Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. Celesdragon

    Celesdragon Mouseketeer

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    Just popping in here to report an Ebay scrapper seller - "kymagift". I bought one of their 20 pin lots, and found 6 Unauthorized pins, and the rest of the lot were all matched up against pinpics and found to have the scrapper notice on them. When I contacted the seller, they outright stated:

    "Sorry to hear about that, I can give refund for the ones that you have, or if you want to return all the pins is ok, as it said in the auction I accept returns, I receive thousand of pins from the factory that I didn't check for those I already send a email to them explaining this matter, just let me know what you want to do, I am selling these pins because I know that they can be trade in disney, I live in florida and I go to disney like every two month and I have never had any problem in trading these pins."

    Sigh...
     
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  3. debranator

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
    That has got to be..
    the funniest scrapper seller response ever.
    :crazy:
    On one hand..she is admitting to buying thousands directly from China.:scared1:
    on the other...she is telling you...
    that she trades em and pollutes the lanyards in the park...:eek:
    and..she wants to know..
    why you have a problem with it.:rotfl:
    I hate to say it...
    but,you MUST give her one star for "item as described"
    but..5 stars..for communication.:rotfl:
    ps..did the package really come from Florida?
    and..if so..what town?
    As..she does not write like ...someone who lives in the states..:rolleyes1
     
  4. HauntedMansionDiva

    HauntedMansionDiva Earning My Ears

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    We have bought direct from Disney at their Character Warehouse Outlets. Sometimes they have .99 - 1.99 - 2.99 on sale.

    They are on the card and official. You might want to call if you do not have one close to you and see if they will take an order and ship it to you.

    HMD
     
  5. Celesdragon

    Celesdragon Mouseketeer

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    Well.. she's definitely not getting a positive review from me, lol. I'm going to make sure to mention that the seller admitted these did not come from Disney in my feedback, lol. Funny thing is... I found the unauthorized pins to actually be kinda cute. I wish they HAD been released.

    I have to recheck the envelope, but I'm pretty sure it did ship from Florida.
     
  6. SnDMommy

    SnDMommy Earning My Ears

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    I wasn't trying to mislead the poster. I thought 3.95 for a trader pin was pretty good, especially considering that I don't live anywhere near a Disney Store and don't always have the opportunity to get to Character Warehouse or DTD before hitting the parks, and it's nice to have a few traders on-hand before heading off on our trip. I would be interested in hearing how I might be able to get cheaper legit pins in that case?
     
  7. debranator

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    Sorry,I did not mean to infer that you misled her...
    I just meant to say..that 4 bucks a pin..plus the 50 cent per pin shipping upcharge is too much to pay for a pin that you are only going to use to trade with cms.
    Remember..that totals about 4.50 per pin..
    and..you can get that kind of price or just around that,
    directly from Disney world by buying a starter trader set of tiny pins.
    You really want to stay in the 2- 2.50 range.
    that way..you are getting a better deal than Disney....
    and you NEVER want a seller that charges you extra shipping per pin.
    I ship pins every day...
    here is how the costs breakdown in reality......
    for the 3 bucks that most sellers charge for the first pin...
    1.56 goes to the post office..
    and the rest is for the envelope....
    bubble wrap,tape..ect.
    2 pins cost 1.76 or thereabouts to ship..
    but..you are already using the same envelope and an inch of bubble wrap..costs..nothing.
    I just sent out 7 pins....
    I ship a lot nicer than most sellers..
    I enclose disney souvenirs like stickers and gift cards...
    wrap it all in pretty tissue paper[which I buy for shipping]..
    and..I use a large 8x10 envelope..
    all of that...and..the delivery confirmation..
    cost me 2.56 to ship across the country.
    I charged 3.50.
    I still probably pocketed 50 cents...:rotfl:
    So,NEVER pay extra for shipping on a few pins.
    Now..as to your your original question...
    just search ebay..
    carefully..
    and read the last read pages of this thread..
    for hints on how to find the good sellers and how to read their feedback..:wizard:
     
  8. ambertides

    ambertides DIS Veteran

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    Just purchased 3 7-pin new in box sets from themuchnessofdisney on eBay for $15.95 each, free shipping - so $2.28 per pin. I haven't ordered from him/her/them before, but a 3095 100% positive rating seems like a safe enough bet.

