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Collector SapphireGlade private msg quote post Address this user
My two books were received too in February 2022 and have been stuck in processing since then. Just sent an email over to support (probably wont' hear back for a week or more) to see what's up with them or if they lost them. If they're loss, I lost $75.
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Mine were sent in Mid-February, received early March and are still "Received", so I'm hoping that they're slowly finishing up February. Hard to believe it's been almost a year now.
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Mine were sent in Mid-February, received early March and are still "Received", so I'm hoping that they're slowly finishing up February. Hard to believe it's been almost a year now.


45 Minutes later, I get an e-mail saying they've entered Grading....

Hooray!
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Collector Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
What is taking soooooo long.....
Seriously! I just mailed them 30 books this morning. WHY are they not graded yet????
CGC has TAT less than 25 days. Why can't CBCS update their website??? I am just sooooo....
Well, I yam what I yam... lol....

Deliriously though folks, what's the rush? Low rider, drives a little slower.......

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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Whoot, whoot!

My Nov 2021 order is ready for pickup by MCS and has been confirmed it is on the cart for them!


will be interesting to see what grades these get - might keep 2 or 3 and have MCS ship back to me??

But then what - do you keep a higher grade direct or a lower grade news stand or Canadian price variant??



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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
For those coming to this thread for actual information which may give you an idea of Grade only and Press & Grade TATs, with a couple of VSP thrown in, below is a detail of my 32 Non-Express Tier submissions from June 2021 through August of 2022.

For those who have been wondering about Grade Only MD submissions from 1st Qtr 2022, this morning, I received an "In Grading" email, in Bold below.

CR = Comic ReHolder
EX = Expanded (now Vintage)
CN = Consumer (now Vintage Plus)
MD = Modern
NW = New
VN = Vintage
VT = Vintage Plus
PM = Premium

Some quick factoids on mid-2021 submissions:

33 Separate submissions
- 28 Press & Grade Submissions
- 1 VSP, Press & Grade Submission
- 4 Grade only Submissions

The longest TAT of my grade only was <51 wks or 244 Business days.
The longest TAT for combined Press & Grade was only 71 1/2 wks or 343 Business days.
The Shortest TAT for combined Press & Grade was 44 wks or 213 Busisness days.
The funny thing is, that both the longest and shortest TATs came from submissions that were delivered to CBCS on the same day on June 8th. [/b]

Delivered to CBCS on June 8th 2021 in two separate boxes. (All standard, w/out any FAST P's and one with VSP added).

5 of the 11 had press completed within 43wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 44wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 45wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 49wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in <50wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in <52wks.
1 of the 11 likely had press completed in ~52wks

#-----4D21-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 5/24, In Grading Room 5/23, Just under 50 wks In Pressing Room.

#-----3BBA-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 4/20 = 45wk/217 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 4/18, 45 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----1FC5-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT,
In HeatSeal 5/24, In Grading Room 5/20, 49 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----0B3E-MD 60 Comics - Complete/Shipped 10/28 = 71 1/2wk/343 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/28, In Billing (credit) 10/28, In HeatSeal 10/7, In Labels 10/7, Officially in Grading 10/5 but press finished 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts Pressing Post#389, this has likely been pressed, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----FD6C-MD 101 Comics - Ready for Pickup 5/13 = 48wk/237 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 5/10, In Grading Room 4/11, 44 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----DDAD-MD 31 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT,
In HeatSeal 5/24, In Labels 5/20, In Grading Room 4/7, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----943E-MD 26 Comics - Ready for Pickup 4/19 = 45wk/216 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 4/11, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----905B-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 4/14 = 44wk/213 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, 4/13 Shipping, In Labels 4/12, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----7E7E-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 4/27 = 46wk/222 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 4/22, In Labels 4/18, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room

#-----6C85-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, Shipping 6/8, In HeatSeal 5/24, In Labels 5/20, In Grading Room 4/5, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----4259-MD 30 Comics w/2 VSP - Ready for Pickup 8/16 = 61 wk/291 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 8/11, In Labels 8/10, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts Pressing Post#389, this likely had press completed in May or June, just hadn't received notification or dashboard update)


Delivered to CBCS 6/21/21
#-----C148-MD - 30 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/29 = 66wk or 322 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/26, In Grading Room 5/31, Previously only mark Received, never marked In Pressing.


