Books were marked as Received/In Safe on 9/15/14, status is the same at this point.
I called on 10/16/14 and asked that the 2 Aquaman books be returned ungraded. My original intention was to have all my Aquaman books graded and sold since I don't think this is a run I can ever complete. However, since submitting I've been concerned by the prices realized on graded copies of this title. The keys are blowing up of course, I'd probably do fine on the #29. But the non-key run issues are very hit and miss. For what they've been going for I'd just as soon keep them. Maybe when the Batman vs. Superman/Justice League movie(s) are released that will change. I would have liked to have seen CBCS's grades compared to what CGC graded them as, but didn't feel like paying nearly $40 just to crack them out again. There may be another opportunity to do this kind of comparison in the future.
The customer service rep was very friendly when I called. I haven't received the Aquaman books back yet so I'm assuming they will be mailed back when the other 2 books in the submission are graded. There's no notation about them being returned in my account, I'm assuming that's something that just shows up on their end. Nor does has the 20% discount been applied, again I'm assuming this will be done when the books are graded and my credit card is billed.
The pressing/dry cleaning work is completed and I received the following notes from the presser on 10/24/14:
DC Comics Presents #47: 9.2/9.4. 1/2" slightly CB crease, upper left corner, front cover, near spine, vertical from top edge down.. Some scattered CB spine tics. Scattered CB surface dings. Light fiber breaking spine stress. remnants of creases, back cover. Nice book, but has a few issues that hold it back. Back cover cleaned up quite well.
Swamp Thing #21: 9.6. Solid copy. Slight staple blowout, top staple, common on all copies. A few scattered CB spine tics. Slightly CB 1/4" crease, with some overhang bends, BRC. Essentially no need for dry clean, back cover was very clean, just a spot. Should be a no contest 9.6.
I think this estimation of grades is a bit optimistic and I'm going to stick with my original prediction on these. But I didn't get to see the books after they were done so we'll see what they look like when the graded books are returned.
Books marked as Received/In Safe on 10/30/14, status is the same at this point.