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Discussion in 'Disney Collectors Board' started by MountNittany, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. mafpi

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    I totally understand. No apology necessary. I was wrong in my thinking about this thread. Enjoy pin trading.
     
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  3. Mike2023

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    I just wanted to say as someone who reads, but does not post on this thread that I took your posts as being sincere.

    I don't agree that posts should be deleted because people disagree with your opinion.

    The reason this thread is here is to help people who want to avoid buying scrapper pins on ebay. Your posts did not take away from that and in my opinion should have been left alone.

    There are 3 types of pin buyers out there.

    1. people who know about scrappers and don't want them.
    2. people who don't know what a scrapper is.
    3. people who don't care if they buy a scrapper or not.

    This thread helps give information to group 2 and lets them decide if they want to fall into group 1 or group 3.
     
  4. MoonBunny

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    Is the main page still being updated? Ebay member ffc should be added to the bad list most likely. I didn't buy a lot from her, but her story doesn't add up right: She claims that she went with a large group in 2009 and 2011 and the pins are from those trips. However, she keeps listing lots that include the new princess shoes line that came out in 2012. The story doesn't add up. It also seems excessive that someone would somehow accumulate 20,000 pins from 2 WDW trips... LOL... She would have had to buy nearly 3,000 pins....
     
  5. pixiewings71

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

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    One of our members is making an updated thread but it takes time to do so. The owner of this thread isn't around much anymore so with a new thread owner it may be easier to keep the first page updated. :)
     
  6. SupernaturalMommy

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  7. kahikaiwa

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    I am a new pin trader/collector. I also just bought a lot from 423disneypinfreak
    and I believe they are mostly all scrappers. They have rough edges, dimples in the paint or enamel, some I can see either scratches or paint brush stokes when I shift them in the light, some a very light weight, the colors are off on almost all of them, and 99.9 percent of them are very dull not shinny like the pins I purchased at Disney. I am sending them back. I am so thankful for this site because if I had not found it and pinpics I would have traded these pins at Disney this fall.
     
  8. SupernaturalMommy

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  9. RCEliot

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    THIS^

    I got the Snow White one in a lot I bought and it looked completely real until I noticed on one of the edges there's a splash of red paint where it was clearly painted over the edge from the design at the top of the shoe.

    Not long after that I found a seller that puts up two to three auctions A DAY for the shoes individually. They sell every single one of those, too.

    If it wasn't in such bad taste, I'd say it was a good way to make money :/


    Oh, also, I got some pins in that I bought from yoruthewulf: pleased as punch. From what I can tell, they're real, and I mean I went over them with a fine tooth comb, I had some cast members at Downtown Disney look at them, I compared them to the real ones in the store... Absolutely thrilled. :woohoo:

    On the other hand I got my purchase in from disneyatmidnight1 :furious:
    I figured they would be scrappers (I got the teacups) because she sells the same ones every single day and ALWAYS sells them, but I didn't expect them to be such BAD scrappers. They looked TERRIBLE. They were the factory seconds of the factory seconds. I mean they were just disgusting.

    I'm not one to throw away scrapper pins, because I do love disney and I don't trade (and I keep my real pins separate from the scrappers anyways) but I had to throw these away. Absolutely terrible.
     
  10. CT Disney

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    Does anybody have any experience with this seller: thetreasurewithinfl

    Didn't see them on the list and wanted to check with all of you smart people here!

    Thanks!!
     
  11. myAAbatteries&aTD

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    I hate to hear this about him. I've bought from him several times in the past, too and have always gotten new on card pins at great prices. He was always wiling to work with me to get to the number I wanted/needed and never charged extra shipping for them either. I just went to look at his stuff tonight and read his negative feedback (sounds like one of them was yours) and was disappointed that he's gone downhill....... which is why I came here to see if anyone had reported on him. Thanks for the info..... I'll have to look somewhere else now.
     
  12. SupernaturalMommy

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  14. CT Disney

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    Thank you so much for the quick reply!!

    I didn't end up purchasing from this seller. I did, however, buy a small lot (25 pins) from the following seller: ffc

    I am not holding out much hope that they won't be scrappers, but the price was right so I figured it wasn't a big loss if I have to toss them all. I will report back and let you all know since I didn't see this seller on the current list. They did have 100% feedback (I know, I know that doesn't mean they're legit:confused:) But, nonetheless, I decided to throw a bit of caution to the wind. Fingers crossed!

    On a side note...it is amazing how many pin lots there are on ebay. And, they all sell! Even the sellers on the red list seem to do a healthy business. Really makes you realize just HOW MANY scrappers there must be floating around Disney! :confused3
     
  15. CT Disney

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    UUGGHHH!!! I just read back a number of pages on this thread and it seems that ffc is a suspected scrapper seller! Oh well, there goes my money..:scared: Glad I didn't buy a bigger lot.

    I will still post though when I get the pins to confirm with you all...

    Live & learn.
     
  16. hclifford

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    Just wondering if anyone has heard anything about seller thepinconnection came across him and the pins they have up look decent.
     
  17. Monny2AE

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    Wish I would have found this thread a week ago!!!! My kids want to get into the whole pin trading world and I bought a lot of 50 pins from a seller on the red list- disney.crazy. They are due to arrive in the mail today. Guess I'll find out if I wasted my money or not. :sad2:




    UPDATE: Pins arrived. I know NOTHING about pins but even to me there are quite a few in there that look fake. At least my kids are excited. They sat at the kitchen table taking turns picking the ones they wanted. They don't know the difference but I'm certainly not going to take the ones that look fake to me with us to trade at the parks. We'll just keep them for the fun of it. I really wish I had done my research first. :sad2:

    I would love it if any of you wonderful pin experts spot obvious fake ones in these pics to let me know so I know to keep them home.

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    Definitely keep disney.crazy on the red list. :mad:





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  18. SupernaturalMommy

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  19. Monny2AE

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    WOW! Thanks so much!!! Now that I know what to look for I can definitely tell the difference. About half of the pins have rough edges, brush strokes or they just have that "cheap" feel to them.

    I thought the pins on ebay were from cast members that trade. I had no idea there was such a fraudulent black market for pins. :sad2:

    Oh well at least my kids like them. :rolleyes:
     
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