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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
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Avoid me I’m a bad eBay seller.


The worst.
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and @bigrig too. ebay even closed his account and he made a new one lulz
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and @bigrig too. ebay even closed his account and he made a new one lulz



Hey hey now mine was not because of bad business...

I'm not about to just give money away...

But btw... I have some new listings up lol

eBay link
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and @bigrig too. ebay even closed his account and he made a new one lulz



Hey hey now mine was not because of bad business...

I'm not about to just give money away...

But btw... I have some new listings up lol

eBay link


Try this link instead: https://www.ebay.com/sch/cyncitycomicscollectibles/m.html?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEFSXS%3AMESOI&_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2654
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Cycling back around to collectorscomics, I just got a grade back on a book I bought from them. It was listed as a 9.6, my amateur grading (once it was in my hands) had it somewhere in a 8.5 to 9.2, and CBCS has it a 9.0.

I'll get another order back in a few weeks that has 3 of their books. We'll see if they were optimistically graded too.
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Cycling back around to collectorscomics, I just got a grade back on a book I bought from them. It was listed as a 9.6, my amateur grading (once it was in my hands) had it somewhere in a 8.5 to 9.2, and CBCS has it a 9.0.

I'll get another order back in a few weeks that has 3 of their books. We'll see if they were optimistically graded too.


That was part of my point.

A seller with high eBay feedback can often get away with loose grading on raw books, many buyers don't have books stabbed. And said buyers often times do not know how to grade, beyond ball parking grades, so they assume that the grades given by such a high feedback seller are accurate, without question.

Any legit seller will stand behind his grading on raw books and offer a CGC/CBCS guaranteed grade match.

I do that with raws that I list on eBay.

Other sellers like Bedrock City, Vintage Comics (Roy) and a couple other on the CGC Forums, offer the same.
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Btw, what were the books?

If you can post up links to the auction sellers, I'd be down to play "guess the stabbed grade".
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Btw, what were the books?

If you can post up links to the auction sellers, I'd be down to play "guess the stabbed grade"


Here's the one I just got back. I bought the other ones in the fall and my purchase history doesn't give me a link anymore.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/X-Men-133-NEAR-MINT-9-6-NM-MARVEL-1980-1st-Wolverine-solo-cover-/382295729119?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=YwLT9W%252Fdd1sufd%252BIcBwIe54tTRU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.


Early 80's X-Men's had high print runs and by the time this particular issue came out, it was not uncommon for books like this to be hoarded i.e. well care for.

So to your point, there are certainly an ample amount of raw 9.6's in the wild.

If I had a solid 9.6 copy of this book, I would sub it for grading, if I listed it raw as a 9.6, I would list it at $79.99 + shipping....but that would be a PITA/long wait more than likely, so I'd shelve it and have it slabbed.

9.6 90 day is $60, 9.2 is $65, 9.4 is $86 and 9.6 is $115. ..9.8 is $290.
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I'm on my cell ATM, will pull up the pics on my laptop later...but yeah, the buyer overpaid for this book. There is no excuse for being 3 steps off from the assigned grade, other than being a suave seller who knows how to play the market to his advantage.

I would message the seller and request a return with grading fees and shipping reimbursed, or just getting a partial return; keep the book and he reimburses the grading/shipping costs billed by CBCS.

If he doesn't own up, post the negative feedback that he rightfully deserves.

Just keep it factual, otherwise the feedback will be removed by eBay, per his request.
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Btw, what were the books?

If you can post up links to the auction sellers, I'd be down to play "guess the stabbed grade"


Here's the one I just got back. I bought the other ones in the fall and my purchase history doesn't give me a link anymore.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/X-Men-133-NEAR-MINT-9-6-NM-MARVEL-1980-1st-Wolverine-solo-cover-/382295729119?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=YwLT9W%252Fdd1sufd%252BIcBwIe54tTRU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


Just looked at the pics.

They are angled and really, the slight blurriness of the camera makes discerning edge wear, spine ticks and so on to be pretty difficult i.e. not possible.

I could make out what looks like small corner creases at the bottom right corner of the front cover....I think I see some subtle, non color breaking spine ticks, but the angle and less than clear pictures are shite.

Using camera pics is fine, as an add on...I do that sometimes. But I will include front and rear cover scans, before I add on still shot images.

Sometimes, on cheaper books or lots, I will just snap some pics and grade the book.But for a book like this,front and back cover scans should be posted.

Still shot images are deceiving; tricks of the shade.

I have to believe that the seller is aware of this, that is why he took pics instead of scans.
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.


