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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.


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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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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 3:13 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:Rosie, which one are you missing? I'm sure one of us here has an extra to trade/sell if you need one.


That would be great! I'm missing the H4 for now... and then I'll start improving the quality of the ones I have  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 3:24 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote: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....


Well, on the other side of the medal, there are practically NO TSR AD&D adventures for this high a level - 15+

So you're stuck with Hs or what you write yourself.

Actually, I feel that when to challenge your PCs you have to routinely raid the Palace of Orcus, maybe it's time to let them achieve Demigodhood and start over at 1st level...

... but maybe this is an argument best discussed of in another thread.

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Post Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:02 am 
 

Well, I'm content with PDFs of H1-4

Which I bought and paid for from svgames.com (who don't sell PDFs anymore)

I doubt my players will EVER make it to 18th level anyway - there's too many accidents waiting to happen  :twisted:

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Post Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 4:53 pm 
 

Speaking of Cougarrinard.... this one is great. I purchased a module from him a month or so ago. I told him I was interested in other stuff he had and asked if we could wait and combine shipping. He said "yes." Then the boss, er wife said no more for a while. I e-mailed him that I would not be purchasing anything else right now and that I wanted to settle up what I owed him. I heard nothing from him for two weeks when I am notified by eBay that I have a "no payment" complaint filed against me from him. I paid as soon as I got him to give me a total with shipping. At the same time he purchased two modules from me. He paid and then e-mailed me that he wanted me to leave him positive feedback 8O While all this is happening I am still getting a message from eBay every day telling me there is a complaint against me from him. At that point I replied again to the complaint that it had been paid for some time and I wanted it removed. He must have finally taken note because it was gone the next day. I then left feedback for him. I had at some point even forwarded the e-mail I sent him long BEFORE his complaint asking for a total so I could pay him and received no reply to that. All this has made sure that I will never purchase from him again.

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Post Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 9:51 pm 
 

pleveich wrote:I heard nothing from him for two weeks when I am notified by eBay that I have a "no payment" complaint filed against me from him.


If I recall, eBay has an automated option available to high-volume sellers that sends a notification to buyers if they do not pay for an auction within a specified period of time.  I suspect that is the notification that you got.  It appears that he really didn't do anything offensive to you.  Actually, he seemed to accommodate all of your requests.  Maybe not in as timely a manner as would be desired, but he does deal with a lot of auctions.

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 12:15 am 
 

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pleveich wrote:I heard nothing from him for two weeks when I am notified by eBay that I have a "no payment" complaint filed against me from him.


If I recall, eBay has an automated option available to high-volume sellers that sends a notification to buyers if they do not pay for an auction within a specified period of time. I suspect that is the notification that you got. It appears that he really didn't do anything offensive to you. Actually, he seemed to accommodate all of your requests. Maybe not in as timely a manner as would be desired, but he does deal with a lot of auctions.


It was an offical non-payment complaint he filed not a "btw you still owe me for this" e-mail. I have almost 1,900 eBay transactions and every one is a perfect positive. I pay promptly and fully in short order, of this I am proud. I just did not like what he did in the least, especially when I asked him before the complaint for a total so I COULD PAY HIM IN FULL.

I understand what you are saying but it was not any automated "please pay" message; it was just a crappy way for the whole thing to be handled. Asking me for feedback after he paid, when he does not do the same is kind of hmm... "tacky" in my opinion too. Bear in mind I had already paid him by the time he asked that and was still getting a "complaint filed against you" message every time I logged onto eBay.

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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 4:53 am 
 

pleveich wrote:I understand what you are saying but it was not any automated "please pay" message; it was just a crappy way for the whole thing to be handled. Asking me for feedback after he paid, when he does not do the same is kind of hmm... "tacky" in my opinion too. Bear in mind I had already paid him by the time he asked that and was still getting a "complaint filed against you" message every time I logged onto eBay.

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I don't wish to seem to be the one who sits here defending Coug all the time, but will point something out for y'all in his defence tho, while NOT covering the non-payment situation, it does cover the feedback element.

Just a short time ago, Dave bought something off me. We were sorting a deal on a few other things, so it never got sent to him for nearly a month, by agreement because of that. I also mentioned to him, that while i normally leave my feedback when i am shipping an item (ie first), i would not do this with Coug, as it was his policy to have the buyer leave feedback first, so i would also do it that way. He was cool with that and as soon as he received the item, he left feedback for me very promptly, to which i also did.

Plev: did you transaction take place via paypal? only reason i ask, is that sometimes, you DON'T get notified of the payment, and when you have hundreds of other transactions taking place, it can be pretty damn hard to find one of them. i have had someone pay me via paypal, i didnt get notified and ebay didnt say it was paid either. that thankfully, worked out in the end, but i was totally under the impression at the time, that i was just being messed about!

It could have just been a mis-understanding you know...it DOES happen.... :)

anyway...back to more important matters....trying to find my oldest JG book.....

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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 10:19 am 
 

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pleveich wrote:I understand what you are saying but it was not any automated "please pay" message; it was just a crappy way for the whole thing to be handled. Asking me for feedback after he paid, when he does not do the same is kind of hmm... "tacky" in my opinion too. Bear in mind I had already paid him by the time he asked that and was still getting a "complaint filed against you" message every time I logged onto eBay.

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I don't wish to seem to be the one who sits here defending Coug all the time, but will point something out for y'all in his defence tho, while NOT covering the non-payment situation, it does cover the feedback element.

