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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:55 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:There are more constructive things to talk about anyway...like how cougarrinard sucks the big one.  :wink:

Seriously, we haven't ripped on Cougie since page 79! 8O C'mon, guys, we need to focus here! :)

Oh, BTW, Cougie: you suck.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:07 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Seriously, we haven't ripped on Cougie since page 79! 8O C'mon, guys, we need to focus here! :)

Oh, BTW, Cougie: you suck.


Yeh man! Don't ever lose sight of this!!!! Cougie you do suck you know!!!!

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:11 am 
 

Got to love this in dayecon's recent lot:

"Due to recent complications with foreign shipments I am now requiring all Foreign packages to be shipped with Return Receipt or Tracking depending on which service you choose. If both Return Receipt or Tracking are not available for your area I am sorry, but I cannot ship to you."


Yeah, you know that wily Canada Post "loses" packages because they are like 50 years behind USPS  (that would be me whose package was "lost" going to Canada). And suffice it to say two of the buyers whose packages were "lost" were US based.


He also is not offering insurance on his latest lot, already above 100 USD. So what is the Acaeum policy on contacting would-be victims?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:32 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Seriously, we haven't ripped on Cougie since page 79! 8O  


OK I'll oblige....latest round of bad press for the coug....

Negative/Neutral Feedback received by cougarrinard


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:35 am 
 

What a nimrod :roll:

Cougie that is!


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:45 am 
 

lucyjoyce wrote:  and am quietly amazed at bclarkie's CSI-The Acaeum starring role.


:D  :D  :D

CSI-The Acaeum - sounds like good idea for a new game!

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:40 am 
 

Heheh.


** expired/removed eBay auction **


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:32 am 
 

Just for clarification could someone post the definition for "trolling", being a "troll" etc.

It's becoming more common on the threads, and I'm sorta getting the gist of it. :?

We don't have a lot of water here, let alone bridges for the buggers to live under, so don't see many of them.

(intention is not taking the p;ss, or fanning any flames regarding any previous posts/people. Just wanted to know.)


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:46 am 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:Just for clarification could someone post the definition for "trolling", being a "troll" etc.

It's becoming more common on the threads, and I'm sorta getting the gist of it. :?

We don't have a lot of water here, let alone bridges for the buggers to live under, so don't see many of them.

(intention is not taking the p;ss, or fanning any flames regarding any previous posts/people. Just wanted to know.)


Troll (Internet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:38 am 
 

This is probably a better explanation Troll (Internet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:22 am 
 

thehiddenone wrote:This is probably a better explanation Troll (Internet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Oh sure be that way.. I know what you are trying to do:

Flaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

:P  :wink:  :D

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:08 am 
 

For what its worth ... Don't Lock This Thread.  I would rather read the remarks and come to my own conclusions then not hear them at all.  8)

bclarkie wrote:Everything that I have said and done to this point about this has been because of the fact that it pissed me off that others lost out at an opportunity at those auctions and not me.


We are lucky to have a few individuals in this forum that have the time and energy to put the pieces together of some of these nastier puzzles.  Given the amount of crap I have seen on eBay it pays to be extra careful.

bclarkie wrote:that was bought on behalf of someone else from this forum, so that isn't even my purchase either.


Hmmm ... I take it that would be me  :roll:

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:10 pm 
 

I just finished reading through most of this thread and I wish that I had joined Acaeum sooner and been aware of these sellers. I recently had a poor experience with "Cougie" (cougarrinard) that I thought that I might share. I read through several pages of his Feedback and it is strange, as he has lots of Positive feedback and even a recent Buyer that made some good purchases:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0038812816
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... 0038811837

Prior to my recent transaction, I had an 'okay' transaction with him and we even had an email exchange in which he shared a bit of his life story with me, which was . . . interesting  :roll:

