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  1. Also a great quote in there: "It's all fake and illusion. That's what cool is. That's what charisma is. That's what everything is." -- Quentin Quire
  2. Hi I read the guideline posts and I believe my post adheres to the rules. If not I apologize and am happy to modify if necessary.
  3. The Amazing Spider-man #238 CGC 9.6 $0.75 Canadian Price Variant w/ Tattooz Not much else to say everybody knows what this book is! Asking 2500 CAD/1900 USD Payment by PayPal or EFT (Canada) Free shipping in Canada and USA by Canada Post Expedited Shipping 2-7 business days. First I'll take it on thread...takes it. Returns accepted only if item damaged in transit.
  4. Thanks for all the great info everybody! I'm working it into a new selling template as much as possible. Given my lack of grading experience, my goal is to arm the buyer with as much relevant data, visual and otherwise, to make an informed decision, while still adding my opinion/grade estimate.
  5. No, not to my knowledge, but would be happy to be wrong!
  6. Very interested in this topic. Thanks for the helpful info thus far. I've switched from photos to high res scans of both sides of book, out of bag. My specific questions: 1. I truly am not a pro grader but want to give my customers as honest and clear a picture as possible. I feel the whole disclaimer of not being a pro grader now detracts from my listings, even though it's the truth! Should I leave this in or remove it from my listings? 2. Numerical grading or Letter Grading? The most common grade I see on Ebay is NM. As this can conceivably mean 9.2, 9.4, 9.6 I see this as a double edged sword. Being an amateur, I am likely to only be within a 9.2 to 9.6 (4-point) range anyway (if I'm lucky). 3. To grade or not to grade?I've only ever had 2 books returned out of a few hundred. One was a legitimate return - my scans truly did not show a wavy defect, however I did NOT grade this book in the listing as it was shortly after FIRST return in which the buyer said the book was not the grade I'd given in the listing. Being naïve I asked for photos from the buyer to show the differences from mine. However, Ebay did not support the request and did not request ANYTHING from the buyer other than his word. I'm sure you've all experienced some version of this situation if you are an ebayer, but it leaves me confused as to the best approach. 4. I truly love comics and truly want to provide the best buyer experience possible, so can any of you describe an IDEAL listing or provide an example? I'd be grateful!
  7. DP#12 CPV falls into Zatanna Special #1 territory for me, I've never laid eyes on it so not convinced it exists.
  8. This one popped in my head today so grabbed a pic. Pretty sure I have a few more too. They'll come to me.
  9. Just wanted to say I appreciate both the content and the timbre of this thread.
  10. Another vote for this clown, cyclocross13, reports items not as described, when I ask for proof/pics I get no response other than case opened.
  11. Any advice on whether or not to grade them? I also have 2 and 4 but 3 was not there.
  12. Yeah when I found them I was sure there was something about them but I wasn't sure what. Also, full disclosure, the magazines were in the toonie bin.
  13. Some great loonie box finds recently.
  14. Brock/Keith thanks for the advice and insight. It's much appreciated.
  15. I just came into possession of one but it won't press out near that lol. In fact, I'm not sure what direction to take with this book. Any advice?
  16. Let's clue this up. I was looking for accountability. Not in a monetary sense, but in a gesture of any sort, which in this case took the form of a phone call from Brittany and some sincere words. CGC provided that, and to be fair, I think Bob just showed a bit of that in the above post, so kudos to both. I love comics. For one reason or another, I haven't been able to pursue this hobby for a while now. I can now, and I hope to continue this journey with all of you. So thanks to CGC and everybody on this thread, for this memorable introduction to grading and its baggage. Despite the BS, I'm glad to be here, and hope to contribute/help at some point. After all, this is still supposed to be fun right?
  17. Try reading the post and its title again. It was a factual retelling of events and a question posed to forum members as to "whether or not this is a standard CGC experience?" When CGC contacted me she thanked me specifically for not posting a rant/complaint, but rather specific details that allowed her to effectively address the situation. (I haven't even brought up the rings on one of my slabs because that complaint is well-covered on here) As for "directly to the company"? I was contacted immediately by CGC after the post, never after the calls. I certainly was not expecting that, and I wouldn't even have answered the Florida area code if it hadn't resolved to an actual person's name. "I don't go on the internet to give bad reviews." 1. Wasn't a review 2. Internet? Hard to argue it's the internet but it's also a CGC forum, with CGC moderators and representatives, found at, wait for it........ Somewhat targeted... On a sincere note, I was hoping everything I'd heard over the years about these boards wasn't true, but even with warning, it's a pretty toxic environment. Thanks for the advice bud. Cool story bro, other than the post was made BECAUSE I am "green". It being my first experience, I was asking for input on ""whether or not this is a standard CGC experience?" Solid contribution though. Keep it up. Correct, Thank you for actually reading the post. The events that unfolded afterwards are what concerned me AND CGC equally. Well said Keys. To you and the other collectors out there/on here, who support each other in this amazing hobby, please keep it up.
  18. At no point was it even explained to me what happened with the credit card info. My goal wasn't to complain either. As i stated, I was looking for input on whether or not this was a standard CGC experience. I have now been assured by CGC that it is not. Bob if you think it was an acceptable customer experience, then we simply have different standards in that area. Also, even if a customer makes a mistake in a cc number or address, how are they supposed to know that unless the vendor advises them of said error??