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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:37 am 
 

You seem a bit tense, Mike.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:34 am 
 

Whew now I am mad and I don't even dislike the cougar. 8O


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:40 am 
 

Does cougar really think that the members of The Acaeum are solely responsible for all of his bad press?  I started using Ebay in 2000/2001 to build up my D&D collection and two of the first sellers I remember looking at purchasing from were cougarrinard and eastern treasure chest.  I never bid on any of their auctions simply because of their feedback ratings.  I didnt become a member of The Acaeum until late 2003 so I disliked him as a seller even before joining this site.

As for Guido...I never realized that Guido was given any bad press from anyone on this site.  Sure we made some cracks about the stories he included with his auctions (which he no longer uses  :( ) but for the most part they were goofy and entertaining.  And as a seller he was courteous, prompt, and reliable....unlike Cougar.  So most likely Coug is lying about Guido's intents when he joined this site.

And as for Cougar coming here and defending his tactics...it will never happen.  He is a slimeball and he knows it.  The only reason that he doesnt screw over his buyers in the U.K. is he knows they can track his ass down and stomp a shithole in him if they dont get their stuff.  :P

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:42 am 
 

FWIW as far as Guido goes, Cougar as usual, is lying.  There is only one person that I know of on this forum that had a bad transaction with Guido and it never made it here, it was left on Ebay.  The only thing that people used to say about Guido had absolutely nothing to do with his buying/selling/Ebay tactics at all, it had to do with that awful story that he used to run on his auctions.  When Guido started posting here last year he even admitted that the story he put in his auction was awful and everyone had a good laugh about it.  As much as Cougar wants to dispute these facts, its all a bunch of lies. I ask everyone to not even believe me, check for yourself:

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There are 111(now 112) posts that contain the name Guido and see for yourself if any of these posts contain the same language & tone of disgust, that gets held for the Coug.  It doesn't.  

Lets face it, Cougar's shitty reputation is not something that we have contrived here, it is something that he has been well earned through his own tactics on EBay(and actually off EBay for that matter i.e selling photocopies of rare items to his list of people that he spmas on a regular basis), by outrageous S&H, fees, bullying in general, feedback extortion, mysteriously non arriving shipments, harrasment of both buyer & sellers, bidding on auctions that he is not permitted to but does anyway, etc.  We didn't amke this up, just check his own feedback and it tells the story, and its not a very pretty one at that.   Once again, I invite anyonme who doesn't believe me to check it out for themeselves.  Look here(it may take a few minutes to pull up, be patient  :) )

Negative/Neutral Feedback received by cougarrinard

Now looking at that, how many people on that shit list there are actually members of this site?  

Now look at the feedback that Cougar has left for others:

Negative/Neutral Feedback left by cougarrinard

Once again, that is not members of this site that are in all that nasty feedback, that is other people totally unaffiliated with this site. It is factually in print and it is not being made up by us.

Another thing that I find quite comical about Coug is that he seems to have this sick infatuation with his feedback.  The question is though, how many of those feedback that he so loves so much are actually BS.  I am not even talking about the feedback that he has "mutually agreed to have removed" and the the feedback that he has bullied his buyers into giving him. I am talking about the feedback that he has acquired by buying from feedback boosters.  You know the ones where you buy a picture, a recipe, or some other intangible item for $.01, that you don't even pay for, you just leave the seller a positive feedback and he in return gives you one.  How many of those are included into his almighty feedback?  100? 200? Who knows. :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:52 am 
 

Greetings Acaeum!!  Long time no write.   I received a message from a forum member that there was an issue concerning Cougar and myself.   I thought I better weigh in and possibly clear up some questions.  

Initially, Cougar did point me to the statements on the forum (way back when).   However, I did not sign up to lambast the forum members.   I joined because I found useful insight here and it has helped me grow as a collector and be a better seller.   I know I mess up (heck I just totally messed up on a sale to one of the forums members).   I feel that if I am to leverage the info on this site, then I should join and participate for good or for bad.  

Cougar and I have had some successful sales and I do not personally have any issues.   However, Dave, I think at this time it would be best to join and wade through the issues and concerns.

I do want to thank the members of the site for their kind words.   With my wife wrapping up school in a couple of months, I hope to be a more active member.    

Dave, think about the advice above.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:05 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:You seem a bit tense, Mike.


         Couldn't find my blood pressure pills at 2 am in the morning....sorry everyone.
         But I have just about come to the end of my rope when it comes to this clown.  Coug, either man up and defend yourself here, or stop referring to us in your oh-so-oblique way in your About Me page and form letters.  I'm done giving you any benefit of the doubt, if there ever was one to give.   
   BC is right....the majority of "warning" emails don't come from Acaeum members but EBAY MEMBERS WHO COUGIE HAS PISSED OFF.  I personally have had several UNSOLICITED emails from Ebay members (not Acaeum members) who I have never dealt with and don't know from Adam who specifically asked me what do I know about this guy bidding on their collection.  This typically happens when I am also a bidder on said item.  I can only suppose they have COMPARED feedbacks and being frightened with Coug's very dicey array of negs and mutual withdrawls, have instead gone to me with inquiries since I have under double digit negs and no Mutuals. No, Cougie, you are not a paranoid jackass for no reason, I guess everyone REALLY IS out to get you. Sheesh. :roll:
  Until BC brought it up I had completely forgotten the photocopy selling of rares and the buying of feedback on Ebay (clear violation of their rules).  Another two nails into the coffin of Cougies reputation as a dealer and a human being.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:25 pm 
 

Man, I thought BadMike's post was the best thing I've ever read here. Bravo!

