Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. Tampa Mousekeeter

    Tampa Mousekeeter Mouseketeer

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    You are absolutely correct, but you know it's just not him...he's always been on my radar because of his stupid behavior and the way I have seen him treat novice pin traders but there are quite a few doing the same exact thing. It brings down the entire Pin Trading hobby and is really, really not fair to the people who are spending their money and doing it the right way.
    This is why a few of us on this board are so vocal with our opinions on buying any of the lots that are so underpriced you have to scratch your head and ask why?????? The once in a blue moon trader might not care but I sure care when I am the unlucky sucker picking your scrapper off a CM lanyard. :confused3
     
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  3. pixiewings71

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

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    I know it's not just him. I'm not sure why you keep quoting me and telling me these things like I don't know...I'm very very prevalant on this thread, and I'm very vocal about my findings with eBay....I know the problems with scrappers and I'm fighting the same fight you are.......I'm one of the ones who is "vocal with my opinion" on buying any underpriced pins....I feel like you've targeted me as a newbie who has no clue when in fact you couldn't be more wrong........ :confused3

    If I have your intent for quoting me wrong then I apologize but really, if you've read the thread you know I have experience with this. It seems you quote me specifically quite often as if I have no idea what I'm talking about......
     
  4. Tampa Mousekeeter

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    I was not talking directly to you at all. I was simply telling others who may be interested in my opinion. Forums are for people to express their thoughts or give answers to people who ask questions, they should not be for one or two people to be "in charge of"... I was not speaking to you in my previous post I simply quoted one line of your post to make my answer easier for others to follow. ;)
    I am sure there are plenty of others who read this forum that have a ton more knowledge of pin trading than both of us, I was just adding my "opinion"..:goodvibes
     
  5. PinLuvr

    PinLuvr Earning My Ears

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    I had a BAD experience with "pinsonthego" but they are no longer registered.

    Zoom_time is a big time scrapper dealer and will threaten and intimidate you into leaving no feedback if you call him/her on it. However, they will refund if you agree to not leave feedback.

    I have noticed several sellers using illness and death as an excuse for slow shipping. My suspicion is they are buying time because they don't have enough pins and they are waiting for a new shipment of scrappers.

    My issue with scrappers is, at this point (tens of thousands sold a week I bet) why should I trade anymore with CM's? Maybe I should just cave in and go back to buying scrappers (I didn't know at the time, you all enlightened me).

    Luckily, I just collect for fun. So, as long as they look pretty, I am happy. I am not going to get bogged down in figuring out which are real and which are scrappers.
     
  6. rapriebe

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    These are my thoughts exactly. I strictly trade for fun and can't be bothered to check on whether it's a scrapper or not. If I like it, I trade for it.
     
  7. hbkfan637

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    I found a pin that I liked on eBay but I wanted to see if there were any scrappers out there. Where on Pin Pics does it state whether a pin design has known scrappers? Thanks in advance!
     
  8. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The Tag Fairy thr

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    Hi everyone, I just wanted to check in and let anyone that is interested know that I am going to be selling my ALL AUTHENTIC Disney Pin lots on ebay :thumbsup2

    In getting ready for our upcoming trip, I found 7 bags FULL of pins that I cannot fit into my 7 pin books (can you tell I love this hobby :lmao:

    Anyway, I wanted to give people on the DIS and this thread first "crack". I will be listing them today (hopefully) and will NOT be taking individual pictures as it would literally take me days (see, there are legit pin lot sellers on ebay that have reasons for not taking individual pictures :))

    I can assure anyone interested that they are ALL authentic, not a scrapper in the bunch. Those who have read my posts on this topic would see my passion about this subject :hippie:

    I am selling them for $2.50 each. I usually don't keep starter sets, so I highly doubt there are any of those in there, but can't be positive I don't have 1 or 2. I don't keep cuties or promo pins, nothing like that. They are all authentic and likely 3-5 years old so there could be some highly sought after ones in there as well.

    I will be selling them in groups of 20, and shipping flat rate USPS Priority mail. If you're interested, PM me and I will give you my ebay ID (100% feedback :goodvibes)

    Hope everyone had a Happy thanksgiving!!
     
