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I read a little yesterday but was side tracked and as Ms S says, didn't know where to jump in ( or was that someone else? Wink )
Yes this is epic in proportions. No point to it, that's kewl.
Wow a Dummie Guide for Seller Details and Profiles....very good idea. I admit I was lost when I started. The tutorial didn't cut it either. I used the tutorial literally when I started. Then I made about 10 masters, then I panicked and settle on "one". I have a mess out there, a conglomeration formats on about 150 listings......not all active but in limbo til I decide what to do.
Now I want a new store front. I am not sure how that will affect what I have out there already....or if it even will. So I go in circles.
I didn't see Jeff's addendum here, should I?
I see it's ok to just talk to myself here too.....this is good.
Are all you avid participants from England?
I am from Oregon! Pronounced Orygun!
If I were younger you could call me Miss, or Mrs. but I prefer neither nor any!
N is for Nena.
I have English ancestory....does that count? I love English humor.....altho I'm not good at it.
OK off to work now...I was HERE!
No way to preview post on here huh? hmmm....I'm still waiting to see why I can't use FF on the community forum......would help with spelling.
Hi from the UK Nena, Pete and I seem to be the only Brit's on the epic-thread although I staunchly refer to myself as English rather than British !

Nearly 9pm here I uusally catch the US contigent on their way to work and if I am up late enough or earlier enough in the morning here I can catch the US 'night shift' threaders.

I am sure the others will say hello shortly, Choo Smile
QUOTE -- anything you say will be taken down and used in evidence .. "Knickers",


Choo, that must be a British thing. Never heard of it Confused

OK now I'm trying to aim my x-ray eyes over toward Germany to see what's goin on over there..

Did Pete really take the Tardis??
Is he really in Chicago, spying on yours truly?
Is he trying to steal Taz's fuzzy slippers???

Hmmm...what's he up to over there?? Big Grin Eek
Well Miss M I certainly do not want boxers with a free gift inside. Pete PLEASE send my free gift to the DSG!
Work is going OK getting ready to give my notice and proceed to the next job. Went for my pre-employment physical and screening today, had to drink almost 1 gallon of water while there to fill my lemonade cup! Sat in the screening room from 1:30 to 3:15 before I could make lemonade!Had to be at work at 4 and it is a 30 minute commute and I had to go home to get ready! Needless to say today was a call in to work with a dead battery day! Better late than never!
This new job is a really great job but I am not enamored by the thought of working swing shift! One week of each 1st, 2nd, 3rd on a rotating basis!
YAY Taz, glad you got the job!!!!!
Does this mean I won't be getting any more free pretzels ?? Wink
Whatcha going to be doing if I may ask? I always wanted to work in the morgue, but don't have the right license (Yeah, I'm definitely a darksider) Big Grin And no more school for me, yuck!
Swing shift is a major drag, but if you like the job it'll be ok. I do it sometimes too, just not that often .. you know how I love my 2nd shift Smile
The company I am going to work for is a well established company with offices all across the US and also in Australia and China. They branched out into a coal mining branch which makes a resin for setting mine supports.
This particular branch has been in existence for about 3 years and has 5 US locations with a 6th opening soon.
Basically a ground floor opportunity with plenty of advancement potential.


Hoping to be able to use my degree in computer networking and my experience with upgrades and repairs to advance quickly.
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I always wanted to work in the morgue, but don't have the right license
Use to date a girl whose father was a mortician! 16 year olds with wild hormones running around in a mortuary is a scary thought!
Yup sorry no more free pretzels!
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BTW, are some of these questions here getting goofier, or is it just me? It seems like a rash of really bogus questions or something
I was just getting ready to ask the same thing!
One unanswered question on the board is actually viable but the other one is so out in left field I think the fish is drowning and flailing about!
Sorry Taz, had to get an email off to someone, didn't mean to ignore you. (Choo on the other hand, I will ignore) Big Grin Kidding!!

Sweet dreams...talk tomorrow Smile

Whoa, hold on a minute...did you say 'sugar plums' ?? Not exactly in keeping with my vision of you Big Grin Big Grin

EDIT - sounds kind of Christmassy doesn't it? 'Vision' and 'sugar plum' ?? Ummm I think it's time I turned out the lights too Eek

Pardon my lack of manners N - welcome!!
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Hi Ms M, got me all confused now with your swift edit, 2AM on the e-mail notification of this text and 3AM when I look here, oh, well, it's afternoon here about 3:30 pm, dull and almost sunset.

Better where you are or just another grey'un ?

frantic eidt, that might explain it if taz is another zone westward, spelling chucker, duff !
Hey Choo (c'mon, tell me your real name,,,you can find a way) Wink

Yep, I edited my time (it WAS 3 AM, see I'm still tired) after looking on a map, Taz IS in another zone (isn't he tho Smile hi Taz) he's an hour ahead of me.

We actually have sun today..makes the 2 tons of snow and freezing cold seem so much better Frown

I thought it was always gray in England???
"I thought it was always gray in England???"

