Collectible grading authority CGC has teamed with online auction site eBay to offer grading services for comic books and other collectibles sold through the site.
CGC will offer a pair of simplified services aimed at authenticating and evaluating collectibles sold on eBay. The two services are conducted online based on the photos of the products in the individual listings.
Here are the official breakdowns of CGC's services now available through eBay:
• Authenticity Review ($5 per collectible): A CGC expert examines the photos from the eBay listing and provides a preliminary opinion of the collectible’s authenticity. The preliminary opinions of authenticity include Likely Genuine, Likely Not Genuine and Inconclusive.
• Authenticity and Grade Review ($10 per collectible): A CGC expert examines the photos from the eBay listing and provides a preliminary opinion of the item’s authenticity and, if it is Likely Genuine, a preliminary opinion of its grade range. The preliminary opinions of grade range include Likely 8.0–10.0, Likely 6.0–8.0, Likely 4.0–6.0, Likely 2.0–4.0, Likely 0.5–2.0, Likely No Grade, Likely Individual Page, Likely Cover and Inconclusive.
The reviews will take up to two business days. Inconclusive analysis will result in a refund. Those who purchase one of these services will receive a discount on a full CGC grading in the amount of the cost of the service.