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Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:20 pm 
 

Is this one shady, or merely confused, guys?  The feedback and the liberal usage of "rare" makes me think shady.  :evil:

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:14 pm 
 

Looks pretty ok. Just the location is a bit off for roleplaying items (phillipines???)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:29 pm 
 

I guess confused - description of an AC5 and image of an AC6.

Skimmed over the products he's selling. I think he's just being bitten by the "rare" bug - other from that, seems ok.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:12 am 
 

This one was pretty shady. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this since it's T&T and not a TSR product, but I thought my fellow collectors would want to be aware of the names of people trying to scam us on e-bay.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1

In the bidding history you will note that camluz3 bid $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $6.50, $9.00, and $10.50 and then (once he was high bidder) retracted the last bid because he had "entered wrong number". Then he sent me an e-mail through e-bay that said "I canceled the last bidder due to I know him and perfer not to sell to him. Sorry for not informing you earlier."

Well, which was it?

To top it off, my sister won the auction and when I told her all about this double-reason thing she said that paypal sent a payment to camluz2. You think that camluz3 (bidder) and camluz2 (seller) are somehow related? Hmmm.

We reported it to e-bay.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:42 am 
 

How about this Jack Off stealing the description from the site word for f*cking word and didn't even acknowledge it. :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 73666&rd=1

Maybe Foul should send them a nice cease and desist email. :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:46 am 
 

Finarvyn wrote:This one was pretty shady. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this since it's T&T and not a TSR product, but I thought my fellow collectors would want to be aware of the names of people trying to scam us on e-bay.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1

In the bidding history you will note that camluz3 bid $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $6.50, $9.00, and $10.50 and then (once he was high bidder) retracted the last bid because he had "entered wrong number". Then he sent me an e-mail through e-bay that said "I canceled the last bidder due to I know him and perfer not to sell to him. Sorry for not informing you earlier."

Well, which was it?

To top it off, my sister won the auction and when I told her all about this double-reason thing she said that paypal sent a payment to camluz2. You think that camluz3 (bidder) and camluz2 (seller) are somehow related? Hmmm.

We reported it to e-bay.


That may be the worst(aka stupidest) bit of shilling that I have ever seen. I am going to report him as well. By the way both the bidder and seller are from Michigan, it may the most obvious shill I have ever seen on EBay in 6 years. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:38 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Finarvyn wrote:This one was pretty shady. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this since it's T&T and not a TSR product, but I thought my fellow collectors would want to be aware of the names of people trying to scam us on e-bay.



cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1



In the bidding history you will note that camluz3 bid $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $6.50, $9.00, and $10.50 and then (once he was high bidder) retracted the last bid because he had "entered wrong number". Then he sent me an e-mail through e-bay that said "I canceled the last bidder due to I know him and perfer not to sell to him. Sorry for not informing you earlier."



Well, which was it?



To top it off, my sister won the auction and when I told her all about this double-reason thing she said that paypal sent a payment to camluz2. You think that camluz3 (bidder) and camluz2 (seller) are somehow related? Hmmm.



We reported it to e-bay.




That may be the worst(aka stupidest) bit of shilling that I have ever seen. I am going to report him as well. By the way both the bidder and seller are from Michigan, it may the most obvious shill I have ever seen on EBay in 6 years. :roll:




Well another a$$ hole shill eats a big fat d*ck. calmuz3 and daggerthistle are no longer registered users. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:24 pm 
 

Finarvyn wrote:This one was pretty shady. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this since it's T&T and not a TSR product, but I thought my fellow collectors would want to be aware of the names of people trying to scam us on e-bay.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... T&rd=1

In the bidding history you will note that camluz3 bid $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $6.50, $9.00, and $10.50 and then (once he was high bidder) retracted the last bid because he had "entered wrong number". Then he sent me an e-mail through e-bay that said "I canceled the last bidder due to I know him and perfer not to sell to him. Sorry for not informing you earlier."

Well, which was it?

To top it off, my sister won the auction and when I told her all about this double-reason thing she said that paypal sent a payment to camluz2. You think that camluz3 (bidder) and camluz2 (seller) are somehow related? Hmmm.

We reported it to e-bay.


Wow, what blatant shilling, good catch...I think Ebay has removed the users while investigating, meaning they took your complaint seriously.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:56 pm 
 

2 confirmed kills, good job guys.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:09 am 
 

Our good friend Tonya at it again...Notice the question and answer below the picture. That's right...she actually says she thinks it is the original shrinkwrap.... :roll:

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:19 am 
 

Looks like Keepoftheborderlands is no longer registered

eBay Feedback Profile for keepontheborderlands

I guess Ebay eventually gets around to getting the bad ones. :D


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:31 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Looks like Keepoftheborderlands is no longer registered

eBay Feedback Profile for keepontheborderlands

I guess Ebay eventually gets around to getting the bad ones. :D


well what goes around comes around....he only got what he deserves...

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:17 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Wow, what blatant shilling, good catch...I think Ebay has removed the users while investigating, meaning they took your complaint seriously.

