It’s nearing the end of the year, which is a great time for reflection and contemplation. Looking back on 2014 with all its ups and downs, there is one thing we appreciate most – YOU. That you’ve had our backs in our most difficult year has been the greatest gift of all.
This is exciting. You have asked us for the ability to do auctions for years. So we are testing this functionality. We still have a lot of work to do, but we hope to allow you to run your own auctions in the near future. In the meantime, test out our auctions, pick up some new product, and give us your feedback.
Boxing Day – Free Promotions & Free Shipping
In honor of Boxing Day (Canada’s Black Friday), we will allow sellers to run free Promotions & we will offer buyers free shipping on 30 items or more from Thursday, December 25th – Wednesday, December 31st.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Cyber Monday Shopping Sprees
Some of our Black Friday Weekend Shopping Sprees went unclaimed, so we just issued 100 more shopping sprees. If you logged into COMC in the past year, you may have won a Cyber Monday Shopping Spree.
Check to see if you won
Cyber Monday Promotions
Many of our sellers are running Cyber Monday Sales with the deepest discounts they have ever offered. You have until midnight PST today to buy up as many of these items as you can.
Best Deals Contests
Don’t forget to post your best deals by tomorrow night for a chance to win a box of cards.
Learn more about the contest
We are providing Free Shipping on any order of 10 or more items. This special only applies to items that were purchased in Simplified Shipping Mode, not Advanced Reseller Mode.
Very Large Shipment Requests
If you try to put in a shipment request for more than 500 items, we will process those requests after midnight. They will still get the same promotional rates, but we don’t want to bog down the server with these requests while everyone is shopping today.
Black Friday Update
In case you missed it. Here is a quick video update on our Black Friday Status and other COMC news.
Here is the breakdown of Shopping Sprees that were awarded for Black Friday.
Facebook Peyton Manning Contest
– 1 x $509
– 2 x $100
– 10 x $50
– 108 x $20
– 237 x $5
Buyers (based on items purchased and shipped since last Thanksgiving)
– 1 x $200
– 200 x $20
Sellers (based on items consigned in 2014)
– 100 x $20
Users were allowed to win more than one of the above prizes.
Find out if you won
It’s finally here, Happy Thanksgiving! Amazing deals and free shipping await! The hunt begins. To add to the fun, we are teaming with a few of our favorite websites to offer a contest.
We want you to share the best deal you got while shopping on COMC over Black Friday weekend.
- The purchase must be procured between 12 a.m. (PST) Thursday, November 27th and 11:59 p.m. (PST) Monday, December 1st.
- The post must be made in an approved location, outlined below. *
- The purchase should be “Shared” directly from your Dashboard or Purchase History. For instructions, see below. **
- We’ll let the community cast their vote on who got the best deal over the weekend.
- You can only win in one location, not multiple.
- Each entry must be made by 11:59 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, December 2nd in the approved location.
- We will announce the winners on Wednesday, December 3rd.
- Each winner will receive a mystery box of cards, based on a sport of their choosing.
- We’ll break the box at COMC and deposit the cards into the winner’s COMC account with an exclusive, contest-winner-only, 1 week processing service.
* Approved Locations
We are running this contest in the comments on this blog post and also on 3 awesome websites:
Each of these forums will have a dedicated thread for this contest. Voting will take place in each forum thread for that particular forum and in the comments on this blog post for ours.
We will also be awarding 100 History Points for everyone who participates in the contest, either by posting an entry, vote, or comment within the contest thread or in the comments on this blog post.
** How to Share
From your Dashboard or from your Purchase History, you can click the new “Share” link next to the item you want to share.
A box will pop up. To post in a forum, click on “Forum markup” and then Copy (Ctrl+C). To post in the comments on this blog post, click on “HTML markup” and then Copy (Ctrl+C).
Paste the markup in the forum post or blog comments, and post for us to see!
We will update this post with a direct link to each forum thread once they’ve started.
