Ryan Cracknell of Non-Sport Update recently interviewed us for NSU’s blog. In this month’s print edition of Non-Sport Update he has also written up a review of his experience with COMC! Some excerpts from his article:
COMC is great for old-school set builders like me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good autograph, but I’m usually looking for a couple of generic singles to fill out a nine-pocket page or plug some holes. I spent much of last summer doing just that with my original Star Wars sets I always wanted to complete. Now I’m a couple of cards away, down from a couple hundred. I’m chugging along on lots of other sets as well, both new and old.
While individual cards may be cheap on other sites where many sellers can list their items, shipping costs can be a deal breaker. Having to order from several different locations means you have to pay postage several times over. I’d much rather put that money towards filling more holes in my collection. Because COMC stores all of their cards in one place, you’re only paying one fee. From a percentage basis, the postage savings of buying in bulk from COMC versus [other site] can add up quickly.
For me, COMC is kind of like using Amazon for movies and books. They’ve got a massive selection, fair prices and tons of convenience, particularly for collectors like me who are looking for cheap singles. Of course, nothing beats a good local shop or card show, but COMC is a formidable alternative.
Thanks, Ryan, for taking the time to check us out! Non-Sport Update’s Feb/Mar issue is on sale now online and in select Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million stores as well as comic and card shops.
Hello collectors and sellers! COMC is offering a new special that we’re excited to tell you about – we’re calling it The COMC Hot List and we’re hoping it’ll put a little extra excitement into your COMC experience.
We’ve asked our passionate team members: who are the hottest players, teams, and card sets currently on the market? We’ve boiled the list down to an even ten, and added a bonus two in honor of the Super Bowl:
The Hot List
Kevin Durant autographs
2011-12 & 2012-13 Panini XRC redeemed (Basketball)
2012-13 Panini Prizm Prizms Green and Prizms Gold (Basketball)
Mike Trout autographs
2010-Present Bowman Chrome serial # /50 or lower (Baseball)
San Francisco 49ers
Hot List Special = One Week -> One Day
Starting today, each player, team, or set on the Hot List will qualify for our “Hot List Special” processing. With this service, you will receive One Day processing at the One Week price. That is $0.50 per raw trading card and $0.75 per graded, encased, or jumbo card.
How to Submit Hot List Items for Consignment
* Clearly write “Hot List Special” on the outside of the package
* $5 minimum batch fee (We recommend submitting 10+ items.)
* 200 item maximum per week
* Must be post marked by February 6th, 2013
* Must be mailed to our US address
(Our Canadian warehouse only supports One Month service currently.)
* Submissions with non-Hot List items will be downgraded to One Week service
You are welcome to submit multiple batches with different service levels in the same package, but you must clearly label each service level you would like.
The most exciting thing is that this Hot List special is a trial run of an ongoing feature we’d like to offer. Soon, we’ll be posting on Facebook and Twitter and ask you, our followers: who do you think is “Hot”? Based on your input and our team’s research we’ll put together a list of players/teams/sets for future Hot Lists. Together we can heat up the site for everyone!
It’s been a long time coming; with lots of back and forth negotiations, tension-filled days and nights, and plenty of hand wringing and hair pulling included, but finally…
The NHL lockout is over!
With all sides settled on a new long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement, the dust has settled and it’s time to drop the puck! And we at COMC couldn’t be more excited!
As the NHL gets back to work, our Canadian location is ready to accept batches for consignment! Since we’ve just opened and are still getting things finalized, we’re currently only able to offer our One Month service through our Canadian warehouse. For now, One Day and One Week submissions must be submitted directly to our US warehouse.
Please send your shipments to:
4311 Canada Way
Burnaby BC V5G 1J3
For our friends in the Lower Mainland (or anyone willing to make the drive) we’re going to be able to accept your drop-off submissions at our office. This will be done by appointment only, between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Please call 1-800-517-3540 to set up your drop-off time with our office staff. Any shipments that are currently in transit to our P.O. Box will be fine. We are keeping it until February 28, 2013 to facilitate the transition.
Please note that we won’t be able to ship any purchases from Canada for a few weeks, but we’re hoping to be fully operational mid to late February. If you have any questions or concerns about a Canadian submission, please contact us by phone or email, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions, as well as address any and all of your concerns.