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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Yes but the wait to receive the books helps some people cool off and since CBCS doesn’t reimburse return shipping and the prospect of further waiting helps dissuade most of the remainder

People will still come on the message boards and complain but will unlikely to be flooding Customer Service with demands
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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
Someone remind me.
Is an * the same as a 'check mark', on the grade?
Example: 9.4*

Thanks.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Yes it is
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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
This forum has been very helpful so far, so I'm gonna keep going to the well.
How can I find out what these new label colors mean? Got back 5 slabs today. 2 blue, 3 yellow.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Yellow is authenticated or witnessed signature.
Blue is kind of a catch all. You need to read label to see if its universal or if its restored.
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Collector jandreu private msg quote post Address this user
About to pack up my first submission to CBCS, do the books need to be in any certain order? Thanks in advance!
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@jandreu No, the books do not need to be in any specific order. When they are received they will be checked against the books on the invoice to make sure everything is included
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Bronte
You need to read label to see if its universal or if its restored.


Read the label!!!! Listen man!!! I didn't buy comics so I could read!!

It's all about the virgin variant covers - I don't even want to know what issue # or series!! lol!!!
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Collector jandreu private msg quote post Address this user
Awesome. Thank you so much.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by jedijohnson
This forum has been very helpful so far, so I'm gonna keep going to the well.
How can I find out what these new label colors mean? Got back 5 slabs today. 2 blue, 3 yellow.
Basically just read the label. The yellow label means it is a recognized signature. The label will specify if they are witnessed signatures (signed in the presence of a CBCS Authorized Witness, +$5 fee) or verified signature (verified as authentic by Beckett, +$25 for first signature).

Unsigned books will be blue, the label will indicate noteworthy details like restoration
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Collector jandreu private msg quote post Address this user
One other noob question, if I choose press screen and choose to only grade 9.8 how does that work?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@jandreu Your books will quickly be reviewed before full grading. Any book that wouldn’t get at least a 9.8 from full grading is not graded. Books that pass the screen move on to full grading

You may only be charged a small reject fee for books that don’t pass screening but that is usually only applied on larger orders where a large number of the books fail the grade screen
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Collector flanders private msg quote post Address this user
This is all I know about press screening.


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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@jandreu ahh, my mistake. i read that as Grade screen.

As @flanders pointed out, Press screening examines a book to see if it will benefit from a press. Grade screen examines the book to see if it meets a certain grade.

I'm not 100% sure but I do believe a press screen would happen first and if the book gets pressed then it gets grade screened before grading. You can very well end up paying for pressing and have the book fail grade screen and not get graded.

All that said, if you are not aware, pressing currently has a ridiculous backlog and people are waiting something like 10 months to get books back from pressing. They are currently working to get that under control but until they do, I cannot recommend using CBCS' Pressing service
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Collector jandreu private msg quote post Address this user
Oh wow. Thanks for all the information!
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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
Basically just read the label. The yellow label means it is a recognized signature. The label will specify if they are witnessed signatures (signed in the presence of a CBCS Authorized Witness, +$5 fee) or verified signature (verified as authentic by Beckett, +$25 for first signature).

Unsigned books will be blue, the label will indicate noteworthy details like restoration


That's what I thought too, but now they've gone to the new case, and things seem to have changed.
None of the 5 that I just got back were signed.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@jedijohnson you got three yellow books back but none were signed? Do you mind posting some pictures?
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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
I know that CBCS just upgraded to the new cases (which these are) and got red of the red labels (auth sig) for the yellow'ish, which these appear to be.
Also, the protective slab [plastic] sleeves that CBCS is using now are thin, flimsy and easily torn.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@jedijohnson Those are errors. They should all be in blue labels. Send customer service an email informing them of the mistake and include the photos. They will fix them and ship them back to you for free (turnaround time for these kinds of fixes is only like a week). Unfortunately they do not reimburse shipping back to them anymore so they will recommend you include them with your next order along with the details of the fix (I like to include the email with the pertinent information highlighted). You don’t have to wait until your next order but like I said, they won’t cover the costs of shipping the books to them.
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CBCS Darryl_H private msg quote post Address this user
@jedijohnson
Please send customer service a email, so we can begin the process of getting these back for us to correct.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Geez.
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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
Called 'customer service'. They could not say why. They gonna check with the graders, and let me know, in 24-48 hours.
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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
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.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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.
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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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Originally Posted by jedijohnson
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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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
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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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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
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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Collector jedijohnson private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by jedijohnson
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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