  9. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The Tag Fairy thr

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    Hi all,
    Just wanted to let you know that I actually did get my pins listed..HUGE feat, let me tell you! It is SO funny to me how every single pin recalls a memory for me. It was hard to let any of them go to be honest, but I think they're good lots. I also included pictures (didn't think I was going to).

    I have been getting quite a few PM's so I thought I would list my ebay ID here (if that's ok, I think it is). My ebay ID is "coloradodisneylover" take a look if you want. After a few weeks, maybe I can earn my way onto the "green list" :rotfl2:
     
  10. Calissto31

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    Has anyone had experience with elisabethturner? They are selling so many big lots on ebay that I am suspicious.
     
  11. jandkmom

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    Has anyone bought a lot from "steamtraininc" on ebay? He has great ratings and says his pins are "official", but I wasn't sure if anyone has experience with him. He's not listed in the OP.
    THanks!
     
  12. pixiewings71

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

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    When you do a search on pin pics it will pull up a photo of the pin, scroll down and it gives details, there will be notes added by users of known scrapper "tells". There aren't always details, these notes are added by users. I've received scrappers of pins and not seen any notes on pinpics.

    Awesome!!!! I will definitely be looking!

    I have seen that seller and assume they are selling scrappers due to the size of the lots.

    If he is not listed no one has purchased from him, but I looked and personally I would avoid him. His auctions smell of scrappers......
     
  13. jandkmom

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    I just saw your ebay listings, and they look great (but I'm not an expert). I may buy one of your lots soon.;)
     
  14. DisneyRunner2009

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    I had a good experience with a seller on ebay called disneypinpros. I won an auction for the red mickey head completer pin. I did my research and paid for the item. The seller refunded my money, due to the fact that he thought it was a scrapper. He found this out and sent a note that he won't sell scrapper pins. He also has a 30 day return policy. I appreciated his honesty. :thumbsup2
     
  15. samshane

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    So glad I found this post... we are headed to Disney beginning of Feb and I wanted to get the kids some pins as part of their surprise. I have many myself, I bought mine all in the parks (DH likes to say I have a small fortune around my neck - LOL) but I don't let the kids do anything with my pins... I know, selfish mom. I picked out each one because they were special to me.

    I wanted to get them a couple each on ebay... now off to search to make sure I get them legitimate pins...

    :)
     
  16. thelionqueen

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    Hi all,
    Just wanted to report that we are officially UNDER one week until Christmas @ WDW :cool1::cool1:
    Sorry, just had to share my excitement :lmao:
    I will be trading pins (of course) and will update you on the scrappers I see. We trade everywhere so I will report back as best I can!
     
  17. pixiewings71

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

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    I got some pins from TotalJohn, they all look very good!! I also bought some from a lady on Dizpins, she sent me 50 nice pins (a couple may be scrappers but I really can't tell, more research needed) for $1.60 a pin!! So far so good. :)
     
  18. REKALO

    REKALO Earning My Ears

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    So we have figured out who in EBAY sells scrappers but how do we determine that the scrapper traders have not made it to the CM before us to trade scraps for authentics??

    We trade alot of pins on our vacations :thumbsup2. But I read this post before my last trip over Thanksgiving and thought while I was in the park........"Am I supposed to ask to see the back of the pin and examine it before I make my trade???":confused3:confused3

    What are some strategies to avoid scrappers on CM lanyards because lets be real, most CMs that I have traded with only look for the logo B4 placing it on their lanyard and going about their day. And yes on occasion, they have told me they flag obvious scrappers.

    Does Disney have a nightly "Scrapper Finder" checking CM lanyards????????:confused:
     
  19. Nicsmom

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    Late last week I purchased 4-25 packs from their recent pin special and received them yesterday. Great pins, CL, HM, LE, Lanyard and regular traders all included. Great selection overall. I will definately purchase from them again.
     
  20. DisneyDoc5

    DisneyDoc5 Making memories...

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    I have also used this site with good pins and success!
     
  21. Scrooge Jr

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    Hi, I’m Scrooge Jr. and I’m new to pen trading. My 9yo got started on our last trip to Disney (Nov. 19- Dec 1) and we did a lot of trading. Bought a starter box in the am and in the pm the last 5 days of our trip.

    After reading all ya’ll have to say I can’t wait to go home and see if we have scrappers or not.

    I will use all my knowledge not to buy scrappers and not to trade scrappers.

    Thanks!
     

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