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Old 09-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #181
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Can you elaborate on why you think you got scrappers from Skipwick, I also got a lot of 15 and was very happy with them. And I consider myself informed about scrappers.
can I ask why anyone would think a pin sold for under $2.00 would be anything but a scrapper?....just a question....but if Disney is selling pins in the $10 range each and even the "Starter sets" are approx $5 each how is anyone really getting pins that much cheaper?????....they are selling them for $1.79 plus making a profit and they are not scrappers????? ( that is except for our friend nannub who brings his scrappers to the park to trade for real pins and then sells them in huge lots).....
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:53 AM   #182
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Can you elaborate on why you think you got scrappers from Skipwick, I also got a lot of 15 and was very happy with them. And I consider myself informed about scrappers.
I went onto pinpics and all of the pins but one were tagged with a warning that said there were scrappers being sold. I examined the pins closer and found small flaws in each. My tweedledee pin his hair isn't colored in correctly, my mickey ribbon pin is off color(lime green when I think it should be yellow), and most of my pins have silver hidden mickeys when the real ones are black. They look perfect until you really look at the small details.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:41 AM   #183
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #184
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Yup. I just found this out after some more research. But I still stand by most of them are scrappers from other flaws. jmo
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:14 PM   #185
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can I ask why anyone would think a pin sold for under $2.00 would be anything but a scrapper?....just a question....but if Disney is selling pins in the $10 range each and even the "Starter sets" are approx $5 each how is anyone really getting pins that much cheaper?????....they are selling them for $1.79 plus making a profit and they are not scrappers????? ( that is except for our friend nannub who brings his scrappers to the park to trade for real pins and then sells them in huge lots).....
There are several reasons someone may be selling pins for cheaper then the park prices. There are people who find them at yard sales, at estate sales, at Goodwill etc and buy them to sell on eBay, there are people who are selling their own personal collection, quitting the hobby and just getting rid of their pins, there are plenty of reasons that pins will be found on eBay for less than park prices. Honestly, I assumed the pins I got from Skipwick would be scrappers, but only 1 that I could tell was. And again, I consider myself educated on scrappers from my own research. I've purchased plenty of pins OVER $2.00 that are scrappers and plenty for under that that were legit. I purchased 2 Tink Allison Lecorts on eBay for under $2.00 each.....and they are legit.

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I went onto pinpics and all of the pins but one were tagged with a warning that said there were scrappers being sold. I examined the pins closer and found small flaws in each. My tweedledee pin his hair isn't colored in correctly, my mickey ribbon pin is off color(lime green when I think it should be yellow), and most of my pins have silver hidden mickeys when the real ones are black. They look perfect until you really look at the small details.
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Yup. I just found this out after some more research. But I still stand by most of them are scrappers from other flaws. jmo
I respect that, can you tell us what you got in your lot? Many of the scrapper sellers will offer them same pins to each buyer. Altho from the 2 you described I received different pins.....

I also know that all sellers on eBay aren't as knowledgeable about scrappers as some of us are, I know the chances I'll get scrappers is good but I'm willing to take that chance.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:38 PM   #186
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jho602 I received a small group on singles from them, nice pins with slight surface scratches, I wasn't buying these to trade tho, I am trying to finish my alphabet set and I got these for a good price. I will watch their other auctions.

angali35 I received a small group of singles from her as well, these are really nice pins! I did pay at least $3 per pin but they are very nice! I believe these are all good. Altho she did misship one of the pins, I have contacted her and will update when we get this issue resolved.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #187
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Unfortunately I do have a seller for you to add to the red list. funmamas. I ordered 2 mixed lots of 30 total pins for our upcoming trip. Sad to say that every single pin I received for her has pitting in the paint. Over half have the directional scuffs. And about a quarter of them are really low and old LE's that I doubt anyone would give away...
do you mean these are low quality genuine pins or do you mean these are fakes? i was thinking of buying from this person.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:15 PM   #188
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do you mean these are low quality genuine pins or do you mean these are fakes? i was thinking of buying from this person.
With the pitting and scraping described these would pass Disney's quality control, so while they may be "geniune" they are not Official Disney pins and should not be traded.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:31 PM   #189
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do you mean these are low quality genuine pins or do you mean these are fakes? i was thinking of buying from this person.



I can tell you that the three vinylmation pins I received from this person are fakes. I purchased the exact same pins from a reputable seller (after I found out about scrappers and such with the vinylmation pins) because I was skeptical about the way the pins looked, the thickness of the pins and such. I was right...funmamas sold me scrappers from Beijing or somewhere??? Compared to the original Disney pins...they look totally fake! Even my kids could tell the difference.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:35 PM   #190
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With the pitting and scraping described these would pass Disney's quality control, so while they may be "geniune" they are not Official Disney pins and should not be traded.
Of course genuine or Official disney pins or whatever you choose to call them can be traded.
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I did want to add two more names to the reputable list...

Kather99 - I received one vinylmation pin from her...it is definitely a legitimate Disney pin...it had some wear from trading, but was in good condition.

Mousepinz (Not the mousepinsonline) - I received two vinylmation pins from them...they are definitely legitimate Disney pins...again they had some wear from trading, but they are keepers!


BTW - has anyone bought from 3_martin_girls? They seem to have a large selection of vinylmation pins, but I have seen no information on them...kind of thinking about waiting to bid...


Thanks for all of the great information! This board has become a go-to place for me to check about sellers.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:06 PM   #192
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Of course genuine or Official disney pins or whatever you choose to call them can be traded.
Actually, there is a difference between "genuine" and "official" pins, official pins are pins that have passed the QC testing and been approved by Disney, genuine pins may be made from the same molds but not pass QC and not be approved by Disney. I hope that helps. And yes, official pins can be traded.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:06 PM   #193
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I just purchased a lot of random 50 from disneypinqueen

I'll post here what I get, in terms of what I can figure out for 'real and genuine' and 'scrappers'.

Thanks for all the info, guys. My wife and I are new to this, and we are excited about pins, it looks like a lot of fun!
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Anyone bought from 52jcmdisneypins? They were up front about trading and possibilities of scrappers in large lots but did say they verify that their pins look good.

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Anyone bought from 52jcmdisneypins? They were up front about trading and possibilities of scrappers in large lots but did say they verify that their pins look good.

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I've seen their auctions but have not purchased from them.

I got resolution from Angie about the misshipped pin, she used the wrong description/photo so she refunded me and told me to keep the pin she sent me. I would recommend her based on the quality of pins I received and the service she gave me.
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