Scheduled downtime – Done

Late tonight we will be moving our servers from one area of our colocation facility to another so that we have room to add a couple more servers. We should start around midnight Pacific Time and hopefully we will be done in less than four hours.

While the servers are being moved, the website will not be accessible.

================ Update: 4:35 AM ====================
Everything is back up and running smoothly. Good night.

Supporting graded and encased cards

I am currently adapting our system to start supporting graded cards and other encased cards. These cards are going to take longer for us to process, they will use significantly more storage space, they will cost more to insure, and they will cost more to ship.

We are planning to charge $1 for the processing fee and $1 for shipping. Normal raw cards will stay $0.20 for processing and $0.20 for shipping, but we will also bump the maximum shipping fee from $20 up to $30.

Let me know what you think about these proposed fees.

300,000 cards for sale

I just noticed that we crossed the 300,000 card barrier this weekend.

I also noticed that bigkoi2008 and alpthecards recently broke into the top 10 sellers list.

bigkoi2008 would be even higher on the list if we factored in his items that are so rare that they don’t even have prices listed in Beckett.
2008 SP Legendary Cuts Classic Signatures #NR - Nolan Ryan/25 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 2005-06 SP Authentic Limited Extra Autographs #49 - Kevin Garnett/25 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

alpthecards also has some amazing cards.
2007 SP Authentic By the Letter Signatures #8 - Josh Beckett/15 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com 2007-08 Topps Co-Signers Press Plates Cyan #31 - John Stockton/1 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

I would also like to note that Dpietrack has been selling cards so fast that he has fallen off the top 10 list, but he has many more cards waiting to go on the site, so I am sure we will see him back up there soon. Here is a quick testimonial we got from Dpietrack last Thursday.

Yesterday was my sixth month anniversary as a seller on check out my cards. Thanks to Tim, Steve, Mark, and all of my friends at C.O.M.C. it has been a great fun experience. NO QUESTION Checkoutmycards is the best all round site of its kind in the world. The sky is the limit for the future, and it is exciting to be along for the ride. In my first six months I have sold over 2,700 cards with a book value of over $27,000. Where else could a first time seller do that? Thanks C.O.M.C. Keep up the good work

-Dpietrack

Seattle area show on Saturday

Steve Hollander will be at the Meridian Park School Show this weekend representing COMC.com. You are welcome to drop off cards that you would like to have added to your account.

Add 100 cards to your account for free!
If you haven’t started using our consignment services, drop off cards at the show and we will process the first 100 cards for free. This is a $22 value. If you don’t have time to put together cards before Saturday, come by and puck up a coupon that you can use later.

Seattle area card shows
Here is a schedule of the Seattle area card shows that we will be attending. You are always welcome to swing by our table. We love to chat about the site. If you are in the Seattle area, this is the best way to give us feedback.

Card Show in Portland this weekend

Steve Hollander will be at the Jantzen Beach Supercenter Show this weekend representing COMC.com. You are welcome to drop off cards that you would like to have added to your account.

Add 100 cards to your account for free!
If you haven’t started using our consignment services, drop off cards at the show and we will process the first 100 cards for free. This is a $22 value. If you don’t have time to put together cards before Saturday, come by and pick up a coupon that you can use later.

Seattle & Portland Card Shows
Here is a schedule of the Seattle & Portland area card shows that we will be attending. You are always welcome to swing by our table. We love to chat about the site. If you are in the Seattle or Portland area, this is the best way to give us feedback.