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Old 02-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #1156
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Hi all. I hope my questions are all in the right place. If they aren't I will edit my post
I could really use some help with buying some pins from Ebay. My 6 year old would like to trade and has a full lanyard of pins only purchased from Disney World Parks. I am interested in getting him maybe 10 for our upcoming trip to do some trading. I know he is not a serious collector but that many of you are and I don't want to buy anything that will contribute to circulating junk and ruining the experience for others. Therefore I am askign for some help recommending a few sellers? The main list seems to be somewhat outdated and I am having trouble finding a seller where I could buy maybe 10 or so pins that are authentic without spending a small fortune.
So.. if anyone has any suggestions for a starting point I would really appreciate it
I'm not one of the experts, but I just wanted to share. I've bought 4 pins recently from ebay seller thecharacterwearhouse. He has good feedback (some of the negatives mention slow shipping, but all my items have arrived quickly and were packed very well), gold star rated, and all four pins I've bought from him have been legit and on cards. Some of his pin prices start at 3.95 and he does offer combined shipping. Good luck!
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #1157
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hey girl,
as to the new thread..
I too,will be busy next week..
I have to go to NY again..
need anything from the NYC store?
lets start collaborating when I get back..
figure around the 22nd or so.
As to Debs fave seller.....[thank you for the plug girl]

I am not listed above..
as I only sell lots privately...
and..
I rarely have more than 50 or so lot pins in a month.
so..
I can always find private buyers for such small amounts..
[as i always say...REAL pin sellers..cannot afford to charge under 2 bucks a pin.]
and...
at 2 bucks a pin..
it is not worth it to me to list em on the bay...
the commission and fees are too high..
The pins i do have listed there...
are...the higher end ones.
I am also..[as you guys well know]
always paranoid..
that a competitor..
or someone...
that does not like what I have to say about their shadyebay dealings..
will try and buy from me...
in an attempt to ruin my feedback.
and..that..is so..not magical.
PS..of course we can have different opinions and stay friends...
I am big hearted..
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I'm down....LOL But I'm super busy this weekend, going out of town, my oldest is getting married and I am going to see her try on some dresses. I'll start working on it next week and we can collaborate on a new thread.
And I love that we have our own opinions and still stay friends.



Like who? I'm listed but don't have anything up....the only other person who is a regular here right now is Deb and I don't know if she is listed. Feel free to PM me if you like.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #1158
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I'm not one of the experts, but I just wanted to share. I've bought 4 pins recently from ebay seller thecharacterwearhouse. He has good feedback (some of the negatives mention slow shipping, but all my items have arrived quickly and were packed very well), gold star rated, and all four pins I've bought from him have been legit and on cards. Some of his pin prices start at 3.95 and he does offer combined shipping. Good luck!
I have bought from them before also.
expensive single pins..
and..they sell genuine items.
but..his prices are too high to buy trading pins from.
they are standard prices.,
but..better for collecting than trading.
Did he charge you an additional shipping charge for the additional pins?
that seems to be the catch with a lot of sellers..
adding that 50,75 cents or more..for each pin won..
can make the shipping price..ridiculous.
there is no reason for it...
there should not be an additional shipping charge..
until you get at least 4 to 7 pins.
the thing is..the poster is looking for cheaper traders...
and once again guys..
[I feel like a broken record]..
right now..in Epcot...
at the pin station and at Mouse gears..
they have a really nice 8 pin lot with a lanyard for 15 bucks when you buy 40 bucks worth of stuff.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #1159
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right now..in Epcot...
at the pin station and at Mouse gears..
they have a really nice 8 pin lot with a lanyard for 15 bucks when you buy 40 bucks worth of stuff.
This sounds like a great way to get started! Anyone know if there is a promo similar to this at DL. That's where we are headed but not until September.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:43 PM   #1160
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This sounds like a great way to get started! Anyone know if there is a promo similar to this at DL. That's where we are headed but not until September.
If you are not going until then,
even if they do have something similar now..
the odds are..
that it will not be there by the time you arrive.
I am sure..
they will have something similar..
but..the problem is..
that each shop has a different promo..
and..i have not been able to find a master list of what shop has what pwp.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:40 PM   #1161
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Just popping in here to report an Ebay scrapper seller - "kymagift". I bought one of their 20 pin lots, and found 6 Unauthorized pins, and the rest of the lot were all matched up against pinpics and found to have the scrapper notice on them. When I contacted the seller, they outright stated:

"Sorry to hear about that, I can give refund for the ones that you have, or if you want to return all the pins is ok, as it said in the auction I accept returns, I receive thousand of pins from the factory that I didn't check for those I already send a email to them explaining this matter, just let me know what you want to do, I am selling these pins because I know that they can be trade in disney, I live in florida and I go to disney like every two month and I have never had any problem in trading these pins."

