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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:22 am 
 

Or maybe she recognized the STAMPS.  

Yeah, someone should send her a medal.  Can't you just picture the tard trying to find a website where he can leave feedback for postal employees!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:39 am 
 

rosenkav wrote:
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And I complain about the U.S. mail service. 8O This would be an entertaining newspaper headline: "Mail service employee assaults blithering idiot".


How about sending the lady a decoration?

That is she threatened to do something lots of ebayers would like to do.

Oh, let me see... maybe she's one of the people ripped off by the unsavoury business practices of our feline friend....

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thing is though, you might all laugh and have a dig at coug for every slightest thing for your own reasons BUT.... in there, there is something of a problem thats becoming more and more of an issue in the UK.

friend of mine's wife took SIX parcels (not even bulky either) to their local postie, to be told, "we cannot deal with you, we are far too busy and the limit is TWO. the rest, you will just have to bring back tomorrow"..... now what is THAT all about??!! don't they want any money or what?

my girlfriend went into the MAIN post office in manchester to post three small parcels, and i mean small. only to be told "we don't have time to weigh them and calculate postage. this should have been done before you came into the post office" errrr what??!!

these are the honest truth. is the postal service insane or something??!!

am seriously starting to think we have a society who have no other interest other than to be bone-idle. unreal man!  :?



  


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:44 am 
 

I feel I must say a few Cougar words:

All the dealings I've had with him in the past have gone smoothly.
Yes I found his Terms and Conditions a little overpowering for a newbie, but I got through it and came out a happy bunny.
He's certainly very keen/serious about what he does. He does seem a bit bullish or overbearing. Cornering the market in Bloodstone Passes seems to have worked for him - it makes him rich, which is what he's doing it for in the first place. Hard-nose tactics, but it's the real world and that's what people do. In fact, that's what we might do in our other fantasy world as well.

What I do find a little odd is that he's just moved house, but is still using the same local post office he used 3 years ago. Hmmm.

Anyway - yes I'd be 75% happy to buy from him again (except I normally get out-bid). If folk don't want to buy from him, then don't buy from him.
After all - we're a bunch of inane wafflers on here (self included :-) and often it's far too easy to slag someone off.

Overall, I'd give him a T, if we're talking 1st Ed racial preferences. (P/G/T/N/A/H) Would have been a G, but you lot have influenced me!


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:00 am 
 

To be fair, he's only moved down the road - check the postcode.  He's still in the same area of Portsmouth and he probably isn't using a post office the size of a corner shop considering the business he does.  Its porbably one of the big regional jobs, which makes the attitude he's getting even more outrageous.

I must side with Al on this, the fact that it is happening to a guy that gets a pop taken at him on here does seem to disguise the fact that the dear old post office is going down the gurgler UK side.  That should be a worry for anyone taking part in mail related bizz.

I blame the [insert political whipping-boy of choice here] :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:04 am 
 

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Wandering Monster wrote:A lot of pouting and foot-stomping ensued ...


Yep, that's the feline in question — no doubt about it. :)

For some entertaining reading, use the search function on these forums and type in "Cougar" for the keyword. You'll then be directed to numerous Cougie stories under thread titles that contain words like "annoying," "shady," "idiot," "chowderhead," and "should be shot."


Hey folks!

Look at what I have just found in a Communications Arts magazine... and after a (small) photoshopping on my part:

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Ok, I admit, this one was for laughs ONLY.

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:08 am 
 

b_stedman wrote: Cornering the market in Bloodstone Passes seems to have worked for him - it makes him rich, which is what he's doing it for in the first place. Hard-nose tactics, but it's the real world and that's what people do. In fact, that's what we might do in our other fantasy world as well.


When is the last time cougar actually successfully sold a Bloodstone Pass. Everyone I have ever seen him list never meets his reserve price. :?  I can also almost guarantee you that Cougar is rich only is furry little head.


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:20 am 
 

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b_stedman wrote: Cornering the market in Bloodstone Passes seems to have worked for him - it makes him rich, which is what he's doing it for in the first place. Hard-nose tactics, but it's the real world and that's what people do. In fact, that's what we might do in our other fantasy world as well.


When is the last time cougar actually successfully sold a Bloodstone Pass. Everyone I have ever seen him list never meets his reserve price. :?  I can also almost garuantee you that Cougar is rich only is furry little head.


wouldnt mind getting my hands on the H series, but its WAAAAAY down my list of wants tho.... :)

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:13 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:
When is the last time cougar actually successfully sold a Bloodstone Pass. Everyone I have ever seen him list never meets his reserve price. :? I can also almost garuantee you that Cougar is rich only is furry little head.


wouldnt mind getting my hands on the H series, but its WAAAAAY down my list of wants tho.... :)

Al


I have the whole set in Mint condition, I once put it up on Ebay as a featured auction with an $800.00 reserve just to act as a pointer to my other auctions, it worked well as my other auctions got good money.  The set almost went though, I was getting uncomfortable when the bidding hit $700.00 so I pulled the auction.  It retrospect I should have sold it then because the series goes for way cheaper now (this was about 4 years ago) but back then it was so hot!!
probably what cougar remembers is those days when H1 was routinely $200.00.  Those days are not coming back anytime sood though!


