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Old 03-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #1276
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[QUOTE=pixiewings71;40456613]Well, if they are using rewards then really they are paying nothing out of pocket...but yes, IMO it's likely that they are one of the sharks (nanub anyone) who tells people to "go buy x pin for a trade" and then they are listing that pin on eBay and making money on it. I mean that's what I assume when I see things like that....but that's just MY assumption and it could be totally wrong, I don't know that seller, I've never bought from them, even if I had I still wouldn't know where or how they got the pin in question......it's just a guess as to what the "real" situation is....you know what I mean.....and NO $3 will not cover the shipping charges....when I sell on eBay and do shipments via USPS, the charges are a minimum of $5, that's not including wrapping materials either. It's ridiculous and honestly, that's part of why I don't sell a lot on eBay, the shipping charges are just ridiculous.....
girl..you are paying too much for shipping...
I can ship about 6 -10 pins..wrapped in bubble and tissue...
with maps..and other freebies..
and shipped in a 12X14" padded envelope..
for about 2.65..
most pins cost about 2 to ship.
when I said about 3.60..
I was including the fees.
I also print all my postage online..
and..have them picked up at my door..
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and I will tell you how to ship cheaper..with the usps.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #1277
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girl..you are paying too much for shipping...
I can ship about 6 -10 pins..wrapped in bubble and tissue...
with maps..and other freebies..
and shipped in a 12X14" padded envelope..
for about 2.65..
most pins cost about 2 to ship.
when I said about 3.60..
I was including the fees.
I also print all my postage online..
and..have them picked up at my door..
email me..
and I will tell you how to ship cheaper..with the usps.
Well it could be that I always use the option with a tracking number...I don't know but I do know that at minimum I'm paying $5 to ship, and that can be either one pin or up to 7, that's the most I've shipped at one time. I don't do the pick up option, I usually just drop the packages off as I pass by the PO. I emailed you.

ETA I won a few auction on eBay the past couple of days, I won 4 pins from toomanypostcards4me and I won a few individual pins and a small lot of 25 from disneypinpros. I will post my thoughts when I get both shipments, I've paid for the pins from postcards but they haven't been shipped yet, I am waiting for pinpros to send me a combined invoice.
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Well it could be that I always use the option with a tracking number...I don't know but I do know that at minimum I'm paying $5 to ship, and that can be either one pin or up to 7, that's the most I've shipped at one time. I don't do the pick up option, I usually just drop the packages off as I pass by the PO. I emailed you.

ETA I won a few auction on eBay the past couple of days, I won 4 pins from toomanypostcards4me and I won a few individual pins and a small lot of 25 from disneypinpros. I will post my thoughts when I get both shipments, I've paid for the pins from postcards but they haven't been shipped yet, I am waiting for pinpros to send me a combined invoice.
girl..of course you ALWAYS have to have a tracking number when selling on ebay.
of course the price is including that..
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:47 PM   #1279
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Nannub/parrotandpins in no longer a registered user on ebay. Maybe this board helped shut him down. As well as Disney taking the tables away at DTD.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:32 PM   #1280
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Nannub/parrotandpins in no longer a registered user on ebay. Maybe this board helped shut him down. As well as Disney taking the tables away at DTD.
That's true, but can't they start up again with a different name?

I haven't seen him at DTD since Oct. '09~ since they took the tables away. I never see him at any pin trading nights, or shows anymore either. Must have completely given up on pins (trading and selling).

They do still have the pin trading tables at Epcot though you know, and there are still sharks frequenting them ... mixed in with some awesome folks too.

