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MountNittany 06-25-2009 05:01 PM

Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers
 
Press ctrl+f to find a seller (type exact name)

Here is a thread to check a seller before you buy from them. If you have had a good experience with a seller, or a bad one, please post it ;)

Major piece of advice: DON'T BUY BIG LOTS! They are often full of scrappers. Try to buy individual pins!

Also, don't just judge a seller by their feedback! I have been burned with scrappers by sellers with 100% positive feedback! The problem is that the majority of eBay buyers don't know what a scrapper is, or they don't know how to tell whether or not a pin is a scrapper.

Read chip_and_dale!'s guides on eBay. Google search his name (chip_and_dale!) and click on his My World page.


Signs of Scrappers Thread
What a good/bad seller does
What we mean by Scrapper

WEBSITES!
www.pinpics.com-Great for looking at the correct version of the pin, and also has notices for possible scrappers and how to determine whether or not yours is a scrapper.
www.dizpins.com-Has a list of possible known scrappers (http://www.dizpins.com/pinventory/scrappers.htm)

POSTS TO READ!
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=467
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...0&postcount=41
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=229


Red Flags:
No mention of pins being official
Pins "100% Tradeable"
Duplicate pins
Low LE pins
Oily smell
Sold individually in small plastic bags (not always a red flag, but a lot of large volume scrapper salespeople seem to not take them out of the scrapper bags)
Off-color
Dimples in paint
Rough edges

Also, Disney accepts tips for scrapper sellers at tips@disneyantipriacy.com.
THE LIST

Key:
Green - Go ahead and buy. These sellers are known to sell real pins.
Orange - Questionable. Disers have had mixed results with these sellers.
Red - PLEASE DO NOT BUY! These seller are known scrapper salesmen or buy scrappers and trade them for real pins to sell.
Yellow - We do not have enough information to make a call on these sellers.

GREEN LIST

eBay: akai34711
Read post here


eBay: amiga_girl
Read post here


eBay: angali35
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...Read post here
And this post


eBay: beekerlg
Read post here
And this post


eBay: bestpinstore
Read post here


eBay: bizzybee1
Read post here
And this post
And this post


eBay: chip_and_dale!
There is absolutely no way he sells scrappers. Please check out his guides on eBay, they are very helpful!


eBay: coloradodisneylover
This seller is a trusted fellow Dis member


eBay: disneydreamer531
Read post here


eBay: disneyforfun
Read post here


eBay: disneymagic101
Read post here


eBay: disneymousehouse
Read post here


eBay: disneypalace
Read post here


eBay: disneyrequest
Read post here


eBay: domdisneypin
Read post here


eBay: duckosaurus
Read post here


eBay: earstwoyou
Read post here


eBay: fergiestjohn
Read post here


eBay: flame*o*chist
Read post here
And [url=http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35407029#post35407029]
Note: Some may be Fantasy pins Read this post
What are fantasy pins? Read this post


eBay: flobtech
Read post here


eBay: floridafancy
Read post here


eBay: fun-in-the-sun-florida
Read post here


eBay: funmamas
Read post here
Note: this seller used to sell large lots of scrappers. Read this post


eBay: gitanoman
Read post here
And this post
And this post


eBay: gossamermoonlily
This seller is a trusted fellow Dis member


eBay: gyantzpod
Read post here
And this post
I also purchased from him, and my pin was great!


eBay: HAPPYHAPPYJOYJOY6
Read post here


eBay: Hobbystopnow
Read post here


eBay: hppydiztrader
Read post here


eBay: iloveanimation0
Read post here


eBay: jho602
Read post here


eBay: joynpeace
Read post here


eBay: joytoys
Read post here


eBay: june21910
Read post here


eBay: Kather99
http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...Read post here
And this post


eBay: kcpizpins
Read post here


eBay: kittykat2bad
I purchased an authentic LE 10th Fastpass Anniversary pin from them!


eBay: levitz13
Read post here


eBay: lvnapoli
Read post here
And this post


eBay: magical_day_shoppe
Read post here


eBay: massdisneyfreak
Read post here


eBay: meekd100
Read post here


eBay: mickeystore1
Read post here


eBay: MickeysTreasure
Read post here


eBay: mollyannacoleman
Read post here


eBay: mousebuys
Read post here


eBay: mouskapins
Read post here


eBay: mubunny
Other Disers have had great transactions with them, including me!


eBay: MrLast79
Read post here


eBay: mythings4001
I purcased a great pin from them!


