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Old 05-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #676
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When they are talking about borders, they are talking about how close the mickey heads on the back come to the edge of the pin. The mickey heads should be close together not spread out with the pin having little and better yet no border at all. The mickey heads will be cut off partially and not complete as they come to the edge of the pin.
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Thanks for the info. The pins I have do have the mickey heads going to the edge and being cut off. Everything looks official, so I'm really unsure how to figure out about these counterfeit pins. Someone else posted that 95% of the trades from cast lanyards are probably the counterfeits anyway. So, I wonder, are the trades mostly for counterfeits anyway?
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:41 PM   #677
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Thanks for the info. The pins I have do have the mickey heads going to the edge and being cut off. Everything looks official, so I'm really unsure how to figure out about these counterfeit pins. Someone else posted that 95% of the trades from cast lanyards are probably the counterfeits anyway. So, I wonder, are the trades mostly for counterfeits anyway?
This prompted me to go and look at the pins I just received from and 'approved' ebay person that I found on this site. I too am even more confused. Some of the pins I received dont even have the mickey heads there is just one pin trading stamp with a date. some dates go back to 2004.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:44 AM   #678
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This prompted me to go and look at the pins I just received from and 'approved' ebay person that I found on this site. I too am even more confused. Some of the pins I received dont even have the mickey heads there is just one pin trading stamp with a date. some dates go back to 2004.

Disney didn't start putting the mickey heads on the back of the pins until 2009 so any dated before that will only have the official date stamp and it's much harder to tell if it's authentic or not.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:38 PM   #679
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Hi All!

I am looking to buy 50-100 pins for traders. My trusted source is no longer in business. Does anyone have someone they can recommend that is not selling scrappers (to the best of your experience).

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #680
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I am looking to buy 50-100 pins for traders. My trusted source is no longer in business. Does anyone have someone they can recommend that is not selling scrappers (to the best of your experience).

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:00 PM   #681
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I am looking to buy 50-100 pins for traders. My trusted source is no longer in business. Does anyone have someone they can recommend that is not selling scrappers (to the best of your experience).

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Thewill and I have had good experience with retiredreading specialist.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #682
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Thewill and I have had good experience with retiredreading specialist.
I also had a good experience with retiredreadingspecialist. She has a couple of auctions up right now for $55 BIN w/shipping for 40 pins. What I like about her is that she shows you exactly the pins you will receive and not just the junk the seller picks it for you. I bought one of her 41-pin BIN a few months ago and all but 2 of the pins were perfect. One was an "error pin" but it was a keeper anyway and one felt a little lightweight. I am NO expert at these things, but I would not hesitate to buy from her again.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:52 AM   #683
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I bought from retiredreadingspecialist and got 2 or 3 scrappers, I felt that in a lot of 40 that was acceptable but I did post it here.

I also like getting larger lots from pinderellas_castle, she has good pins IME. otherwise thewill, mubunny, gitanoman are all really good.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:41 PM   #684
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Had a bad transaction with mousepinz, the lot I bought from this seller had a lot of obvious scrappers and several broken pins. This seller might have good individual pins but I would not recommend buying lots from this person. I did receive a refund but I don't like my time wasted by dealing with scrap pins. Later I will post pictures (once I figure out how) of some of the pins I received. I highly recommend that this seller be moved from the green to the yellow list at least.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #685
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I totally agree about mousepinz, I got some broken pins also from him/her. I am going to disney pretty soon here and was thinking about the traders at DTD. Do they still hang out around there or are they completley gone?
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #686
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I totally agree about mousepinz, I got some broken pins also from him/her. I am going to disney pretty soon here and was thinking about the traders at DTD. Do they still hang out around there or are they completley gone?
If you don't mind waiting until you get to Disney, check out the outlets when you get there. We just stocked up on traders at the Disney Outlet stores. The 2-pack of mystery pins was $1.99 and there were tons of them. At $1 each, it's an even better price than some people are paying for scrappers!!

http://www.themouseforless.com/tripp...etStores.shtml

We found the pins (and other cool souvenirs) at the first two, but nothing of use at the character outlet.

This was the only trip we went to the outlets, so I'm not sure if they're always there... I wouldn't risk it if they would be my only traders. But it would be good for those of you who are waiting to get to the area to buy.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:14 AM   #687
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So let me make sure I have this right, there is no more tables at DTD & Epcot to trade pins?
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:59 AM   #688
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So let me make sure I have this right, there is no more tables at DTD & Epcot to trade pins?
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There are no tables at DTD but there ARE tables at Epcot
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:20 AM   #689
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And I think there are still tables at DHS too, right?
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Just got a lot of pins from lauritadelmar (yes, I'm new and didn't get all of my info before diving in). At least half are obvious scrappers as evidenced by the poorly mickey-patterned backs (have a border, are spaced far apart). The other half are pins that I know scrappers exist for, though I'm still looking into whether or not they're actually fake. (Probably. Have a different feel than my park-bought pins)

At least one seems like it might actually be real, but that's one out of 20. Buyer beware.
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