Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    Press ctrl+f to find a seller (type exact name)

    Here is a thread to check a seller before you buy from them. If you have had a good experience with a seller, or a bad one, please post it ;)

    Major piece of advice: DON'T BUY BIG LOTS! They are often full of scrappers. Try to buy individual pins!

    Also, don't just judge a seller by their feedback! I have been burned with scrappers by sellers with 100% positive feedback! The problem is that the majority of eBay buyers don't know what a scrapper is, or they don't know how to tell whether or not a pin is a scrapper.

    Read chip_and_dale!'s guides on eBay. Google search his name (chip_and_dale!) and click on his My World page.


    Signs of Scrappers Thread
    What a good/bad seller does
    What we mean by Scrapper

    WEBSITES!
    www.pinpics.com-Great for looking at the correct version of the pin, and also has notices for possible scrappers and how to determine whether or not yours is a scrapper.
    www.dizpins.com-Has a list of possible known scrappers (http://www.dizpins.com/pinventory/scrappers.htm)

    POSTS TO READ!
    http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33741313&postcount=467
    http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=32593350&postcount=41
    http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34033761&postcount=229


    Red Flags:
    No mention of pins being official
    Pins "100% Tradeable"
    Duplicate pins
    Low LE pins
    Oily smell
    Sold individually in small plastic bags (not always a red flag, but a lot of large volume scrapper salespeople seem to not take them out of the scrapper bags)
    Off-color
    Dimples in paint
    Rough edges

    Also, Disney accepts tips for scrapper sellers at tips@disneyantipriacy.com.
    THE LIST

    Key:
    Green - Go ahead and buy. These sellers are known to sell real pins.
    Orange - Questionable. Disers have had mixed results with these sellers.
    Red - PLEASE DO NOT BUY! These seller are known scrapper salesmen or buy scrappers and trade them for real pins to sell.
    Yellow - We do not have enough information to make a call on these sellers.

    GREEN LIST

    eBay: akai34711
    Read post here


    eBay: amiga_girl
    Read post here


    eBay: angali35
    http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33785004&postcount=186]Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: beekerlg
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: bestpinstore
    Read post here


    eBay: bizzybee1
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: chip_and_dale!
    There is absolutely no way he sells scrappers. Please check out his guides on eBay, they are very helpful!


    eBay: coloradodisneylover
    This seller is a trusted fellow Dis member


    eBay: disneydreamer531
    Read post here


    eBay: disneyforfun
    Read post here


    eBay: disneymagic101
    Read post here


    eBay: disneymousehouse
    Read post here


    eBay: disneypalace
    Read post here


    eBay: disneyrequest
    Read post here


    eBay: domdisneypin
    Read post here


    eBay: duckosaurus
    Read post here


    eBay: earstwoyou
    Read post here


    eBay: fergiestjohn
    Read post here


    eBay: flame*o*chist
    Read post here
    And
    Note: Some may be Fantasy pins
    Read this post
    What are fantasy pins? Read this post


    eBay: flobtech
    Read post here


    eBay: floridafancy
    Read post here


    eBay: fun-in-the-sun-florida
    Read post here


    eBay: funmamas
    Read post here
    Note: this seller used to sell large lots of scrappers. Read this post


    eBay: gitanoman
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: gossamermoonlily
    This seller is a trusted fellow Dis member


    eBay: gyantzpod
    Read post here
    And this post
    I also purchased from him, and my pin was great!


    eBay: HAPPYHAPPYJOYJOY6
    Read post here


    eBay: Hobbystopnow
    Read post here


    eBay: hppydiztrader
    Read post here


    eBay: iloveanimation0
    Read post here


    eBay: jho602
    Read post here


    eBay: joynpeace
    Read post here


    eBay: joytoys
    Read post here


    eBay: june21910
    Read post here


    eBay: Kather99
    http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33792112&postcount=191]Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: kcpizpins
    Read post here


    eBay: kittykat2bad
    I purchased an authentic LE 10th Fastpass Anniversary pin from them!


    eBay: levitz13
    Read post here


    eBay: lvnapoli
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: magical_day_shoppe
    Read post here


    eBay: massdisneyfreak
    Read post here


    eBay: meekd100
    Read post here


    eBay: mickeystore1
    Read post here


    eBay: MickeysTreasure
    Read post here


    eBay: mollyannacoleman
    Read post here


    eBay: mousebuys
    Read post here


    eBay: mouskapins
    Read post here


    eBay: mubunny
    Other Disers have had great transactions with them, including me!


    eBay: MrLast79
    Read post here


    eBay: mythings4001
    I purcased a great pin from them!


    eBay: newdestinynow
    Read this post


    eBay: Olivejuiceyou21
    Read post here
    NOTE: Nobody knows what happened to this seller. Their feedback plummeted before the account going inactive.


