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JoJo1980
09-07-2009, 01:49 PM
Hi everyone :grouphug:

We've been to disney twice and are going again this december. We've bought a few pins on those trips that i'm going to try and display in our spare room. I've started wondering whether to give pin trading a try just for the fun of it - we wouldnt be bothered about the value of pins etc... just if we like them so that we can display them back home.

Could someone give me a quick guide as to how it works? Do we just display the ones we are willing to swap on a lanyard and then walk up to people who have lanyards too? Or is it mainly CM's that we should be swapping with?

Does anyone know of a legitimate seller on ebay who I could get a bunch of nice pins from to start trading with?

pixiewings71
09-08-2009, 01:14 PM
Please visit our good/bad eBayers thread and you will find seller's listed there. :) I have keepers & traders on my lanyard, I have the keepers attached with locking backs and altho I get a lot of interest I don't trade them. You can trade with CM's or individuals but when trading with individuals be sure you're educated and avoid those who try to take advantage of newbies when possible. Most of all trust your gut, if a trade feels "wrong" don't do it. :) Have fun trading!!

DisneyRunner2009
09-09-2009, 02:42 PM
I have pins to trade in my backpack or on a spare lanyard. I usually trade with CMs.You are allowed two trades per CM. Most Disney resorts have some sort of pin board, pin book or trading time in the lobby. Ask in the gift shop or conceirge. Again two pins can be traded. The CMs wearing green lanyards are for trades with children 12 and under. At the World of Disney store, trades can be made in the pin room with their book at 2:30pm and 6:30pm. I have also traded with guest outside the Pin Trader in DTD, but you want to be careful of pin sharks (people wanting you to buy them a pin or people trading scrappers). I usually trade there in the morning. The traders seem to be fair at that time of day. One for one. I've used retiredreadingspecialist on ebay.