Sigh...
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:26 AM   #1162
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Just popping in here to report an Ebay scrapper seller - "kymagift". I bought one of their 20 pin lots, and found 6 Unauthorized pins, and the rest of the lot were all matched up against pinpics and found to have the scrapper notice on them. When I contacted the seller, they outright stated:

"Sorry to hear about that, I can give refund for the ones that you have, or if you want to return all the pins is ok, as it said in the auction I accept returns, I receive thousand of pins from the factory that I didn't check for those I already send a email to them explaining this matter, just let me know what you want to do, I am selling these pins because I know that they can be trade in disney, I live in florida and I go to disney like every two month and I have never had any problem in trading these pins."

Sigh...

That has got to be..
the funniest scrapper seller response ever.

On one hand..she is admitting to buying thousands directly from China.
on the other...she is telling you...
that she trades em and pollutes the lanyards in the park...
and..she wants to know..
why you have a problem with it.
I hate to say it...
but,you MUST give her one star for "item as described"
but..5 stars..for communication.
ps..did the package really come from Florida?
and..if so..what town?
As..she does not write like ...someone who lives in the states..
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:55 AM   #1163
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Official Character Warehouse Outlet

We have bought direct from Disney at their Character Warehouse Outlets. Sometimes they have .99 - 1.99 - 2.99 on sale.

They are on the card and official. You might want to call if you do not have one close to you and see if they will take an order and ship it to you.

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:12 AM   #1164
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I hate to say it...
but,you MUST give her one star for "item as described"
but..5 stars..for communication.
ps..did the package really come from Florida?
and..if so..what town?
As..she does not write like ...someone who lives in the states..
Well.. she's definitely not getting a positive review from me, lol. I'm going to make sure to mention that the seller admitted these did not come from Disney in my feedback, lol. Funny thing is... I found the unauthorized pins to actually be kinda cute. I wish they HAD been released.

I have to recheck the envelope, but I'm pretty sure it did ship from Florida.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:47 AM   #1165
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I have bought from them before also.
expensive single pins..
and..they sell genuine items.
but..his prices are too high to buy trading pins from.
they are standard prices.,
but..better for collecting than trading.
Did he charge you an additional shipping charge for the additional pins?
that seems to be the catch with a lot of sellers..
adding that 50,75 cents or more..for each pin won..
can make the shipping price..ridiculous.
there is no reason for it...
there should not be an additional shipping charge..
until you get at least 4 to 7 pins.
the thing is..the poster is looking for cheaper traders...
and once again guys..
[I feel like a broken record]..
right now..in Epcot...
at the pin station and at Mouse gears..
they have a really nice 8 pin lot with a lanyard for 15 bucks when you buy 40 bucks worth of stuff.
I wasn't trying to mislead the poster. I thought 3.95 for a trader pin was pretty good, especially considering that I don't live anywhere near a Disney Store and don't always have the opportunity to get to Character Warehouse or DTD before hitting the parks, and it's nice to have a few traders on-hand before heading off on our trip. I would be interested in hearing how I might be able to get cheaper legit pins in that case?
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #1166
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I wasn't trying to mislead the poster. I thought 3.95 for a trader pin was pretty good, especially considering that I don't live anywhere near a Disney Store and don't always have the opportunity to get to Character Warehouse or DTD before hitting the parks, and it's nice to have a few traders on-hand before heading off on our trip. I would be interested in hearing how I might be able to get cheaper legit pins in that case?
Sorry,I did not mean to infer that you misled her...
I just meant to say..that 4 bucks a pin..plus the 50 cent per pin shipping upcharge is too much to pay for a pin that you are only going to use to trade with cms.
Remember..that totals about 4.50 per pin..
and..you can get that kind of price or just around that,
directly from Disney world by buying a starter trader set of tiny pins.
You really want to stay in the 2- 2.50 range.
that way..you are getting a better deal than Disney....
and you NEVER want a seller that charges you extra shipping per pin.
I ship pins every day...
here is how the costs breakdown in reality......
for the 3 bucks that most sellers charge for the first pin...
1.56 goes to the post office..
and the rest is for the envelope....
bubble wrap,tape..ect.
2 pins cost 1.76 or thereabouts to ship..
but..you are already using the same envelope and an inch of bubble wrap..costs..nothing.
I just sent out 7 pins....
I ship a lot nicer than most sellers..
I enclose disney souvenirs like stickers and gift cards...
wrap it all in pretty tissue paper[which I buy for shipping]..
and..I use a large 8x10 envelope..
all of that...and..the delivery confirmation..
cost me 2.56 to ship across the country.
I charged 3.50.
I still probably pocketed 50 cents...
So,NEVER pay extra for shipping on a few pins.
Now..as to your your original question...
just search ebay..
carefully..
and read the last read pages of this thread..
for hints on how to find the good sellers and how to read their feedback..
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Just purchased 3 7-pin new in box sets from themuchnessofdisney on eBay for $15.95 each, free shipping - so $2.28 per pin. I haven't ordered from him/her/them before, but a 3095 100% positive rating seems like a safe enough bet.

