Pre-Black Friday Scavenger Hunt & Stress Test

ScavangerHunt
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.

Have fun!

Tasks
(OPTIONAL) Buy some store credit (1 entry per $1 you buy)
Make an offer on anything in the Charity account (1 entry per offer. It will be automatically accepted.)
Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features a player in a black jersey
Set an asking price for the item you just purchased
Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features one of your favorite players
Place a shipment request (1 entry per item shipped, Free shipping on 10+ items)
Add a comment to this blog post stating that you completed the tasks (1 entry for posting, ONLY 1 post please)

Optional Tasks
Add some items to your cart that feature players on your favorite team
Purchase your shopping cart with either Amazon, Credit Card, or PayPal (1 entry per item purchased)

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.

157 thoughts on “Pre-Black Friday Scavenger Hunt & Stress Test

  1. Might want to change the wording of the task:

    – Place a shipment request (1 entry per item shipped, Free shipping on 10+ items)

    It reads like you get free shipping on your request

    • I didn’t see that – Tim wrote the blog post, so if he included it, then it’s truth. My apologies – that’s what I get for not double-checking these things.

    • If it says “Optional” then it’s optional…but, you get more entries in the random shopping spree drawings, if you do buy store credit.

    • You just need to do the 6 required tasks, under the “Tasks” heading…buying store credit is optional, but it increases your chances of winning one of the 20 shopping sprees.

      • What if it wasn’t free when we checked out? I’m not about to complain if I get a $20 credit, but it wasn’t free yet shortly after 7:00 Pacific.

    • I don’t know if we can, but there’s no reason why you can’t buy a little more store credit…I mean, there’s some awesome sales happening right now. πŸ˜‰

  2. Yeah. I’m having trouble getting in. I have my eyes on a John Paddock auto… he’s not wearing a black jersey since he’s a coach but the picture’s in black and white… just saying πŸ˜‰

    • Not to mention that the Winnipeg Jets havce blue jerseys as their roads and I’ve been saving up Paypal to get some of the cards on my wantlist… again… just saying….

  3. The day I got .05 in account you have contest I tried to make a offer lol but did add some fav players to cart And posted here

  4. Bought Credit
    Offered on a Pavel Bure Card, GO NUCKS!
    Brandon Roy Card in a Black Jersey
    Reselling Brandon Roy Card
    Purchased Jannik Hansen Card, GO NUCKS! Hat Trick Hero!
    Items requested!
    Tasks Complete!!!

    Hawkey202

  5. Completed with the following under the username Hollywood42! Have been waiting with tabs ready to go on my computer for an hour or two. Here’s what I got!

    Charity account- Offered and bought 2014 Bowman Chrome Brian Dozier 203, 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Chrome Byron Buxton MC-BB, and 2014 Topps Opening Day Breaking Out Joe Mauer BO-9

    Buy a card of a player in a black jersey (and relist)- 2011 Bowman Platinum Gold Brad Emaus 5 RC

    Favorite player- 2012 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Justin Morneau 206 #ed/250

    Shipment requested with above cards (minus Emaus) and some other cards I had waiting for awhile

    Comment- Posted!

    • so basically for me sending shipment is broke… I have tried twice…I would be DONE…. if it would you know move to the final page after I hit continue after requesting shipment.

  6. (OPTIONAL) Buy some store credit (1 entry per $1 you buy)

    –Did so, since I would have done so anyhow between now and BF.

    Make an offer on anything in the Charity account (1 entry per offer. It will be automatically accepted.)

    –Did so on a 2000-01 SPx SPXcitement #S19 – Richard Hamilton. 1 penny discount!

    Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features a player in a black jersey

    –1992 Topps Stadium Club Members Only of Neil Brady, clad in Ottawa Senators black. Commemorates the first goal in team history!

    Set an asking price for the item you just purchased

    –Did so with a John Blue from the Boston Bruins, whose card could also be considered a black jersey due to a photoshopped uniform.

    Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features one of your favorite players

    –A 34 cent 1998 Bowman #235 – Carlos Delgado sounds right.

    Place a shipment request (1 entry per item shipped, Free shipping on 10+ items)

    –Shipped my entire inventory.

    Add a comment to this blog post stating that you completed the tasks (1 entry for posting, ONLY 1 post please)

    –Will do if the site ever stops freezing when I try to ship.

