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The thing I'm confused of here is how would he know he received the money in the first place if he couldn't access his bank? And to reset it, it's a case of either phoning them and doing it over the phone and/or waiting for a letter to be received from the bank.
This just doesn't add up.
Ofc it does not, especially that it takes 15 min at most to go through password recovery process, and he's using this excuse for a week already. So yea, either a scam or highly unserious/unprofessional.
It also shows an edit around the time of you saying it was "written in the thread that you retain the rights" as Nekiro identified. So... The whole behaviour seems sketchy to say the least.
It's not even made clear in the thread, it only makes it clear that I cannot resell them nor share without mentioning him as an author.
The point is also that the whole deal was set via priv, and he never mentioned anything nor even asked us to read it. So technically, what he's written somewhere on the internet, has no force to our agreement. And it's a common sense that people pay for exclusive rights, unless specified otherwise. But okay, we can ASSUME I've read it, because I'm otland user.. still it's not made clear enough plus I've shown one of his priv messages in which - after our question - he clearly said he would NOT publish ANY sprites without our permission! So either way he broke that promise. What he says now is that this promise became outdated once he agreed to refund the money, which would be all fine.. if he only refunded that money lol. I don't want to have the money back and keep these unfinished sprites, I'm not going to use them nor claim any rights as soon as it's refunded. But so far there's no sight of a refund, so now I don't have money nor sprites. Simple as that.
You also argue he has received the sprite but so have everyone else on the forum now, since you released it.
The point here is also that we haven't received all the sprites. Our deal included also monster's dead bodies (it was added to the cost), which we NEVER got afterall.
And like I'm saying for all that time, it's not even about money. If he, at the moment we lost our patience but still kept it between us and him, only admitted that he failed and was sorry for that - I would have been like whatever, keep the money for bother and good luck. Seriously, those 40 euros don't make any difference to us. But no, he did not take ANY responsibility for his work, he only sent us off with that "no password" bullshit and bye. That's what has triggered me, and now he's gone further - claiming the he was the one scammed. Where, when, at what point? lol