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More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby edd_jedi » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:19 am

I've seen some inconsistent grading before, but this takes the biscuit. Can anybody explain to me how this got an 80? I would have thought 60 max in that condition. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the value or the seller :roll:

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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby TK-7785 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 am

There is no valid reason. It's a farce! Fair enough if you like grading, but it boggles the mind why folk don't use another company. At least it would be a lesser evil. Just break em all out and put them in a nice GW Acrylic case. A company more deserving of our cash. :D
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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby lejackal » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:33 am

I don't know who that is but given this figure - https://www.ebay.com/itm/292726596389
Came from one of these cardbacks - https://www.ebay.com/itm/292726610230

I'd say he's a cunt


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Postby mr_palitoy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:01 am

At least he cant send any more in now!

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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby theforceuk » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 am

That is a ridiculous grade I would have said 70 max. Maybe if you send a $50 note with your submission this is what you get.
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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby TK-7785 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:30 am

lejackal wrote:I don't know who that is but given this figure - https://www.ebay.com/itm/292726596389
Came from one of these cardbacks - https://www.ebay.com/itm/292726610230

I'd say he's a cunt


I'd say you nailed, mate. He's a cunt of the highest order. Deserves a rosette.

Whomever pays $195 for a Chief Chirpa needs their head checked and deserves to be ripped off. :roll:
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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:35 pm

This is why grading is a no for me, it's someone's opinion

My favourite colour is red, if a poll was done from a million people said there favourite colour was blue, would I change my fav colour...no...but would the general consensus be that blue is the most popular colour...yes, given the poll results

If people want to grade that's ok with me if it floats their boat, I would not criticise them for that, because tgats fine for them.

If you don't ageee with grading then don't grade if you do then grade, each to their own.
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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby jared007 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:53 am

Is a given grade in reference to other *like items*? In this case, if there a precious few other graded examples of a glasslite ATL maybe this is the best they have ever seen, hence giving an 80. I'm sure this is not the case, just being imaginative for how an 80 could be assigned to this.
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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby r2isamale » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:47 am



Why are they not U then!?

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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby olisuds » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:48 pm

Whilst I in no way want to condone Erics behaviour or the ridiculous prices he charges and agree this has probably been over graded, it is wrapped in cellophane which I think is making it look a lot worse than it actually is. If you look closely there is a small crease in the box but the cellophane is reflecting and making the card look more beaten up than it actually is. Either way the price tag is more ridiculous than the grade IMO.
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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby Robstyley » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:39 pm

Totally agree, utter bollocks (as we all know grading is). Grades mean nothing to me anyway but this is squashed, bent and creased as well as a few other small issues, price label etc. Look at this Rebo Band, same grade. Just one of the first things that came up doing a quick search, looks almost pristine except for a little edgewear, way better condition. It's a joke.

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Re: More AFA Preferential Grading

Postby theforceuk » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 pm

The price is a joke on that Sny Snootles as well!!!!
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