I can usually find cheaper from the character outlets, but sometimes it's easier just to buy online. :D Plus the sets were all that I have mostly collected (toddlers, pirate cuties), but have one or two that I know are scrappers (that I traded non-scrappers for ) and wanted to replace with ones I knew weren't.

I'll come back when I get them and update.
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Just purchased 3 7-pin new in box sets from themuchnessofdisney on eBay for $15.95 each, free shipping - so $2.28 per pin. I haven't ordered from him/her/them before, but a 3095 100% positive rating seems like a safe enough bet.

I can usually find cheaper from the character outlets, but sometimes it's easier just to buy online. :D Plus the sets were all that I have mostly collected (toddlers, pirate cuties), but have one or two that I know are scrappers (that I traded non-scrappers for ) and wanted to replace with ones I knew weren't.

I'll come back when I get them and update.
I am sure all her stuff is real...
but,she is very expensive..
and sells very few pins because of that...
most of her sold items have been Dooney bags.
I checked her listings and in the last month..
she has sold 4 sets of pins..
ans none were as cheap as 16 bucks..with free shipping.
Edit...I just checked and saw what you were talking about..
please DO let us know if they are real...
as...these 7 pin sets are the only bargains that she has up...
she may have gotten a great deal on em
...somewhere.
but, at 50 % of retail...
there is no way that they were bought from the park.
even with the old 50% cm holiday discount..
the price she is selling them at..
after fees..is below cost.
in her about me section..
she states...that the stock pics she has of these sets...
may not be the same item you will get,
as Disney..
changes packaging?
so..when you get em..I would love to see em.

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Just purchased 3 7-pin new in box sets from themuchnessofdisney on eBay for $15.95 each, free shipping - so $2.28 per pin. I haven't ordered from him/her/them before, but a 3095 100% positive rating seems like a safe enough bet.

I can usually find cheaper from the character outlets, but sometimes it's easier just to buy online. :D Plus the sets were all that I have mostly collected (toddlers, pirate cuties), but have one or two that I know are scrappers (that I traded non-scrappers for ) and wanted to replace with ones I knew weren't.

I'll come back when I get them and update.
Please do update when you get them, I'm very interested. Some of her sets were cute and Ive added them to my watch list. I too like to buy some pins in advance of my trip, and don't live near the stores to buy locally.
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I am sure all her stuff is real...
but,she is very expensive..
and sells very few pins because of that...
most of her sold items have been Dooney bags.
I checked her listings and in the last month..
she has sold 4 sets of pins..
ans none were as cheap as 16 bucks..with free shipping.
Edit...I just checked and saw what you were talking about..
please DO let us know if they are real...
as...these 7 pin sets are the only bargains that she has up...
she may have gotten a great deal on em
...somewhere.
but, at 50 % of retail...
there is no way that they were bought from the park.
even with the old 50% cm holiday discount..
the price she is selling them at..
after fees..is below cost.
in her about me section..
she states...that the stock pics she has of these sets...
may not be the same item you will get,
as Disney..
changes packaging?
so..when you get em..I would love to see em.
I looked all over and couldn't find where she mentioned that about the packaging. Please tell me where you saw that? Please take this in the nicest way possible, but you seem to be very critical of ebay sellers. Too expensive, too cheap, shipping charges aren't up to your par, etc. I realize you're trying to help others become more educated, but i would like to see some examples you could share of sellers you feel are up to your standards (aside from yourself).
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