[~Buyers Beware!~] Avoid
Geene Models and his dinosaur models! He has had my money for over four months and after repeated delays and now a complete and utter lack of communication, I've been forced to contact both PayPal and my bank in order to help resolve matters and pursue a refund. There is little I like less than pursuing a charge-back, but by golly this artist is a scammer in the making!
From what I can tell from other disappointed buyers, the purchases that are handled by other 3rd-party vendors like Shapeways ARE shipping out, but the rest of his stuff is nowhere to be seen. He is also using multiple nested third party payment services in order to mask his activities as a scammer. Examples:aboutgeenemodels.com/geenemodels-buyer.deviantart.c…www.sideshowcollectors.com/for…galileon.deviantart.com/art/Al…
"PayPal and similar services only offer buyer protection for a limited period of time after a transaction. As an artist myself, I'm begging you: if you aren't absolutely confident that you can deliver by a certain or reasonably soon after, stop taking preorders, and instead only allow orders once you have an item finished, in-hand, and ready to ship.
If GeeneModels-buyer's accusation is true, you've had $1,850 of his money for over a year and still haven't received the items. That is an absolutely unacceptable ongoing wait, and at this point if you're unwilling to refund him, it seems exceptionally cruel.
When people "preorder," they are putting faith in you to deliver by a certain date (or reasonably soon after). If you can't, you should be communicating with them and willing to offer them full refunds if they aren't willing to continue to wait."