eBay: newdestinynow
Read this post


eBay: Olivejuiceyou21
Read post here
NOTE: Nobody knows what happened to this seller. Their feedback plummeted before the account going inactive.


eBay: pchgargoyle
Read post here


eBay: pham322
Read post here


eBay: pinderellas_castle
Read post here
And this post
And this post


eBay: pinscout203
Read post here


eBay: puppysnuggler2
Read post here


eBay: ridinghood57
Read post here


eBay: roc1118
Read post here


eBay: sellandship
CAUTION: Seller is selling duplicates of WDI ID Badges, known LE 300 scrappers. May not be totally reliable.
Read post here


eBay: Shipwick
Read post here


eBay: Skipwick
Read post here


eBay: srjv526
Read post here


eBay: steamboatwillie39
Read post here


eBay: stitchchic916
Read post here


eBay: thecharacterwearhouse
Read post here


eBay: themuchnessofdisney
Read post here
And this post
And this post

eBay: theotherpinstore27
Read post here


eBay: totaljohn
Read post here


eBay: toy-treasure
Read post here


Website: The Pin Station (This Site)
Other Disers have had great transactions with them!


eBay: thepinconnection
Read post here


eBay: tjtreasures2006
Read post here


eBay: treasuresforfamily
Read post here


eBay: trueblu2006
Read post here


eBay: TotalJohn
Read post here
And this post


eBay: wdwgirlz
Read post here


eBay: youngqueen
Read post here


Website: Your WDW Store (This Site)
Read post here



ORANGE LIST

eBay: claribella76
PLEASE READ POST
Read post here


eBay: disneypinpros
Read post here
Bad report


eBay: dzneypins
Read post here
And this post


eBay: fox_trading_co
Read post here
And this post


eBay: koolstuff2005
Read post here


Website: Mouse Pins Online (This Site)
Other Disers have had great transactions with them!
Bad report


eBay: Mousepinz
Good Report Read post here
Bad Reports Read post here
And this post


eBay: pinpointe
Read post here
And this post
And this post


eBay: pinpros
Read post here


eBay: pinterventions
Read post here


eBay: retiredreadingspecialist
Read post here
And this post
And this post
And this post
And this post


eBay: Sleepys_Emporium
Read post here
And this post
And this post
And this post
And this post
Many people have received higher volumes of scrappers from their grab bags. This post contains reports of this.


eBay: sunshinesunwear
Read post here
And this post


eBay: tecarroll1964
Read post here


eBay: thewill
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...Read this post
And this post
And this post
And this post
And this post


eBay: Tooninterior
Read post here


eBay: Treasuresforfamily
Read post here


eBay: Vipblast
Read post here
And this post



RED LIST

eBay: 52jcmdisneypins
Read post here


eBay: 423disneypinfreak
Read post here


eBay: amazinggifts2008
Read post here
And this post


eBay: andyorangeplanes
Read post here


eBay: bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles, pins_surplus, and pinsdirect (same person)
I purchased from them, and I received 100% scrappers.
NO LONGER REGISTERED!
This is an email that was sent to be about BBBC/PS/PD
Quote:

Our records show that you recently received an email from pinsdirect through the Ask Seller a Question or Contact eBay Member features. This email may be fraudulent and an attempt to do one of the following:

- Obtain your eBay password
- Gain access to your eBay account
- Use your eBay account for fraudulent activity
- Set up an outside-of-eBay transaction which may be fraudulent

This kind of email is often called a "phish" or "phishing attempt," and the people who send them are known as "phishers." Phishers use these methods to try to get your personal information, such as user names, passwords and credit card details. Because the emails may sometimes come through the eBay system, the phisher may seem to be trustworthy and have a good reason to contact you.

Read post here
And this post


eBay: cfc93
Read post here
And this post
And this post


eBay: crazychick_kb
Read post here


eBay: directsuppliesuk
Read post here
And this post


eBay: Disney.Crazy
Read post here


eBay: disneyeasypin
Read post here


eBay: Disneypinsrus
Read post here


eBay: domimgood
Read post here
And this post
And this post
And this post
And this post


eBay: dopeyspins
Read post here
And this post

eBay: ezpinner (same family as travelinwynns)
Read post here
And this post


eBay: gold747
Read post here
And this post
And this post
And this post


eBay: gordo1111
Read post here
And this post


eBay: kymagift
Read post here


eBay: lauritadelmar
Read post here


eBay: legosparesuk
Read post here


eBay: mikeandnancy1020
Read post here


eBay: mikebitesme
Read post here


eBay: moth339
Read post here


eBay: mr.disneycollector
Read post here
And this post


eBay: parrotsandpins (same as nannub)
Read post here
Also called buyer a moron


eBay: peachey
Read post here


eBay: pins_surplus
Read post here



eBay: Pin-Princess
Read post here
And this post


eBay: realfastpins (has the word nannub in her email, so probably the same as parrotsandpins (who is the same as nannub)
Read post here
And this post


