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Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:26 pm 
 

gyg wrote:Hands up all those who could be bothered buying feedback for a penny a time?

I've got better things to do with my time...............but then again we are talking about DM Dave :D


I belive that most pople that buy feedback are doing it for 1 thing.. to lull the purchaser into a false sence of security so that they can be ripped off either through fake products or no products (Gee my 105 inch plasma TV I bought for $1000 didn't arrive and the person has vanished with my money and a couple of other peoples $$ what a surprise). You have to remember that this is some peoples business, ripping people off.. I don't know how many emails I have gotten telling me that $100mil us is just waiting for me to claim because blah blah blah...

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:43 pm 
 

I also look at the feedback when I consider buying. And like go26r I am more hesitant on the higher ones in the mid to low 90's. However I read everything negative I can find as often I am dealing with camera items and such in these cases it is often just someone who didnt know what they were buying and got ticked at the seller.

Now as far as Daves  mental feedback issues. Its obvious his pattern of this is when he has gotten himself into a corner and is about to lose his POWER SELLER<said in an anouncers voice of a superhero cartoon> status. Then he feels the need to pad the feedback to protect himself.

Oh its so funny it hurts the gut to think about this. Someone who would spend what three dollars for every 10 feedback scores in listing fees alone. so for 30 dollars you get 100 feedback. 300 for 1k feedback.
Hos plain stupid would one have to be. Oh wait sorry we are talking about Dave. We all know rationality is not his strong point, then again nrither is

Spelling (I have my own issues with this)
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Dave your a MORON!! One who should stop wasting the oxygen on the rest of us. Do us a favor and hold your breath forever.

I will lay money on the fact he thinks he could hold his breath until he dies.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:34 pm 
 

Hey, Ogreden!  Found out any information about his "house(s)?" :?:   You had a friend who had been there, right?


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:22 pm 
 

Ogreden wrote:Dave your a MORON!! One who should stop wasting the oxygen on the rest of us. Do us a favor and hold your breath forever.


Don't beat around the bush - tell us exactly what you mean :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:38 am 
 

leggi wrote:Hi all,

As you can see I'm a newbie here. I've visited the site quite a few times in the past but never looked at the forums until yesterday when the first thread I spotted had a familiar name in the title - yes, your friend and mine Mr Whitfield.

About 4 years ago I used to buy and sell a fair amount of D&D stuff on ebay. A friend of mine had dealt with Cougar, even visited his house but eventually got burned and warned me off him. Naturally I ignored him as I couldn't resist a few 99p bargains. Now nothing really terrible happened to me but I still got fed up with him. His postage was obscene and several items didn't come complete with maps as I'd expected. Now to be fair, I'm pretty sure he refunded me for those items - maybe being someone not that far away from him, he was afraid of repraisals, I don't know but still, I learned my lesson. My friend and I used to joke about this guy quite a bit so I remembered his name.

Anyway, about a month ago I started the collection up again and then this week ended up watching an item that cougar was selling. I started recalling what a terrible seller he was...and then just a day or so later came across this thread. At first I thought it was an amazing coincidence then I read all 75 pages of this hilarious thread and realise that no, it won't be long before anyone who likes D&D and uses ebay will know of this tool.

So hello! And I must say I am tempted to use my decent feedback and 100%+ score to inflict some blows on this idiot.




Hi - I'm Leggi's mate...I first got into eBay because of a sudden resurgence in my interest in D&D back in 2001, and as you might expect, quickly found that the Coug seemed to have a copy of everything, and at great starting prices.



So I bought a few things, all of which turned up OK, and mutual positive was left in every case. But then a Ravenloft box set arrived with £15 postage, which I queried with him but was assured was correct, I wasn't too happy, but again mutual positives were exchanged. By this time I had started to become irritated with the badly worded Terms and Conditions that accompanied each win, the pressing for feedback and the lack of Paypal.



At that time I had a job that allowed me free reign to travel through the UK with my company picking up the bill, so the next time I won some items I arranged to pick them up from his house. This wasn't the address that he seems to be at currently, though it was still in Portsmouth. It was a typical "two-up two-down" (for our non UK cousins this is a very small and pokey style of house built for labourers in the 19th Century - two rooms upstairs, two rooms downstairs). The entire front room was floor to ceiliing D&D stuff, there is no way that anyone could have used it as any kind of living space.



The deal was done, and I went away, and bought a couple more things once he started using Paypal. My feedback to him was always on the lines of "Great you're using Paypal now", in case he ever went back on it so people could see.



All in all, I never got a bad product, never had too bad an experience, and never had anything other than a mutual positive, but dealing with him left enough of a nasty taste in my mouth that I no longer bid on his auctions, and in moments of idle spite, would occasionally bid on things he was going for just to drive the price up.



As Leggi says, we've occasionally joked about it since, and when Toolhaus first came to the fore, his was certainly the first name that I checked.



Have thoroughly enjoyed this thread, well done to everyone for making life difficult for unscrupulous eBayers.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:25 am 
 

No that woul dhave been leggi who had a frined who had been there and I do believe that frined was warhead.  :)

I just am a poor individule who enjoys ragging on a dispicable individule.
Hey some of us enjoy the aspect of being able to say it like it really is. LOL

I know I am a tad bit direct but thats why I am fun. Well for all of us who are honest and friendly. I am good entertainment.  :lol:

Oh hey Warhead, shh dont tell no one but that 2 up and 2 down sounds better then about a third of our American big city apts that people pay more then 1k a month too rent with two whole rooms. One bathroom,  and one kitchen, living, bedroom combined. Silly city dwellers.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:10 am 
 

Ogreden wrote:No that woul dhave been leggi who had a frined who had been there and I do believe that frined was warhead.  :)

I just am a poor individule who enjoys ragging on a dispicable individule.
Hey some of us enjoy the aspect of being able to say it like it really is. LOL


My bad!  Sorry about that.