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:40 am 
 

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wouldnt mind getting my hands on the H series, but its WAAAAAY down my list of wants tho.... :)

Al


I have the whole set in Mint condition, I once put it up on Ebay as a featured auction with an $800.00 reserve just to act as a pointer to my other auctions, it worked well as my other auctions got good money. The set almost went though, I was getting uncomfortable when the bidding hit $700.00 so I pulled the auction. It retrospect I should have sold it then because the series goes for way cheaper now (this was about 4 years ago) but back then it was so hot!!
probably what cougar remembers is those days when H1 was routinely $200.00. Those days are not coming back anytime sood though!


so how much would you regard a good price to pay for a quality copy of all four in the H series now?

gotta admit...i know next to nothing about these really and i tend to run from stuff i am totally ignorant of...until i know more...



  

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 5:16 pm 
 

I have three out of four of the H series... in good condition (some wear on the covers and such).

By the gaming point of view, not really my piece of cake. I don't like so much high-level things (15+).

The really fun part is that I got them instead of our feline friend. Just keep wondering how much he was pissed by this.

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 5:54 pm 
 

Rosie, which one are you missing? I'm sure one of us here has an extra to trade/sell if you need one.


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 6:15 pm 
 

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so how much would you regard a good price to pay for a quality copy of all four in the H series now?

gotta admit...i know next to nothing about these really and i tend to run from stuff i am totally ignorant of...until i know more...[/quote]


I would think any thing in the $40.00 - $60.00 range would be reasonable for Mint copies of H2-4 and $80 - $100 for complete H1. Just my opinion. Mine are not currently for sale (but with my current affinity towards miniatures you never know) 8)


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 6:19 pm 
 

Sometime last summer I ran across a larger lot of AD&D stuff (30 or so) that included the H2-4 in average condition. Mr. Kitty was the high bidder at around $120. I sniped his ass and got the whole lot for around $200.

Now I could care less about the H-series, but it just irrated me that the only reason he was buying that lot was to maintain his turf on Hs. I resold the entire lot individually and made about $150 or so. But the kicker was that Mr. Kitty asked to bid on the Hs (US only aucitons) and I turned him down. Then he bid anyway! I had some fun with that...


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 6:32 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Sometime last summer I ran across a larger lot of AD&D stuff (30 or so) that included the H2-4 in average condition. Mr. Kitty was the high bidder at around $120. I sniped his ass and got the whole lot for around $200.

Now I could care less about the H-series, but it just irrated me that the only reason he was buying that lot was to maintain his turf on Hs. I resold the entire lot individually and made about $150 or so. But the kicker was that Mr. Kitty asked to bid on the Hs (US only aucitons) and I turned him down. Then he bid anyway! I had some fun with that...


Let me guess, you got THE question. :roll:

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Q: hi, I am 4124 rated, a Titanium Powerseller & could pay with pay pal (or cash US) I ask as I live in UK, may I bid please? Obviously I would pay shipping charges,(GPM for smaller items or surface (M bag) preferred. Thanks for your time either way, no offence taken or intended Please "reply" to this so I know which auction were on about, thanks Failing that I now have a USA based address you can send item(s) to that will be forwarded to me, would that be better/ok? --Dave


The worst part about it is that I am not even the least bit suprised he bid on the auction anyway. He probably thought that if he bid and won that he would try to bully you with negative feedback threats to try to get you to sell it to him anyway. Thats Cougars trademark move. :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:11 pm 
 

b_stedman wrote:I feel I must say a few Cougar words:

All the dealings I've had with him in the past have gone smoothly.
Yes I found his Terms and Conditions a little overpowering for a newbie, but I got through it and came out a happy bunny.
He's certainly very keen/serious about what he does. He does seem a bit bullish or overbearing. Cornering the market in Bloodstone Passes seems to have worked for him - it makes him rich, which is what he's doing it for in the first place. Hard-nose tactics, but it's the real world and that's what people do. In fact, that's what we might do in our other fantasy world as well.

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If he's rich, it's not off H1s. I consider that ill-advised attempt at "cornering the market" one of his biggest blunders.  He must be sitting on literally a mountain of these, as I NEVER see any bidder hit the reserve he has set.  I'll almost guarantee he never makes his money back on these.

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:41 pm 
 

And let's face it: Who here has actually played H1? Who would break out the counters, Battlesystem set, blah blah blah. POSSIBLY you would just use the book and run the adventure.


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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:48 pm 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:And let's face it: Who here has actually played H1? Who would break out the counters, Battlesystem set, blah blah blah. POSSIBLY you would just use the book and run the adventure.

I've never owned it or played it, but I want a copy just to see what I missed.  There's no way I'm paying more than $20 for it, though.  

Otherwise the voices in my head start screaming "It's a booklet for a game you don't even play anymore!  Now get off the internet and go take out the trash!".  At least that's what they sound like to me...

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Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:17 pm 
 

That is a voice from the kitchen, not your head. It's the same way here.


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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 1:12 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:That is a voice from the kitchen, not your head. It's the same way here.


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 2:41 am 
 

yea thats really the problem i am having with them - would prb like to get them to add to my stuff, but just cant justify myself in paying that kind of money for them.....they dont seem all that to me and ppl i know who have played them, said they were "ok" but nothing spectacular....so i dunno...rather hold out for better things first and maybe pick them up somewhere along the way....

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