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Old 07-25-2008, 07:28 AM
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Spme ppl are IDIOTS

Everything through

First mail i get:

do you take commission?
instead making a 3d model i want tou use existed element to buily a model and use existent stuff combine them to create the models (jeans model)
i also need you to give me a friend name that make 3d animation with flash
i will provide him freelance work too.
this is the deal i will pay you 130 usd for 3 jeans in 2 position.(back and front) and another extra pisition for a model site on the budy.
i transfer the money in the western union you just need to give me scand id, and personal ditails then i send you the money order number and you pick the money from your post office\western union.
best regards

So I said:

Thank u Tony but I'm not sure i understand.

u need retouching/manipulation on 6 images TOTAL?

If that's the case, your budget is not going to cover it, sorry.

I charge a minimal 40 GBP Per image (Aprox 80 usd per image)

Thanks for the offer.

I'll try to find an animator for u, i'm sure i know someone

Good luck!

And I thought... I'm sure he'll find someone cheaper to do the job. There's always someone out there

But then I got:

in argentina it's a lot of money the month sallery is 300 usd
1-2 days job, i pay a good painter 100 usd for 5 sketch
with different position (what make it 10 sketch)
i dont bilieve this is your sallery per month is over 1000 usd
be realistic stop dreaming.
thanks for your search tip.
this is my offer, i wont give you one bux more
i know argentina my ex girlfriend shes from there.
if you have better offer.... take them.
thanks for your time.
and sorry for my attitude
but i know about price range
my friend in argentina pablo work like crazy
make 300 usd, and it's funny you want so much
for easy work, i will send him money to learn photo
shop if you so rich.

and then he sent another note:

you who wanna work with me?
the artist i argentina, realy the best for chipe
chak thi know name in google
"Nico Di Mattia"
is one of the best speed painting in the world
he wanna make freelance for me
you want me to give you is email?

Of course I'm not even going to answer this rude, ignorant person. But i just wanted to share it with someone who could understand me.

And ask: Was I rude at any time? Maybe is an English thing... I don't know... did i write anything that could have set him off like that?

anyway ...

Have a nice day ppl
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:38 AM
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Re: Spme ppl are IDIOTS

Just be thankful you didn't start working with him. Sounds like a piece of work.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:07 AM
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I think that a lot may have to do with a more direct culture (and this guy seemed to have an attitude down towards paying people what they are worth).

I think he may be name dropping Nico's name IMO.

Nico Di Mattia is a super talented guy and his work speaks for itself.

You sart wathcing the video and all you can say is Wow. Wait until you get to the part where he is adding the fine detail texture to Spidy's suit.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:11 AM
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he is the typical, who has the real mess in mind, forget him Natalia!
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:10 AM
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Re: Spme ppl are IDIOTS

You weren't rude at all. Thanks for posting- it was good for a laugh. Hey!- Nico do job in 4 second flat!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:31 AM
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Re: Spme ppl are IDIOTS

You seemed spot on here. Loved the part where they ask you to scan your ID and send personal info.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:41 PM
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Hillarious~ Argentinian scam using retouching offers to get your bank account info.
Thanks for sharing ma!!

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Old 07-30-2008, 06:45 AM
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I'm not 'English' ... so, I've read the messages and your answer from a neutral point of view ...

Let me tell you ... I think you have been very, very polite and kind in your answer...

First, even in 'Mediterranean or Latin Countries' it is usual to ask what are the fees for a specific service first!!! ... After that, If I'd really like you to do the job, but have a 'smaller' budget .. I would talk to you about it and see if we could find a mutually satisfying solution...

It is usual to ask which is the preferred way of payment and don't just decide... Asking for banking details up front would just get people to laugh in your face ... but only if they are having a very good day ...

Meaning had I received such a message ...I guess I should have had to go to confession after answering...

You didn't write anything wrong ... not even a comma...

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