Joe and Bill have a chat about frustrations, white whales, and more!
In a week marred by a number of frustrations across multiple different Topps apps, Joe and Bill sit down and try to decide what the future looks like. Mostly though, Joe is mad about a number of different things and is taking the time to air his grievances.
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There are a number of things that have caused frustrations in the recent weeks. They range from Topps producers pulling back from Twitter, to strange sets with annoying mechanics, and worst of all people spending credits on packs that actually don’t have chase cards in them. There’s also Topps’ new refusal for credit refunds even if there’s a screw up on their end. Welcome to the era of checking and double checking card counts before you spend credits!
Joe shares an email he received stating that Topps will no longer issue credit refunds. In fact, they are UNABLE to do so despite many credit refunds in the past. And, in some cases packs may still be available in the credit store when the inserts have sold out. Suddenly Topps Card Trader apps are a ‘buyer beware’ affair and Joe is none too happy about any of it.
On the bright side Bill was able to obtain one of his white whale cards this week. As many people read about in the subreddit, Bill made an epic cross-trade from Walking Dead in order to get the very exclusive 2015 Orange Base Variant Han. He tells the story of how he managed to get the card, and what he gave up to get it. Then, he gives a little history lesson on the card, and why he’s long viewed it as his white whale.
Afterwards, it’s a section all about Rogue One details. It’s prefaced by a sufficiently long and noticeable SPOILER ALERT WARNING so you are free to listen up to this point if you are trying to avoid everything released about the upcoming film!
About The Trade Federation
Star Wars Card Trader is taking the world by storm. The app from Topps, available on on iOS and Android devices, has more and more followers every day, and has become a fun and exciting marketplace, creating a new generation of deeply involved fans and collectors. From Reddit forums to eBay to social media, #SWCT can be complex–even overwhelming for newcomers.
That’s where the Trade Federation comes in.
The first-ever podcast of its kind, this IS the destination for Star Wars Card Trader users who need to know the most recent information, strategies, and predictions for the future. Join hosts Joe Ryan and Bill Drewnowski each week as they break down the latest news and releases, talk about trade strategy, look at upcoming sets and awards, break down the pricing of cards on eBay and more!