The "new" bulk submission issue
I currently have a sub that is soon to come out of PSA as its in the Assembly stage...great, no problem. When I submitted the cards, the process was then known as "Bulk (100 card minimum)...I sent in 113 cards. I don't know my grades yet.
I had been collecting a substantial number of raw cards since my first submission in December. The new sub comes to about 125 cards +/-. When the virus issue hit, PSA was pretty much locked down and not accepting Bulk submissions. So, I waited, like everyone else, waited and waited...composed my new online submission and was ready to box them up for the journey to Newport Beach.
I recently learned PSA was again accepting submissions...so, I go online, resurrect my submission and all of a sudden, changes have been made. The process is now called Value Modern 1972-2016 100 card min. I open my submission form to complete the process, and up comes a message...4 of your cards will be removed from this submission. I am collecting a player, who's current composition includes 2017 cards, thus the inclusion of some raw 2017 cards I had picked up along the way. There were only 4, but they would easily have been accepted into a composition change for inclusion.
Apparently, if I want to have these 4 cards graded, I must jump through a different hoop, like a separate submission at a higher rate, and wait the 6 months ( which is what my recent sub took) for a box of 4 cards to arrive.
Why would PSA do such a thing? We were all embargoed from sending in pending subs, which happily accepted the 2017 cards, but now they will not. I have a printed copy of my online sub, and the 4, 2017 cards are there. I had planned to use it to double check my submission. They have since disappeared.
I seriously question the wisdom of those making such decisions. What harm to just leave things alone?
It's things like this, when somebody, or group of people just willy nilly decide to change stuff without a courtesy notification to it's members that bothers me. What harm in a "hey, members, in 30 days, we're gonna do X".
What else will or can they do? It appears that we, the masses, don't come into the picture when it comes to these types of actions.