Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. pixi3ness

    pixi3ness Earning My Ears

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    Alright! So I've ordered pins from numerous people on Ebay and thankfully out of the most recent wave of pins that I've received they all appear to be authentic. I've put a different colored star next to the pins based on who I purchased them from.

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    Pink - hermineec
    Lime Green - letsgogiants2012 - fantastic prices and awesome bubble wrapping job
    Red - theutahmodelers
    Purple - mad4disneytoo - LOVED the fact that they also wrapped the pin in a Disneyland bag.
    Dark Green - brookenicolle - decent prices though I think she was just selling up what few pins she had. Only downside was that there wasn't any tracking information. (I love to stalk my mail!)
    Orange - themuchnessofdisney
     
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  3. SupernaturalMommy

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  4. RCEliot

    RCEliot Earning My Ears

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    I just bought some pins on ebay and as soon as I can get ebay to load (for some reason it's giving me a 404 error every time even though all I did was reload the page.) I will let you know the names of the sellers. The pins are a mix of new on the cards and individually bubble-wrapped. Most of them are real according to the people at Downtown Disney's store, but I'm skeptical of a few of them. Idk. Pretty pleased with the majority of them because I was able to get several Stitch pins that I've been dying to get my hands on.
     
  5. msammon

    msammon Earning My Ears

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    Hi all, this seems to be a really giant post, and I am admittedly getting a bit lost, so I was hoping someone would help me out.
    On our last Disney trip, our son had a mini meltdown, and a wonderful stranger came up to him, showed him her pin lanyard, and offered for him to choose one. This really made his day, and so we decided to spread a bit of pixie dust on our own this trip. We thought it would be a great lesson for our kids to "pay it forward".
    I would love a referral to a seller to buy a "lot" of inexpensive pins, that aren't fakes. I looked at this post, and it seems that tons of eBay sellers sell fakes, which kind of defeats the purpose. I'm not collecting, just looking to spread some cheer, so they don't need to be new, or exciting, just not fake. I would like to get around 100 or so.
    I'm posting this in another spot as well to try to get replies, so please don't get upset with me for double posting. Thank you so much for any advice you may have.
     
  6. pixiewings71

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

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    Unfortunately there are quite a few scrapper sellers on eBay. Thank You for trying to find a good lot to help spread some smiles. :) We do have a member working on a new list but if you scroll back a few pages you should see some posts by SuperNaturalMommy that will give information on recent sellers, including some she has been able to get lots from. :) Best of luck, enjoy your cheer. :)
     
  7. mafpi

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    What if you found out you got a scrapper from that person? Would it take away from the joy your child and yourself had? Pin trading has become like blind box buying. You might get a real or probably a fake. So dont stress about scrapers. I dont anymore. I dont have the time to properly educate myself or examine each and every pin. Im sure youbdont either. Just remeber the joy and appreciation you and your kid felt and spread that same joy and memories. That is what pin trading is about
     
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  9. pixiewings71

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

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    It's not about educating yourself about scrappers, it's about making the choice to do the right thing. Scrappers exist, they hurt other people who buy starter packs at the parks for their kids and then those people get scrappers in trade. THAT is why I always recommend using the suggested sellers and getting GOOD pins to trade, I can remember how my children felt when they realized they traded their good starters for scrappers, they didn't like it. When we started trading we didn't know anything about it so we didn't buy pins before we went, why would we? We discovered it while at DLR and got addicted, purchased hundreds of dollars worth of REAL pins and traded for almost all scrappers. It was not a good feeling. I started researching and realized that I could buy GOOD pins for about $2 per pin and then I wouldn't feel quite so crappy when I saw one of the kids gets a scrapper in trade, we have hundreds (quite literally) of pins, many of them are scrappers, those will not be traded unless the person who wants it knows they are fake and doesn't care. I wear some on my lanyard, DBF and I have a Donald & Daisy set that say "Bad Boy" and "Good Girl", they are horrible scrappers but we are asked about them every trip, we won't trade them but if we were willing to we would be sure to tell the other person what they are.
    The point isn't that "Disney doesn't care" because in fact, they DO care and they HAVE pressed charges against scrapper sellers and they have shut down sellers on eBay for selling for scrappers. The point is that people have that attitude and will continue to buy scrappers and this makes it harder for Disney to stop scrapper selling/sellers.
     
  10. junebugTN

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    Love love love this, SupernaturalMommy! Thanks for saying this. My daughter used to save her allowance to trade for pins at Disney, and she was disappointed more than once to find that a pin she just traded for was missing its eyes or had the wrong colors. I'm sure there are lots of kids who are smart enough to know the difference, and it is pretty UN-magical when something like that happens.

    June
     
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  12. msammon

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    So does anyone have suggestions for good places to buy largish numbers of pins? (50 isn)
     
  13. pixiewings71

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

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    Exactly!!! Thank You for saying this. :) :yay:

    Unfortunately most of the large lots are going to be scrappers. I currently don't have a seller that I am comfortable using that offers large lots.
     
  14. maburke

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    Booster sets are a good place to start. bizzybee1 is one seller of them that has had good feeedback on this thread.
     
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    Yes, there are plenty of good sellers on Ebay. Just be sure to make sure they have high feedback ratings. Buying in bulk on Ebay, imho, is the best way to accumulate pins to trade, and/or start a collection. :thumbsup2

    Mike
     
  17. junebugTN

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    You're kidding, right...???? :sad1:
     
  18. dmiller64152

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    I honestly don't see the problem with scrappers. If you care, and can tell the difference, don't trade for them. Not all families can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on pins. I bought my son scrappers and expect him to get scrappers in return. It is about the fun of the trade and not, imho, about having the most and "best."
     
  19. surfergirl602

    surfergirl602 <font color=deeppink>Well you're one step ahead of

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    The entire purpose of this thread is to give pin traders GOOD advice on not trading or buying scrappers, and you are readily advising people to yes, please buy the scrappers and trade them. The more you pay for a pin the more chance of it being real, at a reasonable price. I'd gladly purchase real pins.

    The point of this is how to spot a scrapper, so that when people are trading, they know what to look for and how to NOT trade for those fakes.
     
  20. mafpi

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    I would like to apologize for my posts. I was expressing my opinion and advice that I thought would be useful to some but not all. I will respect the purpose of this thread and no longer post anything regarding scrappers. I know it is hard to determine tone by just seeing typed words but I am being sincere.
     
  21. surfergirl602

    surfergirl602 <font color=deeppink>Well you're one step ahead of

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    I'm sorry I was defensive. This thread has been a dear friend for 4 years now. :thumbsup2
     

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