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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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12 Modern, grading and pressing. Arrived on April 6th. Pressed about 2 weeks ago. Currently waiting for order to move to grading.

I think 26 weeks at this point.
@PhantomStranger271 with pressing, the combined estimate is appx 36 weeks, so looks like you are about a month outside the estimated TAT.
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@Scifinator I'm sure I'm over simplifying this, but it seems crazy to open the package and not scan the barcode on the submission form.
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@Scifinator I'm sure I'm over simplifying this, but it seems crazy to open the package and not scan the barcode on the submission form.

I would assume that its more than just opening the box, they really need to verify that the books on the submission form match the books that are in the box. Otherwise, if there is a discrepancy found when they go to grading (months later) the could be accused of losing books, etc. From a sheer book storage perspective I can also understand why they would open boxes as there tends to be a large amount of packing material involved, so opening the boxes does cut down on warehousing needs. But hey, there is a lot of crazy stuff going on in the graded comic book industry and these companies are experiencing explosive growth, so who the heck knows what is really going on?
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I AM... THE Bat-Manuel MurrayC private msg quote post Address this user
Today marks six months (26 weeks) for my second batch which is still in the "grading" stage.

My first batch was 21 weeks (from the moment I submitted online to the moment it arrived at my front door)
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Hoping mine would change over to shipping this week, guess there's still time.
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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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@Scifinator I'm sure I'm over simplifying this, but it seems crazy to open the package and not scan the barcode on the submission form.

@Supertom - As @Petroman said, there is more to it than just opening and scanning a barcode. BUT, the do indeed open and check-in internally as I mentioned. But, because of the sudden recent deluge, they are not taking the extra time to also update the external dashboard (which is a separate system for security purposes).

I know for a fact that they inspect upon receipt as there was a sub-box within my multi-submission overshipper box that was missing and they contacted me about it the day after delivery. But, those two modern and expanded submissions do not show on my dashboard and likely won't until well into the process. But, they are in their system obviously.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Just got an email that an order made it to production! It isn't my order from January but a 2-day modern order with pressing from late August. Now to see how long they languish getting into slabs.
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@Scifinator I'm sure I'm over simplifying this, but it seems crazy to open the package and not scan the barcode on the submission form.

@Supertom - As @Petroman said, there is more to it than just opening and scanning a barcode. BUT, the do indeed open and check-in internally as I mentioned. But, because of the sudden recent deluge, they are not taking the extra time to also update the external dashboard (which is a separate system for security purposes).

I know for a fact that they inspect upon receipt as there was a sub-box within my multi-submission overshipper box that was missing and they contacted me about it the day after delivery. But, those two modern and expanded submissions do not show on my dashboard and likely won't until well into the process. But, they are in their system obviously.


I appreciate the info and I wish it was comforting. I still question this a bit because I sent my books through a 3rd party presser. They informed me that one of my books was not worth cracking and pressing so I asked them to modify the form and change that book to just a reholder. I was expecting some kind of validation, or verification from CBCS when the books arrived since there would now be a discrepancy between my online submission and the paper copy. I guess I also foolishly thought scanning the barcode on the submission form would trigger at least some kind of automated response.

I'm really not trying to be a curmudgeon, worry wort here but I'm just baffled at the inefficiencies and lack of communication. Both companies should have stop taking submissions months ago if this is the result.
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@xkonk was it fast press or normal? I had a 2 day modern order with fast press arrive august 19th and it still says processing. Messaged cbcs pressing 2 weeks ago and it was done pressing, but still no update on my dashboard or anything.
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Collector Cardzguy private msg quote post Address this user
It's not just the pressing that delays everything. I am now waiting 21 weeks after received into the system for modern tier and it's not even in grading yet. It took 5 weeks after delivery for them to receive it, so that's 26 weeks. Just grading, no pressing or special services.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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@xkonk was it fast press or normal? I had a 2 day modern order with fast press arrive august 19th and it still says processing. Messaged cbcs pressing 2 weeks ago and it was done pressing, but still no update on my dashboard or anything.