I'm still reserving the best thread title for Draco, though ... how can you top this:

God couger is a retard and should be kicked off ebay....

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:34 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Another thing that I find quite comical about Coug is that he seems to have this sick infatuation with his feedback.

It took me a while, but I finally figured that one out: DM Dave's entire sense of self-worth is based around his eBay activities.

There is no job, no outside activities, no hobbies, and — I'd bet money on this — no actual interaction with other humans in a social setting. His view of himself is based solely around "sales" and "powerseller status" and his feedback number.

It's actually quite pathetic. It should be sad ... but it's not. This is the same guy who sells incomplete items, then blames the buyer for "not asking." Using that logic, he could sell blank pages, then claim the ink was missing.

Bottom line: absolutely the worst seller on eBay. We should retire the "shady dealer" thread because no one else even comes close.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:46 pm 
 

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3 Dungeon and Dragons Books by the original Creators

Judges Guild was located in Decatur Illinois and story has it that this is where the game was created and later sold to TSR. These are some of the books that were published locally by the creators of the game. I dont know this to be fact but this is what the owner of the place told me sometime in the early 1970s. These books are still of value today in gameplay but more than that they are a part of the history of the game



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Everyone on this board needs to send him a comparable response until he changes his description....

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Here's his response...I don't know quite what to say.  I guess I'll just leave it alone, the guy is just remembering wrong I guess....

Check and see if Gary Graduated from Milikin University in Decatur IL One of the guild owners was named Gary he eventually sold the business to another person who relocated to a different area of Decatur. I am going off of memory here and was there the night they closed the store. Took two pick up truck loads of stuff some had never been to market. This was 20 years ago so I going off of memory. I do Know we first played D and D in 1968 or 1969. Thanks for the info



:?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?  :?

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Just when you think that this story can not get any stranger, this guy just posted over on DF. :?

Dragonsfoot • View topic - Question about Origins of D and D

I actually showed Gary the link to this auction a few days ago and we all had a pretty good laugh about it. The sad part is that prior to even mentioning it to Gary, I sent this seller a message directing him right here.   :?  Can this possibly get any wierder? I am getting that  I am in the Twilight Zone feeling. :?


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:12 pm 
 

Actually, this guy is just confused about a few details from a conversation 25+ years ago.  He obviously knew Bob Bledsaw and we ought to mine whatever he can remember about the old days of Judges Guild.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:54 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Actually, this guy is just confused about a few details from a conversation 25+ years ago.  He obviously knew Bob Bledsaw and we ought to mine whatever he can remember about the old days of Judges Guild.

Mark   8)


I don't know as you would get anything useful out of him.  Pretty much everything doesn't make sense, it's all a jumble.  He says he was playing D&D in the late 60's, his timeframes seem to be really out of whack.  He's obviously old school though.

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:18 pm 
 

I haven't been through this thread in a while. So this may already be in here somewhere.  I haven't posted anything in a while either but I got a kick out of this while searching for a copy of VR.

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Do you think I can get a recipe for a nice "ghoul-osh"?

If this is only funny to me.  Sorry :oops:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:11 pm 
 

pjflores wrote:I haven't been through this thread in a while. So this may already be in here somewhere.  I haven't posted anything in a while either but I got a kick out of this while searching for a copy of VR.

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Do you think I can get a recipe for a nice "ghoul-osh"?

If this is only funny to me.  Sorry :oops:


:lol: Thats bad!

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:04 am 
 

"has marks on cover from storage"


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:19 am 
 

zhowar wrote:"has marks on cover from storage"


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8O


Where the hell did they store it at, the top of a chimney?  8O


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:20 pm 
 

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Where the hell did they store it at, the top of a chimney?  8O


Was it...maybe...sitting atop a furnace with another book on top of it?  I don't know what would make those marks besides heat and smoke.

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:59 pm 
 

This guy is so impressed with the "collection" he is selling, that he is offering a payment plan.


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Dude its 10 modules, a few hardcovers,  a pile of Dragon magazines that you would be lucky to get $1 a piece for and the rest is pretty much odds and ends. Payment Plan?  :?


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:15 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:This guy is so impressed with the "collection" he is selling, that he is offering a payment plan.


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Dude its 10 modules, a few hardcovers,  a pile of Dragon magazines that you would be lucky to get $1 a piece for and the rest is pretty much odds and ends. Payment Plan?  :?

Aw, c'mon.  You didn't even mention the best part.  He has a 20-point grading scale, with no grades under 15!  :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:26 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Aw, c'mon.  You didn't even mention the best part.  He has a 20-point grading scale, with no grades under 15!  :lol:


:D


and this part is funny too ;)

 YOU AGREE TO PAY WHICHEVER SHIPPING CHARGES YOU HAVE CHOSEN (I DON'T JACK UP THE SHIPPING COST LIKE SOME EBAYER'S DO) BUT I DO HAVE TO CHARGE A $25 PACKING FEE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT AND TIME CONSUMING TO PACKAGE ALL THIS STUFF CAREFULLY SO IT IS PROTECTED

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:33 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Where the hell did they store it at, the top of a chimney?  8O


I think they used it as edging to stain some trim :)

  
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