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From the FAQ page - the link I provided.




Thank you. I have one last question. If I have fast pass on the grading, do I have to also pay fast pass on the pressing as well?

So if I have a modern book, and I'm a bronze member, I pay $16 for grading, $9 for fast pass, $12 for pressing, and ANOTHER $6 for fast pass on the pressing? So $41 for a modern book from start to finish?


Actually, no. You can add Fast Pass to the pressing or the grading only. Just make sure you write those instructions on the order clearly.


But then that makes fast pass basically not as valuable as it should be. Have you ever heard the saying, "Hurry up and wait?"

I would be paying extra to get my book moved up in line to get pressed, only to have to wait forever for it to get graded and slabbed, or wait forever for it to get pressed and moved to the front of the line to get graded.


It's just an option for those who want to use it. I agree with you, if you're in enough of a hurry to want fast pass on one, I'd think you'd want it on the other. But that's just me.


I called customer service today to ask questions about a few things and brought this up, and they said you can get fast pass grading and fast pass pressing on the same book. You guys might want to coordinate things, they gave a different answer than you did.
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
@Lewdog Yes, you can. I never said otherwise. You can also get it on one without getting it on the other, which was what I said as I thought that was the question.

Looking back, I realize the question was about the fee. There is a separate fee for fast pass on pressing and grading.
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Collector Lewdog private msg quote post Address this user
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Actually, no. You can add Fast Pass to the pressing or the grading only. Just make sure you write those instructions on the order clearly.


I'm so confused. This is what you said:

"Actually, no. You can add Fast Pass to the pressing or the grading only. Just make sure you write those instructions on the order clearly."

You said, "to the pressing 'or' the grading only. That's where I got the part where you said fast pass could only be put on one or the other.
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, I wasn't very clear and misunderstood what the actual question was.
You have the correct answer now, though.
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Collector Buzbe private msg quote post Address this user
Steve when are you guys going to get a Flash pay, cause fast pay seem to be kind double dipping on the price, because if most people are like me they would like to have the option to have a mode that does not charge me twice to get a book through fast, but i would not mind if it was a little more expensive than the fast pass but not double. hummm or is that just ask a living dinosaur for a tooth?
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Collector GDa private msg quote post Address this user
Any update when they will be adding pressing to the checkout?

Have a few books I want to get pressed and slabbed waiting for the checkout to finally get sorted.
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Collector jlinares001 private msg quote post Address this user
I'm waiting for the same thing GDa... seems like a simple thing to add to the Web form, so I'm not sure what's holding it up.
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Collector rejaak private msg quote post Address this user
I'm also on hold for a submission. I have 4 books that need pressing and grading.
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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
You might be waiting a while.
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Collector Venomade private msg quote post Address this user
Average wait time when getting books pressed and graded is 5-6 months? Just trying to set expectations.
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Collector Pocketrevoltech private msg quote post Address this user
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Average wait time when getting books pressed and graded is 5-6 months? Just trying to set expectations.


That sounds about right, I submitted books to be pressed at Baltimore Comic-Con (around Sept 22nd). Received notification that they moved from pressing to grading on 2/16 and were shipped out on 2/21.

I expected them to take longer in grading but definitely not complaining.
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Collector Lewdog private msg quote post Address this user
Damn It I wish your company would get their crap together. I put on my order I wanted pressing with fast pass on it. They charged me for FAST PRESSING INSTEAD on TWO BOOKS! So instead of $36 I got charged $100! If there were boxes to check instead of writing it on the form this would have never happened! This is screwed up!
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Collector Lewdog private msg quote post Address this user
I still say CBCS should get pressing on their form ASAP, but my issue is also partly my fault for not reading the chart correctly. When using my 2-day modern credit that comes with a Bronze membership, it puts pressing in a different bracket as regular modern submissions. Instead of $12 for pressing it becomes $35. I'm not sure why... if it doesn't actually speed up the pressing turn around, but it does. Then it is $15 more to do a fast pass on the pressing, which again I don't get.