At that time I had a job that allowed me free reign to travel through the UK with my company picking up the bill, so the next time I won some items I arranged to pick them up from his house. This wasn't the address that he seems to be at currently, though it was still in Portsmouth. It was a typical "two-up two-down" (for our non UK cousins this is a very small and pokey style of house built for labourers in the 19th Century - two rooms upstairs, two rooms downstairs). The entire front room was floor to ceiliing D&D stuff, there is no way that anyone could have used it as any kind of living space.


Well now, Dave lives in a "pokey" house.  It adds lots of credence to our initial suspicions that he really doesn't own three houses.  I mean, if the one he lives in is pokey, why own other properties?  And there's so much D&D stuff downstairs, it wasn't suitable for living.  Definitely a bachelor pad.  His identity is so wrapped up in D&D, he's got no other life.  Sad.

Come on Dave!  Wake up!  It's not too late to get a life and enjoy so much more.  Sure, other people lie and cheat and steal and are mean, but not everyone is that way.  I love D&D and I love collecting, but it's not what I live for.  Stuff is ultimately hollow.  Once you get what you want, you want more.  Collection creep is for real and it can make decisions for you. Possessions possess.  Having a few things in life to enjoy is fine, but when the things define who you are instead of relationships and values, you've gone too far.  Decide who you want to be and change.  You have become that which you didn't like to begin with.  Wake the hell up! :idea:   I am not being mean here, I'm trying to help you.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:27 am 
 

Hey warhead, glad you could join in.

Can you tell us as I'm not sure I ever asked you but what was he like in person? What did he look like? How did he act?

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:03 am 
 

leggi wrote:Hey warhead, glad you could join in.

Can you tell us as I'm not sure I ever asked you but what was he like in person? What did he look like? How did he act?


It was a long time ago, and my memory isn't too clear, but think of Comic Book Guy (but not particularly fat) or Bill Bailey (with more hair) and you won't be far wrong. Exactly as you'd imagine really.

The main thing is that in person, he's not the incoherent mumbler that you'd imagine he would be, given his appalling spelling/grammar/punctuation.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:06 am 
 

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Well now, Dave lives in a "pokey" house.  It adds lots of credence to our initial suspicions that he really doesn't own three houses.  I mean, if the one he lives in is pokey, why own other properties?  And there's so much D&D stuff downstairs, it wasn't suitable for living.  Definitely a bachelor pad.  His identity is so wrapped up in D&D, he's got no other life.  Sad.


In fairness, it could be argued the house I visited was his first house (remember this is 2001), and that the other two might be similarly small, cheap properties.

Equally - it could have been an unoccupied house that he was using to store all his wares in, whilst living in another.

But I don't believe any of that any more than you do... :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:07 am 
 

leggi wrote:Hey warhead, glad you could join in.


Thanks for inviting me!


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:22 am 
 

Warhead wrote:
It was a long time ago, and my memory isn't too clear, but think of Comic Book Guy (but not particularly fat) or Bill Bailey (with more hair) and you won't be far wrong. Exactly as you'd imagine really.

The main thing is that in person, he's not the incoherent mumbler that you'd imagine he would be, given his appalling spelling/grammar/punctuation.


So it turns out Cougie lives in a shithole and looks....about like everyone here thought he would.  Shocking..... :D

I've always theorized Coug has dyslexia.  Many dyslexics can communicate perfectly well, and can be articulate....the problems are with their reading/writing skills, where they see letters in wrong places, or don't see mispelled words as being "wrong".

And welcome to the forum!  Always interested in a real life "cougar sighting".

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:18 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
So it turns out Cougie lives in a shithole and looks....about like everyone here thought he would.  Shocking..... :D

I've always theorized Coug has dyslexia.  Many dyslexics can communicate perfectly well, and can be articulate....the problems are with their reading/writing skills, where they see letters in wrong places, or don't see mispelled words as being "wrong".

And welcome to the forum!  Always interested in a real life "cougar sighting".

Mike B.


oi i live in a terraced house too so no slagging off the property please :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:39 pm 
 

Warhead wrote:In fairness, it could be argued the house I visited was his first house (remember this is 2001), and that the other two might be similarly small, cheap properties.

Equally - it could have been an unoccupied house that he was using to store all his wares in, whilst living in another.

But I don't believe any of that any more than you do... :twisted:


Agreed, I am making lots of assumptions here.  We've all been making wild guesses at his financial status, weight, connections to eBay and more, but the consistent theme is that his eBay business practices are appalling at best and possibly illegal.  And what I have learned is that when someone is ethically and morally challenged in one area of their life, it usually influences the rest of their life.  I'm making assumptions, but my guess is I'm more right than wrong.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:46 pm 
 

Could you imagine Coug as a landlord renting out the other houses?

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:55 pm 
 

Ekim Toor wrote:Could you imagine Coug as a landlord renting out the other houses?

yOu Dind't aSK if ROOf leaked! Why presume that it wouldn't. EvIcT


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:00 pm 
 

Ekim Toor wrote:Could you imagine Coug as a landlord renting out the other houses?

yOu Dind't aSK if ROOf leaked! Why presume that it wouldn't. EvIcT


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:22 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
oi i live in a terraced house too so no slagging off the property please :)


Oooo you're posh (we live in a shoebox):lol:


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