I buy a few Signature Series here and there on ebay, but I haven't had a membership in years for any of the slab companies. However I recently moved and I have my man cave, so I can start displaying some of my comics and got my CGC Membership. I am headed to a con today and I am perplexed by a few things, plus have a few questions.
1) I know that CGC upcharge 10 bucks for a SS, which I would assume covers the overhead of the witness having to do their job. However at the con today I believe the facilitator is charging another 10 bucks on top of that to cover their overhead. Does CGC not kick back a portion of their 10 if they are not at a con, and a facilitator is? Is it normal to get double dipped this way? Please take into account that I am not at the con yet and might have misunderstood the way it was explained to me over the phone. They also charge an extra 5 for each autograph, but I believe that part to be normal.
2) The artists and creators have started a significant upcharge for CGC now, so I am thinking of bringing a few omnibuses as well. What percent on average do they upcharge for "remark" sketches? I am talking about the quickie ones. The ones they can do in about 10 seconds. Basically I want to know if that falls under "head sketches", or it is kinda like the amount of time it would take to write a sentence. Plus I know every artist or creator is different, so I am just looking for generalizations.
Thanks In Advance,
Oh, I also forgot to ask that if using a facilitator, do you get your cgc membership discount?