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For those who are following me on a regular basis: remember how PayPal thought it was cool earlier this year to seize my money, force me to hold a reserve, then play dead to requests to close my account and repay the money? Well, it seems that the Finacial Services Supervisory Commission Luxemburg got their attention. All of a sudden, the funds are back. I would like to use this blog to share some of the experiences with others. So, if you're a merchant and have had issues with PayPal seizing and holding your funds (including after you have closed your account) and...

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While our governments are making a hash of the current situation and inflicting maximum economic damage on most people, we'll need to figure out a way how to get along - after some proper venting (with which I wholeheartedly agree, especially given my recent experiences with the banking sector. I hope they choke on all the money they're not lending for the next months and that they have to hold in the central bank accounts at negative interest). So, this is what I plan to do about it... Pony Fest Online 2.0 If you're a brony reading this, then make sure...

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Today, amidst all the bad news of global toilet paper shortages, is a good day. I came around in a full circle: I posted a collection of inflatable body pillows (soon to be had a oversized dakimakura with pillow fillings as well) by Erdbeer Joghurt, a German furry artists who, unbeknownst to her then, has had a great influence on me and my involvement with making inflatable (lewd) toys. It all started with a casually posted image of an inflatable whale, on which she had decorated the belly with an anime drawing (ca. 2012 or 13). In 2014 (possibly encouraged...

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Post updated on 23 October 2020. In addition to making people sick, the COVID-19 disease sadly also has an impact on the global economy. Production and logistics world-wide have been impacted, albeit to varying degrees. If you plan on ordering, have ordered or pre-orderd an item form us, then please keep an eye on our news section and Twitter feed for updates on possible manufacturing/shipping delays. Current status (UPDATED 23 October 2020): Day-to-day dispatching/shipping of in-stock goods from Germany and the US: Longer mail run times by UPS/DHL - up to 3 weeks extra to Asia/Oceania, some extra charges & exclusions to destinations...

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As of 8 January 2020 our store will no longer be offering customers to pay via PayPal. What happened? As most of you who have purchased items from me know, a significant amount (about 40-50%) of my business relies on made-to-order products or so-called “pre-orders”, where a part of the customers' payments are used to finance the projects. I have so far had a clean track record with very few returns and have had only 2 claims in 2019 (both were settled by me - one was filed only one day after the purchase was made). On 4 January 2020...

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