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by murph0
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: Policy or shortcoming?
Replies: 20
Views: 3622

Re: Policy or shortcoming?

Looks like someone is giving out his professional toolkit of forum ban avoidance..
by murph0
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC is HAMMERING grades
Replies: 49
Views: 7194

Re: CGC is HAMMERING grades

Stu_Pidman wrote:I'm still wondering why someone would waste money sending in an incomplete ASM # 29 in the first place, especially one that's so low grade even if the pages weren't missing :hmmm:


You mean you wouldn't spend 40 dollars grading a 20 dollar comic?
by murph0
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?

This is beginning to feel like we're being trolled by the OP...
by murph0
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Comics General
Topic: How do you feel about destroying counterfeit comics?
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: How do you feel about destroying counterfeit comics?

I don't care either, they're already in the marketplace, it's not like the creator was going to generate any revenue from them on the secondary market anyways. I could see trying to get them destroyed if someone was just putting them out there now, but it appears these books are a number of years old.
by murph0
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?

I just wanted to make people aware of the current practices going on there so that it may act as a warning to someone thinking of submitting to them. Well you certainly haven't accomplished that. Instead of giving us the name of the person who actually caused the issue, you insist on blaming a part...
by murph0
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: De-Pressing
Replies: 50
Views: 10153

Re: De-Pressing

For reasons like this, I have put a complete stop to adding books to my high grade collection (haven't purchased anything in almost a year). While I don't have a problem with pressing, per se, I do believe this influx of "press anything and everything" crowd isn't good and will dilute the ...
by murph0
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?

Not gonna name or blame the facilitator. I have heard from him this past week. And as stated in the email from CGC there was a death. I do not blame him, so I won't name him. Great, now let's hear you say CGC wasn't at fault either and you don't blame them. Who published the comics you submitted? Y...
by murph0
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC Turn Around Times slip still further out
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: CGC Turn Around Times slip still further out

A good reason to not use State Farm then, I guess
by murph0
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Comics General
Topic: just want to see what everyone is reading i'm new to comics
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: just want to see what everyone is reading i'm new to com

is Fables any good still? I dropped all new books with the last price increase a few years ago but thought about picking up some Fables graphic novels to catch up.
by murph0
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?

As I said, I had one book lost after it shipped. The only reason I was ok in the end was that the guy that sent it in did a stand up thing and fixed the problem out of his own pocket even though CGC screwed up and did not own up to it. I still have yet to see anything that would make this look even...
by murph0
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC Turn Around Times slip still further out
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: CGC Turn Around Times slip still further out

If you ship many packages the private insurance pays for itself many times over. You have to read your policy and know what limits there are. As value climbs your choice of carriers and services get more limited. My own policy if I have a package with more than say 5K it starts making sense to go a...
by murph0
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Comic Book Media
Topic: What movies have you watched lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: What movies have you watched lately?

Watched the 3D version, never really look at any of the extras. There wasn't a ton of obvious 3D content like some of the other movies made for 3D have.
by murph0
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: CGC headache, was I in the wrong?

I find it surprising they're willing to ship these books to you. I assume they have nothing at all with your name on it? Not entirely familiar with how this whole facilitator set up works..
by murph0
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: CGC Turn Around Times slip still further out
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: CGC Turn Around Times slip still further out

When I was submitting books to CGC, before their turnaround times became ridiculous, I sent the books via USPS registered mail with full insurance. Cost was around 40 dollars and I didn't have to worry about finding some third party comic insurance coverage that included shipping insurance. I would ...
by murph0
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Re: CBCS talk
Replies: 264
Views: 26420

Re: CBCS talk

Uhm,.... it's not up? :hmmm: If it is, it must be by invite only because I'm not seeing it. :willynilly: If the CBCS board was open we all would know about it, regardless of the invite. It's just not open yet! Coming Soon! I'm skeptical of the necessity of yet another comics message board. But it's...
by murph0
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Comic Book Media
Topic: What movies have you watched lately?
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: What movies have you watched lately?

bosco685 wrote:Guardians of the Galaxy. Outstanding!


same, agreed
by murph0
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: De-Pressing
Replies: 50
Views: 10153

Re: De-Pressing

CGC's trimming detection methods aren't 100% yet they are happy to give it their best opinion. I believe that if CGC had thought of pressing as a bad thing rather than the boost to their business that it is then they would've been trying to detect it and after all this time would've probably found ...
by murph0
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: De-Pressing
Replies: 50
Views: 10153

Re: De-Pressing

I guess I don't see how that would in any way be a deterrent. Continually saying they're working on a remedy just sounds like the boy who cried wolf, say it enough times and no one is going to believe you. So pressers would still submit their books, see that they're getting the grades they expect an...
by murph0
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: De-Pressing
Replies: 50
Views: 10153

Re: De-Pressing

Not even talking about being able to detect it - although one of my favorite sayings is "if Borock hated pressing as much as he loves it, we'd be able to detect pressing by now". No, what I'm talking about is how CGC should have handled it right from the beginning. CGC should have come ou...
by murph0
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Comic Book Grading and Restoration
Topic: De-Pressing
Replies: 50
Views: 10153

Re: De-Pressing

Pressing sucks! If CGC wasn't so greedy, they could've really helped the hobby out by being anti-pressing when they started, but since Borock likes pressing so much, it wasn't to be. Now CGC has helped screw up the hobby even more. Thanks assholes! What is your solution for detecting it consistentl...
by murph0
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: CBCS - Comic Book Certification Service
Topic: Current CBCS Turn Around Times
Replies: 170
Views: 19973

Re: Current CBCS Turn Around Times

Stu_Pidman wrote:
slym2none wrote:Back off, he was talking to me.

*whistles*


No worries, I would never move to Florida :faint:


Sure you would have, you and Steve are best friends. You'd probably try to buy a house near his...
by murph0
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Comics General
Topic: My First "Fake" CGC book
Replies: 13
Views: 8476

Re: My First "Fake" CGC book

That's too bad, you must not have been around to hear the adage; "buy the book, not the label". Based on your scan, you can see the color touch on the front of the cover?
by murph0
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: PGX - Professional Grading eXperts
Topic: Professional Grading eXperts is no longer a LLC
Replies: 24
Views: 4046

Re: Professional Grading eXperts is no longer a LLC

This shouldn't surprise anyone and anyone who thinks they have proper insurance, I have a bridge to sell you.
by murph0
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: PGX - Professional Grading eXperts
Topic: pgx stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 8606

Re: pgx stuff

PGXguy wrote:Forced to answer questions or be removed.

I will respectfully remove myself from this forum.

Thank you.


Aww I was so looking forward to the results of your made up survey.
by murph0
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: CGC - Certified Guaranty Company
Topic: How many CGC blue labels from Ewert and Dupcak are out there
Replies: 49
Views: 5879

Re: How many CGC blue labels from Ewert and Dupcak are out t

This is really weird. I was just about to write a post saying that CGC deleted the thread that explained it all, and that the link from the old Wikipedia page said "Access Denied". But I happen to click the link, and it took me to the thread :shock: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ub...

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