Early 80's X-Men's had high print runs and by the time this particular issue came out, it was not uncommon for books like this to be hoarded i.e. well care for.

So to your point, there are certainly an ample amount of raw 9.6's in the wild.

If I had a solid 9.6 copy of this book, I would sub it for grading, if I listed it raw as a 9.6, I would list it at $79.99 + shipping....but that would be a PITA/long wait more than likely, so I'd shelve it and have it slabbed.

9.6 90 day is $60, 9.2 is $65, 9.4 is $86 and 9.6 is $115. ..9.8 is $290.


Perhaps you misunderstood. I was not disparaging the price, but the grade. I am a conservative grader and would not grade THAT book 9.6 by the scans I could see. I also said that I rarely say that anything raw is over 9.4 unless it looks like this...




Even then I am hesitant
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.
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Originally Posted by Khumbu
There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.


Early 80's X-Men's had high print runs and by the time this particular issue came out, it was not uncommon for books like this to be hoarded i.e. well care for.

So to your point, there are certainly an ample amount of raw 9.6's in the wild.

If I had a solid 9.6 copy of this book, I would sub it for grading, if I listed it raw as a 9.6, I would list it at $79.99 + shipping....but that would be a PITA/long wait more than likely, so I'd shelve it and have it slabbed.

9.6 90 day is $60, 9.2 is $65, 9.4 is $86 and 9.6 is $115. ..9.8 is $290.


Perhaps you misunderstood. I was not disparaging the price, but the grade. I am a conservative grader and would not grade THAT book 9.6 by the scans I could see. I also said that I rarely say that anything raw is over 9.4 unless it looks like this...




Even then I am hesitant


No, I understood you just fine.

I definitely would not grade that book as a 9.6...the corner creases which I noted above, disqualify the book from a 9.6 or even a 9.4 , off the bat.

It also looks like there are a few mostly non color breaking spine ticks and light edge fraying around the perimeter of the front and back cover edges.

Considering what I can actually see and make out from the blurry and angled pictures, I would agree with CBCS's grade at 9.0.

That said, my 9.0 grade is without actually looking at scans, the seller did not provide them.

He posted up less than clear pictures. My point was that was how that seller seems to market his books; which is misleading in itself.

The majority of collectors are not experienced graders, which dealers who have been in this hobby for years, are well aware of.

Opting to provide pictures instead of front and back cover scans, is IMHO, a decision made by some sellers. This is done in order to take advantage of the average collector, who does not have the eye to grade books with reliable accuracy.
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@CopperAgeKids - I get a kick out of ebay sellers who post scans or pics of comics in bags or mylars. There are even a few clowns who will then post a back scan or pic that shows the freaking backboard in the bag! I just shake my head and AVOID.
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There's someone with 99.8% feedback that I just took off my list. sellmycomicbooks sent me a book listed at 6.0 that had a detached cover. The listing says he doesn't take returns, so we'll see how that goes.
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There's someone with 99.8% feedback that I just took off my list. sellmycomicbooks sent me a book listed at 6.0 that had a detached cover. The listing says he doesn't take returns, so we'll see how that goes.


Doesn’t matter whether he doesn’t take returns. If not as described ebay will force him 99/100 times
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Doesn’t matter whether he doesn’t take returns. If not as described ebay will force him 99/100 times


That's the plan. Mostly an issue of if he drags it out and how much.
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These are currently the users I have on my block list for one reason or another:

elgrillo417, productioncoz, santosraymond.2008, wantedcomix
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There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.
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Originally Posted by Khumbu
There is no way I would grade that at 9.6 in my store. I rarely list a non graded book above 9.4. That book, from what I could see, may not reach that.


Early 80's X-Men's had high print runs and by the time this particular issue came out, it was not uncommon for books like this to be hoarded i.e. well care for.

So to your point, there are certainly an ample amount of raw 9.6's in the wild.

If I had a solid 9.6 copy of this book, I would sub it for grading, if I listed it raw as a 9.6, I would list it at $79.99 + shipping....but that would be a PITA/long wait more than likely, so I'd shelve it and have it slabbed.

9.6 90 day is $60, 9.2 is $65, 9.4 is $86 and 9.6 is $115. ..9.8 is $290.



Perhaps you misunderstood. I was not disparaging the price, but the grade. I am a conservative grader and would not grade THAT book 9.6 by the scans I could see. I also said that I rarely say that anything raw is over 9.4 unless it looks like this...




Even then I am hesitant


No, I understood you just fine.

