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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:30 pm 
 

That's not our UK guy . . . that's someone else with a name almost exactly the same.

Interesting . . .


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:57 pm 
 

Dangit, i was trying to post in response to your post mike, but I kept getting your text in the window, too.  I hope I finally got that out.  :)   I changed my about me page as per your suggestions.  I would appreciate it if you review it and give me any other input you might have.  Bye the way do you have a spell checker on this thing> I can't find it.  Anyway, I am sorry that my post on my about me page was considered offensive in lite of Melissa's supposed illness.  I didn't know what else to say, and I thought saying nothing was the worst idea - evidently not, huh?  I also, finally, got some polite emails from folks on here, to which I have to say thanks - much better than the vulgar posts I got earlier!  And, sorry about posting the email addy of the vulgar post, didn't realize that was a no-no on forums, and if I had, I guess I might still have posted it, cause I felt it was way over the top abusive - just being honest with you guys.  And, hey, this is why your comments really upset me:  I am a GAMER.  Like you guys, even more than my DAD, I actually still PLAY D&D (yeah, 3.5 mostly, but I also have all the 1st ed books, too!) and when you guys went to school, did you ever get picked on by the cool kids and the jock-kids about carrying around your game books?  Well, I did - so the last thing I expected was to get attacked by "my own kind of people" on something!  And, for those who were upset about the cancer thing, and Melissa - all I can say is my GrandMother died of breast cancer, my Grandfather of a Brain Tumor, and both were awful to endure.  I was so MAD at Melissa for tricking me, I wanted to just spit on her!!!    You guys try to be at least a LITTLE nice, I don't like being called a Gully Dwarf, or having people say that my figure is bad, or I look awful in my chainmail Bikini or Chainmail Dress or my Dirndl (Authentic Bavarian Dress I picked up with visiting the BBU in Germany) (BBU: Biological Birth Unit - not really my "mom" so much as the woman who birthed me, and then abandoned me, but that is a story for another day).  okay, bye for now, Tonya

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:04 pm 
 

Hey Tonya,  

I like your "About Me" page.  It even made me laugh a little . . .  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:12 pm 
 

Tonya King wrote:You guys try to be at least a LITTLE nice, I don't like being called a Gully Dwarf, or having people say that my figure is bad, or I look awful in my chainmail Bikini or Chainmail Dress or my Dirndl (Authentic Bavarian Dress I picked up with visiting the BBU in Germany)


If it makes you feel any better, I thought you had a decent face and rack. I didn't examine the pic closely. I've been mistaken several times for David Attell, so I think Brad Pitt won't be too worried. I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you.
What you might want to do is contribute some posts to the forum. I can tell you from experience that issues here tend to be forgotten/forgiven over time.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:28 pm 
 

Frank,

Did anyone ever tell you that you have the soul of a poet?  

The beginning of your post was so touching it brought a tear to my eye.  :D


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:00 pm 
 

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Tonya King wrote:You guys try to be at least a LITTLE nice, I don't like being called a Gully Dwarf, or having people say that my figure is bad, or I look awful in my chainmail Bikini or Chainmail Dress or my Dirndl (Authentic Bavarian Dress I picked up with visiting the BBU in Germany)


If it makes you feel any better, I thought you had a decent face and rack. I didn't examine the pic closely.


Okay...  I think I have officially decided that I will NEVER post a pic of myself on the internet, and in fact I'm going to start watching for accidental reflections in shiny cover books.  I'm frightened as to what the concensus might be on my "rack"  *grin*

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:05 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:The question is this:  What happened here?  (Did the seller knowingly short me and try to placate me by packing in obviously unrelated products?  Was he unaware of the missing items and packed in the extras to be nice?  Did he not examine the box's contents before he sold it?)

John, you've actually already hit on the only two possibilities I can think of (both of which, BTW, have happened to me, and, I suspect, many others here):

1. You ran into a disorganized seller. The guy has literally lost track of what has been placed in what box.

2. You ran into a seller trying to cover up. He thinks throwing random items into a box will keep any negative feedback at bay.

Nothing else makes much sense. Let us know what the eventual resolution to the situation turns out to be.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:08 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Badmike wrote:

When you see the Mayfair Beastmakers and such you'll know it's him.

mIke B.


I just remembered that a Beastmaker Mtn. just sold so of course I had to go check out the user info for Barents1234.  Been an Ebay user for one month but the address is Michigan...not Virginia.

But I noticed this when I checked out the users feedback:
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... arents1234
Look closely and you will notice what looks to be a slight against everyone's favorite seller from the U.K.  :D


Hmmm, interesting observation, King.  That's quite a volume of sales in a little over one month, isn't it?  And there's a "b" in the username, plus a series of digits.  Might be interesting to keep an eye on that one.  I see at least one Acaeum member has bought from them, so maybe they can shed some light on it.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:23 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:That's not our UK guy . . . that's someone else with a name almost exactly the same.

Someone — on purpose — signed up for "cougarrinards" as a user ID? Uh ... why?

:?  :?  :?

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:23 pm 
 

Reindeergamez wrote:
Deadlord39 wrote:
If it makes you feel any better, I thought you had a decent face and rack. I didn't examine the pic closely.


Okay...  I think I have officially decided that I will NEVER post a pic of myself on the internet, and in fact I'm going to start watching for accidental reflections in shiny cover books.  I'm frightened as to what the concensus might be on my "rack"  *grin*

You do realize you're practically asking for a poll.  Where is bclarkie, anyway?

