Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. pixiewings71

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

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    I've never had any problems contacting sellers and asking about a lot. I did have one tell me once that they didn't have enough when I asked (I asked for a lot of 50, they only had 40 not listed) so we made a deal on the lot of 40, we set a time for her to list the Buy It Now and at that time I bought the lot. We did it thru eBay so everyone was protected and it was very easy. :)
     
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  3. daisy 'n donald

    daisy 'n donald Mouseketeer

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    just one more question (for now)
    how much is a good price to pay per pin? (that would make it worth it to purchase this way rather than buying random sets at the park just to trade?)
    and how many would be a good amount to get so that we have enough to trade? last time we only started with it the day before we were leaving the park, this time we plan on trading every day...

    thanks!
     
  4. pixiewings71

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

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    I try to pay no more then $3 per pin plus shipping. So under $5. It's not a cheap hobby to do the right way. :) That's why I plan on listing my pins (all legit so far as I can tell) for $3 and up. I have some listed now that are hard to find LE's, they are listed for $9.99 and up.
     
  5. TeenaS

    TeenaS DIS Veteran

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    I think my last lot from MUBUNNY was 25 pins for $35 which includes all shipping and handling. I sent him a message on ebay and that's what he had available.
     
  6. DisneyRunner2009

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    I've paid $1.50 to $1.80 per pin, using combined shipping. The first pin costs around $4. These are auctions where the pin starts around $.99. I bid on pins that I believe no scrappers exist. I use pinpics and dizpins to verify.
     
  7. disneydad74

    disneydad74 Earning My Ears

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    I purchased some pins from pinpointe. 8 of them have the mickey heads stamped in the back and only one of them the pattern goes off the edgs. the others have the lip. 2 of those have some very rough edges. I have contacted the seller and are awaiting his/her reply.
     
  8. pixiewings71

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

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    Thanks for the info disneydad, can you let us know what happens?
     
  9. MountNittany

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

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    My 4 12-pin Grab Bags from sleepys_emporium was amazing! I got 4 WDI pins, and I believe that all of them are real (maybe not the badge it's not glossy). I'll post pics of the lot later. Anyways, about 12 were fakes, but that is obviously going to happen because of the polluted system now. I would highly suggest them!
     
  10. pixiewings71

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

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    And some of the pins are really hard to tell if they are scrappers.....
    On my eBay page I say that I try really hard not to sell scrappers but that some might slip through because some are so well done.
     
  11. disneydad74

    disneydad74 Earning My Ears

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    the seller emailed me and apologized if some scrappers got through. said i could either get a refund or she would replace the pins. very good to deal with and quick to respond to emails. could tell she was concerned about sending possible scrappers to her buyers.
     
  12. MountNittany

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

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    Okay, it's too late tonight, but tomorrow I'll post all of my reviews of sellers, and update the list.
     
  13. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    the first pins that I ordered from ebay arrived today the ones from fox_trading_co. I'm not sure about scrappers but I got six pins and the front of one is scratched and the point on the back of another is slightly bent downwards and on another the colour is wrong on the shirt according to pinpics andthe mickey's embossed on another doesn't look quite right... I'm not sure of scrappers but I'd say these could be... I like the pins eitherways!
     
  14. horselover

    horselover VWL Groupie

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    Has anyone done business with ebay seller: chadcass3? Has 100% positive feedback for 3384 transactions. I'm considering buying a 25 lot from him or her. Any feedback would be appreciated. TIA.
     
  15. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    Got two more lots of pins I'd ordered today. Ones from totaljohn all appear fine.
    amazing_gifts2008 on the otherhand there are definate scrappers in there according to info from pinpics.
    Doesn't matter to much to me *** I like them anyways
     
  16. MountNittany

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

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    I never pay attention to feedback, the mass populace does not even know about scrappers, or if they do they are too afraid to leave negative feedback. And I have not dealt with him, but he looks a little iffy. I notice a few pins I have recently received scrappers of, but they could be legit too.
     
