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

  1. ambertides

    ambertides DIS Veteran

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    The one on the right of both of these is the eBay version:

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    All the ones of that set from eBay are .2 cm smaller (width and height) than that Goofy and Donald that I traded for. All the others I've traded for (I have all but Dale) are 3.2cm (like the eBay ones).

    I know - that seemed odd.

    Also his/her return address is listed as Oregon, yet it made it here to Central Florida in one business day, First Class Mail. :confused3 That probably has nothing to do with anything, though. :rotfl:

    Nikon D3000 with the 18-55mm VR kit lens and a cheap macro filter. The newer model is the D3100, which is on sale right now on Amazon. :D
     
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  3. debranator

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    ok..nice camera...
    what is funny is..i own one of those fancy nikons..do not ask me model #s or lenses..:confused3..
    my eyes glaze over.
    I know what I am good at..
    finding bargains and selling stuff..
    I also crochet a mean blanket..and make lovely, lacy things,,:lmao:
    but...cameras or anything technical..
    epic..fail.
    I would assume these are fake by the comparison pics,and the price as she is selling quantities of em.
    but..can they really fake the packaging like that?
    wow!
    that IS impressive if it is so.
    My problem with this sort of thing is that..
    if I even smell a pin to be fake..
    I cannot trade or sell it..ever.
    and..out of the last 10 trades I made with cms..
    5 of em are in my junked pile.
    4 because I really did not look too closely as it was at night and i am blind as a bat?:confused3
    the 5th..was pretty amazing...
    but..when I looked at home..it was obvious.
    so..I am not sure about these..
    although..the right ones do look fake.
    what do you think?:wizard:
    :wizard:
     
  4. alizesmom

    alizesmom Pumba is my hero but I love Donald

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    Can I take my foot out of my mouth now?
     
  5. SnDMommy

    SnDMommy Earning My Ears

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    Based on coloring alone, the donald on the right looks like a scrapper. I looked up the pins individually, and the Toy Story set, as well as the Pirates set have scrapper alerts on them. My non-professional guess is that they're all scrappers. What a shame.

    So now being nosy, are you going to try and get a refund? Leave negative feedback? I notice this seller doesn't have a single negative or neutral feedback.
     
  6. debranator

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    :lmao:ooh..but, you looked so cute that way.:lmao:
    for fun...
    go to ebay and search Disney pins in completed listings..go high to low.
     
  7. DisneyRunner2009

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    I agree the two pirate pins on the right are scrapper versions. However, to play devil's advocate, who would take the time to put scrapper pins in what appears to be Disney packaging? Where would a person obtain packaging that looks like Disney's, without going through the garbage? The price tags look authentic as well. Do the SKU numbers match pinpics information? I too, don't understand how somebody in Kentucky, for example, can have legitimate items and sell them for reduced rates. :confused3
     
  8. ambertides

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    I fail at crochet - hard core. I made a bag once that was entirely lopsided. :rotfl:

    If you want to take a look at your camera and see which you have, it may well take this lens attachment, which is good for taking pictures of pins (and other small things).

    I don't know, really. It's just interesting at this point. :rotfl: $2.33/pin is more than I usually pay for traders at the outlets, but I thought I'd try saving myself the trip up to exit 68.

    I'm still deciding. :rotfl: I may ask if I can hold on to them until the 5th when I can double check them at the parks.

    I did write the seller asking if they would be willing to say where they acquired their pins and that I suspected they were not genuine pins and she sent back:

    Well, THAT'S interesting, too. Are the Pinpics SKUs always right? Or do the numbers change between runs?

    Toddler Boys
    4 00109 44280 8 - eBay
    4 00014 76084 4 - DLR
    4 00109 44280 8 - WDW

    Pirate Cuties
    4 00109 73633 4 - eBay
    4 00012 48012 6 - DLR
    10964244 - WDW

    TSMM
    4 00109 78515 8 - eBay
    4 00014 61631 8 - DLR
    10978515 - WDW

    None match, except the Toddler Boys set matches the WDW SKU - though the label says Disneyland!
     
