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1 hour ago, loganparker said:

That’s awesome! Their site states the turnaround time for non-fast track Value is 50 days and fast track is 15 days. I just wasted $200 on fast tracking my last  group of Value books...unnnlesss... they’ve already been scheduled for grading even though they haven’t been received yet!

Pretty sure the reason for this trend in quicker turnarounds is the lack of convention submissions. Probably the same reason they're setting up all these In House Signings. It benefits their clients and, more importantly, makes up for their loss of convention revenue.  Win/win. 

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I normally submit my books at shows. What’s the typical timeframe for an order mailed to CGC to be recorded as “Received” on their website from the time they’re delivered/received to/by CGC? Thanks 

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5x Modern submission, no additional services:

Delivered: 3/20/2020
Received: 3/25/2020
CGC Charged: 3/26/2020
SFG: 4/17/2020
Grading/QC: 4/20/2020
F/I/S: 4/20/2020

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9 hours ago, loganparker said:

I normally submit my books at shows. What’s the typical timeframe for an order mailed to CGC to be recorded as “Received” on their website from the time they’re delivered/received to/by CGC? Thanks 

I only ever send mine direct. If sub is delivered Mon-Wed, it's usually marked received same week. If it's delivered Thurs or Fri, it's marked received the next week by Wednesday. This is in contrast to TATs I've seen of submitters at shows, where it can take anywhere from couple days to 2 weeks for a convention submission to be marked received. 

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10 Moderns Slow Track

Received by CCS - 12/6/2019

Received and Billed by CGC - 4/15/2020

Scheduled for Grading - 4/21/2020

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10 minutes ago, skybolt said:

10 Moderns Slow Track

Received by CCS - 12/6/2019

Received and Billed by CGC - 4/15/2020

Scheduled for Grading - 4/21/2020

what happened here? Is 4 months normal for CCS? 

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1 hour ago, Bird said:

what happened here? Is 4 months normal for CCS? 

For slow track the current turnaround time is 95 business days. Mine took about 90 business days to press.

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3 minutes ago, skybolt said:

For slow track the current turnaround time is 95 business days. Mine took about 90 business days to press.

I don't use CCS so I didn't realize that CGC TATs counted the time at CCS. So you are saying they should be done by next week? Almost there!

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4 minutes ago, Bird said:

I don't use CCS so I didn't realize that CGC TATs counted the time at CCS. So you are saying they should be done by next week? Almost there!

Good question. I'm really note sure. Based on CGC current turnaround times, grading should take about 5 to 6 weeks. Reading the last couple of pages, it appears that people have been getting their books back quicker than that. However, my gut tells me that although they are scheduled for grading, it'll likely take a few more weeks to actually grade them. I'll provide an update.

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I have only submitted 1 book to CCS, and it was a walkthrough last year.  The TAT's were divided.

TAT CCS 10 days

TAT CGC 1 day

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On 4/16/2020 at 7:30 PM, Karl Liebl said:

I think older books are really getting the shaft by CGC. Why do different tiers even exist?  A book is a book. All books should cost the same. I bet that would deter many from submitting carp like micronaughts or she hulk. But then they lose 90 percent of their business. After this submission I’m done. Sure submit what you want but pay for equally. Maybe I’m just grumpy and lucky to have some older stuff but sheesh 6 months is way too long. It’s interesting. The last two comic shops I visited don’t like CGC books. Maybe it’s too costly for them both in time and money...

Of course they don't. That would be because they can't take their Fine books and grade them as NM and price them accordingly. 95% of shops I've visited in the last 25+ years either can't grade or intentionally overgrade. Interestingly, the "can't grade" crowd always falls in the direction of overgrading and not undergrading... but I'm sure that's completely coincidental:eyeroll:

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For the people asking about my cost estimate. ..  it was 45 buck to ship the books via fedex ground but I bought a box too for about 10 bucks. Shipped on dec 14 and received Jan 2. Silly for me to send during holidays!  CCS bill for economy I think the bill was charged at 256 ?  Grading at economy around 40 bucks each. Then there is shipping choice back. I called and they said pressing time is up to 95 business days from 90. So it’s going to be 5 months just for the press. That’s what I get for going economy!

