You could be right big dealers have to pay people to scour e bay all day long looking for buys authenticators are being given great leads to items without having to do the hours of searching its probably not company policy but i bet the odd employee has done it or just clicked on the item and bought it themselves and returned a false likely not genuine to the unsuspecting customer
Psa is a rip off sham stay away
I know a few people who have seen PSA/ DNA Quick Opinion say Likely Not Genuine on items they submit to them only to see the same items sold weeks later with a sticker or full letter from PSA.
There is collusion between PSA and certain sellers without any doubt but proving it is almost impossible as I've seen sellers in America and here in New Zealand who can get almost anything authenticated even when PSA Quick Opinion has said likely not genuine for others.
I'd love PSA to come clean and to hear how many QO's come back as real or not genuine and just how some sellers get authentication when others are told the item is not real but we all know they'll never say anything!
Unfortunately, I think this situation is getting worse by the day. This all is very bad for the hobby. Little by little the TPAs are going to lose their legitimacy, and if and when they lose that, their businesses will implode. And those of us who possess some items backed by their LOAs will see the value of our items suffer as well. Hopefully, this won’t come to pass, but the TPAs need to make a course correction soon.
Strangely, the John and Yoko signed item is no longer in the verification database. If you enter AB06377, it says “the certification number provided has been intentionally DEACTIVATED in the database.” I had never seen that before, even when a certification was retracted.
EDIT: I looked up another cert # that had been deactivated and it returned that same message. It must be fairly new, as I recently looked up that cert # and it said “Item not found.”
That’s really interesting. I wonder what prompted that. What would cause an item, previously authenticated to become deactivated? Would this possibly come about perhaps as the result of an auction bringing a questionable item to PSA’s attention?
Regarding the other item I mentioned, I was able to convince PSA that it isn’t authentic, and it was subsequently removed from the verification database.
Kudos to you for helping clean up the hobby!
Thanks. It took quite a while to get it removed. I tried it a second time with what I believe was equally strong proof, but nothing happened. Based on the response, I doubt that anyone even looked into it. I don’t think I would try again.
Psa is rip off stay away