Yetti82

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  1. Oddly no LOL...I'm just as confused as you are ROFL!
  2. I have been building up my collection with what I thought was slowly but surely lol. I really did lie to myself! And I thought by the numbers that I could make lots of money selling slabs from a collection...enough to completely pay for the collection and remodel the office to the ultimate nerd display room. So far here is what has really happened.... As I went through finding books to have graded it occurred to me that I could press my own books and save a TON of money. So I put about $250 into the pressing setup and saved TONS of money. But the counter to that has been the time it takes to prep and press. In a group I follow in Discord they discussed cold pressing books. So I figured hey I can do this! I can save time and money! So I spent another $250 and built a cold press to kick out 6 books at a time. Again saving TONS of money, and kicking up the output. But now instead of going in and spending 5 minutes to heat up the press and spot check all the sheets before inserting them into the book then the press....now I'm in my office for a little over an hour to get 6 books out at once. I get excited about learning new things. Well that is when a friend asked if I could press a book or two for him. I pressed and slabbed them at my cost. And bumped the grade significantly on both books. And that couple went up and up. And another friend heard I was pressing, then another, and another....at one point I had to tell them "no more for the next month" so I could try to kick out 75 of my own books. At this point my shipments to CGC are shifting from mostly my books...to mostly other peoples books. Now this has seemingly taken on a life of its own. I'm not making any money off this at all. And now its turning from a fun thing to challenge myself with, to a choir. Had one person yesterday ask from one of my groups if they could send me 25 books. A guy another town over drove the hour and a half last week to my house and dropped off 10 books to be pressed and slabbed. He saw the results on that and let me know he was setting aside more for me to press and send. Another sent me a Tomb of Dracula 10 to press and clean, that one I'm excited about. And my first friend that I pressed books for dropped off 50 books on my doorstep last night I don't feel like i should really price myself out of oblivion. I added an extra $2 on to my modern pressing prices to at least put a few dollars in my own pocket. And added a few extra bucks to older books only because I will spend WAY more time cleaning them carefully. Kind of feeling like i need to be real up front with these people that I'm not making anything compared to the time spent and to softly encourage tips past the press and slab costs. Not sure if people will do that or not. For something like slabbing that already costs a bit to do I don't how people would perceive that. Everyone always says "$4 for shipping...per book?" not realizing that there is a ton of packaging and shipping costs associated with sending packages to literally the other side of the country. I'm peeking right now at close to 100 books graded a month. The sticker shock is not there for me anymore. I like to help people out, and I love seeing all these amazing books. But I don't want to burn myself out doing something that has helped me in paying for the hobby. Seems that it is time to really sit down and figure out what time I'm willing to commit to pressing my books...and doing those for others. To boot I just started up my last Semester of College to finish up my bachelors. Time to make time for me. Thanks for reading my rant....oh and in the last 3 months I almost finished my Daredevil full run...just have the issue 1 to go!
  3. Prescreen - Modern (9.8) Qty 45 Arrived at CGC 5/27/2020 Received 6/1/2020 Value Qty 10 Arrived at CGC 5/27/2020 Received 6/1/2020 Scheduled for Grading 6/2/2020 Modern Qty 9 Arrived at CGC 5/27/2020 Received 6/1/2020 Modern - spider-man label Qty 1 Arrived at CGC 5/27/2020 Received 6/1/2020
  4. Prescreen - Modern (9.8) Qty 97 Received 5/11/2020 Sent to Grading 5/22/2020 Shipped 5/26/2020 Economy Qty 1 Received 5/11/2020 Sent to grading 5/23/2020 Shipped 5/28/2020 Modern Qty 9 Received 5/11/2020 Sent to grading 5/23/2020 Shipped 5/27/2020 Value Qty 4 Received 5/11/2020 Sent to grading 5/23//2020 Shipped 5/28/2020
  5. Prescreen - Modern (9.8) Qty 98 Received 5/11/2020 Economy Qty 1 Received 5/11/2020 Modern Qty 10 Received 5/11/2020 Value Qty 4 Received 5/11/2020
  6. 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/7/2020 Grading / Quality Control 4/13/2020 Shipped 4/15/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/3/2020 Grading / Quality Control 4/6/2020 Shipped 4/8/2020
  7. 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 Graded 3/25/2020 Arrived home 4/02/2020 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/7/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/3/2020 Grading / Quality Control 4/6/2020 Finalized / Imaged / Shipped 4/8/2020 Based on where I personally graded each: 4 @ +0.2 7 met 5 @ -0.2 1 @ -0.5 3 @ -1.0 Now to see how fast the pre-screens get through.