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Is CGC accepting submissions now?

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13 minutes ago, bug33fouf said:

Is CGC accepting submissions now?

yes indeed

https://www.cgccomics.com/

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and after clicking

https://www.cgccomics.com/news/article/8197/

CGC Remains Open and Fully Operational

Posted on 4/1/2020

CGC will provide updates on its operations during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation here.

4/2/2020
 

CGC remains open and fully operational at its Sarasota, Florida, USA headquarters and its office in London.

CGC meets a number of criteria for essential services according to Florida Executive Order 20-91, issued on April 1 by Governor DeSantis. The Executive Order specifically defines “essential services” to include, among many others, businesses that interact with customers electronically or by telephone and deliver products through the mail, manufacturing facilities, businesses that supply other essential businesses, and businesses that provide access to financial services, including non-bank financial services.

In addition to the enhanced cleaning and safety protocols previously instituted, including frequent cleanings of all work areas, CGC has taken the following immediate steps:

  • All customer drop-offs and pick-ups at its Sarasota headquarters, including the recently implemented Contactless Curbside Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs, have been suspended.
  • Any additional employees who have been identified as being able to do a substantial portion of their work from home will be required to do so.

 

CGC Customer Service representatives are working from home and remain available to help. The fastest way to reach CGC Customer Service is to email Service@CGCcomics.com.
 

4/1/2020

Developing…

In a press conference on April 1, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida said that he would be issuing a statewide “stay-at-home” mandate effective Thursday night at midnight. The Executive Order is expected to be signed later this afternoon.

Based on the information currently available, CGC expects its Sarasota, Florida, USA headquarters to be open tomorrow, April 2. Once the Executive Order has been signed, CGC will analyze and provide an update on its operations.

3/18/2020
 

The coronavirus COVID-19 has already had a dramatic impact on the comic book hobby. Shows around the world have been postponed or cancelled, and virtually every dealer has already seen their business affected.

During this unprecedented situation, our thoughts are with our incredible community of comic collectors and dealers. The comic book market is remarkably resilient and it will bounce back, as it always has when faced with challenges.

Now and in the future, CGC is here to help. Our global offices remain open at full capacity, but with enhanced cleaning and safety procedures.

Our group of companies has a large presence in China, and our comprehensive response to COVID-19 allowed our Shanghai and Hong Kong offices to remain fully operational for the last six weeks. We have implemented the same procedures at our other locations and continue to operate at full capacity.

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On 4/9/2020 at 6:55 PM, ADAMANTIUM said:

Before I forget... because I did forget :insane:

Reholder... mechanical error

Arrived 4/8/2020

Received 4/8/2020

:download:

Might have happened yesterday, but I DO SEE it today and didn't happen when I checked on last Monday lol today is Wednesday ha!

4/22/2020 Grading/QC 

:) 

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On 4/21/2020 at 11:29 AM, skybolt said:

10 Moderns Slow Track

Received by CCS - 12/6/2019

Received and Billed by CGC - 4/15/2020

Scheduled for Grading - 4/21/2020

Grading / Quality Control - 4/22/2020

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10 minutes ago, skybolt said:

Grading / Quality Control - 4/22/2020

Why is modern slow track faster than economy?

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9 minutes ago, Karl Liebl said:

Why is modern slow track faster than economy?

There is a possibility that CGC received my books from CCS earlier than the recorded time, and are factoring in that wait to grade the books. I've had that happen on a couple of previous submittals.

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1 hour ago, ADAMANTIUM said:
On 4/9/2020 at 6:55 PM, ADAMANTIUM said:

Before I forget... because I did forget :insane:

Reholder... mechanical error

Arrived 4/8/2020

Received 4/8/2020

:download:

Might have happened yesterday, but I DO SEE it today and didn't happen when I checked on last Monday lol today is Wednesday ha!

4/22/2020 Grading/QC 

:) 

4/22/2020 Finalized/Image/Shipped

Presumably same day? :takeit: 

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