I am not a dealer, just a lowly collector who recently switched from PCGS back to NGC because I am sick of spending too much money and waiting forever to get my coins back.
One of the other primary reasons I had for switching was that I feel very strongly that PCGS undergrades as a marketing technique. If you feel that PCGS coins are "better", the reason is that you are really paying less for the next grade (or in some cases 2 grades) up.
Obviously this isn't true 100% of the time, bu
Frankly, I prefer ANACS to the other second and third tier grading services. I think they grade more reliably and because they also grade damaged coins, they note the defects/issues the coin has, unlike some of the other services.
I think it is generous of NGC to include PCGS coins, considering that they are their main competition...
I was feeling pretty frustrated because of the issues with the site - not the best way to get started. However, now that things are up and running smoothly, I have to say that I like the NGC site better than the PCGS site and I REALLY like the way that I am being told where my coins are in the grading process.
I have a feeling that there are components of the site I'm not taking advantage of, but I am sure I'll discover them in time.
I just switched back over from PCGS and am not happy about this server business.
I work for a software company and it appears that whomever is overseeing this upgrade has not tested before "go live". When you are dealing with other people's money, it is usually a good idea to test before applying an upgrade. I have a difficult time believing that NGC doesn't have sufficient resources to obtain a test server.
Why can't they give us any more specifics on the issue? I certainly hope