COMC at the National Sports Collectors Convention July 26th-30th

Hello COMC Nation!

The 38th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL is just three weeks away, and we can’t wait to see you there! The convention will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from Wednesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 30. COMC representatives will be on hand at Corporate Pavilion Booth 646 to take consignment submissions and chat about COMC and all things card related. We also have some fun giveaways and social media events planned, so be sure to swing by and say hello.

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Spin to Win

The Spin is In! Come by the booth during any day of the show and sign in to your COMC account to spin the wheel for your chance to win COMC store credit or one of several grand prize cards. Don’t have a COMC account yet? No problem! We’ll have computers set up at the show where you can sign up for your free COMC account and get your entry to spin the wheel.

Every spin is guaranteed to win a prize, and you’ll also earn an exclusive bonus gift to take with you, just for spinning! One spin per person during the show, and you don’t need to be present to win. Cards and store credit prizes will be issued to your COMC account after the show, so be on the lookout for a nice little bonus to your COMC account when you get home.

Consignment Submission Drop Off

Here at COMC, we’re all about doing the work so you can enjoy the hobby and we’ll be at the show to take it a step further. Don’t even bother shipping your COMC submissions, we got you covered. Whether you’re bringing your cards from home or you find some gems at the show you want to flip, we’ll cover the postage for all consignment submissions you drop off with us at the show.

To speed up the process, please pack your items securely for shipment and print your submission paperwork in advance. We’ll still have computers and a printer there if you find cards at the show and need to create another submission.

New Current-Year Processing

We just introduced a couple exciting new options to help you list your current-year cards faster. Current-Year Basic guarantees your cards list within 1 month for only $0.30/card, and Current-Year

Select guarantees 1 week for only $0.60/card! The National is a perfect opportunity to grab some of the hobby’s latest releases and try out a couple of our newest processing services.

Time with Tim

COMC Founder and CEO Tim Getsch looks forward to the National every year so he can to meet face to face with many of the thousands of COMC users and hear their feedback, ideas, and the experiences they’ve had with our services.

If you’d like to take some time to sit down with Tim for 30 minutes at the show, email us at timewithtim@comc.com and we’ll get you scheduled. In your email, include your dates and times of availability as well as any topics you wish to discuss. Please send your meeting request no later than Thursday, July 20.

Due Dates during The National

Many of us will be representing COMC at the booth this year, but this time around we also wanted to encourage some other employees to attend the National. Because we will be short-staffed back at the office, all Select and Premium due dates that normally would have fallen between July 26 and July 30 will receive a July 31 due date.

The National is one of the most exciting events in trading cards, and we anticipate this year’s will be the best one yet. See you there!

Happy Collecting!

– The COMC Team

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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