Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. iheartdisney

    iheartdisney DIS Veteran

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    The muppets are an open edition, so so it is not necessarily a scrapper if dated '09. What does the back of it look like? Our trip to DL last month we noticed most of the '09 pins now have a different back. It is embossed with mickey ears...can't think of how to describe it, but it is not a smmoth back anymore, and we got a few muppets with mouse ears, that had the new backing.
     
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  3. 2MOdisneyfans

    2MOdisneyfans Mouseketeer

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    It does have the mickey heads on it.
     
  4. pixiewings71

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    They don't all have the mickey heads tho, remember that. But yes, the muppets are open edition and will have different years stamped on the back. I've received Paris pins from MP, you won't have any problems trading them. Everyone loves Paris pins. :)
    Which HM do you have? If I know anything about it I'm happy to help you out with them. Also, the John & Michael, which one is that? If it's a rack pin sometimes they will have a post added if the pin is heavy or seems to "swing" much.

    Remember that even if your pin is on the scrapper page that doesn't mean the one YOU have is a scrapper, it just means that there are scrappers out there. I know I have a lot of older (08-early 09 so really not old) sets (bowling pins, ice sculpters, coins) from DL that are now being scrapped, mine are legit so if I sold mine on eBay they would be real but pinpics would list the scrappers. Let me know what your HM pin is, I'll see if I can help you search it out on pinpics. :)
     
  5. 2MOdisneyfans

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    The John and Michael one, they are flying. John has a Top Hat and umbrella, and Michael has a teddy bear.

    The HM one is a purple coffee mug with Mickey on it. 2007 (the rectangle around the copyright is a little messed up. like it got cut off.) The one that shows up on Pinpics is a yellow mug with Minnie sleeping. It says it is a set of 4. The one I have has 2 of 4 on it.

    If you think these are ok, I would like to order a few more. I am just a little hesitant.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  6. pixiewings71

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

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    Ok, that John & Michael is an open edition set, I can't remember how many pin posts it should have but I would imagine it's fine.

    I have that mug set, I think my purple one says 2007 on the back too. According to pinpics it should say 2006 but all of mine say 07 except the Minnie mug which says 05 I think.....look it over carefully, see if there are any "dimples" or "divits" in the paint, see if the finish is shiny or matte and see if you can see any scratch marks that all go in the same direction, some of those are signs of scrappers. If photos would work I'd ask you to take some but I wouldn't be able to tell anyway. Now, I did find out on this set that it was released twice, in 05 and again in 06/07 so you're probably OK with this one. Anyway, I did a search on pinpics for you and got this link, you'll see your pin there and while it does say there are scrappers I'm leaning towards you're OK with yours...
    http://pinpics.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?page=1&sid=9966.1247776685&view=v2
    For future reference if you want to use pinpics click on the search button on the left when you are on the home page, then scroll down and click continue, then scroll down again and enter a description, then you'll get a hit on your search. If your search comes up without pictures you can change your "view" by clicking the button on the right, then you can see pictures and it makes searching much easier. HTH!
     
  7. 2MOdisneyfans

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    I think the John and Michael one is fine. The coffe mug, I can move the paint on Mickey's right foot.(it is not really like paint, more like a putty) It is also dicolored there. The Gonzo pin had scratches going in the same directions (if you look closely).

    Again, thank you for your help.

    Is there any other website you recommend? I don't do e-bay.
     
  8. pixiewings71

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

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    Please check the thread below regarding good sellers, most of them are eBay but there should be a few that are not.
     
  9. Suzy Mouse

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    Hi everyone,
    I just made my first disney pin purchase on ebay through zoom.time. It's very difficult for me to tell if they are real pins or scrappers. Of course I came across this term after I made the purchase. I bought 100 for $126. There weren't any duplicates and they each came in a tiny ziploc bag.

    To me it would appear that these aren't authentic because how could I get them so cheap? My daughter is very upset and thinks that she was lied to. We've been trading pins for years now and it's amazing how closely we are looking at the pins now. It's so difficult to tell the real ones from the phonies.

    I guess my question is could these all be scrappers? Being that they were in baggies and so cheap? How else could the seller make a profit?
     
  10. pixiewings71

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    Suzanne, I've never purchased from that seller but yes, given the price you paid I would assume they are scrappers. :( Visit pinpics.com, use the search function to search for pins you've received and see what they say regarding those pins. I'm sorry you seem to have received bad pins. :(
     
  11. pixiewings71

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    Update, I purchased a lot of 20 pins from fox trading (even tho they are on the bad list) and honestly, out of the 20 I got 5 that I feel are scrappers. When compared to my originals these 5 have divits, off coloration and some feel lighter. Overall I am happy with this lot, I also have 6 more pins coming from them and will report on those when they are received.
     
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  13. MountNittany

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

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    Shall I put them on orange?
     
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    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    I ordered this pin: [​IMG] from kittykat2bad. Let's see what comes, and I'll report back. I missed this pin release by one day!
     
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    Yes, maybe. I got another 6 pins that were singles I won from them and only 1 was a scrapper. The other 5 were good and one was an LE. :)
     
  16. starstruck93

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    Has anyone ordered from disneyaddicts, galpaisley or yankeefan77 ? Thanks so much! April
     
  17. MountNittany

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

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    No, sorry
     
  18. iheartdisney

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    I ordered several sets of booster packs from ebay seller, lvnapoli, and they all appear legit, in the packaging, for under $10 for 4 pins, plus shipping per lot.
     
  19. starstruck93

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    I hope they're good. They all had great feedback, Thanks for your response:lovestruc April
     
  20. MountNittany

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

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    Feedback often means nothing... Most people can't tell a scrapper from a real pin, and that's understandable. I'll check out their auctions and report back with my best guess.
     
  21. MountNittany

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

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    No big lots, so I think you may be good with those three. I can't tell, obviously, without looking at one of their pins, though, and even then, I probably still won't be able to tell.
     

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