Not all the time, just seems like it at times, certainly isn't white, we rarely get much snow around London these days or rather years, when we do no one expects it and an inch or two causes chaos.

Keep snow for the leisure pursuits and Christmas cards, and have I a name, yes, judging by someone I tried to help yesterday on another thread not a very good one, but that's their problem.

Temperatures generally between about 5 and 10deg C here during the day, that's rather warm for us normally expect hovering around freezing.

Still February to come that's usua;;y the worst time for the cold here.

This is getting rather sensible feel the urge to again backwards write Big Grin
Don't you dare!! NO writing backwards! My brain is too tired to read anything right now..Frown

I'm just going to keep bugging thr carp out of you for your name Big Grin Check my BC link for a hint to let me know....I promise to keep it to myself Razz

ps..you'd be surprised at all the 'real names' I know but I'll never tell Wink

EDIT - we really DO need a lunacy button somewhere.......
Well you're a big meanie aren't you Wink poor Pete, it's a wonder he even speaks to us. I was thinking more along the lines of getting him a 'welcome back' something. (and by 'something' I mean,well, 'something') Big Grin Eek

Yeah, as for ninth...he deserves a BIG whackin' for deserting us like this...oh, maybe threatening him with a whackin' isn't the best way to get him back???
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'welcome back'

Errm don't you mean a "whacking back", well all you need do is entice back with those eyes of yours and then .... whack Big Grin

On other hand why not get Nena to coax him back and when he's not looking Whack Big Grin

Hate to meet you on bad day, apparently good ones seem a bit iffy, and me a big Meannie who encorouged poor little me to set up that poll for Pete, (hope you're watching Pete Wink )

I think you a bit like that character in Kirsty MacColls song, Ms Otis regrets .. , a little too handy with the club Razz

Where's Taz, need some help here Eek
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Hate to meet you on bad day, apparently good ones seem a bit iffy


Oh you really know how to flatter a girl don't you Wink

Speaking of whackin tho, I wouldn't mention N and ninth in the same sentence or our good friend Miss S will GET you for that Eek

You know how he loves her web Wink

EDIT...still waiting for that name (tapping foot, rolling pin in hand)
Well Shadeaux doen't seem to be around much either, that would bring her scampering out across her web to see off any possible competion and probably devour it.

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still waiting for that name (tapping foot, rolling pin in hand)


Good grief I was right about iffy, I'm hit right between the eyes with a stereotypical wife image, thank goodness my wife understands me (too well most of the time).

Not telling yer Razz
Oh no not the frozen rats, is that what Ms M uses to whack us with now, I'll bet she makes sure the tails are shaped correctly for either throwing or cudgelling.

That must be what they are there for afterall how can someone not remember they have rats in their freezer that's darn right weird, if not scary, what else is in there. Big Grin

Snake batons, cat claw knuckle dusters !

I'm safe, remember customs . ..
Well just hope you don't have a power cut and they return from the dead, he, he Eek

Meanwhile ...

"still waiting for that name (tapping foot, rolling pin in hand) "

For the record Ms M to complete the stereoptype full regalia includes, hair curlers and net, ciggy hanging from lower lip, wrinkled stockings slipping down and tatty slippers.

Don't be shy you can tell us, we won't tell anyone about your other life Big Grin
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For the record Ms M to complete the stereoptype full regalia includes, hair curlers and net, ciggy hanging from lower lip, wrinkled stockings slipping down and tatty slippers


I am SOOO gonna get you for that!!! I could ignore you but you already have a wife so you must be used to that Big Grin

Now if I had said 'baseball bat' that would have brought up a whole different image wouldn't it?

You'll never know where or when I'm gonna strike... Razz
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could ignore you but you already have a wife so you must be used to that


Yep, confirms I'm married don't it Wink

And I forgot the pinny, how could I.

"Now if I had said 'baseball bat' that would have brought up a whole different image wouldn't it?"

Yeah sure would, baseball cap, complete with Aussie duster, cigar, rotweiller and rigger boots = Mrs T Eek Eek Eek

What do you say Taz, Ms M's got the temprement !

(I hope you (all our viewers) are conjouring up these images in your minds, further suggestions are welcome if you dare Big Grin )
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Hate to meet you on bad day, apparently good ones seem a bit iffy


Oh you really know how to flatter a girl don't you Wink

Speaking of whackin tho, I wouldn't mention N and ninth in the same sentence or our good friend Miss S will GET you for that Eek

You know how he loves her web Wink

EDIT...still waiting for that name (tapping foot, rolling pin in hand)
OK what does that mean??? Am I in some kind of trouble and don't know it???
I am still figuring out who all the culprits in/on epic are....give me some time I will figure it out.....but what is the reference to??? I gotta know.
Come on Ms N don't play all innocent, your name's been brought up in the last few pages, so a spider is out to get you when she reappears.

