience?

I can only imagine how disappointed you must be, Gerry.  That's just asinine.

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Bradley Dean
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 7  

Is it just me or does it look like Dr. Strange is sucking his thumb?

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Gerry Turnbull
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hes blowing me a raspberry Bradley
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William Roberge
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 3:05pm | IP Logged | 9  

The voice in my head is saying " he didn't even fill the page with the insult". Sorry this happened Gerry.

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Mark Matthewman
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 3:06pm | IP Logged | 10  

Sadly Gerry, This kind of thing can happen when you're dealing with "artistes" I went trhough somehting similar with some custom swords I had made. I can sympathise.
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Aaron Smith
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That sucks, Gerry. I hope you find a way to make this all work out in your favor (such as getting your money back).
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John Byrne
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Posted: 27 July 2007 at 3:08pm | IP Logged | 12  

I'm stunned.

If you like, email your address to
byrnejlb@optonline.net and I'll send you something
actually worth $500.
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