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About Gaard

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    Collectosaurus Rex

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    Coffee Roastmaster
  • Hobbies
    comics, football, baseball, basketball, my son
  • Location
    Grand Rapids
  1. eBay The eBay Official eBay Thread eBay

    I'm going on vacation tomorrow. Should I take all my listings down? ...Add a week to my handling time? ...What?
  2. PGX Reputation Rehab?

    +1 Just because you like one more than the other, doesn't mean you have to dislike the other one.
  3. current turn around rates at CGC

    When I was at the post office on Monday, I asked if it was ok to ship to Sarasota. She looked it up on her computer and said there weren't any problems. FYI - Shipped/Safe, from what I understand, means your order has either shipped (if you want it shipped back to you) or put in their safe (if you are going to pick it up).
  4. current turn around rates at CGC

    Is it standard to get verified immediately when using the online form? I just sent a 2 book value submission a couple of days ago and it just today was entered into the system ... as verified. The previous value submissions all took about 2 months to get verified, but this was the first time I used the online form.
  5. Would it be prudent to wait a few days to send books down there?
  6. eBay The eBay Official eBay Thread eBay

    Thanks ygogolak. :red faceed
  7. eBay The eBay Official eBay Thread eBay

    Some listings have text (smaller & not as bold) under the listing title. Is this option available after gaining certain status? examples
  8. Recommendations for the serious comic collector!

    Not exactly sure what you mean by 'serious', but I'm going to assume you just mean someone who loves the hobby. There are certain things I've read/done/bought over the years that I would consider an important part of having comics in my life. (probably too many to remember) First of all, I'm glad I got to know the owner (and employees) of the LCS I frequented as I was growing up. He was actually the first adult friend I had when I was a kid (back in the early70's). Back then you got a lot of eye rolls when people found out you collected comics. It was nice to be around other 'nerds' and feel comfortable. I'm also very happy whenever I see threads here (or on other boards) concerning the best written comic stories. I don't care who you are, you can't know of every book out there - especially when the majority of your life was before there were computers. I think, and this is just my opinion, that the younger you are, the more emphasis you put on the art. Whereas, the older you get, the writing becomes more important. I've found/read so many great stories as a result of those kind of threads. I've also found it immensely informative to read the many books out there dealing with the history of comics. (All topics: publishers, artists, covers art, etc) I just finished rereading this. (I have this in the bathroom ) Even though CGC, et al. isn't essential, I'm glad that I know and understand about them. Without these forums, I'd be scratching my head whenever I saw a graded comic. One last thing (for now) - re: those Gerbers - why wasn't there ever a DC set put out. I'm not really a DC guy, but it'd be nice to know what's out there. Having the 2 sets that were published has definitely impacted my comic collecting. Mike ps - We've all heard it a thousand times, but the most essential part of this hobby is to collect what you like.
  9. Packing books for shipping

    None so far. (knock on wood)
  10. Packing books for shipping

    That's exactly how I do it, and I charge $12.00 shipping in my listings. If it costs a little less, I refund the difference - if it costs a little more, I eat it. (It's usually within a couple of bucks either way.)
  11. This Week Back From CGC

    A couple of early Marvel's ...
  12. Anybody have any experience with this? I realize it has no affect on the comic, but it's rather unsightly.

    I was able to afterwards. I think I went to "see details".
  14. current turn around rates at CGC

    My 2-book value submission... Received - 6/9/17 Verified - 8/8/17 Scheduled For Grading - 8/14/17 Graded - 8/15/17 Grading/Quality Control - 8/16/17 Shipped/Safe - 8/17/17