  9. debranator

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    I would not leave bad feedback for this woman..
    whether or not you decide to keep them..
    as she offered to take them back and was sweet as sugar pie.
    She might just not know...if they are real or not..
    as,
    I notice that she does not say that SHE purchased them from Disney.
    It is amazing about the packaging to me....
    but,read this.......http://www.pintalk.com/showthread.p...ou-don-t-know-scary-until-you-have-seen-these!!!!
    I forgot...
    here is something you can ask...
    ask if she has ANY Disney pin receipts...
    that you do not care what the pins cost her...
    or if she paid 10 cents for them.,..
    but, does she have a receipt that she can scan for you?
    I buy from Disney...every other day...
    and..even after i throw out receipts...
    I have em all over the house.
    and..anyone who sells that many pins..that are bought from WDW or DLR...
    so..even if she does not have that particular item in a receipt...
    she should have pin receipts from Disney.
    and..as one of the tags is the new tag that was first seen in the parks in November,
    I believe
    ..the date should not be older than that.
    She should have some just lying around.
    along with tons of Disney bags...
    Even the scrapper lot sellers who also sell real pins..
    have current pin receipts.
    But, as she is out of town.....????
     
  10. ambertides

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    Update! The seller wrote again. :)

     
  11. debranator

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    Interesting..but..ask for her email..
    show her the comparison pics..
    and..
    then...
    see what she has to say..
    She may be getting a great deal..
    and..
    does not realize what the pins are.
    If she is buying them with gift cards..
    there should still be some kind of Disney receipt.
    And...as she is telling you to share her info with others....
    tell her..that...
    the pins still look fake compared to real ones.
     
  12. pixiewings71

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

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  13. debranator

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    I read that..are they rough on the edges?
     
  14. ambertides

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    Nice catch! The ones from eBay are 3.2 cm, which is, indeed, 1.25 inches. The ones I'd traded for were 3.4cm (1.34 inches) - an older batch maybe?

    They aren't rough at all.

    I will double check with the racks before trading, but at this point, I think they are probably okay.

    Thanks for all your help, everyone. :)
     
  15. pixiewings71

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

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    I think your seller may be good, at least those pins are. :)
     
  16. DisneyRunner2009

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    I think the pins are legit, also. The prong got bent during shipping.
     
  17. chaoscent

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    I would pay $50 or more for one of my holy Grails. :scared1: Mostly I hope to trade for them. Penny
     
  18. Mamadukes

    Mamadukes Earning My Ears

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    I'm new to the disboards and looking to start collecting pins for our first disney trip in May.

    I've searched this thread but can't find any information about coconut_cutie...she's selling a couple Toy Story pins that my son would love. Another seller is krazzykeely - she also has Toy Story ones...

    any insight would be awesome!

    Thanks :)
     
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  20. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

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    I'd love to be on the "good sellers" list myself, but I only sell a few, which are the Visa exclusives. I usually purchase one for myself through the Visa cardholder offer and order extras to sell on ebay. The first few times I listed, I sold everything. But the last couple of years, they just aren't selling and I don't even think they are getting a look. I suspect it's because they aren't cheap. I list for right around what I had to pay for them and I think most people are looking for really inexpensive pins lately. I'm beginning to think that instead of selling, I'll just take them all with me on our next trip and use them for trade.
     
  21. pixiewings71

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

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    I am on the good seller's list...but I didn't ask to be, nor did I even realize I was for months after. LOL I also sell my pins for higher prices, because I do my darndest not to trade scrappers (sometimes they slip thru because you just don't know...) or sell them. And the last few items I had up were pin sets, so yes, a full set of pins will be listed for a higher price. I need to get more up there, I've got a few more sets I'd like to clear out, we have some sets that we have multiples of.
     

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