The 2nd annual Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer Conference will be held January 9-11, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
$199 per person early bird registration is open until October 1st, 2017.
After October 1st, 2017 registration is $249.
If you are not a Certified Diamond Dealer you will not be able to attend.
Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer Conference
January 9-11, 2018
Universal Orlando Resort Loews Portofino Bay
2017 CDD in Arizona (last years conference)
Reasons to attend:
Court documents published on February 9, 2016 suggest Upper Deck and the IRS are working towards a settlement.
You can view documents from the case on the United States Tax Court website. One of the more eye opening ones is from July 2013 which suggests Upper Deck owes millions to the IRS.
Any kind of settlement in the current US Tax Court case would be positive for Upper Deck and would likely mean they would pay a fraction of the total amount owed.
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I'd be very careful buying any current products by Upper Deck. If you have a store in Canada you should still carry their NHL sets. But please stay away from anything high end at the moment. The reasons for this should be painfully obvious. They owe the IRS millions guys.
Becoming an Upper Deck Diamond Dealer is only available to businesses with a physical store front. If you only sell online you can’t become an Upper Deck Diamond Dealer. Being an Upper Deck Diamond Dealer will allow you to buy and sell UD sports and entertainment products without having to buy them through back channel outlets.
Authorized Upper Deck wholesalers can only sell UD products to Diamond Dealers (you) within the 180 days of release which gives you a slight leg up on dealers who are not with UD.
This is the Upper Deck Diamond Dealer Application. Talk with your wholesale distributor you are signed up with about becoming a Diamond Dealer, they can assist you.
Upper Deck hosting their own Diamond Dealer Conference
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