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Last year, I was able to trade with a couple at EPCOT that helped me add to my DeeBee collection. I traded pins of similar value. They did have a vinylmation pin I traded for that turned out to be a scrapper. I didn't notice until I left the table. I miss the tables at DTD. The tables were an opportuinty to meet others and see if they had a pin I might need to complete a collection. I trade one for one and will not buy any pins for the ability to trade. I also try and trade pins of similar value.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:00 PM   #1282
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I will say that yes, I have done the "go buy a pin for this one" deal before, not that I've told someone to do it but that I've purchased a pin for a pin I wanted....I don't do it often and I don't do it if the pin I want was $9.95 and the pin they want is more than $12.95 (I refuse to go higher than $3 over what the original pin price was) but I've done it and it's worked out fine for me...I got really lucky (what I consider lucky anyway) once when a lady had a Jessica Rabbit I'd been looking for, she asked me to go buy her ANY LE pin in the store, I said "any? because this one was only $11.95 originally" she said "any, even if it's $9.95" so off I went, bought an LE for $9.95 and she took the trade. She did say she wanted a Haunted Mansion LE but it was any HM LE for the JR LE, I thought that was great and was super excited to be able to make that trade.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #1283
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I will say that yes, I have done the "go buy a pin for this one" deal before, not that I've told someone to do it but that I've purchased a pin for a pin I wanted....I don't do it often and I don't do it if the pin I want was $9.95 and the pin they want is more than $12.95 (I refuse to go higher than $3 over what the original pin price was) but I've done it and it's worked out fine for me...I got really lucky (what I consider lucky anyway) once when a lady had a Jessica Rabbit I'd been looking for, she asked me to go buy her ANY LE pin in the store, I said "any? because this one was only $11.95 originally" she said "any, even if it's $9.95" so off I went, bought an LE for $9.95 and she took the trade. She did say she wanted a Haunted Mansion LE but it was any HM LE for the JR LE, I thought that was great and was super excited to be able to make that trade.
Pix,I too once got a decent trade out of them..
and..I was once almost terribly ripped off at a trading event.
but, would NEVER go buy them a pin..on principle.
They are really shady and should never be encouraged.
It is not us that I worry about..
it is what they do to young families that gets me really annoyed.
I have seen it and it is penny pinching and disgusting.
I have handed the kids free pins to trade when I see that they are about to get their parents suckered.
and..if they keep up their bull...they will be banned from epcot also.
they already got the pin board..
that was always there..
all day long..
removed..
and now it comes out twice a day..
why?
Because they stalked it.
I just believe that you can make money without..suckering folks.
I have seen 2 of em..
heavy couples in those motorized wheelchairs..
stalking the DTD pin store..
just last week..
and pulling out tourists..to sucker.
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I steer clear of the sharks, ever since we moved here, and my son got taken advantage of by one.

I did buy about 75.00 worth of Flower and Garden Festival pins for a trader last year visiting from Disneyland. She had a few complete sets of REAL Disneyland Hidden Mickeys, and she wanted about 25.00 worth of pins (or 2 LEs) for each set.

I did not get taken advantage of, and was glad to help her get the pins she wanted, for pins I wanted

You can tell a shark...

I bought fantasy pins on eBay that show a picture of a spray can, with a shark on it wearing a pin lanyard with pins, and big teeth, and it say's "Pin Shark Repellent" It's awesome, my kids and I wear them to every pin trading event

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That makes me that the pin board at EPCOT only comes out twice day. Do you know the times? I'll use the information for future reference. I have heard in the past adults could only look at it for 30 seconds, or something like that. Maybe this was an earlier move to rid sharks.
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most important..
see if the seller communicates BEFORE you buy.
DO NOT ask lots of scrapper questions to a higher end pin seller...
Why?
Because a smart one will block you..
thinking..you are one of those that sees a fake pin behind every bush and that you could destroy their feedback.
But,ask them where they got it....
and..just read your responses...
If a seller responds with.."we"..be a little careful..
I do not buy from those..that cannot say.."I"...
as...
if there is a concern..it is always the "we" part.that messed up..
and not them.
A good answer from a seller..
would be something like:
I bought them in.....wherever...
or...I live near the park....
or...I had these lying around the house...
a bad one..
is a stock answer.
I have to disagree with this advice ever so slightly. I'll start by saying the only Disney pins I've ever sold on ebay were ones that my DH acquired while he was a CM at The Disney Store and we sold those almost a decade ago. FWIW, we sold pin sets of his for quite a lot of money and he had acquired them for little or next to nothing...waiting for clearance and using his discount back in the day...started all auctions at 99 cents and let them go. Nowadays, I'd probably be accused of selling them as scrappers...

