Ryan Cracknell of Non-Sport Update recently interviewed us for NSU’s blog. In this month’s print edition of Non-Sport Update he has also written up a review of his experience with COMC! Some excerpts from his article:
COMC is great for old-school set builders like me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good autograph, but I’m usually looking for a couple of generic singles to fill out a nine-pocket page or plug some holes. I spent much of last summer doing just that with my original Star Wars sets I always wanted to complete. Now I’m a couple of cards away, down from a couple hundred. I’m chugging along on lots of other sets as well, both new and old.
While individual cards may be cheap on other sites where many sellers can list their items, shipping costs can be a deal breaker. Having to order from several different locations means you have to pay postage several times over. I’d much rather put that money towards filling more holes in my collection. Because COMC stores all of their cards in one place, you’re only paying one fee. From a percentage basis, the postage savings of buying in bulk from COMC versus [other site] can add up quickly.
For me, COMC is kind of like using Amazon for movies and books. They’ve got a massive selection, fair prices and tons of convenience, particularly for collectors like me who are looking for cheap singles. Of course, nothing beats a good local shop or card show, but COMC is a formidable alternative.
Thanks, Ryan, for taking the time to check us out! Non-Sport Update’s Feb/Mar issue is on sale now online and in select Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million stores as well as comic and card shops.
We received the following email this week from a new customer.
Growing up, my father collected baseball cards. Like most boys from the 1950’s – he would swap cards with his buddies. One of his pals was always trying to “trade up” by offering several smaller cards for a big one. His pal would often try to sweeten the pot by throwing a couple of Bill Henry cards in for the trade. As a child, anytime my siblings and I would try to make unfair trades with each other, my father would often say “Why don’t you throw in a couple of Bill Henry’s?” We never knew what this meant. My father just used this phrase on one of his grandkids – so I heard the story once again, and a light bulb went off: my father needs a Bill Henry card. On a whim, I looked up your sight, and there it was – waiting for me. I ordered it and just received it in the mail. It is in excellent condition, and I can’t wait for my father to open it this Christmas. The best $7 I ever spent. THANK YOU SO MUCH! And Merry Christmas
This is the reason for what we do. Beyond business, past capitalism, there is a beating heart to this hobby that is capable of connecting people in a very real and profound way. It is a genuine pleasure to do what we do, and an honor to live in a country where a unique business concept like ours is not just possible but embraced.
Thanks for making all this possible.
Merry Christmas from COMC.
At the National we got to meet a couple people that discovered us through the Blowout Cards forum. Back in February WunderkindCards started a thread about COMC.com. Over the last 6 months, there have been more than 200 replies, and the thread has been viewed more than 8,000 times. This is nearly 3 times more than any other thread on their site. The 221 replies is also a record. The next largest thread only has a little over 100 replies.
This thread does a great job of showing an unbiased history of several sellers experience with the site. It discusses our advantages and our growing pains. I highly recommend reading through it if you are curious about using our consignment service.
Here are two great testimonials from buyers and two from sellers that just arrived in the last 24 hours.
“I am very pleased to be utilizing your services and I intend to continue to send cards and sell them through your company. This is too easy.
Thank you very much – you folks do a great job !”
“I just wanted to say this store is awsome!!! The prices are great and the shipping and handling is cheap and fast! Thank you checkoutmycards for everything!”
– Morgan, Visalia, CA
“Thanks to you and your team for the super speedy service!”
“The shipment arrived today. Great stuff !”
– Brian, Alberta, Canada