"You Brits sure do talk funny"

Oh boy that's a good one from the USA, pinny, 'apron' ties around the waist protects the dress from blood when administering the rolling pin to errant hubby, cor I don't know 'guv what a to do, too right, we'l I'll go to the foot of our stairs ....
N do not worry there is nothing sacred here in our little epic! Just good fun and ribbings of all who dare venture into these hallowed gates. I get ribbed quit regularly. Lately have been referred to as a youngster, due to a dating relationship I have going right now which has been mentioned several times in these pages.
So no you did nothing wrong and really nothing much seems to make any sense on these pages.
I do believe I am the sane if somewhat outspoken one of the bunch.
Boy did I just open the door for a Clobberin!
Jeff S, this is sort of our little kick back and relax area. Usually just good natured ribbings and some jokes. Occasionally someone goes OT and discusses something serious here.
It seems that a few of us had gotten in the habit of "talking" on other threads and hijacking them, so in order to maintain proper netiquette this thread has resulted. Started by one of our own so no way to consider it hijacked. By all means join the merriment if you wish!
All quiet now, here's me all refuelled ready to go and everyone has gone, oh, well couple of comments.
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do believe I am the sane if somewhat outspoken one of the bunch.

Good grief, Taz the sane one, he must have eaten a mutant pretzel, what on earth does that make the rest of us Eek Ms M whack 'im.

Hi N, yes got to sort out this avatar thing, I thought when the name was Jeff I thought good grief the 'Jeff' anyway where has he gone, scared off by Ms M or Ms N, anyway a US steamer and the name Jeff, that is too confusing for us simple souls. Roll Eyes

See you around in 7 hours or so, g'night Big Grin
Hey all you fellow Asylum inmates.
...yltsom
Just poppin' in to say Welcome N. Jeff too if you're stickin' around. Heck, even if ya aren't. Smile
Taz, good explanation there for what this thread's about. However, I don't know how you got your reasoning about the youngster referral.
That's ok. You just go fer it (like ya need to be told)!

Miss M, methinks you're the one needs a good ole fashioned whackin' here!Wink

Choo, now just how do you know me so well!!? What's up with that?
*hgual s'hctiw dekciw* !oot god elttil er'uoy dnA !ytterp ym uoy teg ll'I *rehtegot sdnah gnibbur*

I'll get all yee scurvy laddies and lassies! Whackin's all around! Aaarghh! *runnin' to get me proper attire* Big GrinBig Grin
Why thar ya be my wicked little spiderette. I see ya got yer witch's hat on tonite, and ar a cooking up somthin' in that thar pot a yonder. Better not be non o my fly buds in thar, or else I'll hafta give ya a bite or two, maybe on that big spider belly ya got thar. Wink

As for the rest of you denizens of this here thread, don't think I aint been a noticin the strange goins on around here, beins I is such a skulker in these here parts. That be accordin to a certain wooly whacker who likes to keeps rats in her larder I've a heard.

As fer ya newcomers to this here bundle a wildly wasted bits n bytes, and I mean the likes a YOU, N and Jeff, and anyone else bold enough to step into this here jumble of discombobulated mental activity fit only for the Asylum, welcome one and all! Eek Eek Eek
Hey there Miss M, now you know me and Miss S wouldn't even think of hoggin the thread like we so rudely did before in such spectacle-like fashion. We just thought we might step aside a bit and let some of youse fine folks make spectacles of YOURSELVES. Can't say we're too disappointed by what we see going on around here. I hope Choo puts up a better fight hiding his name from your x-ray eyes than I ever did. Maybe a couple of your whacks will wear him down a bit? Big Grin And no fair going to some other site to get that secret info and hiding it from all the rest of us good buds who are just dying to know. Wink
Oh believe me I've tried ninth...he doesn't think he can trust me not to spill it (pouting).
He might actually enjoy a whackin, so I don't think that will work either Frown
But I might just whack him for fun anyway....now where'd I put that baseball bat??? (I don't even own a rolling pin) Big Grin

And at least speaking for myself, I've missed you guys making spectacles of yourselves Big Grin
You're so good at it Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
Well now Miss M. maybe he needs a little more of the RELENTLESS bit of cajoling that had my defenses crumbling in no time. I bet he is already a bit nervous and hoping this subject would just quietly go away. FAT CHANCE CHOO! It's your turn good buddy! Now I still have that Louisville Slugger around here someplace I tried to fend you off with, but turned out to be totally worthless. I'm sure however, that in the hands of a skilled whacker such as yourself, it would be an effective persuader upon our recalcitrant Mr. Choo.