    • Purchased Roger Clemens (Royce Clayton?) Jersey /50 from Charity. Then I grabbed a LeVeon Bell Rookie Card (player in black jersey on sale) and re-priced it. Finally picked up a Paul O’Neill Rookie Card for my PC. Shipment requested (the only part that had trouble – kept getting errors). I also purchased $10 in store credit.

      • My $10 store credit hasn’t shown up. I also placed an order for 20 cards using Amazon as the payment method. Will be buying cards to flip from the charity account as well.

  7. Kind of hard to participate when I purchased store credit and the money is not added to account. Shame I never got the opportunity to get the $20 for being one of the first 50. Hope you get it fixed. πŸ™‚

  8. got them all done but can not request shipment ….
    ” Shipment Request Failed

    Sometimes large shipment requests need extra time to be processes.

    If you have tried to request a shiment a couple of times but are still getting this error, please call 1-800-517-3540 so that we can manually push through your shipment request. “

  9. I’m not store credit with PayPal 15 mins ago but it will not update. Was able to buy a Gretzky card with the funds I had in the account, and relished it, but can’t do anymore without more store credit.
    ID. Ilovetobuy

  10. Been trying to complete task but shipping request keeps coming up with Website Error

    A website error occurred. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
    The error has been logged and we will be working on a solution as soon as possible.

    Anyone else having this problem?

  11. WOODYC:
    – Buy some store credit———- $10 BOUGHT, but not showing in my account
    – Make an offer on anything in the Charity account——– 1984 Topps Steve Largent
    – Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features a player in a black jersey ——-1966 Batman + ITG Pat Quinn Card (RIP)
    – Set an asking price for the item you just purchased —— ITG Pat Quinn
    – Use store credit to buy an item that is currently on sale and features one of your favorite players ——– Steve Largent
    – Place a shipment request (1 entry per item shipped, Free shipping on 10+ items) ——— im still being charged for shipping
    – Add a comment to this blog post stating that you completed the tasks (1 entry for posting, ONLY 1 post please), already posted, but reposting to clarify, and to check about not having access to my store credit that i purchased

    good luck this weekend Tim and COMC!!!!!

  12. For what it’s worth, my shipment request that keeps freezing up is “Active Shipment #6104877”. Also the store credit I purchased hasn’t been added to my account. Thanks.

  13. I purchased 40$ store credit at 6:00 through paypal and its not letting me buy anything because its waiting for the seller to approve my payment. Its frustrating because it was 35 min. ago. Please approve so I can make it in the first 50! The money is tooken from my account already but my store credit is still 0.01

  14. Nuts just checked again, I thought I had purchased a 1987 Terry Porter for my black jersey and relisted and I think it must have froze up on me as I did not see it in my inventory, hope I still qualify, I posted within the first 50 but apparently it did not work. Nuts again I say.

  15. Got stuck trying to make an offer on a card from the charity account. Took four tries.
    Otherwise awesome!
    Pretty sure 20 people have beaten me by now. I I did get everything except requesring a shipment, which I kinda don’t want to do right now anyways πŸ™‚
    Hope we stressed you out lol

  16. I’m not sure if my “request shipping” went through. It looked like it did, but then when I click on request shipping again, the items are still there.

    I made and adjustment to try again, but not sure if I’m requesting it twice now.

  17. completed

    The cards I bought with PayPal are still in my cart. I did receive a receipt from PayPal. I hope I actually get them – would have included them in my shipment request.

  18. I did all the task and when I when to ship the the page froze on a grey box send shipment request. My shipment # is 5967134

  19. Been 40 minutes and my deposit still isn’t showing and I still can’t ship. Pretty bummed because I am sure I would of been one of the first 50

  20. offer, cart purchase and shipping taking forever. once those go through we are done. been trying for quite some time now
    azcentral_sports

    • hope time is extended for those who have been trying to purchase from the cart for 30 minutes (not to mention can’t do shipping request w/o purchases)

  21. Completed all except the shipping. Attempted to request 30 items, but the site never completed it.
    Bought a Sean Gilmartin from charity, a Marcell Ozuna for the Black jersey and favorite player, and then relisted it.

  22. Like others, my PP$ isn’t showing in my account.

    Site wouldn’t accept any offers I was placing, either on the black jersey card or the charity card.

    My shipment request went through without a hitch

  23. Probably too late for the credit opportunity but my store credit purchase isn’t loading so it’s preventing me from being able to participate. So that’s pretty disappointing. I’ll be requesting a refund of my store credit when the deposit finally happens.

  24. I was unable to complete the challenge yesterday, but didn’t think about posting until today. The website just stopped working!

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