eBay: shannon_l_h
Read post here


eBay: shells7pak
Read post here


eBay: tennpins
Read post here
And this post


eBay: theatreandfilms
Read post here
And this post


eBay: thinkerbelle102
Read post here


eBay: tradepinscheap
Read post here


eBay: tradepinsforyou
Read post here


eBay: travelinwynns (same family as ezpinner)
Read post here
And this post


eBay: Woodchipboy
Read post here
And this post


eBay: ygpins
Read post here
And this post


eBay: Zoom_time
Read post here
And this post
And this post



YELLOW LIST

eBay: coconut_cutie
Read post here


eBay: kconrad32
Read post here


eBay: lanyards4u (formerly mousepins4u)
I received a scrapper from him, but I only ordered one pin, so I can't make a call. He seems to have taken down most of his pins, so I'm not sure if he realized what he was doing after I called him on it.



Thank you to everyone who posted for for thier input!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MountNittany
This is an email that I sent this out to some sellers.
Quote:

I would love to buy your lot of pins, but first I have a few questions.

How do you obtain your pins, and are these scrappers/unauthorized fake pins?

Thanks
These are their responses


eBay: nannub
Another poster said that he sold good pins, but he traded scrappers to new pin traders for these pins!
Quote:

We get all our pins from trading with cast members obviously since we got them$ from cast members they are all 100percent tradeable use my feedback to make your decision

eBay: snowdog!
Blocked me, probably because I left negative feedback for BBBC
Quote:

As stated in the auction, they have all been acquired through trading in the parks. I live 5 minutes from the main gate at Magic Kingdom and Disney World. Thank you for your email.
I also received this in response to my question about them blocking me:
Quote:

I believe you just answered your own question. You seem like high maintenance and I don't want to deal with you accusing me like you did the other seller. Best of luck.

eBay: travelinwynns
No way they are real!
Quote:

Hi,
I buy discounted pins and I trade several thousand pins in the WDW parks every month. Anyone selling pins this way has to be doing the same as the Cheapest Disney pins sell for $6.95 at the parks. I am being up front with you. You will have no problem trading any of the pins you buy from me with cast members as they are all official Disney pins. Many of the pins I have have been traded for over the past few months. I really do not know how to tell if a pin is unautherised as I was told by the head pin person at WDW last year if it said Disney on the back it was a good pin as far as he was concerned. If my answer to you makes you uneasy about buying from me I would suggest that you be very carful about buying from any one else in this price range either.
Thanks for asking
Travelinwynns
Read post here


pixiewings71 06-25-2009 05:55 PM

Whoa they blocked you??? Ok, they are on my list of not to buy from just on principle alone!! I have a bad one to add. I contacted this particular seller to ask where they get their pins because the auction states they are "selling a sick family members pin collection to raise money for medical costs" or something very similar to that, anyway I purchased from them last year and believed what I received was good, but this year I saw the same information on the auctions but the auctions were for brand new pins, pins that had JUST been released at DLR, so I asked where they were getting their pins. Well, they freaked out on me, called me all kinds of names and they were very rude. I won't buy from them because honestly, I feel they are lying about a sick family member, if they are not then I wish that person the best but it was just fishy what the auctions say and then the way they reacted when I asked my question. That seller is tecarroll. I will have some others to add soon I hope. :)

MountNittany 06-25-2009 06:07 PM

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Tammylynn 06-25-2009 07:59 PM

I have some info compiled in my other thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2141715

I didn't post the 'bad' sellers because in the larger e-bay thread people were calling it a 'witch hunt' when people posted the names of sellers who sold scrappers.

I think we should post whatever information we have so that others don't make the mistake of spending money on scrapper pins.

Here are the names of scrapper/questionable sellers from the old thread. Please remember that I've only had an experience with one seller.

tradepinsforyou
nannub
bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles
shells7pak
tecarroll1964

Questionable:
gordo1111
Tooninterior

MountNittany 06-25-2009 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tammylynn (Post 32438752)
I have some info compiled in my other thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2141715

I didn't post the 'bad' sellers because in the larger e-bay thread people were calling it a 'witch hunt' when people posted the names of sellers who sold scrappers.