Delivered to CBCS 6/29/21
#-----6136-MD - 102 comics - Ready for Pickup 10/11 = 67wk or 324 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/27, In Billing 9/26, In Grading Room 6/8, Received

#-----82E4-MD - 34 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/28 = 65wk or 315 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/26, In Grading Room 6/7, Received


Delivered to CBCS 7/6/21
#-----C197-MD - 21 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/16 = 62wk or 301 business day combined Press & Grade TAT[/b], In HeatSeal 8/02, In Labels 7/29, In Grading Room 6/23, 50 wks / 240 Business day Press TAT.

#-----EB2E-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/24 = <68wk or 328 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/24, In HeatSeal 10/19, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----E175-MD - 34 comics - Ready for Pickup 11/2 = 69wk or 335 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading (Pre-Shipping?) 11/1, In HeatSeal 10/31, In Labels 10/20, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----D6B1-MD - 32 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/10 = 70wk or 341 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, Reverted back to "Grading", so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/8, In HeatSeal 10/31, In Labels 10/29. In Grading notification 10/24 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier),In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)


Delivered to CBCS 7/14/21
#-----19FC-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/28 = 67wk or 327 business day combined Press & GradeTAT, In Shipping 10/19, In QC 10/18, In HeatSeal 10/17, In Labels 10/14. In Grading notification 10/11,(press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----24FC-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/20 = 66wk or 321 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In shipping 10/19, In HeatSeal 10/17, In Labels 10/14, In Grading notification 10/14 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)
#-----6D64-MD - 60 comics - Completed/Shipped 11/10 = 69wk or 335 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 11/09, Reverted back to "Grading", so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/7, In HeatSeal 10/21, In Labels 10/20, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----7189-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 9/29 = 63wk or 304 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 9/23, In HeatSeal 9/23, In Labels 9/22, In Grading 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----8142-MD - 68 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/25 = <68wk or 329 business day combined Press & Grade TATIn Shipping 10/24, In QC 10/24,In HeatSeal 10/19, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----8596-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/10 = <65wk or 311 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, in Shipping 10/10, In HeatSeal 10/6, In Labels 10/5, Officially In Grading 10/5 but finished press 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----A44C-MD - 60 comics - Completed/Shipped 11/07 = <69wk or 332 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 11/7In Shipping 11/7,[/b] Received another In Grading notification, so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/3, Back to In HeatSeal 10/28, In Labels 10/24, In HeatSeal 10/22, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----B5DA-MD - 29 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/26 = 67wk or 324 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/25, In HeatSeal 10/20, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----876C-EX - 30 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/16 = 61wk or 295 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 8/02, In Labels 7/29, In Grading Room 6/24, Received[/b]


Delivered to CBCS 9/20/21
#-----7374-MD - 8 comics Grade only/No Press - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/12, In Labels 9/2, In Grading 7/16, Received - Total Grade only TAT = <51 wks or 244 Business days.

#-----6A82-MD - 18 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/11, In HeatSeal 9/1, In Grading 8/31, another case of Pressing in less than a year with 49 wk movement. CBCS changed invoice back to "Received" 8/25, In Pressing Room - Total TAT w/Press = <51 weeks or 244 business days

#-----6A82-EX - 7 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/11, In HeatSeal 9/1, In Grading 8/31, another case of Pressing in less than a year with 49 wk movement. CBCS changed invoice back to "Received" 8/25, In Pressing Room 5/27, TAT w/Press = <51 weeks or 244 business days [/b]


Delivered to CBCS 2/24/22
#-----EAC8-CN - 2 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----EAC8-EX - 11 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----EAC8-MD - 17 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----B5B6-MD - 12 comics - In Grading email 01/18

#-----BD64-EX - 2 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----BD64-MD - 39 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----8043-MD w/VSP - 14 comics - In Pressing Room


Delivered to CBCS Friday 08/19/22
#-----A0CC-PM - 1 comic - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/22 = 13wk or 65 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 11/22, In Grading 11/16, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A0CC-VT - 2 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/22 = 13wk or 65 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading 11/16, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A734-VN - 5 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 12/16 = 16wk or 81 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading 11/15, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A2F1-MD - 32 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----7372-MD - 10 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----703D-MD - 12 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----786C-MD - 20 comics / Grade only - Received 8/22

#-----7A3B-MD - 14 comics - In Pressing Room 8/23, Received 8/23

#-----A5EC-RH - 4 comics / ReHolder - Ready for Pick-up 9/6, In Labels 8/23, Received 8/23

#-----8803-RH - 4 comics / ReHolder - Completed/Shipped 9/6, In Shipping 9/2, In Labels 8/26, Received 8/23


Delivered to CBCS Friday 12/09/22
#-----79FE-MN - 32 comics - In Pressing area 12/13, Received 12/13


