Posted: Jan 17 2019 | IP Logged
Joined: 12 January 2019
|I'm confusing myself ; I wish they'd put out a few examples .
Having no idea to reliably grade what I'm submitting - how do you determine a fair value?
After cracking open the boxes in the basement after quite a while and taking sort of what's down here, I figure I should see what shape the probable most valuable ones are in.
I have a copy of Hulk 181 and I can see small imperfections but have no idea where it would grade - maybe anywhere in a 7-9 range
I could look at a few sites like Ebay completed sales, CPG for prices in those ranges.
So if I guess a value and see what CGC tier it applies to?
If you submit several at once in multiple tiers, do you just submit 1 check with an explanation of which comics correspond to which tiers?
If the grades come back lower such that you'd qualify for a lower tier, do they reimburse you?
Posted: Jan 18 2019 | IP Logged
Great Comics Grading Websites:
I've never submitted to cgc so I can't help you on that process but I'm surprised you have to specify the tier? I would have thought you submit and they tell you what grade and there's a set fee or something like that?
Posted: Jan 19 2019 | IP Logged
Joined: 12 January 2019
|thanks for the links!
from the CGC website on fees:
Type ------ Max value ----- Turnround ------ Price per book
Walkthru --- Unlimited ------- Same Day ------ 3% FMV ($150 Min, $5,000 Max)
Express --- $3,000 ------- 5 Business Days ------ $100
Standard -- $1,000 ------- 19 Business Days ------- $65
Economy -- $400 --------- 53 Business Days ------- $38 / Fast Track $48
Fast Track: 18 Business Days
Value ----- $200 -------- 66 Business Days -------- $27 / Fast Track $37
Fast Track: 24 Business Days
Modern (1975-Date) --- $200 ----- 25 Business Days $20 / Fast Track $30
Fast Track: 8 Business Days
Pre-Screen -------- N/A ------- 35 Business Days / $5 or grading fee (if accepted)
(25 book minimum)
Not sure how Pre Screen works. Its all a bit confusing. Hulk 181, for ex, seems to go as high as $30k for mint (CPG). I know mine isn't mint but even so could be anywhere in $2-5K range . But in case I dont know what I'm talking about (for condition) maybe I should go assumed max value of $1k as it seems they dont give refunds when you pay assuming a higher tier. I imagine I could put my 'top 25' depending on what Pre Screen fees mean.
Again, thanks for the links