Can I get some clarification on why it is $50 for fast pass pressing on a 2-day modern submission over $18 on a regular modern submission if the pressing time is the same on both?
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Turnaround on Modern is currently about 15 weeks.
Turnaround on 2-Day Modern is currently about 2 weeks.
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Collector Lewdog private msg quote post Address this user
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Turnaround on Modern is currently about 15 weeks.
Turnaround on 2-Day Modern is currently about 2 weeks.


If I had paid another $15 for fast pass on the 2-Day Modern pressing what would the pressing time had been?
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
Fast Pass cuts the turnaround in half.
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Collector rejaak private msg quote post Address this user
i sent in 6 books to be graded. 3 of them to be pressed. the invoice was split in 2, the pressed and graded books being on one and the graded only on the other. since this happened i owe another $19 because it looks like i'll get 2 separate shipments. this isn't how i figured my sub at all. i just hope that the pressed books will be graded too, not just pressed.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@rejaak Unfortunately due to the increased turnaround time that pressing adds, splitting pressed and non-pressed books has been the policy for most of the time that CBCS has done pressing. There shouldn’t be any worry about both orders being pressed but it was just too much of a logistical issue for them to have the unpressed part of an order waiting for two or threee months for the other books to be pressed and graded.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Ok...I'm sure this has been covered before but I can't find it.

Just wondering how much pressing is per book?

And it looks like I just write it in on the forms I submit with my books since it isn't on the web form??

Never mind -just found it
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CBCS Jake_Fleming private msg quote post Address this user
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Ok...I'm sure this has been covered before but I can't find it.

Just wondering how much pressing is per book?

And it looks like I just write it in on the forms I submit with my books since it isn't on the web form??

Never mind -just found it






Until our guys building the site get the system to where you can select "Pressing"... Yes you do do have to hand write it on the form.

Keep in mind that the books being pressed have to be placed on their own individual invoices.
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Collector JustABitEvil private msg quote post Address this user
Per a customer service email my order received from RICC on 11-17-17 is in pressing, that's 17 weeks into a 24 week estimated TAT. I think they'll meet or beat it, any bets?
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Collector LemonMonster private msg quote post Address this user
I have a question for pressing a book. Are books that are signed and are foil cover be able to press?
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
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I have a question for pressing a book. Are books that are signed and are foil cover be able to press?


Yes and yes in most cases, sigs and foil is not a problem. If there is a doubt or concern, the book would be rejected in pressing at no charge to you.
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Collector felixrunners private msg quote post Address this user
Well, I had an issue with a pressing....I submitted a book for press/grade...I felt it was a strong candidate for a 9.8, it came back 9.6 with a grader's note of... bend left back cover. I thought that was what pressing should have fixed....

This was my first try at pressing comics and all the rest came out exactly what I expected....so just curious if I'm missing something.

Thanks
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
@felixrunners Pressing doesn't always fix everything. Some things are more stubborn than others.
It very well could be that there was originally a hard crease and after pressing, it can still be seen. In which case, could logically be called a "bend" in the grader's notes.
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Collector CaptainCanuck private msg quote post Address this user
@SteveRicketts

Is the service just a single press of the book or does the book get pressed again (and perhaps again), if needed before handing it off to be graded?
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CBCS Pressing SteveRicketts private msg quote post Address this user
@CaptainCanuck It's multiple presses if needed.
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Collector Venomade private msg quote post Address this user
Is “pressing” a status after processing or does the status go straight to “grading”?
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Collector teacha777 private msg quote post Address this user
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Is “pressing” a status after processing or does the status go straight to “grading”?


straight to grading
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Collector JustABitEvil private msg quote post Address this user
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Per a customer service email my order received from RICC on 11-17-17 is in pressing, that's 17 weeks into a 24 week estimated TAT. I think they'll meet or beat it, any bets?


Coming up to week 22... Don't cost me a case of beer guys! 💰🍺
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