    eBay: pchgargoyle
    Read post here


    eBay: pham322
    Read post here


    eBay: pinderellas_castle
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: pinscout203
    Read post here


    eBay: puppysnuggler2
    Read post here


    eBay: ridinghood57
    Read post here


    eBay: roc1118
    Read post here


    eBay: sellandship
    CAUTION: Seller is selling duplicates of WDI ID Badges, known LE 300 scrappers. May not be totally reliable.
    Read post here


    eBay: Shipwick
    Read post here


    eBay: Skipwick
    Read post here


    eBay: srjv526
    Read post here


    eBay: steamboatwillie39
    Read post here


    eBay: stitchchic916
    Read post here


    eBay: thecharacterwearhouse
    Read post here


    eBay: themuchnessofdisney
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post

    eBay: theotherpinstore27
    Read post here


    eBay: totaljohn
    Read post here


    eBay: toy-treasure
    Read post here


    Website: The Pin Station (This Site)
    Other Disers have had great transactions with them!


    eBay: thepinconnection
    Read post here


    eBay: tjtreasures2006
    Read post here


    eBay: treasuresforfamily
    Read post here


    eBay: trueblu2006
    Read post here


    eBay: TotalJohn
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: wdwgirlz
    Read post here


    eBay: youngqueen
    Read post here


    Website: Your WDW Store (This Site)
    Read post here



    ORANGE LIST

    eBay: claribella76
    PLEASE READ POST
    Read post here


    eBay: disneypinpros
    Read post here
    Bad report


    eBay: dzneypins
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: fox_trading_co
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: koolstuff2005
    Read post here


    Website: Mouse Pins Online (This Site)
    Other Disers have had great transactions with them!
    Bad report


    eBay: Mousepinz
    Good Report Read post here
    Bad Reports Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: pinpointe
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: pinpros
    Read post here


    eBay: pinterventions
    Read post here


    eBay: retiredreadingspecialist
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: Sleepys_Emporium
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post
    Many people have received higher volumes of scrappers from their grab bags. This post contains reports of this.


    eBay: sunshinesunwear
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: tecarroll1964
    Read post here


    eBay: thewill
    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36738307&postcount=704]Read this post
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: Tooninterior
    Read post here


    eBay: Treasuresforfamily
    Read post here


    eBay: Vipblast
    Read post here
    And this post



    RED LIST

    eBay: 52jcmdisneypins
    Read post here


    eBay: 423disneypinfreak
    Read post here


    eBay: amazinggifts2008
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: andyorangeplanes
    Read post here


    eBay: bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles, pins_surplus, and pinsdirect (same person)
    I purchased from them, and I received 100% scrappers.
    NO LONGER REGISTERED!
    This is an email that was sent to be about BBBC/PS/PD
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: cfc93
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: crazychick_kb
    Read post here


    eBay: directsuppliesuk
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: Disney.Crazy
    Read post here


    eBay: disneyeasypin
    Read post here


    eBay: Disneypinsrus
    Read post here


    eBay: domimgood
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: dopeyspins
    Read post here
    And this post

    eBay: ezpinner (same family as travelinwynns)
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: gold747
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post
    And this post


    eBay: gordo1111
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: kymagift
    Read post here


    eBay: lauritadelmar
    Read post here


    eBay: legosparesuk
    Read post here


    eBay: mikeandnancy1020
    Read post here


    eBay: mikebitesme
    Read post here


    eBay: moth339
    Read post here


    eBay: mr.disneycollector
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: parrotsandpins (same as nannub)
    Read post here
    Also called buyer a moron


    eBay: peachey
    Read post here


    eBay: pins_surplus
    Read post here



    eBay: Pin-Princess
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: realfastpins (has the word nannub in her email, so probably the same as parrotsandpins (who is the same as nannub)
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: shannon_l_h
    Read post here


    eBay: shells7pak
    Read post here


    eBay: tennpins
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: theatreandfilms
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: thinkerbelle102
    Read post here


    eBay: tradepinscheap
    Read post here


    eBay: tradepinsforyou
    Read post here


    eBay: travelinwynns (same family as ezpinner)
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: Woodchipboy
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: ygpins
    Read post here
    And this post


    eBay: Zoom_time
    Read post here
    And this post
    And this post



    YELLOW LIST

    eBay: coconut_cutie
    Read post here


    eBay: kconrad32
    Read post here


    eBay: lanyards4u (formerly mousepins4u)
    I received a scrapper from him, but I only ordered one pin, so I can't make a call. He seems to have taken down most of his pins, so I'm not sure if he realized what he was doing after I called him on it.



    Thank you to everyone who posted for for thier input!

     
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  3. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    Whoa they blocked you??? Ok, they are on my list of not to buy from just on principle alone!! I have a bad one to add. I contacted this particular seller to ask where they get their pins because the auction states they are "selling a sick family members pin collection to raise money for medical costs" or something very similar to that, anyway I purchased from them last year and believed what I received was good, but this year I saw the same information on the auctions but the auctions were for brand new pins, pins that had JUST been released at DLR, so I asked where they were getting their pins. Well, they freaked out on me, called me all kinds of names and they were very rude. I won't buy from them because honestly, I feel they are lying about a sick family member, if they are not then I wish that person the best but it was just fishy what the auctions say and then the way they reacted when I asked my question. That seller is tecarroll. I will have some others to add soon I hope. :)
     
  4. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    Tammylynn New trip in the works! Disneyland 4/29 - 5/3

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    I have some info compiled in my other thread:

    http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2141715

    I didn't post the 'bad' sellers because in the larger e-bay thread people were calling it a 'witch hunt' when people posted the names of sellers who sold scrappers.

