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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby JuniorChubb » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:29 pm

We do love to jump all over something based on one photo :oops:

Cheers for the explanation Steve, good luck mate you are in a no win situation :wink:
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby theforceuk » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:56 pm

Yeah fair play for coming on here and giving your side of the story UKG, you provide a great service and I wish you all the best. I think it's great you can make a living out of something you are clearly passionate about.

However I still don't agree with this Yak being given a U grade, preservation should be priority in my opinion. U grade is a completely made up term which means nothing to me. But I am only one collector and don't expect everyone to share my views and neither should anyone else.
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby Jez » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:32 pm

Maybe he's swooped the ropey paint covered card for a different one as photos 5&6 show a nice looking card.
Fair play for coming on and explaining though.
U grading is still wrong.

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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby jedi_masters » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:54 pm

Steve, fair play for coming on here and explaining why it was U graded. TO me, even though it was painted, it still shouldn't have been Ugraded but that is down to the person sending it in and requesting the service.

U grading damages the hobby and bit by bit it is putting me off carrying on collecting as the stuff I want and still need to find is becoming harder and harder to come by and more expensive, especially as I collect MOC's so for me, every U graded MOC is one less out there and a few ££ more on the one's left.
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby Stuart Skinner » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:37 am

I don't really care what condition it was in, ugrade is a ugrade.

You, as a company, could make a huge stand and state that you just won't do ugrading, which would put you head and shoulders above AFA but sadly all you companies want to do is make a quick buck.

Explanation or not you still ugraded a vintage item, something that has been kept in it's box for 30 years + but for some reason you think you are the authority to rip it off the card.

Disappointing and I for one would certainly not use your service whilst you offer such a service.
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby monkeyboy » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:58 pm

Boba Skinner wrote:I don't really care what condition it was in, ugrade is a ugrade.

You, as a company, could make a huge stand and state that you just won't do ugrading, which would put you head and shoulders above AFA but sadly all you companies want to do is make a quick buck.

Explanation or not you still ugraded a vintage item, something that has been kept in it's box for 30 years + but for some reason you think you are the authority to rip it off the card.

Disappointing and I for one would certainly not use your service whilst you offer such a service.

Hear hear.

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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby walkie » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:09 pm

12 back u-graded c-3po, the seller is even selling it with the card :(

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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby theforceuk » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:38 pm

Shocking on that C-3PO. :o

I paid £100 for my 12 back C-3PO about 8 years ago.
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby SAVORY100 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Literally makes me want to cry!
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby indianawars » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:49 pm

What's quite sickening is this trend I see on places like eBay, where sellers ask for more money for a loose U grade than the MOC would cost. Some collectors 'like myself' don't have the deepest of pockets and really don'y mind buying a MOC with a few creases or a couple of knocks.

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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby ukgraders » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:51 am

Just wondered if anybody knows who this is.

I have contacted him because we have not had any R2's in recently for U grading unless his wording is just really poor and he means he cut it out before sending it in for grading?.
A couple of people have contacted him about it including myself but we have not had a response on the matter I wanted to know when it was graded ect but I have had no response.
There is no picture of a graded figure just a card back claiming we have opened it, or like I say just bad wording by him as it could also read that he sent just the figure in for grading to us, it just seems a bit misleading.
If you look closely the bubble is cracked on the bottom corner and then split/cut along the top side part of the bubble which is not how we would open it anyway unless the bubble was badly cracked at the bottom. I just want to get to the bottom of it as I can not get any response from the seller.
I am not sure why he would say we opened it and what he would gain apart from making us look bad or if it is just a genuine mistake.

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Anyway as we have now banned U grading I hope we wont be cropping up on here any more.
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby ukgraders » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:45 am

I have just contacted the seller via ukgraders ebay account and has replied straight away with this response.

So he admitted it was a mistake and removed the auction.
I do not think people realise the damage saying things can do....

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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby indianawars » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:22 pm

It seemed to be a case of guilty until proven innocent. Good job Steve. Things like this can harm peoples reputation.

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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby theforceuk » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:08 am

I know what you mean Steve, at least you got to the bottom of it and perhaps people will see this and think twice before writing stuff like that.
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Re: U grade piss takes

Postby plantman » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:42 am

unfortunately people will still open moc to try and get better grades, and the value of a 90 will rise as U grades fade, but its a massive step in the right direction, MOC prices rise and prevent any profit in opening them for loose grading.
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