Official Pins at a discount?

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  1. Kitzka

    Kitzka DIS Veteran

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    Hi everyone:

    I will be taking DD and her best friend to DW in Aug as a combo birthday surprise. Neither girl has really grasped the whole pin trading thing but i think that they will be into it this time. As a way to tell them about the trip I would like to give them a new lanyard with some pins to start their trading. i know they will get a few pins while at the world but would like to start with some real pins that they can trade but would like to get a discount on them.

    Aside from disneyshopping where can i get some real pins? i am a little leary of some of these pin sites out there. I do not know enough about pins to know if i am getting something legit and don't want to have the girls make unfiar trades.

    any help would be greatly appreciated. tia

    lara
     
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  3. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    till may 31 www.mousepinsonline.com have a grab bag min 25 pins for $1.75 each - This worked out great, I split it with a friend, and we had a hard time trading some of the pins -

    if you get a pin with a tiny 'hidden' mickey, its a CM pin, we got several of these!!

    I found 12 pins per girl worked great - (I had a non descript laynard from work I gave each, they each purchased a wdw one!)
     
  4. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    since I shared with my friend, I have pictures - the girls picked... one at a time..

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    we did get a few "disneyland" pins, but all are trade able... tradeable... (sp?)
     
  5. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    I think these were the CM pins...

    (the img are small on photobuket but are huge here!)

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    so you can see the tiny Mickey head esp on the Cinderella and Prince pins..
     
  6. mareed

    mareed DIS Veteran

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    You had a hard time trading them because you liked them and didn't want to trade them away, or you tried to trade with CM's and they wouldn't take them for trades? I think it's probably the first scenario, but would like to clarify. I just ordered 100 pins from them and sure hope that they're all tradeable! (I expect they are - I've ordered the HM/CL pins from them before, but went with the slightly cheaper grab bag this time.)
     
  7. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    sorry for the confusion (I made perfect sense, in my own mind!!)

    we had no problem trading with any cm (I traded a couple - while the kids werent with us)

    but there were some pins that they chose to keep!!
     
  8. Kitzka

    Kitzka DIS Veteran

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    Thanks so much!Any one know of any other sites that sell legit pins at a discount?

    Since i know so little about the pins I wanted to get legit DIsney pins. 25 for 1.75 each is a phenomenal deal. thanks so much!

    Lara
     
  9. belle&sebastiansmom

    belle&sebastiansmom DIS Veteran

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    Just another nod for mousepinsonline. Very fast shipping. This pins were in excellent condition, no paint chips or scrapes, there was a great variety of characters. We'll also have a hard time deciding which to keep and which to trade! And you can't beat $1.75 per pin. I ordered 25, should have gotten more, just so I'd have more to keep!
     
  10. yjjohnston

    yjjohnston Wife & Mommy

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    Is there a pin for someone's FIRST TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD? I'd like to buy one for my 3-year old going in June.

    Thanks,
    Yvette in Snellville,GA
     
  11. audrabolster

    audrabolster <font color=blue>You didn't hear about the polar b

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    I've wanted to get started in pin trading, and wanted to get some to start with, great prices!
     
  12. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    YES :banana:

    Please, dont worry - dont purchase this pin - you will be given a pin at check in - are you staying onsite? If so on your ressie, (call and ask to have it added) tell them at check in, its your first trip to WDW :cool1: (at check in they can arrange to have a couple of ballons and a card signed by Mickey and friends too - free! I think its called a magical surprise?? They do it for birthdays, anniversaries, and special occassions!)

    If you are not staying onsite, then the first park you go to - say Magic Kingdom, go to the Guest Relations - and tell them, they'll give you a pin!!

    and the CM's (and guests like me!!) know those pins, and say Welcome, etc...

    Dreams come True!! :goodvibes
     
  13. InstImpres

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    Just FYI, this is a button not a pin that is free. There are first visit pins too.

    (sorry, I am not good with pics)
    Here is the Disneyland Version of the button
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/DLRFantas******/Disney1stVisitButton3.jpg

    Here is the first visit pin
    http://eventservices.disney.go.com/pintrading/pin?id=31306

    also, the welcome cards and ballons are not a guarantee, just don't want anyone to be disappointed
     
  14. glitzybabes

    glitzybabes I miss VMK!!!

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  15. JOLAROCHE

    JOLAROCHE Mouseketeer

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    i think disney shppin online has lanyard with 2 pins on sale this weekend
     
  16. mjhd

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    I have ordered this set from these people recently:
    40 pins & pirate bag for $85 shipped

    The pins were great and the kids were fighting over them - the pirate pin bag is super awesome! It is very well made and would be great for transporting or storing your pins. Additional pins are $2 each. Their email address is:

    poohfan1 at optonline dot net
     

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