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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:37 pm 
 

Is it me or am I the only one who gets complete entertainment out of Cougar and his customer interactions?  Check out his recent feedback:

eBay Feedback Profile for cougarrinard

Nothing says "Great Customer Service" quite like being insulted by the person that you bought something from with multiple misspelled words and incomplete sentences. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:04 pm 
 

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Marlith wrote:Can someone help me figure this out. Placed the bid and am 99% sure I was the high bidder at $9.99. The I see the auction closes and 6 minutes later there is a $10 bid that beats me. Any ideas? I really am not that concerned about losing I just want to know why this might have happened.

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Odd that it would show you as high bidder at $9.99 whe the 1st bid was $7.00 (some glitch maybe?), it should have said something like $7.25, then when the last bid came in would read $10.00 (course a deal was probably struck and they just needed to make themselves high bidder so the seller could end it)

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** expired eBay auction **
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I've checked our systems and see that when you placed your bid for the
item, your current high bid was $7.50, though you did have a higher
maximum (I'd guess $9.99, from what you're saying). The bidder
susanne636 then came in with a bid of their own. The high bid at the
time (yours) was $7.50, meaning the minimum bid they could have made was
$8.00. Instead, they bid $10.00. Since it was then a competition of
maximums (as you were both within one increment of each other), the
highest bid won. That just happened to be susanne636, as their maximum
was higher than yours. If, for example, you had placed a maximum of
$10.01, you would have won by one cent.

If you've got any questions, you're more than welcome to write us back.

Alternately, you can contact our live help team for a faster answer. To
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Does that make sense to anyone?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:12 pm 
 

Marlith wrote: Does that make sense to anyone?


Yeah
They bid $7, you bid $9.99 bumping the auction to $7.50 and you in the lead. They would have to at least bid $8 (but instead bid $10) which puts them in the lead by .01 - what is it you don't get - the fact you said about the auction registering your high bid instead of $7.5 ? (That I couldn't explain other then a fluk.)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:34 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Is it me or am I the only one who gets complete entertainment out of Cougar and his customer interactions?  Check out his recent feedback:

eBay Feedback Profile for cougarrinard

Nothing says "Great Customer Service" quite like being insulted by the person that you bought something from with multiple misspelled words and incomplete sentences. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Oh yeh I'm a big fan of the BLOCK WIPE statements.  But cmon, did you miss the latest Cougie tidbit?  Besides selling $100k worth of D&D  ayear, our favorite kitty has this incredible stat to add:


  Never responds to pre-sale postage enquiries. Rip off P+P on win
 Buyer   wendyisnice ( 2 )    Jun-24-06 10:31  8811656774  
Reply by cougarrinard: I ANSWER 500+ EMAILS ADAY, YOU WON 7 BOXES, £8 P&P £1 INS. AVOID BLOCK REGRET   Jun-24-06 10:37  
Follow-up by wendyisnice: You never reponded to our (MULTIPLE) questions-We paid £9, was £3.49 parcel.   Jun-24-06 10:50  


He answers 500 EMAILS A DAY?  What, did he post a picture of Brad Pitt at EHarmony.com and is inudated with women seeking dates?  The former Titanium seller certainly must be commended trying to run a business and answer those 500 emails:

Let's say he works a 10 hour day (yeh I know Im being kind)
He spends every minute of that time at the computer except for a 10 minute break an hour (to take a dump, eat Cougie snacks, check out porn, whatever)
He answers 50 emails an hour
So he answers 1 email a minute? WOW!  I feel like such a slacker.  Multiply that by a week and Cougie answers a whopping 3,500 EMAILS A WEEK!!!!!!!
Well, no wonder he never posts here to defend himself, obviously the man is MUCH too busy!
(Hint to the Coug: Just DELETE the spam adverts, porn offers, pleas from Nigeria for deposting of sums in your bank, get rich quick schemes, and viagra offers and that might cut your daily dose down a few hundred.  Don't take time to answer these and you would cut down your work load considerably)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:50 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
Marlith wrote: Does that make sense to anyone?


