Hello COMC Nation! As 2014 comes to a close, COMC is getting ready to make 2015 our best year ever.
We’re close to hitting the 10 million card mark, our card catalog transition is over 95% complete, and we’ve recently introduced Auctions, a feature the COMC Nation had been asking us to bring to COMC for quite some time. These are some of the positive developments we’ve seen in a year filled with challenges.
Probably the only challenge we didn’t have to face in 2014…
On top of these developments, our processing teams have seen some great improvements, as we’re now seeing cards that are submitted via our Basic Processing service being deposited into user portfolios on an average of 25 days after being received.
With this and the requests we’ve been receiving to have more Processing options available to our users, we’re ready to introduce a new processing service for our users – a service we’re calling “Select Processing“.
- Processing Time: 2 weeks or less
- Price Per Item: $0.50
- $2 minimum submission
- Standard sized cards only. For graded, encased, booklets, oversized, sports poker chips, coins or pins continue to use Premium..
- A 50¢ upgrade charge is required to list a Select card for more than $100.
Minor Basic Processing Adjustment
Along with this new Select service we are also making a slight adjustment to our Basic service. We will start enforcing the $0.05 fee to remove toploaders. If we have to scan basic items in toploaders because they are very expensive, fragile, or thicker than 3.5mm (138pt), we will start charging an extra $0.25. For these types of items, please use either Select or Premium processing.
As things return to normal at COMC, we will continue to evaluate other processing options we might be able to offer COMC Nation. As always, stayed tuned for the latest news and developments at our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram pages.
If you haven’t tried out our new auction system. Now is a great time to kick the tires. We have more than 400 auctions that end tomorrow, and we will be starting hundreds more that end on December 25th.
COMC auctions are refreshingly simple. When you win auctions, the items transfer into your account within minutes of the auction ending. If you don’t have enough store credit in your account when the auction closes, that is OK. As soon as your account has sufficient store credit, the items will automatically transfer into your account within seconds. And as always, you get flat rate shipping on unlimited items, or you can put items you win back up for sale instantly.
Win a Boxing Day Shopping Spree
Go test out placing a bid. On December 26th, we will be issuing $1,000 worth of shopping sprees. 50 different users that have placed bids will win a $20 Boxing Day Shopping Spree. You will get one entry for every different auction you bid on, and you will also get one entry for every dollar you spend on auctions that you win.
Auctions to Watch
2014 Topps High Tek TEKtonics Diffractor #TD-CR – Cal Ripken Jr. #33/50
Here is a must-have for serious Cal Ripken collectors. This is a true /50. There are no parallels of this card. Only 50 collectors can add this card to their collection.
2014 Topps High Tek Autographs Cyan Printing Proof #HT-NR – Nolan Ryan #1/1
For Nolan Ryan collectors, you have a rare opportunity to pick up a 1/1 on-card autograph.
2014 Panini Limited Rookie Signatures Black #158 – Troy Niklas /1
Notre Dame fans? Want to speculate on a rookie? Here is a 1/1 autographed rookie card of Arizona Cardinals tight end Troy Niklas.
2014-15 Panini Totally Certified Jerseys Purple Die-Cut #76 – Andrew Wiggins /99
Great opportunity to pick up a jersey card of the leading candidate for rookie of the year, Andrew Wiggins.
It’s nearing the end of the year, which is a great time for reflection and contemplation. Looking back on 2014 with all its ups and downs, there is one thing we appreciate most – YOU. That you’ve had our backs in our most difficult year has been the greatest gift of all.
This is exciting. You have asked us for the ability to do auctions for years. So we are testing this functionality. We still have a lot of work to do, but we hope to allow you to run your own auctions in the near future. In the meantime, test out our auctions, pick up some new product, and give us your feedback.
Boxing Day – Free Promotions & Free Shipping
In honor of Boxing Day (Canada’s Black Friday), we will allow sellers to run free Promotions & we will offer buyers free shipping on 30 items or more from Thursday, December 25th – Wednesday, December 31st.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Cyber Monday Shopping Sprees
Some of our Black Friday Weekend Shopping Sprees went unclaimed, so we just issued 100 more shopping sprees. If you logged into COMC in the past year, you may have won a Cyber Monday Shopping Spree.
Check to see if you won
Cyber Monday Promotions
Many of our sellers are running Cyber Monday Sales with the deepest discounts they have ever offered. You have until midnight PST today to buy up as many of these items as you can.
Best Deals Contests
Don’t forget to post your best deals by tomorrow night for a chance to win a box of cards.
Learn more about the contest
We are providing Free Shipping on any order of 10 or more items. This special only applies to items that were purchased in Simplified Shipping Mode, not Advanced Reseller Mode.
Very Large Shipment Requests
If you try to put in a shipment request for more than 500 items, we will process those requests after midnight. They will still get the same promotional rates, but we don’t want to bog down the server with these requests while everyone is shopping today.
Black Friday Update
In case you missed it. Here is a quick video update on our Black Friday Status and other COMC news.