Just normal. Pressing is kind of a catch-all term; maybe my books didn't need much work. I sent one with press screen (it was already graded by another company) and it wasn't pressed. I would expect yours to be moving fairly soon.

Also, be sure to see what it says on your invoice. "Processing" is the default status on the dashboard for anything that's been received but not completed, while the invoice *usually* has better information.
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The whole labels, heat seal, encapsulation, shipping area is where much of the bottleneck is occurring so with CBCS sacrificing the updating of dashboard to focus on the areas above, like I said, you may be hours or weeks away from shipment.


Yeah, I have a cc on file, so payment is no problem. If I try to "pay now" the balance, it denies the payment. So I suspect they books are not finished with the encapsulation process yet, thus they aren't processing my payment yet. Hopefully its within a week or so. These books were "received" on April 14th.
I shipped them in March...lol... Can't wait. Some nice bronze age pieces in that lot. Including a secret wars #8.
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@ComicNinja0215 - I send books in for protective encasement and the most accurate grade.
If I wanted the "best grade", I would send to **X or cgc.

But truth be told, I do have quite few comics pressed by CBCS as I do want the highest accurate grade possible.

to @sborock @stevericketts


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Well after several tries I was finally able to get a response on my order that has been there since 05/04/21. It had gone in to grading on 07/28/21 so I was hoping it might be finished soon. But that is not to be.

Was told they would be moving in to encapsulation soon and hopefully in to shipping in the next 4 to 6 weeks and yes that is correct another four to six weeks from encapsulation to shipping on 8 books and yes it is modern but that puts me into November now. I was expecting no later than beginning to middle of October.

So if you go by only working days that is around 135 days.
don't mean to rain on your parade, but have had 2 orders there since March and they are still no where in site, no emails, no update on dashboard since march. dead silence, we fixing to hit Oct. I did get someone on the phone that I had trouble fully understanding but they did say expect at least another month. so maybe Nov., if your 2 months behind me I don't see how you would hit Oct. I hope I'm wrong. I hope we both see them in the near future, but I'm not holding any hopes at this point. We shall see.
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I sent in 1 comic for 2-Day Modern that USPS states was delivered on Aug 23. I think I might of forgotten to print 2-Day Modern on the box. I have not seen any acknowledgement from CBCS that it was delivered. Is this unusual?
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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Just got an email that an order made it to production! It isn't my order from January but a 2-day modern order with pressing from late August. Now to see how long they languish getting into slabs.


Got the shipping email today.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@crashco I've never labeled my boxes; it shouldn't matter. I would say it's a bit unusual. Did you have pressing or anything else, or it's just one comic for grading?
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I sent in 1 comic for 2-Day Modern that USPS states was delivered on Aug 23. I think I might of forgotten to print 2-Day Modern on the box. I have not seen any acknowledgement from CBCS that it was delivered. Is this unusual?

This is one of my biggest pet peeves with the fast track tiers. You pay a premium price for 2-Day, and over 5 weeks later you’re wondering what’s going on.
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Just Grading and Signature Verification. I did the same thing 2 months ago and received confirmation on the same day as delivery. It's got me worried.
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Have I told you about the time I dropped off 3,000 comics at SDCC? Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
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Just Grading and Signature Verification. I did the same thing 2 months ago and received confirmation on the same day as delivery. It's got me worried.
@crashco - you shouldn’t worry. They do open all boxes within a day or so of receipt. They are not updating the external “Dashboard” system that we see currently until much later in the process. It seems the 2day modern may be taking beyond the estimated 1 week that is stated on the TAT. Also, vsp looks to be adding a week or two. My guess you will see a slew of movement shortly as the external data is eventually caught up.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
My order received July 29th has now shown up as received but no word on my order delivered May 20th. That is concerning
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Collector ComicNinja0215 private msg quote post Address this user
We certainly exist in a crazy ass time for grading comics.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
It’s been so long that the DHL tracking number is no longer active. I requested confirmation from DHL that it was in fact delivered to the correct address in Dallas before taking things up with CBCS


EDIT: Okay, I THINK what happened is that the order that was checked in includes a reholder, which have a faster turnaround time than actual grading.

