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Collector OldSkool private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Scifinator
@OldSkool - Since the time that you submitted your comics, the estimated press TAT has ballooned from 20 weeks to it now being estimated at 50 weeks. If you paid for "fast pass", that cuts the grading time in half. If you have a "Fast Press", then that would cut the pressing time in half. Either way, as mentioned, both have continued to balloon since you submitted which means that there have been a lot of higher tiers (2 Day Modern, 1 Day, Rapid, and Quickstream) which have jumped in front of you (and I) thus increasing your TAT. Even though you have paid for a Fast ____, you can still be delayed, but your press time or grading time will still end up being appx 1/2 the time as my or most submissions as i haven't paid for Fast Pass or Fast Press.

Cheers


Thank you, and I do get that, but if the pressing time (I had Fast Press) keeps getting longer each week or month, then the "half time" from the Fast Press is chasing it's own tail. It could be 2 years and still be "half the time" or whatever, theoretically. I don't feel that should be a "sliding scale" standard when you paid up-front for something that was supposed to save time from the time your order started. And even then, 50 weeks (current) divided by 2 is still shorter than the 32 weeks I have already waited, and counting. I don't even care about the extra I paid financially, but I care very much about the time it is (supposed) to save. I just want my books to be done soon.
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Collector Blair1999 private msg quote post Address this user
Hell, I have a fast pass, Press/Grade/Slab from 7/6 and i am still in "submitted" ...

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Originally Posted by Scifinator
@OldSkool - Since the time that you submitted your comics, the estimated press TAT has ballooned from 20 weeks to it now being estimated at 50 weeks. If you paid for "fast pass", that cuts the grading time in half. If you have a "Fast Press", then that would cut the pressing time in half. Either way, as mentioned, both have continued to balloon since you submitted which means that there have been a lot of higher tiers (2 Day Modern, 1 Day, Rapid, and Quickstream) which have jumped in front of you (and I) thus increasing your TAT. Even though you have paid for a Fast ____, you can still be delayed, but your press time or grading time will still end up being appx 1/2 the time as my or most submissions as i haven't paid for Fast Pass or Fast Press.

Cheers


Thank you, and I do get that, but if the pressing time (I had Fast Press) keeps getting longer each week or month, then the "half time" from the Fast Press is chasing it's own tail. It could be 2 years and still be "half the time" or whatever, theoretically. I don't feel that should be a "sliding scale" standard when you paid up-front for something that was supposed to save time from the time your order started. And even then, 50 weeks (current) divided by 2 is still shorter than the 32 weeks I have already waited, and counting. I don't even care about the extra I paid financially, but I care very much about the time it is (supposed) to save. I just want my books to be done soon.
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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
@OldSkool @Blair1999 - It's just the nature of how the business model is. You paid to be put in line ahead of me with Fast Press, however, those other 4 tiers are also paying to be place ahead of you and I. Because of all of the rampant comic speculation and cgc's semi-annual price increases, CBCS has been taking in substantially higher amounts of pressing even to the point of breaking the previous months records almost every month for over a year now.

Don't know if you saw one of my recent posts, but I suspect that they will be increasing the estimated TAT's again as on of my two grade only submissions that they receive on 7/6 was just shipped out to me yesterday. That was just over a 32 week TAT for grade only modern. And, my 2nd from that same day is still in labels.

Now, that being said, it is possible that your submission is already out of press and in grading, and they have not updated your dashboard yet. On more recent submissions, it seems that are fairly up to date, but the older submissions may still not be up to date in the process.
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Collector OldSkool private msg quote post Address this user
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@OldSkool @Blair1999 - It's just the nature of how the business model is. You paid to be put in line ahead of me with Fast Press, however, those other 4 tiers are also paying to be place ahead of you and I. Because of all of the rampant comic speculation and cgc's semi-annual price increases, CBCS has been taking in substantially higher amounts of pressing even to the point of breaking the previous months records almost every month for over a year now.

Don't know if you saw one of my recent posts, but I suspect that they will be increasing the estimated TAT's again as on of my two grade only submissions that they receive on 7/6 was just shipped out to me yesterday. That was just over a 32 week TAT for grade only modern. And, my 2nd from that same day is still in labels.

