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Collector MurrayC private msg quote post Address this user
Hi folks, I was hoping to take advantage of the March "SAVE10" special, but I haven't organized enough to get some books together to get them off in time.

I was wondering if there is going to be an APRIL special of some sort? How often does CBCS do specials?
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
They've been running something I think every month since October? Maybe earlier? Seems a fair bet they'll run something in April but hard to say what. Sometimes it's general grading, like now, sometimes it's vintage book specifically, sometimes it's fast pass, there's been the occasional pressing or signature verification or crossover (regrades of CGC or other companies).
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@MurrayC - As long as the package your order is in is postmarked today or even tomorrow, you are eligible for the March promotion.
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Collector Paulbg2000 private msg quote post Address this user
I'd hold off and prep your books....they've had similar deals in both December and January. I think they'll have a few more as long as convention season is on pause.
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Collector MurrayC private msg quote post Address this user
Just sent off ten books today (I now have 20 books at CBCS)

I did the online submission last night through the Canadian page and was pleased to see there was a field for the discount.

I got 10% off each $24 Cdn charge, so it was basically like paying full price for nine comics and getting the tenth grading free.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Hmmmmm.....appears as though no April promo?? not even an April fools joke one!!!
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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Hmmmmm.....appears as though no April promo?? not even an April fools joke one!!!
- LOL maybe no promo is the April Fools joke 😁
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Collector Lord_Raiden private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by MurrayC
Hi folks, I was hoping to take advantage of the March "SAVE10" special, but I haven't organized enough to get some books together to get them off in time.

I was wondering if there is going to be an APRIL special of some sort? How often does CBCS do specials?


I was going to send some more for that discount, but i have stuff there from the first week of january that i sent in that hasn't moved / been touched yet

so maybe at some point i'll do a submssion again, but that was the first time i'd sent anything to CBCS, and i'd like to get it back before sending anything else
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@Lord_Raiden - It probably has been touched, but the dashboard may not be reflecting that.

My late Nov press submission updated to grading and labels just in the past couple of days.

My late December Grade only submission went from received to grading and shipping in the matter of about two or three days a couple of weeks ago, so their stated TAT’s are pretty spot on. So I would guess you will see a lot of activity shortly if your submission doesn’t contain any press.
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Collector Lord_Raiden private msg quote post Address this user
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@Lord_Raiden - It probably has been touched, but the dashboard may not be reflecting that.

My late Nov press submission updated to grading and labels just in the past couple of days.

My late December Grade only submission went from received to grading and shipping in the matter of about two or three days a couple of weeks ago, so their stated TAT’s are pretty spot on. So I would guess you will see a lot of activity shortly if your submission doesn’t contain any press.


there wasn't any pressing, just grading. dashbaord says it got there 1/19

EDIT

and as soon as i post this, i got an email saying that they are graded and getting in cases

the dashboard hasn't updated, but i figure by monday it probably will
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CBCS President sborock private msg quote post Address this user
We are going to run "Send in 10 books (or more) for 10% off".
Not sure what the code is yet.....
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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@Lord_Raiden - It probably has been touched, but the dashboard may not be reflecting that.

My late Nov press submission updated to grading and labels just in the past couple of days.

My late December Grade only submission went from received to grading and shipping in the matter of about two or three days a couple of weeks ago, so their stated TAT’s are pretty spot on. So I would guess you will see a lot of activity shortly if your submission doesn’t contain any press.


there wasn't any pressing, just grading. dashbaord says it got there 1/19

EDIT

and as soon as i post this, i got an email saying that they are graded and getting in cases

the dashboard hasn't updated, but i figure by monday it probably will
@Lord_Raiden - Mic drop.
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CBCS President sborock private msg quote post Address this user
Code for this month SAVETEN
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Collector MurrayC private msg quote post Address this user
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Code for this month SAVETEN


Yes... I saw this in the homepage today.

I just mailed 10 books on March 31st to the CBCS Canada outlet. (I also have ten books submitted back in February)

Do I risk making the wife upset by sending ANOTHER ten books? LOL
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Code for this month SAVETEN


Yes... I saw this in the homepage today.

