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CBCS Turnaround 11/22/20174879

Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
Is 17 weeks+ too long TAT - yes!
Are there more important things in life to deal with - yes!

It is a life cycle - The longer TAT - the fewer ppl will use CBCS - which will lead to a reduction in TAT until it increases again.

It would be a nice gesture though for CBCS to give a small appreciation to the impacted submitters to compensate for the sub-standard TAT.
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Collector robertofredrico private msg quote post Address this user
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It would be a nice gesture though for CBCS to give a small appreciation to the impacted submitters to compensate for the sub-standard TAT.




They used to give submitters a coupon for 70 cents off their next grading fee, but that just made them even angrier.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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It would be a nice gesture though for CBCS to give a small appreciation to the impacted submitters to compensate for the sub-standard TAT.




They used to give submitters a coupon for 70 cents off their next grading fee, but that just made them even angrier.


There are small and then there is tiny like microskopic
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
One of my two submissions hit 15 weeks yesterday. If they are running about 17 weeks, do you think I have a shot at getting them back by Christmas?
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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One of my two submissions hit 15 weeks yesterday. If they are running about 17 weeks, do you think I have a shot at getting them back by Christmas?


Mine are getting labels now!

I think we will get our books back in time, that leaves 2.5 weeks to ship before Christmas. Whats the status on your invoice, it should be close to mine
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Collector Deadpoolica private msg quote post Address this user
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One of my two submissions hit 15 weeks yesterday. If they are running about 17 weeks, do you think I have a shot at getting them back by Christmas?


Mine are getting labels now!

I think we will get our books back in time, that leaves 2.5 weeks to ship before Christmas. Whats the status on your invoice, it should be close to mine

Don't get too excited about Labels, mine was in Labels for about 5wks & they just now moved to QC today. Friday will be 17wks on the nose for me
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@Deadpoolica
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Collector Deadpoolica private msg quote post Address this user
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@Deadpoolica

🤣🤣🤣🤣 hopefully yours moves quicker than mine did
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One of my two submissions hit 15 weeks yesterday. If they are running about 17 weeks, do you think I have a shot at getting them back by Christmas?


Mine are getting labels now!

I think we will get our books back in time, that leaves 2.5 weeks to ship before Christmas. Whats the status on your invoice, it should be close to mine


Labels! Mine still says received! We dropped them off at the same time. All Moderns, no pressing, and just two with witnessed sigs.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo I think that makes us even now, the convention before that in June you got your books back several weeks before I did 😁
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Collector Deadpoolica private msg quote post Address this user
my books have now moved to shipping!!!! Now if the grades would just show up lol
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Collector Bishops_Heroes private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't get your hopes up for a Christmas return. It took almost 19 weeks for me to get my submission back.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
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@esaravo I think that makes us even now, the convention before that in June you got your books back several weeks before I did 😁


Well, I just checked the status of that order again. Still “received,” but I noticed a change to my comic list for that order. When I submitted the order at Terrific Con on that Saturday, I wanted three witnessed signatures on my copy of Omega Men #3 (Giffen, Wolfman, and DeCarlo - as listed on my Invoice). I was only able to get one signature while I was there, but the CBCS witness said to not worry, he would get the other two signatures for me on Sunday. Guess what, my order NOW says TWO signatures - no Mike DeCarlo, who was the cover artist along with Keith Giffen. So instead of having the signatures of all three major players for that book, it will have two. Kind of a bummer. Plus, this is how I find out, by noticing THEIR change on my order. I never received any email or anything from CBCS saying that they were unable to get that signature. For a company that USED to pride itself on customer service, that just doesn’t seem right.

PS: until the last day or two, my order still listed the 3 signatures. So that change was done probably yesterday or today.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
Time for a big TAT Test:

Two submissions are being mailed out tomorrow (12/7/17), a total of 113 books. Mostly modern w/ a couple of 2-Day in the mix due to value/age. I split the order up into two (on paper) b/c one group of comics needs pressing, and I don't want to hold the whole order back while waiting for those to finish. They're both being mailed in the same box, so arrival will be at the same time. It'll also give me a feel for the TAT on pressing.

Either way, with a TAT guesstimate of 17 weeks, I might see most of my books again April-ish, 2018.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
For what this information is worth to everyone, My books were received Aug 16 and moved to QC today. Crossing fingers for pre-Christmas delivery.
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Collector J_Walker private msg quote post Address this user
My books were received 8/14 and also moved to QC today. And deadpoolicas were from Friday, 8/11 (I think based off one of the above comments).

Regardless, it seems like progress with the TATS could come sooner rather than later if 4 days worth of submissions moved to QC in 1 day.
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but the CBCS witness said to not worry, he would get the other two signatures for me on Sunday.


Any idea who it was? We got a few done that way as well, but gave him a few bucks for his trouble and he texted me pics of it when he got it done.

That sucks if you didnt get what you thought after all this time :/
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@shrewbeer - After almost four months, I probably couldn't pick the guy out of a line-up! I guess that will teach me to be present for my witnessed signatures.
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Collector Scott9406 private msg quote post Address this user
2 of 3 submissions from Boston Comic Con have shipped. I submitted on 8/11 and 8/13. Says delivery by 12/8 and 12/11. Now I'm just waiting on the 3rd submission which should be hitting QC here very soon as it was in labels the last week. Can't wait! I accidentally looked at the grades on 1 of the submissions, ASM 121 signed by Stan the Man, and it got a 6.5. I'm actually happy with the grade because I found this gem for $30 at a local video store that sells comics here and there and it wasn't stored properly. I know if I have it pressed I could probably get a 7.0-7.5 but I'm ok with it. I had Stan sign it at Boston Comic Con. I'm trying so hard not to look at the grades of the other submission that shipped, its so hard lol!.
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Collector RookTheKlown private msg quote post Address this user
First time poster, first time using CBCS.

