Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. AngieMouse86

    AngieMouse86 Mouseketeer

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    I strongly advise people to AVOID eBay seller hpywolf .

    Bought a pin from them a couple weeks ago, paid a day after the auction ended. Days went by with no tracking info or item shipped icon, so I contacted them. No response. Wrote back a few days later and let them know that if I didn't hear back by the earliest date eBay said was okay to file an Item Not Received Claim, that I would. Finally got a response, saying that they were having shipping troubles, did not like unsatisfied customers, etc and that they would both refund my money and ship the pin.

    I didn't like that offer but they refunded anyway. 2 more days went by and still NO shipping info. Contacted and they now said since they refunded my money they did not feel the need to still ship the pin. I said fine, I'm re-paying but don't think about refunding me again unless you intend to submit a Sale Cancellation through eBay.

    They finally shipped the pin and went ahead and refunded my money again.

    So though I just today received the pin and did get my money back, I would not deal with this seller again, or recommend them to anyway, purely for the wait and rude customer service.
     
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  3. wed100105

    wed100105 Mouseketeer

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    Just wanted to update....

    I received all the pins and they are legit. It is obvious by the quality and the signs people have said to look for on the pin. Most (if not all) said Official Pin Trading on them.

    Thanks so much for the advice. I put the lanyard and 4 of the pins in DD's surprise backpack. :)
     
  4. brenarmywife

    brenarmywife Earning My Ears

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    I just got done buying from dizneymandoug on ebay and the transaction was perfect. I got 6 sealed in package booster pins from him and my total came out to less than $1.85 a pin. He has a few more listed as well.
     
  5. SupernaturalMommy

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    Disneypinsandvinylmation - great transaction: Bought 4 auctions from them and got 150 pins new in package for less than $1.25 per pin. They were a combination of booster packs, vinylmation junior still in package, and hidden mickey mystery still in package. They came boxed carefully via priority mail flat rate zone insured but even so I think the price was a little high for shipping. However, I saved so much on the pins I really can't complain. For now, I will only be buying random pins to complete my collections for a while. I'll post if I buy anything new.

    Brandnamestuff - bought some individual pins this time and some mystery boxes. The mystery box was same price as at the park but without park shipping cost or sales tax so I saved a little.

    gyantzpod was able to get me 2 LE pins that I ordered from the park and they called me back to tell me they just ran out of them. His price was less than what I would have paid at park and it was a pin I wanted bad. I just don't like his packaging. Otherwise great transaction again.
     
  6. TeamTilson

    TeamTilson O'hana

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    I am new to pin trading (started on our first trip in '08 when DD was interested and loved trading with CM).

    For this trip, I bought an ebay lot from disney.crazy and irpliquidators. I paid on 7/20 and got the msg that they were shipped to my work address on 7/24. It's 7/30 and I still haven't received them to look them over.

    I really wish I had seen this thread and thought it out thoroughly before losing $40. :sad1:
     
  7. mom2ohc

    mom2ohc Earning My Ears

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  8. maburke

    maburke DIS Veteran

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    I am concerned about this seller. The comment about selling them so cheaply even if they are real made me think to check who THEY are buying from. Sure enough, they are buying from sellers who are selling huge lots cheaply, with lots of bad feedback that they are scrappers. So even if the pins from sansshot2000 are real, I'm guessing (just a guess, no way to prove this) that they are buying cheap trash and trading it at the parks for what they know are real pins (especially those purchase with purchase pins, those are plentiful and genuine), and then selling those. There was a conversation way earlier in this thread about somebody who was doing that, and people knew who the person was, in the parks! I don't know how you'd prove this, but all else being equal, I think I'll avoid this seller altogether, singles as well as lots.
     
  9. daisy 'n donald

    daisy 'n donald Mouseketeer

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    just got the 4 packs of booster sets from disneypinsandvinylmation today
    they look legit enough for me...the packages are sealed and the price stickers are still on it....
     
  10. surfergirl602

    surfergirl602 <font color=deeppink>Well you're one step ahead of

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    anyone have anything on seller main.street.mania ?
     
  11. SupernaturalMommy

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    My personal opinion would be to stay away... if you want to risk it, feel free. They do offer returns, which you will most likely have to pay the shipping on with tracking per eBay policy.

    They use one picture over and over "as their stock is constantly changing". A lot of sellers do that, but they just started on eBay last month and have already sold 147 of these lots. Also, the photo they are using is of tons of pins that are known to be scrappers. Not all of those, but a great many...

    And they put this in their listing:

    "**Pins are listed as USED and may have minor scratches, sharp edges or wear from normal trading. If you are buying for your personal collection rather than trading, please do not buy from me.** "

    Sellers often use that disclaimer on scrappers... Sharp edges happen on scrappers more often than on pins that have been through multiple trades. Trading should not make sharp pieces of metal stick out. If anything, handling wears the metal down making it smoother. Well, that has been my experience. Also, what seller would tell you not to buy it if you plan to keep it? Personally, I tend to try out grab bags that say some to trade some to keep or something to that effect. Encouraging you to get rid of them seems like scrapper talk. Besides, how can they sell literally thousands of pins in a little over a month for around 50 cents each BEFORE eBay takes their cut. What did they use to trade for these in order to be able to sell them so cheaply if they are legit?

