Good/Bad Internet and eBay Pin Sellers

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  1. kelsea823

    kelsea823 Earning My Ears

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    How do you find these legitamate sellers? I would like to buy some pins for my grandchildren to trade.

    Thank You!
     
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  3. pixiewings71

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

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    Use the previous 3 pages or so and read Supernaturalmommy's posts regarding her recent purchases. She has quite a few good sellers listed, then you simply search for them on eBay and start bidding.
     
  4. SupernaturalMommy

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    Had another great package come in the mail from disneypinfanatics. It had the funky packaging again, but I get it now - lol. They are packaging them that way only on booster sets to (hopefully) keep them from getting bent. It didn't work with my single booster pack purchase, but it worked will with my multi booster pack purchase. Totally recommend this seller. They aren't the cheapest (meaning they don't sell for $1 per pin) but they are extremely reasonable and I love what I have gotten from them so far. I am still waiting on one transaction... I think it will be delivered today.
     
  5. Bob Cobb

    Bob Cobb Earning My Ears

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    Themepark connection in Winter Garden Florida is a great place to pick up pins. They also have a website. I bought several pins last year forna reasonable price.
     
  6. MrsVB8505

    MrsVB8505 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all the great advice on eBay sellers.... It has really helped me A LOT! :-). I checked out disneypinfanatics and put in a best offer on something so we shall see. Thanks again!
     
  7. TeamTilson

    TeamTilson O'hana

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    I was sad to see a young girl swapping pins with a CM and the girl had a scrapper's famous sandwich bags with individual bagged pins which she was swapping with. I hate knowing that those bad pins are circulating around WDW. :(
     
  8. spartankid34

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    Don't some pin packs come in these baggies? I bought some vinylmation jr pins at Disney last year and they did??
     
  9. pixiewings71

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

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    You know, this may have been the case for this young girl but not everyone who carries pins in a sandwich bag with individual bagged pins have or are trading scrappers. This is exactly how I carry my pins and from my many posts in this thread I'm sure you can tell I'm pretty knowledgeable regarding scrappers. It's simply easier to carry pins this way, I can't carry a bag around all day (I tried once, I was in so much pain) so instead I fill up my lanyard and carry extras around bagged up just like this. In fact, I recommend carrying pins this way so they don't scratch each other up while being carried around.....
     
  10. chaoscent

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    Heading to WDW for the pin trading event. Say hi if you see me. I will be on an ECV with a tan vest filled with pins, & a green hat filled with pins. :thumbsup2 Penny
     
  11. SupernaturalMommy

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    She's right. Carrying pin bags around sucks! It takes up a lot of room in your luggage. It adds extra weight to your neck, back, shoulder... I carry a couple of bags with me on my trips. I try to have 150 to 200 pins because I trade like crazy. I separate them into manageable bags and keep an empty one for the pins I have traded for.

    This works for us, and if you have a large family of traders you may want to try it out for yourself... Each day I go to the park, I take a bag with me in my purse and wear my lanyard full of pins. I fill up lanyards for my kids as well, but I usually get stuck wearing both of their lanyards on and off throughout the day :), as well as my own. As I trade, I put the pins I traded for into an empty bag inside a different pouch in my purse and refill our lanyards as they run out. At the end of the day when we get back to our resort, we go through our haul for the day: Inspect them more thoroughly, Decide which ones we like best, Weed out any duplication we may have made, And prepare the lanyards for the next day first filling them with any duplicates we may have accidentally gotten and the pins that we decide we don't like so much after all. When we head out the next day, we have our lanyards ready, and we grab another manageable bag of pins for my purse to refill the lanyards throughout the day. Sounds like a lot, but the system works really well for the heavy amount of trading that we do. I don't think I'll do it that way on the ship with our availability of going back to our room. I don't even know if that much trading goes on with the cruises. So, we will see.

    Anyone done any trading on the cruises that have any good suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    And... lastly, got another great package in the mail from Bizzybee1. She is already on the good sellers, but she is worth another mention.
     
  12. MrsVB8505

    MrsVB8505 Earning My Ears

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    I have received pins from Bizzybee1. She is definately a good one to get pins from....
     
  13. ronnmel

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    Same here. Got a great package from Bizzybee1, and am waiting for two more that should come next week. She's also been great at communicating with me when I had a question/comment.
     
  14. MrsVB8505

    MrsVB8505 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone know anything about the seller "thetoymart"??? Seems to have a lot of pins I'm looking for... But not on the original green, yellow, let anywhere. Thanks
     
  15. SupernaturalMommy

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    The Toymart is the store for Tom Tumbusch, the creator of the Disney Pin Guide books that are so popular. I have purchased from him in person because he occasionally comes to the monthly pin meet that is here that I go to. He has great stuff. Whenever he makes the trip it is a feeding frenzy with all the stuff he brings. He actually purchases and photographs every single pin that goes into those books. Then he sells a lot of them off. He is trustworthy and a really great guy.
     
  16. SupernaturalMommy

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    Sorry. My phone acted up and I ended up double posting.
     
  17. MrsVB8505

    MrsVB8505 Earning My Ears

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I did not know that.... Saving him as a favorite seller! :-)
     
  18. SupernaturalMommy

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    No problem. Glad to help.
     
  19. The Fox Menagerie

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    I got pin packs from Disneypinfanatics and kittykat2bad, both are great sellers with authentic pins. We are headed to WDW next June and wanted to get obtaining our trading pins out of the way as soon as we could so we are working on it this year.
     
  20. CheshireGato

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    After my Amazon fail (bought 25, about 10 scrappers) I decided that I might actually need an Ebay account! :scratchin
    Signed up today, bought a booster set from kittykat2bad, I'm sure my outcome will be much better!!
     
  21. SupernaturalMommy

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    Marme07 changed their user ID to meme5445 on September 7, and now should probably be removed from the good sellers list. They currently have no items for sale and got 11 straight negative feedbacks in a row in the last month for non-receipt of items. The feedback is speculating that something may have happened to them. I hope they are ok. They were a great seller.

    Got more great pins from Dizneestuff1...
     

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