Just got the shipping notice for my first submission, from Boston Comic Con. Was a witnessed signature (Mike Zeck on Punisher #1) from 08/12, said received on 08/25, and shipped yesterday (12/06).

Even though the TAT was longer than I expected, I'll definitely use them again. My next submission will be a copy of Wolverine #1 that I'd like slabbed with VSP (signed by Claremont, Miller, Rubinstein, and Shooter).
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Ok so I just couldn't do it lol. I had to look. The only grade I'm bummed out about is I got an 8.5 on my NM 98 I had signed by Rob Liefeld. But after reading the graders notes I see why it got an 8.5. I'm thinking of cracking it and having it pressed. I'm happy with the other grades and the graders notes shows that the imperfections on the books can be pressed and cleaned for a higher grade hopefully.
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My Punisher #1 is an 8.5, which I completely expected. I had actually picked it up literally minutes earlier already slabbed at an 8.5. Bought it from a vendor, took it over to CBCS's booth to have them crack it and follow me to witness the signature. I owned the book for no more than 10 minutes before handing it over to them.
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@RookTheKlown I'm definitely going to use CBCS again. In fact I'm sending my IM 55 and my CGC 8.5 ASM 300 out to my presser to give them a good clean and press, then I'm going to submit those bad boys to CBCS. For me the wait wasn't too bad. I understand all the circumstances surrounding the TAT's getting crazy. I have enjoyed my experience with CBCS.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
So does “labeling” come after QC? Labeling has never shown up on my order so curious if it’s going to be another phase before shipping or if the dashboard just wasn’t updated when it went to labeling.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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So does “labeling” come after QC? Labeling has never shown up on my order so curious if it’s going to be another phase before shipping or if the dashboard just wasn’t updated when it went to labeling.


Idk where in the order of things it falls, but you can now see further detail when you click into the printable invoice (on the right across from each tier)
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Collector J_Walker private msg quote post Address this user
Labeling comes before QC.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
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@RookTheKlown I'm definitely going to use CBCS again. In fact I'm sending my IM 55 and my CGC 8.5 ASM 300 out to my presser to give them a good clean and press, then I'm going to submit those bad boys to CBCS. For me the wait wasn't too bad. I understand all the circumstances surrounding the TAT's getting crazy. I have enjoyed my experience with CBCS.


I've got a CGC ASM #300 that I've considered sending in to have cracked, pressed, and re-graded. My only concern is that every time a book like that is handled, the chances of something bad happening go up exponentially. I have no desire to create a textbook example of Murphy's Law.

Incidentally, just got off the phone w/ Customer Service. My books are leaving QC this morning & heading over to shipping! Apparently the prayers were answered, and if the deities are still kind, I'll have my books by Christmas.

...just how much of my soul do you think 40 books worth of delivery is gonna cost? Asking for Cthulhu.
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Collector RookTheKlown private msg quote post Address this user
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I've got a CGC ASM #300 that I've considered sending in to have cracked, pressed, and re-graded. My only concern is that every time a book like that is handled, the chances of something bad happening go up exponentially. I have no desire to create a textbook example of Murphy's Law.


My Punisher #1 was cracked and re-graded. I had just purchased it literally minutes earlier. I saw it at a vendor, paid for it, and brought it over to the CBCS booth to have them crack it and follow me to witness the signature. It was in my possession for probably 10 minutes total.

I knew there was potential for it to come back lower than the 8.5 it originally was at, but since it was nothing more than just having it signed, it was worth the risk for me.
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Collector _satan private msg quote post Address this user
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I've got a CGC ASM #300 that I've considered sending in to have cracked, pressed, and re-graded. My only concern is that every time a book like that is handled, the chances of something bad happening go up exponentially. I have no desire to create a textbook example of Murphy's Law.


My Punisher #1 was cracked and re-graded. I had just purchased it literally minutes earlier. I saw it at a vendor, paid for it, and brought it over to the CBCS booth to have them crack it and follow me to witness the signature. It was in my possession for probably 10 minutes total.

I knew there was potential for it to come back lower than the 8.5 it originally was at, but since it was nothing more than just having it signed, it was worth the risk for me.


Ive heard when they crack the book for what ever reason, then regrade it is generally the same grade. Out of curiosity how much did you pay for the book before getting signed? (if you dont want to say no problem) I purchased Punisher 1 last year and had it signed by Stan Lee then sent it for grading, came back with a 9.2. I was expecting a High 8-9.0, always nice to get things back higher than you were expecting
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Collector RookTheKlown private msg quote post Address this user
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Ive heard when they crack the book for what ever reason, then regrade it is generally the same grade. Out of curiosity how much did you pay for the book before getting signed? (if you dont want to say no problem) I purchased Punisher 1 last year and had it signed by Stan Lee then sent it for grading, came back with a 9.2. I was expecting a High 8-9.0, always nice to get things back higher than you were expecting


That's kinda what I figured, although they made sure to warn me that it absolutely gets re-graded and there's absolute potential for it to come back lower. And they warned me BEFORE they cracked it, just in case that would change my mind.

The vendor had it listed at $75, but sold it to me for $50.
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