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Collector Karlhungus private msg quote post Address this user
Looks like my comics shipped! They are completed on the dashboard. About a week short of 8 months. Not sure about the $24 balance though as I never heard back from customer service.

I want to do a blind opening when I get them, so can anyone tell me if the tracking number will be on the dash? I don't want to poke around and reveal anything by accident. My emails from cbcs seem to be hit or miss.

Thanks!!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Karlhungus your tracking number will be emailed to you once the books have shipped (usually about a day after the order is Completed)
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@Karlhungus your tracking number will be emailed to you once the books have shipped (usually about a day after the order is Completed)


Thanks!
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Collector TechnoDjinn private msg quote post Address this user
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My emails from cbcs seem to be hit or miss.

Lucky you! I didn't even get any emails regarding my order's status changes.
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Collector FrankW private msg quote post Address this user
Yes! Progress!! My submission of Modern comics from the end of October has been moved into grading! Now I am hoping for some solid grades.
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Collector TechnoDjinn private msg quote post Address this user
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Yes! Progress!! My submission of Modern comics from the end of October has been moved into grading! Now I am hoping for some solid grades.

Does anyone know how long the grading step is supposed to take and what the next step is after labels? My dashboard says grading and the invoice says labels. Never received any emails regarding the movements.
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Collector markiemark0764 private msg quote post Address this user
@TechnoDjinn The grading takes a day or so and after labels will move to shipping. That has been the case with the books I have sent in.
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Collector mrelowe private msg quote post Address this user
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Does anyone know how long the grading step is supposed to take and what the next step is after labels? My dashboard says grading and the invoice says labels. Never received any emails regarding the movements.

When the books move to Labels, expect to get a shipping notification within a week, two at the most. If you are seeing Labels, you will soon be holding your books!
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Collector Karlhungus private msg quote post Address this user
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Yes! Progress!! My submission of Modern comics from the end of October has been moved into grading! Now I am hoping for some solid grades.

Does anyone know how long the grading step is supposed to take and what the next step is after labels? My dashboard says grading and the invoice says labels. Never received any emails regarding the movements.


My order was a mix of modern and expanded. My moderns went to labels. A week later, my expanded did, and a week after that they shipped. You probably have another week yet. Almost there!
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Yes! Progress!! My submission of Modern comics from the end of October has been moved into grading! Now I am hoping for some solid grades.

Does anyone know how long the grading step is supposed to take and what the next step is after labels? My dashboard says grading and the invoice says labels. Never received any emails regarding the movements.


My order was a mix of modern and expanded. My moderns went to labels. A week later, my expanded did, and a week after that they shipped. You probably have another week yet. Almost there!

Can't wait to get them back! Did your dashboard and invoice reflect labels or did your dashboard say grading and your invoice say labels? Which one is more accurate? Mine's a mixture of original art and moderns. My first ever submission to any grading company, hope I'm not going to be disappointed and hope that they label the original art correctly.
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Collector Karlhungus private msg quote post Address this user
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Yes! Progress!! My submission of Modern comics from the end of October has been moved into grading! Now I am hoping for some solid grades.

Does anyone know how long the grading step is supposed to take and what the next step is after labels? My dashboard says grading and the invoice says labels. Never received any emails regarding the movements.


My order was a mix of modern and expanded. My moderns went to labels. A week later, my expanded did, and a week after that they shipped. You probably have another week yet. Almost there!

Can't wait to get them back! Did your dashboard and invoice reflect labels or did your dashboard say grading and your invoice say labels? Which one is more accurate? Mine's a mixture of original art and moderns. My first ever submission to any grading company, hope I'm not going to be disappointed and hope that they label the original art correctly.


My order was weird because for awhile the expanded said billing and I owed $24 yet, but I never found out why.

I don't think my dashboard ever said labels. My moderns said grading in the dash while the invoice said labels for the first week, but my expanded still said received. Then the expanded switched to grading for a week-ish on both invoice/dash, followed by billing for 2 days. The following day they were in shipping.

Sorry I feel that paragraph is a long confusing mess...
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Collector billkruser5 private msg quote post Address this user
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Yes! Progress!! My submission of Modern comics from the end of October has been moved into grading! Now I am hoping for some solid grades.

That's awesome! My batch of books are October 20th so I have hope that mine will be any week now!
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Collector TechnoDjinn private msg quote post Address this user
Yay! Shipping, just waiting for the FedEx tracking number. From submission to shipping: 21 weeks. Can't wait to have the finished product in hand.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
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Yay! Shipping, just waiting for the FedEx tracking number. From submission to shipping: 21 weeks. Can't wait to have the finished product in hand.


Dang. By my calculations I am at 20 weeks and still sitting at submitted status.
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Collector TechnoDjinn private msg quote post Address this user
@Themaxx35 I'm sure yours will ship soon. Good luck.
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Collector Biorobot private msg quote post Address this user
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Yay! Shipping, just waiting for the FedEx tracking number. From submission to shipping: 21 weeks. Can't wait to have the finished product in hand.


