Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Day Blowout Cards Lost My Business

Today has been the day from hell. On top of all the crap going on at my job, I had the misfortune of dealing with a moderator on blowout cards' forum.

As many of you know, I'm hosting a half-case break for 2014 Gypsy Queen when it launches in April. I still have six slots open. Since I was planning on buying the cards from Blowout, I decided to jump on the forum and ask if anyone was interested in joining. I made sure not to link back to my blog because I didn't want to come across as trying to promote the blog or appear as though I was trying to make a profit. I posted the thread and eagerly awaited responses.

Then I received a private message from the blowout administrator. He or she told me that I was "spamming" the forum for an off-site break and demanded I stop.

Maybe it's the shitty day I'm having, maybe it's just that I don't appreciate being talked to that way. Regardless, I closed my account on the forum, wrote to the people at Blowout to let them know that I no longer needed my near-$500 order for Gypsy Queen and told them I would take my business elsewhere. I'll never do business with them again.

Anyway, now that I've been able to vent that, I feel great!


  1. The Blowout forums are a topsy-turvy place. Can be great for card info or seeing some cool stuff. But they are really strict about breaks. You can only advertise breaks if you do it through them and even then only if you're an approved host. A lot of people on their are total jerks too. They'll jump all over a new person for posting something in the wrong forum or asking a question that was apparently asked two years ago so they think the person should have searched first. But I guess most of the internet is like that. I don't blame you for taking your business elsewhere.

  2. Blowout forum geeks love the drama and seeing posters get banned -- total jerkoff site