Donald Jack

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About Donald Jack

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    Hobbyist

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  • Comic Collecting Interests
    Modern Age
  • Occupation
    Curriculum Designer
  • Hobbies
    Drums and Percussion, The Beatles, Baseball Cards, Comic Books, Coins, Stamps, and records...probably much more as well.
  • Location
    San Antonio TX

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  1. Greetings...when you submitted with your local comic store, they probably divided up the shipping since they ship many books at the same time and everyone with books in the mix pays a portion of the shipping and handling charges (at least that is how they do it at my local comic book store.) Hope all works out the best for you! DJ
  2. Every experience is different depending on when you send. I've had some books arrive and get added to the system 3 business days after USPS tracking shows delivered, and most recently I had to wait 8 business days. I've read that during comic-con season, some folks have waited weeks for submissions to show in the system. With about 5 business days on your current submission, I'd say you're still good for a few more. Many folks on these boards will tell you, and I agree...it's all about patience. And if that fails, the customer service when calling is tops! DJ
  3. Greetings...did you happen to also include CCS pressing/cleaning services? If so, the submissions will show "Received" until CCS has completed their work and moved the comic books to CGC. Then the status will update and the date will change. I had sent in 3 moderns for CCS pressing on October 27, 2018, and they finally moved to "Scheduled for Grading" (with the contents details available) on March 8, 2019. If you did use CCS, current turnaround time is about 16-18 weeks. Hope this helps! DJ
  4. Greetings...when you fill the form out online, an email will be sent to you with a link to the form itself. You can select that link and print or view as often as needed. Of course you will need to be able to access your email from where ever you want to print. At my office, I would not be able to do that as web based email is restricted. Hope that helps! DJ
  5. eBay and PayPal are very "interesting" on stuff like this and I think a lot of it has to do with dollar amount involved (I used to work disputes for a major credit card company and anything disputed under a certain amount was just refunded to the customer without filing a dispute with the merchant). An example of this happened to a friend of mine who sold a 2009 era TomTom GPS to an overseas buyer (shipping from America). The buyer received the item and claimed it was broken. My friend advised him to return the item for a full refund, and actually expected to get a different version of the GPS back as part of a scam. It was actually worse than that. My friend received a medium sized padded envelope with nothing inside (the GPS and accessories couldn't have fit in there, so it was not lost in the mail) AND a tracking label was on the outside of the envelope. The buyer filed a claim and eBay sided with the buyer since tracking showed delivered. So, my friend called foul and sent eBay a picture showing was sent to him and eBay's position was "the tracking shows it was delivered, and you obviously received what he sent you." So, the buyer was reimbursed from my friend's PayPal account. The kicker is, my friend was also reimbursed for the loss, shipping, AND the eBay seller's fees. Not sure what the final reasoning was for all of that, how eBay/PayPal made a decision, or if the amount ($55.00) was just small enough for them to write off.
  6. I may be in the minority on this, but I feel the seller assumes some responsibility of risk as the cost of doing business. As a seller, I could purchase insurance to cover myself. I've had Amazon shipments misdelivered a few times, and while the tracking showed it was delivered, I contacted Amazon and the situation was taken care of and new product was shipped. Granted that's different from an independent seller (as Amazon is huge), but as a seller myself, if I don't purchase insurance (or offer it), I consider that I may be on the hook for a refund or at the very least, doing the research with the post office. More about customer service at this point versus who's really liable. And in the end, if a buyer disputes with their credit card company (or paypal), and the tracking shows delivered (especially on uninsured items), the seller normally will not assume liability for the dispute.
  7. Since you ask "Is it worth investing", I'd have to say that only you can answer that for yourself. If it's for sale for $2.00, I'd probably say yes for me. But it also depends on other factors, like what's available in the market, (raw, Blue Label Graded, etc.) and the reason you are buying it. I personally wouldn't buy it to make money, but I might consider purchasing it if I really wanted this issue and the price was really very good, and other CGC Graded Universal Labels weren't available or within my budget. Future market demand will drive the cost up and down, and being a Qualified Green label, it probably won't move very much, especially when compared to a Universal label of the same grade (or maybe even a little lower grade as the version you have pictured would be a much lower Universal label grade). Hope this helps as a start and I assume others will offer some great thoughts as well. Welcome to the boards! DJ
  8. I think it would be interesting to see a perfect replica CGC Plastic Holder, label, and sticker (well, not perfect...almost perfect...online store photo quality perfect), and flawless reproduction of the New Mutants 98 cover...the kicker being the pages inside are blank, or at the very least a magazine cut down to size to fit the cover. Not that I wish any bad experience...just thinking about "what's in the box." Kind of like a skewed version of Schrödinger's cat...it's both a regular and blank comic book at the same time...as it was printed with disappearing ink and the material vanished during shipping. You won't know until you crack it open. Ok, a little way out there. You'll know in a few weeks (hope you keep us posted). DJ