Delivered to CBCS Tuesday 1/03/2023
#-----C0E9-CR - 1 comic ReHolder - Completed/Shipped 1/10, Received 1/6

#-----AD21-CR - 6 comics ReHolder - Completed/Ready for Pickup 1/11, Received 1/3

#-----DBB5-VN - 6 comics - In Pressing area 1/6, Received 1/6

#-----D581-MD - 6 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

#-----5F7A-MD - 15 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

#-----5F7A-NW - 5 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

I will continue to update until completed.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator yikes!! alot of info

I didn't keep track of the different stages but my order from Nov 2021 read now means roughly 13 or 14 months - with pressing though - one would hope that is on a downward trend?
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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
I would say the trend is definitely on the downward slide for pressing and non-modern / new grade only tiers. Ricketts mentioned that they are well into February Press submissions and my vintage, vintage plus and premium tiers stuff that was not mixed with modern has beef flying thru in a few weeks to few months.

Further, I would say the CBCS stated Grading times on the Turnaround Time link on the main page appear accurate considering a 5 business day calc. The stated Pressing times still appear to be egregiously inflated as none of my press submissions from 2021 and 2022 were anywhere near that long.
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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
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scifinator
For those coming to this thread for actual information which may give you an idea of Grade only and Press & Grade TATs, with a couple of VSP thrown in, below is a detail of my 32 Non-Express Tier submissions from June 2021 through August of 2022.

For those who have been wondering about Grade Only MD submissions from 1st Qtr 2022, yesterday, I received an "In Grading" email, in Bold below. And, this morning, I checked the "Invoice" hyperlink, and it was further updated to now reflect "HeatSeal".

CR = Comic ReHolder
EX = Expanded (now Vintage)
CN = Consumer (now Vintage Plus)
MD = Modern
NW = New
VN = Vintage
VT = Vintage Plus
PM = Premium

Some quick factoids on mid-2021 submissions:

33 Separate submissions
- 28 Press & Grade Submissions
- 1 VSP, Press & Grade Submission
- 4 Grade only Submissions

The longest TAT of my grade only was <51 wks or 244 Business days.
The longest TAT for combined Press & Grade was only 71 1/2 wks or 343 Business days.
The Shortest TAT for combined Press & Grade was 44 wks or 213 Busisness days.
The funny thing is, that both the longest and shortest TATs came from submissions that were delivered to CBCS on the same day on June 8th. [/b]

Delivered to CBCS on June 8th 2021 in two separate boxes. (All standard, w/out any FAST P's and one with VSP added).

5 of the 11 had press completed within 43wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 44wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 45wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 49wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in <50wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in <52wks.
1 of the 11 likely had press completed in ~52wks

#-----4D21-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 5/24, In Grading Room 5/23, Just under 50 wks In Pressing Room.

#-----3BBA-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 4/20 = 45wk/217 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 4/18, 45 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----1FC5-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT,
In HeatSeal 5/24, In Grading Room 5/20, 49 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----0B3E-MD 60 Comics - Complete/Shipped 10/28 = 71 1/2wk/343 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/28, In Billing (credit) 10/28, In HeatSeal 10/7, In Labels 10/7, Officially in Grading 10/5 but press finished 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts Pressing Post#389, this has likely been pressed, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----FD6C-MD 101 Comics - Ready for Pickup 5/13 = 48wk/237 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 5/10, In Grading Room 4/11, 44 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----DDAD-MD 31 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT,
In HeatSeal 5/24, In Labels 5/20, In Grading Room 4/7, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----943E-MD 26 Comics - Ready for Pickup 4/19 = 45wk/216 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 4/11, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----905B-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 4/14 = 44wk/213 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, 4/13 Shipping, In Labels 4/12, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----7E7E-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 4/27 = 46wk/222 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 4/22, In Labels 4/18, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room

#-----6C85-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, Shipping 6/8, In HeatSeal 5/24, In Labels 5/20, In Grading Room 4/5, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----4259-MD 30 Comics w/2 VSP - Ready for Pickup 8/16 = 61 wk/291 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 8/11, In Labels 8/10, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts Pressing Post#389, this likely had press completed in May or June, just hadn't received notification or dashboard update)


Delivered to CBCS 6/21/21
#-----C148-MD - 30 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/29 = 66wk or 322 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/26, In Grading Room 5/31, Previously only mark Received, never marked In Pressing.


