Cougarrinard is now using Ebay ID of littleprincessfreya
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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 5:20 am 
 

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As a slight aside, and I'm not condoning such actions,but  why hasn't Dave had anyone go round his house and kick his head in?!
That might sound a little daft, but I'm pretty sure that if I had behaved so consistently badly, then I would have had people on my doorstep by now!!!



The problem is that he owns such an extensive property portfolio, it would be so difficult to pick the right house!

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:43 am 
 

holy crap i am away for a week doing stuff and i come back to 7 pages of stuff on this thread alone?! wow.

well i dunno what actually happened, but hope its all sorted now.

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Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:08 pm 
 

According to Gladys, the friendly clerk at the Fairview Park (Ohio) Post Office, as of May 14th there will be NO MORE m-bags AT ALL.

I asked her if they were simply changing the format or upping the price, and she insisted they were doing away with them ENTIRELY.

Hmmmmm.............


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Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:23 pm 
 

Sardan wrote:
Is it 60 days the time limit for leaving feedback or 90 days?


It's 90 days, Sardan, and then 90 more days to reply once a negative feedback has been posted.

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Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:27 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:According to Gladys, the friendly clerk at the Fairview Park (Ohio) Post Office, as of May 14th there will be NO MORE m-bags AT ALL.

You should tell her to read her own web-site, then:

http://www.usps.com/ratecase/simplified ... _rates.htm

... especially the part down at the bottom that specifically says: "[M-bags] will continue to be offered in all retail locations."

Actually, I'm not that surprised by your post; in my experience, postal employees, frankly, do not keep up with their own rules and regulations. When I lived in Southern California, for example, I used to mail items at a number of different branches (this was before I printed all my postage), and I would get different answers to the same questions depending on which branch I was in. I just stopped asking questions; it seriously was not worth my time to debate a bunch of clowns about their policies.  :)

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Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 3:06 pm 
 

I don't know if it is the same in Canada or not (since most of my packages come from the US) but I find that a lot of postal clerks don't have a clue.  I had a 6 pound parcel in January that the postal clerk said could not be shipped by airmail parcel post because it was too heavy and had to go surface mail instead.  It ended up getting lost in the mail too.

I've also had one mail clerk repeated insist that only flat envelopes could be sent by letter post so the seller broke all the corners of the boxed set to make it flat.

With M-Bags specifically, it is really terrible.  Most clerks don't know what you are even talking about.  I've tried to use them a few times but overall it is just way too much hassle.  Starting with seller that don't know what they are to clerks that don't know what they are also.  

Just out of curiosity, aren't US post office computerized?  In Canada, all the clerk has to do is put the parcel on the scale which sends the weight to the computer, and then the clerk types in the dimesions and country its going to.  Up come all of the postal options and the prices.

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 4:08 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:
It's 90 days, Sardan, and then 90 more days to reply once a negative feedback has been posted.

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Hmmmmm.  Against my better judgment I bought a couple of items from him.  He overcharged me on poastage and was very rude in his emails.  I had some fun with him and a few email responses but was going to wait 90 days then neg him.

Then I forgot.

Just checking one item was 5 February.  Checking with www.timeanddate.com 90 days expired yesterday yet I still seem able to leave feedback.

Not sure whether to bother now as he doesn't seem to be using this ID any longer.  Don't want to get negged back for little point.

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:48 pm 
 

Just lost an auction to the Coug  :cry:



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



US bidders only.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:53 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:Just lost an auction to the Coug  :cry:


** expired/removed eBay auction **


US bidders only.  :wink:




presumably (or maybe not!) he had already done the 'I am a blah titanium.. blah, friend in the states , blah they all hate me speech' and had permission to bid. It might be that he asked the question and the seller didn't have it displayed on the auction, as you don't have to. In fact if someone asks a question in one of my auctions I generally don't display it (2 exceptions - 1)_ if it's something pointed out that might be relevant to other bidders and 2) if it's funny!)


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:09 pm 
 

The speech is purely optional. I know for a fact that CougTard is perfectly happy to just barge into U.S.-only auctions and worry about the consequences later. He counts on two things working in his favor:

1. People can be browbeaten into submission;

2. Many sellers have no interest in re-listing items (and some don't even know what the process involves).

Thus, it becomes "easier" to just sell it to the demented feline from hell. That is, until your M-bag shipment mysteriously disappears ...

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:11 pm 
 

Either way, I'd shoot the seller an email both inquiring why a International bidder won the auction and letting them know not to ship any untrackable methods just to make sure.  

Aside, what exactly is Dave going to do with that lot?  I mean even if would get the cheapest shipping method available he is still looking at 5 used 2nd edition Lankhmar modules for over $30 total.    Unless that shipment gets lost, there is no way in hell he is making any money on that even with his outlandish shipping charges. Yeah Dave, 2 houses.....right.....


