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Old 08-24-2009, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Blowout Cards community!

Many of you have met me from the other Checkoutmycards.com thread. I am Tim Getsch, founder of CheckOutMyCards.com. I am glad to announce that we have formed a partnership with Blowout Cards.

We are working together to build an ecosystem for card collectors. To kick things off, you can now use store credit earned from selling cards on CheckOutmyCards.com to buy Blowout Cards gift certificates. You can then buy boxes & cases from Blowout Cards, break your boxes, keep the cards you want, and send us the rest to earn more store credit. You can use some of the store credit to buy other singles that you need, to buy more Blowout Cards gift certificates, or to get cash.

As a fellow collector, I am excited about the potential here. I have already used some store credit earned by one of my experimental accounts to buy a $1,000 Blowout Cards gift certificate. Many of the cards I buy from Blowout Cards will go right up for sale on CheckOutMyCards.com.

I would like this tread to be used as a place to post any questions, suggestions, or testimonials about CheckOutMyCards.com. I love to see excitement about new cards listed on CheckOutMyCards, but please do not use this thread to advertise your cards for sale.

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First off, I'd love to say thank you for giving the COMC buyers and sellers who use this forum a place to pose questions and give feedback and suggestions. I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say we're excited about your new partnership with Blowout Cards.

One question I do have is this. Was there consideration given to allowing users to purchase custom amount Blowout Cards gift certificates, instead of the current 3 level approach? I do realize keeping the credit in $50, $250 and $1000 lump sums benefits Blowout Cards, as purchases will always end up being an odd amount and the leftover will be used for future purchases on the site.

I would have loved to have seen a sliding scale approach though, where the user could buy any amount of gift certificate (equal to the total of their future blowout purchase, for example) while taking a small hit on their COMC credit of course. Was this ever discussed as an option?

Thanks again for allowing us this opportunity to give our feedback!
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are you going to update the Shipping special or actual have bulk shipping rates at the end of the month?
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Tim, what is the expected turnaround time on "cashing out" for a Blowout gift certificate? Will the code be automatically emailed to the user? Thanks!
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First thanks for doing this and this is a great idea. Love the site Tim and plan on continuing to send in more cards every few months.

My question is if there is going to be a % taken from our COMC money or will all of it go straight to a BO gift certificate if that is what we choose. Which is gonna be the route I will always choose.


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From this post:

$50 Blowout Gift Certificate = $60 in COMC Funds (16.7% "hit")
$250 Blowout Gift Certificate = $290 in COMC Funds (13.8% "hit")
$1,000 Blowout Gift Certificate = $1,150 in COMC Funds (13.0% "hit")

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First thinks for doing this and this is a great idea. Love the site Tim and plan on continuing to send in more cards every few months.

My question is if there is going to be a % taken from our COMC money or will all of it go straight to a BO gift certificate if that is what we choose. Which is gonna be the route I will always choose.


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are you going to update the Shipping special or actual have bulk shipping rates at the end of the month?
This is one of the advantages of communicating directly with the owner and developer.

I just updated the site to make this a permanent special. The last 7 days of each month we will offer bulk shipping.

We simplified the pricing. It is $15 for the first 50 cards and $0.15 for each additional card. Enjoy!
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First off, I'd love to say thank you for giving the COMC buyers and sellers who use this forum a place to pose questions and give feedback and suggestions. I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say we're excited about your new partnership with Blowout Cards.
I am really grateful for this forum, and we are also very excited about the long term potential of this partnership.

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One question I do have is this. Was there consideration given to allowing users to purchase custom amount Blowout Cards gift certificates, instead of the current 3 level approach? I do realize keeping the credit in $50, $250 and $1000 lump sums benefits Blowout Cards, as purchases will always end up being an odd amount and the leftover will be used for future purchases on the site.
Yes, it was considered, but I wanted to keep it very clean and simple to start with. We are always open to suggestions, and we may consider adding this. One thing to note is that you can always supplement a purchase on Blowout Cards with additional money. If you want to buy something for $68, you can use a $50 gift certificate and put $18 on your credit card.

