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Old 02-16-2011, 11:34 AM   #1186
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I agree the two pirate pins on the right are scrapper versions. However, to play devil's advocate, who would take the time to put scrapper pins in what appears to be Disney packaging? Where would a person obtain packaging that looks like Disney's, without going through the garbage? The price tags look authentic as well. Do the SKU numbers match pinpics information? I too, don't understand how somebody in Kentucky, for example, can have legitimate items and sell them for reduced rates.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:10 PM   #1187
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ok..nice camera...
what is funny is..i own one of those fancy nikons..do not ask me model #s or lenses....
my eyes glaze over.
I know what I am good at..
finding bargains and selling stuff..
I also crochet a mean blanket..and make lovely, lacy things,,
but...cameras or anything technical..
epic..fail.
I fail at crochet - hard core. I made a bag once that was entirely lopsided.

If you want to take a look at your camera and see which you have, it may well take this lens attachment, which is good for taking pictures of pins (and other small things).

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so..I am not sure about these..
although..the right ones do look fake.
what do you think?
I don't know, really. It's just interesting at this point. $2.33/pin is more than I usually pay for traders at the outlets, but I thought I'd try saving myself the trip up to exit 68.

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So now being nosy, are you going to try and get a refund? Leave negative feedback? I notice this seller doesn't have a single negative or neutral feedback.
I'm still deciding. I may ask if I can hold on to them until the 5th when I can double check them at the parks.

I did write the seller asking if they would be willing to say where they acquired their pins and that I suspected they were not genuine pins and she sent back:

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I promise they are the genuine article - they were sealed in the original
Disney packaging with the price stickers still affixed when I carefully
bubbleoped them and sent them out. They are 100% genuine and purchased
directly from Disney.

If you have any issue with the pins, you're
welcome to return them - I offer a money back guarantee so that you can
feel comfortable with my service. If you are concerned about their
authenticity, I cannot assure you enough that they are the realio, dealio.
If your hesitation comes from the packaging change - Disney has changed
several of their boxed sets to the flatter packaging; but again, I promise
[/me raising my right hand] they are 100% authentic, still sealed in their
Disney packaging.

Please let me know if I can provide any further
services, in the words of Mr. Incredible, "I'm just here to help."

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I agree the two pirate pins on the right are scrapper versions. However, to play devil's advocate, who would take the time to put scrapper pins in what appears to be Disney packaging? Where would a person obtain packaging that looks like Disney's, without going through the garbage? The price tags look authentic as well. Do the SKU numbers match pinpics information? I too, don't understand how somebody in Kentucky, for example, can have legitimate items and sell them for reduced rates.
Well, THAT'S interesting, too. Are the Pinpics SKUs always right? Or do the numbers change between runs?

Toddler Boys
4 00109 44280 8 - eBay
4 00014 76084 4 - DLR
4 00109 44280 8 - WDW

Pirate Cuties
4 00109 73633 4 - eBay
4 00012 48012 6 - DLR
10964244 - WDW

TSMM
4 00109 78515 8 - eBay
4 00014 61631 8 - DLR
10978515 - WDW

None match, except the Toddler Boys set matches the WDW SKU - though the label says Disneyland!
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #1188
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I would not leave bad feedback for this woman..
whether or not you decide to keep them..
as she offered to take them back and was sweet as sugar pie.
She might just not know...if they are real or not..
as,
I notice that she does not say that SHE purchased them from Disney.
It is amazing about the packaging to me....
but,read this.......http://www.pintalk.com/showthread.ph...ave-seen-these!!!!
I forgot...
here is something you can ask...
ask if she has ANY Disney pin receipts...
that you do not care what the pins cost her...
or if she paid 10 cents for them.,..
but, does she have a receipt that she can scan for you?
I buy from Disney...every other day...
and..even after i throw out receipts...
I have em all over the house.
and..anyone who sells that many pins..that are bought from WDW or DLR...
so..even if she does not have that particular item in a receipt...
she should have pin receipts from Disney.
and..as one of the tags is the new tag that was first seen in the parks in November,
I believe
..the date should not be older than that.
She should have some just lying around.
along with tons of Disney bags...
Even the scrapper lot sellers who also sell real pins..
have current pin receipts.
But, as she is out of town.....????

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Old 02-16-2011, 03:43 PM   #1189
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Update! The seller wrote again.

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I just wanted to follow up now that I have a minute, because it's driving
me crazy (ha ha ha, just to be honest ) - I know you don't know me, but
I'm as serious about helping eradicate the 'scrapper' issue as any hobby
enthusiast can be. I keep a list of 'naughty' sellers and I frequent the
boards to keep up on the latest information.

