Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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

  1. Cardsfann18

    Cardsfann18 Cardinals and Disney fan for life!!!

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    Hey, I'm the young trader who posted on IlovemythreeC's account (mom), I went ahead and made my own . I recently bought a lot from sunshinesunwear and had a good transiaction.But, a got some low LE's which leads me to think their scrappers. When I sent her a question about it, she kinda avoided the question. I'd put her/him on the questionable list.:stitch::goofy:
     
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  3. blockscrappers

    blockscrappers Mouseketeer

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    Sorry to hear about the bad experience, had a couple myself. I was fortunate to receive a refund by nicely asking for it. They will probably want the product back before they do so.....
    You're right about the low le pins, the lower the LE the pin the more statistically improbable that the pins are real especially if you receive more than one of the same LE in the lot.
     
  4. Broncobilly83

    Broncobilly83 DIS Veteran

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    That's why when I buy LE's now, I make sure I buy ones still on the cards, so I can match the UPC with what PinPics has on file.
     
  5. blockscrappers

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    That's good advice. Thanks.
     
  6. Cardsfann18

    Cardsfann18 Cardinals and Disney fan for life!!!

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    Yeah, definetly lower the LE, the better chance it's a scrapper. Broncobilly,that really is a great idea about buying the one's on the cards, something to remember.:cool2:
     
  7. 5mizmol3

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    I can't really get to Disneyland all that easily.....but I love the pins for their own sake, and just collecting nice ones. I too am concerned about scrappers especially since I am looking at these as kind of an investment to pass on to be grandson someday....so I am trying to be REAL careful on ebay about what I buy. Everybody's tips have been really helpful. Does anyone have an idea about a legit seller who deals with pins people just want to collect rather than trade?
     
  8. earthfaries

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    BizzyBee1 is the best I've found. He has SO many wonderful pins and they always come on the cards. He's a great seller of really nice newer and older pins still on cards :)
     
  9. blockscrappers

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    So far, in my experience, I would have to say thewill because all his pins come on the backs and can be easily authenticated.
     
  10. Cardsfann18

    Cardsfann18 Cardinals and Disney fan for life!!!

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    I agree with blockscrappers, thewill is great and so is pinderella's_castle. they will give you 100% legitimate pins every time.:thumbsup2
     
  11. MountNittany

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

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    They probably list their pins at $.99, expecting them to be bid up. There are lower listing fees as well for lower starting prices.
    So am I, but I got some good deals from some traders there.
    That's a great idea! I'd still check the coloration/quality/quality of backstamp to make sure that they are legit.
    :thumbsup2
     
  12. Cardsfann18

    Cardsfann18 Cardinals and Disney fan for life!!!

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    Hey MountNittany, pullin' for Sid the kid and the Pens tonight.:cool1:
     
  13. michelle06

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    I am new to this. Can someone tell me more what pins should look like on the back? Does having the "copyright Disney" (the c in the circle) make it official or is that on the counterfeit ones also?

    I have some pins with engraved mickey heads on the back, is that good or bad or should it be on all of them?

    I keep reading about this "border" on the back that is a dead giveaway, but with no real description or picture.

    I have looked at pinpics but it only describes the front. Would like to know more about the back of pins.

    Thanks!
     
  14. blockscrappers

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    Can you post a picture of the back of the pin in question?
     
  15. TeenaS

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    I buy most of mine from MUBUNNY and I just saw he listed a few lots of 20 on ebay. Normally I bid on lots of 5 from him but sometimes I buy larger lots by emailing him and asking if he has any. The pins have all been legit pins.
     
  16. blockscrappers

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    When they are talking about borders, they are talking about how close the mickey heads on the back come to the edge of the pin. The mickey heads should be close together not spread out with the pin having little and better yet no border at all. The mickey heads will be cut off partially and not complete as they come to the edge of the pin.
    Hope this helps a little.
     
  17. michelle06

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    Thanks for the info. The pins I have do have the mickey heads going to the edge and being cut off. Everything looks official, so I'm really unsure how to figure out about these counterfeit pins. Someone else posted that 95% of the trades from cast lanyards are probably the counterfeits anyway. So, I wonder, are the trades mostly for counterfeits anyway?
     
  18. webbmom

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    This prompted me to go and look at the pins I just received from and 'approved' ebay person that I found on this site.:confused: I too am even more confused. Some of the pins I received dont even have the mickey heads there is just one pin trading stamp with a date. some dates go back to 2004.:confused:
     
  19. earthfaries

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    Disney didn't start putting the mickey heads on the back of the pins until 2009 so any dated before that will only have the official date stamp and it's much harder to tell if it's authentic or not.
     
  20. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Hi All!

    I am looking to buy 50-100 pins for traders. My trusted source is no longer in business. Does anyone have someone they can recommend that is not selling scrappers (to the best of your experience).

    Thanks!
     
  21. TeenaS

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    MUBUNNY and gitanoman
     

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