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NOT happy

I finally heard back from Creation today and two of my pieces sold, both for UNDER what I had set as the mimimum bid...and one by a LOT.  My baby, the ORIGINAL Battle On! cartoon went for roughly HALF of what I had it marked as.  I would have rather it not have sold than have it sell for what it did. 
Plus what Creation is taking out for the hanging fee, let's just say there is no WAY I would have done that amount of work for that.  Xena has always been a labor of love...but that doesn't mean I do it so I can get raped by Creation either.
I am going to have a  chat with my lawyer since they are in breach of the agreement (ie: Honoring my minimum bid requests.)

The email I got from Creation today says they got my email with the info too late.  However,  ocyntells me she and ktabornsaw my email with the minimum numbers at the con and noticed Creation didn't follow it at all.  Somebody is lying and gee whiz, I just don't think it's ocyn or ktaborn,  y'know?

Not sure what experiences Creation has had with other artists before, but darn it all,  I'm a professional. 


Why am I mentioning this? 

Just in case they have another art auction in other years and some other artist is thinking about participating in the show.

  Don't do it man.

Comments

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wurtmann
Feb. 1st, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Creation is mud
They will lose in the long run if the word gets out that they are rip off artists. If you wanted to give your stuff away, you could have done it easier at your leisure.
_nymphette_
Feb. 1st, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
What asshats!!!

And darling, labor of love was written all over them. *hugs*
firynze
Feb. 1st, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
I'm very, very glad you had people there who you can trust who can tell you that the email you sent was sitting right there - you can most certainly use that when you speak with your lawyer. Even if they got the email on the day of the bloody show, they could still reset the minimum bid values.

Good luck with this - I hope there's something to be done here. You don't deserve to get ripped off like that for pieces that labour-intensive and beautiful. No-one does.
elfs
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
I certainly would talk to a lawyer after re-reading the contract I signed with Creation. I would make damn sure that the contract has no undersell clauses or indemnity clauses, and then I would go after them with whatever you've got.
redsbird
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
Definitely stick with a lawyer. And don't worry, the word will be spread that ONCE AGAIN Creation did something to alienate the fan base of one of the shows they "promote". Seems like something happens every year at the big XWP convention. I have no idea why they are still in business without having been sued numerous times.
On the other hand, I know that lots of people are glad to see your XWP work again :-)
proof
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
Grrr
you want I should break their legs?

btw thnx for the comment on onlinecomics
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