Beckett Grading is back to work on a limited basis.
The company says it is accepting shipments to its Dallas offices, but warns that because of reduced staffing in place until at least April 30, processing times may be slower than they had been before the Coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement posted on their website, Beckett stated it will be “working with a very limited staff in our Dallas offices, until at least April 30, 2020. These few employees will be following strict guidelines to keep themselves safe while in the office, while trying to process your orders. During this time, please know that we will continue to have staff on hand to accept submissions that are mailed in however, turnaround times for the orders could be slower.”
Beckett representatives will be able to communicate with customers, stating they would continue to answer “as many calls and emails as possible during this time so please feel free to reach out if necessary.”
Beckett and PSA both had to halt grading operations last month because of government orders regarding non-essential businesses. PSA’s offices in Southern California and New Jersey remain closed and the company has told customers not to ship any submissions to either office location until operations are reopened. SGC is continuing to accept submissions and grade cards, but its offices in Boca Raton, FL are closed to the public.
Grading companies have been inundated with orders over the past couple of years, largely because of an increase in the number of current era cards and a strong overall market. The recent closures will force even longer wait times for those who submitted orders prior to the precautions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“We do understand that this worldwide situation might not be ideal for our customers, but we hope you do understand Beckett/CBCS are doing what they can to keep things as ‘normal’ as possible,” the company stated. “We will do our best to update you if/when things change. Please continue to be safe as we work our way through this very unusual situation.”