Well I just hope that this guy at least sends the product, since it's been paid for and all.  :(


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:05 am 
 

Our friend Cougie is making me giggle again. Apparantly one of his buyers received three goods with missing pages, they left a Neg, a neutral and a positive, Cougie left three Negs and the following excuse:


  typical newbie, rarther leave neg FB than e-mail 4 replacemnet, photocopy refund
 Seller   cougarrinard ( 4290)   Jun-16-05 07:50  5199313621  


  typical newbie, rarther leave neg FB than e-mail 4 replacemnet, photocopy refund
 Seller   cougarrinard ( 4290)   Jun-16-05 07:50  5186161120  


  typical newbie, rarther leave neg FB than e-mail 4 replacemnet, photocopy refund
 Seller   cougarrinard ( 4290)   Jun-16-05 07:49  5175351859


    I tell you what, when I buy a D&D item online, I LOVE to have freaking PHOTOCOPIES sent me when the original items have been sent incomplete because I'm an incompetent moron, that makes everything better.  Sheesh.  
  I know as a seller, I would be pissed at a buyer who left Neg feedback before I had a chance to deal with the situation, but I wouldn't leave negs for positives or neutrals, and I wouldn't offer photocopies for replacements (I'd simply refund the money).  
  And he's still throwing out the "Titanium Powerseller" bullshit.  He'd need about 2000 more sales a month to even think about getting into the territory of $150,000 on Ebay monthly.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:38 pm 
 

... and I'm sure you'd like to pay 3x postage for his mistake like he makes his customers do.

Still nevermind, despite being a titanium rated seller or whatever I know for a fact the e-bay people WILL remove this neg feedback he left as it falls into one of the catagories that they will act. Which in my mind makes him worse that the newbies these powersellers keep complaining about!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:04 pm 
 

To be fair, I have never had any bad experiences with Coug. I know his item descriptions are vague and you need to ask about condition etc. but he's always been open and honest with me.

He's not out to rob anyone like out friend Jonb/ETC/TGE.

I had a bad experience with Flying Dork who really lived up to his name. I paid him over £100 for magazines that never turned up. I even paid for additional insurance, tracking and next day delivery.

A week later I e-mailed the guy and he said 'Oh, I just posted it.' Two weeks later I get his contact info from eBay and phone the guy and he says 'I don't know where your magazines are. Go complain to PayPal.' :evil:

Big victory :D . Today I got my money back (well most of it anyway).

So 'Flying Dork' I'd have to offer up as a Shady Dealer. His attitude sucks for someone with that amount of positive feedback. If you buy from him, make sure you use a credit card. I didn't and he tried as hard as he could to keep my money. :evil:

I must say, that's the first time PayPal have ever come through for me. Ususally the seller empties their accounts real quick. Someone must have really been on the ball in PayPal. :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:38 pm 
 

Is there any way to actually check if someone is as highly rated as a Powerseller as they claim? Titanium is <b>$150,000</i> a month, and I just can't see that happening selling RPGs, even for someone crazy like Coug. At $30 average, he'd have to sell 162 items a day.. So more realistically, he'd have to be selling 500+ items a day, which is simply impossible.

I'm a bronze level PS, but I can't see any difference in the info between me and Coug.

And after reading this thread, now I know why the item I bought from him was covered in stamps, instead of being paid for at the PO, heh.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:06 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:Is there any way to actually check if someone is as highly rated as a Powerseller as they claim? Titanium is <b>$150,000</i> a month, and I just can't see that happening selling RPGs, even for someone crazy like Coug. At $30 average, he'd have to sell 162 items a day.. So more realistically, he'd have to be selling 500+ items a day, which is simply impossible.

I'm a bronze level PS, but I can't see any difference in the info between me and Coug.

And after reading this thread, now I know why the item I bought from him was covered in stamps, instead of being paid for at the PO, heh.

You could do an advanced search by seller, select the checkbox to include Completed listings in the last 30 days, and break out the calculator...I don't think Cougar is anywhere near that, though.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:30 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
GraysonAC wrote:Is there any way to actually check if someone is as highly rated as a Powerseller as they claim? Titanium is <b>$150,000</i> a month, and I just can't see that happening selling RPGs, even for someone crazy like Coug. At $30 average, he'd have to sell 162 items a day.. So more realistically, he'd have to be selling 500+ items a day, which is simply impossible.

I'm a bronze level PS, but I can't see any difference in the info between me and Coug.

And after reading this thread, now I know why the item I bought from him was covered in stamps, instead of being paid for at the PO, heh.

You could do an advanced search by seller, select the checkbox to include Completed listings in the last 30 days, and break out the calculator...I don't think Cougar is anywhere near that, though.


Not to defend him, but Cougar is actually a Titanium Powerseller based on his volume of sales and not his actual total net sales. EBay.UK allows sellers to qualify based on 1 of 2 things unlike regular EBay. First, as has been mentioned it is total monthly sales that exceed an average of 95,000.00 pounds. But in addition Ebay.UK allows you to qualify for Titanium POwer Seller status if you exceed an average of 500 sales per month as well. This is explained here:

eBay UK: Sell: Powersellers: Become a PowerSeller

For reference here is Cougar's auctions from the last 30 days:

eBay UK Seller List: cougarrinard

There is 874 total and granted not everything actually sold, but on a quick glance, it is fair to say he is exceeding the 500 item per month threshold.  The real question is, is how f*cking retarded is it that only EBay.UK offers different guidelines?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:32 pm 
 

Wow.. that's crazy. No wonder there are so many Powersellers on that side of the pond! Thanks for the info :)

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