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Thread: AFA/Cloud City question

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    AFA/Cloud City question

    I am not trying to start anything. I just heard some talk on the street and I hadn't heard it mentioned in the many AFA threads in this forum.

    Is Tom Derby a part owner in AFA?

    This came from a legitimate person and isn't idle street gossip. I am just trying to verify it.

    thanks.

    [ 09-08-2003, 02:55 PM: Message edited by: dockingbay97 ]

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    Is this true? I thought that they were third party graders only and wouldn't buy or sell anything they graded.
    Wanted: Greedo items....Proofs, MOC's, and protos.

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    I too have heard this, actually over in the Archive chat one night a long time ago. It surprised me that so few people seemed to care. At the time I remember feeling like there was some kind of conflict of interest, but it's really a gray area. Oh well, I don't buy AFA crap anyway [IMG]images/icons/wink.gif[/IMG] .
    "This post does not seem to be relevant to reality therefore I am closing it." - Mike Mensinger

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    That is exactly why I was curious.

    I have no proof that this rumor is true just that it came from a good source.

    If it is false, I apologize for bringing it up.

    If it is true, owning part of a grading company when you sell graded toys would seem a little odd.

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    If someone (whoever that person was) owned a part (even a tiny percentage) in a grading company, wouldn't it bring into question the grades of figures that person sells.

    I hope this is not true.

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    Originally posted by dockingbay97:
    If someone (whoever that person was) owned a part (even a tiny percentage) in a grading company, wouldn't it bring into question the grades of figures that person sells.

    I hope this is not true.
    <font size="2" face="arial">Ask to Plastic Dreams what they think about that ...
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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    They own part of AFA? Or AFG? Or something else?

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    I have also heard something to this affect, although what I was told was that Cloud City actually own AFA, rather than that Tom was just a part owner. Not sure how true this is, just repeating what I heard.

    Cheers,
    Andy.

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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    They have their own service of figures grading and appraisals :

    http://plasticdreams.com/appraisal.htm

    very easy to sell "high grade" figures for them.
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    Re: AFA/Cloud City question

    Originally posted by Olivier Desaive aka Colpar:
    They have their own service of figures grading and appraisals :

    http://plasticdreams.com/appraisal.htm

    very easy to sell "high grade" figures for them.
    <font size="2" face="arial">This could very easily be perceived as something that might cancel out their impartiality, putting the service somewhat into question, IMO, and I hope Cloud City is not "in business" or materially "a part of" AFA as mentioned/rumored here....

    I mean WTF, anybody ever heard of CONSUMER REPORTS? Same principle: you don't get involved in the selling of the specific product your supposedly grading/rating as a "consumer service."
    Shouldn't that have been obvious to C. City/P. Dreams??? [IMG]images/icons/confused.gif[/IMG]

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