QueenCityCards

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  1. I am super annoyed with CSG about this. I sent my first bulk submission in with someone and they have changed the turnaround times TWICE since I sent them. 200 days is nuts. They cannot be more busy than SGC, who turns around cards in 3 weeks. Hire more people!!! Stop snubbing the customer please
  2. I was not able to find this answer anywhere. If I submit 20 cards, do I pay immediately or do I pay when they are in the finishing stages? Does the answer also apply if I send my cards in with an approved group submission? Thank you
  3. $12? Where is it $12? And they want $10 per card for subgrades. It's insane
  4. And CSG is increasing prices 66% with this service> Yikes
  5. Who said it was a bad thing? The only thing that's bad are the scumbags waiting in line at 3am at Target and Walmart so they can flip their retail boxes to pay their rent instead of learning a real skill and getting a real job, right?
  6. I mean do I care what you actually think? No. I don't. GTFO out of my post my 30 years of collecting. WTF cares?
  7. I agree. The guy does not have a clue what he is talking about. I think the bigger problem is all the people submitting their freaking Zions and Jas hoping to cash in. I only sell cards when I have to. So, profit was not the chief concern, but it is a concern. I do not want to spend $20 to grade a single card and it be worth the same unless it is for a special project ie grading my entire 1973 Topps set, which this guy seems to think is creating a problem for graders.
  8. Sorry guy, not looking for a customer to answer any of this or for a response like this. They are new to sports cards. I was not seeking advice from you or anyone about what you would do in my shoes. I'm an adult, I handle things the way I want to handle them, and you handle things the way you want to handle. This entire response is patronizing and condescending, and not the least bit helpful, either. Their reputation with SPORTS cards is TBD and so far, it's not stellar based on the reviews I have read at various websites. They are literally the last spot people are picking, beneath GMA. I came to give the a shot over GMA because the price point was more economical and I wanted to test the risk v reward. And, some of what you say is incorrect. No, SGC never had 4-5 month wait times. I subbed with them for all of 2020 and 2021 up until this month. The longest I ever had to wait was 3.5 months, and I had no problem with that when PSA was a year, BVG was 9 months to a year and appears CSG is actually 4 months or more (80 days) and there is no guarantee. People pay before the cards are graded and most are in a membership- so yes, getting flooded with cards means they did have more money. Finally, who the heck are you to be the arbitrator for the reason to get cards graded? The real reason to get a card graded was and still is to many people to PROTECT THE CARD, not to increase its value. Using your logic, I'm the problem because I am grading my complete 1973 Topps set. Yeah, noway, guy Ultimately, it is people like you who are part of the problem: you don't do your research, you comment first before thinking and you come off sounding like a homer, not a deep thinker. I did not think my comment was going to be wildly popular among people who are here because they like CSG, but then again I did not really care. I figured 75% of the responses might be from people sounding like you.
  9. CSG followed suit and increases bulk leve prices by 66%. Do their cards bring 66% value of PSA? Not even close. These grading companies are shooting themselves in the feet out of greed, and taking advantage of customers. I was a faithful SGC customer until the bulk rate increased from $20 to $35, after an increase $8 to $15 and then $15 to $20. I walked. PSA lost me over a year ago with the year-long wait times. SO last night I came to sign up with CSG at the $150 membership level, and while I started that process I saw the message about price increases. And I stopped signing up. Unless I pull some amazing card and it looks perfect, I am done submitting cards to get graded. I cannot send my cards to CSG at $12-$20 rates when the cards might not even bring $30 compared to $60-65-100 with SGC or PSA
  10. This is crazy, and I know I am not alone here, but hear me out. I was a faithful SGC submitter, and when I started they were $8 per card in a submission group bulk rate. PSA was having turnaround time problems for over a year and SGC decided to up its game, hire more graders and improve turnaround times. They did, until the grading part of the hobby exploded to all-time high levels, exceeding the JUnk Era levels. SGC had egg on their face after bragging in their marketing about their turnaround times, while at same time poking fun at PSA. And they upped their bulk rates to $15 a card. That was fine. It was doable. But then it went to $20 per card for no reason. Then PSA shut down and it went to $75 per card or $35 for bulk rates. So, I decided to give CSG a shot. I was about to join at the second-tier level when I noticed the April 21 message that because they are seeing an influx of new submissions they, too, are increasing their prices. Mind you, this company is barely out of the box and its reputation is still to be determined. And the bright green labels ... But for $8 per card bulk, I was ready to give it a solid shot and give them a full year. But the price is now $12 a card. And CSG isn't exactly bringing top 3 resale prices. I am not even sure they are above GMA. This is no knock on CSG; I have no experience with this company. But why is the response to increase fees? Because you hired more graders? Did you really? If you are getting so many more cards, then that additional revenue and profit should be enough to hire more graders, right? Why are these grading companies alienating the small guys? If you're worried about adding to your turnaround times (they aren't great for bulk rates) well, this huge influx you mention means how many times are you increasing your profit margins? You had money to hire more graders. Increasing prices might make sense if you reduced the 4 month plus turnaround times for bulk. But you didn't. It's the same service, not guaranteed to get worse, with a 66% price increase. 66%! Does it make sense to send 100 mid-level cards at $12 a pop, or even worse, $20 a pop, when they are unlikely to bring in $30? This is frustrating to watch. And I doubt I am going to sign up to your $149 plan. Good luck ya'll.
  11. This is crazy, and I know I am not alone here, but hear me out. I was a faithful SGC submitter, and when I started they were $8 per card in a submission group bulk rate. PSA was having turnaround time problems for over a year and SGC decided to up its game, hire more graders and improve turnaround times. They did, until the grading part of the hobby exploded to all-time high levels, exceeding the JUnk Era levels. SGC had egg on their face after bragging in their marketing about their turnaround times, while at same time poking fun at PSA. And they upped their bulk rates to $15 a card. That was fine. It was doable. But then it went to $20 per card for no reason. Then PSA shut down and it went to $75 per card or $35 for bulk rates. So, I decided to give CSG a shot. I was about to join at the second-tier level when I noticed the April 21 message that because they are seeing an influx of new submissions they, too, are increasing their prices. Mind you, this company is barely out of the box and its reputation is still to be determined. And the bright green labels ... But for $8 per card bulk, I was ready to give it a solid shot and give them a full year. But the price is now $12 a card. And CSG isn't exactly bringing top 3 resale prices. I am not even sure they are above GMA. This is no knock on CSG; I have no experience with this company. But why is the response to increase fees? Because you hired more graders? Did you really? If you are getting so many more cards, then that additional revenue and profit should be enough to hire more graders, right? Why are these grading companies alienating the small guys? If you're worried about adding to your turnaround times (they aren't great for bulk rates) well, this huge influx you mention means how many times are you increasing your profit margins? You had money to hire more graders. Increasing prices might make sense if you reduced the 4 month plus turnaround times for bulk. But you didn't. It's the same service, not guaranteed to get worse, with a 66% price increase. 66%! Does it make sense to send 100 mid-level cards at $12 a pop, or even worse, $20 a pop, when they are unlikely to bring in $30? This is frustrating to watch. And I doubt I am going to sign up to your $149 plan. Good luck ya'll.