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 Post subject: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:15 pm 
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Anyone know where this dude has been lately?
Not responding at all to any messages on Facebook.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:27 am 
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I tried emailing him to no avail also. It was explained to me by other board members that when he's busy with work he really gets into what he's doing and I guess that means he won't respond until after he's had the artistic breakthrough that he is searching for.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:53 pm 
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Reading another thread about this, some folks seem to have been waiting a while. This makes me a bit more reluctant to commission anything from anyone I don't personally know. I kind of feel like it might be a better idea to just pick up customs an artist has already have done, vs commissioning pieces. He could be going through some crazy #$^& in his personal life, but if you're reaching out and you aren't getting a response from the person then that's their bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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Everyone's different; when I have crazy !#$@ in my life I usually like to continuously check my messages and e-mails. But I am probably on the opposite side of certain spectrums than someone like Ardabus Rubber with this being his work.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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A couple years ago I ordered a print from him. Months and months went by. Eventually he contacted me, apologized for the delay, and sent me the original painting instead of the print.


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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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I am sure there is a valid reasoning, but for me, communication is indeed the key. But again, i am sure there is a valid reasoning.


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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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No doubt...even just a "hey man" would be OK

Waiting can be torture but the first part of this order he sent me in the fall was stunning so its well worth it

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I as well I'm waiting of 2 dunnys from him already paid for, it has almost been two years. Hopefully he shows up at some point cause I sure do love his work.

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I'm waiting on 2 omens it's been almost a year now I think. I'll let him be.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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He will turn up. He is always busy with his private life in this period.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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he is a solid dude

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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I'm so glad I saw this thread. I paid for an item last summer he said he's ship after DCON, and I haven't heard anything since. I've been ripped off by a handful of artists before, but I have no doubt Ardabus is just busy. I was getting a little concerned by the lack of responses but this thread makes me feel much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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I know personally that Ardabus just got married last week, so there was probably a lot going on in his personal life preparing for that. He's a solid dude.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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trampt wrote:
I know personally that Ardabus just got married last week, so there was probably a lot going on in his personal life preparing for that. He's a solid dude.



I like the guy a lot I really do but don't you think a solid person would respond to people? With hundreds of our dollars at least some communication would be nice. Most of us I'm sure are pretty reasonable people and would understand if things take longer but no contact makes us feel like we will never get the item. We can't do anything cause to much time has passed and the money is long gone.

On a side note I talked to him awhile back and he said it was hard for him to talk to people because he doesn't know where to start and or gets overwhelmed, maybe somebody can help him out?

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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I said he's a solid dude because I assume he will make it right. Hope I'm right.

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On a side note I talked to him awhile back and he said it was hard for him to talk to people because he doesn't know where to start and or gets overwhelmed, maybe somebody can help him out?


I know many artists who say this, and those artists should have someone else to help them; however, most of them do this as a hobby and can't really pay someone to manage their work/communications for them. This actually happens a lot with Galleries and Artists as well ... Gallery doesn't pay ... artist doesn't call or bug because it's awkward or they don't want to offend them.

Obviously people have to suck it up and just communicate better. I have two customs out right now, but I'm very good friends with them and know where they live. If I feel like it's been to long I can go knock on their door and watch them do the work. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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Uh absolutely...

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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Uh absolutely...


It's a shame :/ I've had more bad experiences then good when it comes to commissions it seems, at least when it comes to communication. I have a very small list that I'm down to of artists I'll still get stuff from. Still waiting on something from a popular artist that I paid 600 for and the artist continues to ignore me.

Hope Ardabus can be found and make good on things, and hopefully he's ok of course too.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardabus Rubber MIA?
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wow... you guys are incredibly patient. IMO anyone who takes your money for a "commission" and then ignores you or worse never responds or delivers is just a common crook. I don't care how artistic they are or what their talents are, you take someone's money without delivering goods or services you're a scumbag. I have many customs I've bought at shows (I like that because it supports the artist and the gallery) but if we had a list of deadbeat artists I would boycott them. this just pisses me off.


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Well what can we do about it? I don't want to be mad I'm just upset with nothing to do.

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and the time has more than passed to ever file a claim or anything....

just sucks

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i sent him a text 2-3 weeks ago since I know him personally. no response :( I might be better off just driving over to his house in a non-stalker way

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Fyi, I had to get refunded through PayPal customer service on the 180th day. Because I paid him as a gift, they said they wouldn't normally do that, but apparently some other fishy behavior or complaints were made in association with his website.

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Fyi, I had to get refunded through PayPal customer service on the 180th day. Because I paid him as a gift, they said they wouldn't normally do that, but apparently some other fishy behavior or complaints were made in association with his website.



Lucky for you, it has been much longer for me :cry:

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