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.

Offices closed for Labor Day!

Hi COMC Nation! We don’t know about you, but for us, it’s been such an awesome summer! Sadly, all good things eventually come to an end…and, like so many others, we plan to mark the end of summer with a fun (and safe) Labor Day weekend!

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We couldn’t find anything that really represented “Labor Day” in picture form, so enjoy these Corgi puppies instead. PUPPIES!

With this in mind, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st. This includes our customer service 1-800 phone number, but Moe will be around to respond to your emails and be available via our social media outlets – apparently, he doesn’t like 3-day weekends…or puppies. Whatever.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

COMC Offices closed for July 4th

Hello COMC Nation! We just wanted to let everyone know that the COMC offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Happy Birthday, America! Seriously, you don't look 238 years old...

Happy Birthday, America! Seriously, you don’t look 238 years old…

We wish everyone a fun, enjoyable, and (most importantly) safe long weekend. We’ll be out of the office, hanging out with friends and family, celebrating the birth of our nation by blowing up a small portion of it with dubiously-acquired fireworks.

(It’s not my joke, but it’s still darn funny…)

We’ll be back in the offices on Monday, July 7th. Have a great weekend!

COMC Offices closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day

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Hello COMC Nation! We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that this coming Monday is Memorial Day.  As it’s a national holiday, our doors will be closed and our staff will not be in their offices. With this:

Customer Service will be closed Monday, May 26th & will reopen Tuesday, May 27th at 9 a.m. PDT.

If you need to contact us over the holiday, feel free to email us via staff@comc.com or leave a voice message at 1-800-517-3540 – Moe or Norbert will get back to you as quickly as possible when we return Tuesday morning.

Everyone at COMC wishes you all a safe and happy long weekend, as we remember those who have put themselves into harm’s way for this country – those who have come back to their country, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Did someone say “Championship Parade”?

Hello COMC Nation – In his bid for the title of “Best Boss Ever”, Tim has made the announcement that any COMC employees who want to attend the Seattle Seahawks Championship parade would be able to do so – and, he’s even supplying bus passes for everyone, to help them get downtown. How cool is that?

Someone order this mug for Tim...stat! (Wait, does he even drink coffee?)

Someone order this mug for Tim…stat! (Wait, does he even drink coffee?)

With that in mind, we’re going to be a little short-staffed around the office on Wednesday. Our shipping crew is pushing to get more orders out Tuesday, and will be in early Wednesday (before the parade) to make sure we don’t fall behind in getting your orders out.

Also, Moe (Go 49ers!) will be running solo in the Customer Service department, as Norbert and Greg are heading downtown later tonight to secure their positions along the parade route. We wish them well, and hope they don’t freeze to the pavement overnight…in the meantime, any replies to your questions or concerns on Wednesday may be a little slower than usual.

Operations will return to normal at COMC on Thursday. However, our staff may never be the same.

Happy Holidays, Enjoy what matters most

15 years ago Julia and I first met.  At the time, I was living in the basement at my parents’ house while going to grad school at the University of Minnesota.  Parts of my room were literally filled from floor to ceiling with sports cards, computers, and text books.

Now we work together in a building filled with 10 million sports cards, 100+ computers, and even those old text books.  This week, that education really paid off, and I was able to invent some new technology that uses my math and computer science degrees to analyze images of sports cards.  We have been literally burning the midnight oil to prepare for a major announcement coming out in the next week.

In the meantime, please enjoy the things that matter most in life, and have a very happy holidays!

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