Cougarrinard is now using Ebay ID of littleprincessfreya
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Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 8:38 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I am also sending a similar email here:

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

Buying and Finding > Problems with sellers > The problem you're having with your seller isn't listed

Member or Item being reported: cougarrinard

Message: This individual Cougarrinard:  http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... ackAsBuyer

has been abusing the Ebay feedback system for some time now.  Not only does he bully people into giving him undeserved positve feedback, he also retailates by giving undeserved negative feedback and he also tries to force people into mutual feedback withdrawls.  Now because he is viewing his feedback score as being to poor, he has resorted to bidding on a bunch of Feedback Boosting auctions which are also blatant violation of Ebays rules.  This person is perhaps one Ebays worst members and has been vioating its rules for years now.  This last thing is not the first time that he has done this and he needs to be dealt with appropriately.  To be honest, I am not sure if a day doesn;t go buy where this individual does violate at least one of Ebay's rules.  Please do something about him ASAP as if nothing is done he will continue to trample all over Ebay's rules at the expense of the rest of the community.  Thank you.


Again, if everyone could also take the time to report this one as well, hopefully we can make some headway with Ebay.




Complied and reported on both posts BC. Is it not also illegal on ebay to send items won electronically over the net?


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Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:22 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
If anyone gets the chance, please report these auctions as well. I have had it.


Thanks for taking the lead, bclarkie.   :D  Here is the email I just sent to Ebay's customer service.

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To whom it may concern,

I recently sent an email to customer service about an Ebay PowerSeller, "cougarrinard," and his apparent violation of the 'Unwelcome and Malicious Buying' policy.  The Ebay auction reference number was  
** expired/removed eBay auction **
and the violation was due to the fact that as a self-identified, resident of the UK he should not have bid on a clearly stated "US bidders only" auction.  According to your privacy policy, you do not necessarily inform us of your actions in these matters which I can appreciate and accept.

Unfortunately, this Ebay PowerSeller appears to be side-stepping another Ebay policy, that of "Feedback Manipulation," http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/fee ... ation.html  According to your own policy:  

"It is a violation to exchange feedback for the sole purpose of increasing your feedback score to obtain site privileges or enhance your reputation. This most frequently occurs when a person purchases low priced, non-physical items, but may include other types of transactions as well."

While the user's purchases may be for legitimate reasons, the frivolous feedback left for these almost non-consequential items, only serves to artificially inflate his feedback score which many of us use to evaluate the legitimacy of the sellers on your site.  While your new scaled-feedback system is greatly appreciated and will certainly provide further clarification on the current positive-neutral-negative ratings, participating in multiple, trivial auctions with $0.01 BuyItNow prices can only serve to overwhelm any legitimate, negative feedback received.  

As a further refinement to your system and to eliminate this form of feedback abuse, I would suggest providing a graded feedback breakdown showing total feedback grouped into price ranges:  $0.01 - $ 1.00 = x, $1.01 - $10.00 = y, $10.01 - $50.00 = z, etc.  This would allow such users as "cougarrinard" to continue to buy these items, but provide potential buyers such as myself with the information necessary to make a better, informed decision about the legitimacy of a seller.

Thank you for your attention.


Hopefully, if enough people make Ebay aware of Coug's continued violations of their own policies, they will take action and deal with him once and for all.   :wink:


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Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:54 pm 
 

To whom it may concern,

I recently sent an email to customer service about an Ebay PowerSeller, "cougarrinard," and his apparent violation of the 'Unwelcome and Malicious Buying' policy.  The Ebay auction reference number was  
** expired/removed eBay auction **
and the violation was due to the fact that as a self-identified, resident of the UK he should not have bid on a clearly stated "US bidders only" auction.  According to your privacy policy, you do not necessarily inform us of your actions in these matters which I can appreciate and accept.

