Grading Process

We follow a grading process developed by our staff member in charge of the process, who carries over 12 years of experience in the world of video-game collecting, and also ran a shop specializing in collection video-games for 3 years.

The process is based on a series of indicators related to the condition of the game, such as:

  • wear and tear in the corners
  • condition of the flaps
  • scratches on the disc
  • wear and tear of the cover
  • use of the manual
  • among many others

The game is given an initial score of 100 points, from which we deduct points according to the imperfections perceived, with a minimum deduction of 1 point and no maximum limit, as we consider that there can be flaws that can take away all 100 points and nullify the game’s value.

The grading process begins with what can be seen with the naked eye, and if there are no flaws perceived, we move on to the use of magnifying glasses and special lights in order to detect flaws that are virtually invisible to the human eye.

Once the grading is finished, we will contact you to explain the reasons behind the given score and you will have the final decision whether to finalize the grading process, or if otherwise you don’t consider the score accurate. In case you don’t want to carry on with the process, the time invested in the grading will be charged nevertheless, which corresponds to 50% of the final payment.

Here at GCGA we consider that one must be demanding but fair with the state of games in order to allow for this wonderful hobby to be carried out within a framework that guarantees security and recognition to our collections.


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