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Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:41 pm
by Grant_C
Well- this hobby sure is full of ugrading cunts. no doubts there.

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:39 pm
by palitoyjunky
inzaman wrote:Have you seen the U95 on the bay :o

Boba Fett U95 $2,500
Greedo $1,500
Hammerhead $1,500
Zuckuss $1,200
Snowtrooper $1,100
Darth Vader $900
Luke Battle Poncho $900
General Madine $900
Warok $700
Romba $600
Paploo $600

To me it is all about the figure but in all of the above instance you could get a decent carded example for those prices :shock:
Absolutely fucking nuts :shock:
You can't get more uncirculated than having the figure still factory sealed on the card!!
What a crime to destroy a factory sealed piece however hammered it maybe :evil:

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:36 pm
by grinchy
I had never heard of this before reading this thread, i think its a crazy idea to open these rare examples, i can see people doing it if there was bubble damage or similar but otherwise leave them alone. Each to there own i guess, wow

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:57 pm
by Kenner76
It's ridiculous and anyone who accepts this kind if behavior is helping to destroy our beloved hobby..... :cry:

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:24 pm
by jay4
exellant 8) great link and well explained .the numbers sent in for u grading is horrifying :cry: allthough terrible and shocking i can understand why these people do it if they can achieve sums of money like that , nutts

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:40 pm
by naughtyjedi
I dont want to make light of mental illness, but whoever came up with this must be up for an evaluation. I cannot understand the logic of this. I'd rather have the original mint on card than this...

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:33 am
by simoncardwell
I haven't collected seriously since the 90's, but now that I'm back in, I'm pretty amazed all those MOC have been destroyed for mint condition loose figures. It makes no sense to me.

I consider AFA a scourge on the hobby, do you need someone to award a (sometimes arbitrary) grade to enjoy what you have? Can the buyer and seller not make an accurate judgement on the value themselves?

It distorts the market & the hobby to my eyes.

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:42 am
by Robstyley
I just discovered this thread and I'm shocked! I've only just joined this forum and I can't believe how naive and uneducated I am. I honestly didn't know people sent perfectly mint carded figures to the AFA only for them to open them, rare and expensive ones too. Are these people mental? I thought the figures were only taken from battered or cut cards or even baggies, which in some peoples opinion is bad enough, but mint cards? Why would you do that? It shouldn't be allowed, AFA should refuse to open them. This really sucks and has made me rethink about my collecting. I have two U85 figures. Big soz, bought in ignorance :|

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:46 am
by Richard_H
Smash them out and defeat this evil practice. Video it too :D

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:36 pm
by Joe
Just seen the AFA U graded UHU Paploo rear it's ugly head again on a ROTJ group on FB!

Grant, I must say I almost wet myself when I read your comment lol
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Honesty really is the best policy :lol:

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:52 pm
by tiefighterboy
It was amusing for sure. The guy is taking quite a beating.

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:38 pm
by Robstyley
Cc4rhu wrote:Smash them out and defeat this evil practice. Video it too :D
Yeah I would happily do that if I was rich! Unfortunately I can't afford to. Besides, someone else made a good point, if you smash them you might just be causing more figures to be taken off perfectly good cards. I'd rather sell them to a U-grade collector and at least fill a demand with something that's already been graded. I didn't send them in for grading and I bought them not realising the full story. Need the dosh to fund some loosies or a MOC you know. I think the problem lies with the AFA, they are the one's physically opening the cards, they need to stop U-gradng! :x

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:55 pm
by Grant_C
Joe wrote:
Grant, I must say I almost wet myself when I read your comment lol
Honesty really is the best policy :lol:
I can't stop.

The injustice is beyond.

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:49 am
by plantman
is there seriously still bellends that pay for this shit?

Re: U Grade FAQ

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:51 am
by Captainsolo1978
Ugraders aren't right in the head!

Plenty on Facebook groups...