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Collector enaz13 private msg quote post Address this user
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My god, I was planning on having CBCS press/grade another batch of 50 books for me as I've had three pressers in a row damage my books and I'm getting sick of it. Is it seriously a 8 month backlog to send through pressing?
Well you do have to subtract the time the offices were closed because of covid; and also consider they moved pressing which is supposed to have helped TAT. So if you send in comics soon it is likely not going to be that long.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
You can also add fast press, although that might be pricey with 50 books.
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Collector Bobsaget private msg quote post Address this user
I sent in books at a con July 2020. How long should it take to be received in the dashboard? And if it's 8 months now for pressing how much can be shaved off since this is a new submission? I realize the second question may not be answerable.
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Collector flanders private msg quote post Address this user
@Bobsaget I've never submitted at a con but my books were delivered by Fedex to CBCS on Tuesday and they were marked in the system as received by the end of the business day Thursday. I don't think there's been an official update to the pressing turnaround times.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@enaz13 Pressing never shut down due to Covid so they only closed briefly during the move.

@agamoto People are waiting closer to 10 months (they are currently on books received October/November of last year). I would not recommend sending books in to CBCS pressing at this time. They are taking steps to improve and hopefully get turnaround times down to a reasonable level in about two months. I suggest waiting until then to see if turnaround times improve.

@Bobsaget Submissions received at a convention could take a week or more to appear on your dashboard depending on how busy they are. Regardless of when they appear however, for purposes of calculating your turnaround time they are backdated to the Wednesday after the end of the convention.

I wouldn’t count on “new submissions” being much quicker in regards to pressing. As I mentioned above, they are currently on books from October/November so there are a lot of people still ahead of you.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Bobsaget CBCS was at a con in July? Or did you turn them in to a dealer?
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Collector Bobsaget private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk yes they were in Huntsville Alabama July 18&19 and that's when I gave them my books. Still not in dashboard hopefully next week they'll show up.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
It does seem a little long to not be in your dashboard yet but not ridiculously long. Hopefully whoever was manning the booth didn't come down with con crud or something.
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Collector willlewis78 private msg quote post Address this user
what are some other good alternatives to have pressing done other than cbcs????
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Collector HULK2K20 private msg quote post Address this user
I submitted some books to CFP per dielinfinite's recommendation. Looks like they're pressing books received the first week of June. Mine arrived first week of July. Hopefully they get to my order soon, but it certainly seems better than the 9+ month backlog with CBCS. But I'll reserve judgement until my books come back.
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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by HULK2K20
I submitted some books to CFP per dielinfinite's recommendation. Looks like they're pressing books received the first week of June. Mine arrived first week of July. Hopefully they get to my order soon, but it certainly seems better than the 9+ month backlog with CBCS. But I'll reserve judgement until my books come back.


Joe @CFP_Comics does not update his TAT that often. I would suspect he is already doing early July now
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Thick Skinned OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
Does anyone know any details of the operation? How many books can be pressed at one time, how long does it take to press one book, things like that?
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Collector DavidM private msg quote post Address this user
@OGJackster I don’t know the answer but here’s a guide from @Kaptainmyke that might help.

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Thick Skinned OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
@DavidM Thanks, I've seen that before. I was wondering specifically about the CBCS set-up. I heard they were expanding. I love CBCS but it's getting very frustrating. My stuff has been sitting there since December and the status is still "Processing". I know there are a lot of people who have items there longer than me, I would imagine they feel the same.
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Collector DavidM private msg quote post Address this user
@OGJackster I feel your pain. I am in the same boat as you. My order has been there since the end of December. Six books with VSP, pressing and grading. I had hoped to get them back by now but am happy they will get the yellow label. Still hard to wait so long.
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Collector vernpt27 private msg quote post Address this user
I submitted by books at the last Road Island Comic Con back on November 1st. I feel like I am never going to see those books every again.
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Collector Comicninja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
I have one book in for pressing so fingers crossed they can move that through quickly.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
While CBCS could do a better job advertising the delays in pressing when submitting. I have had an overall positive experience with them on multiple books pressed. They have made some sad books very presentable and the value has more than paid for itself.

Yes, the wait is long, but I have faith in their ability, and last month submitted more books for pressing. Yes, I know I'm going to wait even with fast pressing. But I know I will be happy with results.

Personally I'll wait to have my stuff done correctly.
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Collector Donnied private msg quote post Address this user
I have every confidance that the quality of the work will be very high when I eventually receive my order. However, CBCS needs to be held accountable for absurd turnaround times of NINE MONTHS! I would never have submitted comics for pressing if I had any idea it would be like that. I believe if I ordered a Learjet or a 100 ft yacht, I would receive it in a shorter time. CBCS should have an "all hands on deck" and "no cost too high" policy, to get this disaster solved.
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Collector Comicninja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
My books were just marked received on Friday . I only have one in for press but I know it's gonna be a long long time before I see them again....sigh
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Collector vernpt27 private msg quote post Address this user
@Donnied - I agree with you my friend. The fact is that there #1 competitor is turning around books close to 4 months earlier then they are. If they want to gain share, then they are going to have to figure this one out. I think the longest I have ever waited for CGC books was 6 months which includes pressing. This has been almost 10 months with no end in site. Not sure if it is covid related but there has to be a better way. I have a ton of books to send out but am hesitant to send right now until the turnaround time drop.
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Collector Bobsaget private msg quote post Address this user
Ok I'm getting worried my books from a July 18 and 19 show are still not in my dashboard. At what timeframe should I start demanding answers????
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
I have never heard of CBCS losing a book..ever. While I understand the need of wanting to see your books on your dash (I would too, for sure), I wouldn't "worry" about not seeing them. Certainly email customer service about it but don't lose sleep over this. Your books are there I'm sure.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Maybe I'm just an old geezer, but in my day, people "requested" help or "asked" for advice. Demanding stuff sounds like an entitled little kid.

But to answer the question, send an email to customer service. customerservice@cbcscomics.com or call them.
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@Bronte Well, in my day we'd slap the books between a couple of pieces of wood and park the car on the for a few days!


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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Well. At least the only complaints were creaking old boards.....
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Collector Donnied private msg quote post Address this user
Or creaking old broads.
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Thick Skinned OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
@Donnied You said creepy, right LOL?
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Collector Comicninja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
sooooo what's the current time count??
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346591 565 30
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