    Just my humble opinion. It is up to you to make the decision, but there are a lot of sellers in the green who sell cheap lots of legit pins. I have bought from a lot of them over the years.
     
  12. surfergirl602

    surfergirl602 <font color=deeppink>Well you're one step ahead of

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    Yeah, I didn't look too closely at the other auctions, I was just looking at one specific pin. I haven't had to buy pins for a couple years now, and WOAH.... most of them are coming right out and saying they are selling scrappers!!! I couldn't believe it!

    (I helped to develop the green list, but my preferred seller isn't selling anymore. boo)
     
  13. SeattleSuz

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    I ordered my first set of traders from Dopeyspins, woah, big mistake.

    But this time, I ordered from disneyfamily801, who I do not see on the list. Any feedback about them?
     
  14. LovinPooh

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    :faint: The absolute worst I ever bought from. There wasnt one pin in the lot that could even pass for being real. The paint was falling off them, edges were so jagged. DD even was all set with them. It was the worst experience with pins ever. I sincerely hope with all my heart they have changed and you get some nice pins. Good luck...let us know how it went for you. This was about 6months ago, so I hope your exp is better :goodvibes

    btw... i came on here and complained about them... why are they on the list yet??? hmmmm ;)
    :goodvibes
     
  15. pixiewings71

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

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    The only person who can edit the OP is the OP, unfortunately he's been really busy lately and isn't able to get here very much. I've considered making an updated list but I have to make the time and to be honest I don't have that much of it.......
     
  16. SupernaturalMommy

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    Thanks for the heads up. I have been trying to keep track of people. I don't really need to buy any right now. I am concentrating on selling my extras and trading like crazy! I am lucky enough to have a local place that has a trading meet once a month with good honest people who visit the parks many times per year and are fabulous at spotting scrappers, so I do a lot of my trading there lately. I hadn't been there in a while and was only trading at the parks. I've used a lot of the recommendations here to build up my collection of traders so I could start going there again. You never know what you will find when you go. It's like a treasure hunt every month. I am also looking forward to my vacation at Disney and DCL! Can't wait to trade on the cruise! That will be a first for us!
     
  17. LovinPooh

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    Your lucky you can do some trading and get involved. There is absolutely nothing around here that has to do with pins. I dont know anyone else up here that even konws what they are. So I try and buy a lot here and there for DD if I can get it cheap. That way if they are junk then she just uses them for crafts or soemthing. But its the only way to keep the 'treasure hunt' alive up here til we get back to WDW. I dont buy many lots, but maybe every couple months I will spend $10 or so on 1. If we get seom good pin then we are super happy. Not all are junk... Its funny, treasure hunt is the way me and DD explain it to people. Looking for that 1 pin that will complete the set.
    Good luck :)
     
  18. SupernaturalMommy

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    Treasure Hunt is a great way to describe it actually. There are some sets where I am anal and want the whole set, even if I don't like the character, and others where I only want some of the characters, and if I didn't get a whole set then I often can find a missing pin or two at the monthly pin meets. It is a lot of fun. If you are ever going to be in this area let me know and I can give you the details on the meets. We get travelers in a lot... mainly people who used to live here and then moved away, but we get others who found us online too. The trade has been going on for many years now. I discovered it in 2007 and have gone on and off ever since. Sadly more off because of my daughter's cheer schedule. She often has competition on the days they meet, but this year she is forced to take a year off due to injury so I am starting to go again. There is one tomorrow:woohoo:

    Are you familiar with Tomart's Pin Guide? The man who compiled it, Tom Tumbusch, sometimes comes to our meets from Ohio:) I bought a bunch of great pins from him the last time. He has to buy every single pin that goes into that book to photograph himself, and then when he is done with them, he sells a lot of them off. He is on ebay. Great guy!

    Now I need to find some crafts I can do with all of my scrappers. One of my friends says he is taking his and selling them for the scrap metal to be melted down so they don't end up back in the pin population. I don't really want to do that. I was thinking maybe cutting the prongs off and making them into magnets, but have no idea how. I sort of stink at craft ideas. Anyone have any?
     
  19. mouselike-harrier

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    I've been away from pin buying too long! Anyone have any experience with:
    mad4disneytoo or mousepintrader? Thanks!
     
  20. chaoscent

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    I wish I could find Traders in the Philly Area and do a Philly Pin Trader Dis Meet. I have soooooo many pins, too many to carry to Disney. There is a great one in Central Jersey, but something always comes up on those weekends. plus it's a 2 hour car ride. :eek: Maybe someday we Philly people will get it together. LOL
     
  21. jenlpet

    jenlpet Earning My Ears

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    ordered from disneypinsandvinylmation and received them yesterday- they were all sealed in their packages and exactly as advertised! :cool1:

    irbliquidators seemed to have a few legit and a few scrappers- but refunded half my money and let me keep the pins - so not the worst- but not the best either :rolleyes:
     

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