November Promos & Black Friday

Get your cards on the site before Black Friday! I believe the word soundsportscards used to describe the weekend after Thanksgiving last year was “sick”. He had 500 cards go in the site just before Thanksgiving and 400 of them sold that weekend.

In order to get your cards on the site before Thanksgiving, you will need to use our Express Processing service, and the cards will need to arrive at our warehouse by Wednesday, November 18th.

25¢ Express Processing for any of the following items

– Any basketball cards
– Any hockey cards
– Any football cards from 2009
* Note that the cards may be delayed if they are not yet listed on Beckett.com

Restrictions
– No more than 5,000 cards per user
– Encased cards, box-toppers, jumbo and graded cards are not eligible for this promotion
– Packages must be postmarked by Monday, November 30th
– Boxes must be clearly marked with your user name and “25¢ Express”
– Follow the instructions for how to ship to us
– Note: There will still be a $3 batch fee per 500 cards.

Learn more about using our consignment service to sell your cards

First-Time Sellers

If you have never sent us cards to sell, you can send us up to 50 cards and we will use the Express Processing services to list the cards for FREE!!!

Restrictions
– Encased cards, box-toppers, jumbo and graded cards are not eligible for this promotion
– Packages must be postmarked by Monday, November 30th
– Boxes must be clearly marked with your user name and “First-Time Seller: 50 Free”
– Follow the instructions for how to ship to us

15¢ Bulk Shipping

The last week of the month you will be able to place a bulk shipment request for 50 cards or more. The shipping fee will be $15 for the first 50 cards and 15¢ for each card after that.

Here are the full details on the bulk shipping option.

Black Friday Sneak Peak

The full details of the Black Friday special won’t be revealed until Thanksgiving day, but you will want to be ready to buy, sell, and ship a lot of cards that weekend.

Getting email to go to aol.com addresses

At last… I found the needle in the haystack. Wow, what a pain. We got our new email server all configured about 10 days ago, and it seemed to be working great for just about everyone. However, no one from with an aol.com email address was getting our emails.

After many many hours of searching I finally traced down what the issue was. This forum post from tek-tips.com was very helpful.

Quick Summary
AOL required reverse DNS to be configured for the IP address that is sending the email messages.

Full Details
This had all been configured correctly with our old email server, but when we migrated the the new email server, I had to change some of our firewall settings. The email server happens to accept request from a couple different IP addresses. So it was successfully receiving emails that were routed through mx1.checkoutmycards.com, but when it was sending emails it happen to go out through a different IP address.

I realized this by doing a “What is my IP” search and seeing that it didn’t match mx1.checkoutmycards.com. All I had to do was change one firewall setting so that outgoing emails got sent through the same IP address as the one that had reverse DNS configured.

I even created an @aol.com email address just to test the scenario and make sure things worked. Hopefully all of you at aol.com can now receive our emails.