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Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 07-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,277
Posted By mrwalken
They didn't used to let you price cards above 10x...

They didn't used to let you price cards above 10x book. JSS is taking advantage of the lack of BV on the site. I hope Dave Duerson's grandma doesn't shell out $50 for his 90 score card.
Forum: Spam your eBay & COMC listings here! (Photobucket, Sportslots, etc.) 07-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 593
Posted By mrwalken
There are other virtually identical Hideo Nomo...

There are other virtually identical Hideo Nomo jersey cards from the same set on the site.

The unnumbered version is available for $5.73. 2 copies sold previously up to $3.07.

A version...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 07-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By mrwalken
There was a period of time around 2011-2012 where...

There was a period of time around 2011-2012 where flipping was really profitable. In an hour of browsing, I could easily pick up 50+ cards that I could ultimately flip for a solid profit. Never did...
Forum: Spam your eBay & COMC listings here! (Photobucket, Sportslots, etc.) 07-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 593
Posted By mrwalken
I've had this problem, but it sometimes cuts the...

I've had this problem, but it sometimes cuts the other way (e.g., when somebody way overpaid for a card). Also, COMC's chosen method of only reporting the highest price ever paid AND including any...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 07-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By mrwalken
It's good for sending in lots of mtg cards or...

It's good for sending in lots of mtg cards or stickers or something else that is super-thin. I just hope they get the current backlog taken care of before they start with the specials.
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-30-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By mrwalken
The context is relevant when you are suggesting...

The context is relevant when you are suggesting that the whole company may be crumbling. I don't know their financial situation, but I have no particular reason to believe they are in dire straits. ...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-30-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By mrwalken
This seems like a lot of speculation. Given the...

This seems like a lot of speculation. Given the sensitive nature of the work and the value of property being handled, they can't just go out and instantly hire 20 more people to deal with the...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,093
Posted By mrwalken
An update on this -- it looks like COMC failed in...

An update on this -- it looks like COMC failed in its effort to keep the case in federal court, and they are back in state court.

I found this passage from one of COMC's filings interesting:
...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-22-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By mrwalken
I'm concerned about this too because I am at...

I'm concerned about this too because I am at least as concerned about buyers not having history points as I am about myself not having history points. Personally, I find that whenever I don't have...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By mrwalken
Ah I didn't know that. To be honest, I never...

Ah I didn't know that. To be honest, I never paid attention to what the badges were for. I just noticed now because I was trying to respond to an offer.. I have no history points and apparently no...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 568
Posted By mrwalken
Comc History Points

It appears all my history points from the challenges have expired. Additionally, when I try to get more history points, I am brought to a challenge screen where all the challenges are completed. ...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,376
Posted By mrwalken
How are everybody's sales doing this money? ...

How are everybody's sales doing this money? Looks like I'll end down about 25% from usual. Not great, but not horrible. Especially since I paid less than half the usual amount in storage fees last...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By mrwalken
It seems like for the cards that they have...

It seems like for the cards that they have significant data on, the SRP may be fairly accurate, but usually isn't necessary. The market price is already well-defined when there are a number of one...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By mrwalken
I agree that $3 + 3% isn't worth the cost for...

I agree that $3 + 3% isn't worth the cost for most, if not all sellers. Perhaps the old raise your prices 5x and then run an 80% sale trick makes it worthwhile. I'd like to think it doesn't, but...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-06-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By mrwalken
I would say help, although it may hurt sales for...

I would say help, although it may hurt sales for people who are trying to overcharge. Beckett BV generally helped, especially when you had a card that booked for $12 that you were trying to sell for...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 05-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By mrwalken
If they went with the most common player for a...

If they went with the most common player for a lot of these duplicate name situations, they'd be doing a lot better. Alvin Crowder, a guy who apparently played in the 20's and 30's, is far less...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-30-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,847
Posted By mrwalken
Worst sales month overall since Feb, 2011. But...

Worst sales month overall since Feb, 2011. But that's not surprising. Sales have been decent since the sale started on Sunday.
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By mrwalken
Items sold: 19,999

Items sold: 19,999
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 950
Posted By mrwalken
I am 26 cards from my 20,000th sale. Pretty...

I am 26 cards from my 20,000th sale. Pretty amazing when I look back. A fun thing to do for people who have been around a while. Go back to your first batch in sales history and see what the cards...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,625
Posted By mrwalken
I generally don't feel bad about rejecting an...