Delivered to CBCS 6/29/21
#-----6136-MD - 102 comics - Ready for Pickup 10/11 = 67wk or 324 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/27, In Billing 9/26, In Grading Room 6/8, Received

#-----82E4-MD - 34 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/28 = 65wk or 315 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/26, In Grading Room 6/7, Received


Delivered to CBCS 7/6/21
#-----C197-MD - 21 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/16 = 62wk or 301 business day combined Press & Grade TAT[/b], In HeatSeal 8/02, In Labels 7/29, In Grading Room 6/23, 50 wks / 240 Business day Press TAT.

#-----EB2E-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/24 = <68wk or 328 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/24, In HeatSeal 10/19, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----E175-MD - 34 comics - Ready for Pickup 11/2 = 69wk or 335 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading (Pre-Shipping?) 11/1, In HeatSeal 10/31, In Labels 10/20, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----D6B1-MD - 32 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/10 = 70wk or 341 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, Reverted back to "Grading", so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/8, In HeatSeal 10/31, In Labels 10/29. In Grading notification 10/24 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier),In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)


Delivered to CBCS 7/14/21
#-----19FC-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/28 = 67wk or 327 business day combined Press & GradeTAT, In Shipping 10/19, In QC 10/18, In HeatSeal 10/17, In Labels 10/14. In Grading notification 10/11,(press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----24FC-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/20 = 66wk or 321 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In shipping 10/19, In HeatSeal 10/17, In Labels 10/14, In Grading notification 10/14 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)
#-----6D64-MD - 60 comics - Completed/Shipped 11/10 = 69wk or 335 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 11/09, Reverted back to "Grading", so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/7, In HeatSeal 10/21, In Labels 10/20, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----7189-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 9/29 = 63wk or 304 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 9/23, In HeatSeal 9/23, In Labels 9/22, In Grading 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----8142-MD - 68 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/25 = <68wk or 329 business day combined Press & Grade TATIn Shipping 10/24, In QC 10/24,In HeatSeal 10/19, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----8596-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/10 = <65wk or 311 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, in Shipping 10/10, In HeatSeal 10/6, In Labels 10/5, Officially In Grading 10/5 but finished press 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----A44C-MD - 60 comics - Completed/Shipped 11/07 = <69wk or 332 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 11/7In Shipping 11/7,[/b] Received another In Grading notification, so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/3, Back to In HeatSeal 10/28, In Labels 10/24, In HeatSeal 10/22, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----B5DA-MD - 29 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/26 = 67wk or 324 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/25, In HeatSeal 10/20, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----876C-EX - 30 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/16 = 61wk or 295 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 8/02, In Labels 7/29, In Grading Room 6/24, Received[/b]


Delivered to CBCS 9/20/21
#-----7374-MD - 8 comics Grade only/No Press - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/12, In Labels 9/2, In Grading 7/16, Received - Total Grade only TAT = <51 wks or 244 Business days.

#-----6A82-MD - 18 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/11, In HeatSeal 9/1, In Grading 8/31, another case of Pressing in less than a year with 49 wk movement. CBCS changed invoice back to "Received" 8/25, In Pressing Room - Total TAT w/Press = <51 weeks or 244 business days

#-----6A82-EX - 7 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/11, In HeatSeal 9/1, In Grading 8/31, another case of Pressing in less than a year with 49 wk movement. CBCS changed invoice back to "Received" 8/25, In Pressing Room 5/27, TAT w/Press = <51 weeks or 244 business days [/b]


Delivered to CBCS 2/24/22
#-----EAC8-CN - 2 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----EAC8-EX - 11 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----EAC8-MD - 17 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----B5B6-MD - 12 comics Grade only - In HeatSeal 1/19(no notification), In Grading email 01/18

#-----BD64-EX - 2 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----BD64-MD - 39 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----8043-MD w/VSP - 14 comics - In Pressing Room


Delivered to CBCS Friday 08/19/22
#-----A0CC-PM - 1 comic - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/22 = 13wk or 65 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 11/22, In Grading 11/16, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A0CC-VT - 2 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/22 = 13wk or 65 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading 11/16, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A734-VN - 5 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 12/16 = 16wk or 81 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading 11/15, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A2F1-MD - 32 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----7372-MD - 10 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----703D-MD - 12 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----786C-MD - 20 comics / Grade only - Received 8/22

#-----7A3B-MD - 14 comics - In Pressing Room 8/23, Received 8/23

#-----A5EC-RH - 4 comics / ReHolder - Ready for Pick-up 9/6, In Labels 8/23, Received 8/23