    I think we should post whatever information we have so that others don't make the mistake of spending money on scrapper pins.

    Here are the names of scrapper/questionable sellers from the old thread. Please remember that I've only had an experience with one seller.

    tradepinsforyou
    nannub
    bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles
    shells7pak
    tecarroll1964

    Questionable:
    gordo1111
    Tooninterior
     
  6. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    I apologize. I did not see your thread, since it is not on the front page. I appreciate your input.
     
  7. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    Maybe we can get this stickied, altho I'm sure the mods don't want us "witch hunting" anyone so....
     
  8. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    what do you mean by "witch hunting"?
     
  9. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    That was a term someone used on our big huge eBay thread, they accused of making false accusing and "witch hunting" which clearly we were not doing because we all keep saying these are our experiences, and our opinions and we are not experts. Basically this person accused some of us (mostly lionqueen and myself) of being sellers bad mouthing other sellers to promote ourselves, which isn't the case, at this time I have sold NOTHING on eBay at all, only purchased. That's why are so careful to point out these are our opinions and experiences and we are not experts.

    Anyway, I got some pins today from thewill and they are GREAT!! I even got some on the backers and the SKUs on the backers matched exactly what pin pics said they would be....so unless he's really good at selling fakes, I believe in what he's selling. altho how he gets them, so many and so cheap I don't know....
     
  10. DVC_Corrys

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    I was blocked by Nanub for asking too many questions....
     
  11. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    Great! He is already on the green list :thumbsup2
    He's already on the red list :thumbsup2
     
  12. singnring

    singnring DIS Veteran

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    bibbidi_bobbidi_boo_colectibles is no longer registered under that name, but they are still on. I believe this person(s) has had multiple identities.

    I have followed their sales and their pins are junk.

    All come in little baggies, apparently has hundreds of thousands of the same pins (red flag!!!) and they smell funny. I have never had a real pin smell the way these ones do! And no, I don't sniff them!! You can smell them as soon as you open the box!

    I got taken under one of their identities before I knew better!
     
  13. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    I was thinking that too. They smell really bad. She IS back now, she said her account was hacked. I believe she has multiple identities on eBay also.
     
  14. flowergirlbecca

    flowergirlbecca DIS Veteran

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    How do you know what a scrapper is? I feel like this is a silly question to ask, but we have purchased some pins from Ebay in the past and did not have any problems, they were the authentic Disney pins. Is it an obvious difference in looks??
     
  15. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    There is really no way to tell definitively unless you have two identical pins (one real, one in question). It is obvious which one is the scrapper, the scrapper is lighter and the colors aren't as bright.

    ETA: Also, if a seller sells a very high volume of pins at a very low price, they are probably scrappers, and if a seller sells a lot of duplicates, they are also probably scrappers.
     
  16. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    What other identities do you think BBBC has? I still don't have my pins from her yet......
     
  17. Tink-aholic

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    Thanks for composing this list! :thumbsup2

    I have purchased many pins on eBay...almost exclusively as individual pins, unless part of a lanyard set or framed grouping. In the past, I used to check out the pins on PinPics. Pretty soon, I found that the list of scrappers was getting waaaaaaaay to long for me to check, and I mostly stopped buying.

    A few days ago, I bought a small lot of 10 pins (all alphabet pins and only one duplicate). No card backs, in individual baggies, but with Mickey head pin backers on them. They all look really good, and not how the photos of scrappers look to me, but I really have no idea. I will tell you that the seller offered insurance but never responded to my request for it or any subsequent email. The address was a Florida address and she has not given me feedback, though I gave her positive.

    My question is, what do these sellers have to gain from this? The ones I bought were $1.34 each with free shipping. The time and expense to put the Mickey pin backers on, put them into individual bags, put them up on eBay (it was a Buy It Now), pack them up, and ship them must be fclose to, if not more than, the $13.40 that I paid. They have to be making a ridiculously little profit on them. Why would anyone do this?

    Unless someone is just deliberately trying to undermine the collecting community, I have a hard time believing that someone does this for profit. If anyone has any light to shed, I would be glad to hear it.
     
  18. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    If they are scrappers (which they probably are, because they are so cheap), they come in plastic baggies from China, and they are pennies a piece to buy directly from China. The seller probably paid 25 cents for the mailer and $2 for shipping.
     
  19. jessrose18

    jessrose18 ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!!

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    is mousepinsonline really a good website? I have read conflicting reports..any advice?
     
  20. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    Scrappers are obtained from China for pennies on the dollar, they are already packaged in small baggies and most have the black mickey backs. The sellers buy them, list them on eBay and make a profit on them.

    Mousepins has been fine for me, I've purchased from them many times and been happy with my grab bags. They do send Pro Pins in addition to Disney pins but as far as I know I've not yet received a scrapper.
     
  21. Jen M

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    thank you for setting up this thread.
     

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