03-01-2013, 11:24 AM #1
Card Grading Company in Bettendorf, Iowa Leaves Sports Fans Empty Handed
Card Grading Company in Bettendorf Leaves Sports Fans Empty Handed
The Better Business Bureau serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region is issuing a consumer alert about Global Authority of Bettendorf, IA. According to the company’s website, Global Authority offers “authentication and grading services for a wide spectrum of collectibles.”
The BBB has closed 21 complaints against this company in the last year and has received over 100 inquiries. Global Authority has earned an F rating with the BBB due to failure to respond to complaints, many of which are considered serious in nature.
Consumer complaints primarily allege that after sending trading cards to the company for authentication and grading, Global Authority refuses to return the cards and consumers are unable to reach the company.Hidden Content
What do I collect? Anything and everything San Diego Padres (in uniform) - cards, programs, books and collectibles - and Chicago Blackhawks! I also collect San Diego hockey items -- Mariners (WHA) and Gulls (various).
03-02-2013, 03:18 PM #2
A fool and his money are soon parted,anybody sending anything valuable to global authority for grading deserves to be robbed.All my teams stink.
Let us Pray.Hidden Content
03-03-2013, 12:39 AM #3
It doesn't shock me, other then PSA, BGS, and SGC, I don't really trust any of them.
03-03-2013, 04:05 AM #4
03-03-2013, 10:23 AM #5
03-05-2013, 10:10 AM #6
Why not give ISA Grading a try! We have $5 per card grading at a ten day turn around time. We also offer bulk grading submission prices!
03-06-2013, 02:38 AM #7
^^^ ISA is the way to go. Love the turnaround times, and from what I have seen, the slabbing is great, and they are graded fairly.Super-collecting Jake Locker.
03-06-2013, 08:12 AM #8
How do ISA graded items (or any new entrant) sell vs. the established companies?? Maximizing the potential return value on your item is the reason to choose one company over another, not a lower cost or a promise of better customer service.
I'd like to see some representative sales data proving to us that the market desires and values items graded by this outfit before I'd even consider using them. I have not been impressed with the data I have looked at so far (in terms of listings resulting in sales and sales prices).
Hijacking this thread to promote your company's $5 price point is kind of lame.
Last edited by sportscollectors; 03-06-2013 at 08:18 AM.
03-06-2013, 12:31 PM #9