So I think the order was marked as received because the reholder has entered its labelling/reholder stage; the dashboard says it’s in “Grading” while the modern tier is still “Received”.

It’s not much but it makes enough sense
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Hey Hey Hey, it's faaaaaaat Albert... Oh, wait!!! That's another site, I think, I don't know anymore.
Medication time, Medication time... Did anyone else hear that? Nurse Ratched is coming...Yay....
ok, real quick before they take me away to my custom padded pad, I received a special coded message from Harley. She said my April 14th 30 moderns just shipped out. Woohoo, yeehaw.. Cuttn' loose again..
Doh, gotta go.....
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Collector Cardzguy private msg quote post Address this user
Nearmint67 - Was April 14th the date it was delivered or the day they received? Also, just grading, no pressing or labels or sig verification? Trying to do the math for my May 9th submission.
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Nearmint67 - Was April 14th the date it was delivered or the day they received? Also, just grading, no pressing or labels or sig verification? Trying to do the math for my May 9th submission.


That's the date they were noted as "received"
They got them in March.
Just grading. I press my own books. Saves time and $$.
Here are the books;
Adventures on the Planet of the Apes #4 [1976] Marvel, Bronze Age 9.6
Amazing Spider-Man #61 [2021] Marvel, Modern Age 9.8
Batman #323 [1980] DC, Newsstand Edition, Bronze Age 9.6
Children of the Atom #1 [2021] Marvel, Todd Nauck Variant, Modern Age 9.8
DC Comics Presents #1 [1978] DC, Newsstand Edition, Bronze Age 9.8
Fantastic Four #29 [2021] Marvel, Modern Age 9.8
Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance #1 [2021] Marvel, Knullified Variant, Modern Age 9.8
Haha #2 [2021] Image, Martin Simmonds Variant, Modern Age 9.8
Haha #2 [2021] Image, Modern Age 9.8
Haha #3 [2021] Image, Modern Age 9.8
Karmen #1 [2021] Image, Modern Age 9.8
King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #2 [2021] Marvel, Modern Age 9.8
King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #3 [2021] Marvel, Modern Age 9.8
Man-Bat #2 [2021] DC, Modern Age 9.8
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 [1984] Marvel, Direct Edition, Copper Age 9.8
Nocterra #1 [2021] Image, Modern Age 9.8
Proctor Valley Road #1 [2021] Boom! Studios, Modern Age 9.8
Shadow Doctor #1 [2021] AfterShock, Modern Age 9.8
Spider-Man #1 [1990] Marvel, Copper Age 9.8 (3 copies)
Spider-Woman #2 [1978] Marvel, Newsstand Edition, Bronze Age 9.6
Star Wars #20 [1979] Marvel, Newsstand Edition, Bronze Age 9.6
Teen Titans Academy #1 [2021] DC, Modern Age 9.8 (2 copies)


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Medication time, medication time... Is there an echo in here? lol....
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Anyone who has orders received in March get their books back yet.?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@ComicNinja0215 I had an order received in April completed

Did your order include pressing?
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@dielinfinite yeah fast press and a screen.
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Collector Vengeance private msg quote post Address this user
I sent in a couple of books back in the spring. They were received on May 3rd. Now they are in processing/grading and have been there fro about a monthand a half now. So it's been 21 weeks and pretty much zero movement. This is the first time I have ever sent in any books, so about how much longer do I need to wait? No pressing or anything else. Just a grade and slab.

I mean the salesman at the convention told me ot would be about 16 weeks, so that was a lie.
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