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Old 11-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #2071
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Have just bought from themeparkconnection on ebay - anyone have any idea about this one... Some weird feedback but the majority is very good....
I actually did buy 1 pin from them. I collected pooh pins over the years and they had a listing for 1 LE pin I didn't have. I bid and won.
When the pin came it was obvious that it was a fake. The pin was much lighter than official pins and the metal color was just off.
I contacted them and asked if they knew the authenticity of this pin. They said they are careful but they can't 100% guarantee.
I requested a refund and returned the pin. I got my $ back including shipping cost.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:36 PM   #2072
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I bought 2 lots (20 and 25) from MrLast79. Good seller....I think a couple scrappers. Overall good (I think he probably really traded for them)

NOT SO with 423disneypinfreak. Maybe she's an old "red-lister"under a new name....."Pat" from Chatanooga TN ring a bell w/anyone????
I'm sick---two lots 140 pins!!! And EVERY SINGLE ONE a very OBVIOUS scrapper. Now, I'm used to picking over the big lots and am willing to accept 10-15% poor quality (we toss them) but ALL 140????? never before.
Have an inquiry in to her....my 11 year old is watching this closely too.....nothing like a lesson in "ethical business 101"

So how do I add them to the Red and Green lists????

423disneypinfreak sent me an empty package and tried to blame the post office then gave me a speech about the eBay policy to protect sellers and implied I could have just said I didn't get my items and that once the package is delivered there is very little they can do but that they would "look in to it" and get back to me and would probably send me new pins at their expense and made it a point to make it known that it was a loss to them. After over 36 hours of not hearing anything and not knowing if they would actually mail me the pins because they never committed to it, I opened a case with paypal to request a refund because I wanted to protect myself and have documentation. This seller replied by saying I was a liar and a scam artist taking advantage of them and that they communicated with me and bent backwards to send a new shipment (never told me about that they sent one) and opened a claim against me. I'm glad you have them on the red list. I would put their name 1,000 times. I wish I had seen this site a week ago. At least I've learned my lesson.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:16 PM   #2073
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Realcoolstuff sent ddil and myself all scrapers. Please add them to the red list.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:02 PM   #2074
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We are planning a trip for later this year and we were thinking of getting our kids into some minor pin trading. However, after reading about all the potential for counterfeit pins, I am wondering if it is really worth it.

We have a few authentic pins that we either bought because we liked something or were given to us from resort cast members in the past.

We would not be doing this to start an extensive collection, just to have a little bit of fun and encouraging the kids to open up discussions with cast members.

If my kids are going to be trading real pins for potential fake pins from unknowing cast members, should I bother? It seems like a lot of money to spend to have to scrutinize every pin for authenticity.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:06 PM   #2075
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I'm curious on experiences with Amazon. Is there a thread dedicated to Amazon?
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:53 PM   #2076
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We are planning a trip for later this year and we were thinking of getting our kids into some minor pin trading. However, after reading about all the potential for counterfeit pins, I am wondering if it is really worth it.

We have a few authentic pins that we either bought because we liked something or were given to us from resort cast members in the past.

We would not be doing this to start an extensive collection, just to have a little bit of fun and encouraging the kids to open up discussions with cast members.

If my kids are going to be trading real pins for potential fake pins from unknowing cast members, should I bother? It seems like a lot of money to spend to have to scrutinize every pin for authenticity.

Thanks for the advice.
Only you can decide if it's worth it or not. We didn't know about scrappers when we started trading (so we traded scrappers without knowing) so we got them from CM's and those are still important parts of our collections. If you want to have fun and open up discussions get a few pins and just trade them. Use the list here to help you find non-scrapper sellers, you don't have to pay huge prices to get good pins.

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:54 PM   #2077
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I'm glad I saw this! I had a cart full of stuff from the 423disney seller. I wanted to get some new pin lanyards and they had Marie. Not taking any chances!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:59 AM   #2078
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I use a website called "Toolhaus" that will show all the negative and neutral feedback for a specific seller. Here is the feedback for 423disneypinfreak:

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?Use...ed+by&ref=home

As you can see, there is a lot of talk about scrappers.

Here is the link to where you can enter any seller's name: http://www.toolhaus.org/
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:59 PM   #2079
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I'm wary of kiljoy667 on ebay.

Not 100% sure on whether what I got was a scrapper, but he had listed an Ariel crest pin as "new on original card", but the metal was a little worn, there were faint lines on the enamel, and the card was for a Cinderella pin. When I brought this up in a message, he gave me a full refund and didn't even ask me to return the pin. He was selling 16 of them, too, which should've sent up a flag in my brain.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:31 PM   #2080
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Interesting timing, as I just received a pin from kiljoy667 this afternoon, my first purchase from him. It was a Belle 100 years of Dreams, as I've always wanted a pin with Belle in her blue dress. (I'm just a sucker for a girl who reads.) It looks to be in good shape, but not TOO good, you know? Colors look right, none of the off-color issues described in the pinpics scrapper note.

To be fair, though, it was only about $8 for a pin that sold for $4 about 12 years ago. If it's authentic, that's reasonable, and if it turned out to be a scrapper, I'm only out the cost of a movie ticket. Heck, less than that.

For something more expensive, or for pre-trip trading stock, though, I'll stick with bizzybee1. I've never gone wrong there.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:56 PM   #2081
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Interesting timing, as I just received a pin from kiljoy667 this afternoon, my first purchase from him. It was a Belle 100 years of Dreams, as I've always wanted a pin with Belle in her blue dress. (I'm just a sucker for a girl who reads.) It looks to be in good shape, but not TOO good, you know? Colors look right, none of the off-color issues described in the pinpics scrapper note.

To be fair, though, it was only about $8 for a pin that sold for $4 about 12 years ago. If it's authentic, that's reasonable, and if it turned out to be a scrapper, I'm only out the cost of a movie ticket. Heck, less than that.

For something more expensive, or for pre-trip trading stock, though, I'll stick with bizzybee1. I've never gone wrong there.
I've bought from bizzybee1 in the past. All 100% legal pins and the first time I bought pins the seller hooked me up with a really food deal on my pins.

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #2082
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I use a website called "Toolhaus" that will show all the negative and neutral feedback for a specific seller. Here is the feedback for 423disneypinfreak:

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?Use...ed+by&ref=home

As you can see, there is a lot of talk about scrappers.

Here is the link to where you can enter any seller's name: http://www.toolhaus.org/
that's great! Thank you for sharing with us! That seller seems very rude in their responses, going so far as to say scrappers are different from counterfeits when in reality they are the same thing.

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I've bought from bizzybee1 in the past. All 100% legal pins and the first time I bought pins the seller hooked me up with a really food deal on my pins.

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I've used BB1 as well, got really great pins to trade.
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