Did you read what Miss M just said about us Miss S? Now Miss M, we were only trying to provide a little entertainment for our little 16000+ hit thread here. Nothing extravagant, just a little song and dance routine. So there. Wink
Darn, I already donned me red shirt and brown pants! Got me rollin' pin all ready. Oars too. Oughta be worth somethin' for whackin'!
brb *quick change*
Oh my! You sweet li'l fly, dangling visions of fly bites... how can I not put your buds in my brew! They're toast, I tell ya! Toast!Wink

Miss M, surely you jest!Eek Oh, what's a spider to do!!Roll Eyes

Choo, you best be gettin' up Real early... your avi is at stake! Big GrinBig Grin Jeff, won't that keep us on our toes! Confused
I want some o' that ticket action Ninth if ya don't mind sharin'! Pleasssse??
What's gonna happen now...
Who's gonna change their avi? Will it be Jeff, who has been registered the longest??? Will it be Choo, who we see the most hangin' 'round these here parts??? Will it be Neither???
Oh, this is gonna be good!Big Grin
Miss S, ok go ahead and put them buds in your brew. I don't want no stinkin' competition anywho. I is kinda hankerin to have that big spider belly all to myself, so get cherself ready for some o' them thar bites!

Choo, its up to you now good buddy. Looks to me this here Jeff feller done threw down the gauntlet wouldn't ya say? Best not let this one go unanswered, your reputation's on the line. Big Grin
Choo you have been judged lacking by a jury of your peers!(Me as I am de only one ere at da moment)( Due to yer obious impertince of not promptly answerin dis post) Punishment is deemed to be assimilation.We are Borg and you are now to be considered one of none!
As such your duties will be relegated to swabbin da decks and custodian of da brown pants.
JeffS ye have been promoted to custodian of da Red shirt!
Guard it well as the imposter may be lurkin about and tryin to steal it frum ya!
(Danger Will Robinson! Choo does not Play Well with OTHERS!
Edit: Lessn dere names be equated with DSG!
Ye've nae been warned and forewarned and bakerds warned!
Proceed at yer own risk swabbie!
Alright then and there, that's the spirit! I knew the ol' Choo wouldn't let us down! Freight trains at dawn? Single track? Holy smokes! I this gonna be GOOD or what?! "Steamed up and ready to go"!!!!

Stand by folks. This could go nuclear if i know the ChooGuy! Ya gots a pretty good claim there with your name an all. That carries some pretty heavy freight were I come from. I think we'd best stand back aways!!! Eek Eek Eek

Just a few tickets left folks, get while they're hot! Don't be left in the dust, sittin on the side of the tracks!!! Tickets! Tickets! Get yur tickets here!!!!
Miss S,Gotta wait till the weekend to try to invent those new pretzels. Frown My sweetie went to Pittsburgh for the week.
Choo it is way past dawn here stateside. Surely the sparks should be flying by now?
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Awful lot of train traffic here today. Popular icon all of a sudden.
Jeff S just throwing up a smokescreen to confuse Poor Ole Choo
Hey Choo, I thought it was to get on board... help ya build steam. Big Grin And to confuse Jeff. Smile
Taz, what are you up to there!? Pickin' on Choo like that! Shame on you!! Bad Taz! Bad!! Bad! Red Face
And I thought you came over to the dark side!! Frown

Where IS Miss M? Get over here girlie! We need to do some serious whackin'!! Whack some sense into Taz till his honey gets back. He's runnin' amuck!! Eek

!oohC !oohC ,kcalc ytikcilc ,kcalc ytikcilc...
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a smokescreen to confuse Poor Ole Choo

~And that's pretty easy to do (running away now before I get a whackin) Big Grin Big Grin

Choo, I forgot to tell you, I borrowed the DeLorean and you're not getting it back Smile

Poor Jeff..see what we made him do Frown Don't worry Jeff, I'll change mine back soon. It's gettin too hard to tell who wrote what.

Big HI to everybody else Smile
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It's gettin too hard to tell who wrote what.

Isn't that the point? Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
I dibs th' DeLorean next!

Strange goin's on around this here thread!

What's gonna happen with th' engine avi's? Are you guys done? Surely there's more to it than this! Peeps have TICKETS for goodness' sake! Eek
Did I sleep too long? What'd I miss?? What time zone is this?
I wondered which dawn sparks will fly.
It dawns on me...
This train jus' does Not fit my persona! Wink

!oohC !oohC ,kcalc ytikcilc ,kcalc ytikcilc...
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Sure you can have the DeLorean next..gotta keep it away from Choo as long as possible, since he won't tell me his name


Right then Ms M I will upgrade your ticket to VIP* class and give you the front row seat on the train wreck of the year, that is on the cow-catcher Wink

Then you can use your x-ray eyes to derail JeffS before impact as you will have a vested interest, as I said may the most devious driver win, he, he, where's Muttley got to ... Big Grin

I hope catering will be supplying enough cookies, pretzels and rats for the viewers gastronomic delight.

*(Very Irritating Persons)
That other train image was too small. This one's better. I remember when I took this shot ten years ago. That engine barreled by at 70mph and the earth shook as it went by. Awesome. I was about 10 feet to the side of the tracks, still camera on one tripod, video camera on another. If your browser supports right click->view image (Firefox does) you can get a better look at the larger original.
Wow, JeffS why on earth did you use off-the-shelf avatar pic when you have your own great picture like that, have enlarged it up to take a closer look.

