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by Tom473
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: CBCS to combine stats
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

Re: CBCS to combine stats

I think there is a non CGC affiliated website collectors use for CGC registry info? I've never used it. But I have seen it mentioned a number of times on the CSS boards. Those users found it very useful and better than CGC's own registry look up. You may be referring to this: http://www.cgcdata.com...
by Tom473
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

Steve Borock writes, "Due to the incredible support we've received since the launch of CBCS coupled with the temporary delay we experienced getting our encapsulation material up to our high standards for you, we have fallen behind our targeted turnaround times. We want all CBCS customers to hav...
by Tom473
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

My moderns jumped from 'Grading' this morning to 'Shipped' by this afternoon.
by Tom473
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

My first Sub to CBCS is on it's way back. Take these dates with a grain of salt since my books were received just prior to the plastics issue which they have since resolved. I am posting this update because I think it may represent the high water mark of delayed TATs, and they will likely be improve...
by Tom473
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Comics General
Topic: Summoning the Demon
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Summoning the Demon

Perfect timing for the ethical issues to be explored in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Elon Musk on the dangers of Artificial Intelligence:

http://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-we-a ... elligence/
by Tom473
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

We have hired several new staff members, including an additional grader (still looking for another Modern Age one), as well as added additional staff and equipment in slab. We are still working long hours, 7 days a week, trying to get caught up. We will get there. Why are you looking for a Modern A...
by Tom473
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

I am not in in a big hurry to get my books back. My primary concern was based on previous comments that the grading backlog and plastics issue were unrelated (even from some in CBCS), which would make the grading backlog potentially more serious. Steve's explanation of the ripple effect makes sense,...
by Tom473
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

Hey guys, I just wanted to apologize for not getting back with you, but we've been extremely busy. We are in a very unique situation right now because of our problem with material. We still don't have all the sizes of our inner sleeves, so we have orders being held because we're waiting on the righ...
by Tom473
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

You may be right about most subs going rapid now, I submitted prior to the issue (received 8/11 and currently ''in safe' status) and I think now that many realize normal tiers run at least 3x or longer than targets, they will submit under rapid. It would be good to figure out if non-rapid tier TATs...
by Tom473
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

You may be right about most subs going rapid now, I submitted prior to the issue (received 8/11 and currently ''in safe' status) and I think now that many realize normal tiers run at least 3x or longer than targets, they will submit under rapid. It would be good to figure out if non-rapid tier TATs ...
by Tom473
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

Thanks for the update Steve!

The ~50 day number is based on my modern sub, I'm currently at 46 business days 'in safe', I added a few days to my estimate to allow time for the grading stage + encaps + shipping...
by Tom473
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 21034

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

Is it time for CBCS to update the turnaround times on its website? I am very happy that CBCS fixed the plastics issue and willingly halted slabbing temporarily to do so. A much more serious issue may be the grading backlog generated by 'catastrophic success'. Since modern (non expedited) subs are no...
by Tom473
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: CBCS vs CGC
Replies: 293
Views: 41075

Re: CBCS vs CGC

Thanks Prophet_DNA

:banana5:

If anything, this thread is a good placeholder for arising issues that can become a spin-off thread when warranted, like the recent "cease and desist" dust up.
by Tom473
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: CBCS vs CGC
Replies: 293
Views: 41075

CBCS vs CGC Part II

With all due respect to Prophet DNA, the CBCS vs CGC discussion has no where near run its course and will be a topic of legitimate and important discussion in the third party grading industry for at least the next couple years. Why we would let a tiff between 1 boardie and a troll lock an otherwise ...
by Tom473
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: I love joeypost
Replies: 112
Views: 14822

Re: I love joeypost

Sorry to hear about your health Joey, wishing you a full recovery!
by Tom473
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*
Replies: 54
Views: 8293

Re: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*

I have been officially banned by CGC, that didn't take long. Scared Puppies. I have also submitted the story to bleeding cool and CBR, and recommend others do the same. Especially since CGC is running scared from the CBCS reaction. This may actually help raise a lot of money for charity. Arch says ...
by Tom473
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*
Replies: 54
Views: 8293

Re: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*

Is this a coin or a shield? I'm confused. I'll contact Harshen so he can get his team of lawyers on the case right away.

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by Tom473
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*
Replies: 54
Views: 8293

Re: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*

CGC will probably strike or ban me, but I posted Steve's contest to CGC Comics General, and I will match the CBCS donation. Class act by Steve, and why I am done with the petty bastards of CGC. I have been officially banned by CGC, that didn't take long. Scared Puppies. I have also submitted the st...
by Tom473
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*
Replies: 54
Views: 8293

Re: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*

I have been officially banned by CGC, that didn't take long. Scared Puppies. I have also submitted the story to bleeding cool and CBR, and recommend others do the same. Especially since CGC is running scared from the CBCS reaction. This may actually help raise a lot of money for charity.
by Tom473
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*
Replies: 54
Views: 8293

Re: CBCS vs CGC

Wow, that went poof quick, CGC thought police working overtime tonight.
by Tom473
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Help CBCS find a new symbol. *CBCS Contest*
Replies: 54
Views: 8293

Re: CBCS vs CGC

CGC will probably strike or ban me, but I posted Steve's contest to CGC Comics General, and I will match the CBCS donation. Class act by Steve, and why I am done with the petty bastards of CGC.
by Tom473
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: CBCS vs CGC
Replies: 293
Views: 41075

Re: CBCS vs CGC

Sounds like this Chris S. person is just one of those pitiful cgc cheerleaders, with no real opinions of her own. Now that's rich. You've been screaming "Make mine CBCS!" yet you admit you haven't even held one of their slabs in hand yet. Chris plunked down some of his hard-earned money t...
by Tom473
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: CBCS vs CGC
Replies: 293
Views: 41075

Re: CBCS vs CGC

How so? I've never tried to "tamper" with any cases. The CGC slab has always felt flimsy and thin compared to PGX's. I can twist the CGC case with very little exertion and see a small gap between the side plastic when I do that. I don't get the same results with a PGX slab. It's more stur...
by Tom473
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: CBCS vs CGC
Replies: 293
Views: 41075

Re: CBCS vs CGC

PGX still has the best slab on the market despite all their other faults. I can't believe no other company has just copied their design after all these years. The other companies have had to hold a PGX slab in their hands at some point, and noticed the firmness and quality of the design. I wonder w...
by Tom473
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: CBCS vs CGC
Replies: 293
Views: 41075

Re: CBCS vs CGC

Yet another reason why I prefer CBCS.

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ub ... ost8029943

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