I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings (Topps IT Department), but it's no secret that Topps online presence is a joke. I think a group of delinquent 6th graders serving after school detention in the computer lab could come up with a better website, keep it updated and relevant AND maybe even have a current blog.
The blogosphere is all abuzz with 2012 Topps and they can't even keep the 2011 Diamond Giveaway site up and running. It's down again and the codes will be extended a few more days. I just want to request the rest of the cards I've been waiting for and then I'm done with it! I'm sure the work involved in a site with so many moving parts is tough, but Topps is a huge company. Surely they have the resources to do that site and their website right.
Honestly, I think it's just another example that Topps the corporation doesn't care about the collector. I'm sure they have employees that care about the collector, at least I hope they do, but the corporation is just that; a corporation and if any of us peon collectors think Topps gives a rip about us, well I think that's a mistake.
*Disclaimer: I had a crappy day. Two hours of sleep in the last 30 and knowing that I'll be giving over some of my cash to Topps because I can't go cold turkey on cards isn't helping. I'm also a realist and know I'll be entering 2012 codes...ugh.