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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
Interesting...You will see what I mean when you click the link:

CBCS Comic Pricing Page
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I don't want to brag, but cashiers are always checking me out. power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
only thing I noticed is new comics are $22 min vs $20
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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
Weird. It almost looks broken. The TAT on that page and the actual TAT page already disagree for vintage books, so it's good to see they've kept some of the old magic.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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only thing I noticed is new comics are $22 min vs $20
Priority service on tiers. Now if the can actually update the online form. It does not have priority and Now it’s missing express, but at least it has Express press now
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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Weird. It almost looks broken. The TAT on that page and the actual TAT page already disagree for vintage books, so it's good to see they've kept some of the old magic.

lol..
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
So no more Express Plus and Express Plus Plus and Express Plus Plus Plus?
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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 suspect the they are working on revised layout also to include magazines. Just a suspicion.
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no problem adding new services but can't grade my 3 book submission from Jan 2022? Yawn
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no problem adding new services but can't grade my 3 book submission from Jan 2022? Yawn


Totally agree. How about it? Amazing how they RUSH with URGENCY to create ways to collect more money, but NO rush on those books. Sooooooooo done. Done.
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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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no problem adding new services but can't grade my 3 book submission from Jan 2022? Yawn


Totally agree. How about it? Amazing how they RUSH with URGENCY to create ways to collect more money, but NO rush on those books. Sooooooooo done. Done.
@KMiracleman - they certainly have NOT rushed with Magazines. CBCS has delayed actual release of mags for over a year in no small part because of their backlog. The had the encasements in 2021 but kept putting off and still haven’t officially opened the doors to mass mag submissions.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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no problem adding new services but can't grade my 3 book submission from Jan 2022? Yawn


Totally agree. How about it? Amazing how they RUSH with URGENCY to create ways to collect more money, but NO rush on those books. Sooooooooo done. Done.
@KMiracleman - they certainly have NOT rushed with Magazines. CBCS has delayed actual release of mags for over a year in no small part because of their backlog. The had the encasements in 2021 but kept putting off and still haven’t officially opened the doors to mass mag submissions.

It's not like the programmers working on the web site are the same people who are grading and encapsulating books.

It's not as if someone at CBCS decreed, "Hey, you guys in Web Site Development! You guys sit on your asses until Grading and Encapsulation get Joe Q. Public's books out the door!"
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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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no problem adding new services but can't grade my 3 book submission from Jan 2022? Yawn


Totally agree. How about it? Amazing how they RUSH with URGENCY to create ways to collect more money, but NO rush on those books. Sooooooooo done. Done.
@KMiracleman - they certainly have NOT rushed with Magazines. CBCS has delayed actual release of mags for over a year in no small part because of their backlog. The had the encasements in 2021 but kept putting off and still haven’t officially opened the doors to mass mag submissions.

It's not like the programmers working on the web site are the same people who are grading and encapsulating books.

It's not as if someone at CBCS decreed, "Hey, you guys in Web Site Development! You guys sit on your asses until Grading and Encapsulation get Joe Q. Public's books out the door!"


Probably along the lines of we’ll deal with the web update when we are ready to open the mag gates.

Lest we forget, the did actually have mag pricing on the site last year.

But again, i am speculating on the change being part of implementing mags.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I can't remember what the old pricing was!!!

edit - oh I see - Modern up by $2 per book

side note - my CFP books from July 2022 are pressed and now off to the other guys - since CFP no longer sends to CBCS
maybe they (CBCS) should...oh say...take care of other issues first??
I think CFP will be my route going forward since there is a massive price difference - which means CGC - would likely come back to CBCS but they seem to have broken relationships within the industry, not just with customers

Although I have 1 book to get Steranko to sign this June - will use whatever service is at the convention (usually CBCS)
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I'm pretty sure Vintage pressing used to be $40, now if the book is valued less than $1000 pressing is only $25, that's almost half the old price!
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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
Looks like Raw Grading is back. Plus up at the top of the online submission, there are now drop downs for level of service and such. Cool. Now, to see if I was right, just waiting for the mags to reappear on the pricing page and/or to make appearance in the online submission.
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
Saw this earlier...