  8. 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 Graded 3/25/2020 Arrived home 4/02/2020 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/7/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/3/2020 Grading / Quality Control 4/6/2020 Theses things are moving quickly!
  9. 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 Graded 3/25/2020 Arrived home 4/02/2020 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/3/2020 Grading / Quality Control 4/6/2020
  10. 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 Graded 3/25/2020 Arrived home 4/02/2020 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 Scheduled for Grading 4/3/2020
  11. 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 Grading / Quality Control 3/23/2020 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 32 (9.6) Pre-screen modern Received 1/30/2020 Sent for Grading 3/10/2020 Graded 3/12/2020 Shipped 3/12/2020
  12. 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 50 (9.8) Pre-screen moderns Received 3/13/2020 20 Modern Received 3/13/2020 32 (9.6) Pre-screen modern Received 1/30/2020 Sent for Grading 3/10/2020 Graded 3/12/2020 Shipped 3/12/2020
  13. I emailed CGC with this question: How are grading times being impacted? Do you foresee being shutdown? I have 17 scheduled for grading as of the 11th. Another 70 received early last week. Figured I would ask. Stay safe! Stay healthy! And got back this response: As of now we are open for business, and it is not affecting anything. Hope that helps
  14. 25 prescreen moderns Received 1/17/2020 Sent for grading 2/27/2020 Graded 3/3/2020 shipped 3/4/2020 32 prescreen modern Received 1/30/2020 Sent for Grading 3/10/2020 17 Modern Received 2/18/2020 Sent for Grading 3/11/2020 25 Fast track prescreen moderns Received 2/18/20 Sent for grading 2/20/2020 Graded 2/24/2020 Shipped 3/2/2020
  15. Yeah Bought up a couple collections. That make up about 2/3 of my collection. The rest of it was buying lots to flip, and a friend was scooping up any comics he ran across them at yard sales. Adds up REALLY fast. Plus I went to couple comic cons and hit the dollar bins.
  16. 2019 was a good year for my collection. The overall market prices retreated, but my collection grew considerably. My personal collection hit the 4k mark by the end of the summer. I picked up every first appearance and event for the Bizarro world. I finished out a full run of the third volume of Green Lantern. Knocked out 2/3 of my daredevil vol 1 run. Picked up a 14k book collection that ranged from mid 1980s to mid 2010s. Sent 100 books to CGC. Went to two Comic Cons. Started a instagram channel and grew it to 700 followers. Started a comic book website (still working on it). And best of all made a couple more local comic book friends.
  17. I have a prescreen from 1/17 that is also still in the "received" status.
  18. I jumped in feet first 3 years ago and have grown from 300 comics to just topping 20K books. I have roughly 2K duplicates. Just finished a general box catalog as I converted the long boxes to 116 short boxes. Plus the 21 short boxes I already had. And the 6 hard plastic short boxes. Close to 100 CGC slabs. My wife says I have a problem, and I agree. Not sure her problem and mine are one in the same....lol. Mine being that I need more space for more comics
  19. Hey all, just getting back into comics in the last year. And finally sent away for my first slabs. My comics took a huge boast when hastings closed. Picked up about 400 comics at .06 to .10 a book. Since then I filled out my red lantern series to completion. And realized after reading them all just how much it requires you buy into all the series >.< so here I am 12 mo ths later with 1500 comic books lol. The series am most focused on right now is filling out all of the daredevil comic books, and his cross overs A lengthy task that i have learned to slow down on before I have to sell my house to pay for all the comics I want today lol. Otherwise loving reading the old series books. And finding my interest is in more of the silver and early bronze comics. The art is amazing! And the evolution of the story drags you in! Even started a wall for displaying my favorites