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@esaravo Thanks for the reply!! Glad to hear those are on the outside case.

Personally, I'm a big advocate of "buy the book, not the grade". I've had CGC slabs in my collection, but I've never submitted to them. I've never had any from "the other guy", but I'm not totally against buying one. It would weigh HEAVILY on the comic, the price and how willing I was to gamble on it. I have yet to be willing to gamble, but that day may come.
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I live in RI and Rhode Islanders eat chili with beans. esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@Jesse_O - I absolutely agree, buy the book that looks good to you, regardless of the number on the slab. I have purchased lower graded books for about the same price as other books a half or whole grade higher because they looked better to me.
I have also never submitted books to any company other than CBCS. In fact, I have 30 books with them right now.
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I bought a meat grinder on amazon for $60 and it's changed my life. kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
It's quick and painless grading books with CGC actually
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It's quick and painless grading books with CGC actually


As long as you are a member and are willing to risk newton rings and getting a slab with scratches or no inner tray, sure.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
You also have to worry about broken slabs from CGC because their packaging jobs are moldy ass.
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I showed my wife and she was so happy for me she started to cry. Batman66 private msg quote post Address this user
Moldy ass
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Moldy ass


Half assed??? Work place injury
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Collector Frontier2Xterra private msg quote post Address this user
I’m now forever using moldy ass instead of half assed.

But he’s right. I’ve gotten cracked slabs in a couple of my packages now.
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I’ve got two boxes on their way & 2 more in the final stages of grading. I have yet to receive cracked slabs from CGC, but I’m now worried. 😯
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user

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I bought a meat grinder on amazon for $60 and it's changed my life. kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
1st damian wayne congrats
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@Jesse_O There's a "9.0" copy of ASM 129 fresh from Oregon at my LCS. Its a consignment book, and he's asking CBCS money for it, so I've managed to resist the temptation. I'm super tempted to buy it, crack it, and send it to Dallas; but I'm wary that its booby trapped. The cut on 129's isn't uniform throughout the printing, and books that move through Oregon have been known to get a haircut. Thoughts?
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
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1st damian wayne congrats


Thank you!
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@BabaLament I'd trust your gut. My major hang up is that they do not check for restoration. I suspect that your LCS knows the market and doesn't expect that he will get his asking price. If it was a comic I REALLY wanted, I'd inspect it as close as possible. If I could see the slightest color touch, I'd point it out. If I thought it was trimmed, I'd point it out. If I was still interested, I'd figure, in my head, the max I was willing to risk. Then I'd take a third off of that and make that my starting offer. But I'd stick to my max no matter what!! If you can't reach an agreement, I'd leave. If it sits there for a month, I'd go back and start over at an even lower price. But I love to haggle in person!!! If you take my advice, make sure to point out ANY and ALL flaws, even if they are obvious.
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@BabaLament I'd trust your gut. My major hang up is that they do not check for restoration. I suspect that your LCS knows the market and doesn't expect that he will get his asking price. If it was a comic I REALLY wanted, I'd inspect it as close as possible. If I could see the slightest color touch, I'd point it out. If I thought it was trimmed, I'd point it out. If I was still interested, I'd figure, in my head, the max I was willing to risk. Then I'd take a third off of that and make that my starting offer. But I'd stick to my max no matter what!! If you can't reach an agreement, I'd leave. If it sits there for a month, I'd go back and start over at an even lower price. But I love to haggle in person!!! If you take my advice, make sure to point out ANY and ALL flaws, even if they are obvious.





this.


For that kind of cash, I have 2 mindsets

1. Get it for cheap. If I get something for cheap (being the relative term) then I'm willing to take the gamble/hit, but also the reward if successful is all the sweeter.

OR

2. Pay the bucks and get the guarantee. If it's a halo book, it's worth the slabbed investment
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I bought a meat grinder on amazon for $60 and it's changed my life. kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user




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@kaptainmyke I don't know what you are trying to prove, but CGC has their issues right now. If you doubt me, just check out this thread on their forum. I'm not saying that every slab from CGC is going to have newton rings or some other problem. But these issues are happening now over there. IMO, the faster TATs come at a risk. Here is a post from last night on that thread.


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I bought a meat grinder on amazon for $60 and it's changed my life. kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I just got those slabs. Not proving anything. ???
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I bought a meat grinder on amazon for $60 and it's changed my life. kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I had to double check but yeah, this is the "New to your Collection #3" thread soooo.....
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@Jesse_O wow!! I've only sent to cgc through witnesses or a local shop using their membership and not o
in the last 4 yrs?? Was unaware of the inner well issue...great no rings but the books shifting around and just generally looking like crap in the holder!!! yikes!!!
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I just got those slabs. Not proving anything. ???


In that case, great comics!!!

It was just the timing of your post that threw me off. I'm sure it was coincidental, but I think you can see what I'm saying. For the last day we have been talking about numerous issues with CGC. I just took your post in that context.
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@KatKomics Actually, in that post, he says that 25 out of 25 had newton rings to some extent. And yeah, the shifted comics do look terrible. This is one of the ones that started that thread.





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@kaptainmyke you DO make a valid point. This is not thread to discuss these issues. I'll be reposting the pics on the Newton Ring thread.
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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
@DJC_II @Jesse_O You both make valid points. Maybe I'll head up on my next day off & see if its still there.
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@Jesse_O There's a "9.0" copy of ASM 129 fresh from Oregon at my LCS. Its a consignment book, and he's asking CBCS money for it, so I've managed to resist the temptation. I'm super tempted to buy it, crack it, and send it to Dallas; but I'm wary that its booby trapped. The cut on 129's isn't uniform throughout the printing, and books that move through Oregon have been known to get a haircut. Thoughts?


Is “fresh from Oregon“ code for the slabs that shall not be named?
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@00slim Yeah, technically, there is no rule about mentioning PGX (there is a rule against posting pictures), but I always feel like I'm swearing when I post those three letters!!!!
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@Jesse_O I was just making sure I was picking up what you were laying down.

Just be conservative with your offer & you’ll be good.

The fact it’s a consignment might complicate matters. A lot of the time, the retailer’s hands are tied when it comes to negotiation. The owner usually tells them a max percentage they’re willing take off. From my experience it’s been around 10% on average.

But see what happens!
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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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..their packaging jobs are moldy ass.


HAHAHAHA!!!!! Hilarious!!!!
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
I would forget that PGX even exists, but so many people hate them that their name always surfaces and reminds me they exist.
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