Wonder if their SM Mgrs are up to date.
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
Well, there is a bit more than than just the revised pricing. One of the sales execs at CBCS is contacting those with dealer accounts and setting up appointments to go over "Partnership agreements" Setting up 30 minute appointments via Microsoft Teams. Which I've never used. I'm old school and have a (fairly fast) desktop but no microphone or camera. So I may see if logging in via Chromebook is a problem. Or maybe we'll just instant message - I type fairly fast.

I will obviously know more after my meeting tomorrow - and I don't want to guess at what might be the discussion or new dealer pricing. What was stated indicates that pricing this year for dealers MIGHT be something like what we have now - but in the future dealer discount will vary with volume sent to CBCS.

The volume thing I'm inclined to just shrug. When CBCS offered superior value compared to CGC I had a lot of clients want to send them books. Now that CBCS is either slower or more expensive or both, a lot less of my clients want to send books to CBCS. Unwitnessed signatures go here for sure. So my feeling is how many of my clients books CBCS gets depends far more on CBCS than me. Just sayin....

@KatKomics
Kind of interesting Joey isn't sending books to CBCS. f he's had a bunch of issues with CBCS it seems like the more client friendly approach would be to say "if you want your books sent to CBCS it will have to be under your own account. Do the submission paperwork and send it to me to submit with your books"

The effect is the same. The person that submits the books is the one that can and will be dealing with any problems. And meanwhile you are not pressuring someone to use CGC nor increasing their shipping costs by shipping the books back to them. I'm pretty sure this is what Mike at Hero Restoration does now, though it is not on their website.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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Well, there is a bit more than than just the revised pricing. One of the sales execs at CBCS is contacting those with dealer accounts and setting up appointments to go over "Partnership agreements" Setting up 30 minute appointments via Microsoft Teams. Which I've never used. I'm old school and have a (fairly fast) desktop but no microphone or camera. So I may see if logging in via Chromebook is a problem. Or maybe we'll just instant message - I type fairly fast.

I received an email as well. I have no intention of setting up a meeting. CBCS can either keep my account or they can close it. I'm not jumping through any hoops.
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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Well, there is a bit more than than just the revised pricing. One of the sales execs at CBCS is contacting those with dealer accounts and setting up appointments to go over "Partnership agreements" Setting up 30 minute appointments via Microsoft Teams. Which I've never used. I'm old school and have a (fairly fast) desktop but no microphone or camera. So I may see if logging in via Chromebook is a problem. Or maybe we'll just instant message - I type fairly fast.

I received an email as well. I have no intention of setting up a meeting. CBCS can either keep my account or they can close it. I'm not jumping through any hoops.


I thought about the very thing you say above. But curiosity has the better of me. It will also give me an opportunity to make some suggestions to an executive in the company.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm pretty sure Vintage pressing used to be $40, now if the book is valued less than $1000 pressing is only $25, that's almost half the old price!


wow! hadn't noticed that - getting to be more competitive pricing with Joe!

@IronMan 100% I would have been ok to send in with my own account - but it is what it is.

My first order (other than for signature events) with the other guys since I think 2016? is on it's way having first gone to Joe

With pressing prices down I might relook at CBCS - lets see how this other order goes!
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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Well, there is a bit more than than just the revised pricing. One of the sales execs at CBCS is contacting those with dealer accounts and setting up appointments to go over "Partnership agreements" Setting up 30 minute appointments via Microsoft Teams. Which I've never used. I'm old school and have a (fairly fast) desktop but no microphone or camera. So I may see if logging in via Chromebook is a problem. Or maybe we'll just instant message - I type fairly fast.

I received an email as well. I have no intention of setting up a meeting. CBCS can either keep my account or they can close it. I'm not jumping through any hoops.


I thought about the very thing you say above. But curiosity has the better of me. It will also give me an opportunity to make some suggestions to an executive in the company.

I understand, but after all the ups and downs, the this and thats, the backlog and wait times, now is not the time to be yanking on my dealer account chain.
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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Well, there is a bit more than than just the revised pricing.