    I can usually find cheaper from the character outlets, but sometimes it's easier just to buy online. :D Plus the sets were all that I have mostly collected (toddlers, pirate cuties), but have one or two that I know are scrappers (that I traded non-scrappers for :headache:) and wanted to replace with ones I knew weren't.

    I'll come back when I get them and update. :)
     
  9. debranator

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    I am sure all her stuff is real...
    but,she is very expensive..
    and sells very few pins because of that...
    most of her sold items have been Dooney bags.
    I checked her listings and in the last month..
    she has sold 4 sets of pins..
    ans none were as cheap as 16 bucks..with free shipping.
    Edit...I just checked and saw what you were talking about..
    please DO let us know if they are real...
    as...these 7 pin sets are the only bargains that she has up...
    she may have gotten a great deal on em
    ...somewhere.
    but, at 50 % of retail...
    there is no way that they were bought from the park.
    even with the old 50% cm holiday discount..
    the price she is selling them at..
    after fees..is below cost.
    in her about me section..
    she states...that the stock pics she has of these sets...
    may not be the same item you will get,
    as Disney..
    changes packaging?
    so..when you get em..I would love to see em.
     
  10. SnDMommy

    SnDMommy Earning My Ears

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    Please do update when you get them, I'm very interested. Some of her sets were cute and Ive added them to my watch list. I too like to buy some pins in advance of my trip, and don't live near the stores to buy locally.
     
  11. SnDMommy

    SnDMommy Earning My Ears

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    I looked all over and couldn't find where she mentioned that about the packaging. Please tell me where you saw that? Please take this in the nicest way possible, but you seem to be very critical of ebay sellers. Too expensive, too cheap, shipping charges aren't up to your par, etc. I realize you're trying to help others become more educated, but i would like to see some examples you could share of sellers you feel are up to your standards (aside from yourself).
     
  12. debranator

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  13. debranator

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    ok..a copy and paste of the body of the description of her 7 pin set
    here:http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Disney-7-Pi...295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c19071eaf

    here is...part of it.


    All pins are mint in original Disney packaging!


    Read Me Section: Disney occasionally changes packaging during pin production, therefore sometimes packaging may differ from the stock images above; however pins will be exactly what you see.
     
  14. pixiewings71

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

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    That's classic, she says right there that they are "from the factory".....the factory sells non-scrappers only to Disney, the ones direct from the factory are scrappers. lol


    Just a quick fyi...I NEVER asked to be put on the list of green sellers here, I simply posted it in a different thread, the thread owner found it and put it in there, I didn't even know it was there until someone else told me. So no, we are not using this thread for free advertising. I wasn't even a seller when I started posting on and using this thread for myself. :) I VERY rarely sell anything on eBay, I usually buy, but when I do my stuff is legit, and yes I do charge more for it. :)

    Deb I'm happy to start reviewing the main list again this week. If I have time I"ll start a new thread, linking to this one of course. :) Have fun in NY, I am jealous you get to go to the Disney Store there! :)
     
  15. debranator

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    girl..of course you are not using the thread for free advertising..
    you NEVER have anything up to sell.:rotfl:
    and..once again..that is the problem with that list...
    most of the good sellers on it...
    have nothing up to sell....:lmao:
    and..girl...you KNOW I was not accusing you...
    being subtle..
    has never been my strong suit.:rotfl2:
    If you were referring to my sometimes caustic commentary...
    I was referring to the folks..that NEVER post anything...
    unless it is a plug for themselves.
    Sorry..that just annoys the heck out of me...:rolleyes:
    anyhows..
    you want something from the NY store?
    I am most likely flying out tomorrow night.
    I am SOOO not looking forward to it.
    It is freezing....
    I have to rent a truck...
    strip my property of anything valuable..[I must have truckloads of stuff to sell]
    and drive the darn truck back to Florida with it..
    The burned house is not heated....
    no lights..fun...fun..fun,:idea:
    so..not magical.:laughing:
    ps.. girl..wait to start a thread until we can do it together....
    next week is fine...
    it is a bit harder..
    than you think..lol
     