#-----8803-RH - 4 comics / ReHolder - Completed/Shipped 9/6, In Shipping 9/2, In Labels 8/26, Received 8/23


Delivered to CBCS Friday 12/09/22
#-----79FE-MN - 32 comics - In Pressing area 12/13, Received 12/13


Delivered to CBCS Tuesday 1/03/2023
#-----C0E9-CR - 1 comic ReHolder - Completed/Shipped 1/10, Received 1/6

#-----AD21-CR - 6 comics ReHolder - Completed/Ready for Pickup 1/11, Received 1/3

#-----DBB5-VN - 6 comics - In Pressing area 1/6, Received 1/6

#-----D581-MD - 6 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

#-----5F7A-MD - 15 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

#-----5F7A-NW - 5 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

I will continue to update until completed.
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Quote:
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Pressing times still appear to be egregiously inflated as none of my press submissions from 2021 and 2022 were anywhere near that long.


Someone who works for CBCS mentioned they were going to have this changed on their website a few months ago. And it has not been changed.

It's this simple type of things that have to be major turn-offs to the uninformed/uncommon consumer. To us regular boardies, we read - so we know it's likely not as stated.
But why have a major marketing criteria unchanged and set so high and it's like "meh--- we'll get to it when we get to it?"

I just don't get it. And I never will.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuffsaid111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scifinator
Pressing times still appear to be egregiously inflated as none of my press submissions from 2021 and 2022 were anywhere near that long.


Someone who works for CBCS mentioned they were going to have this changed on their website a few months ago. And it has not been changed.

It's this simple type of things that have to be major turn-offs to the uninformed/uncommon consumer. To us regular boardies, we read - so we know it's likely not as stated.
But why have a major marketing criteria unchanged and set so high and it's like "meh--- we'll get to it when we get to it?"

I just don't get it. And I never will.


100%!
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Interesting change on my order. Now some of my books are listed as direct edition. Books are still in processing.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
My Feb order now in grading? although I never got the notice they went to pressing.

this order may have taken longer as it was for Gerry Conway signing - so maybe pressing is past Feb?

My last order was 13 or 14 months to complete - we'll see how long grading is - for now this order is at about 11 months
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For those coming to this thread for actual information which may give you an idea of Grade only and Press & Grade TATs, with a couple of VSP thrown in, below is a detail of my 32 Non-Express Tier submissions from June 2021 through August of 2022.

Just received email notification that submission, in Bold has been Graded. When previously checking the "Print Invoice" hyperlink, it was in the "HeatSeal" sub-section of Grading, and in now back to "Grading" as sometimes occurs when moving between sub-sections. Will probably see either "Encapsulation" sub-section or Shipping shortly.

CR = Comic ReHolder
EX = Expanded (now Vintage)
CN = Consumer (now Vintage Plus)
MD = Modern
NW = New
VN = Vintage
VT = Vintage Plus
PM = Premium

Some quick factoids on mid-2021 submissions:

33 Separate submissions
- 28 Press & Grade Submissions
- 1 VSP, Press & Grade Submission
- 4 Grade only Submissions

The longest TAT of my grade only was <51 wks or 244 Business days.
The longest TAT for combined Press & Grade was only 71 1/2 wks or 343 Business days.
The Shortest TAT for combined Press & Grade was 44 wks or 213 Busisness days.
The funny thing is, that both the longest and shortest TATs came from submissions that were delivered to CBCS on the same day on June 8th. [/b]

Delivered to CBCS on June 8th 2021 in two separate boxes. (All standard, w/out any FAST P's and one with VSP added).

5 of the 11 had press completed within 43wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 44wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 45wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in 49wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in <50wks,
1 of the 11 had press completed in <52wks.
1 of the 11 likely had press completed in ~52wks

#-----4D21-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 5/24, In Grading Room 5/23, Just under 50 wks In Pressing Room.

#-----3BBA-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 4/20 = 45wk/217 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 4/18, 45 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----1FC5-MD 30 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT,
In HeatSeal 5/24, In Grading Room 5/20, 49 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----0B3E-MD 60 Comics - Complete/Shipped 10/28 = 71 1/2wk/343 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/28, In Billing (credit) 10/28, In HeatSeal 10/7, In Labels 10/7, Officially in Grading 10/5 but press finished 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts Pressing Post#389, this has likely been pressed, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----FD6C-MD 101 Comics - Ready for Pickup 5/13 = 48wk/237 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 5/10, In Grading Room 4/11, 44 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----DDAD-MD 31 Comics - Ready for Pickup 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT,
In HeatSeal 5/24, In Labels 5/20, In Grading Room 4/7, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----943E-MD 26 Comics - Ready for Pickup 4/19 = 45wk/216 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 4/11, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----905B-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 4/14 = 44wk/213 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, 4/13 Shipping, In Labels 4/12, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----7E7E-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 4/27 = 46wk/222 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 4/22, In Labels 4/18, In Grading Room 4/4, 43 wks in Pressing Room

#-----6C85-MD 30 Comics - Shipped 6/9 = 52wk/255 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, Shipping 6/8, In HeatSeal 5/24, In Labels 5/20, In Grading Room 4/5, 43 wks in Pressing Room.