I have a lot of 'high end'
customers (they buy my LE 100's) who requested that I also provide park
traders. I provide these below park cost for them and because I am
sincerely hoping that newbies will buy these mint in package traders rather
than continue to frequent the sellers on eBay who sell counterfeit pins
(the proper terminology is counterfeit, scrapper is a pin Disney deems
unfit for sale; but the terms have become synonymous). I'm infuriated that
so many new pin collectors get 'taken' by these sellers and I am doing my
best to run them out of business. I don't blame you a bit for questioning
my pricing, and while I won't give away my secret to getting sets for less,
I will tell you it has to do with gift cards. Regardless, I make enough
off my high end pins to be able to make traders available to my customers
at a very low price.

I am absolute devoted to providing good, authentic
traders to my customers. I realize that not all of my customers balance an
order with an LE 100, but if I can provide authentic traders to the hobby,
as a whole, then I sleep better at night.

I hope you'll share my store
information with your fellow pin-pals.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:00 PM   #1190
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Update! The seller wrote again.
Interesting..but..ask for her email..
show her the comparison pics..
and..
then...
see what she has to say..
She may be getting a great deal..
and..
does not realize what the pins are.
If she is buying them with gift cards..
there should still be some kind of Disney receipt.
And...as she is telling you to share her info with others....
tell her..that...
the pins still look fake compared to real ones.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:17 PM   #1191
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I went to pinpics and found this.....follow the link, scroll down to the size note and see what it says. It's very possible your pins are legit, sometimes there are color and size variations in some pins, especially sets like these that are mainly used for trading.

Here's the one for just the Donald pin...
http://pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=55783.N&sid=
Here's the one for the full set.......
http://pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=54768
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:17 PM   #1192
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I read that..are they rough on the edges?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:29 PM   #1193
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I went to pinpics and found this.....follow the link, scroll down to the size note and see what it says. It's very possible your pins are legit, sometimes there are color and size variations in some pins, especially sets like these that are mainly used for trading.

Here's the one for just the Donald pin...
http://pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=55783.N&sid=
Here's the one for the full set.......
http://pinpics.com/cgi-bin/pin.cgi?pin=54768
Nice catch! The ones from eBay are 3.2 cm, which is, indeed, 1.25 inches. The ones I'd traded for were 3.4cm (1.34 inches) - an older batch maybe?

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I read that..are they rough on the edges?
They aren't rough at all.

I will double check with the racks before trading, but at this point, I think they are probably okay.

Thanks for all your help, everyone.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:43 PM   #1194
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I think your seller may be good, at least those pins are.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #1195
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I think the pins are legit, also. The prong got bent during shipping.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:36 PM   #1196
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ooh..but, you looked so cute that way.
for fun...
go to ebay and search Disney pins in completed listings..go high to low.
I would pay $50 or more for one of my holy Grails. Mostly I hope to trade for them. Penny
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #1197
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I'm new to the disboards and looking to start collecting pins for our first disney trip in May.

I've searched this thread but can't find any information about coconut_cutie...she's selling a couple Toy Story pins that my son would love. Another seller is krazzykeely - she also has Toy Story ones...

any insight would be awesome!

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #1198
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I was tracking a few of krazzykeely's items as well. I would be cautious with some of the pins. Some of the listings are pins that are known scrappers. Check out this link, http://www.dizpins.com/pinventory/scrappers.htm.
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I'd love to be on the "good sellers" list myself, but I only sell a few, which are the Visa exclusives. I usually purchase one for myself through the Visa cardholder offer and order extras to sell on ebay. The first few times I listed, I sold everything. But the last couple of years, they just aren't selling and I don't even think they are getting a look. I suspect it's because they aren't cheap. I list for right around what I had to pay for them and I think most people are looking for really inexpensive pins lately. I'm beginning to think that instead of selling, I'll just take them all with me on our next trip and use them for trade.
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I'd love to be on the "good sellers" list myself, but I only sell a few, which are the Visa exclusives. I usually purchase one for myself through the Visa cardholder offer and order extras to sell on ebay. The first few times I listed, I sold everything. But the last couple of years, they just aren't selling and I don't even think they are getting a look. I suspect it's because they aren't cheap. I list for right around what I had to pay for them and I think most people are looking for really inexpensive pins lately. I'm beginning to think that instead of selling, I'll just take them all with me on our next trip and use them for trade.
I am on the good seller's list...but I didn't ask to be, nor did I even realize I was for months after. LOL I also sell my pins for higher prices, because I do my darndest not to trade scrappers (sometimes they slip thru because you just don't know...) or sell them. And the last few items I had up were pin sets, so yes, a full set of pins will be listed for a higher price. I need to get more up there, I've got a few more sets I'd like to clear out, we have some sets that we have multiples of.
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