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Biased opinion on the gradings (with proof!!!)

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Hi PMG representative,

I am not sure if this post can be approved or not to the public, but I am still going to try to relay my message here, and hope to get a true answer please. 

Even if PMG states that the identifies of the owners will be hidden to the graders for fairness, I still believe something under the table could be happening. I have a quite a few pieces of evidence to prove it, but I am going to list one here. 

Please take a closer look at the following two notes: 2023731-005 (67) and 2011695-005 (66).

These two notes are consecutive (55491 and 55492), and one is graded 66 and the other 67. As we know, the major difference between 66 and 67 is the centering/alignment. Please take a look at the one with 67, it is absolutely NOT well centered as the one with 66. In fact, they look very alike in terms of centering, centering is way off, and so obvious it would be kicked off the level 67+.

The owner who has 67 is a big eBay seller who sends thousands of notes to PMG every quarter. I know this fact because I know his supplier who I also work with pretty closely. Further, you can see we bought those notes from that same supplier, and that is why they are consecutive. 

Please help explain the differences between these two notes to help me understand why my note is only deserved 66 but his is 67? 

Thanks so much for the help in advance, and looking forward to the unbiased explanation. 

Regards, Gavin


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Good morning,

Thank you for your message.  Our graders do not see the customer information when they are grading notes.  They do not know whose items they are grading as the submission forms are not included with the notes in the grading room.  We do this to make sure the grading is as fair and impartial as possible.  If you feel that a note is over graded, you can submit that to us for an Appearance Review and our graders can review that.  If we do feel it was over graded, we would reach out to you with a resolution.  You can find out more about that on our website here: PMG Guarantee | PMG (pmgnotes.com) Unfortunately, we cannot make any determinations based on a picture.  Our graders would have to examine the note in person.  

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Thank you!

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