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friedsquid
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« on: February 23, 2019, 08:26:50 am »

I just saw a few Unigrade slabbed notes
That are being sold by Unigrade on an auction site
I always find this conflict of interest a little
Concerning as to how “accurate” the grading
of ones own slabbed notes for sale really is
Any thoughts?
I understand that grading ones own notes
For sale is common but slabbing them tends
To be different in my opinion
I also find them describing the banknote
As a “ticket”
A term I have encountered many times
When dealing with French clients
Is this a term that gets converted
When using a translation program or other software ?
Ie “banknote” is changed to “ticket” ?






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wagnert89
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 09:26:40 am »

yes, Unigrade, out of Montreal, as been selling their own graded notes for over a year.  You can get your own notes graded by them, but you can only pick-up/drop off, limiting the clientele.  I did purchase a graded gem-65 2017 $10 commemorative note from them to give someone as a gift, and it was not over-graded.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 11:33:33 pm »

I also find them describing the banknote
As a “ticket”
A term I have encountered many times
When dealing with French clients
Is this a term that gets converted
When using a translation program or other software ?
Ie “banknote” is changed to “ticket” ?

Since they are based in Montreal, it is probable someone not familiar with the English language translated the word, as the French word "billet" can be a "ticket" (ie for a show) and also a "banknote"(as is the case here).
As I tell my students, the context is in which you use a word is important!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 06:37:07 am »

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Since they are based in Montreal, it is probable someone not familiar with the English language translated the word, as the French word "billet" can be a "ticket" (ie for a show) and also a "banknote"(as is the case here).
As I tell my students, the context is in which you use a word is important!

Thank you for the clarification.
I do feel that the use of an improper
word definitely makes a difference
(to me atleast), although it may not to others?
I feel it gives the TPG a lack of credibility....I would feel the same way if they graded "coins" and described them
as "tokens"
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 02:55:32 pm »

Thank you for the clarification.
I do feel that the use of an improper
word definitely makes a difference
(to me atleast), although it may not to others?
I feel it gives the TPG a lack of credibility....I would feel the same way if they graded "coins" and described them
as "tokens"

Yes, it makes them look "amateurish", and it's not like the proper word is hidden in the depths of the internet...it is a common word used in every book and website about the hobby.
 

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