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A Dodgers Charitable Gold Jersey Bling and World Series Ring?!

The LA Dodgers have been stepping it up with an iconic run of once-in-a-lifetime memorabilia on the MLB Auctions Marketplace this month! First a special edition of gold-outlined jerseys from opening weekend up for Auction! Now a Sweepstakes/Raffle to win the same ring as the 2020 World Series Champions – Classic!   The best part […]
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I wear my Sunglasses at Night! 

Shout out to Canadian 80’s pop rocker Corey Hart but also a nod to our partners at JTV for launching $1.00 No Reserve Auctions for designer sunglasses! Complimentary category expansion on the JTV Auctions Marketplace is building out this platform to be a go-to shopping destination and the proof is in the pudding. There’s been tons of bidding activity as customers […]
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Thanks Michael Do

Bittersweet day for my partners Saurabh Soman, Michael Grieve and I (Kevin Smith). Our very first employee at Vigorate Loyalty/CDi, Michael Do is departing to Shopify. Michael joined us straight out of University and with the exception of engineering, held virtually every job at CDi and managed the entire CDi team. (Including two cousins, Serena […]
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Searching Major League Baseball Auctions

As the new baseball season approaches, new changes are also coming to MLB Auctions! Finding that perfect addition to your memorabilia collection is a fun and formidable challenge. The search is a little easier when you’re browsing through the world’s largest authenticated baseball Auction Marketplace. But we wanted to help fans get to the items that are most relevant […]
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Solidifying Sirius XM Call Center Security

The team at Sirius XM, working with Commerce Dynamics, have completed and successfully launched a full integration with Semafone into the SiriusXM shop Semafone allows Sirius XM Call Centre agents to take payments safely & securely over the phone, allowing customers to complete credit order entry without Call Centre Agents seeing or hearing any credit card data. This is one of a series of ongoing improvements to the way SiriusXM enhances transaction […]
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ROLL TIDE! Truly One-of-a-Kind “Bama” Bumper Raffle

We’ve seen fans clamoring for all kinds of memorabilia including: old stadium seats, pylons, and jarred dirt but this is definitely new ground… Landon Dickerson’s infamous DIY railroad tie bumper is now being raffled on the NFL Auction Marketplace for a great cause. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Florida firefighter Brian Wolnewitz, who was […]
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The Long and Winding Road!

20 Years ago my partners (Michael Grieve and Saurabh Soman) along with a lot of folks at eDeal launched the very first online auction for the Toronto Maple Leafs – notice the Curtis Joseph jersey sold for $ 3,650. 🙂 Michael Do (Senior Director of Operations) was 16 years old when this auction launched. I […]
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NFL Coin-Toss at Super Bowl Heads to Charity

COVID-19s effect on professional sports has been felt around the world.  This year, Super Bowl LV featured three honorary captains who have played a role in the fight against COVID-19.  Suzie Dorner was one of them, a COVID ICU Nurse Manager at Tampa General Hospital.  Dorner performed the pregame coin-toss on Sunday night. The very […]
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