Those of you that follow me on social media and read this site know that I don’t say ‘angry’ things lightly. As a lot of you know, I am a deeply religious person and a positive side effect of that is that I don’t say harsh things about anyone lightly.
I have spent way too much energy on this company, and have sources backing me up on my accusations. For a company that I dealt with on Twitter, I have also found myself on the phone with them, so this extends beyond an online he said, she said.
Lies from this company, however small they may have been added up to the point that I feel that I have to do this. However, you can also add some late night name calling on their part to this.
Straight up my intentions for doing this post are to protect the hobby. I am forever thankful for how collectors made me feel on my birthday. This is a community that I want to protect.
TLDR: Runs fake contests to promote Ebay sales. Messes with someone who they wanted to promote their company.
I have reason to believe that this company has been running fake Twitter contests. I ‘won’ one and got caught up in the mess. I have every reason to believe that I won the contest because the company wanted to do business with this site, and have me push his Ebay sales on my social media account.
Because this will come out, I do want to state that I did receive a package from the company. I was promised a Peyton Manning/Von Miller jersey card, an Andrew Luck insert, and a Peyton Manning rookie card. I received a Trey Burke jersey card and a Brandon Jennings jersey card – those will be in future ‘misery pack’ giveaways by the way as I am not keeping them or selling them for obvious reasons. I felt like this was a blatant bait and switch but didn’t say anything I thought it was an honest mistake. The company will point out that a winner during that same period got his winnings. The company told me before they pointed out the winner showing his winnings, that they transferred his winnings to his COMC account; a small lie but just one of the many that added up. Afterward the company ran more contests. I have been in contact with a few of the ‘winners’ and none of them received their winnings. I was only in contact with them because I did not want to blow the lid on a company who only I was having problems with.
The company promised me a make good package. I was more than willing to let this go, but they kept messaging me to see if I got the package. Truthfully I wanted nothing to do with them but it felt like they were stringing me along to promote their Ebay sales. They said that I should have gotten it by a certain time period because all of the winners got their packages that week. I have numerous messages from other users confirming that is false.
After I called the company out on this, at least one person received a tracking number. So it appears that calling them out has led to something positive after all. I look forward to them saying I am lying because people got their packages after I spent an hour on the phone with the company.
I have every reason to believe that they were using fake Twitter promotions for legitimate Ebay sales. Obviously, I would not recommend doing business with them ever for any reason. If they are going to lie to someone who they want to do business with, then why would they not lie to you?
I am angry because I feel that I helped them grow their social media presence. I was retweeting their sales when they had 60 followers. At one point they grew to the point that we had 90 mutual followers.
I don’t want anyone getting their hopes up by them if they continue their contests. Images and Tweets below are some of the highlights of this fiasco.
Note – 11/23/16: Just want to clarify something and address a comment below. I did not contact any of his Ebay buyers on purpose. If that happened, it was a happy accident. I contacted winners of his contests that already followed me on Twitter to see if I was the only one having problems with him in that regard. I know that my situation with him is unique but if this is someone who will lie to someone who he wants to do business, then this is someone who I would advise anyone listening to not do business with.