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Chetgunderson
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: CGC Submission Reply with quote

Hi all, I recently submitted 36 books in for CGC submission. For anyone who's ever done this before, I'd be curious how obsessive compulsive you get when watching your books go through the different CGC stages (received, verified, scheduling for grading, graded, so on). Personally, I think I refresh WAY too often.

Anyway, today 4 of these went from Graded status to Shipped/Safe, which means I get the exciting opportunity to see how they came out and ultimately how much they are worth...

1. Strange Tales 110, purchased for $800 was graded at 5.0
2. X-men #4, purchased at $110 and graded at 3.0
3. Avengers #8, purchased at $200 and graded at 8.0 !!restored - Trimmed!!
4. Avengers #6, purchased at $80 and graded at 6.5.

I'll add the books as they're graded, so I can share my delight or sorrow. Would love to hear your thoughts on how I did.

PS. regarding the trimmed book, it was sold as unrestored. I'm already in talks for a full refund on that book. BUT, that just plain sucks, the risk you take i suppose!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumbs Up Looks good so far.
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Ibis
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone posted a link to the CBCS facebook page on my messageboard.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBCS/1425619567703884

More people need to use them so the CGC has some real competition.
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Mijael77
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ibis wrote:
Someone posted a link to the CBCS facebook page on my messageboard.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBCS/1425619567703884

More people need to use them so the CGC has some real competition.


My problem will be always the same with these kind of services , i live in Mexico so i have to deal with high shipping rates and possible taxes...
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Chetgunderson
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ibis wrote:
Someone posted a link to the CBCS facebook page on my messageboard.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBCS/1425619567703884

More people need to use them so the CGC has some real competition.


concerned about CGC?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chetgunderson wrote:
Ibis wrote:
Someone posted a link to the CBCS facebook page on my messageboard.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBCS/1425619567703884

More people need to use them so the CGC has some real competition.


concerned about CGC?


I'm concerned when any company has a lock on the entire market.
There is no reason for them to improve their service or pricing.

I would actually like a grading service that refused to split hairs over 9.4, 9.6, and 9.8. That isn't going to happen. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problem with CGC's grading, or even their monopoly.

I do, however, have issue with a more-than-six-week turnaround.

CBCS looks good, and I have the utmost faith in Steve Borock. But we'll see, once the books start hitting the market with the official company launch in July.

Per the beta test info on their website, the first round of books have already been graded and returned.

None, however, have yet hit eBay or the open market.

I see this as a masterful VC play by Borock. He ensures it's viability for the first 2-3 years, legit establishing it as a CGC competitor, and CGC will have no choice but to acquire it - buy him out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think

Interesting Theory Rai-Fan. I am going to love to see how this all plays out.

But first thing is first. The market needs to perceived that there's value in Steven's opinion much like it has in CGC's opinion. That so far has been an elusive goal for the competition.

It will be a happy day when I put a CBCS filter on the website.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update - My Modern Submission came in:

- Amazing Spider-Man 300 - purchased for $.25 was graded at 4.5
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns $1 - purchased for $1 was graded at 9.8
- New Teen Titans #2 - purchased for $35 was graded at 8.0
- X-Factor #6 - purchased for $.75 was graded at 9.6
- Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - purchased for $6 was graded at 9.8
- John Byrne's Next Men #21 - purchased for $.75 was graded at 9.4
- New Mutants #98 - purchased for $.75 was graded at 7.0
- Tales of the Teen Titans #44 - purchased for $4 was graded at 9.4

I purchased the ASM as a kid from a book store in a $.25 bin. I thought it was at least a 7.0 Sad

Most of the others came from a person's storage locker where I purchased a stack of about 30 books for $20.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chetgunderson wrote:
Update - My Modern Submission came in:

- Amazing Spider-Man 300 - purchased for $.25 was graded at 4.5
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns $1 - purchased for $1 was graded at 9.8
- New Teen Titans #2 - purchased for $35 was graded at 8.0
- X-Factor #6 - purchased for $.75 was graded at 9.6
- Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - purchased for $6 was graded at 9.8
- John Byrne's Next Men #21 - purchased for $.75 was graded at 9.4
- New Mutants #98 - purchased for $.75 was graded at 7.0
- Tales of the Teen Titans #44 - purchased for $4 was graded at 9.4

I purchased the ASM as a kid from a book store in a $.25 bin. I thought it was at least a 7.0 Sad

Most of the others came from a person's storage locker where I purchased a stack of about 30 books for $20.


Other than the ones I bolded, you did extremely well. I have a hard time felling for you when you're walking away with some extra cash in your pocket. Wink Thumbs Up Chin up sir!
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Chetgunderson
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I agree I did well, but we always want more right? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chetgunderson wrote:
Yep, I agree I did well, but we always want more right? Smile


No one can fault you for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chetgunderson wrote:
Yep, I agree I did well, but we always want more right? Smile


No problem with that, but considering what you originally paid for them I think you did fabulously - especially the Strange Tales #110 Thumbs Up

Are you having anymore done? Bummer when an occasional one comes back as restored, but reputable comic dealers give full refunds on these anyway so in the end you've actually made money.
Agree with Rai that the waiting time is causing the excitement of having books graded to lose some of its lustre.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. I feel you for that Restored Label. I just opened my shipment from CGC for X-men 94 in pristine condition. I was hoping for 8-8.5, but I got a .....9.0!!
Restored Sad
Apparently there is "very minor (C-1) color touch on cover". Heck. I cant see it!!!
I guess that's the gamble you take for grading books that you didn't personally buy. Still a bit happy with the 9.0. bought the book several years ago for $150.00....not sure if I will make anything. May just go in my archives.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madcircle wrote:
Looks good. I feel you for that Restored Label. I just opened my shipment from CGC for X-men 94 in pristine condition. I was hoping for 8-8.5, but I got a .....9.0!!
Restored Sad
Apparently there is "very minor (C-1) color touch on cover". Heck. I cant see it!!!
I guess that's the gamble you take for grading books that you didn't personally buy. Still a bit happy with the 9.0. bought the book several years ago for $150.00....not sure if I will make anything. May just go in my archives.


Gee I read that you exceeded your expectation by receiving a 9.0 and then the 'restored' part...

I think you'll get a lot more than what you bought it for & counting the price for grading, as according to GPA, 2 restored copies in that grade sold last year for an average of $391.
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