GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE
Nearly four months after the first pickup of this latest haul (June 4), I'm finally getting my COMC shipped. The main holdup was trying to determine what would happen to the shipping costs once the new site went live today. Unfortunately I learned a couple weeks ago that prices would be going UP, not down, but in the end it didn't make that much of a difference, and I spent the time wisely with a few more pickups, to the point that after shipping I have exactly $0.16 in credit left over.
This most recent endeavor started around the time I started pulling in a bit of play money thanks to selling quite a few unwanted cards on the site, including, ultimately, my whole port! I decided to take advantage of that and pick up stuff on my singles/players wantlists. Besides that (though mostly that!) I found a few cheap cards to fill a few baseball and football sets, then I even had some success finding some stuff I know a few of you lucky traders will enjoy! To top it all off, I then went whole hog into shoring up the PCs of players you can find over at TMM.
So, starting with the five cards I picked up on June 4, up until the last two I snagged Sept. 28, how many did I end up with in total? Well, it would appear that this latest package outpaced every other COMC shipment (six of them) I've ordered COMBINED. The damage? 356 cards for a total of almost $61 in shipping costs. Do you think that's insane? I initially balked at it before realizing that the site does an excellent job of cataloging, pulling, packing and shipping these cards and that costs money. Plus, if I had ordered even a fraction of these elsewhere--say eBay or SportLots--I'd probably looking at 2-4x the cost, at least. Other than that, I don't feel I ever need to justify what I spend--besides, I've had a solid year of selling stuff and I know what I can and can't budget towards cards. Also, I'm planning on this being the last large purchase of the year, and since it'll presumably take a while to get everything posted, I won't really feel the need to go nuts again like this for the rest of 2012.
So while it'll probably take a week or two for everything to show up, keep an eye out over here and on TMM for some really exciting stuff, and maybe be even more watchful of your mailbox because I have some sweet stuff that might just get sent your way!
For now, if you haven't done it recently (or at all), take another gander at COMC, and while you're at it, see what you think of the new site design.