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.

Successful Stress Test

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!

Pre-Black Friday Scavenger Hunt & Stress Test

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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!

Tasks
(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!

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.

Our Black Friday Thank You

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!

2014 Black Friday Blog

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!

Black Friday 2014 Sellers Promotions!

In case you missed it, we’re now offering free Promotions for our COMC sellers!

Check out the Promotions Manager link on your dashboard, and you’ll see several options available! You can run “Preview” sales for the weeks before Black Friday, as well as Black Friday weekend. Or just do a special 1-day Cyber Monday sale!

So...Many...Options!

So…Many…Options!

So, head on over the the Promotions Manager page and get your Black Friday sales set up!

Black Friday Processing Special – Expanded!

Happy Halloween!  This is not a trick, but it is a treat.

We are expanding the Black Friday Processing Special to include 2013 products, and we are extending the domestic post mark date to November 12th.

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Get your cards on COMC in time for Black Friday!

Remember:

  • No premium items – these will still get our Premium service.
  • No trade show stamps.
  • No National Treasure printing plates.

The fee for the special is 50 cents/item. Unlike our Basic or Premium services, this fee will be charged up front, so you must have sufficient funds in your account to cover the processing fees or you can include payment in package.

  • FYI: There’s a $10 minimum batch processing fee, so you’ll want to send in 20 (or more) cards.

All domestic packages for the Black Friday Special must be postmarked by November 12st. This refers to the USPS postmark on the outside of the package and not any dates generated by our submission wizard.

This part is very important, so please note:

Make sure to write on the OUTSIDE of box by the address label that your box includes a BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL transaction – doing so will ensure that it receives priority treatment.

We guarantee your cards will be live on the site by the Wednesday before Black Friday.  And, the sooner we receive your cards, the sooner they’ll be up on the site, so send them in as soon as possible.  Anything received with a postmark after November 12th will receive our Basic Service.

And, as always, stayed tuned for the latest news and developments at our FacebookTwitter, Google+, and Instagram pages.

2014 Black Friday Processing Special

Hello COMC Nation! We hope you had a great “civic holiday” long weekend! While you were doing whatever you do during the 2nd weekend of October, we at COMC HQ used our time wisely to put together a little something for our sellers, something you’ve been asking for recently.

No, not the COMC Swimsuit Calendar…that project has been put on hold, until we renew our gym memberships. 

I’m referring to a Black Friday Processing Special for 2014!

Halloween candy and a Processing Special? Best! Month! Ever!

Halloween candy and a Processing Special? Best! Month! Ever!

This is an opportunity to get the newest and latest products on COMC, just in time for Black Friday. With that in mind, for this special, we’ll only be accepting cards from any 2013-14 (or newer) product. And, there are a few exceptions:

  • No premium items – these will still get our Premium service.
  • No trade show stamps.
  • No National Treasure printing plates.

The fee for the special is 50 cents/item. Unlike our Basic or Premium services, this fee will be charged up front, so you must have sufficient funds in your account to cover the processing fees or you can include payment in package.

  • FYI: There’s a $10 minimum batch processing fee, so you’ll want to send in 20 (or more) cards.

All cards/packages for the Black Friday Special must be postmarked by November 1st. This refers to the USPS postmark on the outside of the package and not any dates generated by our submission wizard.

This part is very important, so please note:

Make sure to write on the OUTSIDE of box by the address label that your box includes a BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL transaction – doing so will ensure that it receives priority treatment.

We guarantee your cards will be live on the site by the Wednesday before Black Friday.  And, the sooner we receive your cards, the sooner they’ll be up on the site, so send them in as soon as possible. Anything received with a postmark after November 1st will receive our Basic Service.

And, as always, stayed tuned for the latest news and developments at our FacebookTwitter, Google+, and Instagram pages.