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I would have loved to have seen a sliding scale approach though, where the user could buy any amount of gift certificate (equal to the total of their future blowout purchase, for example) while taking a small hit on their COMC credit of course. Was this ever discussed as an option?
We have discussed many future plans. One of them is being able to order any Blowout Cards product directly from the CheckOutMyCards website. This will take some pretty significant development work and coordination, but it is something we are open to offering.

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You are welcome. These are great questions.
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Tim,

I have a question...

Is there a way to search for a group of cards, and eliminate at least your own cards from the search list? For example, I'd like to search the COMC site to buy Sportkings cards, but when I type in "sportkings", most of the cards are mine. I'd love to be able to leave my cards out of the search in order to be more efficient.

Any suggestions?

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Tim, what is the expected turnaround time on "cashing out" for a Blowout gift certificate? Will the code be automatically emailed to the user? Thanks!
We haven't done that much plumbing yet. For now it is the same as a PayPal deposit. I will be manually filling these requests a couple times per week. So, the site says to allow 4 days for delivery, but you can call us if you need it sooner than that.
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First thinks for doing this and this is a great idea. Love the site Tim and plan on continuing to send in more cards every few months.

My question is if there is going to be a % taken from our COMC money or will all of it go straight to a BO gift certificate if that is what we choose. Which is gonna be the route I will always choose.


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You are welcome. It looks like CardCache answered the immediate question. Yes, we will still take a %, but it is better than the 20% that we take when converting to cash. One thing to keep in mind, is that this is just the beginning.

Teaser: Keep an eye open for CheckOutMyCards.com exclusive specials that may even take less store credit than Blowout Card standard prices.
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Tim,

I have a question...

Is there a way to search for a group of cards, and eliminate at least your own cards from the search list? For example, I'd like to search the COMC site to buy Sportkings cards, but when I type in "sportkings", most of the cards are mine. I'd love to be able to leave my cards out of the search in order to be more efficient.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time,

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This is a great suggestion. I have often found myself wanting to do similar things. Since this will affect search optimization, I will have to think about the implementation carefully, but I will definitely keep this idea in mind.
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This is a great suggestion. I have often found myself wanting to do similar things. Since this will affect search optimization, I will have to think about the implementation carefully, but I will definitely keep this idea in mind.
Thank you. I have stopped searching for Sportkings cards because it takes too much time determining if what's for sale is mine or not. Being able to take my cards out of the mix would leave me searching for new cards every couple days at least.

If you don't mind, please post when you have updated this feature.

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Thank you. I have stopped searching for Sportkings cards because it takes too much time determining if what's for sale is mine or not. Being able to take my cards out of the mix would leave me searching for new cards every couple days at least.

If you don't mind, please post when you have updated this feature.

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Matt,

In the mean time, you could sort by 'Recently Added' after you've run your original search. Determine which card is YOUR most recently added card at any given time, and then anything appearing ahead of it in your search will be something new to the site.

For example, I just ran a search for "sportkings" and sorted by "Recently Added" and the first card listed is a Bo/Barry/Brown Gold Triple Jersey /10 (your card). If you bookmark that search, any cards listed ahead of that card are ones new to the site. If that card remains the first card listed, then no new cards have been added to the site. Anytime you add more yourself, just figure out which one comes up first.

Cards matching: sportkings - CheckOutMyCards.com

If there are older ones scattered between yours that you want to keep an eye on, you could add them to your cart and just leave them there. As long as you check them on the same computer you added them to your card on, they should still be there each time you log in (until or unless they sell anyway).
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Thank you. I have stopped searching for Sportkings cards because it takes too much time determining if what's for sale is mine or not. Being able to take my cards out of the mix would leave me searching for new cards every couple days at least.

If you don't mind, please post when you have updated this feature.

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Matt, one of the features that I use on COMC is the RSS feed ability. If you use Google Reader or any other similar program it will update you automatically when new cards are added that match your search results. Tim- thank you for enabling that feature!

