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The cgc to start charging dealers an annual membership fee of $199.16658

If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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😂
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Collector Zombie_Head private msg quote post Address this user
Cgc is off the chain they need to put them back in check.
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Collector SpiderTim private msg quote post Address this user
they really want to milk the cow this year
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
It seems to me that they are starting to cut it up for beef.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Nice - if CBCS could see dealers coming over that would be a boost to their market share.

Although....as a dealer $199 isn't much, I'm guessing dealers have much more submissions than us normal folk
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Between an added price tag AND the price hikes? There will be some dealers who switch over this.
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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
Ok, while this may not piss off their bigger dealers to the point of telling cgc to pound sand, i can see agitating more of the smaller dealers. Will see if it starts an influx of new dealer accounts at CBCS.
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I called CGC about the giveback benefit. beastboy1980 private msg quote post Address this user
cgc is a utter disgrace
i just got off the phone with them and said to them nicely
all you are telling me is to send in comics to cbcs

the guy said its going to help out tots
i said really thats a utter joke

its a greed grab
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I called CGC about the giveback benefit. beastboy1980 private msg quote post Address this user
if cbcs can slowly tick down there times
they will hurt them big time
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Collector Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator I agree. If smaller dealers have to pass that extra charge on to their customers, they stand to lose those customers, and they likely can't afford that.
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The definition of greed is an intense desire to accumulate large amounts of something, such as food or money, especially if you try to acquire more than you need or more than your fair share. An example of greed is when you are obsessed with getting more and more money.

No shame to their game.




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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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CGC Trading Cards™ is excited to announce that it has now graded more than 1 million trading cards! The lucky one-millionth card is a (1998) Japanese Pokémon Scyther card graded CGC Pristine 10.


Wow, what are the odds of that being the one-millionth card?

🙄
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Originally Posted by DrWatson
Quote:
Originally Posted by OGJackster
CGC Trading Cards™ is excited to announce that it has now graded more than 1 million trading cards! The lucky one-millionth card is a (1998) Japanese Pokémon Scyther card graded CGC Pristine 10.


Wow, what are the odds of that being the one-millionth card?

🙄


I'm sure it's legit. It's not like they pad their comic book census by listing invisible comics!! Oh ... wait ...
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
Let's see...

1) How long until this becomes standard by all comic grading companies?

2) Does this help pay for CGC to have customer service representatives that answer the phone and get back to people?

3) Does this cause some dealers and customers to send books to another grading company shortening the TAT's at CGC and lengthen them at the competitor's?

4) Does it cause social media engagement?
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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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Originally Posted by KatKomics
Although....as a dealer $199 isn't much, I'm guessing dealers have much more submissions than us normal folk


The 15% discount means that you just need to send about $1350 in orders to make up the $200 fee; I imagine dealers clear that easily. I assume it's more than they used to pay, though?
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Originally Posted by DrWatson
Quote:
Originally Posted by OGJackster
CGC Trading Cards™ is excited to announce that it has now graded more than 1 million trading cards! The lucky one-millionth card is a (1998) Japanese Pokémon Scyther card graded CGC Pristine 10.


Wow, what are the odds of that being the one-millionth card?

🙄

Wasn't the 5,000,000th comic a 9.8 ASM 361?

Doesn't seem farfetched that they would just organize an order so that the milestone collectible is something worth marketing.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Doesn't seem farfetched that they would just organize an order so that the milestone collectible is something worth marketing.


Doesn't seem far-fetched at all. Quite the opposite. As the KGB might say "There are no coincidences".
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
The sad part for CBCS is that with 8 month TAT's they are not in a position to benefit from CGC's actions. The long TAT's are also likely to derail the magazine slab launch. What should be a great opportunity to make a Publicity splash (particularly with signature verification on magazines) will likely get a muted response and fizzle due to long TAT's. The TAT's don't even have to return to 8 weeks for people to get excited about them. Now that we are conditioned to long TAT's, just get them down to 12-16 weeks and it will be huge. The easiest way to start fixing TAT's is to institute a minimum submission size...probably around $250. It's much better than raising prices. When you raise prices everyone complains. When you institute a minimum submission size, the customers that are important to your business don't complain.
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Originally Posted by Towmater
Let's see...


3) Does this cause some dealers and customers to send books to another grading company shortening the TAT's at CGC and lengthen them at the competitor's?


Maybe that is the point. Raising their prices will definitely cause some customers to go to cbcs, but if cbcs isn't ready for the added volume then they're going to be buried with submissions. They're already struggling with customer service and turnaround time.
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I called CGC about the giveback benefit. beastboy1980 private msg quote post Address this user
i see cbcs has getting control of there tots

cgc to me is going to just get less orders.
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I called CGC about the giveback benefit. beastboy1980 private msg quote post Address this user
cgc to me is like john gotti
pay me my money by 2/18/22
or its in the hole for you

they look like the mob
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"Forum Overlord" bah ha ha ha... JustThatGuy private msg quote post Address this user
On the brighter side of things, just imagine if CBCS wasn’t around to give them a competition, then I reckon that they will charge you whatever they want to charge you without the courtesy Vaseline.
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Originally Posted by EbayMafia
The sad part for CBCS is that with 8 month TAT's they are not in a position to benefit from CGC's actions. The long TAT's are also likely to derail the magazine slab launch. What should be a great opportunity to make a Publicity splash (particularly with signature verification on magazines) will likely get a muted response and fizzle due to long TAT's. The TAT's don't even have to return to 8 weeks for people to get excited about them. Now that we are conditioned to long TAT's, just get them down to 12-16 weeks and it will be huge. The easiest way to start fixing TAT's is to institute a minimum submission size...probably around $250. It's much better than raising prices. When you raise prices everyone complains. When you institute a minimum submission size, the customers that are important to your business don't complain.


I nominate EbayMafia for some sort consulting position at CBCS
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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The easiest way to start fixing TAT's is to institute a minimum submission size...probably around $250. It's much better than raising prices. When you raise prices everyone complains. When you institute a minimum submission size, the customers that are important to your business don't complain.

I mentioned this to Ricketts some time ago. There needs to be a minimum per tier as well as a dollar minimum. They aren't going to turn away an Action 1 because it's just one book.
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Collector sckao private msg quote post Address this user
No dealers will switch because of this... unless they aren't really dealers anymore anyway.

Elite Members already pay more than that for a lower discount (10%). And I bet many Elite Members submit more than many dealers who used to submit but no longer do for whatever reason.

The value proposition then isn't really that great for Elite Members when the Dealer Membership is lower with a better discount.
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Originally Posted by beastboy1980
i see cbcs has getting control of there tots

"their tats".
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
I think CGC believes they’re too big now to be hurt by any competitor. I doubt there is any strategizing at play, here. This is a cash grab. Nothing more, nothing less.
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