With such a shine to the paintwork suggests its a preserved engine working a mainline special, right ?

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Choo..don't think I didn't see that


Ah Ms M not ignoring me all the time then Wink
Just popping in to say Hi all. Miss S
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Taz, what are you up to there!? Pickin' on Choo like that! Shame on you!! Bad Taz! Bad!! Bad! Red Face
And I thought you came over to the dark side!!

I was a covert OPS spy and really just came for the cookies but never got any cookies anyway. Ninth got all da cookies Mad
Miss M when do I get the Delorean?
JeffS great photo! My area has a K-4 getting restored right now. It has been in Scranton for sometime and Altoona is getting upset that things are moving so slowly.
Welcome to the madness Thurston!
Taz & Choo - Thanks for the welcome. I'll be here more often now that I know that the club isn't that exclusive.

member_8880 - Thanks for using the site. Hang in there - I have over 1000 little pics on my desktop being sorted for upload in the next week or so. It gets nothin' but better...

BTW - do you have to host the pictures here to use them on the board? I've tried the links at Emotipics put haven't yet been able to make them work.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Raoul Duke
If the pics are hosted on your own site Thurston it is OK to use them but if you are not hosting yourself this is called hot linking and is quasi-illegal and can be considered theft of bandwidth.for example I used one of your images last week on another thread on here "I am lazy" https://community.auctiva.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/455609321/m/3081050762/p/1 and I hosted it on Auctiva. So in short if the pics on emotipics are yours I see no reason you cannot post them here. I have never actually heard of an individual getting in trouble for it. But...
Edit: More than likely you already knew this but I am going to leave the post for others to see that may not be aware of this.
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I am testing straight from your site to see if your links work with this pic. Hope you do not mind?
Did not work for me I uploaded the image to Auctiva and it should now, kind of strange if you ask me!
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Originally posted by ChooChooGuy:
Wow, JeffS why on earth did you use off-the-shelf avatar pic when you have your own great picture like that, have enlarged it up to take a closer look.

With such a shine to the paintwork suggests its a preserved engine working a mainline special, right ?


Mainline, oh yes. Chesapeake & Ohio #614, that last passenger steam engine manufactured by the Lima works in 1948. A 4-8-4 Northern class (called the "Greenbrier" on C&O), it was freshly restored when these mainline runs were made between Hoboken NJ and Port Jervis NY on the old Erie mainline. The 90 mile trips were a sight to behold, with speeds up to 79mph on some sections. These trips were run in 1996 - 98 in the fall (8 trips each fall) and the summer of 97 (4 trips) when I was lucky enough to ride one. In Port Jervis NY they restored an aging turntable that was just barely large enough to turn the engine so that it could be on the head end for the return trip.

Google C&O 614 and you'll find lots of hits, and a number of sites with my pictures (including the full size original of my avatar). In all, I took hundreds of photos and hours of video.

Here's one to start you off:

http://piercehaviland.com/rail/co614.htm

You'll find many more online.

There's also several dozen videos on YouTube of the Erie Mainline specials that I just discovered! I'm sure some of them will show this engine at it's best. This link should get you there:

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=c%26o+614&search=Search
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Originally posted by TazFromPA:
JeffS great photo! My area has a K-4 getting restored right now. It has been in Scranton for sometime and Altoona is getting upset that things are moving so slowly.


That must be the K-4 I saw at Steamtown 10 years ago. I have a picture of it somwehere with the smokebox open and the boiler shield removed. You can see all the firetubes with the superheaters running through them.
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I am testing straight from your site to see if your links work with this pic. Hope you do not mind?


I certainly don't mind. I think I know why we can't link directly - something to do with this sites forum software. If you see the links page to that image you'll notice 2 different types of forum links. Some forums support them, some don't. I suspect this is one of the latter. PM me (here if you can or on ASM) if you'd like further details.
Alright now! There is NOT enough silliness goin' on here! Big Grin

JeffS, your pic is awesome! Have to agree with Choo on the avi. I live two blocks from a track intersection so it can be loud when they go through - often. Especially when there's a North wind. Once used to the loudness, I enjoy listening to the different whistles.
When my grandkids were here during the summer, my grandson (six come Groundhog Day) would get all excited and run out back to stand up in a chair and watch, just mesmerized. Or best is when his sister or I would hold him up at the fence cause it's closer. He loves all things train! Holding him, I could feel it's soothing to him. I won't be surprised if they're somehow a big part of his adult life.
To me, in the distance, it's such a lonesome sound. Not here though. Smile

So does this mean the showdown is over? I still say what'd I miss? Did I sleep too long? What time zone are we in? Roll Eyes
Is it time to change our avis back? I'm suppose to be howlin' at the moon now.Big GrinBig Grin Think I'll go change it.

Taz, I should've known what you were up to! You don't make a good spy though. Yep, cookies are all spoken for! Razz
As for the DeLorean, it's MINE next! Don't you go tryin' to get it first! Red Face I've got dibs!! Miss M said!