Just copy and paste this link into an RSS reader and you're good to go: CheckOutMyCards.com - Cards matching: sportkings
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Pretty sure this was covered in the old thread, but I cannot for the life of me find it. Is it possible to send in cards with different service levels in the same package?
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This is one of the advantages of communicating directly with the owner and developer.

I just updated the site to make this a permanent special. The last 7 days of each month we will offer bulk shipping.

We simplified the pricing. It is $15 for the first 50 cards and $0.15 for each additional card. Enjoy!
great, but i got tired pressing the "flag for shipping button" 450 times....
Has to be a easier way????????

PS: i did email over a month ago, no answer. Did call also.
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Pretty sure this was covered in the old thread, but I cannot for the life of me find it. Is it possible to send in cards with different service levels in the same package?
As far as I know, yes. Although each will be treated as separate batches. So if you send in 100 priority and 400 standard, you'd pay $6 in the batch fees instead of $3. Just make sure you box them up separately and clearly mark which service level each gets.
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Tim,

I stumbled on the "Coming Soon" features on your Website. Any feedback of how soon these items will be rolled out? Some real cool ideas!

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Get notifed when cards on your wantlist are added to the site. Let other users know what you want, so they have incentive to add those cards to the site.

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Matt,

In the mean time, you could sort by 'Recently Added' after you've run your original search. Determine which card is YOUR most recently added card at any given time, and then anything appearing ahead of it in your search will be something new to the site.

For example, I just ran a search for "sportkings" and sorted by "Recently Added" and the first card listed is a Bo/Barry/Brown Gold Triple Jersey /10 (your card). If you bookmark that search, any cards listed ahead of that card are ones new to the site. If that card remains the first card listed, then no new cards have been added to the site. Anytime you add more yourself, just figure out which one comes up first.

Cards matching: sportkings - CheckOutMyCards.com

If there are older ones scattered between yours that you want to keep an eye on, you could add them to your cart and just leave them there. As long as you check them on the same computer you added them to your card on, they should still be there each time you log in (until or unless they sell anyway).
Or could you just add the date the cards were added to the site?
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Thank you guys for your awesome site! I have picked up many great deals that I never would have found had it not been for your site.

I was wondering if you guys could add a message box on the offer page? As a buyer, I'd feel better to get an idea of what the seller would like on some of their cards. Sometimes I want to make an offer on a lot of cards from a seller, but there may be a couple of cards that the seller wants full value for. As the buyer, I wouldn't really have any way of knowing that (unless they are already members of this forum and I can PM them).

Please let me know if this is a possible addition that can be made. Thank you and great work with your site!
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Thank you. I have stopped searching for Sportkings cards because it takes too much time determining if what's for sale is mine or not. Being able to take my cards out of the mix would leave me searching for new cards every couple days at least.

If you don't mind, please post when you have updated this feature.

Thanks again,

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Here is a tip that can help you now.... Subscribe the the RSS feed for Sportkings. Here is a post that Mark wrote that can help you with this.
Save your favorite searches CheckOutMyCards.com Blog

As new cards get added to the site, you will be notified. If they are from a batch of your own cards, you can just ignore them. Otherwise you will get see the new Sportkings cards that get added to the site.
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Pretty sure this was covered in the old thread, but I cannot for the life of me find it. Is it possible to send in cards with different service levels in the same package?
Yes, you just need to make sure it is obvious to us. It is common for people to put multiple boxes inside one flat rate box. On each box people will write their user name and the service level they desire.
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great, but i got tired pressing the "flag for shipping button" 450 times....
Has to be a easier way????????

PS: i did email over a month ago, no answer. Did call also.
Sorry we didn't get back to you on this. We must have missed this. I will look into adding a feature to make this easier.
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Not sure if this question has been raised before, but here goes.

When looking at your own inventory and sorting cards, when you sort by "Only cards WITHOUT prices" you still see the cards that are flagged to ship. Is it possible to add a dropdown, or change the current option, to show just cards with no asking price while ignoring those that are marked to ship?
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