Trading Pins from Ebay

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  1. junebugTN

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  3. Jen M

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    Thanks. I am thinking of ordering some from olivejuice and I thought they might be good to trade for that price. I am sure he will end up keeping them.
     
  4. Tammylynn

    Tammylynn New trip in the works! Disneyland 4/29 - 5/3

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    I got my pins from mickeystreasure today. Wowie! I am so happy with them.

    I bought just 15 from the pick-your-lot ($3 each). I requested Pirates, Nemo, and Star Wars, since those are the ones I collect. Out of my 15 I got 2 Nemos and 4 Pirates-nearly half!

    Several had a dangle, 3D and/or slider, which I've read are much more difficult to scrap. None of mine were red-flagged on PinPics. They all seem to be high quality.

    They all came with a Disney backing, which do not appear to be original from the pins. This doesn't bother me, as I display mine on a cork board anyway.

    I am so satisfied that I went back on to try to get some more but the seller has no current auctions! I will definately try to buy from mickeystreasure again. :cheer2:
     
  5. Jen M

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    TammyLynn that is great news. I ordered some pins from olivejuice21 the other day. I did find her a little slow with shipping. I am used to people shipping with a day after they get your money. She has had some negative feedback for shipping so time will tell.
     
  6. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    I will add him to the list ;)
     
  7. pixiewings71

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

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    I received a few lots while we were gone. I ordered 50 pins from Mickey Treasure and Chris shipped to my hotel, they arrived before I did! LOL I got a call from the hotel on Monday saying they had a package for me, I let them know I wasn't expecting it quite so soon and had been planning on calling them that evening to alert them, they made a note on my reservation and held the box for me. Inside were 50 GREAT pins for trading and some for keeping, he also included a couple little keychains which the girls promptly snagged! LOL The pins all looked great and we had no problems at all trading them. Thank You Chris, I will be back!!!!!! :)

    I also got some pins from Gold747 (I think, I will check again when I get home, no eBay at work) that were ALL scrappers!!!! I got a lot of 15, I will be contacting them tonight after work to let them know I am unhappy with my purchase and ask for a refund.

    I also ordered from 2 other sellers, 1 was only 2 pins, 1 was good, 1 is a scrapper, the other lot was only 5 pins but as far as I can see they are good!! I'll update this post tonight after work and picking up meds for my kitty, she has a really nasty abscess on her back that showed up while we were gone. :(
     
  8. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    I'll change gold to red, but I will be out until the 21st. If there is a change, please PM me.
     
  9. pixiewings71

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

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    Ok so the 5 good pins came from etraderbay, they all look great actually. 2 of the pins are LE's, the others are just pins but will make good traders.

    The pins from Gold747 are definitely all scrappers. :(
     
  10. pixiewings71

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

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    I contacted Gold last nite, he said he has no idea what I'm talking about but he will gladly take the return and issue a refund so he can RESELL the pins...... :( I let him know there was more than 1 way I could tell and if he'd like more info to let me know and I'd be happy to give him details, so......I'll be sending him more details tonight and returning the pins tomorrow. These all look really bad tho, colors are off, weight is off, lots of divets, which really bums me out because there were some in the lot that I wanted to keep......but they are really bad scrappers so I won't.
     
  11. florep1

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    mubunny finally has some more pins up ... I normally buy from him and he hasn't had any for a long time. I'm excited because I have some friends coming into town with kids that I'm making lanyards for so they can start pin trading.
     
  13. MountNittany

    MountNittany Why is Tom Morrow going to the Moon? He has enough

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    Yep, I got an email today also. I think I bought one of the last lots he/she had before.
     
  14. pixiewings71

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

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    Well, I got another small lot from gold, and many of them are bad. I think he should stay on the yellow or go back to red. :(
    I also got some from domimgood and they are scrappers as well. :( Actually I believe a few of them are OK but the majority are not.

    I'm glad that mubunny has more up, I'll go check it out. :)
     
  15. WantToGoNow

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    I ordered a lot of 20 from Ebay from funmamas that came today. I looked each one up on PinPics and atleast 2/3 of them said there are possible scrappers and I found 4 that are definitely scrappers. Now she (I'm assuming it's a she) did send 7 Chip & Dale pins because I sent her a note that I collected them. It doesn't really matter to me that 2 of the Chip & Dales are scrappers because I won't be trading them anyway.
     
  16. Jen M

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    All I can say is this sucks. I am so excited for my son to be able to trade pins this year but at the sametime I will be totally watching to see what he gets. I think it is said that something so fun can be ruined by scrappers. Oh well as long as he has fun trading.
     
  17. pixiewings71

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

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    FYI we just got back from a quick weekend at DL and we were very surprised with the lack of scrappers on CM lanyards, we did a lot of trades and only received a few scrappers! YAY!!
     
  18. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The Tag Fairy thr

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    I noticed the exact same thing on our last trip to WDW which is encouraging!! Although there were A LOT of the starter pins, cuties, etc. very few scrappers.

    Could it be that we are making a difference? I know we are making small differences by educating people on the DIS, but I'd like to think we could also be making a difference overall :thumbsup2

    GREAT JOB everyone!!!!!:banana:
     
  19. junebugTN

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    Thanks for all the hard work that you've put into this, lionqueen. My daughter saves her allowance to buy her trading pins, and it always breaks my heart when she gets a closer look at a pin she has traded and realizes that it doesn't look "right."

    It's been tough trying to explain to her about people who knowingly buy fakes from Ebay for their kids to trade, because she understands that by doing so, they're taking advantage of the other kids who are pin trading the honest way. :sad2:

    We're headed down in October, and I'm so encouraged to hear that trading won't be as discouraging as last year. Thanks for all the work that's gone into educating people about this. Even if it's only a tiny difference, it means the world to at least ONE little girl and her mom! :thumbsup2

    June
     
  20. Jen M

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    I wanted to report back about my son's trading pin experence. If it wasn't for all the wonderful people on this site I would not have known about scrappers

    The first night I let him trade we got a scrapper. He got got it from a board that the French Quarter has in there gift shop. (I also don't recommend staying there) A few days later I mentioned it to one of the girls that works there and she said she has seen lots on that board. He then got one from a guy at the photo pass site in Epot. After looking at it I think it was plastic. There was one other one that was from 2004 that I wasn't sure about. It could have been really but It had like a shinny finish on it and I wasn't sure if it was real or not.

    Other than the 3 cases we had all and all he got some good pins and had a great time doing it. His little brother even wanted to get in on it so I gave him 4 pins to trade and he trade his trades ever time his big brother did.

    We also spend alot of money on pins. I tried to buy ones that were limited additions. I think we got 6 from the halloween party alone.
     
  21. pixiewings71

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

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    The plastic looking one might be a Sedesma, they are really cheapy looking. I have a few the girls got from CM's, I simply put them in my book and took them out of circulation. The back will say Sedesma if they are, and then you'll know what to try to avoid on lanyards. I've even asked a CM to see the back before finishing the trade and then told them it wasn't tradable, they were surprised each time and just put it in their pocket. I'm glad the boys had fun tho, hopefully it's a fun tradition you can continue on future visits. :)
     

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