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COLLECTOR Stu private msg quote post Address this user
So - are there any other collectors out there that have submitted their books for grading and have them bottlenecked in “Labels” for what seems to be an eternity? Can anyone say why books have been stuck at this point in the process?
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
I've only got one order in right now and it's been sitting at "grading" for two weeks, I'm assuming the holiday season that has something to do with it. I don't think I've ever seen any of my orders even go into "Labels" or encapsulation status, usually goes straight to QC.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Most likely one of the reasons why they are just shipping books in straight bubble wrap now rather than the white boxes, trying to get books out the door fast as humanly possible

I sat in “labels” for weeks.

@Thanatos click on the invoice .pdf as if you are going to print it again, it will give you the extra detail on the top right above each tier 👍🏻
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Collector Thanatos private msg quote post Address this user
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Most likely one of the reasons why they are just shipping books in straight bubble wrap now rather than the white boxes, trying to get books out the door fast as humanly possible

I sat in “labels” for weeks.

@Thanatos click on the invoice .pdf as if you are going to print it again, it will give you the extra detail on the top right above each tier 👍🏻


Interesting, I always thought the invoice didn't change once it's originally made.

I stand corrected @Stu, I am also in "Labels" purgatory haha

@shrewbeer The CBCS Box was one of the things I liked most about their shipping, I'll be pretty disappointed if that's not the case anymore.
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@Thanatos click on the invoice .pdf as if you are going to print it again, it will give you the extra detail on the top right above each tier 👍🏻

@shrewbeer Neat trick. Just did this and mine says "Labels", while on the website it still says "Grading". Thanks for the heads up.
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Most likely one of the reasons why they are just shipping books in straight bubble wrap now rather than the white boxes, trying to get books out the door fast as humanly possible

I sat in “labels” for weeks.

@Thanatos click on the invoice .pdf as if you are going to print it again, it will give you the extra detail on the top right above each tier 👍🏻


Interesting, I always thought the invoice didn't change once it's originally made.

I stand corrected @Stu, I am also in "Labels" purgatory haha

@shrewbeer The CBCS Box was one of the things I liked most about their shipping, I'll be pretty disappointed if that's not the case anymore.


My shipment that arrived on Wednesday was just my four books in bubble wrap inside the shipping box. Not even anything between each slab.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@farseer Were they at least covered with the outer bag on each book?
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Collector Logan510 private msg quote post Address this user
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Most likely one of the reasons why they are just shipping books in straight bubble wrap now rather than the white boxes, trying to get books out the door fast as humanly possible

I sat in “labels” for weeks.

@Thanatos click on the invoice .pdf as if you are going to print it again, it will give you the extra detail on the top right above each tier 👍🏻


It’s probably cheaper to ship without the boxes.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
@farseer: "...Not even anything between each slab."

This is a problem.

I don't know why CBCS changed packaging, we haven't had a staff post as to reason (that I know of), but the skinny foam insert between each slab was a huge point in their favor w/ regard to shipping. Even with the giant cube of bubble-wrap instead of the cardboard boxes, I don't understand why the insert foam between each slab isn't happening; it prevents plastic-to-plastic contact, and (based on complaints in other threads) some of the recent slabs have been scratched up and/or broken in transit.

If we can't have multiple CBCS boxes w/ a few slabs each, and are stuck w/ (giant) cubes of bubble wrap containing up to 20+ slabs (my last order had two cubes of 20), the size of which even the Borg would envy, could we please have our flimsy foam inserts back?
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@farseer Were they at least covered with the outer bag on each book?


Yes, each slab was still in a bag. I'll post them eventually but I can't seem to get good pictures. I need some natural light to reduce the glare and reflections
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@farseer Were they at least covered with the outer bag on each book?


Yes, each slab was still in a bag. I'll post them eventually but I can't seem to get good pictures. I need some natural light to reduce the glare and reflections
What books did you get back?
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@farseer Were they at least covered with the outer bag on each book?


Yes, each slab was still in a bag. I'll post them eventually but I can't seem to get good pictures. I need some natural light to reduce the glare and reflections
What books did you get back?


Army of Darkness #1 [1992] Signed and remarked by Bruce Campbell, signed by John Bolton
Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 [2017] Fan Expo 2017 exclusive signed by Artgerm
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 [2017] Corner box variant signed by Joe Jusko
Batman #400 [1986]
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
@farseer I have some of the same books and Sigs but didn't submit them until Rhode Island (November) and Edison (December).

My books are processing.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@farseer Nice. Joe Jusko rocks. Were you happy with your grades?
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@farseer Nice. Joe Jusko rocks. Were you happy with your grades?