Now, that being said, it is possible that your submission is already out of press and in grading, and they have not updated your dashboard yet. On more recent submissions, it seems that are fairly up to date, but the older submissions may still not be up to date in the process.


To your last point, it's a laugh. The "dashboard" is useless and stopped reflecting any valid status over 6 months ago. My Press and Grade lot that we are talking about has been in "received" status the entire time. I KNOW it is in pressing because up until 3 weeks ago, the customer service people were able to look it up and see where it was. They were very good, and had valid, useful information. My other grade-only lot, received July 7, is in labeling but the dashboard only shows "grading." It has been in labeling for at least 2.5 months.
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Collector PJsStudio private msg quote post Address this user
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@PJsStudio

Not sure where your question is going, but as an FYI, pressing techniques are not allowed to be discussed.
@Bronte

I had no idea. Can I ask why?
Thanks for the info.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@PJsStudio

I would imagine 2 possible reasons although I may be wrong completely.

1. CBCS has their own pressing services. Maybe they don't want competition?
2. Maybe they don't want to get sued if things go south?

As I stated earlier, these are only guesses. I have no facts or knowledge to base my assumptions.
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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@PJsStudio I know one reason. There has been a FLOOD of books coming into reputable pressers that have been damaged by amateur pressers. CBCS does not want to encourage this behavior. Since it is not feasible to have a reputable presser answer and instruct people on something that should be taught in person, we do not allow any discussion of techniques, procedures, equipment, etc.
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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
The rule has been in the terms of use for as long as I can remember. It sounds like it's to discourage people from recommending something and then someone ruining a book. Here's the relevant bit:

"*Discussing Alteration Techniques: Users may not share or otherwise discuss techniques for altering comics; including, but not limited to, restoration, pressing, cleaning, taping, or any other techniques that could result in temporary or permanent damage to a comic book. CBCS is in no way liable for any damage resulting from a user performing any technique they read or saw on the CBCS forum."
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Jeebus! A pressing order can take over 75 weeks now? And that’s just going by the posted turnaround times which are always short of what you will actually wait. I feel that 2-year turnaround times aren’t far off
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
I can't speak to the pressing run rate, but Steve said they're currently running about 4000 books a week through grading. Given a 25-50 week turn time, that means when books arrive at CBCS there are already 100,000-200,000 books in line ahead of them.

As others have stated, I prefer quality over quantity. I can wait.
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Collector stanley_1883 private msg quote post Address this user
I’m going to choose to believe that my fast press from October has been pressed and is in the grading que. Right or wrong I’m choosing to believe that so I can stop waiting for an update from Steve. All is well, yay my October fast press is pressed and they’re fabulous.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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I’m going to choose to believe that my fast press from October has been pressed and is in the grading que. Right or wrong I’m choosing to believe that so I can stop waiting for an update from Steve. All is well, yay my October fast press is pressed and they’re fabulous.


@stanley_1883 Congratulations! Enjoy this moment!
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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I’m going to choose to believe that my fast press from October has been pressed and is in the grading que. Right or wrong I’m choosing to believe that so I can stop waiting for an update from Steve. All is well, yay my October fast press is pressed and they’re fabulous.


cool!! my November fast press and fast pass can't be far behind!!
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Collector Cerebus3000 private msg quote post Address this user
Hello @SteveRicketts,

It has been shy of a month since you said you were working on June pressing orders. Hopefully you have been able to start on July. I was wondering if you can tell me the status of my order 21-22620A4. It was delivered to Oakville in the first week of July.

Thanks so much for your time.
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Collector Bufordpoe71 private msg quote post Address this user
Just wondering if I could get an update on my books I submitted in June of last year? 21-258E03E Thank you!!
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Collector rubberchicken private msg quote post Address this user
Would appreciate an update on order 21-24EA1E0 please.
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Collector jef private msg quote post Address this user
Hello, order 21-181CFE8 (10 press/grade) was received April 30 last year, just wondering where it's at. Thanks.
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Collector FuneralBill5150 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Bronte
@PJsStudio

I would imagine 2 possible reasons although I may be wrong completely.

1. CBCS has their own pressing services. Maybe they don't want competition?
2. Maybe they don't want to get sued if things go south?