As always, stayed tuned for the latest news and developments at our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram pages.
Thank you to everyone that hammered on the site for the past hour. We have successfully discovered some areas of the site that need to be fixed.
We will be taking the site down from 11PM to 5AM to address these issues.
We are extending the free shipping shipping for 10+ items 2 more hours, until 9PM tonight. If you miss that, please just come back anytime from Thursday through Monday to get free shipping.
Also, we will be giving extra prizes to everyone that hit an error or that attempted to purchase store credit during the hour.
Thanks for the help. I hope you enjoyed the scavenger hunt!
The first 50 different people that complete the following tasks between 6PM and 7PM Pacific time today will receive a $20 Black Friday weekend shopping spree. Additionally, we will randomly give away another 20 more shopping sprees ranging from $20 to $100 based on the entries listed below. We will be giving out a total of $2,000 of shopping sprees.
Warning: This is intentionally a stress test. We are doing this before Black Friday to measure what load our servers can handle. We do expect that you will experience some errors. Try as much as you can over the course of the hour.
– (OPTIONAL) Buy some store credit (1 entry per $1 you buy)
– Make an offer on anything in the Charity account (1 entry per offer. It will be automatically accepted.)
– Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features a player in a black jersey
– Set an asking price for the item you just purchased
– Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features one of your favorite players
– Place a shipment request (1 entry per item shipped, Free shipping on 10+ items)
– Add a comment to this blog post stating that you completed the tasks (1 entry for posting, ONLY 1 post please)
– Add some items to your cart that feature players on your favorite team
– Purchase your shopping cart with either Amazon, Credit Card, or PayPal (1 entry per item purchased)
6 PM PST is just 2 hours away, so start your engines!
UPDATE: 6:50 PM PST
Congratulations! You successfully stressed out our server, and you helped us uncovered some areas that need to be fixed. We will be taking the site down from 11PM PST to 5AM PST to address several of these issues. Since many of you were unable to accomplish some of the tasks because you were so successful at stressing out the server, I will see what we can do about awarding some extra prizes for those of you that hit errors.
Thanksgiving is a couple weeks away, and we have so much for which to be thankful. It’s been a trying year, and we are especially grateful for you! Let’s celebrate our favorite way, by collecting some cards!
Reasons To Be Excited This Black Friday Weekend
- Biggest Selection – We are quickly nearing 10 million items for sale, making this our best selection ever!
- Great Deals – Sellers will be running promotions starting today, so expect unbeatable prices.
- Win a Shopping Spree * - We are giving away $10K in shopping sprees to use over Black Friday weekend!
- Free Shipping ** - Thurs Nov 27 – Mon Dec 1, when you ship 10 or more items that you’ve purchased.
- Shipping Bonus Credit – For every 100 items shipped in November, receive $5 Store Credit on Cyber Monday!
- Extended Customer Service – We’ll be taking calls and responding to emails on Sat, Nov 29 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
* Win a Shopping Spree
Over the next couple weeks, we will be giving away $10K in Shopping Sprees to use Black Friday, Nov 28 – Cyber Monday, Dec 1. On Black Friday alone, we will be giving out a couple hundred Shopping Sprees ranging from $20-$200. Everyone who has bought or sold cards with us since last Thanksgiving will be eligible to win one of these Shopping Sprees. To find out if you won, log into your account on Black Friday. We will be doing a number of other contests and giveaways as well, so stay tuned.
** Free Shipping
Don’t lose out on snapping up your favorite cards. Buy them now with store credit, and have them shipped any time Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Free shipping only applies to items purchased in Simplified Shipping Mode. Anything purchased in Advanced Reseller Mode is only eligible for a $3 savings. Expect longer than usual shipping times given the high volume. We will try to have everything shipping within seven days of your order. The sooner a shipment is requested, the sooner it will be shipped. For every 100 items shipped in November, receive $5 Store Credit on Cyber Monday!
Come join us in setting a record-breaking Black Friday Weekend!