The first 50 different people that complete the following tasks between 6PM and 7PM Pacific time today will receive a $20 Black Friday weekend shopping spree. Additionally, we will randomly give away another 20 more shopping sprees ranging from $20 to $100 based on the entries listed below. We will be giving out a total of $2,000 of shopping sprees.
Warning: This is intentionally a stress test. We are doing this before Black Friday to measure what load our servers can handle. We do expect that you will experience some errors. Try as much as you can over the course of the hour.
6 PM PST is just 2 hours away, so start your engines!
UPDATE: 6:50 PM PST
Congratulations! You successfully stressed out our server, and you helped us uncovered some areas that need to be fixed. We will be taking the site down from 11PM PST to 5AM PST to address several of these issues. Since many of you were unable to accomplish some of the tasks because you were so successful at stressing out the server, I will see what we can do about awarding some extra prizes for those of you that hit errors.
Thanksgiving is a couple weeks away, and we have so much for which to be thankful. It’s been a trying year, and we are especially grateful for you! Let’s celebrate our favorite way, by collecting some cards!
Reasons To Be Excited This Black Friday Weekend
Biggest Selection – We are quickly nearing 10 million items for sale, making this our best selection ever!
Great Deals – Sellers will be running promotions starting today, so expect unbeatable prices.
Win a Shopping Spree *– We are giving away $10K in shopping sprees to use over Black Friday weekend!
Free Shipping ** – Thurs Nov 27 – Mon Dec 1, when you ship 10 or more items that you’ve purchased.
Shipping Bonus Credit – For every 100 items shipped in November, receive $5 Store Credit on Cyber Monday!
Extended Customer Service – We’ll be taking calls and responding to emails on Sat, Nov 29 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
* Win a Shopping Spree
Over the next couple weeks, we will be giving away $10K in Shopping Sprees to use Black Friday, Nov 28 – Cyber Monday, Dec 1. On Black Friday alone, we will be giving out a couple hundred Shopping Sprees ranging from $20-$200. Everyone who has bought or sold cards with us since last Thanksgiving will be eligible to win one of these Shopping Sprees. To find out if you won, log into your account on Black Friday. We will be doing a number of other contests and giveaways as well, so stay tuned.
** Free Shipping
Don’t lose out on snapping up your favorite cards. Buy them now with store credit, and have them shipped any time Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Free shipping only applies to items purchased in Simplified Shipping Mode. Anything purchased in Advanced Reseller Mode is only eligible for a $3 savings. Expect longer than usual shipping times given the high volume. We will try to have everything shipping within seven days of your order. The sooner a shipment is requested, the sooner it will be shipped. For every 100 items shipped in November, receive $5 Store Credit on Cyber Monday!
Come join us in setting a record-breaking Black Friday Weekend!
In case you missed it, we’re now offering free Promotions for our COMC sellers!
Check out the Promotions Manager link on your dashboard, and you’ll see several options available! You can run “Preview” sales for the weeks before Black Friday, as well as Black Friday weekend. Or just do a special 1-day Cyber Monday sale!
So, head on over the the Promotions Manager page and get your Black Friday sales set up!