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Post Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:25 pm 
 

Thanks hairybum for your update.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:46 pm 
 

I notice Cougie's feedback total has skyrocketed ... I take it that means that one of those new policies kicked in? Repeat feedback from one buyer counting as a +1 every time?

I don't follow eBay's announcements as closely as I once did ... that series of January announcements just really killed a lot of my interest. When does the big one — sellers unable to leave non-positive feedback for a buyer — begin?

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:01 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I notice Cougie's feedback total has skyrocketed ... I take it that means that one of those new policies kicked in? Repeat feedback from one buyer counting as a +1 every time?


Yeah.  That kicked in a short time ago.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:03 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:When does the big one — sellers unable to leave non-positive feedback for a buyer — begin?


In May.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:24 pm 
 

hairybum wrote:I spotted the following one of Cougie's listings & had to bring it to you guys' attention - hilarious:


** expired eBay auction **


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"VGC APART FORM COVER RIPPED, RULE BOOK ONLY TO THE CD ROM GAME NO CD NO BOX JUST THE BOOKLET (YOU'D BE AMAZED ONCE YOU LIST SOMETHING HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK THEY GET EVERYTHING, FREE, WITH IT)"

(I was going to write some witty riposte to go with this, but I can't improve on the original!)




not being an aficionado of AD&D, I was wondering what colour is the cover of the rule book? He has a scan of the book on ebay, (BTW is that a new move for him before he didn't do pictures before?) and it's grey, although there's a blue edge in the image, which suggests the original is also grey rather than just a greyscale scan? Could this be a photocopy by any chance?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:09 pm 
 

hairybum wrote:I spotted the following one of Cougie's listings & had to bring it to you guys' attention - hilarious:


** expired eBay auction **




(I was going to write some witty riposte to go with this, but I can't improve on the original!)

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NB. I'm a long-time occasional lurker, keeping my ID quiet as I haven't ruled out the possibility of wanting to buy more stuff from Mr Rinard in the future (as he has the UK eBay market kinda sewn-up, he's hard to avoid), but the above was too funny not to post here!




Coug has already updated his listing, he must read these boards every minute of the day :?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:56 pm 
 

If you are as bored as I am you will know that ------

Coug has had 1513 auctions end in the last 15 days, of which 216 sold, the majority of which for the opening bid (now you know why he starts most auctions at £4.99)

Now - roughly this is 1513 auctions at 15p each listing fee and 37p fvf = £786.76 ebay fees

If the average selling price of each item is £6.00 then total sold is £1296

£1296-786=£510

This math is very vague - doesn't take into account relists etc, or shop costs and discounts - and I'm making the big assumption that paypal fees wipe out postage gains - nevertheless erring on the side of caution and doubling the £510 would mean Cougs monthly pretax earnings would be about £2000 (assuming of course all his stock is free!!)

excuse the wild assumptions, guesses, and idiocy in this post (I did say I was bored!), but it just goes to show that perhaps selling games is the fast way to riches!(At least not by the patented DMDave method) :D  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:47 am 
 

I appreciated your boredom.  You lost me here:

gyg wrote:doubling the £510 would mean Cougs monthly pretax earnings would be about £2000


If you double £510, you get closer to £1020 and not £2000, right?  Or did I miss something?  :?:


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:35 pm 
 

gyg wrote:Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:56 am

If you are as bored as I am you will know that ------


Is that 3:56 am BST?   8O   That is true boredom!

Actually, his fees are less than this, didn't you include fvf on all iems, not just the ones that sell?

Either way...  you is truely very very bored

  

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:01 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:I appreciated your boredom.  You lost me here:



If you double £510, you get closer to £1020 and not £2000, right?  Or did I miss something?  :?:


To clarify that - £510 is for 2 weeks, so double it to make it a month, and double it again to allow for best case scenarios everywehere for Coug and for stuff I didn't figure in - Clearer now 8O ?

This was only meant as a jokey post really - kind of 'Coug can't be getting rich(er) can he?!'

If you were really diligent(and/or obsessed) all the info is there to work out exactly how much Coug is making on the ebay side of his business - I admit to not really trying too hard to bring exact figures to the masses!!


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:21 pm 
 

Got it.  Thanks. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:23 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote:Got it.  Thanks. :)


Reading it back - could you explain it to me then please?!


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:39 pm 
 

I was not so much communicating that I understood it as that it made sense to you and that it was all crazy anyway.  Coug remains part enigma at best.  Frankly, the math still does not make complete sense to me, but I understand you added a buffer, and that's cool. 8)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:21 pm 
 

Cougie loses money every morning that he rolls out of bed and decides not to cancel his eBay account. This can be confirmed with a few simple searches:

1. He buys a lot of stock;

2. The same stock is mostly sold at a loss ... if it sells at all. I've never seen another seller with the percentage of no-sales that Diamond Dave has.