#-----4259-MD 30 Comics w/2 VSP - Ready for Pickup 8/16 = 61 wk/291 Business day Combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 8/11, In Labels 8/10, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts Pressing Post#389, this likely had press completed in May or June, just hadn't received notification or dashboard update)


Delivered to CBCS 6/21/21
#-----C148-MD - 30 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/29 = 66wk or 322 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/26, In Grading Room 5/31, Previously only mark Received, never marked In Pressing.


Delivered to CBCS 6/29/21
#-----6136-MD - 102 comics - Ready for Pickup 10/11 = 67wk or 324 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/27, In Billing 9/26, In Grading Room 6/8, Received

#-----82E4-MD - 34 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/28 = 65wk or 315 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 9/27, In Labels 9/26, In Grading Room 6/7, Received


Delivered to CBCS 7/6/21
#-----C197-MD - 21 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/16 = 62wk or 301 business day combined Press & Grade TAT[/b], In HeatSeal 8/02, In Labels 7/29, In Grading Room 6/23, 50 wks / 240 Business day Press TAT.

#-----EB2E-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/24 = <68wk or 328 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/24, In HeatSeal 10/19, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----E175-MD - 34 comics - Ready for Pickup 11/2 = 69wk or 335 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading (Pre-Shipping?) 11/1, In HeatSeal 10/31, In Labels 10/20, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----D6B1-MD - 32 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/10 = 70wk or 341 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, Reverted back to "Grading", so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/8, In HeatSeal 10/31, In Labels 10/29. In Grading notification 10/24 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier),In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)


Delivered to CBCS 7/14/21
#-----19FC-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/28 = 67wk or 327 business day combined Press & GradeTAT, In Shipping 10/19, In QC 10/18, In HeatSeal 10/17, In Labels 10/14. In Grading notification 10/11,(press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----24FC-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/20 = 66wk or 321 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In shipping 10/19, In HeatSeal 10/17, In Labels 10/14, In Grading notification 10/14 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)
#-----6D64-MD - 60 comics - Completed/Shipped 11/10 = 69wk or 335 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 11/09, Reverted back to "Grading", so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/7, In HeatSeal 10/21, In Labels 10/20, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----7189-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 9/29 = 63wk or 304 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 9/23, In HeatSeal 9/23, In Labels 9/22, In Grading 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----8142-MD - 68 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/25 = <68wk or 329 business day combined Press & Grade TATIn Shipping 10/24, In QC 10/24,In HeatSeal 10/19, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----8596-MD - 30 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/10 = <65wk or 311 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, in Shipping 10/10, In HeatSeal 10/6, In Labels 10/5, Officially In Grading 10/5 but finished press 8/1 or likely earlier, In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----A44C-MD - 60 comics - Completed/Shipped 11/07 = <69wk or 332 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 11/7In Shipping 11/7,[/b] Received another In Grading notification, so probably will be in shipping in 1-2 business days 11/3, Back to In HeatSeal 10/28, In Labels 10/24, In HeatSeal 10/22, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/18 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----B5DA-MD - 29 comics - Completed/Shipped 10/26 = 67wk or 324 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Shipping 10/25, In HeatSeal 10/20, In Labels 10/19, In Grading notification 10/19 (press completed 8/1 or likely earlier), In Pressing Room. (per SteveRicketts post that they are working on orders delivered Sept 2021, just haven't received notification or dashboard update)

#-----876C-EX - 30 comics - Ready for Pickup 9/16 = 61wk or 295 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In HeatSeal 8/02, In Labels 7/29, In Grading Room 6/24, Received[/b]


Delivered to CBCS 9/20/21
#-----7374-MD - 8 comics Grade only/No Press - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/12, In Labels 9/2, In Grading 7/16, Received - Total Grade only TAT = <51 wks or 244 Business days.