Unfortunately, this Ebay PowerSeller appears to be side-stepping another Ebay policy, that of "Feedback Manipulation," http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/fee ... ation.html.  According to your own policy:  

"It is a violation to exchange feedback for the sole purpose of increasing your feedback score to obtain site privileges or enhance your reputation. This most frequently occurs when a person purchases low priced, non-physical items, but may include other types of transactions as well."

While the user's purchases may be for legitimate reasons, the frivolous feedback left for these almost non-consequential items, only serves to artificially inflate his feedback score which many of us use to evaluate the legitimacy of the sellers on your site.  While your new scaled-feedback system is greatly appreciated and will certainly provide further clarification on the current positive-neutral-negative ratings, participating in multiple, trivial auctions with $0.01 BuyItNow prices can only serve to overwhelm any legitimate, negative feedback received.  

As a further refinement to your system and to eliminate this form of feedback abuse, I would suggest providing a graded feedback breakdown showing total feedback grouped into price ranges:  $0.01 - $ 1.00 = x, $1.01 - $10.00 = y, $10.01 - $50.00 = z, etc.  This would allow such users as "cougarrinard" to continue to buy these items, but provide potential buyers such as myself with the information necessary to make a better, informed decision about the legitimacy of a seller.

Thank you for your attention.



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Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:22 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I just reported the first four of these. I'm going to break them up into smaller chunks and report them to eBay one day at a time.


Ditto. I'm reporting them one each day.  Spreads them out, just like the Spam spread on Cougie's daily half dozen sandwiches...

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Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:44 pm 
 

gyg wrote:Bloody hell Smarmy1 - you don't mess about do you?!

(remind me never to piss you off :D )


No problems there, gyg!   :)  Believe it or not, I'm actually pretty easy going, more of a paper tiger (not cougar) you might say.   :wink: Now that I've experiend C-taint first-hand, however slight, I'm just doing my part.  I was unaware of the feedback infraction until BClarkie pointed it out and am only to happy to mention it to Ebay.

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Post Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:57 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:
"It takes a village to raze a C-tard."


That's clasic!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 7:39 am 
 

sorry to sound like a complete and utter dork.....but what is feedback boosting?

i take so little notice of my feedback, i havent got a clue :)

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:31 am 
 

killjoy32,



Check out the following link I found on Ebay and the associated example from the same page under "Feedback Manipulation":



http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/fee ... ation.html



"It is a violation to exchange feedback for the sole purpose of increasing your feedback score to obtain site privileges or enhance your reputation. This most frequently occurs when a person purchases low priced, non-physical items, but may include other types of transactions as well."



While it does not appear to be a cardinal sin on Ebay, it is harmful enough for them to mention it.  :wink:



Sorry to all but the previous url I referenced had a final '.' and was not pointed to the appropriate page.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:50 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:sorry to sound like a complete and utter dork.....but what is feedback boosting?

i take so little notice of my feedback, i havent got a clue :)

Al


Al;

Typically takes the form of selling non-existent or worthless products that don't actually have to be shipped (usually cost 1 cent, or are advertised as such).  Something along the lines of "Secrets to Ebay!", which is a digital file that can be emailed, sold to as many buyers as wished for 1 cent each.  The purpose isn't to distribute a product, merely a vehicle so all the parties can leave themselves glowing positive feedback.Illegal under Ebay rules...

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 12:03 pm 
 

Al, those item numbers that Brian posted? All of them lead to either fake items, digital items, or items that are never intended to be actually shipped. The whole idea is for the "buyer" and "seller" to quickly leave each other feedback. And, yes, it is as pathetic as it sounds ...

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 2:08 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Looks like Dave isn't happy with his recent blight of negs on his main account so he has resorted yet again to feedback boosting:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... ackAsBuyer


I think it's more sinister than simple feedback boosting.