Anyhow, here are the events as they transpired:
On 10/25/06, I purchased and paid for a GAZ11 & UK4 for 22.50GBP ($43.25), including S&H, both of which were advertised as VGC. I now know that VGC does not stand for "Very Good Condition", but that it stands for "Variable Gaming Condition".
On 12/05/06, I contacted seller that items had not been received. He stated that they should show up here or return to him with "the Xmas post".  I asked for a 50% refund, since I had not purchased insurance (my fault for trying to save $$ due to pricey S&H), which he stated that he did not have to do anything, but would offer me a 50% credit towards any additional purchases, due to our past transaction. I neither declined or accepted, but stated that another UK seller gave me a FULL refund after an item did not arrive and all I asked for was a refund of the item price, which I would repay if the item arrived.
On 12/18/06, the items arrived in silver-grey plastic package with a postmark of 11 DEC 2006. I contacted seller to say they arrived and asked what he would do if I returned the items unopened. Seller stated that he would refund purchase price (not S&H), minus eBay & PayPal fees, which would give me less than a 50% refund, after including my cost to return the items.
I contacted seller to say that I opened the package in the hopes that I would be able to re-sell them for more than his refund. The UK4 was in barely VGC and the GAZ11 cover was pretty beaten up, which could have been from origination or due to package being opened and re-packaged. I stated that I would leave a NEUTRAL feedback, which I felt was a fair & reasonable account. My notes even stated that I should have bought insurance and it was, "my fault".
Seller responds with NEGATIVE feedback and says he offered a refund (nothing about partial) and "why does he bother". Immediately afterwards, I receive an offer to Mutually Withdraw Feedback. I feel as though the seller is using eBay tools to strongarm me into cleaning up a Neutral FB by slamming me with Negtive FB. Feeling I have no other option, I agree to mutually withdraw.

Can someone please tell me if there is anything I (or we) can do or what I could have done differently . . . other than NOT dealing with him? If you look at his Neutral & Negative FB, you will see that the majority of it is WITHDRAWN, which leads me to believe that he is using this same tactic to bully people into withdrawing their honest Neutral or Negative feedback.

Thank You in Advance - PM


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:25 pm 
 

The two things I would have done differently are, first and foremost, don't buy anything you can get from someone else from the Coug.  Sometimes, you can get some rare items for fairly cheap and it might be worth the risk.

Second, you should have responded with a negative feedback not neutral.  Ebay's feedback system has so many problems that in general when you give a negative (anytime before the 90th day) expect to get negative feedback in return.  Ebay's mutual feedback remove is just a tool for crappy sellers to make themselves look better.  If you are a good seller and get an occassional negative from someone it shouldn't hurt your rating much.  Crappy sellers get tons of negatives and can probably clear up half of them with the mutual feedback removal.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:49 pm 
 

Mars wrote:
Second, you should have responded with a negative feedback not neutral. Ebay's feedback system has so many problems that in general when you give a negative (anytime before the 90th day) expect to get negative feedback in return.


I agree with your assessment, but it is a double-edge "bastard" sword. If I had left Negative FB, then I knew he would reciprocate, but I honestly felt that Neutral FB was fair and both of us could have honestly stated our trading experiences without negatively impacting our feedback scores. In retrospect, I should not have left any feedback for him, as that is the only way to get a true Neutral score  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:02 pm 
 

PM-Knight wrote:Mars wrote:


I agree with your assessment, but it is a double-edge "bastard" sword. If I had left Negative FB, then I knew he would reciprocate, but I honestly felt that Neutral FB was fair and both of us could have honestly stated our trading experiences without negatively impacting our feedback scores. In retrospect, I should not have left any feedback for him, as that is the only way to get a true Neutral score  :wink:


Sorry Paul, I couldn't disagree with you more in this circumstance.  Unfortunately Couager has a feedback rating as "Good" as it is because of the tactics that he uses.  I would have left a Neg or Neutral and kept it.  Cougar could care less what your feedback score is, he got exactly what he wanted and that was the truthful comments that you left removed.  Now some other unsuspecting buyer is going to come along and see that he has a decent feedback score without realizing that it is misleading and fall into the same trap that you did. That is Cougar's whole MO and as long as buyers who continue to get duped allow him to get away with it by either mutually withdrawing thier feedback or leaving no feedback at all, it is going to continue.  Ebay's mutual withdrawl system is probably more flawed than the feedback system itself is.  The only way that someone should be allowed to with draw there feedback that they left is if they clearly left the feedback in error i.e "Great Seller, fantastic transaction!" left inadvertantly as a negative feedback. Everything else should stay, because otherwise it allows sellers like Cougar to thrive by bullying people with undeserved retailatory feedback just like he did to you.  I think that you had done everything right up until the part that you gave into to Coug's bullying and withdrew your feedback comments.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:10 pm 
 

PM-Knight wrote:Feeling I have no other option, I agree to mutually withdraw.

