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#154952 - 07/08/03 11:22 PM Re: PSA Considering Half Point *DELETED* [Re: botn]
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#154953 - 07/08/03 11:59 PM Re: PSA Considering Half Point [Re: MW1]
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PSA has always been the "stepchild" of what is now known as CU. It makes me glad that I recognize other grading services. I think that it is more egos (due to the registry) than anything else that makes PSA's customers so loyal.

The set registry has allowed PSA to grab the majority of card submissions. When you get down to it, when PSA is grading accurately, what do they have over SGC or GAI? I am not sure that they have any advantage. Generally speaking, the only reason that PSA graded cards sell for higher prices than SGC or GAI counterparts is because collectors say that they are worth more.

If you look at PSA now with the overwhelming complaints about no customer service and the inconsistent grading, why should these cards be selling for more? If the collectors would look at the cards that they are spending their discretionary income on, in many cases they can find better product offered in a competitor's holder.


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#154954 - 07/09/03 02:31 AM Re: PSA Considering Half Point *DELETED* [Re: botn]
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#154955 - 07/09/03 02:49 AM The dissent continues to grow... *DELETED* [Re: MW1]
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#154956 - 07/10/03 06:23 AM Re: The dissent continues to grow... [Re: MW1]
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I have been travelling on business the past few days and hadn't checked the boards...WOW, JO sure stirred up a hornet's nest.

To me, the (potential) move to half grades looks like a move to try and grab more of the modern market. As far as I can tell, BGS has quickly established itself as the dominant player in modern cards....and given the Becketts name recognition in the modern market, it isn't clear to me that PSA will be very successful in this attempt.

If they do try this...and at the same time, alienate their vintage base (looks like they are doing a pretty good job of this), it would be a classic case of fixing what isn't broken and paying the business consequences.

We shall see...

Scott



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