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Old 11-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Your Pin Trading Style?

I just bought my first several pins from a trusted eBay seller, after getting advice from this forum, and I am SO thankful! And excited! (So you'll have to forgive my enthusiasm. )

I'm wondering what your pin buying/trading style is? Do you have a certain type of pin you keep for yourself, and the others go on the lanyard?

I like blues/purples/greys/blacks, which works out well, since I love the bad guys. So I tend to keep (and buy individually) those colors and characters. I figure when I'm trading, if I get one I love I'll stick it in my pocket and have a few others with me to fill the lanyard back up. I think also probably since I'm an adult, I'll likely let a kid give me whatever they want for one of my pins. I can do my picking-and-choosing with cast members.

How about you?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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I trade for what catches my eye. I do have certain pins I collect, such as Tink, Maleficent (especially as a dragon), Jessica Rabbit, Aurora (mainly in blue) but I also have other pins that I just really really like and I have those in a book for safe keeping. I wear pins on lanyards for trading and for showing off. I have a PotC lanyard that has some really amazing pins on it, they are not available for trade. I also have a lanyard that just has pins to trade and another lanyard that has about half and half. What I wear depends on my mood.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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I have traded with other guests were I got to pick (a nice family in front of us at AK that only had traders on their lanyard as all their keepers were in the room in a binder, this was our first trip so I didn't have much then) and where I let them (mostly children or others starting out)
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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I have on lanyard filled with goofy pins that I keep in safety. I have another lanyard filled with my "favorites" like Belle and Tigger and I wear that lanyard to show off. Then I have a pack that I use for trades and collections
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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I keep any and all Alice in Wonderland pins I find (or buy) for my collection.

I tend to keep any "cute" style pins I find, especially Chip and Dale, but I will trade them if I find something else that catches my eye.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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I totally have to STOP! LOL

Everyone gave me such good advice concerning trusted sellers and such ... I've bought 62 pins in the last week!

That's the part you didn't warn me about - becoming obsessed! And the free shipping at Disney Store and many trusted sellers on eBay! I keeping thinking, "Oh, it's just $1.20," "Oh, it's just $.99," "Oh, it's just $2.50," "Oh, it's just $5.00" LOL I'll keep the hand picks of course, but I'll have to come up with a spread the magic scheme for the extras. Maybe give each non-CM trader two pins just to see a big smile.

I have to stop!

Okay, maybe I'll go out and buy a cork board and frame to hold the avalanche of pins currently doing battle with my mailbox.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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I usually just trade when I see a fastpass pin. This trip though Bob the Pin Man had a Epcot 30th anniversary pin and he just gave it to me. i was so excited.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:19 AM   #8
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I don't collect anything in particular - just whatever catches my eye that I like. I organize my lanyard as I trade and try to put keepers on one side and traders on the other side. That way its easy to grab a pin to hand over if I'm trading quickly with a CM at a cash register, etc.

When I find a pin I absolutely MUST keep (like my treasured Si and Am pins!) I immediately put locking backs on them.

I also don't wear my lanyard all day. I find them annoying after a while. My son and I keep our lanyards in ziplock bags in my purse. Every so often we'll get them out and wear them for a half hour or so to do some trading then we put them away again.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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I only buy to collect, have never traded. It seems daunting to me. I collect MNSSHP pins, food and wine, haunted mansions, small world and have a few other sets that just caught my eye. Really love love my Epcot 30th pins.....ESP the jumbo limited edition that I waited in line for 2 hours to buy!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #10
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I ususually buy from a trusted ebay seller. I really like to try and complete collections, I also have a pecking order on my pins and if I like one better than I like another I trade it away, even if i am pretty sure im gonna end up trading it away.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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I just started but I bought an EPCOT World Showcase set totally meaning to keep it together. UNTIL an adorable little girl approached me wanting to trade with me and she wanted the Japanese Minnie Mouse. I traded her that for a Taurus Eeyore which I traded later for Max from Country Bear Jamboree.
I'm not in pin trading for any financial reasons...I'm just trading for what I like the looks of at this point (although I do tend to prefer animal pins - 101 Dalmatians, Bambi, Pluto, etc. over the princesses or other human characters - but I'm an animal lover anyway, so that makes sense.) I'm also not going to get extremely upset if I end up with a scrapper if I like the scrapper.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #12
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I just started but I bought an EPCOT World Showcase set totally meaning to keep it together. UNTIL an adorable little girl approached me wanting to trade with me and she wanted the Japanese Minnie Mouse. I traded her that for a Taurus Eeyore which I traded later for Max from Country Bear Jamboree.
I'm not in pin trading for any financial reasons...I'm just trading for what I like the looks of at this point (although I do tend to prefer animal pins - 101 Dalmatians, Bambi, Pluto, etc. over the princesses or other human characters - but I'm an animal lover anyway, so that makes sense.) I'm also not going to get extremely upset if I end up with a scrapper if I like the scrapper.
No one should ever get into pin trading for financial reasons, there really isn't much of a resale market due to the many scrappers on the market.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
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This is so hard. I have never bought pins before, and I want to start soooo bad! I think it would so amazing to be able to start, but I fear my lack of ability to stop pin trading
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #14
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Pin trading is absolutely addicting. LOL And not cheap. But it is a lot of fun as well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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I do not trade, not online nor the parks since I can not go every week to trade . I do collect though...And its only the pins I like. I have the DDP CW Pin, New Groove LE Pin from 2000, stuff like that.
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