disney pins...cheaper?

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  1. paula0000

    paula0000 Earning My Ears

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    HI there...a year or so ago I bought a bunch of Disney store pins for like 75 cents or so at the Disney store. I saved them and my kids used them to trade at our last trip this past January. Out of all the great things to do at Disney my kids LOVE to pin trade the best..here's my question- What are the rules of pin trading- I have always used either those Disney pins I mentioned or bought traders off of ebay in lots. The other day I was at my local $ store and they had Winnie the Pooh pins- really nice actually for one dollar! (canadian!). They say Disney on the back and the little copywrite sign. They are actually as nice as the pins my kids traded for with the CM's. Would I be able to buy these for my kids to trade on future trips? In all my trips to local stores, dollar stores and the mall I have never seen any of these...what do you think? I just thought for a dollar...it sure beats paying $6.50 and $8.50 us at the parks- just to watch the kids trade them away!! Thanks in advance, and sorry this is so long...

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  3. jjohns

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    We do the same thing for our kids (7 and 9) and their pin trading - inexpensive pins from the Disney Store are used as 'traders'. Now, our kids have only traded with CMs and the very rare kind stranger. So, no problems.

    However, if they were trading with the 'true' pin collectors, I imagine those collectors would see what the kids were willing to trade away and say, 'Thanks but no thanks'.

    In the end, how much the pin cost is irrelevant - its whether the two traders each have a pin they are willing to give up in order to get one!

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  4. Scratch42

    Scratch42 <font color=navy>I Owe, I Owe, so Off to Work I go

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    If you don't mind........

    Could you tell us which Dollar Store?

    As long as the Disney thing is on the back they should be legit!

    TIA

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  5. paula0000

    paula0000 Earning My Ears

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    Hi, thanks for your replies. The Dollar Store is called: Dyno mite Dollars in Ajax, Ontario (East of Toronto). Like most dollar stores they change their merchandise regularly. But two separate times now I have seen those pins. I bought a box (50)- but I believe they said they had more in the back- not positive. If I can help you locate them more- let me know.
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  6. Scratch42

    Scratch42 <font color=navy>I Owe, I Owe, so Off to Work I go

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    Can you get an address for us so that we will all head over there!LOL

    Thanks!

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  7. DSNY FN

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    Hey Scratch if they are real pins when you check them out would pick me up about 25 or so I will get you the money ASAP if they are good ones.
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  8. Scratch42

    Scratch42 <font color=navy>I Owe, I Owe, so Off to Work I go

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    Just waiting for Paula to give me the address!LOL

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  9. paula0000

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    Sorry it took so long to check back. The store is Dynamite Dollars and Bargain center at 963 Westney Rd. S. in Ajax. Their phone # is 905-686-9890. I just tried to call there now and got no answer-I think they close at 6pm. I was going to check for you to see if they had any more. Before you make a special trip- I will call tomorrow or even stop by- they are literally around the corner from my house.
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  10. Scratch42

    Scratch42 <font color=navy>I Owe, I Owe, so Off to Work I go

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    I'll try to make it out there tomorrow!

    Let us know if you find out anything before then!

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    Thans Scratch we appreciate that Ihope for all of us that they are good pins we can surely use the traders.
     
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  13. paula0000

    paula0000 Earning My Ears

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    Okay, I am sort of confused but here goes...I went to the dollar store this AM and they had a box of WInnie the Pooh Pins at the front- the ones I have bought already. The store owner says she has been receiving calls from people asking if she had WDW trader pins and she told them "no- only Winnie the Pooh friendship pins". Again, I am not 100 per cent sure if these are tradeable but I think so as they are Winnie the Pooh and they do say Disney on the back. Then I searched on pinpics.com and found the pin. It's #6584 and it is that pin EXACTLY on the same purple card that this Dollar store has. The reason I am confused is because pinpics says it is a limited edition 500 pin. THey have had at least 300 of them at this dollar store so far- and people are selling them on e-bay! It's Winnie the Pooh leaning on a sign that says: Friendship Day. Anyhow- I don't know if this helps- but my sister is going to Disney in a couple of weeks and she will be taking these Winnie the Pooh pins to trade. I'll let you know how it goes...
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    Pixie Dust to you and your Family!

    Darren, I will share with you!

    Wish me luck I get there before they close!

    Clear the 401 Eastbound!

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    paula0000 Earning My Ears

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    ..and let me know how it goes...
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    Thanks Scratch I appreciate that let me know how many I owe you for
    Thanks Darren
     
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    Scratch42 <font color=navy>I Owe, I Owe, so Off to Work I go

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    She lives around the corner from there also and when I told her I would be in her neck of the woods.......

    We had a lovely dinner and caught up on a few things!LOL But when I showed her the Pin, her comment "This is what got you out here?":rolleyes:

    Let us know if you sis has any problems trading, but I don't think she should.

    Darren, let me know how many you would like.

    If there is anybody else, please let me know also, I'll see what I can do!

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  18. DSNY FN

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    Atleast 25 for me please if you can get more that would be great they look good from the pic I saw of them and by the looks of it and the fact it has to do with pooh bear and his origins I don't see a problem trading them.
     
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    HEEEELLLLOOOOO Scratch........Don't forget me!
    I hope you didn't buy out the store! lol. I can't get to Ajax till Friday. I want at least 25 too, but I'll see what I can get on Friday.


    does the madness ever stop?
     
  20. Scratch42

    Scratch42 <font color=navy>I Owe, I Owe, so Off to Work I go

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    As a matter of fact, I did!LOL

    But the good news is, he has more at the warehouse!

    I will phone in the morning and tell him to bring them into the store! So you want 25 then?

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    pm'd you
     

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