AFA Needed or an excuse for Gouging?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Shin-Gouki, Feb 25, 2006.

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AFA Grading Needed or Hype?

  1. It's a needed resource for buying figures online

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  2. It's hype that lets sellers gouge or sell KO's as Legit

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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot *º*Hockey mom and coach*º*

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    wow thats a really one sided poll lol :lol 
     
  2. Dalarsco

    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    Even if it wasn't a scam I still wouldn't support it beause the entire idea of sealing it away is taking MSIB to the next level of snobbery. Though if I had unlimited money I would buy ana AFA graded one I could find and open it in front of the seller if possible. If not possible to do it in person I would tape myself doing it and send them a link to the video.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    I like your attitude, but I doubt they would care. They just made a bunch of extra money for nothing.

    Screw you AFA.
     
  4. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    Aha, that's what they think until the money turns into Wheelie bucks.
     
  5. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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  6. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Screw AFA. Every frikkin decade (correct me if I'm wrong), there's always a complex, highly authoritive, "fancy bar coded", greedy assed system that has to take a dump on how an action figure (despite it being mint, opened, MIB, MISB, etc.), it's just the same old, banal system of grading.
    So what's the point of labelling even a broken up, dented figure for $100 and it says mint condition. Hell even if the figure's qualities applies to what it is marked as, I still won't go for it.
     
  7. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    If AFA was consistent in any fashion in their grading it might not have been so worth less. I have seen them give 80 grades to MISB far superior to another toy they give an 85. I have in my possession two AFA Soundwaves, they are both 80's. One is nearly flawless with some slight corner fluffing thats it, the other is dented, creased, and has a mild flap crease. SAME GRADE. Waste of MONEY!