Updated: August 30, 2010
I have NEVER “SLABBED’ a book. I find it unnecessary to burden the buyer with the added cost of paying for an INCONSISTENT, UNDEFINED, and more importantly an UNACCOUNTABLE “slabbing’ service of DUBIOUS value by a BIASED 3rd party.
CONSIDER: The seller sponsers the "slabbing" of EVERY book by PAYING the "SLAB" company to describe a book. The seller would NOT pay for this "service" UNLESS the eventual BUYER is willing to pay MORE by not only RE-IMBURSING the seller for his "SLAB" fees, but rewarding the seller with a HIGHER sale price!
Remember: the "SLAB" company is ALWAYS paid DIRECTLY by the SELLER, and KNOWS that if their customer [the seller] does NOT yield a HIGHER PRICE for the books that they submit for "grading", then they have NO incentive to CONTINUE to "SLAB" books for sale. Therefore it is necessary for the "SLAB" company to OVERGRADE a book to insure a HIGHER price. Should anyone REALLY believe the claim that their "service" is that of an UNBIASED 3rd party?
A buyer's BEST average long term value when purchasing vintage COMIC BOOKS, is to buy ONLY from reputable dealers with a 100% unconditional return policy GUARANTEE AND one who applies CONSISTANT and DEFINED grading standards for the books that they sell.
The ONLY “slabbed” books I have sold or will sell [a few a year], are JOINTLY owned.
ALL of the “slabbed’ books that I have purchased, are "LIBERATED" from the slab as soon as I buy them.