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Old 07-31-2012, 06:38 AM   #1846
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http://myworld.ebay.com/rmgerace/&_t...84.m1497.l2754
bought some princess & tinkerbell lots from this seller - rmgerace - they look good to me and my girls loved them!
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:14 AM   #1847
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sansshot... the ones you need to be careful of are those 25 pins for $25. Looking at the photos, it looks like it is mostly booster pack pins over and over with a few rack pins thrown in. They could easily have gotten those for trade with a cast member, but to sell them so cheaply makes me wonder what they traded in return. They may just make enough profit from individuals to sell them cheap. I don't know. I have some of those from trading, but I haven't researched them for authenticity since they are still in the bucket from my last trip of pins I need to analyze. Do your research before you buy and you should be fine.
I am concerned about this seller. The comment about selling them so cheaply even if they are real made me think to check who THEY are buying from. Sure enough, they are buying from sellers who are selling huge lots cheaply, with lots of bad feedback that they are scrappers. So even if the pins from sansshot2000 are real, I'm guessing (just a guess, no way to prove this) that they are buying cheap trash and trading it at the parks for what they know are real pins (especially those purchase with purchase pins, those are plentiful and genuine), and then selling those. There was a conversation way earlier in this thread about somebody who was doing that, and people knew who the person was, in the parks! I don't know how you'd prove this, but all else being equal, I think I'll avoid this seller altogether, singles as well as lots.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #1848
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just got the 4 packs of booster sets from disneypinsandvinylmation today
they look legit enough for me...the packages are sealed and the price stickers are still on it....
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #1849
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anyone have anything on seller main.street.mania ?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #1850
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anyone have anything on seller main.street.mania ?
My personal opinion would be to stay away... if you want to risk it, feel free. They do offer returns, which you will most likely have to pay the shipping on with tracking per eBay policy.

They use one picture over and over "as their stock is constantly changing". A lot of sellers do that, but they just started on eBay last month and have already sold 147 of these lots. Also, the photo they are using is of tons of pins that are known to be scrappers. Not all of those, but a great many...

And they put this in their listing:

"**Pins are listed as USED and may have minor scratches, sharp edges or wear from normal trading. If you are buying for your personal collection rather than trading, please do not buy from me.** "

Sellers often use that disclaimer on scrappers... Sharp edges happen on scrappers more often than on pins that have been through multiple trades. Trading should not make sharp pieces of metal stick out. If anything, handling wears the metal down making it smoother. Well, that has been my experience. Also, what seller would tell you not to buy it if you plan to keep it? Personally, I tend to try out grab bags that say some to trade some to keep or something to that effect. Encouraging you to get rid of them seems like scrapper talk. Besides, how can they sell literally thousands of pins in a little over a month for around 50 cents each BEFORE eBay takes their cut. What did they use to trade for these in order to be able to sell them so cheaply if they are legit?

Just my humble opinion. It is up to you to make the decision, but there are a lot of sellers in the green who sell cheap lots of legit pins. I have bought from a lot of them over the years.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #1851
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My personal opinion would be to stay away... if you want to risk it, feel free. They do offer returns, which you will most likely have to pay the shipping on with tracking per eBay policy.

They use one picture over and over "as their stock is constantly changing". A lot of sellers do that, but they just started on eBay last month and have already sold 147 of these lots. Also, the photo they are using is of tons of pins that are known to be scrappers. Not all of those, but a great many...

And they put this in their listing:

"**Pins are listed as USED and may have minor scratches, sharp edges or wear from normal trading. If you are buying for your personal collection rather than trading, please do not buy from me.** "

Sellers often use that disclaimer on scrappers... Sharp edges happen on scrappers more often than on pins that have been through multiple trades. Trading should not make sharp pieces of metal stick out. If anything, handling wears the metal down making it smoother. Well, that has been my experience. Also, what seller would tell you not to buy it if you plan to keep it? Personally, I tend to try out grab bags that say some to trade some to keep or something to that effect. Encouraging you to get rid of them seems like scrapper talk. Besides, how can they sell literally thousands of pins in a little over a month for around 50 cents each BEFORE eBay takes their cut. What did they use to trade for these in order to be able to sell them so cheaply if they are legit?

Just my humble opinion. It is up to you to make the decision, but there are a lot of sellers in the green who sell cheap lots of legit pins. I have bought from a lot of them over the years.
Yeah, I didn't look too closely at the other auctions, I was just looking at one specific pin. I haven't had to buy pins for a couple years now, and WOAH.... most of them are coming right out and saying they are selling scrappers!!! I couldn't believe it!

(I helped to develop the green list, but my preferred seller isn't selling anymore. boo)
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #1852
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I ordered my first set of traders from Dopeyspins, woah, big mistake.

But this time, I ordered from disneyfamily801, who I do not see on the list. Any feedback about them?
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #1853
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I ordered my first set of traders from Dopeyspins, woah, big mistake.

