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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
Well some of you may recall I had made some inquiry and discussion last year about a Halo certified Silver Surfer #1 with a witnessed signature of Stan Lee that i had bought. I did indeed send it in to CBCS for VSP, Press, and regrade. Well, it made its to dallas and I got a message that there was color touch that Halo missed. I don’t know the extent. Hopefully the signature verifies. Point is i know some are shopping in there spare time, but obviously Halo doesn’t have the chops that they suggest.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
Just curious - what's a Halo? Another grading company?
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Just curious - what's a Halo? Another grading company?


I think my kid plays Halo???
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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
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Just curious - what's a Halo? Another grading company?

Yes
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
https://halocertificationptyltd.com/halo-cert-united-states.html
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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Just curious - what's a Halo? Another grading company?


They are a grading company that does most of their business in Australia &New Zealand.
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Collector JustThatGuy private msg quote post Address this user
FYI Halo is a song by Beyonce not the game or the grading company.
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
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Just curious - what's a Halo? Another grading company?

“Halo” is how I answer the phone.



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Collector Cool_Fool private msg quote post Address this user
Halo?


Halo, halo??

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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
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Hopefully the signature verifies.


Won't it verify automatically if it was slabbed as "witnessed?"
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller It was slabbed by Halo as witnessed but CBCS does not recognize other grader’s signature witnessing programs (except for CGC pre-2019) so any time a signed book is crossed over the signature has to be verified or the book will take a hit to the grade.

Also, Stan Lee signatures can be a bit hit or miss as far as verification goes
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@EbaySeller It was slabbed by Halo as witnessed but CBCS does not recognize other grader’s signature witnessing programs (except for CGC pre-2019) so any time a signed book is crossed over the signature has to be verified or the book will take a hit to the grade.

Also, Stan Lee signatures can be a bit hit or miss as far as verification goes


That sucks. Hope it gets verified, failing verification would be even worse than color touch.
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Collector GanaSoth private msg quote post Address this user
Halo is how Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN) numbers his albums.
Example:
Halo One - Pretty Hate Machine
Halo Two - Broken
Halo Three - Fixed
Holo Four - The Downward Spiral
Etc etc.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
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Halo is how Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN) numbers his albums.
Example:
Halo One - Pretty Hate Machine
Halo Two - Broken
Halo Three - Fixed
Holo Four - The Downward Spiral
Etc etc.


Now we're talking!!!!
We're In This Together Now
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
Here it is people. Freshly graded and imaged by CBCS!


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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator and a nice placement for Stans sig!
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@KatKomics Agreed. Even though I am not happy with the small color touch, I am nonetheless pleased to have it in an accurately graded & VSP'd CBCS encasement!
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
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Here it is people. Freshly graded and imaged by CBCS!





Bro! our SS #1's got mixed up by CBCS. I got my Stan Lee signed SS #1 back and it had a grade of 3.0 and was in a different company's case. What the ...? Please PM me when and how we can make this right.


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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@sportshort too funny. Gotta say I am really liking the SS1 with a CBCS Red VSP label.
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator
I’m thinking about sending it in but since I will never sell it there probably isn’t any point. It’s already slabbed. I like it
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
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@Scifinator
I’m thinking about sending it in but since I will never sell it there probably isn’t any point. It’s already slabbed. I like it


This is a good time for me to ask, does CBCS offer any kind of discounted cross-over slabbing program? If not, does anyone have experience with CGC's?
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
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@Scifinator
I’m thinking about sending it in but since I will never sell it there probably isn’t any point. It’s already slabbed. I like it


This is a good time for me to ask, does CBCS offer any kind of discounted cross-over slabbing program? If not, does anyone have experience with CGC's?


They don't, I've asked. I don't remember who replied to my question, I think it was Daryl H.

Edit: the above statement refers to CBCS only,CBCS does not offer a crossover reholder discount.

I've used CGC but only for grading and to re-holder a broken slab.
Edit: CGC does offer a re-holder discount.
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller
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@Scifinator
I’m thinking about sending it in but since I will never sell it there probably isn’t any point. It’s already slabbed. I like it


This is a good time for me to ask, does CBCS offer any kind of discounted cross-over slabbing program? If not, does anyone have experience with CGC's?

Edit: The CGC crossover promotion has not ended.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller

CGC has "up to" 50% off of competitor's slabs.

I submitted 2 items for cross grading recently Nova 1 and an Amazing Spider-man 194. Enclosed is the invoice for the Nova 1. I submitted it with a value of 200$ it was a 9.6 CBCS




Since I had the membership upgrade due to a NGC purchase, I have tried out a few of CGCs offerings to see how they are compared to CBCS. From grading to pressing.
One thing I notice about CGC is that they ship everything separate as they are completed. They don't ship back in the same group as what you submitted. They also rail you with a 5$ handling fee on every different submission. It feels like you get nickel and dimed to death with CGC.

I did not expedite on the pressing so it's going to be a long while. 95 days plus the 30+ for grading if I understand it correctly. So it "might" be faster than CBCS pressing. Granted, CBCS pressing has been great overall. I only had one gripe. I sent a book to be evaluated and they said it could be pressed. I got back the same grade. The book to be pressed was originally a CBCS graded book, so they had the grader notes. So essentially, I paid for an evaluation and got to pay 2x for grading, the original grading, and then the re-grading. Aside from that 1 issue, the other presses were better than expected.
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
@Bronte So the $268 is total price for 5 books? I'm not quite sure I can decipher the invoice.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller

Essentially you only look at the first grouping and the total for that 1 book is 53.80$

A nova 1 comic, estimated value of 200$ for crossover grading, handling, pressing, and fedex ground.

As for the crossover grading being expired, it is still on their website and I just submitted this set of books less than a week ago.




Edit.

I'm pretty sure this cost was with the 10% discount from the membership I mentioned earlier.
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Joined The Club Steverogers11 private msg quote post Address this user
@Bronte prob did say it would b pressed. But did they say it would bump up with a press?
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@Steverogers11

Yes. I sent the book to be evaluated first before pressing to see if it would benefit from a press. There was an additional charge to do that. I think its 5$. There were other books I sent that were labeled as do not press, so it wasnt like they are afraid to say no. Btw, they put these non removable stickers on the bags that say do not press that ruin the bags. Which totally sux.

So. Yes, add 5$ for the evaluation to the cost of the regrading, non productive pressing to the cost as well.
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
That CGC invoice hurt my eyes.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
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That CGC invoice hurt my eyes.


That invoice hurt my wallet.

But seriously, yeah, it is very convoluted. You should see the other emails they send. The emails and attachments are just as cryptic.
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