Discussion in 'Disney Collectors Board' started by MountNittany, Jun 25, 2009.
Please see the new thread regarding eBay and pins. You can scroll down a bit and see it.
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Glad to have read this thread before buying from "sinodolls" !!
Has anyone bought from mousepinsonline lately? I have had good luck with them in the past. They show in this thread as having mixed feedback, so I was just wondering if anyone has tried them recently?
BUYER BEWARE FOR GOMF03
Don't buy from seller gomf03. Sells fake pins and very cheap/broken locking pin backs. I mad the mistake and end up having to report the seller to ebay after he laughed my face for being stupid enough for believing he was a Christian.
Eric Sweet is a con artist. I should have know his pins when fake before ordering. Wish I would have never of bought from him.
Please don't buy from this seller. There are other sells on ebay that sell legit pins for just a few more cents per a pin and they are legit and beautiful.
I encourage to buy from bizzybee1, angelajuly, beekerlg. They sold me 100% real pins. No fakes, no scrappers, no BS. Just 100% legit real pins.
Thanks for the info on good and bad pin people on eBay. Will be buying pins soon for our first Disney cruise.
Please see the updated thread, link is in my signature.
Bought from Mr.Disneycollector ...all fakes...
Should have reported him but I didn't...
Just purchased 2 from rwc.inc...come to find out they are the same people!! I wrote them and told them they sent me fake pins and they offered a refund if I returned the pins. I did and they gave me a partial refund...they say they have a "restocking fee" of 25%...they want to keep almost $9 for pins they probably didn't pay 50 cents for and they have the pins to resell too!!
I am so upset I have for the first time in my life left bad feedback to warn people AND filed a paypal dispute to get my money back!
BUYER BEWARE!!! They are fakes and not even interested in refunding you for the trouble you will go through!
How did you know they were fakes?
Have just bought from themeparkconnection on ebay - anyone have any idea about this one... Some weird feedback but the majority is very good....
I actually did buy 1 pin from them. I collected pooh pins over the years and they had a listing for 1 LE pin I didn't have. I bid and won.
When the pin came it was obvious that it was a fake. The pin was much lighter than official pins and the metal color was just off.
I contacted them and asked if they knew the authenticity of this pin. They said they are careful but they can't 100% guarantee.
I requested a refund and returned the pin. I got my $ back including shipping cost.
423disneypinfreak sent me an empty package and tried to blame the post office then gave me a speech about the eBay policy to protect sellers and implied I could have just said I didn't get my items and that once the package is delivered there is very little they can do but that they would "look in to it" and get back to me and would probably send me new pins at their expense and made it a point to make it known that it was a loss to them. After over 36 hours of not hearing anything and not knowing if they would actually mail me the pins because they never committed to it, I opened a case with paypal to request a refund because I wanted to protect myself and have documentation. This seller replied by saying I was a liar and a scam artist taking advantage of them and that they communicated with me and bent backwards to send a new shipment (never told me about that they sent one) and opened a claim against me. I'm glad you have them on the red list. I would put their name 1,000 times. I wish I had seen this site a week ago. At least I've learned my lesson.
Realcoolstuff sent ddil and myself all scrapers. Please add them to the red list.
We are planning a trip for later this year and we were thinking of getting our kids into some minor pin trading. However, after reading about all the potential for counterfeit pins, I am wondering if it is really worth it.
We have a few authentic pins that we either bought because we liked something or were given to us from resort cast members in the past.
We would not be doing this to start an extensive collection, just to have a little bit of fun and encouraging the kids to open up discussions with cast members.
If my kids are going to be trading real pins for potential fake pins from unknowing cast members, should I bother? It seems like a lot of money to spend to have to scrutinize every pin for authenticity.
Thanks for the advice.
I'm curious on experiences with Amazon. Is there a thread dedicated to Amazon?
Only you can decide if it's worth it or not. We didn't know about scrappers when we started trading (so we traded scrappers without knowing) so we got them from CM's and those are still important parts of our collections. If you want to have fun and open up discussions get a few pins and just trade them. Use the list here to help you find non-scrapper sellers, you don't have to pay huge prices to get good pins.
No there is not.
I'm glad I saw this! I had a cart full of stuff from the 423disney seller. I wanted to get some new pin lanyards and they had Marie. Not taking any chances!
I use a website called "Toolhaus" that will show all the negative and neutral feedback for a specific seller. Here is the feedback for 423disneypinfreak:
As you can see, there is a lot of talk about scrappers.
Here is the link to where you can enter any seller's name: http://www.toolhaus.org/
I'm wary of kiljoy667 on ebay.
Not 100% sure on whether what I got was a scrapper, but he had listed an Ariel crest pin as "new on original card", but the metal was a little worn, there were faint lines on the enamel, and the card was for a Cinderella pin. When I brought this up in a message, he gave me a full refund and didn't even ask me to return the pin. He was selling 16 of them, too, which should've sent up a flag in my brain.
Interesting timing, as I just received a pin from kiljoy667 this afternoon, my first purchase from him. It was a Belle 100 years of Dreams, as I've always wanted a pin with Belle in her blue dress. (I'm just a sucker for a girl who reads.) It looks to be in good shape, but not TOO good, you know? Colors look right, none of the off-color issues described in the pinpics scrapper note.
To be fair, though, it was only about $8 for a pin that sold for $4 about 12 years ago. If it's authentic, that's reasonable, and if it turned out to be a scrapper, I'm only out the cost of a movie ticket. Heck, less than that.
For something more expensive, or for pre-trip trading stock, though, I'll stick with bizzybee1. I've never gone wrong there.
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