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:29 pm 
 

FWIW, I've bought from Titan and Tonya in the past and had no problems but having been hammered years ago, I always check S&H and bid accordingly. That said, attacking a lady's appearance just seems out of line.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:35 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:1. You ran into a disorganized seller. The guy has literally lost track of what has been placed in what box.

Ah, yes, quoting yourself — a sign of true desperation. :)

I just wanted to add that the nicest Original set I ever owned came from a disorganized seller (in the midst of a bunch of wargames, IIRC). And the books were in great shape, too ... unfortunately, as far as specific printings go, I had not yet discoved The Acaeum ... so I have no idea (the books were re-sold fairly quickly).

Okay, I'll stop quoting myself now. :oops:

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:56 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:[Someone — on purpose — signed up for "cougarrinards" as a user ID?


Not quite...look closely it's: cougarinnards

i.e., cougar innards  :D

They have low but good feedback, although they've only gotten 1 feedback in the last few months.

My guess is it is a 2nd account someone started as a joke and they only use it rarely. As to why....only "puma guts" knows.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:02 pm 
 

Son of a ...

It is "Cougar innards" ... that's actually funnier; it makes me think of what our Cougar's innards are full of.*



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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:02 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:
Xaxaxe wrote:[Someone — on purpose — signed up for "cougarrinards" as a user ID?


Not quite...look closely it's: cougarinnards

i.e., cougar innards  :D

They have low but good feedback, although they've only gotten 1 feedback in the last few months.

My guess is it is a 2nd account someone started as a joke and they only use it rarely. As to why....only "puma guts" knows.


Check out the ID history.  Just changed it.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:07 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:
Kingofpain89 wrote:

I just remembered that a Beastmaker Mtn. just sold so of course I had to go check out the user info for Barents1234.  Been an Ebay user for one month but the address is Michigan...not Virginia.

But I noticed this when I checked out the users feedback:
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... arents1234
Look closely and you will notice what looks to be a slight against everyone's favorite seller from the U.K.  :D


Hmmm, interesting observation, King.  That's quite a volume of sales in a little over one month, isn't it?  And there's a "b" in the username, plus a series of digits.  Might be interesting to keep an eye on that one.  I see at least one Acaeum member has bought from them, so maybe they can shed some light on it.


Was totally happy with the auctions, even paid a little less for shipping (was put in a flat rate box w insurance..I paid $7.80 total w insurance). Also emails were informative, polite, none of the 'trademarks' of JonB's writing style.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:21 pm 
 

If that Cougar guy is the one in the UK, he ripped me off good - on a PURCHASE.  I sold him a large lot of books directly, and he paid by by PAYPAL, insisting on "Mbag" mail, and I shipped.  He said he got it, then did a charge back for his credit card, through paypal - not sure I really understand what happened, but in the end, took me for $275.00 (which, OUCH< was my whole "text books" money for the semester!).  What was that guys real name, anyway, anyone remember?  DW something, or other, or am I thinking of someone else?  (I have him blocked as a bidder, I know that!)

someone said I should watch for the Karma Boomerang, and though I really don't think I mistreat most people, that guy sure has it coming!  By the way, someone said they laughed at my new about me page, I hope it is okay now, and thanks for whoever it was who wrote the 6 detailed paragraphs - I apprecaite the help.

I wanted to comment on them.  :)  
1.  I redid my about me page, with your comments from paragraph #1 in mind.  2.  I am going to try REALLY hard only to leave negatives for people who:  Don't Pay Me, Cheat me, or call me mean names.  If someone buys, and pays, and finds my service bad enough to leave negative feedback, I am going to do my honest best to just give them a positive (assuming they paid on time, and didn't call me anything worse than a Gully Dwarf!).  3.  The customer is not always right, but I do see your point.  Keeping an established customer is more cost effective 99% of the time than trying to find a new one.  I will work on this.  #4.  I am lowering my output for a while, and having someone more patient than me help me with stuff, too.  yea!  5.  It is both a business and a hobby, and I will try to keep in mind it is a business to others, while mentioning it is a sideline for me, in my about me page.  I also will try to answer emails 3 times a week, instead of twice.  :)  6.  I am going to keep my S&H fee's high, I can't see not making a profit each month after all my costs, and right now I make less than 5% of each transaction as "my share".  I will try to accept the occasional bad feedback in the "cost of doing business" category - that was REALLY good advice.  I would mention that my cost of postage and labor FAR outstrip my own intake on profits, so I am unlikely to lower those fee's any.

Thanks again, whoever you were.  :)

PS:  I do have a nice rack, thanks.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:24 pm 
 

Tonya King wrote:If that Cougar guy is the one in the UK, he ripped me off good - on a PURCHASE.  I sold him a large lot of books directly, and he paid by by PAYPAL, insisting on "Mbag" mail, and I shipped.  He said he got it, then did a charge back for his credit card, through paypal - not sure I really understand what happened, but in the end, took me for $275.00 (which, OUCH< was my whole "text books" money for the semester!).  What was that guys real name, anyway, anyone remember?  DW something, or other, or am I thinking of someone else?

Dave "DM" Whitfield. Yeah, that's the kitty... :(

Tonya King wrote:PS:  I do have a nice rack, thanks.

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