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Pleasant greetings to all.

I have 2 copies of Silver Surfer vol. 1 #14 that I want to send in. One of them is craptastic and I just want it graded and slabbed. The other one is more betterest and I want it pressed and graded and slabbed. How do I best ensure that these two books to not get mixed up? Do I just distinguish which is which with a sticky note?

Thanks!


If you are planning to send an order in at a later time I would save one for a different order, just to be safe. If that’s not the answer you want to hear, ai would write on the polybag/mylar something like “Press” and/or “do not press” on the respective book.




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@Ztlamhcs I am seeing the option disabled as well. I do know some options are disabled/different if you are using CBCS Canada. It is possible that Grade Screening might be disabled if you are using the CBCS Canada service.

I’ll have to see if I can get @KatKomics or one of the other Canadian members in here to see if they have some insight.


Ya, its disabled for submissions through the Canadian process. There is no explanation offered as to why some features are not available.


I’d imagine most have to do with the logistics involved. For example, the turnaround times will always be longer with the Canadian orders so it doesn’t make sense to offer expedited services that when there are still weeks of transit both ways.

Additionally, it doesn’t make a whole lot of business sense to offer grade screening meaning they may end up storing/transporting books for weeks only for them to fail the screen and not get a gig out of it.


I'm in Canada though. Turn around time for me would obviously be shorter. As far as it not making sense for them to offer grade screening, why is it offered the in US then?
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I had an order pretty much ready to go and it simply disappeared from my cart. Do those time out after a bit? Is there any way to save a developing order? Frustrating.
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@Silverado Carts are not saved to your account the way an ebay or Amazon cart is. The details are stored locally on your device, I’d imagine via a cookie. If your machine cleans them out via regular maintenance then your cart will be lost.
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I'm in Canada though. Turn around time for me would obviously be shorter. As far as it not making sense for them to offer grade screening, why is it offered the in US then?


I don’t understand what you’re not understanding. Turnaround times for orders places through the Canadian portal will always be longer because they wait until they’ve received a bulk of orders and transfer them en masse to Dallas, TX where the grading and encapsulation is being done. After which there is more waiting so that a mass of Canadian orders are shipped to the Canadian office who then has to ship the books out to the final customer. That’s a lot of extra work just for books to not meet the grade screen and not get an order out of the deal.

Why is it offered in the US? Aside from being their home territory there is no added time and transit in getting the books to and from the Canadian office before they even begin the standard queue.

You can certainly access the services for the USA if you submit through the USA portal and mail your books directly to CBCS and you will have them shipped back directly without the extra waiting. The catch of course is that you’re paying international shipping both ways which could end up getting quite expensive.
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@Silverado Carts are not saved to your account the way an ebay or Amazon cart is. The details are stored locally on your device, I’d imagine via a cookie. If your machine cleans them out via regular maintenance then your cart will be lost.


Well, that is a poopy but helpful discovery. I guess I need to scold my machine for being a jerk. After that, let's get CBCS to make the cart to save to your account. It would be nice to be able to create several orders at once and save them as such. For example, Order #1 "Pure Slabbers all 9.8s", Order #2: "All pressing books", Order #3 "Batch-0-Grade Screens".
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I'm in Canada though. Turn around time for me would obviously be shorter. As far as it not making sense for them to offer grade screening, why is it offered the in US then?


I don’t understand what you’re not understanding. Turnaround times for orders places through the Canadian portal will always be longer because they wait until they’ve received a bulk of orders and transfer them en masse to Dallas, TX where the grading and encapsulation is being done. After which there is more waiting so that a mass of Canadian orders are shipped to the Canadian office who then has to ship the books out to the final customer. That’s a lot of extra work just for books to not meet the grade screen and not get an order out of the deal.

Why is it offered in the US? Aside from being their home territory there is no added time and transit in getting the books to and from the Canadian office before they even begin the standard queue.

You can certainly access the services for the USA if you submit through the USA portal and mail your books directly to CBCS and you will have them shipped back directly without the extra waiting. The catch of course is that you’re paying international shipping both ways which could end up getting quite expensive.


This is an interesting idea. However, I think that they can get around this shipping-without-income problem by charging a reject fee. I read somewhere they they do that if too many of the books don't meet the set grade. That would more than accommodate shipping of raw books which are much easier to ship than slabbers. No matter though, I think I am going to try sending direct in the fall so I can take advantage of the screen option. Plus, it will be a neat experiment to compare costs, transit times etc.

And yes, Ztlamhcs the turnaround for Canadian customers is longer, especially recently. I only just received an order back that I sent in last October. It sat around for 3 months in "ShipToCanada". It can take another month or so on the front end for the books to get from Oakville to Dallas. Shipping direct from Canada though... I will have to wait awhile before I can afford that experiment.

Have a great day everyone!
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I'm in Canada though. Turn around time for me would obviously be shorter. As far as it not making sense for them to offer grade screening, why is it offered the in US then?