Just a short time ago, Dave bought something off me. We were sorting a deal on a few other things, so it never got sent to him for nearly a month, by agreement because of that. I also mentioned to him, that while i normally leave my feedback when i am shipping an item (ie first), i would not do this with Coug, as it was his policy to have the buyer leave feedback first, so i would also do it that way. He was cool with that and as soon as he received the item, he left feedback for me very promptly, to which i also did.

Plev: did you transaction take place via paypal? only reason i ask, is that sometimes, you DON'T get notified of the payment, and when you have hundreds of other transactions taking place, it can be pretty damn hard to find one of them. i have had someone pay me via paypal, i didnt get notified and ebay didnt say it was paid either. that thankfully, worked out in the end, but i was totally under the impression at the time, that i was just being messed about!

It could have just been a mis-understanding you know...it DOES happen.... :)

anyway...back to more important matters....trying to find my oldest JG book.....

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Hi Al, It was indeed through PayPal. Before he filed an "official" complaint he could have had the decency to send me an e-mail. As for the PayPal possibility, again an e-mail would have resolved that issue. I could have forwarded him my e-mail stating that he had been paid as proof. If he is so busy that he cannot answer or check all his e-mails (like the one I sent him a week and a half before he filed the complaint asking him for a total so I could pay) then he needs to list less items or hire some help. I know things happen sometimes and am fine with that. Even if all this was some kind of misunderstanding then when shown proof of what transpired he could have at least had the decency to send me an e-mail and apologize; I know that if things had been reversed I would have done that.

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 12:00 pm 
 

pleveich wrote:If he is so busy that he cannot answer or check all his e-mails (like the one I sent him a week and a half before he filed the complaint asking him for a total so I could pay) then he needs to list less items or hire some help.

Is a valid point, that.

Am surprised there wasn't a neg in return, too, but those seem to be reserved for any feedback "snubs" he receives (a well-deserved "neutral", say), since he's possibly often too busy to run around with flame wars resulting from negs on still "open" business transactions.


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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 2:12 pm 
 

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pleveich wrote:
I understand what you are saying but it was not any automated "please pay" message; it was just a crappy way for the whole thing to be handled. Asking me for feedback after he paid, when he does not do the same is kind of hmm... "tacky" in my opinion too. Bear in mind I had already paid him by the time he asked that and was still getting a "complaint filed against you" message every time I logged onto eBay.



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I don't wish to seem to be the one who sits here defending Coug all the time, but will point something out for y'all in his defence tho, while NOT covering the non-payment situation, it does cover the feedback element.



Just a short time ago, Dave bought something off me. We were sorting a deal on a few other things, so it never got sent to him for nearly a month, by agreement because of that. I also mentioned to him, that while i normally leave my feedback when i am shipping an item (ie first), i would not do this with Coug, as it was his policy to have the buyer leave feedback first, so i would also do it that way. He was cool with that and as soon as he received the item, he left feedback for me very promptly, to which i also did.



Plev: did you transaction take place via paypal? only reason i ask, is that sometimes, you DON'T get notified of the payment, and when you have hundreds of other transactions taking place, it can be pretty damn hard to find one of them. i have had someone pay me via paypal, i didnt get notified and ebay didnt say it was paid either. that thankfully, worked out in the end, but i was totally under the impression at the time, that i was just being messed about!



It could have just been a mis-understanding you know...it DOES happen.... :)



anyway...back to more important matters....trying to find my oldest JG book.....



Al




If you click the auction description after it is over, if the buyer has used paypal it will state at the top "Buyer has paid with Paypal".  So it's easy enough to find out if the buyer has paid via this method.  

   The fact is that normally, Cougie wants you to leave him feedback first in all cases (buying and selling) and badgers you until it is done.  I have a feeling things worked out differently for you because of the reciprocal deal you had going, but his is the classic case of feedback selfishness.



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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 3:15 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:If you click the auction description after it is over, if the buyer has used paypal it will state at the top "Buyer has paid with Paypal". So it's easy enough to find out if the buyer has paid via this method.
 The fact is that normally, Cougie wants you to leave him feedback first in all cases (buying and selling) and badgers you until it is done. I have a feeling things worked out differently for you because of the reciprocal deal you had going, but his is the classic case of feedback selfishness.

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Mike, only reason i mentioned it, is that i have had instances where "buyer has paid by paypal" doesnt appear. neither have i like EVER been notified, and yet, there it is on paypal as paid. the system DOES have some glitches from time to time and its happened to my quite embarrassingly about 3 or 4 times in the last 18 months. thankfully, i have been able to sort it.....

can't always trust ebay tho chummer :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 11:05 pm 
 

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If you click the auction description after it is over, if the buyer has used paypal it will state at the top "Buyer has paid with Paypal". So it's easy enough to find out if the buyer has paid via this method.
The fact is that normally, Cougie wants you to leave him feedback first in all cases (buying and selling) and badgers you until it is done. I have a feeling things worked out differently for you because of the reciprocal deal you had going, but his is the classic case of feedback selfishness.

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Mike, only reason i mentioned it, is that i have had instances where "buyer has paid by paypal" doesnt appear. neither have i like EVER been notified, and yet, there it is on paypal as paid. the system DOES have some glitches from time to time and its happened to my quite embarrassingly about 3 or 4 times in the last 18 months. thankfully, i have been able to sort it.....

can't always trust ebay tho chummer :)

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It has happened to me, very infrequently, you are correct.  Sometimes I don't get the notification email from paypal/ebay.  the buyer sends me an angry email about a week later, and there it is. Their system seems to go wonky one day every 6 months or so.

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