As others have mentioned, his money comes from somewhere else, likely a trust fund or a pension or something similar that he can count on every month. It certainly doesn't come from eBay sales ... he'd literally be out on the street if that was the case.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:03 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Cougie loses money every morning that he rolls out of bed and decides not to cancel his eBay account. This can be confirmed with a few simple searches:

1. He buys a lot of stock;

2. The same stock is mostly sold at a loss ... if it sells at all. I've never seen another seller with the percentage of no-sales that Diamond Dave has.

As others have mentioned, his money comes from somewhere else, likely a trust fund or a pension or something similar that he can count on every month. It certainly doesn't come from eBay sales ... he'd literally be out on the street if that was the case.


Well, Dave used to get his stock for free by the old M-Bag trick, but we and Post Office changes seemed to have limited that source to significantly less than what it used to be.  When you get stuff for free, it's hard not to make a profit.  As they say(whoever "they" is), "There's a sucker born every minute."  And the Britty Kitty loves to suck on suckers! :roll:


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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:41 pm 
 


** expired eBay auction **




VERY OLD 1975 VERY RARE VERY GOOD CONDITION IF NOT MINT NEVER USED WORLD OF TEKUMEL EMPIRE OF PETAL THRONE M.A.R. BARKER SEE SCANS BROWN CARD BOX, SHOW SIDE ON SCAN 1 TOP FORNT SCAN 2 AND BOTTOM FROTN SCAN 3 WITH OVERLAYING MAPS. THERE ARE THREE MAPS THAT ARE FULL COLOUR THAT NEVER LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN UNFOLDED EVER, A QUICK RERERANCE SHEET DOUBLE FOLD, (A4 X2) A BROWN PAPER MAO AGAIN DOUBEL A4 SEE SCAN 4 WITHIT IS THE REF SHEETS PICTUREED, AND OF COURSE THE RINF BINDED 114 PAGE BOOK SEE SCAN 1, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, ALWAYS ESPECIALLY ON THIS RARE ITEM.




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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:52 pm 
 

A brown paper Mao?  Wow!  And here I thought it was impossible to get vintage Chinese Communists anymore! :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:18 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
** expired eBay auction **




8O  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  8O




I don't get it.  Is the price too high?  Is the description wrong?  Or is the post full of errors?



What?  :?


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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:36 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I don't get it.  Is the price too high?  Is the description wrong?  Or is the post full of errors?

I hope you are joking, Mark . . .

The description has spelling errors, no meaningful punctuation, and lines like "VERY GOOD CONDITION IF NOT MINT NEVER USED".

VERY GOOD CONDITION IF NOT MINT NEVER USED ---  what in the hell does that mean?  It's in very good, wait, mint, no, I mean unused, no, back to very good because it's not any of the other conditions.

THAT NEVER LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN UNFOLDED EVER --- because Da Coug is such a pissant, this double-negative could mean that the maps are trashed.

MAO, FORNT, and FROTN, among other spelling errors --- I couldn't type that badly if I were drunk out of my skull.

When reading the description, I have a vision of Da Coug doing a line of coke or smoking some meth before nutting all over the keyboard while typing the description.

The item might be in decent condition, but the buyer can't be sure if Da Coug has left out some important flaw that any honest seller would mention.  Taking time to craft a decent, professional description for a valuable item is beyond his sadly limited abilities.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:48 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I hope you are joking, Mark . . .

The description has spelling errors, no meaningful punctuation, and lines like "VERY GOOD CONDITION IF NOT MINT NEVER USED".

VERY GOOD CONDITION IF NOT MINT NEVER USED ---  what in the hell does that mean?  It's in very good, wait, mint, no, I mean unused, no, back to very good because it's not any of the other conditions.

THAT NEVER LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN UNFOLDED EVER --- because Da Coug is such a pissant, this double-negative could mean that the maps are trashed.

MAO, FORNT, and FROTN, among other spelling errors --- I couldn't type that badly if I were drunk out of my skull.

When reading the description, I have a vision of Da Coug doing a line of coke or smoking some meth before nutting all over the keyboard while typing the description.

The item might be in decent condition, but the buyer can't be sure if Da Coug has left out some important flaw that any honest seller would mention.  Taking time to craft a decent, professional description for a valuable item is beyond his sadly limited abilities.


LOL!   :lol:

I was expecting some other sort of scam...like these are copies from a Liberian counterfeiting operation or stolen property or these things are available free from the publisher or something like that.

Dave's disregard for basic proofreading is already legend.


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