Anywho, I do sell a lot of other random stuff on ebay and I answer ALL of my messages with "we" because most times it is my husband's junk that I am selling (hence, we). I sometimes rely on him to take photos or give me more information about things I don't know as much about (like his vintage Star Wars toys or something). You may be correct in terms of pin sellers, but I would not tell people that as a matter of rule you should become wary when a person uses "we" in an email response.

I also have to comment on themuchnessofdisney...I just bought one set from her and am very pleased with the transaction. I didn't see any of the information here before I bought (just that she wasn't on the front page) so I only purchased one set for around $15 (free shipping) to test her out. I'm thinking of maybe buying some more from her before our next trip.

Honestly, I'm a little appalled by the veiled accusations surrounding her...I understand that avid pin collectors feel very passionate about scrappers (and now that I know about them, I'm ever vigilant about avoiding sellers that sell them - I would rather pay $2-3 for a pin and have it be real than 25 cents for a scrapper). I also understand the curiosity about how she can sell pins cheaply or seemingly at a loss. I don't know her methods, but I do know that some of the speculation (stealing gift card numbers, participating in other shady methods of gift card acquisition, etc.??) feels a little out of bounds and unwarranted to me. I can think of several different scenarios where people can legitimately acquire gift cards to use for pin purchases, none of them illegal OR shady.

I have no attachment to that seller other than making a single purchase from her...but sometimes I think the speculation goes a bit too far.

Just my humble opinion...I've gotten a lot of great information from this thread (pixie in particular - thanks!) and I've taken it to heart. I appreciate the information and the education!

ETA: I also purchased several single pins and one Nightmare Before Christmas pack from beekerlg (green seller on 1st page). I'm happy with all of the pins I received, however, in looking through her auctions I did avoid any single pins that had scrapper alerts on Pin Pics. I like that she lists the Pin Pics number in her auctions - made it super easy to check them! I'm not saying she was selling scrappers...just that some of her pins had scrapper alerts on them (then again, I guess it seems MOST pins should have that alert nowadays). It was a good transaction, I paid on average $2.50 per pin, and although I had to purchase them individually (not in a lot) she combined shipping so I paid $6 to ship about 15 or so pins, including one "set" on a large card.
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I steer clear of the sharks, ever since we moved here, and my son got taken advantage of by one.

I did buy about 75.00 worth of Flower and Garden Festival pins for a trader last year visiting from Disneyland. She had a few complete sets of REAL Disneyland Hidden Mickeys, and she wanted about 25.00 worth of pins (or 2 LEs) for each set.

I did not get taken advantage of, and was glad to help her get the pins she wanted, for pins I wanted

You can tell a shark...

I bought fantasy pins on eBay that show a picture of a spray can, with a shark on it wearing a pin lanyard with pins, and big teeth, and it say's "Pin Shark Repellent" It's awesome, my kids and I wear them to every pin trading event

Girl..I WANT one of those!
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That makes me that the pin board at EPCOT only comes out twice day. Do you know the times? I'll use the information for future reference. I have heard in the past adults could only look at it for 30 seconds, or something like that. Maybe this was an earlier move to rid sharks.
the times change..of course.
there is no particular time at this point...due to the sharks.
I DID find another interesting trading area the other night though.
it was strange to me as I had never before seen it.
the little pin cart..near E street in DTD...
there was a girl there with a pin book..
FULL of decent pins.
It was quite surprising as most cm books are filled with garbage recently.
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I have to disagree with this advice ever so slightly. I'll start by saying the only Disney pins I've ever sold on ebay were ones that my DH acquired while he was a CM at The Disney Store and we sold those almost a decade ago. FWIW, we sold pin sets of his for quite a lot of money and he had acquired them for little or next to nothing...waiting for clearance and using his discount back in the day...started all auctions at 99 cents and let them go. Nowadays, I'd probably be accused of selling them as scrappers...