I don’t understand what you’re not understanding. Turnaround times for orders places through the Canadian portal will always be longer because they wait until they’ve received a bulk of orders and transfer them en masse to Dallas, TX where the grading and encapsulation is being done. After which there is more waiting so that a mass of Canadian orders are shipped to the Canadian office who then has to ship the books out to the final customer. That’s a lot of extra work just for books to not meet the grade screen and not get an order out of the deal.

Why is it offered in the US? Aside from being their home territory there is no added time and transit in getting the books to and from the Canadian office before they even begin the standard queue.

You can certainly access the services for the USA if you submit through the USA portal and mail your books directly to CBCS and you will have them shipped back directly without the extra waiting. The catch of course is that you’re paying international shipping both ways which could end up getting quite expensive.


Pardon me. I didnt realize the books were transferred to Dallas for grading and encapsulation. I figured the Canadian office would do the grading and such. Seems extremely strange to even have a Canadian Office if this is not the case. They're basically a middle man for no reason at all? Am I missing something? Why submit to the Canadian office if they just forward it on, and forward it back? What do the Canadian employees do at CBCS, just put a US postage on my parcel and send it?
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@Ztlamhcs It’s mostly to facilitate and reduce the not insignificant international shipping fees that come from shipping boxes of plastic slabs.

If you find the wait and limited selection of services a bigger inconvenience than the shipping costs, you are certainly welcome to submit using the standard USA portal and ship the books directly to the Dallas office.

In now decades of the graded comic industry’s existence I have not seen any major grading company establish multiple grading facilities in the country, let alone internationally. There is certainly a demand for it. I am not 100% certain of the reason. It could be the significant costs in establishing the facilities and training staff, or maintaining standards in remote offices over time, or maybe they feel the single facility is adequate for their business. Yes there are booms but would there be enough business to maintain two facilities once the boom dies down? Again, I don’t know but the fact that no one has done yet leads me to believe there is a good reason.
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@Ztlamhcs It’s mostly to facilitate and international shipping and reduce the not insignificant international shipping fees that come from shipping boxes of plastic slabs.

If you find the wait and limited selection of services a bigger inconvenience than the shipping costs, you are certainly welcome to submit using the standard USA portal and ship the books directly to the Dallas office.

In now decades of the graded comic industry’s existence I have not seen any major grading company establish multiple grading facilities in the country, let alone internationally. There is certainly a demand for it. I am not 100% certain of the reason. It could be the significant costs in establishing the facilities and training staff, or maintaining standards in remote offices over time, or maybe they feel the single facility is adequate for their business. Yes there are booms but would there be enough business to maintain two facilities once the boom dies down? Again, I don’t know but the fact that no one has done yet leads me to believe there is a good reason.

Fair enough. Thanks for the response.
Im totally fine with long wait times to be honest, I wouldnt mind waiting up to a year if I could prescreen books. I was going to go with CGC but after finding out I had to submit 25 books and the cost associated I was happy to find CBCS a)Didnt have a miniumum and b)Didnt charge a crazy amount for rejects. I guess I'm just disappointed after now discovering I don't have the option here in Canada. I guess I'll look at submitting straight though to Dallas and cost associated. Thanks again!
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If I purchased CBCS graded books from other sources, am I able to add them to my CBCS account or are only the books I submitted going to show up in the "My Comics" section?
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@Bobashek

You can't add purchased books to your list. Nor can you remove them. They ate a permanent history
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@Ztlamhcs It’s mostly to facilitate and international shipping and reduce the not insignificant international shipping fees that come from shipping boxes of plastic slabs.

If you find the wait and limited selection of services a bigger inconvenience than the shipping costs, you are certainly welcome to submit using the standard USA portal and ship the books directly to the Dallas office.

In now decades of the graded comic industry’s existence I have not seen any major grading company establish multiple grading facilities in the country, let alone internationally. There is certainly a demand for it. I am not 100% certain of the reason. It could be the significant costs in establishing the facilities and training staff, or maintaining standards in remote offices over time, or maybe they feel the single facility is adequate for their business. Yes there are booms but would there be enough business to maintain two facilities once the boom dies down? Again, I don’t know but the fact that no one has done yet leads me to believe there is a good reason.

Fair enough. Thanks for the response.
Im totally fine with long wait times to be honest, I wouldnt mind waiting up to a year if I could prescreen books. I was going to go with CGC but after finding out I had to submit 25 books and the cost associated I was happy to find CBCS a)Didnt have a miniumum and b)Didnt charge a crazy amount for rejects. I guess I'm just disappointed after now discovering I don't have the option here in Canada. I guess I'll look at submitting straight though to Dallas and cost associated. Thanks again!


If you're sending right to Dallas, be aware of brokerage fees from FedEx....these fees don't generate when sent to CBCS Canada in Oakville.
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Hi, first time cbcs submitter - how long does it take to get an order update after submission is delivered atm? Is it months like CGC?
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@Draken


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@dielinfinite thank you sir!
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