But this time, I ordered from disneyfamily801, who I do not see on the list. Any feedback about them?
The absolute worst I ever bought from. There wasnt one pin in the lot that could even pass for being real. The paint was falling off them, edges were so jagged. DD even was all set with them. It was the worst experience with pins ever. I sincerely hope with all my heart they have changed and you get some nice pins. Good luck...let us know how it went for you. This was about 6months ago, so I hope your exp is better

btw... i came on here and complained about them... why are they on the list yet??? hmmmm
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #1854
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The absolute worst I ever bought from. There wasnt one pin in the lot that could even pass for being real. The paint was falling off them, edges were so jagged. DD even was all set with them. It was the worst experience with pins ever. I sincerely hope with all my heart they have changed and you get some nice pins. Good luck...let us know how it went for you. This was about 6months ago, so I hope your exp is better

btw... i came on here and complained about them... why are they on the list yet??? hmmmm
The only person who can edit the OP is the OP, unfortunately he's been really busy lately and isn't able to get here very much. I've considered making an updated list but I have to make the time and to be honest I don't have that much of it.......
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:41 PM   #1855
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The absolute worst I ever bought from. There wasnt one pin in the lot that could even pass for being real. The paint was falling off them, edges were so jagged. DD even was all set with them. It was the worst experience with pins ever. I sincerely hope with all my heart they have changed and you get some nice pins. Good luck...let us know how it went for you. This was about 6months ago, so I hope your exp is better

btw... i came on here and complained about them... why are they on the list yet??? hmmmm
Thanks for the heads up. I have been trying to keep track of people. I don't really need to buy any right now. I am concentrating on selling my extras and trading like crazy! I am lucky enough to have a local place that has a trading meet once a month with good honest people who visit the parks many times per year and are fabulous at spotting scrappers, so I do a lot of my trading there lately. I hadn't been there in a while and was only trading at the parks. I've used a lot of the recommendations here to build up my collection of traders so I could start going there again. You never know what you will find when you go. It's like a treasure hunt every month. I am also looking forward to my vacation at Disney and DCL! Can't wait to trade on the cruise! That will be a first for us!
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #1856
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Your lucky you can do some trading and get involved. There is absolutely nothing around here that has to do with pins. I dont know anyone else up here that even konws what they are. So I try and buy a lot here and there for DD if I can get it cheap. That way if they are junk then she just uses them for crafts or soemthing. But its the only way to keep the 'treasure hunt' alive up here til we get back to WDW. I dont buy many lots, but maybe every couple months I will spend $10 or so on 1. If we get seom good pin then we are super happy. Not all are junk... Its funny, treasure hunt is the way me and DD explain it to people. Looking for that 1 pin that will complete the set.
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Treasure Hunt is a great way to describe it actually. There are some sets where I am anal and want the whole set, even if I don't like the character, and others where I only want some of the characters, and if I didn't get a whole set then I often can find a missing pin or two at the monthly pin meets. It is a lot of fun. If you are ever going to be in this area let me know and I can give you the details on the meets. We get travelers in a lot... mainly people who used to live here and then moved away, but we get others who found us online too. The trade has been going on for many years now. I discovered it in 2007 and have gone on and off ever since. Sadly more off because of my daughter's cheer schedule. She often has competition on the days they meet, but this year she is forced to take a year off due to injury so I am starting to go again. There is one tomorrow

Are you familiar with Tomart's Pin Guide? The man who compiled it, Tom Tumbusch, sometimes comes to our meets from Ohio I bought a bunch of great pins from him the last time. He has to buy every single pin that goes into that book to photograph himself, and then when he is done with them, he sells a lot of them off. He is on ebay. Great guy!

Now I need to find some crafts I can do with all of my scrappers. One of my friends says he is taking his and selling them for the scrap metal to be melted down so they don't end up back in the pin population. I don't really want to do that. I was thinking maybe cutting the prongs off and making them into magnets, but have no idea how. I sort of stink at craft ideas. Anyone have any?
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #1858
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I've been away from pin buying too long! Anyone have any experience with:
mad4disneytoo or mousepintrader? Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:03 AM   #1859
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Thanks for the heads up. I have been trying to keep track of people. I don't really need to buy any right now. I am concentrating on selling my extras and trading like crazy! I am lucky enough to have a local place that has a trading meet once a month with good honest people who visit the parks many times per year and are fabulous at spotting scrappers, so I do a lot of my trading there lately. I hadn't been there in a while and was only trading at the parks. I've used a lot of the recommendations here to build up my collection of traders so I could start going there again. You never know what you will find when you go. It's like a treasure hunt every month. I am also looking forward to my vacation at Disney and DCL! Can't wait to trade on the cruise! That will be a first for us!

I wish I could find Traders in the Philly Area and do a Philly Pin Trader Dis Meet. I have soooooo many pins, too many to carry to Disney. There is a great one in Central Jersey, but something always comes up on those weekends. plus it's a 2 hour car ride. Maybe someday we Philly people will get it together. LOL
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #1860
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ordered from disneypinsandvinylmation and received them yesterday- they were all sealed in their packages and exactly as advertised!

irbliquidators seemed to have a few legit and a few scrappers- but refunded half my money and let me keep the pins - so not the worst- but not the best either
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