Vintage Collectable Investments is a humble and modest operation that is filled with the kind of material that I personally love to collect. No one needs to collect comics. It is all about having fun. High grade vintage comics are the best surviving examples of what are basically artifacts of American history and windows into pop culture and the media in America. Of course, it is not fun to pay a lot of money for one of these artifacts and discover that it has been severely misgraded. Grading is a very important part of any investment-grade collectible business and it is a very important part of my credibility as a dealer. You will never pay for a NM and get a VF. There is some subjectivity and slight difference of opinion among people qualified to grade but usually 2 expert graders don't differ by more than a few tenths of a point or half of a grade at most. Of course when you get to 9.0 and 9.2, two tenths makes all the difference. I don't ask for any margin of error here- if you are not happy you will recieve a refund with no hard feelings. The opinion of the buyer is the ONLY one that ultimately matters!
My comics are strictly graded and are based on 15 years of experience collecting, which includes buying comics from some of the largest and most credible comic shops in the country and of course observing how they grade comics. I also have experience submitting and dealing in CGC graded comics and the grade I would expect to get from CGC is a factor in my own grading process. I believe in being honest and you will not find me hiding behind the scans of my books. The grade needs to stand up to YOUR inspection, that is how I expect to be treated as a buyer. No one can make all of the people happy all of the time but so far I have come pretty darn close. I will make a mistake from time to time and will always do my best to make that up to the buyer.
The bottom line is that I know how disappointing it can be to pay for and receive a comic I feel has been misgraded by even half a grade. I remedy any possible difference of opinion by offering a money back guarantee for any grading disagreement, and there's not much more any dealer can do than that. I TRULY want my customers to enjoy shopping in my store and enjoy the whole experience of buying my products. Enjoy browsing in my little corner of the ebay universe!