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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:30 am 
 

on a further note, i will say this.

i HATE anyone who whines about feedback. feedback is one of the most manipulated systems i have ever seen, so therefore i take very little notice of it.

anyone with any decent brain-cells, will read from feedback what they want to see, whether that person has 10 feedback or 50,000 feedback.

for me, what counts in the end, is the quality and efficiency of service. that matters more than how many feedbacks have been left.

my 2nd thing i take note of is the feedback that the user LEAVES for others and their replies to something negative that has been left for them. from that, you can tell a lot about someone and i will leave it at that.

i have dealt with mike, paul, paul, bri and many others and they have been exceptional services and in the same vein, if they have something i want, i would never hesitate to utilise their services again and again.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:36 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
I think that you are giving DM Dave far too much credit.  :)  One thing I don't think that a lot of people realize is that Dave has one of the lowest self images of anyone that O have really ever seen beofre in my life. Dave's feel so poor;y about himself inside that he uses Ebay as his way of trying to prove to himself that he is better.  I firmly believe that his own self-worth feelings most of the time rest solely in his falsely inflated feedback scores.  Dave's perceived arrogance is actually not arrogance at all when you look at it, its actually Dave is trying to prove that he is big enough to stand up for himself, even if its online against people he will likely never have to meet face to face.  Another thing Dave does is to over exagerate things to try and make himself look better(most sales EVAR he claims he owns 3 houses, etc.), because he believes that by doing this he will be able deflect the attention away from his own shortcomings that is obviously very afraid that people will see.

Badmike thinks that Dave is some 6'4 450 goon , but upon careful consideration, I think that its quite the contrary.  Dave shows through his behavior someone who has been picked on his entire life, so I would have too believe that if he is overweight that this only became an issue later in life.  I also would be suprised to see Dave be much taller than 5'7" or so and when he was a kid he was quite skinny, which resulted in his being picked on.  His home life was also likely quite poor, as typically kids who have good support at home. even if they are initially victims of bullying are able to overcome it through their support system at home.

Dave fits a psychological profile of someone who has been pretty much been bullied and picked on his entire life and his actions through Ebay where the threat of real consequences of his actions are almost nil support this theory.


I wouldn't be surprised if he was a shrimpy little guy...those are always the guys picking fights, getting into people's face, constantly talking about their sexual conquests, etc.  Lots of over compensation going on there, and obviously Cougie is over compensating out the wahoo (pleading demands for feedback, lying about being a Titanium Powerseller, lying about being the largest D&D seller in the world, finding pleasure in not paying for lots but stealing them instead by claiming they didn't arrive, etc).  I actually have no doubt, hell I'm 100% certain, he checks out this forum, and this thread (with his name on it!!!), every single day, and finds a perverse sense of pride that we are talking about him.  
 I've thought many times about ignoring his antics and hoping he would just fade away, but thinking about how many would-be buyers who were warned about Coug's antics thanking us at the forum for alerting them keeps me posting.  Otherwise even more people getting scammed and ripped off, which is bad for the hobby and in a roundabout way for my business (someone burned by Coug may decide to stop buying gaming items online).
  So yeh, I can see the scrawny Coug, the bullied and picked on and pathetic Coug that probably is the true picture, but it's so much funnier simply to picture him as an overweight, booger eating, cola swilling, fast food burger face stuffing, disgusting man child.  To picture the true pathetic Coug is something I'd rather not do, because I don't want to humanize this cancer any more than necessary, lest I start to feel pity for him.
    I often wonder if when reading here he pauses at the mentions of Acaeum member meetings, fantasy football leagues, Gen Con get togethers, trading items between membets, basically the general fellowship exhibited here most of the time, and wishes he could be a part of it.  I don't feel sorry for him in this instance because he's bascially had a decade to not be an idiot and has chosen the other path.  Then again, he could read these items and sneer at our provincialism and naivity, thinking that everyone knows that everyone else is out for number one and our supposed "friendship" is just a lie.  Who knows.
  Hey Coug, while at Gencon with some good friends having a blast I'm going to make a toast to you, I hope it makes you realize what a waste you've made of your opportunities.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:36 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:my 2nd thing i take note of is the feedback that the user LEAVES for others and their replies to something negative that has been left for them. from that, you can tell a lot about someone and i will leave it at that.


