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

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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 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:  

Score one for the home team!  

  


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:02 pm 
 

Seriously, do me a huge favor and message the seller to report him to Ebay for it too. That is a blatant violation of Ebay's rules and can be cause for a suspension and/or permanent removal from Ebay, as its considered auction interference.   Cougar does it so often and he seems to get away with it, maybe if people started reporting him for it along with all of the other crap that he pulls, maybe they will finally pull the plug on his ass.  FWIW, here is the link for the seller to report him to Ebay:



http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_ ... ntinue+%3E



Additionally, ask the seller to Neg him and if he retaliates for it, the seller can also have the Neg Cougar left removed, because he blatanly violated the terms clearly listed in the auction.  Assuming that Cougar retaliates for the Neg. here is the link tpo pass on to the seller for the seller to request the removal of the Neg:



http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_ ... ntinue+%3E



And in case you are wondering, yes, I am 100% serious, please do this.  



I think we all need to be more proactive than we have been in the past, as being passive about Dave's horsesh*t thus far hasn't worked.  Dave violates Ebay policies on pretty much a daily basis with impunity and I think that its about time we all stopped letting him getting away with it and did something about it.


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:10 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:Score one for the home team!  

Nice!

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Hey, Diamond Dave! We know you read every word here ... so, come on, log in and tell us what it's like to just get totally blown off like that. :)

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:46 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I think we all need to be more proactive than we have been in the past, as being passive about Dave's horsesh*t thus far hasn't worked.  Dave violates Ebay policies on pretty much a daily basis with impunity and I think that its about time we all stopped letting him getting away with it and did something about it.

I gotta say ... truer words have probably never been spoken on these forums.

Cougar abuses eBay's policies every day of every week of every month. All kidding aside, he is a menace. But he knows how to play the system, so he usually gets away with it ... the shutting down of the LPF user ID was, frankly, a rare victory for the good guys.

Brian is right: he needs to be reported with more frequency and more consistency and from more sources. That's the bottom line.

A final thought: we've had some discussion here recently about how some threads or some individual posts at The Acaeum have had the overall effect of "damaging the hobby." Which is fine, I guess, although I don't agree at all. I would argue, though, that Cougar's bullying, rip-off tactics, feedback abuse, and general disdain for eBay's regulations are 100 times more damaging to the hobby than anything that has ever been said here. Cougar is the problem here, not these random clowns we sometimes get who spam the classifieds or try to justify their elaborate shilling schemes.

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:49 pm 
 

Does Cougar really have a user ID here on this forum? I would be REALLY curious....


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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:50 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Seriously, do me a huge favor and message the seller to report him to Ebay for it too.

Done.

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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 11:52 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:Does Cougar really have a user ID here on this forum? I would be REALLY curious....

Probably not. But, like anyone with a web browser, he can lurk to his tiny little Grinch-sized heart's content.

Some of his words and actions over the past couple of years have served as rock-solid proof that he is a fairly constant presence here. My personal guess is that he reads every word.

Right, DM Dave?  :wink:

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:00 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:

Some of his words and actions over the past couple of years have served as rock-solid proof that he is a fairly constant presence here. My personal guess is that he reads every word.



True enough.

I've been meaning to ask - what made the Coug mail you that message in the first place - it seemed really out of character for him to actually jump in like that?


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:02 am 
 

Although he stopped emailing me after I told him to (and told him not to bid on my auction ANYWAY), I find it really aggravating that he feels he can completely IGNORE people's auction terms by bidding on US-only auctions.

What does he do, bid and then say, "Well, yeah, but I'm COUGARRINARD," and I'm the biggest seller of blah...blah...blah...

Doesn't he realize that gets old? Or is he just milking the hobby for what it is worth and having fun at the expense of people who genuinely love RPGs?


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