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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Something that might have been addressed in another thread but should probably be here too... can you send books to get pressed but not graded? If not can you work around it by adding a grade screen for something higher than the quality of the book?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
No you cannot submit books for pressing but not grading. You certainly can try to get around it by screening the books but you will be charged a reject fee if too many books on your order fail to pass the screen
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@dielinfinite that's what I thought; thanks for the confirmation. It's a shame because I have some books that I'd like to look good for sentimental reasons, but don't quite want to sink full grading money into them. Maybe I'll suck it up and raw grade them.
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Collector bennyb86 private msg quote post Address this user
Hope its ok to ask in this question. I'm trying to explain to a family member the point of grading and slabbing comics and I recall there was a super helpful video that CBCS had on their website that was a step by step process of what happens when CBCS gets a comic, does anyone have a link to that or know where it can be found?
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I’m afraid I am not familiar with the video you’re referring to. I don’t think any of the videos on their Youtube channel really match that description
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
CGC has put out a couple of videos (on youtube) of how they grade a book and how they look for restoration, but I'm not sure that's quite what you're looking for.
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Once I’ve been billed for my order how long until it ships out?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@jandreu Getting billed is early in the process; normally shortly after the books are received. You still need to wait whatever the current turnaround time for the tiers in your order are. I think most tiers are about 10 weeks. If you add pressing I believe that’s an additional 13+ weeks on top of that
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Hi. I'm a newbie here and want to get some comics graded. Most of my stuff falls into the modern age (a few pre-1975 books. What I don't understand is the service to select and then the note about the value. Does that mean I have to think of the value I think the book would be worth? Example, I would send a Batman Adventures #12 that I think would be a high 90's rating - so would that mean it automatically goes into the 2-Day Modern service? But then I have an ASM #252 that would also be high 90's rating, so would that fall into the Quickstream service? I'm just having difficulty understanding that so I know the service options. Probably a dumb question, but thanks in advance for anyone who can help me out.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Stormtrooper_Pete Yes, you need to think about the value, but (as far as CBCS is concerned) just for insurance purposes. If you only want to insure your Batman Adventures 12 for $200 then you can send it under the modern tier. But then if CBCS damages it or something, you're only going to get $200 back for it. CBCS can adjust the tier if they think you're way off from value though.

I would look at gocollect.com or sold eBay listings for the comics you plan on sending in. As best I can tell, a high-grade Spidey 252 can still be sent modern or maybe 2-Day modern if it's really nice but your Batman Adventures 12 is going to need to go 2-Day Modern.

Since we're talking about tiers, keep in mind that CBCS processes an entire order at the speed of the slowest tier. If you send the modern and 2-Day moderns on the same order, the 2-Day will sit and wait for the moderns to be ready. They won't break them out and ship them back to you separately. If you want your pricier books back faster, make separate orders. You can still send them in the same box but CBCS will mail things back when each is ready.
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Collector bennyb86 private msg quote post Address this user
Question for the forum as I want to make sure my understanding is correct, I am submitting an invoice with books with I have selected to be Pressed and also Press Screen. My understanding is that I will be charged the full invoice amount that only shows the Screen when it arrives and then if a Press is needed I will be charged the Press amount at a later date. Is that correct? And just to confirm all the books will be sent back together even if some do need pressing and some do not. Thanks for any help. I haven't used the screen before so wanted to double check but figured I would save customer service an email.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@bennyb86 That's all correct.
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Collector Jeremysitb private msg quote post Address this user
Hey everyone,

I have sent several comics to get signed and I just wanted to know if we had a way to know when the signature will occur ?

For instance, I have sent a comic for the Checchetto’s signing. Deadline was end of January. However, my submission is still on “Billing” (I have already paid everything). Do I have a wat to k ow if Checchetto already signed the books ?

I have checked in Twitter, Facebook or any other social media, but there is just no information. I have also sent an email to CBCS but did not get an answer...

Thanks for your help !
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Updates are posted irregularly on the Facebook group and often shared here on the board with posts like this.

I can’t seem to find any more recent update. Your best bet for an update would be to contact the signature series coordinator, Matt Edwards, whose email is listed on the signing event descriptions, medwards@cbcscomics.com
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Collector Jeremysitb private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks so much for the answer!