Keep after Choo, Miss M. Surely he'll tell us eventually!
Come'on Choo! Give us just a tiny little hint. Please!!

Hi Pete!

Thurston! Welcome to th' Asylum! No exclusive club here, just folks' reluctance to post. Still can't figure that one out. hmmmm
Anyway, glad to see you and JeffS hangin' around. And N too.

Does that mean we're not SO crazy after all (hah! not a chance!)? Or are ya'll just venturin' on over to the darkside? Cookies are all gone but Taz might have some pretzels left. Ya might ask Miss M 'bout some o' them rats too. I bet she'd be happy to share! Big Grin

Off in search o' that sweet li'l fly. OMG! Now which wall to start with!WinkWink

edit: Holy cow! That's forever long! Have I used up my allotment for th' week? Roll Eyes
Hi Shadeaux, I thought all this steam buff stuff frightened you girls off, yes it was getting eerily sane around here.

Well even with all the new recruits appearing here the playing field is still relatively level boys to girls all though I am sure you and Ms M can be a lot sillier than us, none can beat the freezer rats yet, and 'witch' of you was it with the broom stick ?

I have already called Taz treachorous for confusing me, the train wrecking literally got derailed when JeffS blinded us with his pictures of his enormous engine !

Ms M won't accept a VIP ticket, do you want it instead seeing as you are both being greedy with the DeLorean, where are you Pete, time for another mutant Tele-tubbied attack Big Grin
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yes it was getting eerily sane around here.

Yes, and we just can't have that.

I wonder if Miss M will still have those rats whenever it may be that I go see her. Big Grin

That train derailing, those pics are just somethin'! Yes, I know, quite the understatement there.
I'm sending that link to my granddaughter so she can show it to her little brother. They'll both enjoy that. Thanks JeffS.

I just don't know what to do with Taz. Eek His sweetie needs to get back and straighten 'im out. Or would that be pretzel shape 'im. Big Grin

I'm not bein' greedy with the DeLorean. It's mine next, fair an' square. Taz is tryin' to take cuts, and I don't know what's keepin' Miss M so long with it. Maybe I will take that VIP ticket after all, thank you.Smile

edit: I know it's gettin' late for ya Choo. I may not be here when ya go nighty night. So sweet dreams. I'll be waitin' on that ticket. 'Course I'm still waitin' on that check from Miss M too. (love ya missy.) Wink
OH MY goodness, sorry Jeff, forgot about the Cap no no......I can't keep up here. I had a bunch of sales the last two days!!!!! yeah!!!!
newbie is happy......
I glanced over the "choo'ss" on here- omg all of them, (and I like Jeff's best) and read briefly...I barely know ya all and I gotta figure out which choo is whoo.
I'm getting ready to leave on a 15 night vacation in sunny Cabo San Lucas.....I cannot wait to see the sun!!!
Gotta close up my store for two weeks Confused...now I have to figure that out!
Yep it's bloody fun to see the sun in the winter.
Hola mi amigos, and adios for the next few hours. Big Grin
Hey everybody....Miss S we keep missing each other here..
""I wonder if Miss M will still have those rats whenever it may be that I go see her""
Well, the darn things are still in my freezer, so maybe Eek (psycho lunatic)
OK the DeLorean is yours now, just be sure to give it to Taz when you're done with it Wink
I want my eyes back, I'm lost without my x-ray power, but the train has gotta stay for now - maintenence - tomorrow morning for sure Smile

EDI - Oh alright, I cheated for now to get my eyes back Big Grin Boy that sounds kinda creepy doesn't it Eek
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Originally posted by TazFromPA:
Why do people post completely idiotic questions?


Because they don't read the listing.

I got an email the other night for an item I had up for sale . "Does this unit include the manual?"

Listing stated no manual included.

Guys bids. Then sends me an email telling me to cancel his bid, because he didn't know it the unit was without the manual.

#1 - I never read any of this until the auction ended.
#2 - cancel your own damn bid.
#3 - read the listing, idiot.

And all this from a user with feedback in the high hundreds. You'd think he'd know better.

Fortunately he got outbid, so I didn't have to deal with a jerk who wouldn't have paid anyway because he'd claim "I made a mistake" or "you didn't cancel my bid."
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Fortunately he got outbid,

Another good reason not to cancel a buyers bid even if they ask, let them do it and it ends up on their profile as a bid retraction.

For all you know he does it a lot and by getting the seller to do the cancelling keeps him squeaky clean.

If you had cancelled and there was only one other bidder of course the sale price would have been the start price. There is a chance they would fend of a genuine bidder but thats part of the 'game'.

Quote : "wouldn't have paid anyway because he'd claim "I made a mistake" or "you didn't cancel my bid."

Don't think this would hold any water in an unpaid dispute because as I expect you are aware he could have cancelled.

That's e-life Roll Eyes
Just a quick HI before I'm off to work..