Can someone please tell me if there is anything I (or we) can do or what I could have done differently . . . other than NOT dealing with him? If you look at his Neutral & Negative FB, you will see that the majority of it is WITHDRAWN, which leads me to believe that he is using this same tactic to bully people into withdrawing their honest Neutral or Negative feedback.

Thank You in Advance - PM


#1, please share the "Life Experiences" info you got from Diamond Dave...this should be a hoot, and I need a good laugh before the holidays!

#2, BC is right.  A neg is not going to hurt you.  People feel a neg is a reflection on their manhood, on their worth as a human being, whatever, but frankly if you are mostly a buyer not  a seller it's totally meaningless.  By agreeing to be blackmailed by Coug, you simply make it easier for him to bend someone else over in the future.  Instead, now Coug simply chalks up another Mutual Withdraw, and his feedback dodges yet another neg.  

#3  Pursue whatever methods you can through ebay/paypal, including cancelling the transaction through your credit card company (not paypal) if you don't get resolution.  Your CC company works for YOU, not Cougie, and if you dispute the sale they will take it off your record, refund you, and Cougie isleft holding the bag.  Since the sale was totally misrepresented and you were coereced and threatened by the seller, you are well within your rights to get a full refund.  

#4 In the future carefully read a seller's feedback, including the positives (which often say a lot outside the lines), and for god's sake a seller that rambles on, mispells words, and can't keep a correct font straight in his item descriptions should scream "RED FLAG IM A DYSLEXIC MORON" to a potential buyer.  Avoid these types.

5.  Realize Mutually Withdrawn Feedback should be counted as NEGATIVES 99.9 percent of the time, and act accordingly.  Realistically, a legitimate seller shouldn't have anything approaching double digit Mutual Withdraws, and especially not half a hundred's worth.

6. Before you deal with a seller, it's worth the time to ask his policy on returns, lost packages, items substantially worst condition than indicated, etc. Anything less than a full refund or credit under these circumstances should make you suspicious, deal at your own risk.  

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:17 pm 
 

In answer to the below person's question.

Yes, I did buy these items from my own store

However

(a) I didn't do it to engage in "shill" bidding.  You can't "shill bid" a buy it now, you can only do that to an auction, in order to inflate the price.  These were buy-it-nows

(b) I didn't do it to "raise my feedback".  We're getting 3000+ feedback a month.  So whether positive or negative, buying items from myself to leave feedback would be a complete waste of time.  Not to mention, ebay actually only counts 1 feedback per buyer, for the % (from what I recall).  They do that to stop exactly what someone mentioned as a possibility

I did it actually to test a piece of the software we are using.  The only way to tell if part of our software works is to do a live ebay purchase, and see what the various emails or whatever I am testing look like to a live customer.  And rather than inflict some poor sap on ebay with the test, better to test on myself.  Since it cost me actual ebay listing fee $ when I test, you'll notice I bought from myself items at low value.  e.g. $0.99

p.s. eBay never mentioned anything to me about the message bcarkie sent in, so I guess they ignored it.  They probably thought it hilarious someone was accused of shill bidding on a buy it now item.

bclarkie wrote:I know that I promsed myself that I wasn't going to do this anymore, but I couldn't help myself on this one.  In lieu of bbarsh's classifieds post he just put a few minutes ago:

viewtopic.php?p=66584#66584

It caused to take a look at his closed auctions.  In doing this, it caused me stumble onto something very interesting indeed.  It seems that renvhoek bought up several of his items.  Now its well known to everyone here that renvhoek is actually the buying ID for none other than the habbitually listed in the "Silliest auction price of the year thread", trollandtoadstore.  Well, for whatever reason, I decided to look at what renvhoek has been bidding on recently:

Welcome to eBay

Upon looking at renvhoek appears to be one of Troll and Toad's better customers. :evil: i.e this listing


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eBay '270021258689' - Invalid Item


and this listing as well:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8808762908


I knew these guys were assholes, I just didn't realize that they were bidding and buying from themselves for whatever reason.  Anyway, I just sent this into Ebay:



Hopefully, Ebay will act on this despite the fact that T and T is a larger store. Good riddance I say.........

  
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