Canada Post Potential Work Disruption

As you are likely aware, Canada Post services may experience a disruption as early as September 26 amid negotiations with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. In the event of a work disruption, COMC and Upper Deck e-Pack shipments to Canada will experience delays. Shipments will be held at our Burnaby, BC office and will be promptly shipped when work resumes.

Orders already in the Canada Post system during a work disruption will remain in their system until Canada Post resumes operations. Please anticipate delays in delivery times for these orders. Should the work disruption occur, we strongly recommend our Canadian customers take advantage of COMC’s unique service which allows customers with a COMC account to buy over time and ship everything together in a single shipment when Canada Post resumes operations.

If you do not yet have a COMC account, sign up for free here.

Canadian sellers: You can either drop your consignment submissions off at COMC Canada in Burnaby, BC or use alternative carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and Canpar. There will be no service delays for cards stored remotely in Canada purchased by non-Canadian residents.

In the meantime, we encourage you to visit www.canadapost.ca/update to read about the latest developments and sign up for email updates.

If you have any questions, we’re here to help! Contact our Customer Service at staff@comc.com or 1-800-517-3540.

Thanks,

The COMC Team

[Featured Video] 2018 Ultimate Collection Hockey Box Break (While Riding a Ferris Wheel!)

One of the best resources to previewing new products released is to simply type in the name of the product into a Youtube search. Perhaps you’re a veteran of the group break circuit, spending hours watching breakers such as Firehand and Cards Infinity, hoping that they have the hot hands and pull some sick mojo for your spot in a break. Maybe you’ve even shot your own box break video and shared it via Instagram or Facebook live. Case in point: you’re no stranger to the world of box break videos. But we’re guessing that you’ve never seen a break quite like this!

Earlier this month at the 2018 National Sports Collector’s Convention, two members of our team saw an opportunity to shoot a unique one-of-a-kind break, and wasted no time planning their move. The IX-Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the venue that hosted this year’s National Convention, features a full-sized Ferris Wheel in the center of the building that ascends up into the rafters of the building, offering a view of the entire show floor as well as at the Hopkins International Airport outside in the distance.

Join James and Jeremy of COMC as they embark on a box break like no other. Did Jeremy find incredible hits in his box of 2018 Ultimate Hockey? Did James immediately regret his decision to step foot on the Ferris Wheel when his fear of heights kicked in? Check out our video and let us know what you think!

 

Want to get your hands on cards like these?
Browse 2018 Ultimate Collection Hockey on COMC!

The Hunt is OVER! Item #50,000,000 Has Been Found!

The Hunt is OVER! COMC Acquires Card #50,000,000 From ePack/COMC Member!

#50000000 – 2017-18 Upper Deck – [Base] – Silver Foil #376 Chris Kreider

Earlier this year we put out a call to action asking for YOUR help in helping us secure a very important milestone card in COMC history. That item was the 50-millionth item processed by COMC in our 10+ year history and just so happened to be an ePack card from the 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Set.

It took almost four months to the day, but one lucky COMC member has answered the call and claimed the $1,000 reward that we placed upon this item. Alex B. (COMC username loki__101) from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was the lucky individual who randomly received the assigned item number of  50,000,000 when he combined 10 digital Chris Kreider base cards from the 2017-18 Series 2 Hockey Set into one physical silver foil card on ePack and transferred it to their COMC account. Alex promptly contacted our Customer Service Team to claim the reward and was gracious enough to answer a few questions for our blog!

How long have been collecting, and what do you collect?

“I collect hockey cards. I used to collect a lot as a kid and didn’t pick it back up until a few years ago (2015-16 season).”

Who are some of your favorite players?

“I am die hard Oilers fan, so of the current team McDavid and Draisaitl are my favorites. I’m also a sucker for goalies so Cujo and Bill Ranford are two of my all-time favorites.”

Do you have a favorite card in your collection?

“Growing up I was proud of my Forsberg rookie card, before he was traded in the Lindros deal. He still has a Flyers jersey on.”

Were you actively hunting for item #50,000,000, or did you come across it without much effort?

