Over the last several weeks we implemented several performance improvements to the COMC.com site. If you have used the site recently, you may have noticed sporadic glitches. I apologize for that. The site should be back to being fully functional, and we will do our best to keep it that way as we continue to implement many more improvements to the site.
It used to take ~6-10 seconds to perform a search, and sometimes the searches would time out at 30 seconds. Now we can consistently search in about 2-3 seconds.
It used to take ~10-15 seconds to browse all the cards of a given sport, and sometimes it would timeout as well. Now we can consistently browse in about 3-4 seconds.
We recently enhanced the list on the left side of the search page to let you filter by year, product, and set very easily. Once you start filtering down to a specific year, set, or player, the searches get even faster, typically 1-2 seconds.
Eventually we would like to get every page to take less than 1 second, but the current speed is fast enough that it is not too annoying. So we will spend the next round of efforts on adding new functionality to the site.
The next big effort is around allowing you to list your cards on this site. Stay tuned for more.