  17. MountNittany

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

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    (quoting my own post for the guide)
    Updates and new reviews:

    claribella76: I bought a 50 grab bag, and honestly, I received about 50% scrappers. Not a bad turnout, actually. Luckily, I liked all of her pins, so I kept the scrappers. Probably orange.

    realfastpins: NOT REAL FAST!!!! :lmao: Still haven't received my two pins after 2 weeks of waiting. Probably scrappers anyways.

    travelinwynns: SCRAPPER! I only bought one pin, but already on red list. He kept telling me that he traded his pins with cast members, but I don't buy it. Did refund my money though. SAME AS EZPINNER, SHE IS HIS WIFE.

    ezpinner: Read above.

    jeffreyyoung: Scrapper. Only two pins though, so really can't make a call.

    sunshinesunwear: Scrapper, but refunded money no questions asked. They said that they will "investigate the issue further".

    flobtech: She is selling pins to offset the cost of surgery. Received one scrapper, but I believe she is trying to sell real pins. It was a lot of 3 frisbee-themed pins. They are from her personal collection, so I don't doubt the pins, and I am completely happy.

    I have updated the list before this post, and tomorrow I'll update it with this post. Also, I'll edit this post with the responses from the sellers when I emailed them.
     
  18. ppony

    ppony Artist in residence DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Hello all. I'm stumbling on this thread late. I collect pins but only ones that I love or that have meaning to me so I don't trade. It never occured to me that people qould and could put out fakes.:mad: Yep, babe in the woods I know. I tend to pay a lot more for the pins I get since A I buy when I'm at WDW and then I buy what I like on eBay or wherever. But I've got my eye on a few pins that are about $20 a piece and the thought of them possibly being scrappers freaks me out. I worry about feedback numbers less than a thousand with these people because I worry about them having been closed under another name and starting up again ya know? What is the best way to arm one's self going into a purchase like that? (I'm still reading this thread but it's HUGE so I'm starting w/ recent and going backwards. I'm sure this has been answered, I'm just not there yet) THNK YOU for your patience w/ me. :flower3:
     
  19. pixiewings71

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

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    Well research whether the pin you are looking for has been scrapped or not....also check their return policy. If they will take the pin back then maybe go for it. Another thing to do is check other pins they have up, research if they are scrapped or not and make a decision using that information. Finally trust your gut instinct, if it feels off it probably is.
     
  20. ppony

    ppony Artist in residence DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    THANKS much! Of course, the first post in this thread is pretty helpful. :laughing: I get so easily overwhelmed. Sometimes I just need info distilled or I'll go on overload. :confused: It stinks to be losing one's mental faculties at 40.:sad2:
     
  21. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    here's a little spot the possible scrapper question for those of you that know more about them than me.. I got another three pins today.. One I believe is genuine the other two I question. Basically had all three of the pins already but wanted some to trade in parks so got doubles so I wouldn't be tempted to keep them but then:
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    Both have gold backs, The darker pluto has waffle design with pin trading 2002 mickey head and @ disney made in chine in box underneath on back
    The yellow one has plain gold back with pin trading 2008 and @disney china in box underneath...
    Both actually have glossy finish and no rough edges or anything... Is one of them a scrapper or possibly just a different later version of similar pin?

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    Colour isn't 100% on that pic from the scanner but you can see one is a brighter shade of pink than the other.
    The darker pin is slight rougher at the bottom and for some reason looks bigger even though they are same size face to face.
    On back both are silver with same info Hidden mickey pin 1 of 5 in rectangle, mickey head pin trading 2008 underneath and beside that rectangle with @disney china
    Only difference I see is rectangle with disney appears slightly longer on darker pin.
    Brighter pink also has slight dips in the face that can only be noticed holding the pin at a certain angle

    So are any of those scrappers do you think?
     

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