Anywho, I do sell a lot of other random stuff on ebay and I answer ALL of my messages with "we" because most times it is my husband's junk that I am selling (hence, we). I sometimes rely on him to take photos or give me more information about things I don't know as much about (like his vintage Star Wars toys or something). You may be correct in terms of pin sellers, but I would not tell people that as a matter of rule you should become wary when a person uses "we" in an email response.

I also have to comment on themuchnessofdisney...I just bought one set from her and am very pleased with the transaction. I didn't see any of the information here before I bought (just that she wasn't on the front page) so I only purchased one set for around $15 (free shipping) to test her out. I'm thinking of maybe buying some more from her before our next trip.

Honestly, I'm a little appalled by the veiled accusations surrounding her...I understand that avid pin collectors feel very passionate about scrappers (and now that I know about them, I'm ever vigilant about avoiding sellers that sell them - I would rather pay $2-3 for a pin and have it be real than 25 cents for a scrapper). I also understand the curiosity about how she can sell pins cheaply or seemingly at a loss. I don't know her methods, but I do know that some of the speculation (stealing gift card numbers, participating in other shady methods of gift card acquisition, etc.??) feels a little out of bounds and unwarranted to me. I can think of several different scenarios where people can legitimately acquire gift cards to use for pin purchases, none of them illegal OR shady.

I have no attachment to that seller other than making a single purchase from her...but sometimes I think the speculation goes a bit too far.

Just my humble opinion...I've gotten a lot of great information from this thread (pixie in particular - thanks!) and I've taken it to heart. I appreciate the information and the education!

ETA: I also purchased several single pins and one Nightmare Before Christmas pack from beekerlg (green seller on 1st page). I'm happy with all of the pins I received, however, in looking through her auctions I did avoid any single pins that had scrapper alerts on Pin Pics. I like that she lists the Pin Pics number in her auctions - made it super easy to check them! I'm not saying she was selling scrappers...just that some of her pins had scrapper alerts on them (then again, I guess it seems MOST pins should have that alert nowadays). It was a good transaction, I paid on average $2.50 per pin, and although I had to purchase them individually (not in a lot) she combined shipping so I paid $6 to ship about 15 or so pins, including one "set" on a large card.
Hi there....
as for 99. cent auctions..
that is different..
I LOVE 99 cent auctions...
it is the sellers that sell them cheaply with "buy it nows" that concern me.
as for the "we" thing...
that is my personal opinion...
I do not buy from sellers that say.."we"..
unless..it is as you said...
there is a reason for the "we" and it is spelled out in the listing.
Too many sellers on the bay act as if they are giant businesses...
and..that is the "we" that bothers me..
not the spouse.
as for the gift card thing...
if you know of a way to get thousands of dollars in gift cards..
on a regular basis..
that is not slightly shady...[I did NOT say "crooked"..I said..shady]
then..I want to shake your hand..
you probably never again need to work a day in your life.
as for the "shady" gift card thing...
I did it for a couple of years...
as part of being a professional couponer.
I made my living...
as a pro cvser and couponer.
You CAN get gift cards that way...
all kinds of them..
but..it requires a lot of hard work.
It is not illegal....
it is shady..
as you have to dodge store rules...
in turning your hard earned store money into gift cards.
Another way..is to buy items with the 50% holiday discount[at Disney]..
and..return them for the full amount without a receipt.
again..not illegal..but..shady.
and..if it is done too often...
your CM discount will go the way of the dinosaurs.
but..a completely legal ..
totally above board..
way of attaining limitless amount of gift cards without hard labor...
[if the labor was hard..the price would not be that cheap]
if that is possible..my hat is off to you..and to her.
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the times change..of course.
there is no particular time at this point...due to the sharks.
I DID find another interesting trading area the other night though.
it was strange to me as I had never before seen it.
the little pin cart..near E street in DTD...
there was a girl there with a pin book..
FULL of decent pins.
It was quite surprising as most cm books are filled with garbage recently.
Do you mean D Street? The Vinylmation store?

Was she a CM? I have seen a pin book at a cart/stand near D Street in the past. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not ... I think it is a CMs personal book.

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