Test Auctions & Win a Shopping Spree

If you haven’t tried out our new auction system. Now is a great time to kick the tires. We have more than 400 auctions that end tomorrow, and we will be starting hundreds more that end on December 25th.

COMC auctions are refreshingly simple. When you win auctions, the items transfer into your account within minutes of the auction ending. If you don’t have enough store credit in your account when the auction closes, that is OK. As soon as your account has sufficient store credit, the items will automatically transfer into your account within seconds. And as always, you get flat rate shipping on unlimited items, or you can put items you win back up for sale instantly.

Win a Boxing Day Shopping Spree
Go test out placing a bid. On December 26th, we will be issuing $1,000 worth of shopping sprees. 50 different users that have placed bids will win a $20 Boxing Day Shopping Spree. You will get one entry for every different auction you bid on, and you will also get one entry for every dollar you spend on auctions that you win.

Auctions to Watch
2014 Topps High Tek TEKtonics Diffractor #TD-CR - Cal Ripken Jr. /50 - Courtesy of COMC.com 2014 Topps High Tek TEKtonics Diffractor #TD-CR – Cal Ripken Jr. #33/50

Here is a must-have for serious Cal Ripken collectors. This is a true /50. There are no parallels of this card. Only 50 collectors can add this card to their collection.

2014 Topps High Tek Autographs Cyan Printing Proof #HT-NR - Nolan Ryan /1 - Courtesy of COMC.com2014 Topps High Tek Autographs Cyan Printing Proof #HT-NR – Nolan Ryan #1/1

For Nolan Ryan collectors, you have a rare opportunity to pick up a 1/1 on-card autograph.

2014 Panini Limited Rookie Signatures Black #158 - Troy Niklas /1 - Courtesy of COMC.com2014 Panini Limited Rookie Signatures Black #158 – Troy Niklas /1

Notre Dame fans? Want to speculate on a rookie? Here is a 1/1 autographed rookie card of Arizona Cardinals tight end Troy Niklas.

2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Jerseys Purple Die-Cut #76 - Andrew Wiggins /99 - Courtesy of COMC.com2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Jerseys Purple Die-Cut #76 – Andrew Wiggins /99

Great opportunity to pick up a jersey card of the leading candidate for rookie of the year, Andrew Wiggins.

Black Friday Shopping Sprees

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Here is the breakdown of Shopping Sprees that were awarded for Black Friday.

Facebook Peyton Manning Contest
– 1 x $509

Scavenger Hunt
– 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

Black Friday Weekend Contest

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.

Contest Details:

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.

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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).

Forum Markup

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.

Happy hunting!

As always, stayed tuned for the latest news and developments at our FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Instagram pages.

Pre-Black Friday Scavenger Hunt & Stress Test

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.

Have fun!

(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)

Optional Tasks
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!

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.

Let the Race Begin: Thousands in Prizes

The Ultimate Card # Race Starts Now
We are launching a 1 week race to to get as many card numbers as possible.

Play the Ultimate Card # Race as much as you can between now and Saturday night April 12th at 11:59 PM PST.

Keep an eye on the Weekly Leaderboard.  We will be awarding the following prizes for most points.

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $125
  • 4th Place: $50
  • 5th Place: $25
  • #1 Fastest Time: $250

+ $5 for everyone that earns at least 10,000 points on the Ultimate Card # Race this week.

Double Bonus
If you collectively complete the challenge by reaching 100% of our 7.5 million point goal, we will double all of the prizes and we will award 10 addition $100 rewards randomly based on the number of points you earn on the Ultimate Card # Race.  Spread the word and get as many people to play as possible so that you can all get double the prizes.

The new Ultimate Card # Race is a simplified version of our previous Card # challenges.  It only requires that you enter the numeric portion of the card number.  You should be able to get some amazing times.

Are you up for the challenge?

The COMC Store Credit Giveaway at the 2014 Industry Summit

We’re less than a week away from our annual trip to Las Vegas!  As if you needed another reason to visit the COMC booth at the 2014 Industry Summit, how about we give you 250 reasons?

Hello, ladies...

Hello, ladies…

If you are interested in our Drop-Off/Pick-Up/Kiosk programs, come to our booth, watch our demo, drop off your business card (or just write your COMC username on a piece of paper), and you’ll be entered into a drawing for $250 of COMC Store Credit!

At 4 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday (March 17 & 18), we’ll draw the name of a lucky winner from all the cards/usernames we’ve collected, and we’ll deposit $250 of store credit into that person’s COMC Account.

Did we mention you need to have a COMC account to get your prize? Well, you do – and you can sign up at our booth.

So be sure to drop by our booth while you’re at the Summit and say hello to Tim, Julia, Geoff, Steve, and Sam. And definitely remember to give us your business card (or your username) so you can get in on the winnings!

New Social Media and the COMC Hockey Pool

Greetings to the COMC Nation! We’re pleased to announce the arrival of our new COMC International Facebook page, as well as our presence on Twitter as COMC International.

We’ve introduced these new venues as a means for our friends outside the United States to communicate with us, so we can address any issues that arise and to help them meet their needs as international customers of COMC.

Everybody into the pool!

We’re pleased to announce a contest for all our hockey loving friends. We’ve set up a hockey box pool for the upcoming 2013-14 NHL Season.  We’ll be offering prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – the prizes will be determined on the number of participants in the pool, overall. The more players we have, the bigger the prizes we’ll give out.

Entry is really easy:

First: Score the COMC Social Media Hat Trick, by liking our COMC Facebook page, our new COMC International Facebook Page, and following our new COMC International Twitter page.

Next: Go to COMC Hockey Pool to register your team. Be sure to use your COMC username as your team name for easier identification.

It’s a beauty!

Then: Set your lineup and you’re good to go!

Along with the grand prizes at the end of the season, we’ll be giving out monthly prizes of COMC History points, based on the pool standings at the beginning of every month. We’ll also give a random team a prize of COMC history points, just for participating. So, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to win!

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, as the season starts on October 1st and the deadline to enter and make any changes to your team is October 6th, 7pm PDT.

Good luck to everyone who signs up. Game on!

And, as always, be sure to keep up with all the news and company updates by following us on our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube pages.