N - the buyer would have to retract, the seller cancels. But it's a moot point once the auction is over..Then there is a winner (or whiner, as the case may be) Razz and they'll either pay or they won't. Most bidders don't even know HOW to retract a bid, and even then it's only allowed under certain circumstances or the seller can report the person. However a seller can cancel any bids s/he wants, that's their call. But in JeffS' case, the auction was already over...nothing to be done.
Hi N, JeffS's picture is of a big choo choo alright it's just that he has uploaded a large picture and sometimes on my slow PC it is showa as abig blue space or full size image momentarily then shrinks down to avatar size.

If you expand it it up you will find the picture is of a massive steam engine in full flight, impressive machine and photograph.

Regards cancelling, definately, they messed up let them take the blame and if they don't and someone outbids them you are even beter off !

If you cancel it and then they change their mind afterwards they may complain to eBay about dubious practice/favouring other buyers, need to be on your guard.

I would never cancel a buyers bid except in exceptional circumstances, but I will readily block any that have messed me around so they don't do it again. Smile

edit - Hi Ms M have fun Smile
Leaving now, Choo

I see you wait til I'm almost gone to make an appearance Smile I think you like it when I ignore you Eek That way you can make sure you don't get a whackin.

I'm sure you read that I gave Miss S the DeLorean but not to worry..WE will take good care of it, but when Taz gets his turn, well...let's just say it was a nice car while it lasted Big Grin Big Grin
I have a disclaimer in all my auctions that states "PLEASE do not bid without first emailing me for permission if you have any negative feedback in the past 30 days or you have less than 10 feedback. I reserve the right to cancel any bids that do not meet this criteria!' Also this piece "All PayPal payments must be shipped to a confirmed address.
Due to a problem with a less than honest buyer I must insist on this."
Very few people actually email and I have only cancelled 2 bids despite having alot of bidders with zero feedback.
Miss M!
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I'm sure you read that I gave Miss S the DeLorean but not to worry..WE will take good care of it, but when Taz gets his turn, well...let's just say it was a nice car while it lasted

You are going to pay dearly for that one!
No, got to disagree with you wholeheartedly on this approach Taz ...
[quote]I have a disclaimer in all my auctions that states "PLEASE do not bid without first emailing me for permission if you have any negative feedback in the past 30 days or you have less than 10 feedback. I reserve the right to cancel any bids that do not meet this criteria!'quote] Eek
I am glad to say I have not had to resort to this in my listings, as a buyer I would think what a nasty piece of work this seller must be and avoid them like the plague, what's he going to be like if I find a fault or there is a problem.

You can block buyers who are negative and received what is it 2 upaid strikes in the last 30 days, and cancel at will anyway so why say it, no I would not apply aggressive text.

I would rather deal with the odd time waster and subsequently block them rather than add an aggressive piece of text to my listing.

I looked at the pro's and con's very closely over many sellers before I started seriously selling and decided to keep the t's & c's part of my listing very concise and freindly with enough protection to give me the strength to deal firmly with time wasters.

I have a firm belief that aggressive wording loses money or even excessive freindlier texts of which some are mind boggling to the equivelent of a large sheet of typed paper worth of do' and don'ts, I never buy from these sellers.

Besides many buyers don't even read the descriptions, postage or any other details so why would they bother reading your version of the riot act, the only ones who would are more likely to be the nervous innocent ones.

I find that buyers who are new certainly below a profile of 10 bid wildy and prices will always be higher than from experienced buyers. When buying I do not try to outbid these people as they will get carried away, so why frighten them off due to the odd timewasters, think again Taz my friend, it's not good business to scare off the highest bidders around. Smile
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You are going to pay dearly for that one!

Awww Taz, I know ya still love me Wink Besides, Miss S and I want you to hot rod that car into the ground...Choo is EXTREMELY paranoid and won't even tell me his real name (privately). So this is what you get Choo Big Grin Big Grin

Looks like I'm the only one with no life tonite so I'll probably be talking to myself, but I usually do that anyway so I guess it won't make much difference.

BTW, Miss S and I tried to use Auctiva for messaging but it doesn't seem to work..if anyone can figure it out let me know.
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Looks like I'm the only one with no life tonite so I'll probably be talking to myself, but I usually do that anyway so I guess it won't make much difference.

No posts for over 12 hours! This will not do!
Alert the authorities, Dial 911(I tried that but couldn't find the eleven on my phone?),Declare a national emergency! (Well it is you know!) More like international cannot forget our English contingency
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Originally posted by TazFromPA:
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Looks like I'm the only one with no life tonite so I'll probably be talking to myself, but I usually do that anyway so I guess it won't make much difference.

