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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by jedijohnson
So, if I send them in with my next order....
Once corrected, will CBCS send the back to me separately from that order? Or, shipped back with that order?


Only if you put them on a separate order and want to pay extra shipping (as far as I know). Otherwise they'll come back with the rest of your books.

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And Im just not getting how something like this happens.


Mistake in slabbing and quality control. If you look around enough you see examples of the wrong label being put with the wrong book, typos, etc. Here they have the wrong color paper.
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Originally Posted by jedijohnson
I thought I heard that when CBCS got rid of the 'red' for sigs, that they were also eliminating the blue. All were gonna be yellow. Cant find anything on that now though. We will see.
Nope
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You should get them back separately as they will input it as a separate, free, order. Mistakes happen, unfortunately. I’ve had everything from swapped labels, wrong issue information, and even signed books come back in a blue label. Stick around long enough and it will happen wherever you go.


True. Makes it hard for those of us who stick up for CBCS when other collectors and comic shop roll-their-eyes in conversations of grading and CGC as the standard.

But lately I'm seeing more and more QA issues with CBCS.
On my last submission, I got a Clone Wars #1 graded at 9.8. Great right?
Except the label doesn't list a single bit of amplifying information. That's right. No mention of the 1st appearance of Ahsoka Tano. I looked up other CBCS graded CW1 slabs, and they did mention the 1st appearance. Are there no standards set for those who process the graded comic and QA the final product?
Like these latest mistakes, it was recommended that I send it back in for correction.
No thanks. Not gonna risk a 9.8 CW1 going through the USPS and reslabbing processing again.
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Called 'customer service'. They could not say why. They gonna check with the graders, and let me know, in 24-48 hours.


A full week gone by, and nothing from CBCS about this.
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Collector markiemark0764 private msg quote post Address this user
Will I be able to see the picture and grade of the 2 Day Modern book while waiting for the other books to be graded?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
If they are all on the same order, no. Grader's notes are released once the order has shipped from the CBCS facility.
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
This seems as good a place to post this as any.
Is there any chance the Gallery can be tweaked a bit so entries can be organized? It's kinda irritating loading a title run and seeing #1,#300, #2, #3, #72, #5, gap, gap, gap, #4, #12, #6...
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Unfortunately no
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
Bummer- This has been covered somewhere already (wouldn't be surprised if I already asked)?
Looks like Ed's (X-Men run) idea of a thread is the way to go.
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I have a question about press screening. If it is determined that a book does need a pressing, does the cost of the screening get applied to the pressing cost? Or is the screening price always in addition to pressing? I thought I read somewhere that the screening cost gets applied to the pressing fee but I can't find that info anywhere now.

Thanks!
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Silverado screening is its own fee. If a comic gets pressed, the pressing fee is on top.
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Thanks for the help.
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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
RE: CBCS CANADA.

I have been trying to connect with someone at CBCS for over a month now. As a first-time submitter I want to make sure I am doing things correctly.

I think, through forums and other searches, I answered some of my questions. As things stand now, my friends and I created an order for pressing and another order without pressing. We put each order in its own box with its own invoice. We then put both those boxes into a larger box for submission to the CBCS Canada office. They are basically ready to ship... I think.

One question remains: I assume that because the books go to CBCS Canada that we don't need to worry about customs forms. Is that correct?

Thanks.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@Silverado correct! that is one of the bid benefits of going the CBCS Canada route - the books will ship to and return from the US and we don't have to deal with telling customs that they are our own books and don't need any duty or have to deal with FedEx trying to get brokerage fees out of us!! Only downside is it adds a couple extra weeks to our turn around time - something I am willing to trade off for avoiding the other hassles!!

I just sent a box on Thursday - should be there by Tuesday at the latest.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@KatKomics Have the issues with CBCS Canada finally been worked out? Last I’d heard was that delayed orders were slowly being shipped out but the office itself was still closed

Also, just to be clear, Pressing and Non-Pressing books can now go on the same invoice but the whole order will revert to the turn-around time for the pressing books, which right now is like 3 months
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@KatKomics Have the issues with CBCS Canada finally been worked out? Last I’d heard was that delayed orders were slowly being shipped out but the office itself was still closed

Also, just to be clear, Pressing and Non-Pressing books can now go on the same invoice but the whole order will revert to the turn-around time for the pressing books, which right now is like 3 months


wellllll....we'll see I guess....sounds like the Canadian office is open again - not sure how, but apparently they are setup to receive/return new orders - maybe related to the change in locations (must be sharing docking/warehouse space and maybe the other guys are able to facilitate receipt/return of orders??)

Wish I could find the thread...I swear someone had an e-mail response saying they were open again.
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Collector GAC private msg quote post Address this user
This is the email from Steve Paulus dated Sept 28, 2020.


Hi,

Yes, you can mail in books to Oakville. Our current TAT is roughly 8 weeks for non-pressing books


Our address is
2240 Speers Rd
Oakville, On L6L 2X8
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@GAC ..ah haaa!!!! @GAC for the save!!!
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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks everyone. I shall ship the box tomorrow and test out the CBCS slabbery.
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