As I stated earlier, these are only guesses. I have no facts or knowledge to base my assumptions.


I think it's bc they don't want you to know that with a $200 shirt press and $12 book on Amazon you can do it yourself and save money.
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
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I think it's bc they don't want you to know that with a $200 shirt press and $12 book on Amazon you can do it yourself and save money.


Or possibly ruin your books and lose thousands.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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I think it's bc they don't want you to know that with a $200 shirt press and $12 book on Amazon you can do it yourself and save money.


Or possibly ruin your books and lose thousands.


^^^ this^^^

we all watch renovation shows yes???
you can buy all the same equipment and materials yes??
ours will likely look like sh!t when compared to a pro -yes!!!

could we with much experience and trial and error get the same results - probably

when I need something worth decent $$ pressed, even with my own skills brought up - would I do it -hell NO!!
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Collector rubberchicken private msg quote post Address this user
It has been over two months since this thread has seen a general update. It would be nice to know where things are at. I am 37 weeks in and have absolutely no idea what is happening with my submission.
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Collector Rinova private msg quote post Address this user
I have been trying to be patient and not ask the status of my order but my curiosity is getting the best of me especially after @SteveRicketts said they were working on June 2021 submissions 2 months ago.

So here is my question, the same question everyone has been asking…….

Could I get an update on 21-1F81BE7?

Thanks
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Collector Gibby357 private msg quote post Address this user
Extremely interested in you guys' updates. I was one of the people whose orders was due to be pressed any day and yes, that was a couple of months ago for June submission. In a few months it will be at a year. Wowwwwww!


Leo
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Anyone want to refresh my memory - I recall that there are a few 'famous' examples of I think it was GA books that have had multiple presses over the years but just don't press out - sadly I remember they exist but not what they were!!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by KatKomics
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Originally Posted by flanders
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Originally Posted by FuneralBill5150
I think it's bc they don't want you to know that with a $200 shirt press and $12 book on Amazon you can do it yourself and save money.


Or possibly ruin your books and lose thousands.


^^^ this^^^

we all watch renovation shows yes???
you can buy all the same equipment and materials yes??
ours will likely look like sh!t when compared to a pro -yes!!!

could we with much experience and trial and error get the same results - probably

when I need something worth decent $$ pressed, even with my own skills brought up - would I do it -hell NO!!



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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
FYI, this morning, I received "now in grading" notifications on two of my submissions that were delivered to CBCS on 6/8/21. As many of you know, I never use Fast Press nor Fast Pass. So these two modern submissions, appear to be about 30 weeks ahead of the estimated TAT, however, keep in mind that I have 7 other 30 comic, a 101 comic, and a 60 comic submission that were delivered that same week. So, there is some updated guidance for you all.
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Collector Bobashek private msg quote post Address this user
Mine were delivered to CBCS 6/20/21 so hopefully I'm a few weeks behind you.
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Collector Bobashek private msg quote post Address this user
Can anyone provide an update on 21-225CA0E? I've emailed customer service a couple of times as well as called and left information for a return call but zilch. Basically, I'm hoping that orders submitted for pressing back at the end of June last year have moved on to the grading/slabbing side. 6 modern with one quickstream. I know the quickstream was slowed down because of the moderns. I'll know better for next 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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Originally Posted by Scifinator
FYI, this morning, I received "now in grading" notifications on two of my submissions that were delivered to CBCS on 6/8/21. As many of you know, I never use Fast Press nor Fast Pass. So these two modern submissions, appear to be about 30 weeks ahead of the estimated TAT, however, keep in mind that I have 7 other 30 comic, a 101 comic, and a 60 comic submission that were delivered that same week. So, there is some updated guidance for you all.


My 3rd submission from the 6/8 delivery is now marked as "Grading", so now 3 have cleared the press stage in 41 weeks.

EDIT: And just like that, 1 of the 3 has moved to the "labels" sub-catagory of "Grading".
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Collector Hooligan6ix private msg quote post Address this user
Appreciate the info/update @Scifinator

I'm still waiting on a late April 2021 order ( no extras) as well a September 2021 order ( Fast Press / Fast Grade).

So this give me a little hope.
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