I’ll contact Matt accordingly 😊
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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
I was thinking of trying grade screening on a bunch of books. Does anyone know what the small reject fee is? Or when that kicks in? If you submit 10, 20 etc.?

Thanks for your help!
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
This is a pix of old post, but may still be relevant....



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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
That's helpful info. I don't, however, have 5 expanded books to meet the minimum... might hold off for a bit.

Thanks for your help.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Here is something far more recent from Steve, though it seems it's more or less the same info

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Originally Posted by sborock
If 70% of the books you submit pass, then no extra charge.
If LESS that 70% pass, there will be a $4 charge for each book that does not pass.
Hope that helps!
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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
Here is something far more recent from Steve, though it seems it's more or less the same info

Quote:
Originally Posted by sborock
If 70% of the books you submit pass, then no extra charge.
If LESS that 70% pass, there will be a $4 charge for each book that does not pass.
Hope that helps!


$4 each ... I will have to get my presubmission screening skills up to maximum. Perhaps I should scour a sketchy industrial neighbourhood to find a vat of carelessly discarded radioactive waste that I can immerse myself in. Surely I will wake up the next day with grading skills that are out of this world!

Thanks for your help.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Another option (not cheaper, but another option) is to use raw grade if a book fails the grade screen. You pay $10 for moderns, $15 for vintage, and you get the book back boarded in a nice Mylar with a grade on it. So you will pay more, but you get a grade instead of nothing. https://www.cbcscomics.com/rawgrade
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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
As it turns out this was all a moot point. The grade screening is not available through the Canadian submission forms
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Another question: If a local artist, let's call them "Doug" (not known in the comic book industry) drew a design on a book cover, let's say a butterfly, can you enter the variant information as "Butterfly variant" or "Doug Variant"? I assume that the book would get a 3.0 tops for the unverifiability/insignificance of the art but is that a proper use of the variant box? I thought it would make a nice gift for the local guy.
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CBCS President & Comic Cover Connoisseur sborock private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Silverado
Another question: If a local artist, let's call them "Doug" (not known in the comic book industry) drew a design on a book cover, let's say a butterfly, can you enter the variant information as "Butterfly variant" or "Doug Variant"? I assume that the book would get a 3.0 tops for the unverifiability/insignificance of the art but is that a proper use of the variant box? I thought it would make a nice gift for the local guy.

Send it in for the Original Art label. It won't get a low grade, it will just state OA on the label.
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but is that a proper use of the variant box? I thought it would make a nice gift for the local guy.


No, the Variant box is meant for the edition of the book itself. So if it is a blank cover that is being signed/sketched then it would be something like "Blank variant." If it is an alternate cover by a different artist or a store exclusive you could add something like "[ARTIST NAME] Exclusive" or "[STORE NAME] Exclusive." If it the standard cover/edition of the book then just leave it blank.

If the book has not yet been signed, I would reach out to Matt Edwards who heads CBCS' signature programs at medwards@cbcscomics.com to see if you could be authorized as a witness for the signing so you can submit the book with a Authentic Signature so the artist's can appear on the label
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Collector kidhuman private msg quote post Address this user
Just wondering, when is the card charged? At which step during the process?
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@kidhuman When your order is received/checked in. If you use any kind of screening then some of the charge may happen later. Like if you use press screen, you pay for the grading and the press screen at check-in and then pay for any pressing that happens after the press screen occurs. If you use grade screen, you pay for the grading after the screen occurs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xkonk
@kidhuman When your order is received/checked in. If you use any kind of screening then some of the charge may happen later. Like if you use press screen, you pay for the grading and the press screen at check-in and then pay for any pressing that happens after the press screen occurs. If you use grade screen, you pay for the grading after the screen occurs.


Thank you for the quick response.
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Collector Silverado private msg quote post Address this user
Thank you all for the replies/help to my unique query.
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Collector DREADH3AD private msg quote post Address this user
Regarding comics in a sealed poly-bag, is it possible to have the sealed comic encapsulated by CBCS without a grade, but with autograph authentication?

Example: Superman #75 "The Death of Superman", sealed in the poly-bag and signed by the creative team.

The goal would be to have the item encapsulated to preserve the autographs, and to contain the entire item (comic & poly-bag) as it was on the day it released on store shelves.

Another example would be Ultimate Fallout #4. From what I've seen, the comic sealed in a poly-bag is currently valued more than a 9.6 grade.
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