I second that.  While I do look at negative feedback to see what type of problems have been reported with a given seller, I largely do it to see how the seller responds to it.  If every single negative is essentially the same reasoning, with plenty of vitriol/caps/ranting (and let's not forget multiple exclamation marks), then I generally stay away.  A handful of bad buyers, I can understand -- but when every single negative/neutral is because the buyer in question is a terrible ebayer, &c., &c., then, well, I start thinking things like this.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:24 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:Ben

nobody is siding with him - where did you get that from?

its freedom of choice for some to deal with him if they so wish (ME included). i listen and appreciate what other folk say all the time, but it is an individuals choice whether to deal with him or not.

i get on ok with him so thats fine with me. but then i like to get on with everyone - thats my way in life. i have a purpose for dealing and thats that. strictly biz. if someone (and i mean anyone) tries to stiff-arm me in doing biz, i will deal with it personally. i dont disagree with what most say, but in my own practice, things have always resolved themselves satisfactorily for me.

i think you will find others take the similar view on the matter (uk folk that is).

i try and stay neutral in the matter, because i want to be.

be careful when you lay down the compatriots blanket please.

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I apologize that my statement read like a blanket statement of all UK citizens.  I do not feel that or believe that.  I have dozens of transactions with the UK folk with no difficulties (unlike another European country).  That sentence refers to megnewil's recent comment which could be interpreted as siding with Coug.  Other than that, I was thinking back to danteisevil's statements but as I looked back on those responses, it's very possible he/she/it was either not from the UK or was Coug himself(I believe bclarkie makes a case for that on page 15).  Furthermore, as I look at Coug's feedback, my impression(not that I've done a statistical analysis) is that the majority of his negative feedback comes from US buyers, and his most glowing positive feedback comes from UK buyers.

Like you, I am not interested in the mob mentality, and I try to think outside the box. I have had one transaction with Dave, and I will never deal with him again.  I have had my own experience, and it's only natural that it colors my analysis.

However, I clearly stated that my comments were speculation.  No blanket intended even though I mis-stated otherwise.  I apologize for the miscommunication.  My bad. :oops:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:37 am 
 

ah no worries man, i just got nagged at by my boss and prb attacked a little more than i should :)

i have no doubts that dan (megnewil) prb thinks along the same line as me in this instance, but hey everyone is quite capable of speaking for themselves :)

besides, i am trying to hoard cash just now to raid gencon :)

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:45 am 
 

And now a little levity.

Someone compared Cougie to Robin Hood.  I now present...

Cougar Hood: Schmuck of Thieves

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:57 am 
 

8O  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:09 pm 
 

That sentence refers to megnewil's recent comment which could be interpreted as siding with Coug.


Depends on how far you want to stretch what I actually said. Anything can be interpreted any way in the end. Picking sides is for kids in playgrounds. And Al hits the rest on the head, take people as you find them, treat them as they treat you.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:36 pm 
 

How come no one's ever gone round to his place (or one of them, I guess) and just beaten the fertilizer out of him?


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:03 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:How come no one's ever gone round to his place (or one of them, I guess) and just beaten the fertilizer out of him?


#1, most of his victims have either been in the US or other Euro countries..Cougie may be a schmuck, but he rarely craps where he eats. #2, I think a lot of people get all up on the "Man, if this guy rips me off, I'm going to come over to his place and tear out his tonsils", but in reality it's too much time or trouble to gas up the car and hit the road, plus have a confrontation. How many did Jonb/Eastern Game Chest rip off in his time, yet no one ever confronted the creep even though his address was pretty easy to come by (somewhere in Virginia, right?).  People really are geared into today's world NOT to confront...I've seen people not even speak up when they've been shorted change by a waitress or clerk, and then add to the equation you have all sorts of freaks out there that may be carrying a gun, knife, whatever, and most people think "Is my life REALLY worth a $15 module???"

Of course the scam and rip off artists of the world count on this which is why they are so successful for the most part.  Then again, I've only confronted two scam artists in my entire life, and both times they very quickly coughed up the money owed me and were nice about it all the while.  They figure so many aren't going to stand up for themselves I'll avoid trouble with the 10% or so that do by just giving them back their money.