  16. pixiewings71

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

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    Oh no Deb, I didn't mean you thought I was giving myself free advertising. :) Not at all, if you felt that way about me you would say it to me! :) i was just saying that in case others wondered. :) :)
    I wouldn't even know what to ask for from the Disney store....maybe a fun pin?? lol
     
  17. ambertides

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    Here we go, guys:

    Outside Packaging:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I've seen this type of packaging for sets (DH's SW set that I bought him last December is in similar packaging), but not these particular sets. :confused3

    Here's the back:
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    Disneyland price sticker, however the other packages had WDW, and then Disney Parks:
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    Overall they looked good - no dipping/pitting, no brush strokes, no borders on the mickey imprints on the back, where applicable. But there were a few weird things:

    [​IMG]
    Aladdin's pin tack was bent. Okay that's not weird, just meh.

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    Different colored backs on the toddler set.

    [​IMG]
    These all look the same, though.

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    Except, here is one I traded for in the parks, and one from this set - where the one from eBay is slightly smaller.

    [​IMG]
    Donald almost imperceptibly smaller. :confused3

    The rest were all the same size as the ones I've traded for. Maybe I traded for scrappers, though. I won't be back at the parks until 3/5, so no way to check with the racks. But then I've held two sets on a rack up together and noticed differences, too.

    Last weird thing:

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    Never seen this style of pin tack on any Disney pin. But I don't have any from the TSMM set to compare it, to, either. :confused3

    Otherwise they all look nice.

    [​IMG]

    If anyone wants bigger pictures, I can post them.

    Thoughts?
     
  18. debranator

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    great pics...
    on the ducks...the baby donalds..
    It is obvious to me which is the scrapper by the thickness..the thinner one to the right is fake.
    Which one did she send you?
    I will go to Disney when I get back and pick up a real set of em..
    so that they can be compared.
    as..
    now..this is interesting.
    Just by looking at the packages..they looked fine to me.
    Edit: Except..on looking closer...
    who in heck...
    has quantities of items..
    from both parks?
    I am going to have my CM kids..
    look at the pics after dinner.
    ok..they looked..the Disney parks " tag is a current looking tag...
    from brand new items...for the past month or so..
    the others are..as they said.."old".
    P.S. that is some camera you have...what is it?
    I need one of those.
     
  19. alizesmom

    alizesmom Pumba is my hero but I love Donald

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    A few more questions on buying single pins.

    First, are people really crazy enough to buy a normal pin for $45.00?

    Second, I bought a pin that was advertised as a LE, on the card. The pin arrived with no apparant defects but was on the wrong card (SKU didn't match). I would chalk this up as a scrapper BUT the back of the pin is signed and dated by Monty Maldovan who really did create this pin. The oddest thing is that being signed was not mentioned in the pin's description. Thoughts?
     
  20. pixiewings71

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

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    Ambertides, I have loads of pins with those type of posts, just so you know. I don't have any of the that set tho, check pinpics.com, see what the description says.

    Alizesmom, can you confirm that the signature is correct?
     
  21. debranator

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    :lmao:Yes, people are that crazy...I sell 50 buck pins all the time..and buy em as often.
    Some Hanukkah pins that I collect..I have lost auctions for..
    as..my max bid was in the 50 buck range.
    I just won one today for 27.
    I would think that the pin you bought is not a scrapper at all..
    but, sold by a seller who did not realize what he had.
    When you get your pins signed by the artist...
    you have to take them off of the cards.
    Many times...
    I have mixed up the cards while replacing them.
    It happens.
    if you did not pay for it to be artist signed..and it was..
    I would think that you..scored.;)
    ps..Pix..I am still here for a few days..
    I blew off 500 in plane tickets:mad:
    ..and will drive on the weekend.:sad2:
     

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