Happy with 3 of the 4. The Batman 400 could have used a press according to the graders notes

Joe Jusko was great. He signed a Punisher magazine and a Savage Sword of Conan for me. He also signed 18 Conan cards for me and talked for quite a while. He showed me the cover for the Stan Lee con program he was commissioned to do. It was an homage to Fantastic Four #1.
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@farseer I have some of the same books and Sigs but didn't submit them until Rhode Island (November) and Edison (December).

My books are processing.


I figured you would have some of the same books. I was pleasantly surprised with the grade on my Army of Darkness. I'll try to get some better pics tomorrow during the day in natural light so I can post them
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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I figured you would have some of the same books. I was pleasantly surprised with the grade on my Army of Darkness. I'll try to get some better pics tomorrow during the day in natural light so I can post them


Campbell wrote "Stay Groovy" on my copy above the signature.
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COLLECTOR Stu private msg quote post Address this user
I’m looking forward to receiving this submission - Marvel Zombies #1-5 and Deadpool Merc with a mouth #10 signed by Arthur Suydam. ASM #13, #15 and #39. Doctor Strange #169, Journey into Mystery 102 and Iron Man and Submariner #1.
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@farseer That is great.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I have been stuck in grading for three weeks. Maybe they will just show up at my door. I don’t even get emails from them anymore.
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Most likely one of the reasons why they are just shipping books in straight bubble wrap now rather than the white boxes, trying to get books out the door fast as humanly possible

@shrewbeer The CBCS Box was one of the things I liked most about their shipping, I'll be pretty disappointed if that's not the case anymore.


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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Most likely one of the reasons why they are just shipping books in straight bubble wrap now rather than the white boxes, trying to get books out the door fast as humanly possible

I sat in “labels” for weeks.

@Thanatos click on the invoice .pdf as if you are going to print it again, it will give you the extra detail on the top right above each tier 👍🏻


Interesting, I always thought the invoice didn't change once it's originally made.

I stand corrected @Stu, I am also in "Labels" purgatory haha

@shrewbeer The CBCS Box was one of the things I liked most about their shipping, I'll be pretty disappointed if that's not the case anymore.

Same here. FedEx is coming tomorrow, I’ll upload a pic here.

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It’s probably cheaper to ship without the boxes.

That would have been my first assumption, but the employees at CBCS have been talking about the QC bottleneck for months. Stack-and-wrap, jam them in a box and off they go gets it done 100x faster than meticulously packing them. Risk/reward... possible damaged cases, people upset about poor packing, but then the backlog gets cleared, which EVERYONE bitches about constantly.

Interested to see if they go back to the boxes once things calm down.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Maybe they are waiting for a shipment of new boxes that includes the Beckett name.
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Collector J_Walker private msg quote post Address this user
My last order came last week and they have upgraded the bag each slab comes in. More like a 2mm Mylar bag instead of the resealable crystal Mylar type bags they previously used.
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
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Collector Redshade private msg quote post Address this user
Hi everyone.

I sent 11 comics off on the 25th of August from UK which would be received in the first week of September.

This was when a 12 week TAT was advertised.

They are and have been in grading/labels for several weeks now and are are not going to make the 12 week TAT. They are not going to make 16 weeks TAT. They are at the best going to be at least 22/24 weeks.

I have sent several lots to CBCS to be graded over the past year and have found this to be the usual TAT, so I don't sweat it you know, forget about it and it will be a nice surprise when it does eventually arrive.

I am, however, a bit apprehensive about whether the bubble wrap will be as good as protection as the internal cardboard was.
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Collector mattness private msg quote post Address this user
One of my orders arrived last week. There were no foam inserts/spacers but my books did come in the traditional CBCS box.
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One of my orders arrived last week. There were no foam inserts/spacers but my books did come in the traditional CBCS box.


That's good to know.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
No cbcs box, but this isnt bad either and I would imagine much quicker and cheaper for them.

All books are in individual 2mil mylar, with foam inserts between each, then enough bubble wrapped around them tightly to fit snug in the fedex box. No complaints here.




Side note,my daughter dropped this book on its corner while waiting in line for Finch. I hand pressed it as best I could but it broke color 🙄. She’s still happy with a 9 though!

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No cbcs box, but this isnt bad either and I would imagine much quicker and cheaper for them.

All books are in individual 2mil mylar, with foam inserts between each, then enough bubble wrapped around them tightly to fit snug in the fedex box. No complaints here.




Side note,my daughter dropped this book on its corner while waiting in line for Finch. I hand pressed it as best I could but it broke color 🙄. She’s still happy with a 9 though!



Exactly how mine arrived today. They all had the foam slip pads as well.

All my old CBCS boxes are sitting in a closet unused, so I do not mind the new packaging if it helps to get things turned over quicker. As someone has mentioned before on the forum, I would not be surprised the CBCS boxes are being rebranded due to Beckett buying them out.
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