|10-13-2012, 06:29 PM||#20|
"Life is just a Fantasy!"
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Suburban Philadelphia
You can purchase news pins direct from Disney (at resorts, etc) ... but I would not suggest buying new pins to use as traders. If you have an account on eBay, and IF you are familiar AND comfortable with using eBay ... you might consider buying a set of 20, 30, 40+ pins. You can usually buy them for under $1 per pin, verses $6 - $12 per pin (when new). If you DO buy online ... I would suggest you ONLY buy from someone who sells other Disney pins, or Disney merchandise. I would also suggest you DO NOT buy from someone outside of US / Canada. There are many sellers from Asian countries who sell what are called SCRAPPERS ... basically, the pins are rejects.
Many cast members in customer service or retail (including ship officers) wear a lanyard with Disney pins. If you see anyone with a lanyard (around their neck (some wear them on a hip pad), you can ask to trade with them. You may pick 1 or two of their pins, so long as you give them the same number of Disney pins in trade. One more rule is that they cannot accept a duplicate pin ... you cannot give them two of the same pins, or, you cannot give them pin "x" if they already have it on their lanyard (they will help you if you have questions).
Steven & Donna: DCL PLATINUM Castaway Club, DVC members since 1994 (Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Villas)
DCL MAGIC: 4 night Bahamas practice cruise ('99), 7 night Eastern Caribbean ('01), 7 night Western Caribbean ('06), 15 night EB Panama Canal - Inaugural to Aruba & Cartagena (Aug-Sep '08), Eastern Caribbean / Inaugural Tortola (April-May '09), Eastern Caribbean / St. Croix (Ooops - Tortola) (Dec '09), 14 night EB TransAtlantic (April '10), 14 night EB TransAtlantic (May '13), 7 night Southern Caribbean (Sept/Oct '14)
DCL WONDER: 4 night Bahamas practice cruise (April '08), LA - Vancouver REPO (Apr/May '11), -B2B- Inaugural Alaska (May '11)
DCL FANTASY: 7 night Maiden Voyage: Western Caribbean (March '12), 7 night podCast 4.0 Western Caribbean (Dec '12), 7 night San Juan/Western Caribbean (Apr '15)
DISapalooza: WWOHP / Universal (Dec '12)
DISNEY ON BROADWAY: Mary Poppins @ New Amsterdam Theatre - 2012, Spiderman (Marvel) @ Foxwoods Theatre - 2012, The Lion King @ Minskoff Theatre - 2013, Aladdin @ New Amsterdam Theatre - 2014
NON-DCL: RCCL Freedom FROM the Seas, Western Caribbean, Jan 2014; Celebrity Horizon, 7 night Philadelphia - Bermuda; HAL Noordam, 10 night NYC - Caribbean; Princess, 7 night FL-Caribbean; Carnival (don't waste my time)
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