Dang. By my calculations I am at 20 weeks and still sitting at submitted status.


My Oct 1st submission was sitting in submitted status last week. This week it has gone to grading on the dashboard and labels on my invoice. I am not positive which one is correct, but they move quickly when they do start moving.
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There is currently not a large backlog between grading to slab and slab to shipping. Once an order has been graded, they move along pretty smoothly.
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Collector Cade private msg quote post Address this user
Submitted three comics to the signature verification program Sept 9 2018 and were delivered Feb 2 2019 (24 weeks). Two came out at 9.8 and one a 9.6, seeing everyone else's TAT's, I am fairly content about my experience.

One negative I am pulling from my experience is that this order sat in "Processing" 90% of the time. I never saw anything outside of the processing or submitted note. But I have my comics sitting at home, and that's worth something in the long run.
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Collector cklamer private msg quote post Address this user
I had come on here and read a lot of the shipping for a modern signature series and everyone plus CBCS were saying 22 weeks. So I handed them my books on September 28th 2018 and told myself I will give them until March 1st before I ask anything. So I don't check the order very often but a few weeks ago I noticed it said grading on the invoice. So I figured well at least it's moving.

So as of last Friday it has changed to shipping. I must have missed the going to label note. So now I am waiting for a tracking number and by the time I get that it will be exactly 22 weeks to ship.
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Collector Karlhungus private msg quote post Address this user
I got my 1st order back about a week ago and today CBCS charged my credit card $60. Not sure why. There's nothing on my invoice about owing any money. Yay, now I get to try to call and get ahold of somebody...
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I got my 1st order back about a week ago and today CBCS charged my credit card $60. Not sure why. There's nothing on my invoice about owing any money. Yay, now I get to try to call and get ahold of somebody...

It's possible that your books came back "worth" more than what you had originally submitted under and bumped up in fees - a good problem to have!!

i.e. submitted as modern (less than $250) for $18 per book but they turned out to be 9.8's and worth more than $250 so became Consumer grade (up to $400...not sure what happens over $400!) and $34 per book.
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Collector Karlhungus private msg quote post Address this user
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I got my 1st order back about a week ago and today CBCS charged my credit card $60. Not sure why. There's nothing on my invoice about owing any money. Yay, now I get to try to call and get ahold of somebody...

It's possible that your books came back "worth" more than what you had originally submitted under and bumped up in fees - a good problem to have!!

i.e. submitted as modern (less than $250) for $18 per book but they turned out to be 9.8's and worth more than $250 so became Consumer grade (up to $400...not sure what happens over $400!) and $34 per book.


Shouldn't it say on the invoice though? And doesn't that have to be paid before the comics get sent out?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Order received November 5th has entered grading!
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
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Order received November 5th has entered grading!


Fast pass?
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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I got my 1st order back about a week ago and today CBCS charged my credit card $60. Not sure why. There's nothing on my invoice about owing any money. Yay, now I get to try to call and get ahold of somebody...

It's possible that your books came back "worth" more than what you had originally submitted under and bumped up in fees - a good problem to have!!

i.e. submitted as modern (less than $250) for $18 per book but they turned out to be 9.8's and worth more than $250 so became Consumer grade (up to $400...not sure what happens over $400!) and $34 per book.


Shouldn't it say on the invoice though? And doesn't that have to be paid before the comics get sent out?


The invoices are somewhere between terrible and not great. I've been using press screen, so I pay the screen fee but don't get charged for pressing unless/until they actually do it. But the invoice never says which books get pressed, and when I've gotten an order mailed back to me they include a print-out of the original invoice that only had the fee for screening.

To your second question, they won't ship you anything if you owe a balance. If you have a credit card on file they will just charge it though.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I have a fast press and fast pass order from Christmas that just hit grading. About 9 weeks.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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Order received November 5th has entered grading!


Fast pass?
nope

Though I still have an order received October 29th that hasn’t entered grading yet. Hopefully soon
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Collector Karlhungus private msg quote post Address this user
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The invoices are somewhere between terrible and not great. I've been using press screen, so I pay the screen fee but don't get charged for pressing unless/until they actually do it. But the invoice never says which books get pressed, and when I've gotten an order mailed back to me they include a print-out of the original invoice that only had the fee for screening.

To your second question, they won't ship you anything if you owe a balance. If you have a credit card on file they will just charge it though.


Yeah you were correct. I press screened my 2nd order from Sept. 3 and they were all pressed. That never crossed my mind! If I get these back in the next month or so, TAT should be improving as that would be 7 months instead of the 8 for my first order. Fingers crossed!
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Collector billkruser5 private msg quote post Address this user
My October 20th order just entered grading. 17th week. No Press. No Fast Pass.
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My October 20th order just entered grading. 17th week. No Press. No Fast Pass.


Man, what is going on with the Baltimore books? That convention was last week of September so they should be in the que as of October 2 or so.
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