I generally don't feel bad about rejecting an offer and raising the price. Especially when the buyer appears to have carefully gone through my inventory to find the most underpriced cards in order...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,436
Posted By mrwalken
Rony Seikaly John Salmons Brook Lopez Glenn...

Rony Seikaly
John Salmons
Brook Lopez
Glenn Robinson
Joakim Noah
Karl Malone
Tim Thomas
Dwyane Wade
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-16-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,741
Posted By mrwalken
I'm on pace to end up with about half as much in...

I'm on pace to end up with about half as much in sales as a typical month. Which is a fair bit better than I expected given the current state of the site.
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-10-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,093
Posted By mrwalken
Countersuits are very standard as a strategic...

Countersuits are very standard as a strategic matter. I wouldn't read much into that. It's hard to see how COMC was damaged all that much since they kept using Beckett data until April 1. It's...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,093
Posted By mrwalken
Nothing too surprising in the answer. Two things...

Nothing too surprising in the answer. Two things we learned were that (at least according to COMC): the contract had a 30-day notice requirement, and that Beckett offered to buy COMC right before...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,549
Posted By mrwalken
Ha, good luck getting any sales with the site as...

Ha, good luck getting any sales with the site as it is. The idea that somebody is taking advantage of the opportunity to gouge is laughable.
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-04-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By mrwalken
Why do I have so many basketball cards with...

Why do I have so many basketball cards with missing player names if we are 100% through basketball player names in the challenges?
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
It's unclear to what extent they have copyrights...

It's unclear to what extent they have copyrights on any of this stuff. Note the use of "copyrightable" as opposed to "copyrighted." In any event, there currently is no cause of action for...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-04-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,436
Posted By mrwalken
Albert Belle Ben Grieve David Robinson ...

Albert Belle
Ben Grieve
David Robinson
David Robinson
David Robinson
David Robinson
Amar'e Stoudemire
Mickael Pietrus
Steve Nash
Missing
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
Beckett is alleging trade secret...

Beckett is alleging trade secret misappropriation, not copyright infringement. From Wikipedia, a trade secret is information that:

Is not generally known to the public;

Confers some...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
I don't see any reason to believe they thought it...

I don't see any reason to believe they thought it would come to this before December-January. Not much time to come up with a solution. It's not clear when they came up with the crowd-sourcing idea...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
I believe I read that the term of the contract...

I believe I read that the term of the contract with Beckett was originally set to end on March 31. So, there seems to be a legal reason why they had to get this done by April 1. I suppose they...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,612
Posted By mrwalken
Agreed. Wrong player names are far more...

Agreed. Wrong player names are far more problematic than missing information. Where did these wrong names come from? It looks like a failure in the challenge system. I have a Dikembe Mutumbo...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,612
Posted By mrwalken
Wasn't it much earlier than December that Beckett...

Wasn't it much earlier than December that Beckett stopped letting COMC show book values on the site (except for users who paid a huge monthly fee)?
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
In my view, the challenge was a pretty clever...

In my view, the challenge was a pretty clever solution for COMC to create its own catalog, thereby obviating the lawsuit. I suppose Beckett will argue that the catalog is just a front while COMC...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
Would be a good one, but I can confirm this was...

Would be a good one, but I can confirm this was filed in the Western District of Washington on Friday.

Edit: Sorry, the above is wrong. It was removed from state court to the Western District of...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
COMC has a couple patents related to bulk image...

COMC has a couple patents related to bulk image gathering (e.g., of sports cards):

Patent US7924314 - Bulk image gathering system and method - Google Patents...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
Yeah, if I had to guess, I would say what...

Yeah, if I had to guess, I would say what motivated this was COMC's transition from using Beckett BV to COMC's own historical data. Even with the limited data it has, COMC can probably produce a...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
Lawsuits between competitors aren't uncommon. ...

Lawsuits between competitors aren't uncommon. This one doesn't seem to have much credibility. Beckett admits COMC had a valid license to use the information up until a couple of months ago. Then...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
It appears that the complaint essentially boils...

It appears that the complaint essentially boils down to this argument:

29. Because it is in possession of the database, COMC is in the position to, and likely will, misappropriate millions of...
Forum: Ebay/COMC/Online Selling/Shows/Paypal/Shipping 04-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,066
Posted By mrwalken
Good news for those cheering for COMC --...

Good news for those cheering for COMC -- questionable counsel for Beckett. Also, this gem:

11. Beckett is the only recognized publisher in the world that values sports memorabilia.
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