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Collector huskershawn69 private msg quote post Address this user
I bought a comic on eBay that was supposed to be nm, but arrived and it had 6/7 spine cracks that break color.

What kind of grade would a comic with that many spine cracks come back with.

I think I'm just going to request a refund
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Pic?
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by huskershawn69
I bought a comic on eBay that was supposed to be nm, but arrived and it had 6/7 spine cracks that break color.

What kind of grade would a comic with that many spine cracks come back with.

I think I'm just going to request a refund


You can probably get a good guess if you post a picture.

From your comments I think the book might be VF+ at best.
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Collector Kaleljll private msg quote post Address this user
I'm not a grading expert but that doesn't look like NM. I'm probably wrong though. I want to see what others say just for future reference.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
No way. Return it or at least make him pay for a press and your aggrivation (even that may not be enough to get it to nm)
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Collector Chaddyboxer private msg quote post Address this user
I'd say VF- at best...just my opinion. Definitely not NM.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
I would not consider that NM. VF- to Fine at best. I never have figured out the magic number of spine ticks it takes to drop a book out of the NM or NM- range, but I would say that this book certainly exceeds that number.
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Originally Posted by Chaddyboxer
I'd say VF- at best...just my opinion. Definitely not NM.


Depending on the rest of the book (corners, back cover, etc.) that sounds about right to me.
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Collector huskershawn69 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback.
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Collector TruckJohnson private msg quote post Address this user
Welcome to Ebay, where everything is considered near mint -- no matter what the condition.
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Collector Kaleljll private msg quote post Address this user
I'm new to this but I have noticed that too.
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Collector huskershawn69 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by TruckJohnson
Welcome to Ebay, where everything is considered near mint -- no matter what the condition.


Yeah, I've gotten better at this, but occasionally I get bit. This book was well packaged and shipped so you know it was like that when it was put in the box for shipping. The guy was selling about 50 copies and 44 were sold with no negative recent feedback. I guess I should know better, but sometimes you see a good deal and you just want that book you've been looking for.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by TruckJohnson
Welcome to Ebay, where everything is considered near mint -- no matter what the condition.


Haha soo true! Goes both ways too, Ive gotten some nice 98s that were just "nm" 👌🏻
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Collector Draco private msg quote post Address this user
I'd spend about an hour at a Chinese buffet, have some taco bell for good measure. Then wipe my ass with it and return it. Tell him it's a NM+ Now.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
Never buy a comic off ebay (not professionally graded) unless the seller is posting the actual pictures of the comic...and even then you're taking a chance...if the photos are high res and they took the time to take good pictures (and lots of them) you can be pretty confident...but occasionally a spine tick gets through that the camera (depending on the light & angle) doesn't capture. I always bid assuming I'll get no better than a 9.6...and be willing to accept (reluctantly) a 9.2 if someone posts things like "High Grade!!! Excellet Shape!!!! NM!!!" I'm constantly requesting more photos and better photos...only about 10% answer my request and/or fulfill it.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Drogio
I'm constantly requesting more photos and better photos...only about 10% answer my request and/or fulfill it.


That is the most irritating part of buying on eBay.
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Collector ZosoRocks private msg quote post Address this user
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Welcome to Ebay, where everything is considered near mint -- no matter what the condition.


Let the buyer beware!

As with all conditions - visual grading is subjective and not objective.

I try to be objective in my grading, but will always grade at least a grade lower than what others may claim.

If one of two spine ticks....it automatically will be a 8.5....and not in the NM category.

Those who use NM "loosely" don't know the grading scale well enough.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
I think these are the keys to buying raw books on ebay:

1. Ignore the pictures / description
2. Always buy from someone who says either "I am not a professional grader" or "CGC it!"
3. Never worry about negative feedback, everyone deserves a chance for a fresh start
4. Always pay by check or money order instead of using Paypal
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