I definitely would not grade that book as a 9.6...the corner creases which I noted above, disqualify the book from a 9.6 or even a 9.4 , off the bat.

It also looks like there are a few mostly non color breaking spine ticks and light edge fraying around the perimeter of the front and back cover edges.

Considering what I can actually see and make out from the blurry and angled pictures, I would agree with CBCS's grade at 9.0.

That said, my 9.0 grade is without actually looking at scans, the seller did not provide them.

He posted up less than clear pictures. My point was that was how that seller seems to market his books; which is misleading in itself.

The majority of collectors are not experienced graders, which dealers who have been in this hobby for years, are well aware of.

Opting to provide pictures instead of front and back cover scans, is IMHO, a decision made by some sellers. This is done in order to take advantage of the average collector, who does not have the eye to grade books with reliable accuracy.


It seems I misunderstood you then. We were agreeing on the same point apparently!
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There's someone with 99.8% feedback that I just took off my list. sellmycomicbooks sent me a book listed at 6.0 that had a detached cover. The listing says he doesn't take returns, so we'll see how that goes.


I bought from him before,and have watched his auctions since than, because I got such a solid deal from him.


I just checked his feedback and he has over 11,000 positives with a small dash of negs and neutrals...Most of which come from "late" shipping complaints and order cancellations. None of the negatives or neutrals I saw seem justified, IMO.

Do you mind posting up the eBay item #?

I'm curious to see how he could ever have graded a book with a detached cover as a 6.0. That would surprise me, his grading was dead on, IME.
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Do you mind posting up the eBay item #?

I'm curious to see how he could ever have graded a book with a detached cover as a 6.0. That would surprise me, his grading was dead on, IME.


Here's the eBay link clickable text, and here's the picture I took when I got the comic. I guess it's possible that it came loose during shipping - my four comics were sent in a USPS priority envelope between cardboard, no padding or anything - but I have to imagine that the cover wasn't hanging on by much when he sent it if that's the case.


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I had an email saying that they accepted the return first thing this morning, so I guess it should be straightforward.
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but theres no staple at all at the bottom? and the pic he offered looks like the top staple is already detached from cover. He had to know it wasn't a 6.0 . I would not have assumed the staples were detached from pic (even though I couldn't see any staples ) if he listed as a 6.0. Glad he took it back.
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but theres no staple at all at the bottom? and the pic he offered looks like the top staple is already detached from cover. He had to know it wasn't a 6.0 . I would not have assumed the staples were detached from pic (even though I couldn't see any staples ) if he listed as a 6.0. Glad he took it back.


I hate it when people throw in the "i am not a professional grader" but the grade is this and that. IMO, if you are a not pro grader, and you don't have a business of grading, don't effing grade. When I put anything up for sale, unless its slabbed, I don't put a grade on books because I am not a professional grader (LOLOLOLOLOL). Making statements like that is like you are acting like a master mechanic just because just you've replaced an air filter once in your car. Imagine you are walking to a place called "Kellysuperheroes Performance Upgrade". "Well, Johny, we are not master mechanics but we can get about 1587whp with a simple muffler for your Honda civic based on the Honda Cicic Performance Guide."
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but theres no staple at all at the bottom? and the pic he offered looks like the top staple is already detached from cover. He had to know it wasn't a 6.0 . I would not have assumed the staples were detached from pic (even though I couldn't see any staples ) if he listed as a 6.0. Glad he took it back.


Yeah, no bottom staple at all. It isn't completely obvious (at least to me, I guess) from the picture that the top staple is detached. I thought it was just roughed up around the staple.
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@xkonk - Looking at the original ebay posting, he says: "cover detached; bottom staple." He should have said "the cover is detached and the bottom staple is missing!" In any event, that should not be anyone's idea of a 6.0. Never take anything for granted on ebay. If you are interested in a book that doesn't have a back cover scan (or sometimes an interior view for page quality) - ask for one. If the seller doesn't provide one, then no sale. And I always assume the grade will be at least 1.0 lower than the quoted grade, unless it is a seller that I know and trust (and even those overgrade, but I know by how much).
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Think the highest grade with detached cover is 4.0 but could be wrong.
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@xkonk - Looking at the original ebay posting, he says: "cover detached; bottom staple."


Yep, you're totally right. I glossed right over that. I wouldn't have bothered bidding if I had noticed. I got caught up a bit because Steranko should be at a con in the area this year and I wanted something for him to sign. I hear he's great to talk with.
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Think the highest grade with detached cover is 4.0 but could be wrong.


That's what a quick google search told me as well.
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