COMC on the Road – Edmonton Recap & Upcoming Shows!

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COMC has been on the road this Spring actively involved in the card show circuit all throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’ve been enjoying spending time face-to-face with our buyers and sellers, accepting consignments and answering any questions that you may have. We’re also happy to report that hundreds of new accounts have been created on COMC by first-time buyers and sellers who are interested and eager to get their COMC experience started!

Our Canadian Processing Facility Manager, Barry, relayed the following after the April 22nd & 23rd Edmonton Summit Show:

“On behalf of the COMC Canada team, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who stopped by our booth. The Edmonton Show exceeded our wildest expectations, and it was just a great group of collectors who attended the show. We helped introduce new customers to the many services offered by COMC. Thank you to everyone who attended the Summit show and made our trip memorable!”

thumbnail_20170330_201318In addition, the COMC Prize Wheel made its anticipated debut at the Edmonton show and was a huge hit, particularly with young collectors. The Grand Prize offered via the Prize Wheel was an entry into a drawing to win a 2015-16 Upper Deck Artifacts #205 Connor McDavid. At the end of the show, it was COMC member Addy272001 who took home the coveted McDavid!

The Prize Wheel will then tour East to Ontario for the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo on May 5, 6, & 7, where, just by having a COMC account, show attendants can spin to win an entry into our grand prize drawing for a 2016-17 Upper Deck #201 Auston Matthews rookie card, as well as other store credit prizes! Given that at times there were queues to register an account at our booth, we recommend creating an account beforehand to avoid delays if you do not have a COMC account already.

COMC will be located in the corporate area of the matthewsToronto show this year and, as always, we will be accepting submissions! Please use the submission wizard option for Expo drop-offs and package your items well.

Lastly, in addition to the Toronto show in May, representatives from COMC will be on hand to accept submissions at the Twin Oaks show at Mall 205 on April 29th in Portland, OR. We hope to see as many members of the COMC Nation as possible out on the road!

“Who is COMC?” – An Inside Look at the Faces Behind COMC

Hello COMC Nation!

We have a very special video to share with you! In this look inside the halls of COMC, members of our team talk about what it’s like working at COMC, the culture of our office and our values as a company. Please enjoy and let us know what you think!

Road Trip! Catch Us at These Upcoming Card Shows!

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Hello COMC Nation,

We’re pleased to announce the first few trading card and collectible shows of 2017 that we’ll be attending! It is our intention in 2017 to attend as many shows as possible all across the United States and Canada. We always look forward to having the opportunity to meet our buyers and sellers face-to-face to get to know you better and hear your feedback. We will have representatives on hand to answer any and all questions that you might have about our service.

We’ll also be sharing employment opportunities for those interested in the possibility of relocation to join the COMC team!  If you’re as passionate about collectibles as we are and can tell the difference between an atomic refractor and an xfractor, then we want to hear from you!

As always, we will be accepting drop off consignments at all of these shows:

March 4th, 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Dallas Card Show @ The Hilton Garden Inn
7550 Gaylord Parkway
Frisco, Texas
http://www.Dallascardshow.com

March 5th, 2017 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Plano Sports & Baseball Card Show @ Adat Chaverim Social Hall
6300A Independence Pkwy
Plano, Texas
http://www.Planocardshow.com

April 22nd (10am-5pm) & 23rd (10am-4pm), 2017
The Summit Sports Collectibles Show @ Millennium Place
2000 Premier Way,
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Canada
http://www.Summitshow.com

May 5th, 6th & 7th, 2017
Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo @ The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada

Friday: 12-9pm
Saturday: 10-6pm
Sunday: 10-5pm

http://www.Sportcardexpo.com

BGS Grading Changes and Expedited Services have arrived on COMC

Hello COMC Nation!

With a new year comes new and exciting changes to our service! The first change that we’re proud to announce is that we now offer three tiers of grading options through Beckett Grading Services.

mcdavidRecently, if you’ve submitted an item for BGS grading through COMC, you may have noticed that the actual grading time was often longer than the estimated grading time window. These changes that we’re rolling out will offer significantly improved accuracy of our estimated grading times.