Yeah
They bid $7, you bid $9.99 bumping the auction to $7.50 and you in the lead. They would have to at least bid $8 (but instead bid $10) which puts them in the lead by .01 - what is it you don't get - the fact you said about the auction registering your high bid instead of $7.5 ? (That I couldn't explain other then a fluk.)

ShaneG.


Guess its just me being dense and it was late at night perhaps. I never place x.99 bids which sort of struck me as strange and I also am darn sure I remember being the high bidder at $9.99  with my $10 bit but enough on this. Thanks for listening....or reading as it were.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:02 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Is it me or am I the only one who gets complete entertainment out of Cougar and his customer interactions?

Oh, it's not just you. :)

Our favorite furious feline is one convenient package of everything that can be bad about eBay sellers: he's rude, vindictive, greedy, overbearing, patronizing, and not above having an M-bag "mysteriously" disappear.

But, my God, he IS entertaining! Let's give him credit for that, at least. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:14 pm 
 

What is the UK English pronuciation of the word scone?  Is the letter o long as in bone or short as in dot?

Does it vary by region (Scotland, Wales, etc.)?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:31 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:What is the UK English pronuciation of the word scone?  Is the letter o long as in bone or short as in dot?

Does it vary by region (Scotland, Wales, etc.)?


That sounds suspiciously like a political question...


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:38 pm 
 

Personally, I'm sick of all the food talk around here. It's just food, food, food all the time — I don't care about DL39's cheeseburger fetish or Shipley's "wonderful pasta salad" that he's always mentioning.

Isn't this supposed to be a D&D collecting forum?

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:48 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:
JohnGaunt wrote:What is the UK English pronuciation of the word scone?  Is the letter o long as in bone or short as in dot?

Does it vary by region (Scotland, Wales, etc.)?

That sounds suspiciously like a political question...

Only if it has a capital "S"... :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

I have very good scones, tho they're suspiciously liberal. (Most have fruit in them.)

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:45 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:What is the UK English pronuciation of the word scone?  Is the letter o long as in bone or short as in dot?

Does it vary by region (Scotland, Wales, etc.)?


john, round there here parts, folk say it both ways.

:)

i'll have one with jam and cream plz :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:46 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Personally, I'm sick of all the food talk around here. It's just food, food, food all the time — I don't care about DL39's cheeseburger fetish or Shipley's "wonderful pasta salad" that he's always mentioning.

Isn't this supposed to be a D&D collecting forum?


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:47 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:I have very good scones, tho they're suspiciously liberal. (Most have fruit in them.)


mum makes lovely scones....all diff stuff in....i like the ones with chocolate chip in :)

anyway OT of food....am trying to wangle my way out of dads 60th party so i can take a trip over the water...

current negotiations are going totally cold...but the weather may improve :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:10 pm 
 

Speaking of food ... do you guys prefer Jaime Oliver or Gordon Ramsey?  have they ever had a cook off like on Iron Chef?

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:17 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Speaking of food ... do you guys prefer Jaime Oliver or Gordon Ramsey?  have they ever had a cook off like on Iron Chef?


jamie is a much nicer bloke and far more fun to watch. though in real life i hear he aint such a cool guy but hey what do i know :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:34 pm 
 

I have eaten (lunch) in Jamie's restaurant

fifteenrestaurant.com

and it was quite good.

I think Ramsey is mean't to be the more serious cook - with some Michelin stars etc...


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:40 pm 
 

Loved the Naked Chef shows.  It was a cooking show about cooking food that real people might actually eat.  I don't recall a single episode that did not deal with a practical meal...as opposed to pastries and Italian nibblets that cost $15 each.

Also, there was that really wonderful pasta salad! :D

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

Hmmm, quite hungry now.

Here is what I m having for dinner - a recipe from red_bus's cheap eats and fridge clean-outs.

- cook up a big pile of short grain brown rice,
- stir in some leftover artichoke hearts in oil (the last out of the jar),
- mix in some chopped up baby tomatoes, broad beans and asparagus (from last night)
- top with a little parmesan and some leftover smoked salmon.

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:53 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Speaking of food ... do you guys prefer Jaime Oliver or Gordon Ramsey?  have they ever had a cook off like on Iron Chef?

gordan ramsey :x if i worked for him he would show you what to do.
jammie oliver 8)  not such a hard nut.

  
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