I was advised by moderators to post this thread here. I'm currently going through a paypal dispute with nigel88 a.k.a Nigel Chia of the forum. I saw his work here and was quite impressed by what appeared to be quality, professional tailoring. As it turns out, from my experience, Nigel is skilled with a camera, not a needle and thread. I do NOT feel I was treated like a quality customer. I will NOT buy from him again. And I post here as an FYI to others. In February 2011 I arranged to purchase a dress nigel88 had listed in his sales thread. He said he would hold it for me until I had payment in a few weeks. When I contacted him to pay for the dress he then asked that I send payment via Personal Payment so he would not lose any money. The dress was $195 + $18 shipping. Since he held the dress for me I felt obligated to pay the paypal fees since I needed to know I was protected in this purchase - bringing my total to $219.67. The photos posted show exactly the condition the dress was received in. The dress was placed into a clear plastic wrapper and boxed in a very light gift box. The gift box was wrapped in brown paper and shipped from Malaysia to the USA: Inside lining at back - ripped and obviously continuing to fall apart at seams: Inside lining where other seams are already pulling apart, causing stress on the material: Inside where you can see an aweful amount of fraying, loose thread, burn marks from a form of ineffective sealing, and the liner is so big it creates bunching and uneven flow: Outter dress showing uneven seamlines, visible seam threads, and bunching: Back of dress showing displaced snap which creates unnecessary folds in the material, loose strings, seams falling apart, and unmatched thread color: And, last but not least, surface dirt: To me, these conditions are unacceptable for the price I paid. I contacted Nigel and was initially offered a refund MINUS shipping and the paypal fees I paid. Then I was counteroffered by Nigel saying he'd fix the dress. I took the dress to a professional and asked for a professional opinion and was advised of what it would cost to fix the item. I asked that he make a new dress and he said he would not. Mind you, Nigel initially tried to get me to pay via UNPROTECTED payment. Then I was offered a refund minus fees and shipping of $24.67 and also minus what it would cost me to send it back $38.75. Then I was offered a fix-up job, which would have cost me another $38.75 to send it to him and then more shipping to get it back. I should not have to pay endless shipping fees back and forth to Malaysia in addition to what I already paid for a high priced gown that should have been properly constructed in the first place!!! Since I can not afford to pay the high shipping costs I asked Nigel for either a full refund OR a refund of half of what I paid and I'd have someone local fix the issues. He, instead, contacted moderators here who said he owed me nothing because he had professionally crafted photos in his sales thread. The item was skillfully photographed! It was NOT skillfully crafted!! Nigel denied me any refund at all and became somewhat insulting. He said he was sorry that his work was not up to my high expectation. For $219.67 YES, I have an expectation!!!! It became apparent to me that SEVERAL times throughout our transaction he tried to screw me. First by requesting personal pay so I'd not be protected. Then by sending me a piece of crap! Then by offering to fix the dress which would have cost me all that extra money in shipping. Then by offering me nothing in exchange for shoddy workmanship. Nigel's got excellent feedback. But this is unacceptable! Perhaps I got one of his pieces that he didn't feel like putting the work into but it should have been listed as an unfinished piece and discounted in price. I feel totally screwed by this guy and had to go through paypal to get a refund, which has not yet been issued. I was not treated fairly! I even told Nigel I was looking to start a business relationship with someone who could do Iplehouse EID commissions. He obviously didn't care. Let the buyer beware.