OK guys, heres today's update: It may be easier to post the review for the webdesigner here. I really had to do a ton of editing because the 1,000 character limit was severely passed by triple. Allot more went on this week then what was mentioned on a surreal level.
In the end (late last night)I contacted freelancer.com about the disturbance and they reimbursed us half of the total payment when the intention was to look out for others in case the same practice was being done to them. So that's a major Bonus! As far we can tell in the Freelancer guidelines, payments are totally non-refundable. With the exception of holding a website hostage
The objective was to take our website from one platform (Volusion) to the next (Core Commerce) I clearly indicated on the project that exp with Core commerce is a MUST which Zombie did not have even after bidding. He pushed desperately with almighty promises of all features we would gain by using Woo Commerce with a complete overhaul which we finally agreed to. To our dismay, he does not possess the ability to even fully work with the platform. He stated that he is going to start and complete in one night. A few hours later, he says he is done and desires the rest of payment. The site was a nightmare, jagged graphics, zoomed in photos and severely lacking down to the contact us page. He went as far as using a poor version of our own site without mentioning all features come at a price. We purchased the 1st theme, he didn't know how to use it after suggested. We purchased a 2nd theme and was still at a loss. He declares the job is finished as nothing was changed. His constant nagging for a review was an EXTREME full of threats w/ holding the site hostage a he was already paid in full. We tried everything to keep him cool, however it was like dealing with a monster.
Currently, we have re-posted the listing and are cooperating with a new designer under the stipulation of completion in..you guessed it. 2 Weeks!