#-----6A82-MD - 18 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/11, In HeatSeal 9/1, In Grading 8/31, another case of Pressing in less than a year with 49 wk movement. CBCS changed invoice back to "Received" 8/25, In Pressing Room - Total TAT w/Press = <51 weeks or 244 business days

#-----6A82-EX - 7 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 9/11, In HeatSeal 9/1, In Grading 8/31, another case of Pressing in less than a year with 49 wk movement. CBCS changed invoice back to "Received" 8/25, In Pressing Room 5/27, TAT w/Press = <51 weeks or 244 business days [/b]


Delivered to CBCS 2/24/22
#-----EAC8-CN - 2 comics - Reverted back to Received 1/20, In Pressing Room

#-----EAC8-EX - 11 comics - Reverted back to Received 1/20, In Pressing Room

#-----EAC8-MD - 17 comics - Reverted back to Received 1/20, In Pressing Room

#-----B5B6-MD - 12 comics Grade only - Reverted back to "Grading" with Graded email 1/23, In HeatSeal 1/19(no notification), In Grading email 01/18

#-----BD64-EX - 2 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----BD64-MD - 39 comics - In Pressing Room

#-----8043-MD w/VSP - 14 comics - In Pressing Room


Delivered to CBCS Friday 08/19/22
#-----A0CC-PM - 1 comic - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/22 = 13wk or 65 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Labels 11/22, In Grading 11/16, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A0CC-VT - 2 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 11/22 = 13wk or 65 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading 11/16, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A734-VN - 5 comics - Completed/Ready for Pickup 12/16 = 16wk or 81 business day combined Press & Grade TAT, In Grading 11/15, In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----A2F1-MD - 32 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----7372-MD - 10 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----703D-MD - 12 comics - In Pressing Room 8/22, Received 8/22

#-----786C-MD - 20 comics / Grade only - Received 8/22

#-----7A3B-MD - 14 comics - In Pressing Room 8/23, Received 8/23

#-----A5EC-RH - 4 comics / ReHolder - Ready for Pick-up 9/6, In Labels 8/23, Received 8/23

#-----8803-RH - 4 comics / ReHolder - Completed/Shipped 9/6, In Shipping 9/2, In Labels 8/26, Received 8/23


Delivered to CBCS Friday 12/09/22
#-----79FE-MN - 32 comics - In Pressing area 12/13, Received 12/13


Delivered to CBCS Tuesday 1/03/2023
#-----C0E9-CR - 1 comic ReHolder - Completed/Shipped 1/10, Received 1/6

#-----AD21-CR - 6 comics ReHolder - Completed/Ready for Pickup 1/11, Received 1/3

#-----DBB5-VN - 6 comics - In Pressing area 1/6, Received 1/6

#-----D581-MD - 6 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

#-----5F7A-MD - 15 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

#-----5F7A-NW - 5 comics - In Pressing area 1/4, Received 1/4

I will continue to update until completed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cd4ever
Basic question. I sent in 15 books that were entered into the system on 10/1/21. No press, just basic cheapo moderns. After a full year at Processing, they just moved to Grading. Any thoughts on approximately how much longer I have until shipped?




3-4 days. 3-4 weeks. 3-4 months...
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Collector PressMeComics private msg quote post Address this user
If it helps others gauge where CBCS is at, my March 26, 2022 orders have been graded and returned. However, my March 23, 2022 is still in received. How they handle dated submissions is a head scratcher but I still feel like the grades are the most accurate and their slabs are in my opinion the best out there. Mine is for my personal collection so I'm fine with TAT even though I hope they get it reduced.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KatKomics
Whoot, whoot!

My Nov 2021 order is ready for pickup by MCS and has been confirmed it is on the cart for them!


will be interesting to see what grades these get - might keep 2 or 3 and have MCS ship back to me??

But then what - do you keep a higher grade direct or a lower grade news stand or Canadian price variant??



Whats up with the Swampy #37’s?
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Collector Der_Flattermann private msg quote post Address this user
I am now getting realy concerned. Books from May are getting graded but my Dezember 2021 Order is still received. I already wrote to the Customer Service. And they will check it. Hope it will work out.
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Collector James42 private msg quote post Address this user
@HeinzDad First Constantine, I think.
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
Remember that CBCS has multiple internal grading queues for the different tiers, each with forks and branches for things like signature verification, grade or press screening, and pressing. It's not one giant line.

