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Cleaning, Pressing and Grading Services

Service Descriptions

Press Only – No cleaning performed, includes prep work required for pressing and may include multiple presses. $10 per book with fair market value of $499 CDN or less.  $15 per book with fair market value between $500 and $999.  Books over $1000 fair market value will be $10 + 1.5% to a maximum billing of $100.

Clean & Press – Includes dry cleaning of front and back cover, prep work required for pressing and may include multiple presses.  $15 per book with fair market value of $499 CDN or less.  $35 per book with fair market value between $500 and $999.  Books over $1000 fair market value will be $15 + 3.5% to a maximum billing of $300.  We do not provide stain removal services at this time.

Specialty Books – This includes over-sized comics, magazines, square bound comics, books with inserts etc. $20 per book with fair market value of $499 CDN or less.  $40 per book with fair market value between $500 and $999.  Books over $1000 fair market value will be $20 + 3.5% to a maximum billing of $300.  We do not provide stain removal at this time.

Pre-Screening Service - We can pre-screen submissions for a requested grade prior to performing any work.  If the book has potential to reach the desired grade we will proceed with the work.  This is no guarantee of the grade from the certification company.  Books requested for pre-screening that are not deemed eligible for the requested grade will be charged a flat $5 fee.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The client is responsible for the condition of the books upon arrival to Captive Audience Comics, this includes shipping. It is the client’s responsibility to make sure their comics are packed and transported securely and properly insured if shipping to Captive Audience Comics.

  2. Captive Audience Comics will do everything reasonable to protect your submissions from damage, loss, theft or other unforeseen circumstances. However there is always a risk your submission may suffer damage or loss during handling, treatment or other circumstances.  The client assumes all such risks when submitting book to Captive Audience Comics.

  3. Captive Audience Comics will not be held responsible or liable for any damages or loss suffered by your books during handling, treatment, or transport. Any attempts by Captive Audience Comics to repair any such damage or acknowledge any loss is done without the acceptance of any responsibility for said damage or loss.

Contact us for a submission form.

CGC Submissions

We can submit items to CGC on your behalf.

Costs are calculated per order as submission costs can vary greatly depending on submission tier and quantity.  Insurance cost to CGC will be based on the Fair Market Value (FMV) declared on your submission.

If CGC determines that a book submitted needs to be bumped to a higher tier level based on value the customer is responsible for all additional grading and shipping costs associated with the change. So make sure the estimated value is accurate when submitting.

CGC does not insure international shipments back to the customer, Captive Audience Comics will not be held liable for lost or damaged products on route from CGC to us.

CBCS Submissions

We are NOT currently submitting books to CBCS due to poor customer service with orders already in their system.  You can submit your books directly to them with a free account if required and we will do our best to guide you through the process if you choose to submit through them.

If their customer service issues get resolved we will continue service with them.

 

Shipping

Return shipping to clients will be insured for the amount declared on their submission form. The client is responsible for the full shipping cost with insurance and tracking, please be aware shipments with a value over $400 dollars to the United States will be sent via FedEx.

If you would like your shipment insured at the estimate value AFTER cleaning and pressing please let us know prior to shipping.

Submission Form