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post Mar 11 2012, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Feb 28 2012, 11:29 AM)
No offense, but I think too many people do this.  If your stopping by why not let others know you were here?
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post Mar 12 2012, 05:51 AM
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QUOTE(chopinalex @ Mar 11 2012, 09:11 PM)
Brian I am here.
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Im still here, but I have to admit my attendance is dwindlng as well. However, I always find myself coming back because of the closeness of the TCC community. I have seen how traders have rallied around peers who have suffered tragic life events, and have also watched as we all celebrated happy moments such as children being born, moves, promotions, etc...

However, we need to do something to bring up the volume of members. In any marketing strategy, we have to find what the competitors are doing and see what is working for them. We can talk about the economy, rising gas prices, and other social turbulence; however, other sites seem to be unaffected. Immediately, I can think of two of these such sites that are still very active despite these variables that have "impacted' us.

I have always been taught to not only raise questions, but propose solutions as well.
-I think we need to market TCC. I was invited to this group when I was just poking around in some yahoo forums? It was that easy.
-Put our name out there in card shows. I went to a recent card show and a dealer asked if I deal with --------.com? I told him I did and gave him my handle, but also invited him to TCC. His response, "Never heard of it."
-Finally, we need to update our home page...I am not bashing our CZT at all. They do a great job, considering they are a volunteer force and Thanks should be giving. However, when someone visits and the first thing they see is a Trader of the Month and it is from Jan 11, it doesnt show them the level of quality that we as traders are. I am a computer idiot, but am willing to help.

All and all, TCC will always be my hobby home. Now-who wants about 20K commons....lol



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post Mar 17 2012, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE(tyrodsports @ Mar 17 2012, 09:57 AM)
Im still here, but I have to admit my attendance is dwindlng as well.  However, I always find myself coming back because of the closeness of the TCC community.  I have seen how traders have rallied around peers who have suffered tragic life events, and have also watched as we all celebrated happy moments such as children being born, moves, promotions, etc... 

However, we need to do something to bring up the volume of members.  In any marketing strategy, we have to find what the competitors are doing and see what is working for them.  We can talk about the economy, rising gas prices, and other social turbulence; however, other sites seem to be unaffected.  Immediately, I can think of two of these such sites that are still very active despite these variables that have "impacted' us.

I have always been taught to not only raise questions, but propose solutions as well. 
-I think we need to market TCC.  I was invited to this group when I was just poking around in some yahoo forums?  It was that easy.
-Put our name out there in card shows.  I went to a recent card show and a dealer asked if I deal with --------.com? I told him I did and gave him my handle, but also invited him to TCC.  His response, "Never heard of it."
-Finally, we need to update our home page...I am not bashing our CZT at all.  They do a great job, considering they are a volunteer force and Thanks should be giving.  However, when someone visits and the first thing they see is a Trader of the Month and it is from Jan 11, it doesnt show them the level of quality that we as traders are.  I am a computer idiot, but am willing to help. 

All and all, TCC will always be my hobby home.  Now-who wants about 20K commons....lol
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post Mar 23 2012, 12:49 AM
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I love this site and everyone here. It is hard seeing it slow down so much and I want to make some deals! I love this place but lets get it back to where it used to be!


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I love this site. I know I have been gone for awhile but I'm getting back into things. I have really missed the friendships I have here and the great conversations we have during breaks. I agree with trying to get the TCC name out there. We are hosting a card show next weekend and that's one of the things 5toosweet has made sure to do was to incorporate the TCC name in the show. And without the support of our fellow members I don't know if we could have started it up. I'm looking forward to meeting the members who are close by and will be visiting.

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QUOTE(batman1641 @ Apr 14 2012, 11:11 AM)
I love this site.  I know I have been gone for awhile but I'm getting back into things.  I have really missed the friendships I have here and the great conversations we have during breaks.  I agree with trying to get the TCC name out there.  We are hosting a card show next weekend and that's one of the things 5toosweet has made sure to do was to incorporate the TCC name in the show.  And without the support of our fellow members I don't know if we could have started it up.  I'm looking forward to meeting the members who are close by and will be visiting. 

One of my favorite things here was hosting my group break.  I hope to be able to bring it back in the next couple of months.  I see great things to come with the website.  And I look forward to being a part of it.
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I sure will. I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully we set a closing date on our house this week and then I can set a date for the group break. It feels good to be back.


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There's only SEVEN active trades??? Oh my goodness. There used to be 20 PAGES worth sad.gif


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There's only SEVEN active trades??? Oh my goodness. There used to be 20 PAGES worth  sad.gif
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I'm gonna try to dance my way back in..see if I can respark the fire...



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Some things just cycle. I came back after being absent since 08. I did not go to my other sites either. Just life and cardboard burn out. But like the OP I noticed alot of MIA members like me. What will it take...I think trading over buying helps. I do both, but trading draws a more personal interest to me. But there has to be the cards I want and they just do not seem to be there, for me anyway. But I still enjoy the banter on the boards and looking at "sic" pulls. It is us, Steve, that makes this a good place.


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Is there a way we can update the homepage of TCC? The member of the month is still from 1/11. I'm guessing if new people come to the page they might be scared away from it not being updated.


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QUOTE(2000 rushing yards @ Jun 14 2012, 07:08 AM)
Is there a way we can update the homepage of TCC? The member of the month is still from 1/11. I'm guessing if new people come to the page they might be scared away from it not being updated.
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I never hardly hit the home page, been the same since I have got here, I'm still here or didn't get drawn away from the site from the home page, more Trading card sites are popping up on the Web, Ebay killing trades with prices going lower, people are broke with today's economy, sure there's a slow down as I'm on other sites, everyone's selling and not trading,.....

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Ebay killing trades with prices going lower, people are broke with today's economy, sure there's a slow down as I'm on other sites, everyone's selling and not trading,.....
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You make the Ebay trend sound like a bad thing. For example, I recently picked up a Larry Little National Treasures auto #d /35 on Ebay for $16 delivered. Now, a trader on another site has the very same card and when I inquired about it he was asking about my Aikman, Bradshaw and John Riggins autos. Why even deal with that kind of nonsense? Just hit the bay and buy it cheap...

... in the last month I have made trade inquiries/offers to four members here, two of which are very highly respected old timers. The results of the four: no response, "I'll get back to you", no response, and "I'll have to check" followed by no response.

Seems to me trading is in a down cycle. It's not the end of the world, collectors will still get the cards they want one way or another...


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