Don't forget that the new "detailed seller ratings" feedback system went into effect a few days ago. I'm certain Dave is falling all over himself to get as many bogus feedbacks as possible to pump those ratings up quickly. Because they will inevitably fall as people give HONEST reviews of his shipping charges, item descriptions, and my favorite, "communication".  :)


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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 2:17 pm 
 

I'm not entirely sure what's going on here, but it looks like another newbie who fell victim to the "no insurance - no items" scam:



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Reply by superbeugle: YOU BLOCKED ME FIRST IDIOT.10% OF YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE GETTIN RIPPED LATELY SAD !!

Follow-up by cougarrinard: 7% of idiots cannot read terms, or calc %'s LOL, ITEMS SENT NO INSURANCE UR RISK




If I read that correctly, Davey seems to be saying that a full 7% of his packages somehow just never make it to their destination. That's about as crystal clear of a "buyer beware" as you'll probably ever get. NO INSURANCE UR RISK, indeed.


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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 2:59 pm 
 

Did anybody catch the feedback in which Mr. Cougie ADMITS that he is a con-man????

Check out the feedback dispute between Cougar and asylum-books-and-games:

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ASYLUM LEFT NEGATIVE FEEDBACK THAT SAID:
"Wants cheapest postal service, then expects the best, expedited delivery! Avoid!"

COUGARRINARD REPLIED:
"aksed for standard PO parcel, dont take a month to arrive CON MAN, now 48 nFB's?"
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Well, cougar, you've got 55...so what does that make you?

This guy is such a freaking moron (in my humble opinion, of course) I am almost bewildered. I am hoping he gets enough NEGATIVES so that he loses his damn TITANIUM PLATED, GOLD-RIMMED or whatever the hell it is powerseller status. It would be nice to get him off eBay so I can quit hearing about his ludicrous behavior.


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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 3:31 pm 
 

Report him. I can't empahsize that enough.

Report it every time he interferes in an auction ... which is daily.

Report any of his listings that bend or break eBay's listing guidelines.

Report every fake transaction where he buys feedback.

It might never work, but constant reporting is the only hope there is of ending the Cougar menace. Vigilante action is great fun and all, but it's temporary at best.

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 4:06 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Al;

Typically takes the form of selling non-existent or worthless products that don't actually have to be shipped (usually cost 1 cent, or are advertised as such).  Something along the lines of "Secrets to Ebay!", which is a digital file that can be emailed, sold to as many buyers as wished for 1 cent each.  The purpose isn't to distribute a product, merely a vehicle so all the parties can leave themselves glowing positive feedback.Illegal under Ebay rules...

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ahhhhhh i see now. dont feel quite so thick anymore :)

thanks guys

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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 6:19 pm 
 

Its not looking good for Cougy is it? Looks like he's ripped another ebayer
off! No wonder he has to cheat to get his feedback score back up!
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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:23 pm 
 

Good news!   :D  :D  :D

I just received a response from Ebay customer support in regards to the recent C-nard feedback manipulation issue I reported:

Dear smarmy1,

Thank you for writing eBay in regard to your Feedback concerns.

We're concerned about violations on eBay, and we've thoroughly investigated your report regarding cougarrinard. Please be assured that we've taken appropriate action in accordance with our site policies. Our actions may include removing Feedback, issuing a warning, temporary suspension, indefinite suspension, or terminating the membership.

Out of concern for the privacy of all members, we can't discuss the results of our investigation of a member's account with another member.
I hope that this assures you that your account information will likewise remain private.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

(name changed to protect the innocent)
eBay Customer Support


Score three for the home team!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Thanks again to bclarkie for the leading the way.  Keep up the good work.

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:50 pm 
 

smarmy1 wrote:Good news!   :D  :D  :D

I just received a response from Ebay customer support in regards to the recent C-nard feedback manipulation issue I reported:



Score three for the home team!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Thanks again to bclarkie for the leading the way.  Keep up the good work.


smarmy1,

That is eBay's standard email that is automatically sent out when you send them a report of this nature. I got the same thing also.

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