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Collector teacha777 private msg quote post Address this user
My art slabs are finally completed from a received date of 8/15-11/7...3 weeks 3 months who's counting.
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Collector Soulz private msg quote post Address this user
My real problem is don’t tell customers hay we know we are behind tell them end of one month then tell them the next in email and not do as promised
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Collector IcantfindwhatIwant private msg quote post Address this user
@Soulz


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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by imcnok
looks like my comic book got a tracking number and is on the way back to me.


its a HULK #2 and it got a restored 6.5 grade.


anyone know the current value>? i cant seem to find a similar graded copy online.


Page torn out of the GPA


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Collector Mountie73 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Bronte
For what it's worth, the progression of the books is not always emailed to you. I had two books to be pressed then graded. I just received the emails saying both books will be going into grading now. No other comments were given prior. In addition, the invoice still says I owe money.

#Bronte, I had this happen. When they say you owe more money, don't get mad, get happy. I had submitted a Giant Size X-Men #1 and valued it at under $2000 for grading purposes. Invoice says I owe $50 bucks. I called, a little pissed off, and the guy says it pre graded at 9.4! I was no longer angry and it turns out it came back 9.6! If they say you owe more...it can be a very good thing.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
The invoice now reflects invoice is paid in full and has moved to labels.

In regards to increase in price due to book value increase. That has occurred to me on last shipment. However, now I am trying to figure out if it worth it to have it pressed.
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Collector TheComicDoJo private msg quote post Address this user
Hey! It’s been awhile, hope everyone is doing well. I currently have two orders with CBCS.
Received date: 8/3 = Received
Received date 9/4 = Received

Really hoping my 8/3 will complete soon! Has anyone noticed TATs improving?
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Honestly, I can live with the looooong TATs, if stuff is done without skimping on quality then that's great - it's what we're paying for.

But.... the complete lack of updates to our dashboards over a stint of 5+ months is RIDICULOUS.

Order dropped off: June 17, marked received July 15, crickets ever since.

I get it. It takes time to hire and train graders. Makes sense.

But for the love of God hire some IT maybe to get the tracking and updating worked out??? There are even IT consulting firms that rent them out to you!!!

/endrant
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@Terry88 same boat - June 3rd and no updates...
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
where do you see the Received date?
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Submitted: June 4
Received: June 20
Labels: Oct 1
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
In my case. I use the circled as the recieved date. I typically refer to my recieved date as the day it arrives at my house.

But you can see my order was entered may 1st. Keep in mind this includes pressing on both books.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@Bronte I always hate the 'insured' value. How do we determine it??
I too have a Batman 232 - I spent less than $80 on it but like 15-20 years ago and other than a date in pen on the back cover it is 9.???. Now the date shouldn't affect the grade as even in 9.9 "small, inconspicuous dates/initials allowed" and what could be less inconspicuous than on the back!?
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@KatKomics

You know. That was one of the first questions I asked when I signed up on the board. Out of the responses stated, you should put whatever is closest to guide or real value. (I cant grade for crap so I just arbitrarily insert numbers and hope the comic book insurance covers whatever fed ex doesn't.)

As for your 232, we can compare grades after you get yours done. I bought a PGX book before knowing it was a useless grade. It was an 8.5

You know what's funny is how much the hulk 181 went up in value since i submitted it. If it scores 2.0 or above. The book went up quite a few hundred sitting in their vault.... =)
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Collector bucci117 private msg quote post Address this user
My buddy just got his book back from Orlando MegaCon. I submitted next day so hopefully mine is in the works. Never received any emails on status
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Collector Darthreggie private msg quote post Address this user
I submitted a standard submission on Sat at megacon. It was just shipped out.
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Collector Paint_Monk private msg quote post Address this user
Order dropped off at a convention on June 24, marked received July 13, nothing since.

I hope they are at least catching up. A little discouraged at this point and considering giving CGC a shot on another book to see if they're any faster.
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Collector mrelowe private msg quote post Address this user
Ok, So I asked this in the CBCS Pressing thread, but I haven't got an answer. Does anyone know if pressing is behind?

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Originally Posted by mrelowe
@SteveRicketts Quick Question about timelines and turn around times. I thought that I remember someone from CBCS stating that the backlog was in the encapsulation process. In the TAT thread, someone recently posted that pressing is behind by 3 months?

My submission date of 6/11 has been in pressing the entire time. When should I expect to see it begin to process through the next stages?

BTW, I am not complaining about the TAT. There is a reason that you guys have my books and not the other guys.
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Collector Mountie73 private msg quote post Address this user
I had a Giant Size X-Men sent off for pressing and have already received it back. I was never able to get hold of anyone to express my concerns since the grading notes have a lot creases that pressing should have fixed. It came back as a 7.0. Seems like pressing should have fixed those flaws. It never showed out for pressing, I didn't even know it had been complete until FedEx email for delivery was sent.

