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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
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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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Collector WalkinWillie private msg quote post Address this user
That Meguiar's PlastX is what I use for the really easy to remove scuffs. Great stuff.

Most of the time I use the NOVUS #2 Fine Scratch Remover then the Meguiar's product as the #2 will leave it slightly cloudy. I also use the NOVUS #3 Heavy Scratch Remover for really tough ones, then the #2, then Meguiar's.

I also have some micro-mesh sanding pads for ones that are too much to get out easily. Start coarse (1500 or 1800) and go through each one until the finest (12000). Then use the NOVUS and Meguiar's products.

If I can't remove the scratches with reasonable effort then to the re-holder pile they go.
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@power_struggle55 - have you clicked the “Print Invoice” hyperlink?


ok looking, what am I looking for?
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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 - Yes, when you click on your submission hyperlink, you will see a "Print Invoice" button on the right hand side. Click that as it is a hyperlink to your submission invoice and will typically bring up a more current status on your submission, like Pressing, Grading, Labels, HeatSeal, QC, Encasement, Imaging, Billing, Shipping, and Complete.
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@power_struggle55 - Yes, when you click on your submission hyperlink, you will see a "Print Invoice" button on the right hand side. Click that as it is a hyperlink to your submission invoice and will typically bring up a more current status on your submission, like Pressing, Grading, Labels, HeatSeal, QC, Encasement, Imaging, Billing, Shipping, and Complete.


yeah see nothing. just see title, insured for, total paid, only status I see is recieved, now Im thinking they lied to me about "its grading" like they didnt fully check
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
Signature Series is currently all we send to CGC. Here's the last four orders...

#1 Steve Englehart - 112 total days
#2 Gerhard - 122 total days
#3 Gerhard w/press - 179 total days
#4 Mark Waid - 145 total days so far, the order is just now at G/E/I
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That Meguiar's PlastX is what I use for the really easy to remove scuffs. Great stuff.

Most of the time I use the NOVUS #2 Fine Scratch Remover then the Meguiar's product as the #2 will leave it slightly cloudy. I also use the NOVUS #3 Heavy Scratch Remover for really tough ones, then the #2, then Meguiar's.

I also have some micro-mesh sanding pads for ones that are too much to get out easily. Start coarse (1500 or 1800) and go through each one until the finest (12000). Then use the NOVUS and Meguiar's products.

If I can't remove the scratches with reasonable effort then to the re-holder pile they go.



Sorta like car headlight refinishing.
Except the car headlight refinishing is after ... like 10 years; not immediately upon receipt.
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@power_struggle55 - Yes, when you click on your submission hyperlink, you will see a "Print Invoice" button on the right hand side. Click that as it is a hyperlink to your submission invoice and will typically bring up a more current status on your submission, like Pressing, Grading, Labels, HeatSeal, QC, Encasement, Imaging, Billing, Shipping, and Complete.


yeah see nothing. just see title, insured for, total paid, only status I see is recieved, now Im thinking they lied to me about "its grading" like they didnt fully check

@power_struggle55 - I get the sense that you may not be looking in the right spot. When you click the Print Invoice hyperlink button, a CBCS Invoice should pop up towards the top on the right hand side, just above the listing of comics and the total you should see a status. The example below is of one of my submissions from this month and it reflects that it is in Pressing room.









To get to the invoice above, again, you need to click the blue "Print Invoice" hyperlink button which you can see below on the right hand side directly above the payment information.



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Collector power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
no, was doing it right.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
May wantvto delete your address
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Collector power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
best i could do. but deleted it. spoke to jesse. he says if they say it is...it is. but im not sure.
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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 - Ok, so based on that you are correct in that they are acknowledging receipt. Your submission may be in the grading queue. On occasion, i have had submissions revert back to a previous status when moving through the process. You may want to hit that print invoice button every week or so to see status updates.

Cheers.
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Collector power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
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@power_struggle55 - Ok, so based on that you are correct in that they are acknowledging receipt. Your submission may be in the grading queue. On occasion, i have had submissions revert back to a previous status when moving through the process. You may want to hit that print invoice button every week or so to see status updates.

Cheers.


yeah nothing else to do but wait. hopefully its all true. jesse was very straight forward. so will leave him be. i still think once i get it graded and shipped back. will be worth all the headache
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
Modern Movement?!? Guess it's time to start the updates again.

Modern w/Press

Received: 1/12/22, Pressing: 1/12/22, Grading: 1/26/23
Received: 2/15/22, Pressing: 2/16/22
Received: 3/12/22, Pressing: 3/21/22
Received: 3/31/22, Pressing: 4/4/22

There has been ZERO notification or visibility as to when a book completes pressing and is placed back in the grading queue.
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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, Entered Production 1/26/23

7 Expanded tier w/ press screen entered grading 1/24/23, entered Production 1/26/23
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Collector WalkinWillie private msg quote post Address this user
CBCS just sent a third modern pre-screen order to Billing within a week's time. Not sure my credit card will accept this one just yet - we'll see. Wish they would complete these orders in the same time frame as their submittals - i.e. submittal dates are approximately six weeks apart so it would be nice if CBCS would bill and ship orders six weeks apart. Again, this was the last one submitted of the five orders left outstanding with CBCS. Submittal date was 6/14/2022.

This one had a reject rate of 36%, which if you read my previous post from this week, is still very high. Got a pretty big cache of rejects (my wife says, "Don't call them that - say they have challenges" as if they have feelings) that I will go through sooner than later to see which ones are pressing candidates economically speaking.

But at least I am down to 486 books from the all time high of 2,443 so that's something.
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
Modern w/Press

Received: 1/12/22, Pressing: 1/12/22, Grading: 1/26/23, Heat Seal: 1/27/23
Received: 2/15/22, Pressing: 2/16/22
Received: 3/12/22, Pressing: 3/21/22
Received: 3/31/22, Pressing: 4/4/22
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Collector Travis private msg quote post Address this user
2243 books you sent in to get graded what’s the grand total price tag you paid for that. Dose it cost anything for the rejects what are your pre screening 9.8 why so many books
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Collector WalkinWillie private msg quote post Address this user
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2243 books you sent in to get graded what’s the grand total price tag you paid for that. Dose it cost anything for the rejects what are your pre screening 9.8 why so many books


It was 17 orders from August 23, 2021 through June 18. 2022 - I'm a dealer so I submit to sell which is why there are so many books submitted. All of these are modern books. Haven't totaled up the cost yet of all of these invoices.

When my reject rate was 15% to 20%, there was no cost for rejects. However with these high reject rates, the cost is $4.00 per book.
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I blame the forum gremlins. figment private msg quote post Address this user
Modern & New (grade only)

Received: 5/24/22, Processing: 5/27/22, Grading: 1/24/23, Labels: 1/27/23
Received: 5/27/22, Processing: 6/1/22
Received: 6/15/22, Processing: 7/14/22
Received: 7/18/22, Processing: 7/20/22
Received: 8/16/22, Processing: 8/17/22
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