  9. From my experience as a former credit card disputes customer service specialist, I can tell you that in nearly all cases under $100.00, very minimal "proof" will be needed. When you dispute the item, and in your case we are assuming the dispute would be either Merchandise not Received or Not as Described (counterfeit), or just Not as Described, the issuer (PayPal) will ask you some questions to determine the reason for the dispute. That's normally all you will provide as PayPal has access to the item, and other information from the invoice and eBay sale page. They should issue temporary credit while they process a "chargeback" to the merchant's bank. If the merchant doesn't respond within 60 days, the temp credit becomes permanent and PayPal will either attempt to recover funds from the merchant's banks, or write off the amount (write off limits depend on many factors). At that point it's on them. If the merchant represents the charge (basically saying they don't accept the dispute or the conditions), then PayPal will ask you if you want to continue the dispute and at that point may ask for more information. Again, it being under $100.00 (not sure what dollar currency they will look at), they may not bother with it and just write it off, but if they do decide to continue with redisputing to the merchant, the normal evidence you'd need to provide is everything in the eBay sale listing. Normally pictures and video don't amount to anything, and will rarely be asked for (but always nice to have if you decided to really ramp it up to a court of law...yeah, probably not what you do for $100.00). However, if the counterfeit route is taken, that's when you will need a credible authority to sign a statement saying the item is not legitimate. At this point the merchant accepts (you win), or declines (and then it's a duking match.) If it's a VISA or MasterCard, those companies make the final call and the loser pays the "court costs" (for lack of a better term, but it's something like about $600.00). I'm not sure who makes the final call for PayPal whether to fight the battle, give you the credit, or give you the liability, but for liability, there has to be no real evidence to support your claim. I have never seen a counterfeit case with legitimate proof become a liability to the customer (I must have processed 20-30 of them usually sneakers and sunglasses). And for just a regular Not As Described reason, the law requires you to have made an effort to return the item and they don't care at who's expense. So as long as you can show you made the effort to return (which helps a lot if the listing says the merchant allows returns and provides a return slip), you have a solid case (that includes contacting the merchant, asking for the return address and not receiving a response). And lastly, Merchandise Not Received will work beautifully if they track it and it never shows up, or if they don't track it and it never shows up. In either case, the merchant must be able to show it was delivered to you. Hope this helps with the process and what goes on behind the scenes. In short, if you open a case with eBay (first step anyway) and it does not work in your favor, then dispute with PayPal. You'll provide information and then wait. I honestly don't think this will be a tough battle for you. Many of these merchants don't represent as it just draws attention to the illegal activity. Best of luck! DJ
  10. I agree with Revat...I'd also add that you may actually receive a well done counterfeit version of what you ordered. In the dispute world, in order to claim an item is counterfeit, it normally has to be deemed counterfeit in writing by a credible source (normally--in this case I'd say a local comicbook shop or even CGC). And having all the evidence possible will only help if there is to be anything more than a simple dispute case on a PayPal or eBay account. Best of luck on this one and please keep us posted on what you get and how it turns out. DJ
  11. Of course I am...and that is why I should be working and not playing around. Gotta love it. Ok, but the dispute process is still accurate. So, give me 50% credit...yes, still an "F".
  12. I didn't see the China part that you mention in your post. It looks like this is from MyComicShop in Texas. I've had great dealings with them in the past, so I'd lean toward a success for you. Worst case scenario is that you don't receive it, or you don't get what you purchased. The dispute process with both eBay and PayPal is great! In fact, everything for proof of sale is readily available to them, so your part is just answering a few questions and they take care of the rest. My guess is you will either have your graded book, or a full refund. Can't beat that, right?
  13. It may be due to what you have entered, or how you have entered it for identifying what you are submitting. The form can be very picky about some things like date format. I'd recommend calling CGC and ask for assistance. They are EXTREMELY helpful and great to work with on the phone.
  14. If you submit back to CGC, the comic book will most likely be graded again. Value itself is dependent on marketplace comparison (considering the grade and someone willing to pay for it) so just having it regarded won't make the "value" go down. However, the grade could drop from the 9.2 (or, I assume it could also go up depending on who is grading) and that could affect performance in the marketplace. Since it's actually no longer in the case, I don't know if this qualifies as a reholder submission. I'd recommend contacting CGC and ask what they recommend.
  15. The description on the webpage specifically says it fits CGC, so I'd go with that. Chances are, if you call BCW, they will say yes as well. I like BCW products and use them exclusively for baseball cards and records.