In addition, we’ve introduced two new expedited services that guarantee to get those hot rookies, recently released cards, and prized possessions back into your COMC inventory as soon as possible!

These expedited services and changes to our eight-week service are now in effect.

 

Expedited BGS Turnaround Times Now Available Through COMC!

We’ve heard your voices loud and clear! Thanks to popular demand, we now offer two expedited grading services through BGS. Our fastest turnaround time is a four-week service at the rate of $25.00 per card. We also offer a six-week service for $18.00 per card. The standard addition of $2.00 for autographs and $8.00 for oversized cards apply to both of these new grading service tiers as well.

Changes to Our Current Eight-Week Service

If you’ve ever submitted a card for grading through COMC, then you’re familiar with our bregman
current $12.00 per card eight-week service. Going forward, we’ll be offering our same eight-week service with significantly improved accuracy of our estimated grading time window. As a result of a recent increase to our group rate through BGS, we will now offer this service for $14.00 per card (add $2.00 for autographs and $8.00 for oversized).

Please note that all items submitted for grading through COMC are subject to the 1% declared value fee for insurance purposes regardless of the service level chosen.

These are just a few of the many changes that we will be rolling out to the COMC service in 2017.  We look forward to sharing more announcements with you in the future!

BGS Grading Services Offered via COMC

4-Week Service

6-Week Service

8-Week Service

$25 per card $18 per card

$14 per card

Autographed cards add $2; oversized cards add $8. All service levels are subject to a 1% declared value fee for insurance purposes.

COMC at the 2017 Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer Conference

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Hello, COMC Nation!

We hope that you had a fantastic Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! We already have our bags packed and are ready for the first stop on our 2017 schedule. Up first will be the 2017 Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on January 11th and 12th. If you own a hobby shop and are an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer then be sure to join us at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel!

COMC will be in attendance with our own booth set up for both days of the conference. We will be available both days to meet with hobby shop owners to discuss how COMC can help their shops become more successful. We’ll have a booth set up to be able to help dealers set up and manage their accounts, offer demonstrations of our service, and answer any and all questions they may have about our service.

If you will be in attendance at the event and would like to drop off consignment submissions, we will be accepting submissions at our booth on both days as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Holidays! Limited Customer Service for 12/26/16 & 1/2/17

Hello COMC Nation!

We hope that you have a joyous Holiday and a Happy New Year! This time of year is the perfect time to spend with loved ones. With that being said, we will have limited customer service on 12/26/16 and 1/2/17 in recognition of the Holidays. While our phones will not be set up to take calls on those days, we will be available to help out via email if you require immediate assistance.

So this Holiday season, be sure to watch a festive film (we recommend Jingle All The Way!), drink a bit too much eggnog and spend that newly acquired Holiday cash on that card that’s been on your watch list all year long!

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Black Friday Deals are Live!

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Happy Black Friday COMC Nation!

We have seen a frenzy of sales already to kick off Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend on COMC!  With our consignors slashing prices on millions of items, cards are changing hands at a whirlwind pace today. To better assist your experience this weekend, we’ve extended our Customer Service support to be available on the 26th and 27th by email only.

Be sure to take advantage of our Black Friday Deals through Monday, November 28th, 11:59pm PT. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, we wanted to remind you of all of the promotions we are running:

 

  • Free Sales Promotions for Sellers!
    • Be sure to take advantage of the free sales promotions that are available from within your Promotions Manager page. There is still time to set up your Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday sales!

 

  • Free Shipping on all orders of 20+ cards!
    • Orders of  20 or more items purchased on COMC and shipped Black Friday through Cyber Monday will be eligible for our free Black Friday shipping promotion. (all non-qualifying shipments of 20+ cards will instead receive a $3.99 discount, a $4.99 discount for international orders. Orders going to Canada will need to pay the delivered duties paid fee.)
  • Scratch to Win Cards in every standard shipment. One in every four cards is a winner!
    • Scratch to Win Cards are redeemable on our site for a chance to win up to $100 on COMC STORE CREDIT
    • Ordering just a few cards? Get one chance to win!
    • Buying more? Get one scratch card for every 20 cards in your order

COMC Nation! This will be our biggest and final promotion of 2016! Be sure to take advantage of these great specials and have a fantastic weekend!