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Configuring a submission for Speed....

TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

When you check your submission a dozen times a day, you start having strange thoughts.... :D

Question:
Has anyone noticed if some attribute of your submission can make it go through either faster, or slower, than what is “normal” at the time?

For instance, (assuming they are all the same submission type):

  • Will a submission with one coin go faster than a submission of a dozen coins?
  • Will a submission of one coin type, (i.e. 10 Lincoln Cents), go faster than one with 2 Lincolns, 3 Jeffersons, 2 Rooseys, and 3 Washingtons?
  • Will a submission entirely made up of 19th century coins go quicker than one with a mix of 19th and 20th century coins?
  • Will a submission with just one “real rarity” go faster than one with all common coins?
  • Will high grade coins be quicker than lower grade coins?
  • We assume that variety and errors will always take longer....true?
  • Will putting the postage on upside down make you stand out? How about if I include some candy? A nice monetary gratuity? (Kidding). ;)

Enquiring minds want to know....

Easily distracted Type Collector

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Answering your questions in the order asked:

    • Maybe
    • Maybe
    • Maybe
    • Maybe
    • Maybe
    • Pretty much
    • That's only effective in getting good grades, not turnaround time (also kidding).
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really?? I am amazed at the impatience displayed here when awaiting submission results. This is something that has never concerned me. Of course, I can understand a dealer's concern, since getting them back quickly means they can sell them faster... turnover is important in business. However, for collectors, it really should not matter. Cheers, RickO

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    ModCrewmanModCrewman Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ricko you're right...it shouldn't matter, but boy does it. I am incredibly impatient with my submissions, literally start checking the day they arrive. It's a small thing in life to look forward to, a highlight in an otherwise routine day to day.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ModCrewman.... :D That is funny... I am not in any way denigrating those who demonstrate 'coin submission anxiety'....It is just that I personally do not understand it. Maybe because I have many hobbies and activities that also fill up my time... seems like a day never has enough hours... and I do not spend my time in front of a TV...So, may all your submissions be fast turn arounds.... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    ModCrewmanModCrewman Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You mean "...fast turn arounds and uncomfortably good grades!"

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    KoveKove Posts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭

    @TommyType said:

    A nice monetary gratuity? (Kidding). ;)

    Maybe take that nice monetary gratuity and apply it toward Walkthrough service...

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    TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2017 9:04AM

    @ricko said:
    Really?? I am amazed at the impatience displayed here when awaiting submission results. This is something that has never concerned me. Of course, I can understand a dealer's concern, since getting them back quickly means they can sell them faster... turnover is important in business. However, for collectors, it really should not matter. Cheers, RickO

    Oh, I'm not obsessing over it....much. ;)

    But these were just the questions that popped into my head when I looked at completed submission numbers close to mine...or completed submissions that were submitted the same day. "Why is this one done, and mine not?"

    Now, the real answer is probably that they paid for the Regular (or higher) level of service. End of story.

    But I've been of the opinion since my first submission that the process isn't like a smooth flowing stream, where the rubber ducks all stay in line, and arrive at the end in the same order they started. :)

    My one lesson learned, (as a minor contribution to the question at hand):
    Don't leave any stickers with notes or attributions on the slabs! It just begs for them to put the submission aside, and email you about whether you wanted to pay for attribution on the coin. It put that crossover submission into a little whirlpool in the river, and the rubber duck was delayed at least two weeks. :)

    (I'm off to check my submission again....don't wait for me). :smiley:

    Easily distracted Type Collector

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