No posts for over 12 hours! This will not do!
Alert the authorities, Dial 911(I tried that but couldn't find the eleven on my phone?),Declare a national emergency! (Well it is you know!) More like international cannot forget our English contingency
There is a national emergency!!! No posts for 12 hours....
I am trying to figure out how to close my store for 2 weeks.....I just have to pick one way or another.
I am listening to my International language learner....Learning Spanish in your car....had to bring it out for a refresher...all I could remember was dunde el banyo!!
Guess that's all I need to know! hee hee.
Ms M is that 8880?
I figured out Ms S YAY!!
Also trying to decide whether or not to take the laptop.....if I do I will check in here all the time.....if I have access. Shucks! that's not a vacation, right?
So who owns the car? And why is it circulating???
Ahh, as I commented yesterday about the charm of Ms M "Well we know he has problems" Roll Eyes

And the wit (and smelling) of Ms M :-

"He probably eas expexting to get it back in one piece Not gonna happen Choo!"

Ms M answers my other question, Taz's garbage compacter is to be used to repair the DeLorean Roll Eyes

And not forgetting the frozen rat cudgel :-

"That way you can make sure you don't get a whackin."

On the day of reckoning Ms M will have a book of her own Razz
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drink it warm don't you?


Yep, thick, dark and warm, not like fizzy fly p**, (no offence to our MIA spider and fly) Wink

Particularly to the spider last seen speeding west on a cow catcher to spider-heaven, ninth fly has not come to rescue his spider ? Frown


Now Ms N catch up please, the DeLorean is as real as our imagination, and we are only using that because Pete waltzed off to Germany with the Tardis and left us stranded in the 21st century. Clear ? Big Grin
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Why don't any one read the manual, whoops mustn't get Taz going again, you didn't read that Taz, ok

Well Choo I captured a few little birdies for special occasions such as this. Time for there maiden voyage. Going to send them overseas
All in good fun of course lest anyone gets the wrong idea! just got a call from Magoo's have to go to work. have a good un all
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Believe she and Miss S were going to do the Thelma and Louise thing and drive it over a cliff!

Miss S do you see this! Aarrgghh Roll Eyes
Men are SO annoying Big Grin (Yeah, like we're not)
Actually we're gonna do the Thelma & Louise thing WITHOUT the driving off a cliff part...we're gonna stop at Taz's, pick up the pieces of the DeLorean, and go deliver it to Choo. OOps can't forget Pete - we'll need to pick up some boxers for him as long as we're there. Or maybe a thong, whatcha think? Eek

Sorry N, no car for you..Taz will have it in little pieces by then Wink
I thought he'd be back by now ?? And what do you mean 'no comment'? You always have a comment Big Grin I'm gonna get Pete about 10 pair of these, all in different neon colors.

Haven't seen much of ninth lately around here either...he's probably waiting for more cookies from ya Smile

OK so you have the DeLorean now, Taz gets it next. And Choo never gets it back Big Grin
'Coz I have to wonder about anyone who would drink their beer warm..ewww Razz Ice cold for me even in ice cold weather Smile
Miss M. what are you trying to do, get us all sick?! That pic is an abomination of the highest order, an obscenity beyond comprehension, a massive assault upon our sensibilities. Eek

As for Miss S., you are quite correct, I do love to torture my tricky little spyder, and do so at every opportunity. That's what she gets for fooling me into her web. Don't worry my little arachnid, your fly will rescue you soon! I only have to figure out which of the 1000 images of you is the REAL you! I only have 999 more tries. Hang-on, almost there! Eek
Miss M, I missed your previous post. My eyes are in such shock, I can hardly see!! Eek
You'd think these guys surely know by now we've got more sense than to drive off a cliff. hmmmm I did fall into Choo's trap and have myself stuck on the cattle guard though. Roll Eyes I guess you know what that means! Wink

When I get rescued from here, I say we head out Mexico way First. No, now... I insist! Big Grin

Too racey a group, Ms N? Surely you jest! I didn't even notice th' hat. It's the shoes that got my giggle box goin'!

edit: I knew my li'l fly hero would be here to save me!
Here I am... over here... barely hangin' on!!!
What's the matter ninth? You don't think those are the sexiest underwear you've ever seen? (I thought those were the kind YOU wear) Big Grin Big Grin

Oh boy, I'm gonna be in for it now Eek
Help Miss S! Should I delete the picture?? Is it that bad?

This was one of those "crate of kleenex" pictures...someone at work had the bright idea to show this to me there...it took me quite awhile to pull myself together Big Grin

Miss S..what is cattle guard?????
Underwear?! Is that what that is? How could it be the kind of underwear I wear, when I don't even wear underwear?! Have you ever seen a fly with underwear on? If you have, then I'm not sure I want to take what you are on. Wink

Don't worry my bulbous little honey, only a few more tries, I only have 998 left to go! Won't be long now, hold-on tight! Eek
My super hero fly has just set me free. And now so soon Miss M, you're gettin' out the RAID!! We WILL be good!!!!! oh sooooo very good we'll be! Wink Wink

edit: Well, now aren't we hangin' out together just enough? Look at these posted times. yep, that'd be a good thing, even if a bit scary. Wink Big Grin