“I had bought some boxes on ePack (9-10 I think) and was really close to getting a silver foil for all of the base set. It took my a while to get the last Krieder due to its high demand. I admit I was crossing my fingers when I transferred it over to COMC and did a double take when I saw the number.”

What do you like about Upper Deck ePack?

“Its an easy was to collect, especially if you like the idea of collecting but don’t want / need to have the physical card right there. The ability to have a community for trading is also convenient.”

What do you primarily use COMC for?

“I do use it mainly for selling cards (not many). Also browsing to see what is available.”

Do you have any advice for those who use ePack or COMC?

“Find what you like and stick to it – be it a player, team etc. You’ll have more fun that way.”

 

 

Gearing Up For Black Friday – Helpful tips and Processing Postal Deadlines

Hello COMC Nation, 

We are about three months way from our annual Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale, our BIGGEST sale of the year! Buyers turn out in record numbers each and every Black Friday Sale, making this the most opportune time to be a seller on COMC. In order to ensure that our sellers have the best experience possible, here are some helpful tips and our processing postal deadlines to make sure that you get your consignment submissions submitted in time to be listed for sale during Black Friday.

Processing Postal Deadlines

Bolstering your inventory with fresh, new cards is a sure-fire way to attract more eyes to your COMC seller page. We want to make sure that you have ample time to prepare for the upcoming Black Friday sales period. Below is a schedule of when COMC needs to receive your consignment submissions  in order to be posted in time for Black Friday. This means that your submissions should be in the mail prior to these dates to ensure that they are delivered to COMC on or before the dates below.

Basic Service: September 20th.
Current Year Basic: October 20th.
Select Service: November 6th
Current Year Select:November 13th
Premium Service: November 15th

Competitively Price Your Current Inventory!

Are your items competitively priced to sell on COMC? The best way to ensure that your existing inventory doesn’t become too stale is to get in a good habit of routinely spot checking your prices against others selling similar items.  From within your inventory manager, sort your inventory by ‘Price Modified Long Ago’ to view your items that may have outdated asking prices.

Catch us on the Road in Montreal!

A quick update for our Canadian customers! COMC will be attending the AntiExpo at Stade Uniprix in Montreal, Quebec on October 13 & 14, 2018. We will have free giveaways for everyone who stops by – while supplies last – as well as prize draws for all registered COMC account holders. We will also be accepting drop-off submissions, so that you can save on the cost of shipping.

All Current Year Basic, Select, Current-Year Select, and Premium submissions received at the show will be uploaded into their owner’s accounts prior to Black Friday. Visit www.antiexpo.com for more details on the show.

Promote Your COMC Portfolio on Social Media!

Be sure to share the link to your COMC seller page across your social media accounts to increase visibility of your items specifically! You can locate your link by navigating to ‘My Port’ from within your COMC account dashboard, or you can use the template link below and replace ‘YourUsernameHere’ with your COMC username:

https://www.comc.com/Users/YourUsernameHere

Stay Connected!

Be sure to stay connected to the COMC Blog and our social media accounts for updates and more Black Friday announcements such as deals and free promotions, as well as other news, events and contests!

Blog: https://blog.comc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/COMC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheckOutMyCards
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/checkoutmycards/

COMC at The National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH from August 1st-5th, 2018

Hello COMC Nation!

We are very excited to announce our participation at this year’s 39th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH. We can’t wait to see the faces behind your COMC usernames! Whether you’re new to COMC, or you know members of our team on a first name basis, be sure to come and say hello! The convention will be held at the International Exposition (I-X) Center from Wednesday, August 1st – Sunday, August 5th. COMC will have a full team of employees on hand in the corporate area at Booth #355 to accept consignment submissions and talk about COMC and all things card-related. Back by popular demand will be our prize wheel, as well as social media giveaways and much more!

Spin to Win is BACK! 

The Spin is back! Last year in Chicago, we introduced our Prize Wheel and were so blown away by the response it received that we’re bringing it back with us to Cleveland this year! Stop by our booth at any point throughout the show and spin the wheel for your chance to win one of many great prizes! But remember, you must be a COMC member in order to spin! Don’t have a COMC account yet? We’ll have plenty of computers set up at the show where you can sign up for your free COMC account and get your entry to spin the wheel.

