2009NOAC.com – The NOAC Patch Trading Blog


I’m furiously working on a new website that I hope to roll out by week’s end called 2009NOAC.com. This will be a one-stop patch trading blog that I will keep running during NOAC. Huh? I’m experimenting with this whole social media, blogging, twitter thing all in one website. So what can you expect to see?


Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree

I’ll be there blogging away. I’m going to attempt to upload a prices realized from the auction Weds night. Then during the event from Thursday – Saturday I hope to share some of the great deals, stories, and highlights. I’ll also be posting pictures from around the trading room floor of some of the better known faces in the hobby and some who aren’t.


Patch Trading

For the first time in over a dozen years I’m a registered contingent member for this event. In my spare time I’ll be doing a good bit of patch trading and this part of the blog will attempt to keep up with what’s hot and maybe what’s not out on the trading trail. I’ll also include pictures of each nightly trading session and other snapshots during the day.


eBay Auction News

Very similar to Patchblanket posts but on a daily basis. As we all know some delegates will start listing stuff on eBay in their dorm rooms probably the first night of the conference. These blog posts will be devoted to what’s showing up and surprising us on eBay.


eBay NOAC Scoreboard

I’m still working out the logistics on this one but my plan is to have a running prices realized for the top selling items each day. Which of the “rare” “limited” holy grail border issues are really topping the charts for the NOAC? The scoreboard will keep track.


In addition I’ll also be sending up “tweets” using Twitter which are micro-blogs. But not only mine – I’ll also broadcast every tweet that has the keywords “2009NOAC”. The younger generation of Arrowmen do this on their cell phones so it will be a unique perspective at the NOAC. Of course this fits right into the new site I launched recent weeks at Boyscouttweet.com.


So there you have it! Its a pretty ambitous plan but I am all for trying new things and experimenting with these 21st century technologies. The site is not live now so I won’t even include a hyperlink in this post but look for a big announcement maybe even later this week.


Since I’m still working out the kinks I’d love to hear some feedback on these plans or suggestions of things you would like to see!




jason ill see you at noac and the noac tor…. ill be wearing my orange patch vest… shaun

By redneck_patch_trader on July 21st, 2009 at 2:35 am

HI Jason
For we old FARTS what is twitter(sp)????? You will need a lot more information to get some of us educated. I will be at NOAC and will need a lesson in all of these new technologies!!!!!!


By BigJim on July 22nd, 2009 at 12:58 am

Hate to break the news to you BigJim, but even John McCain twitters! It’s a way to use your web enabled device (Blackberry, phone) to post real time comments onto a website that others can follow.

At the last NOAC, I was in charge of the NOAC Museum traveling displays and frequently worked the banquets each night, so I rarely got home before 9:00 and typically got onto the computer after midnight, assuming I even tried. I can’t imagine how I’d keep up with a twitter or NOAC blog during the day and/or night. We’ll see.

I’ll be wearing my PatchBlanket.com nametag, so watch for me at the NOAC.

By ISCA87L on July 22nd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I might not get much sleep at NOAC but I’ll be having fun trading and trying out this blog thing! I’ve just put up the first posts on the new site. Check them out! http://www.2009noac.com

By jason on July 28th, 2009 at 4:50 am

If you visit my conference patch trading blog at http://www.2009noac.com I just posted video I shot from the Pre-NOAC TOR auction. If you were there you must might see yourself on utube!

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By jason on August 12th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I was doing a bunch of Boards of Review this week – I asked each boy what they would do in that situation. I hope that one of thgins they are learning in Scouts is how to handle themselves in the woods (not get lost) and difficult situations (what to do if you do get lost). But it is hard for the parents. We have a lot of parents who have had a hard time accepting the transition from Cub Scouts (adult led and controlled – planned activities) to Boy Scouts (boy led and managed, with adult oversight – encourage independence). Of course _I_ don’t have that problem ;-(sPh

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