It all must make sense to them internally, but without accurate turn times reflected on the website the rest of us are left wondering WTF?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Order with 9 books received 3/14/2022


1 Consumer tier entered grading 1/24/23

7 Expanded tier w/ press screen entered grading 1/24/23

1 Modern rejected due to being slightly oversized and CBCS still hasn’t released Magazine-sized slabs
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Collector Travis private msg quote post Address this user
I was wondering. When I sent 5 comic books in July 5 2022 it said a 90 day turnaround time I believe. I look at the turn around times today and it says like 250 business day turn around. I wonder if I will get them back before July 5 2023. Now I am thinking of sending in five more books in February but I am double thinking about it because will I have to wait till February 2024 till they come back to me. I am sure there are people who have waiting longer than a year to get their comics back
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Collector power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
im still waiting. the email i got 2 weeks ago said "grading" but still "processing" status. i ask Jesse if he learned anything (he said he'd check when I asked about the email I got), no response. I get he is a busy man. at this rate I wont be surprised if my june 2022 submissions are done before the dec 2021
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@power_struggle55 Processing is not a status. Your submission will be in Processing the whole time CBCS has your books....from Received to Shipped and everything in between.
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I'm good with splotches. Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
I suspect that TATs will soon decrease notably if they haven't already for brand new submissions.
The Covid years of making disgusting amounts of money from graded anything book; and continually flooding the companies with drek subs from every Tom, Dick and Jane are over.

The backlog from those years is still presumably large though.
We have to weather this tail end of the drek deluge storm.
Just my humble, uninformed, non-data based guess.
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Quote:
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@power_struggle55 Processing is not a status. Your submission will be in Processing the whole time CBCS has your books....from Received to Shipped and everything in between.


ah ok. the tracking update said the same as it did way before email. but Ill take what the email said as its grading as a good sign. ill still think it will be worth the wait when it comes. plan on displaying with a pop figure. as i said before its mighty morphin power rangers #9 which is first appearance of Lord Drakkon. have the pop figure of him
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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
@power_struggle55 - have you clicked the “Print Invoice” hyperlink?
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Collector PhantomStranger271 private msg quote post Address this user
Haven't posted in about 2-3 months. Has anything significant changed? Are things still taking about a year?

Cheers to the patient people.
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Collector WalkinWillie private msg quote post Address this user
Update on my status - I'm the one that had 2,443 modern pre-screen books over several overs that asked CBCS to return my books back in September of 2022. Well they didn't do that but now they are processing my orders at breakneck speed (for them anyway) and out of order. Usually my submissions are around six weeks apart but now I am getting two of them shipped this week.

The big concern for me is on the last three orders CBCS has shipped, the reject rate is uncommonly high. Usually I get around a 15% to 20% reject rate but the last four orders have been 24%, 43%, 39% and 30%

This is upsetting as I am sending the same quality books that I always do and that have had much lower reject rates for books I have been submitting since 2014.

What are the reasons for the high reject rates? Some potential reasons are:

1. CBCS is rushing through orders.
2. CBCS has changed their grading criteria
3. New graders are overly strict
4. They are tired of me even though I rarely contact them and didn't raise a ruckus over their ignoring my request to return my books.
5. Something I am forgetting - looking for input here from our noble cadre of posters.

I think #1 above is the main culprit for my high reject rates but who knows?

I've received or am going to receive six orders in an 8 week period stretching back to the first of December. That is a cash flow crunch for me but still holding up. Storage room is one of the big deals here.

There is no order to what they are processing. The order I will receive this week was the very last one I submitted from my backlog back on 6/19/2022. The one I will be getting at the beginning of next week is from 4/1/2022. I still have one from 3/4/2022 that is still "Received". I have three more orders from May and June 2022 which are still "Received".

Regardless, after I receive next week's shipment, I will be down to only 586 books left for CBCS to process.

The last complaint I have is either with their case or the way they are handling books once graded. I have to polish scuffs or remove scratches for about one in every six to seven books. That is a pain. I have a stack of books where I couldn't get the scuffs/scratches out - and I use various polishing compounds, etc. - that I will have to submit for re-holders. I don't have this problem with the other grading outfit.

Like nearly everyone on here, I wasn't happy with the TATs but now I am unhappy with the quality of CBCS' work.
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I'm good with splotches. Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
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I have to polish scuffs or remove scratches for about one in every six to seven books. That is a pain. I have a stack of books where I couldn't get the scuffs/scratches out - and I use various polishing compounds


Me and this guy have been tied to the hip for years now

I will say; however, that for me - the other guys have (from a percentage standpoint) been significantly worse. And lately it's been in the inside of the case which is infuriating. It's one thing to be able to fix the incoming raw material inspection incompetence from these 2 companies when it's on the outside; but it's totally another case when the scuffs are in the inside.


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