Consignment Submission Drop Off

Why pay for shipping? Bring your consignment submissions directly to our booth at The National and we’ll handle the rest of the work! Whether you’ve been prepping your submissions for weeks, or you find some hot deals at The National to bolster your COMC inventory, bring them to our booth and we’ll take care of return postage for any and all consignment drop offs that you submit throughout 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.

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 customers 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 25th.

Social Media Giveaways & More!

If you’re not already following COMC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you’re going to want to hit those like and follow buttons! Each day, we’ll be doing exclusive games and giveaways that will only be shared on our social media channels! Get in on the hunt and you can score store credit prizes and more!

Additionally, we’ll be present at the 3rd Annual Instagram Trade Night hosted by CardCollector2 on Thursday, August 2nd. The event will be held at the Middleburg Heights Community Center from 5:30-8:30pm, featuring free admission to all, free food, giveaways and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow collectors, trade, and get acquainted with the instagram trading community. A COMC representative will be on hand to answer questions, listen to feedback and experiences, and maybe do a little trading themselves!

Due Dates During The National

Each year our booth at The National gets bigger and bigger, and this year we’re bringing more of our team than ever before! With employees from so many different departments representing COMC, we’ll be a little bit short staffed back home. For that reason, all Select, Current-Year Select and Premium due dates that normally would have fallen between August 1st and August 5th will receive an August 6th due date.

The National is our favorite time of the year to connect with members of the COMC Nation and the hobby that we love so very much. We’re looking forward to the many memories that will be created this year in Cleveland. See you there!

– The COMC Team

Are Your Sports Cards and Memorabilia Properly Protected?

You’ve spent years collecting and investing in your favorite sports cards and memorabilia, but what happens if disaster strikes? If your prized collection was stolen or destroyed by a hurricane or flood, do you have a plan? For everyday, easily replaced personal property, homeowners insurance is all most people need. But for the sports cards and memorabilia you have spent a lifetime collecting, it may not be enough. COMC is proudly partnered with Collectibles Insurance Services. They offer an invaluable service to hobby enthusiasts with personal collections of all sizes and values. Here is what sets them apart from standard homeowners insurance:

  • They offer a full range of protection, including (but not limited to) accidental breakage, burglary & theft, fire, flood (except zones A & V), loss in the mail (for when you’re shipping items for grading), natural disasters, and more.
  • Their team makes the process of insuring your collection fast, hassle free, and more importantly, affordable. Only individual items or sets valued over $25,000 need to be scheduled (a simple one-line listing – year(s), description, and estimated value). You can get a quote online in just a few seconds, and the application process can be completed entirely online. Appraisals are not required.
  • Deductibles start at $0 for their collector policy. They provide coverage for the market value of your collection for covered losses in excess of $50.
  • Your collection can be stored at multiple locations throughout the United States as long as they’re scheduled on the policy. Plus, transit coverage is offered for items temporarily away from the scheduled location, such as when you’re traveling with your items to card shows.
  • You may select “Automatic Monthly Increase” for additional protection of new acquisitions and appreciation of your existing sports cards and memorabilia. Selecting this coverage will apply an automatic monthly increase of 1% in coverage, up to a maximum of $1 million.

Collectibles Insurance Services has been proving their service and expertise to our industry for over 50 years. Providing collectibles insurance is all they do. If you’re ready to properly protect your collection against unforeseen events, visit the Collectibles Insurance Services website today – www.CollectInsure.com – or call 888-837-9537 to speak with an expert team member (8:30am – 5pm ET, Monday – Friday).

This blog post is a summary of some of the available coverages offered by Collectibles Insurance Services. Refer to their policy for terms and conditions

Happy Independence Day! – Reduced Customer Service 7/4/18

In observance of Independence Day, our Customer Service Team will be operating on a very limited schedule on Wednesday, July 4th. Our team will be unavailable to answer phone calls throughout Independence Day. Phone support will return to our normal 9am-5pm PST schedule on Thursday, July 5th.

If you need to contact us over the holiday, please email us at staff@comc.com or leave a voicemail message at 1-800-517-3540.