Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. debranator

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    ok..It was a pain..and..I did a search...
    I found one....
    I pmed it to the first poster...
    and..I will see if she bought it as she did not reply to me...
    I DO have a method..
    that is a bit time consuming..
    but,I would be glad to share it by pm with those that asked....
    WHY???:rotfl:
    Why am I not posting my method?
    Because..it only works..,
    as all the scrapper sellers[who DO frequent these boards]....
    do not use it to list their garbage..
    If they know my methods on how to ferret them out...
    they would use them to list.,
    ..and then,
    ..my method would not work.
    I found one with about 20,
    ...and another with about 40...
    I will search later after dinner....
    it takes a bit of work...to figure out how to do the search parameters.
     
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  3. pixiewings71

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

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    I'd love to know how you search Deb. :) You know me, not one of those scrapper sellers. LOL
     
  4. debranator

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    hey girl..you have my email...;)
    I found about 4 decent sized real lots so far today..tired of looking..for stuff i do not need.:rotfl:
    so...WRITE ME!:santa:
     
  5. FergieTCat

    FergieTCat <font color=green>No, I'm serious. And don't call

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    ... never mind ...
     
  6. SOnotLayuh

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    coconut_cutie may be marked as yellow or something...

    I purchased a lot of 20 pins from them and only 4 were scrappers. I contacted the seller, who at least acted surprised and a bit offended at the accusation, but replaced the scrappers with authentic pins.
     
  7. pixiewings71

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

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    Thanks for the FB! :)
     
  8. debranator

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    no..she should be marked as red.
    She definitely sells fakes...
    never mind all her negative and neutral feedback alluding to fakes..and her retracted feedback...
    as she is the type of fakes sellers...that replaces any fakes that you happen to notice.
    But..all you have to do to figure out that anytime you get a real pin from her...
    it is because she traded for it with a CM< for a fake...
    is...
    to look at her listings...

    How could they possibly be real?:confused:
    They could not be....
    look at the amounts that a seller has for sale....
    and..the prices.
    When you go to buy a lot off of Ebay...
    ALWAYS...check the other listings that a seller has..
    if there are a lot....
    and..it can be confusing....
    enter "pin lot" in the search box of the sellers store.
    If she has lots...of lots..:lmao:..
    for sale....
    They are FAKE.:eek:
    As i said before...
    some...
    may be real...
    but..that is because....
    she has polluted the trading pool...
    to get them.
     
  9. pixiewings71

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

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    Deb is correct, she should be marked as red.....page 1 had at least 4 auctions of 100 pins up, plus all the others of 20 and 40 pins.....definitely looks like a scrapper seller to me.
     
  10. debranator

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    But..I think I will take the link down now..
    we do not want newbies running to her.:cool2:
     
  11. jessrose18

    jessrose18 ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!!

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    bought a set of 40 pins (not grab bag but actual pins purchased were pictured) from retiredreadingspecialist there were no scrappers and not all pins were cast lanyard some were le. :thumbsup2 from me! would definetaly use again. Fast shipping as well. Buy it now was $45 plus $5 shipping.
     
  12. MountNittany

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

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    I finally compiled the edits, and I will update the thread tomorrow.

    Again, my apologies for the really late update.
     
  13. MCWifey

    MCWifey Earning My Ears

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    Hello there. I know I'm a newbie here, but I just wanted to let you know that Olivejuiceyou21 is now its_funny010 on eBay. I love this seller, I buy all my pins from them.
     
  14. FutrImagineer

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    Not so sure about this one, but I purchased two lots from retiredreadingspecialist months ago. At first glance, every pin seemed great, and the seller was super friendly, but after more investigating, I discovered that several pins were scrappers.

    Some LEs I received did not have the correct edition size, coloring was off on several other pins, and others were possible counterfeits.

    I also noticed that the seller frequently has the same pins in different lots- even when they are supposed to be LEs. The reoccurence of such hard to get pins (or just the fact that the seller has a selection of only 100 different pins across lots, total) makes me believe that there is something fishy going on.

    Seller is very sweet and has great shipping and prices, but based on what I've discovered, I will not be buying from her again.
     
  15. debranator

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    You see...THAT is the way that you should look into things...;)
    no matter how wonderful a seller may be..if their lots have LE's..
    be suspicious...
    I mean..a seller may throw in one ...but..the odds are..
    if they are real...they will not be in a lot...at all.
    I just looked at her current listings....
    As far as I can tell..with my untrained eye:rolleyes1,
    in her first auction..the only real pin is....the Kevin Jonas one..
    as all the jonas brothers and High school musical pins..have been flooding the park in the last few months...as the backstage CM bins are full of them...in the 2nd auction..the only real pin is...the pirates..Johnny Depp pin..
    and..perhaps..the sunglasses.
    In the third....the only real pin that I see is the Marathon one in the top left...
    another real pin that has been flooding the parks for months....
    so...any real pins..that are there...have been traded for....
    with..you know whats.:sad2:
    her completed auctions..the 5 that I see..are even worse..as i only saw 2 real pins...in all 5 lots.
    All of her other pins are all very common scrappers.
     
