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  1. 9 minutes ago, Karl Liebl said:

    Why is modern slow track faster than economy?

    There is a possibility that CGC received my books from CCS earlier than the recorded time, and are factoring in that wait to grade the books. I've had that happen on a couple of previous submittals.

  2. 4 minutes ago, Bird said:

    I don't use CCS so I didn't realize that CGC TATs counted the time at CCS. So you are saying they should be done by next week? Almost there!

    Good question. I'm really note sure. Based on CGC current turnaround times, grading should take about 5 to 6 weeks. Reading the last couple of pages, it appears that people have been getting their books back quicker than that. However, my gut tells me that although they are scheduled for grading, it'll likely take a few more weeks to actually grade them. I'll provide an update.

  3. On 3/21/2020 at 11:12 PM, Mtrx_25 said:

    Anyone know if CCS bills you when they start the process of pressing your comic or after they finished. Im just wondering about my turnaround time, I sent 5 books received 2/20, CCS billed 3/10. Thank you for anyone responding, this is my first post

    From past experience, CCS typically presses the books about 3-4 weeks after they bill you. 

  4. 9 hours ago, lou_fine said:

    Well, if I have packs of toilet paper sitting in my garage from sales in years past, would that qualify as lowballing it or paying top dollar in this new age?  lol

    How many packs of minty fresh unopened packs of nice soft toilet paper for a Cap 1.  hm   :takeit:

    Better sell that toilet paper fast for a big profit before the weather changes and tree leaves are ample. :baiting:

  5. 4 minutes ago, jimbo_7071 said:

    It depends on what you collect. I have many GA books that would be hard to replace in the same grade, so I'm not about to sell them. If I were a SA Marvel collector, I would cash out right now, buy into the stock market—which will recover more quickly than collectibles markets—cash out of that in three-to-six months, and then re-build my collection at a discount.

    From a financial perspective that certainly makes sense. However, if I sell my 8.0 copy of ASM #1 now, there's no way I'll be able to convince my wife to buy it back a year later at that cost, even if I can show the profit gains. :)

  6. I started collecting SA/GA back in 2003. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, it was definitely panic mode for me. I had basically invested 2/3 of my savings in comic books and didn't own a property at the time. I also noticed several prominent CGC board members selling off their collections, which made me even more worried. I still remember sitting up one night deciding whether to just sell everything and take a considerable loss, keep collecting, or take a break. I ultimately decided to take a 6 month break and keep my collection, while concentrating on other things. My thought process was that if at the end of the day I wind up losing around $30K (factoring in the gains I had made between 2003-2008), it was still worth owning all these great books. I figured that if the market just stabilized, I would be willing to take this 30K hit if I could stretch it over 15 years. That way I could justify spending $2K a year collecting the books I love, just like I did when I was spending $600 a year back in the 90's collecting modern junk on a much smaller budget. Of course, the market rebounded and the rest is history. 

    With all that being said, I still had to sell 80% of my collection 5 years later when the unmentioned financial crisis came along..........................marriage. :(