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    We have unpaid interns to hold each slab on display.  Since light is bad for comics, they mostly sit in the dark.  Come to think of it, there's probably no good reason we make them hold the slabs above their heads.

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  1. Well if your book has enough other defects a minor flaw like this won’t have impact
  2. You should contact Cgc directly and ask them. They have a website with email And phone info
  3. I’d take a look at ‘sold’ prices on eBay to get an idea of value good luck
  4. I'm not sure if specifics of logistics have been mentioned, but they're worth considering: 1. Space, do you have space to keep it before, during, and after sorting? Is that space ground level? temperature controlled? Can you get your car nice and close for loading unloading? 2. Physical loading and unloading - Of course it costs time and energy and sweat to make money, but everyone has different limits physically. This would include initial purchase, moving to storage, moving to conventions, etc. 3. someone did mention bags and boards, that's a real thing. Same with sorting. 4. Your transportation. How many trips, how much time and gas? Add that to the physical loading and unloading above. 5. Summertime weather is 'better', but also effing hotter. Can you do your sorting (or potentially bagging and boarding) in a relatively cool room? Plus all the loading and unloading. 6. I get that we all love comics and its nice to make a buck working on stuff you're interested in, but this much volume....not everyone loves comics that much, especially when you start doing hourly wage labor for yourself. I'm actually with flying donut, if you have experience with this size of collection and some existing infrastructure for storage and selling, its a no brainer. But to go from buying/selling 2-5 boxes at a time to this....
  5. well there's seemingly 4 available on ebay, however, I'm not sure if your copy is some type of special 'proof-reading' version that might be different than the ones being sold. The cheapest one is being sold for $15. Of course condition plays a factor (maybe the largest factor) in price as well. But for something like this sometimes the rarity works against it because people don't know about it. My guess is that you're going to need to do a LOT more research and learning to grade before knowing which to grade. So hopefully you have a real interest in comics, or its going to get suuuupppperrrrr tedious OR in the alternative, honestly if most of your comics from the 80's forward there's a high chance that NONE of them will be worth grading. IF I were you, I'd just take a group shot of the Top 50 or so comics you think might be worth grading. People here can identify really really quickly which ones might be worth grading and they can tell you to research those further. Or we might be able to make a blanket statement that NONE of them are worth grading and save a bunch of time for you.
  6. Use the internet to estimate costs and revenues, use your own skills to do grade estimates, and do the math. Then factor in your own preferences to make your decisions. Or we can do the work for you, just give us the following: 1. List of the comics in question. 2. 10-15 high res detailed pics of each of those comics, including front, back, interior, spine, corners, etc. 3. Your address. 4. Your credit history. 5. Your bank account and salary information. 6. A 3-5 page essay about your personality with topics including risk preferences, financial/emotional patience, experience with sales, ebay history. No need to tell us where you went to college, I think we all assume you went to USC.
  7. there's a "Sales Forum" here on these very boards where you can sell. But there are rules, which should be read, and are very easy to find. Additionally, other common places where comics are sold are facebook, instagram, craigslist,, and some various auction houses like comiclink, comicconnect, heritage. Each of those options has their own pros and cons, and of course that list is not exhaustive. Which one is right for you depends on what you have, the grade, the value, and your own personal preferences for finances (maximize absolute profit? ROI? sell quickly?) and effort (do all pictures, selling, packing, listing yourself?) and for selling. Generally you make the best decisions after gaining experience, but if you provide as much specific information about the books and your preferences as you can, you'll likely get a more helpful answer. Good luck. Also, there's a zillion threads in the General Discussion forum about various adventures with all types of selling venues. You can check those out.
  8. it depends on the grade, it depends on your location, and it depends on what subjectively you personally mean by 'worth it'.
  9. CGC has a website with contact information including a phone number and an email address with customer service, and have employees literally paid cash to help answer customer questions. But also, I'm 99.99999% sure they don't grade hardcovers.
  10. what's a 'quid' again? Is it British slang for 'squid'?
  11. you can check the CGC website to see which conventions CGC is going to. If they're going to a given convention, that means they will provide witnesses at their booth. If CGC is not going (and even if they are), you can check the signature subforum to see if any signature series facilitators are going, you can contact them and they can (in theory) help you get your stuff witnessed (probably for an additional fee). good luck
  12. CGC now has a UK office. They have a website. You'll find the website if you google it. It will have the information you're looking for, based on the specifics of your situation. good luck.
  13. If at the end of this I still don’t have a piece, I would do what you’ve suggested. At this point he’s really only 2 months behind, I’m still ok with him delaying a few more times. What I really don’t want to get is a rushed piece. well there's a time limit on getting your money back from paypal or your credit card company. So keep that in mind if appropriate. You could give him a 'friendly' threat that allows him to still uphold the original agreement: "Hi ARTIST, I understand things get busy and life often gets in the way, especially for someone who I consider to be a talented artist. It doesn't seem like you're able to meet our agreed upon commitment at this time. I don't want to add to any of the pressures in your life that are causing you to miss deadlines, so on Date XXX I'm going initiate a paypal refund for the fee I paid you in advance. If you feel like initiating the refund earlier, that would be fine too. If at some point you are able to honor your commitment to, let me know when the commission is done and I'll re-send you the money. I remain a great fan of your work and wish you the best. Thanks again for your time and consideration."
  14. I think the process with which the comic is cleaned is what will determine whether or not restoration occurs (according to CGC). There are some cleanings that are not considered restoration. Have you called/emailed CCS customer service and asked them? They are certainly going to be the experts on their processes and capabilities and services, and have employees that are literally paid to answer your questions. No matter what answer was given here by random internet strangers, weren't you going to contact CGC/CCS at some point anyways? Why not ask them directly first?