They've said announcements about memberships are coming soon.

Based on that, I'd hold off on sending anything because the transitions I've experienced with them have basically sucked. Granted all I have for them is sig-verification, but I'm waiting.
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
Feel a bit bad for their SMM. Every time they post, things backfire.




I probably shouldn't add fuel to the fire after one has vented, but...
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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Well, there is a bit more than than just the revised pricing. One of the sales execs at CBCS is contacting those with dealer accounts and setting up appointments to go over "Partnership agreements" Setting up 30 minute appointments via Microsoft Teams. Which I've never used. I'm old school and have a (fairly fast) desktop but no microphone or camera. So I may see if logging in via Chromebook is a problem. Or maybe we'll just instant message - I type fairly fast.

I received an email as well. I have no intention of setting up a meeting. CBCS can either keep my account or they can close it. I'm not jumping through any hoops.


I thought about the very thing you say above. But curiosity has the better of me. It will also give me an opportunity to make some suggestions to an executive in the company.

I understand, but after all the ups and downs, the this and thats, the backlog and wait times, now is not the time to be yanking on my dealer account chain.


The meeting (Microsoft teams) meeting went well with Aaron Bevers. Nice guy, they are aware of problems and working to fix. Spent maybe 20 minutes in the meeting.

The tiered dealer discounts have - at least to me - very reasonable numbers as far as thresholds go. Aaron even offered to check on problem submissions. So worth a visit just for that if you have any submissions stuck or other specific problems.

There will be a more formal, written dealer agreement sent later for an e-signature. Screen shots were posted and I didn't see anything of concern. But will look over closely when it arrives. Unlike CGC, I saw nothing about charging for a dealer account. Just a (pretty low) minimum submissions a year.

Perhaps signing something might not be to some people's liking, IDK. I don't foresee my having a problem with it. In fact, my dealer account set ups have been remarkably informal in the past. I've been an Overstreet Advisor for long time and when CGC opened they set the advisors up with dealer accounts and even sent some free grading coupons. Ahhh - to be courted again And before CBCS even formally opened I got a call asking if I wanted a dealer account.

So anyway, I'm ok with signing an agreement. Rather sign an agreement than write a check for a couple of hundred bucks..... Just sayin.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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Feel a bit bad for their SMM. Every time they post, things backfire.




I probably shouldn't add fuel to the fire after one has vented, but...


Backfire and someone being an ass are two different things.
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would be nice to have a snugger fit. Sigur_Ros private msg quote post Address this user
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Feel a bit bad for their SMM. Every time they post, things backfire.




I probably shouldn't add fuel to the fire after one has vented, but...


Backfire and someone being an ass are two different things.

Have you read the comments ?
If you had, you'd agree.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
know what would be nice... if they could use my personal FedEx account

I don't know if it would help or not but every return I get I have to either call or send an e-mail to avoid or reverse charges to my account for import brokerage even though these are repair and return items so no brokerage or duties apply.
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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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know what would be nice... if they could use my personal FedEx account

I don't know if it would help or not but every return I get I have to either call or send an e-mail to avoid or reverse charges to my account for import brokerage even though these are repair and return items so no brokerage or duties apply.


They can. Go to your profile and add uour fedex acct info. Then when you create a submission, choose your acct as return shipping option.
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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know what would be nice... if they could use my personal FedEx account

I don't know if it would help or not but every return I get I have to either call or send an e-mail to avoid or reverse charges to my account for import brokerage even though these are repair and return items so no brokerage or duties apply.


They can. Go to your profile and add uour fedex acct info. Then when you create a submission, choose your acct as return shipping option.




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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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know what would be nice... if they could use my personal FedEx account

I don't know if it would help or not but every return I get I have to either call or send an e-mail to avoid or reverse charges to my account for import brokerage even though these are repair and return items so no brokerage or duties apply.


They can. Go to your profile and add uour fedex acct info. Then when you create a submission, choose your acct as return shipping option.


I'll have to try - I think my last returns were from when the CBCS Canada was still operational - now that it's over I'll try this!!

Thanks!!!
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