Tafkap

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  1. I realize that if you look very, very carefully at a new comic (not a foil or made-with-special-materials) you'll find a fault, or more than one fault; that's why perfect 10's are roughly 1 out of 1500 books. But when it comes to knocking off points how did 9.8 become the default "perfect?" Why wouldn't 9.9 or 9.6 be the default perfect? Does every new comic just happen to always have 2 very minor defects to put it in the 9.8 grade? Not maybe one defect to give it a 9.9? Or why not, say 3 defects or so, and get into the 9.6 grade? I just purchased is a brand n
  2. Which Fed Ex boxes? I've been sending slabs with Medium Priority which are not the cheapest way to send. Thanks.
  3. Could you please let me know where I can get them for $1 each? The places I've been looking at have been more. Thanks.
  4. What additional protection is needed? Also what method do you use for shipping? Thanks
  5. I'm going to try to start selling some raws. I've been pretty reluctant up until now. Are the Gemini Mailers a good thing? Cost efficient? Better just to make your own package? Thanks!
  6. I don't know about renewal?. But I doubt it because then they have you on the automatic renewal so they probably don't feel they need to add the kit.
  7. The customer service person told me the delay it was because of the holidays?
  8. Don't know if it's verbotten to offer any critique, but here goes: On November 30 I officially joined with a paid membership which included the free packing kit to send up to 40 books to CGC.. As of yesterday, one week later, (haven't checked today) the kit hasn't even been shipped yet! I understand how submissions can go slowly, but sending out a generic box of supplies?
  9. I'm not referring to any one person but on here, Ebay and there people advertise their raw comics are a money-making opportunity if you just CGC them and sell them yourself. EACH TIME, I see one of these ads I wonder why are the sellers being so generous? Why not just CGC them yourself then? Has anyone ever found this to be true? ??
  10. I'm talking about comics you paid a premium for; not new issues. Way back when, in the 1980's I bought a copy of Daredevil #158 when everything was basically sold as VF/NM for, I believe, $36.00 when that issue was just heating up. Got it slabbed long ago as a 6.0. After being slabbed it's worth about $30.00 for this grade. I have so many like that, classic Neal Adams Batman stuff, and because of the grade and because no one cares about "the death of Alfred" they're worth about the same when I bought them 30-40 years ago. Of course, there's plenty I bought that did go up
  11. I'm talking about comics you paid a premium for; not new issues. Way back when, in the 1980's I bought a copy of Daredevil #158 when everything was basically sold as VF/NM for, I believe, $36.00 when that issue was just heating up. Got it slabbed long ago as a 6.0. After being slabbed it's worth about $30.00 for this grade. I have so many like that, classic Neal Adams Batman stuff, and because of the grade and because no one cares about "the death of Alfred" they're worth about the same when I bought them 30-40 years ago. Of course, there's plenty I bought that did go up