I think we should post whatever information we have so that others don't make the mistake of spending money on scrapper pins.

Here are the names of scrapper/questionable sellers from the old thread. Please remember that I've only had an experience with one seller.

tradepinsforyou
nannub
bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles
shells7pak
tecarroll1964

Questionable:
gordo1111
Tooninterior

I apologize. I did not see your thread, since it is not on the front page. I appreciate your input.

pixiewings71 06-25-2009 09:13 PM

Maybe we can get this stickied, altho I'm sure the mods don't want us "witch hunting" anyone so....

MountNittany 06-25-2009 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixiewings71 (Post 32439849)
Maybe we can get this stickied, altho I'm sure the mods don't want us "witch hunting" anyone so....

what do you mean by "witch hunting"?

pixiewings71 06-25-2009 10:13 PM

That was a term someone used on our big huge eBay thread, they accused of making false accusing and "witch hunting" which clearly we were not doing because we all keep saying these are our experiences, and our opinions and we are not experts. Basically this person accused some of us (mostly lionqueen and myself) of being sellers bad mouthing other sellers to promote ourselves, which isn't the case, at this time I have sold NOTHING on eBay at all, only purchased. That's why are so careful to point out these are our opinions and experiences and we are not experts.

Anyway, I got some pins today from thewill and they are GREAT!! I even got some on the backers and the SKUs on the backers matched exactly what pin pics said they would be....so unless he's really good at selling fakes, I believe in what he's selling. altho how he gets them, so many and so cheap I don't know....

DVC_Corrys 06-26-2009 03:32 AM

I was blocked by Nanub for asking too many questions....

MountNittany 06-26-2009 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixiewings71 (Post 32440824)
That was a term someone used on our big huge eBay thread, they accused of making false accusing and "witch hunting" which clearly we were not doing because we all keep saying these are our experiences, and our opinions and we are not experts. Basically this person accused some of us (mostly lionqueen and myself) of being sellers bad mouthing other sellers to promote ourselves, which isn't the case, at this time I have sold NOTHING on eBay at all, only purchased. That's why are so careful to point out these are our opinions and experiences and we are not experts.

Anyway, I got some pins today from thewill and they are GREAT!! I even got some on the backers and the SKUs on the backers matched exactly what pin pics said they would be....so unless he's really good at selling fakes, I believe in what he's selling. altho how he gets them, so many and so cheap I don't know....

Great! He is already on the green list :thumbsup2
Quote:

Originally Posted by DVC_Corrys (Post 32442967)
I was blocked by Nanub for asking too many questions....

He's already on the red list :thumbsup2

singnring 06-27-2009 10:55 AM

bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles is no longer registered under that name, but they are still on. I believe this person(s) has had multiple identities.

I have followed their sales and their pins are junk.

All come in little baggies, apparently has hundreds of thousands of the same pins (red flag!!!) and they smell funny. I have never had a real pin smell the way these ones do! And no, I don't sniff them!! You can smell them as soon as you open the box!

I got taken under one of their identities before I knew better!

MountNittany 06-27-2009 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by singnring (Post 32459397)
bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles is no longer registered under that name, but they are still on. I believe this person(s) has had multiple identities.

I have followed their sales and their pins are junk.

All come in little baggies, apparently has hundreds of thousands of the same pins (red flag!!!) and they smell funny. I have never had a real pin smell the way these ones do! And no, I don't sniff them!! You can smell them as soon as you open the box!

I got taken under one of their identities before I knew better!

I was thinking that too. They smell really bad. She IS back now, she said her account was hacked. I believe she has multiple identities on eBay also.

flowergirlbecca 06-27-2009 11:43 PM

How do you know what a scrapper is? I feel like this is a silly question to ask, but we have purchased some pins from Ebay in the past and did not have any problems, they were the authentic Disney pins. Is it an obvious difference in looks??

MountNittany 06-28-2009 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flowergirlbecca (Post 32467055)
How do you know what a scrapper is? I feel like this is a silly question to ask, but we have purchased some pins from Ebay in the past and did not have any problems, they were the authentic Disney pins. Is it an obvious difference in looks??

There is really no way to tell definitively unless you have two identical pins (one real, one in question). It is obvious which one is the scrapper, the scrapper is lighter and the colors aren't as bright.

ETA: Also, if a seller sells a very high volume of pins at a very low price, they are probably scrappers, and if a seller sells a lot of duplicates, they are also probably scrappers.

pixiewings71 06-29-2009 12:50 PM

What other identities do you think BBBC has? I still don't have my pins from her yet......


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