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:16 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Yeah Dave, 2 houses.....right.....

Three houses, bro! Give the man some credit.  :)

The third one is being built now, according to that mansifesto that he sent me (and that I gleefully posted here). And he's earned them, too: it's hard work to lose a ton of money every single month and still be able to afford three houses.

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:19 pm 
 

gyg wrote:
presumably (or maybe not!) he had already done the 'I am a blah titanium.. blah, friend in the states , blah they all hate me speech' and had permission to bid


No real loss.  I haven't even read the Lankhmar CA1 I bought a few weeks back.  The modules looked nice and clean and if the seller won't sell to the C-man, then maybe I'll get a second-chance offer.  :P  

I console myself with the fact that if I had to lose in an auction, then I lost to the very best titanium coug on Ebay.   :wink:  Since the auction said 'US bidders only', maybe he's on holiday with the Queen this week and having them shipped to W's place. :D  Do you think that's a confirmed address?

  

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:34 pm 
 

When I went through my minor coug debacle, he never answered me as to whether or not his US address was confirmed; he carefully dodged that question as he continued to insist how reliable the M-bags were.

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:48 pm 
 

It only goes to show how bored I am at the moment really.

Seeing Xax's and BC's posts about the vast fortunes being made by Coug  I just went through his selling history for the past week.

(This is all vague ramblings - make of it what you will)

436 items - total selling price £670 (give or take a few pence)

about half were unsold so call it 215 lots of shipping at £5.00 a go  - total postage income £1075

Total income £1745

Now this is not too shabby if he has no costs whatsoever - but take off costs (I'm guessing a lot of this - too lazy to research properly)

436 items - at 10p each to list - £44
Final value ebay charges  - £40
Actual postage (he does buy some stamps!!)  £400
Cost to buy this stuff at £1 per item (humour me!) £436
Packaging supplies £1.20

Total overheads £921.20

Total weekly profit 823.80

Call it £850 * 52 weeks = £44200

Easily enough to buy 3 houses!!!


Bear in mind that most of the above is bollocks - I suggest his overheads are much higher, even with the missing m-bag scam. The postage must surely be a lot more and he presumably pays a decent amount of tax on that kind of income.

I've not included private sales or any other nonsense in this, as I say, take it on it's merits!

FWIW I think that he's probably got a fairly normal lifestyle - 1 house - 1 wife - 1 child etc  - I think he probably does tick over making a living with this stuff - it's just that all the '3 houses...band....born to DM...blah blah blah' is just Walter Mitty stuff.

Feel free to comment :roll:


(edit just relised 26/4-4/5 is a bit over a week - not making quite as much a year as I thought! (sorry))


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:37 pm 
 

gyg wrote:Feel free to comment :roll:


I am sure that a large chunk of those earnings goes towards things that any typical 700 lb. tub of lard needs:

1) Oversize clothing (made from Nomex...same stuff that hot-air balloons are made from)
2) Motorized wheelchair w/ annoying airhorn
3) In-House nurse that makes an extra bonus due to hazard pay (spongebaths)
4) Custom home - extra wide doors, escalator/elevator to upper floor, walk in refrigerator, reinforced everything, industrial strength pipes in all bathrooms, loading dock in back for all of the food deliveries.
5) Colostomy bag made from a tyvek/kevlar weave to prevent bursting due to intense pressures.
6) Lots of porn.

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:45 pm 
 

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I am sure that a large chunk of those earnings goes towards things that any typical 700 lb. tub of lard needs:

1) Oversize clothing (made from Nomex...same stuff that hot-air balloons are made from)
2) Motorized wheelchair w/ annoying airhorn
3) In-House nurse that makes an extra bonus due to hazard pay (spongebaths)
4) Custom home - extra wide doors, escalator/elevator to upper floor, walk in refrigerator, reinforced everything, industrial strength pipes in all bathrooms, loading dock in back for all of the food deliveries.
5) Colostomy bag made from a tyvek/kevlar weave to prevent bursting due to intense pressures.
6) Lots of porn.

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Ouch, I was thinking it, but you actually wrote it <wince>.

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:51 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:
The modules looked nice and clean and if the seller won't sell to the C-man, then maybe I'll get a second-chance offer.  :P  



:D Sorry to quote myself, but just a nice, bit of karma to enjoy:

Ebay Second Chance Offer wrote:Good news! The following eBay item on which you placed a bid for US $22.26 on May-07-07 17:27:20 PDT is now available for purchase:  

Your price:   US $22.26  
Offer end date:   May-08-07 19:34:45 PDT

Message from (name changed to protect the innocent):  
I am offering this second chance offer to you because the high bidder was not from the US. I told him not to bid, but he bid anyways.  


LMAO  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  

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