The whole thing is weird! I asked on FB if I could request the far superior flip on my cards and they said no I have given up too..
I have been critical of SGC as well, but this is a ridiculous request. The 'far superior flip' is gone and retired. Why would SGC send cards out in a flip they don't even use anymore? That is liking asking for a run of "New Coke".
Well, I have come to the conclusion that it's one of 2 things.
1. They're not caring about us small time submitters.
2. They're just depending on the high end people to submit the high number of cards to them.
When dealing with SGC I always get the impression of a mom and pop store with only a handful of employees. They don't have time for the little people because they have to placate the big boys and stay in business. Just a wild arse guess on my part. Both PSA and BGS are getting slammed with submissions, maybe they are no different.
Speaking of which, if SGC were a smart marketing business, now is the time to strike. BGS just raised their prices about 50% across the board and remove the guaranteed return date on the low cost submissions. The online submission form is gone to stem the tide of new cards coming in. They are past due on just about all submissions since the beginning of the year. Lots of disgruntled customers looking for a change. The default is PSA, but no reason SGC can't jump in and take advantage of BGS issues and grab some market share. Of course, this would involve somebody from SGC to jump on some message boards and spread the word...