I just mailed 10 books on March 31st to the CBCS Canada outlet. (I also have ten books submitted back in February)

Do I risk making the wife upset by sending ANOTHER ten books? LOL


sorry..what??!! you tell the wife!! 1st mistake right there!
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by sborock
We are going to run "Send in 10 books (or more) for 10% off".
Not sure what the code is yet.....


Is that 10% of everything Steve i.e. grading/pressing/VSP etc
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by no1lufcfan
Quote:
Originally Posted by sborock
We are going to run "Send in 10 books (or more) for 10% off".
Not sure what the code is yet.....


Is that 10% of everything Steve i.e. grading/pressing/VSP etc


Yes, @sborock everything?
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
Am I toooooo quick off the block .....just checking btw


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CBCS President sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@no1lufcfan If you can't put the promo in the system, just write it on your invoice and we will adjust.
AND...the promo is 10% of grading, not add ons.
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
@sborock thanks for clarifying 👍
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Collector BrashSmurf private msg quote post Address this user
waiting for a finally get your submitted books back special
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Collector Lord_Raiden private msg quote post Address this user
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@Lord_Raiden - It probably has been touched, but the dashboard may not be reflecting that.

My late Nov press submission updated to grading and labels just in the past couple of days.

My late December Grade only submission went from received to grading and shipping in the matter of about two or three days a couple of weeks ago, so their stated TAT’s are pretty spot on. So I would guess you will see a lot of activity shortly if your submission doesn’t contain any press.


ok.....

another question about how long .....

i got the email saying it was moving to grading (still says processing) then today i got an email saying they are ready to ship (it still says processing).

any idea what's up with this?

Is it like CGC where it doesn't actually list them till they are in the mail?
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@Lord_Raiden - That happens sometimes. I suspect their top production priority is to grade as opposed to the data entry of where submissions are in the process. And yes, CBCS will not post grades until the submission shipped back. And on that point, on occasion, I have received the shipment before it has been posted to the dashboard.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Lord_Raiden 'processing' isn't a status, it's just what your dashboard says after an order has been received. If you click on your order it will probably (but not definitely, because there are hiccups in the system) say something like 'received', 'billing', 'grading', etc. You'll probably get an even more accurate status if you open your invoice from the order page. There's a fairly thorough description of the process on the Newbie's thread https://forum.cbcscomics.com/topic/9896/page/1/cbcs-101-a-newbies-guide/

So now that you're at the 'ready to ship' status, @Scifinator is right that you won't be able to see the actual grades until the package has shipped and your order moves into 'completed'. I've personally never had the issue where my books are at my door before the grades are available on the website but others have had it happen.
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Collector BorderlineHoarder private msg quote post Address this user



I'm seeing the same issue where the April promo code DNE (for a modern submission with 16 books)
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Yikes!!

Was about to include 2 Spidey 2099#1's in my April order but noticed one has Peter Davids signature!
Completely forgot I had him sign it!!!


Dang! Not sure I want to send both in now as I was going to sell the lower grade of the 2 and of course Signature Verification would add another few weeks to the whole order!!

Blackhole of pressing is bad enough without adding more time!!
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
Patience @KatKomics patience 😂😂😂

Nice surprise on the Sig 👍
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Collector Lord_Raiden private msg quote post Address this user
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Yikes!!

Was about to include 2 Spidey 2099#1's in my April order but noticed one has Peter Davids signature!
Completely forgot I had him sign it!!!


Dang! Not sure I want to send both in now as I was going to sell the lower grade of the 2 and of course Signature Verification would add another few weeks to the whole order!!

Blackhole of pressing is bad enough without adding more time!!


i'm a huge fan of spiderman 2099.

the whole original 2099 universe started when i was really reading comics monthly
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
No patience!!

Might swap out 2099#1 for ASM 317 x2..although then I have another problem..1 is Direct (9.8) and 1 is NewsStand (9.6) and I might be tempted to keep both when I really need to sell at least 1 or maybe both!

Justice League 3 x2 (test logo) - that way I can keep 1

need to find my Firestorm test logo books - not worth grading even at 9.8?
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Alright..will add the Spidey 2099 with sig


My April submission

Will only keep 4 of the 10, UF4, 1 NTT 1, 1 NTT 2 and 1 Spidey 2099 (likely the signed 1?)
Although I may be tempted to sell both Spidey 2099's
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