Some of you may know the name Steve Hollander. He’s one of our longest-tenured employees, on board with COMC from its earliest days. In addition to being one of our first customers (he still sells on the site under the username SteveSC), Steve now handles a lot of responsibilities for us including Card Show drop-offs. Steve travels all over to various card shows, and if you find his booth you can drop off your COMC batches right there with him and save on postage. Card Show drop-offs are getting so popular, we thought it best to put up a convenient guide to where you can find Steve over the coming months.
* Drop-offs will not be accepted in Canada. We will however provide instructions for how to ship to us.
** Heather Hollander and Jon Anderson will be at this show since Steve will be out of town.
Look for Steve at his booth, wearing a Check Out My Cards shirt. He’s happy to take your drop-offs and answer any questions you may have about COMC.
A couple of notes about card drop-offs: Dropped off cards will still be charged our normal processing rates. We’ll ask you to fill out a receipt where you can indicate what processing service you would like. We prefer that you follow the instructions online to fund your account by mail or with a credit card. Please pack your cards carefully and appropriately in a box (no binders, no loose cards).
For a while people have asked questions about how we calculated our seller stats. We kept having to explain how the stats were specific to cards sent to us on consignment and didn’t reflect the cards that people purchased on the site and were now flipping.
Here is the last screenshot of our old style stats.
We finally got a chance to update the site so that it now gives more intuitive stats split out for buyers, sellers, and consignors.
We let you drill into the top 50 buyers based on total book value purchased. This includes cards that were purchased and shipped as well as cards that are purchased and are still in the buyer’s account.
You can now see all sellers. By default we sort the list by total book value currently for sale. This includes all cards purchased as well as cards sent to us on consignment.
You can now see all consignors. By default we sort the list by total book value of cards ever sent to us on consignment. These stats include cards that have been sold, but they ignore any cards that were sent to us on consignment and returned to the original owner.
Notice that ddearing and SteveSC are the only users that have earned the top 10 list in all three categories. Both Dan Dearing and Steve Hollander will be at the National August 4-8. Steve is our most senior employee and will be one of 6 Check Out My Cards employees at the National. Dan is one of our fastest growing sellers. I just found out today that he happens to have a booth right next to ours. If you can make it to Baltimore for the National this year, be sure to swing by booth 2248 and say hi!
COMC, and Dave Elmore in particular, would like to thank everyone who has purchased from or donated to the Cards_For_Alzheimers account in recent weeks. Special kudos to donors dawgfan72, DKSchultz, laburgher, odiegoat (who actually dropped off cards here Monday while on vacation from Minnesota!) and SteveSC.
Just one quick clarification, however: as stated in the original post, offers are not accepted on this account. Dave has been flooded with them, and unfortunately he’s had to reject them all. That’s because he’s committing to getting the most for each and every card, with the understanding that he’ll drop the prices by 10 percent on a weekly basis. (For instance, the majority of the cards with book prices are currently at 47-48% of BV.)
Since my last blog post we have reached many milestones. We now have more than 200,000 cards for sale, and I was planning to do one last blog post with my timgetsch account in the #10 spot of the top sellers list. However, today DKShultz took over the #10 spot.
DPietrack also called me today to let me know he hit 1,000 total cards sold. So I dug into it and noticed that 4 sellers have now reached 1,000 cards sold. SteveSC, prestongillespie, and cardshark are the other sellers. My timgetsch account has sold more than 2,000 cards, and my LowPriceCards account holds the lead with more than 10,000 cards sold.
This week DPietrack became the first consignment seller to sell more than $10,000 BV worth of cards. He only started selling a little over two months ago. He is offering great cards at amazing prices, and they have not been lasting long. If you see something you like, you better grab it soon.
This week we also crossed another milestone. We now have 10 sellers that have more than $10,000 BV worth of cards on the site.
SteveSC is one of our top sellers, and when he mentioned that this was the first month where he made more money off sales from COMC.com than he did from the card shows he does on weekends, I decided to see exactly how we were doing…
Wow! The site is definitely back up and working smoothly. This week we have been setting records for number of orders and size of orders. Several people have been placing 100+ card orders.
Yesterday we set another record for most sellers in one purchase. Someone from New South Wales, Australia placed an order for 139 cards from 30 different sellers and only had to pay $20 for shipping to Australia. That is absolutely amazing!
All of the cards were Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, or David Robinson cards.