  16. princess sparkle p

    princess sparkle p DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Whoops, sorry. Go

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    how can you tell so easily?
     
  17. debranator

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    It is real easy...when you have gotten stuck with a huge lot once...:lmao:
    and...I have stopped many of the "traders" in the parks who have those pins in little bags...
    and..asked to look at em...
    I also ,
    googled the Disney large lot sellers overseas..
    asked for information....
    and...was sent pics....:upsidedow
    almost every scrapper sells the same stuff...
    there are about 300 really common scrapper types...
    that are all over Disney.
    a lot of them..may be marked Disney and look perfect..
    but..the things depicted on the pins are so obscure or non Disney...
    I am not talking about the obvious scrappers...but..the really good ones..the ones that are not obvious..except....
    they are in every scrappers portfolio.
    The uncommon scrappers...
    I am not an expert on by any means...
    as some..are that good.....
    BUT..THESE..IT IS SO OBVIOUS...
    in fact..I looked at the green list..and saw that this scrapper seller was on there....
    later...I will check out the listings of the rest of the green list,.:scared1:
     
  18. pixiewings71

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

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    I purchased from her as well, and this was my conclusion as well. I might buy from her again but it's not likely. :)

    Keep in mind, those Hannah Montana, HSM, JoBro pins are sold in the outlets and there are a lot of outlets open for the holidays. That's why they are showing up everywhere. Also I just looked at the 3 auctions she has up and honestly, I see maybe 1 or 2 in each auction that is questionable to me, the others looked good. I did not look at her completed auctions.

    But remember, just because someone has those little baggies does not mean they have scrappers. Remember, I use them too, I get them at Michael's for my jewelry and use them for pins also. :)

    Princesssparkle it's not that easy to tell when you're looking at a photo, it helps to hold the pins in your hands and compare. Sometimes you have to spend a little of your money to find out if your seller is selling fakes or not, other times you just have to rely on others experiences. :)
     
  19. debranator

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    Pixie..you know that I think you are a sweetheart.:love:
    but..trust me...
    wherever those Jonas pins came from..they are the only real ones in the batch.;)
    in fact,I just did a ton of research on the sellers on the green list...
    it will take me a few days to finish up...I am only on the Gs....
    and..I will have an updated list..
    as the list is too dated right now..as half the sellers have had nothing on sale for months...
    and....I found a couple of other shady ones.
    Those pins are common scrappers....
    I have a bowl of em at home..like candy...
    but..I would never sell or trade em...
    and..as we already discussed..
    there is a big difference between the bags you bought at Michaels
    ..and the SEALED tiny plastic bags..
    as..I am sure that you do not use a heat sealer on your bags.:rotfl:
    Once again...the tiny plastic bags that I am referring to have to be ..RIPPED open.
    Those are the scrapper bags that I have seen.
    and......
    I said that the pins look good..in fact..they are about perfect....
    but..they are the common scrappers...all of em..except for the Jonas and the HSM.
    oh..by the way...
    I have been away...
    from one know it all to another.....:hug:
    did you miss me?:scared1:
     
  20. pixiewings71

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

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    Of course I missed you. :) Did you miss me? I just assumed you were as busy as I have been because of the holidays. :)
    Heat sealed baggies? I've never seen or received those......weird! I have used and seen the ones that reseal with a small strip of adhesive but never heat sealed. :)
    It's really difficult to tell (imo) in photos if pins are scrappers or not, unless they are really bad scrappers of course. :) But it was my opinion that I only saw 2 or 3 that I would guess were bad, from the photo of course. It's possible that when the lot was delivered there might be more but right now I can't afford to buy pins to test the theory. :) Not with 2 bdays and Christmas still to come. ;)
     
  21. debranator

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    Hey girl..of course i missed you..:love:
    you keep me on my toes...
    yes..they are sealed baggies...
    you have to rip em open..
    trust me..I bought a lot of..500.:dance3:
    em mail me your address..i will send you a couple of the scrappers..so you can see what I am talking about..
    they DO look real....
    but..the way I know they are fake is.....
    the scrappers make the same pins..over and over..the puffles are a great example...and those little hat pins in the pics...
    the back says they are a 500 LE....
    soooo..not a real pin....as even though they look perfect....
    I got 40 in one lot.:rotfl:
    anyways..later...I will get back to my mission of sorting out all the sellers on the green list....:scared1:..
    when finished...
    I will start a current thread...
    if you want to assist me......:idea::idea::idea::idea:pirate:lmk.
     

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