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Old 02-09-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:00 PM   #2
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Change it back please. Horrible design. It looks like it was designed for children.

There was nothing wrong with the previous site. It was simple and easy to navigate.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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what he said, too difficult to navigate through
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:09 PM   #4
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Feedback:

- Looks fairly slick

- Pages of thumbnails for product is a pain to look at. A single column of thin product descriptions is easier to scroll through.
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Thank you for allowing sports to be viewed all together and sorted by price.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:18 PM   #6
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I like the site overall. One thing I'd like to see in the left menu after a search is the ability to filter by status - In Stock, Out of Stock, Pre Order.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:19 PM   #7
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Change it back please. Horrible design. It looks like it was designed for children.

There was nothing wrong with the previous site. It was simple and easy to navigate.
First blasters at Target and now this....PLEASE just leave the website for the children!
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:19 PM   #8
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New site is absolutely hideous and reminds me of those flash game websites I used to go on in the early 2000s
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #9
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First blasters at Target and now this....PLEASE just leave the website for the children!
LOL. You, I like you.

But this clector is still FURIOUS!
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:24 PM   #10
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me no likey, reminds me of atlanta sport cards site back in 1999
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:33 PM   #11
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layout is too complex. Too much happening. Honestly makes me want to find a simpler site to buy on (but I ONLY buy on Blowout) somewhere else, no offense. Original design was short, slick, and got your job done fast. Haven't tried to buy anything yet, but I feel I'm gonna have to spend double the time to buy something.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #12
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Ewww..........
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:41 PM   #13
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Seriously though, whose idea was it to feature a wizard and two gorillas on the website? I don't get the correlation and I'm here everyday.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:49 PM   #14
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Seriously though, whose idea was it to feature a wizard and two gorillas on the website? I don't get the correlation and I'm here everyday.
Everyone likes Gandalf and King Kong
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:13 PM   #15
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Hate this, go back to the original
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:14 PM   #16
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Good evening all

The wizard is actually a gorilla in disguise. When we were discussing the new site we thought it would be fun to have a mascot. After many suggestions rhino,beaver,shark etc we decided on a gorilla.


A mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name

Amazing facts about gorillas

https://onekindplanet.org/animal/gorilla/

We will continue to work on the site improving on features and adding many new ones.
We understand many aren't comfortable with change and ask that you take some time and become familiar with what we believe will be beneficial to our customers.

If anyone one would like to email me personally I can be reached at fish@blowoutcards.com

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also if you have an idea for a mascot we would love to hear that too
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:22 PM   #17
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Any popular site that is often used by a group of people that changes designs will usually be met with negativity, even if only due to unfamiliarity. Opinion will usually improve as we get used to it

That said, I'm not a fan. The way things are organized is just fine, but the style, logos, colors, etc doesn't make sense and doesn't seem to fit
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hate the logo
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:24 PM   #19
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Each product listing takes up too much space (browsing on my ipad mini). I prefer the old, clean list view. The new site looks just like competitor’s site and I can only find things easily through Google as opposed to browing the stores.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:28 PM   #20
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I don't mind the new look, but I thought the old look was fine....

I am grateful for the flat $7.95 shipping though for orders under $199....I stopped buying at times because $25 shipping was too much for me to swallow...

I am also glad this new site does not have pages and pages of older boxes that are out of stock....I hated weeding through all of those when looking at older years
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:39 PM   #21
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Still no option to filter on things only in stock when searching?
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:46 PM   #22
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Still no option to filter on things only in stock when searching?
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:47 PM   #23
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But, seriously, it's seems largely the same to me. I'm with mnvikingstwins and gorillaz above, though. This would've been a good chance to add the filter to not show out of stock items. (Did that option already exist? Does it now?)
There are plenty still showing in the non-sports section, my main stomping grounds. I do like the icon chosen for "humor" cards, the discarded banana peel primed to be stepped on to hilarious effect.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:50 PM   #24
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The mascot and logo are quite perplexing as well. None of it fits or makes sense at all
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:00 PM   #25
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I liked on the older site being able to filter by box, case, pack then by year. Instead of year then the 3.
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