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.