Tuesday, 16 June 2020

COMC is Losing the Trust of their Customers

I recently purchased a number of cards off Ebay and elsewhere that I had shipped to COMC. In case you didn't know, COMC offers a mailbox service where you can have cards shipped there and they will receive them and them to your portfolio for a fee. You can either resell them on COMC, or ship them to you.

Even with the additional shipping to my house, using the COMC mailbox service frequently ends up being a cheaper option for shipping cards bought in the US. The cost of shipping between the US and Canada is so expensive that packaging a bunch of shipments together with COMC and shipping them as one bundle ends up being the better option.

That is, until lately.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

My First Sales on Facebook

Last week I made my first few sales on Facebook. I'm not a huge fan of Facebook. In fact, I was off of it for several years and only returned because I moved to Quebec last year and I wanted to keep in touch with my friends back in Toronto. Facebook seemed the best way.

Facebook got popular when I was in university, and I was part of the original students that used it back when you needed a university email to register. I remember so many students lamenting the death of Facebook when the company announced that anyone with any email could register. Suddenly you couldn't post photos of yourself drunk when Mom and even Grandmom were now adding you to their friends list.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Do you collect Digital Cards?

Over the past few weeks I've been trying out the various digital trade card apps available on mobile phones. These aren't apps that track actual trading cards or let you remotely open packs of actual cards (like Upper Deck's e-pack site). With these apps, you collect digital trading cards within the app using the app's currency to buy packs. You can then buy, sell, and trade these cards, and win cards by playing games in the app.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Bowman 2020 Is So Overhyped

Topps released Bowman 2020 in the middle of the huge hobby bubble that has been going on this year and the prices for boxers have been staggering. I see hobby boxes going for close to $300 on Ebay  regularly. I feel like the hype around Bowman is not so much for the product itself, but rather the hype that has been in the hobby all year and is spreading to any product that is remotely popular.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

COMC's Mailbox Service and Washington State Sales Tax

Tonight I made my first card purchases off Ebay in a couple of years. I've been wanting to get into collecting soccer cards, and with Bundesliga the only team sport playing right now, I figured this is as good a time as any to really get into soccer.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Count Me Among Those Who Like Project 2020

One of the big talks of the hobby world right now are the Topps Project 2020 cards. These are the online exclusive cards that feature artistic interpretations of famous Topps rookie cards, mostly from the junk wax era.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

My First Ebay Sales

I made my first Ebay sales since returning to the hobby. They are far, far from my first Ebay sales ever, but just my first recent ones. I've also sold other things on Ebay in the past couple of years, but not cards.