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Old 02-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #1996
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #1997
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Hey guys! I mainly lurk around the boards, but I just wanted to share my experiences with a couple of people on Ebay!

I love LE pins and purchased a pin a piece from mad4disneytoo and hermineec. Both of them shipped very quickly and the pins arrived in perfect condition and on their original backers. I believe it was mad4disneytoo that also included a Disneyland bag in my package, which was a pleasant surprise! Once I have 10+ posts I'll edit this to include a picture of my purchases as well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:25 AM   #1998
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Glad to see that a new list will be started so some of the newer bad sellers can be added. I've seen (and had experience with) several that weren't on the list. I'll have to go back through my purchase history on Ebay to let you know which ones, especially as of recently. I decided to try and buy, what I thought based on feedback and such, were real pins from some smaller sellers that seemed to have a limited stock, etc. I ended up with 3 real pins, 1 on-card, and 7 fakes. :/ Not that I'm too upset about the number of scrappers I have in my possession, as most of them are ones I want to collect (like recently I got a Stitch pin that is obviously a scrapper but waaaaaay too adorable to toss out) and I don't trade unless I purchase the pins myself, but still. Better to have some info on them than not.

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Something weird I just noticed though, I recently got a Peter Pan pin, not through Ebay, the one where he's flying with his arms straight out, and his hair is brown and his belt is just a line across his stomach. :/ Weird how pins change over the years.
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There's either something wrong with my computer, the forums, or my email because I got three emails stating that there were replies on here and there aren't any showing up...?
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There's either something wrong with my computer, the forums, or my email because I got three emails stating that there were replies on here and there aren't any showing up...?
My e-mail replies are working fine.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #2001
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Alright! So I've ordered pins from numerous people on Ebay and thankfully out of the most recent wave of pins that I've received they all appear to be authentic. I've put a different colored star next to the pins based on who I purchased them from.



Pink - hermineec
Lime Green - letsgogiants2012 - fantastic prices and awesome bubble wrapping job
Red - theutahmodelers
Purple - mad4disneytoo - LOVED the fact that they also wrapped the pin in a Disneyland bag.
Dark Green - brookenicolle - decent prices though I think she was just selling up what few pins she had. Only downside was that there wasn't any tracking information. (I love to stalk my mail!)
Orange - themuchnessofdisney
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:06 PM   #2003
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I just bought some pins on ebay and as soon as I can get ebay to load (for some reason it's giving me a 404 error every time even though all I did was reload the page.) I will let you know the names of the sellers. The pins are a mix of new on the cards and individually bubble-wrapped. Most of them are real according to the people at Downtown Disney's store, but I'm skeptical of a few of them. Idk. Pretty pleased with the majority of them because I was able to get several Stitch pins that I've been dying to get my hands on.
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Hi all, this seems to be a really giant post, and I am admittedly getting a bit lost, so I was hoping someone would help me out.
On our last Disney trip, our son had a mini meltdown, and a wonderful stranger came up to him, showed him her pin lanyard, and offered for him to choose one. This really made his day, and so we decided to spread a bit of pixie dust on our own this trip. We thought it would be a great lesson for our kids to "pay it forward".
I would love a referral to a seller to buy a "lot" of inexpensive pins, that aren't fakes. I looked at this post, and it seems that tons of eBay sellers sell fakes, which kind of defeats the purpose. I'm not collecting, just looking to spread some cheer, so they don't need to be new, or exciting, just not fake. I would like to get around 100 or so.
I'm posting this in another spot as well to try to get replies, so please don't get upset with me for double posting. Thank you so much for any advice you may have.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #2005
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Unfortunately there are quite a few scrapper sellers on eBay. Thank You for trying to find a good lot to help spread some smiles. We do have a member working on a new list but if you scroll back a few pages you should see some posts by SuperNaturalMommy that will give information on recent sellers, including some she has been able to get lots from. Best of luck, enjoy your cheer.
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Hi all, this seems to be a really giant post, and I am admittedly getting a bit lost, so I was hoping someone would help me out.
On our last Disney trip, our son had a mini meltdown, and a wonderful stranger came up to him, showed him her pin lanyard, and offered for him to choose one. This really made his day, and so we decided to spread a bit of pixie dust on our own this trip. We thought it would be a great lesson for our kids to "pay it forward".
I would love a referral to a seller to buy a "lot" of inexpensive pins, that aren't fakes. I looked at this post, and it seems that tons of eBay sellers sell fakes, which kind of defeats the purpose. I'm not collecting, just looking to spread some cheer, so they don't need to be new, or exciting, just not fake. I would like to get around 100 or so.
I'm posting this in another spot as well to try to get replies, so please don't get upset with me for double posting. Thank you so much for any advice you may have.
What if you found out you got a scrapper from that person? Would it take away from the joy your child and yourself had? Pin trading has become like blind box buying. You might get a real or probably a fake. So dont stress about scrapers. I dont anymore. I dont have the time to properly educate myself or examine each and every pin. Im sure youbdont either. Just remeber the joy and appreciation you and your kid felt and spread that same joy and memories. That is what pin trading is about
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It's not about educating yourself about scrappers, it's about making the choice to do the right thing. Scrappers exist, they hurt other people who buy starter packs at the parks for their kids and then those people get scrappers in trade. THAT is why I always recommend using the suggested sellers and getting GOOD pins to trade, I can remember how my children felt when they realized they traded their good starters for scrappers, they didn't like it. When we started trading we didn't know anything about it so we didn't buy pins before we went, why would we? We discovered it while at DLR and got addicted, purchased hundreds of dollars worth of REAL pins and traded for almost all scrappers. It was not a good feeling. I started researching and realized that I could buy GOOD pins for about $2 per pin and then I wouldn't feel quite so crappy when I saw one of the kids gets a scrapper in trade, we have hundreds (quite literally) of pins, many of them are scrappers, those will not be traded unless the person who wants it knows they are fake and doesn't care. I wear some on my lanyard, DBF and I have a Donald & Daisy set that say "Bad Boy" and "Good Girl", they are horrible scrappers but we are asked about them every trip, we won't trade them but if we were willing to we would be sure to tell the other person what they are.
The point isn't that "Disney doesn't care" because in fact, they DO care and they HAVE pressed charges against scrapper sellers and they have shut down sellers on eBay for selling for scrappers. The point is that people have that attitude and will continue to buy scrappers and this makes it harder for Disney to stop scrapper selling/sellers.
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It doesn't take much time at all to properly educate yourself or check a pin. Think of the disappointment you will be spreading by trading scrappers to a CM to have some poor unfortunate person who truly cares and who spent a lot of money buying a real pin to trade to end up with a piece of scrap that will probably have a broken post, missing paint or jagged edge on it before they even get out of the park. Spreading joy CAN ACTUALLY be coupled with spreading honesty, believe it or not.
Love love love this, SupernaturalMommy! Thanks for saying this. My daughter used to save her allowance to trade for pins at Disney, and she was disappointed more than once to find that a pin she just traded for was missing its eyes or had the wrong colors. I'm sure there are lots of kids who are smart enough to know the difference, and it is pretty UN-magical when something like that happens.

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