Notes:
Signature verified by BAS
small creases top & bottom left corners back cover & left edge back cover does not break color
tiny chip top right corner front cover
spine stress & wear most breaks color
creases bottom right corner front cover does not break color
light surface wear front & back cover breaks color
very tiny tear left edge back cover
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Collector JustABitEvil private msg quote post Address this user
Order for 2 moderns with fast pass and fast press given a 12 week TAT. Shipped today, thats 12 weeks plus one day, good work guys.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Mountie73
I had a Giant Size X-Men sent off for pressing and have already received it back. I was never able to get hold of anyone to express my concerns since the grading notes have a lot creases that pressing should have fixed. It came back as a 7.0. Seems like pressing should have fixed those flaws. It never showed out for pressing, I didn't even know it had been complete until FedEx email for delivery was sent.


I don't know anything about your particular book, but two things I've seen pressers say in other cases:

1) pressing isn't magic

2) Giant X-Men (and similar books) are tough to press because of the binding and interior staples
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Collector Mountie73 private msg quote post Address this user
I wasn't upset with it. That was the 2nd Giant Size X-Men I had graded. They were both bought in the early 80's for $30 and $75. One graded for 7.0 and the other a 9.6. No complaints.
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Collector Kalistyles private msg quote post Address this user
That's crazy that in the early 80s that book sold for $75. Seems high for that time. Still a good investment and I wish I had one.
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Collector Mountie73 private msg quote post Address this user
#kalistyles Yeah, it was a little much to pay, but it sold for $4450 soooooooo………not complaining.
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Collector imcnok private msg quote post Address this user
so i got my first cbcs submission back today. i did the quickstream and it took about 20 days from when it left my house until when it arrived back home.

decent enough turnaround time.

the holder is quite nice.

kinda of strict grading i think.



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Collector Mountie73 private msg quote post Address this user
#imcnok
Wow! That is awesome!
I do agree with you. I would say CBCS grades harder than any of the others, but really that's what you want. If you just wanted a high grade you would have sent it to PGX. You didn't want that, you wanted an honest grade.
Even at a 6.5 I would be happy.
If my X-Men #1 comes back above a 2.5, I'm gonna be ecstatic.
Awesome TAT BTW.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
you dont want tough grading...you want consistent and strict adhearance to the grade table.
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Collector imcnok private msg quote post Address this user
here is a scan of another 6.5 hulk to compare...seems mine might look nicer no?



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Collector mrelowe private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustABitEvil
Order for 2 moderns with fast pass and fast press given a 12 week TAT. Shipped today, thats 12 weeks plus one day, good work guys.


That is awesome to hear.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrelowe
Ok, So I asked this in the CBCS Pressing thread, but I haven't got an answer. Does anyone know if pressing is behind?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrelowe
@SteveRicketts Quick Question about timelines and turn around times. I thought that I remember someone from CBCS stating that the backlog was in the encapsulation process. In the TAT thread, someone recently posted that pressing is behind by 3 months?

My submission date of 6/11 has been in pressing the entire time. When should I expect to see it begin to process through the next stages?

BTW, I am not complaining about the TAT. There is a reason that you guys have my books and not the other guys.


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Originally Posted by motar00
It's official! Orlando Megacon-> 2 standard witnessed signed books submitted on 5/26 and received by CBCS on 5/31. No Fast Pass or Pressing. Shipped today with FedEx number verified and my grades are showing on my Dashboard!

For everyone still waiting, there is a light at the end of the tunnel... patience, that's all I can advise, your orders are working.


Seems that the answer is that they are not 3 months behind. I think I just did not pay enough (Fast Press) to get mine moving. On the TAT calculator it is saying that standard is 4-6 weeks behind but all others are on time. Since my June 11 submission was quoted a 24 week TAT and that would mean 28-30 weeks now.

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Originally Posted by GAC
Submitted: June 4
Received: June 20
Labels: Oct 1


So January is my new expectation with movement in pressing/grading/labels/etc to begin a few weeks before. @SteveRicketts if I am incorrect in my reasoning, feel free to let me know.

This is not my last submission to CBCS. I have a few more that will be coming soon (waiting on bonuses and expendable cash). Even with the cluster that is slowly clearing, this is still the best product and so happy to be a part of their success. Customer for life, just confused.
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Collector Homer private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by imcnok
here is a scan of another 6.5 hulk to compare...seems mine might look nicer no?





No your book is not nicer, your book is restored, color touched - trimmed etc. Your comparing carrots to apples.
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