Then again, maybe someone in the UK that Cougie has ripped HAS shown up demanding his money back, and he got a refund....is Cougie going to advertise this?  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:05 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:How come no one's ever gone round to his place (or one of them, I guess) and just beaten the fertilizer out of him?


Because you can get in trouble with the law.

FormCritic wrote:I am uncomfortable with jests about violence directed at Dave.

Not trying to be self-righteous, since I understand they are jests.  It just seems like something people might later regret.


I agree that even jests have their downside.  I wouldn't doubt that a competent detective would find this forum and consider it in his/her investigation.

I think the Chinese say that, "when you seek revenge, dig two graves."  I'm not getting preachy but there is some wisdom in worth considering in that statement.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:39 pm 
 

Regardless of the why and the wherefore, I have a really hard time with anybody who defends this turdstick.

No, I don't advocate violence against ANYBODY, but this man's email correspondence (with numerous people!), his attitude, and his demeanor all indicate someone who is indifferent to the hobby, indifferent to others, and above all, a real schmuck.

Even if you've never been screwed by him personally, I find it hard to believe that ANYBODY could think that DM Dave is a regular - or even a remotely decent - guy.


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Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:Regardless of the why and the wherefore, I have a really hard time with anybody who defends this turdstick.

No, I don't advocate violence against ANYBODY, but this man's email correspondence (with numerous people!), his attitude, and his demeanor all indicate someone who is indifferent to the hobby, indifferent to others, and above all, a real schmuck.

Even if you've never been screwed by him personally, I find it hard to believe that ANYBODY could think that DM Dave is a regular - or even a remotely decent - guy.


just so it is crystal clear as your words are quite cutting CSH, i DONT defend anything here. i deal with the guy because i choose to do so. i get on fine with him, so thats good enough for me. business is business.

havent got anything else to say on the matter, so will go back into my neutral corner and get on with other stuff thats more important.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:09 pm 
 

Exactly...business IS business, and sorry Al, if you took it personally. It wasn't directed back at you specifically or anybody else.

You put it very succintly. Business is business, but the guy is still an asshat. I just get irritated by people trying to stick up for him. Hopefully, we're all adults on this forum and a jibe is just a jibe.

No hard feelings my friend, and nothing directed at you. Honest...

Cougie is just SO fun to pick on....

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:17 pm 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:<snip>  but the guy is still an asshat. <snip> :)


How exactly does one say this word? Ass Hat? Ashat? Ass Shat?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:26 pm 
 

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How exactly does one say this word? Ass Hat? Ashat? Ass Shat?

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Here is a graphic that should help you understand and remember:

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:45 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Here is a graphic that should help you understand and remember:

:wink:


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:32 am 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:Exactly...business IS business, and sorry Al, if you took it personally. It wasn't directed back at you specifically or anybody else.

You put it very succintly. Business is business, but the guy is still an asshat. I just get irritated by people trying to stick up for him. Hopefully, we're all adults on this forum and a jibe is just a jibe.

No hard feelings my friend, and nothing directed at you. Honest...

Cougie is just SO fun to pick on....

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if you actually READ what folk actually put though, its not particularly "support". ppl choose to deal with him because they havent had the negative experience others have had. simple as that. at the end of the day, it will always come down to freedom of choice. if the circumstances changes, that affects your view, then fine. but until then, its always personal choice.

i guess i just have issues about "sweeping comments".

its easy for me to pick out an issue i have had with an american in the past (there are quite a few) and simply say "bah all americans suck eggs, dont deal with them as they are asshats", but even before saying it, i know thats a ridiculous comment, so wouldnt expess it like that.

have always been very individualistic in my views, so hate it when others arent i guess.

ah well, time for breakfast and then work.....wooohooo 5 more days then i fly to indy.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:48 am 
 

People who continue to do business with him, despite knowing about his M-bag tricks, are knowingly dealing with a thief.  It's not much different to buying knocked off DVD players from a burglar down the pub!


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:39 am 
 

otherworld wrote:People who continue to do business with him, despite knowing about his M-bag tricks, are knowingly dealing with a thief.  It's not much different to buying knocked off DVD players from a burglar down the pub!


again thats personal opinion and everyone can make up their own minds.

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