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Old 04-06-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Post Trustworthy Pin Sellers

After spending 3 days reading all the information I could find about non-authorized Disney pins (scrappers), I hope we can make a concise list of trusted pin sellers. By trusted I mean authentic... not just tradeable!

(yes, there is a difference... see this: http://reviews.ebay.com/Disney-Pins-...00000000934426 )

Here are the sellers I pulled from the other threads:

mousepinsonline.com
disneystore.com (try to find sales and coupons to get the best deal)
Disney Outlet
Olivejuiceyou21 -- ebay
domdisneypin --ebay
magical_day_shoppe --ebay
iloveanimation0 --ebay
massdisneyfreak --ebay
hppydiztrader --ebay
retiredreadingspecialist --ebay
bizzybee1 --ebay
gyantzpod --ebay
gitanoman --ebay
sleepys_emporium --ebay (single pins are safe. Probably best to stay away from grab bag lots)

Please respond if you know of other places to get Disney pins.

I also combed those threads for e-bay sellers who have sent out scrappers to Disboard members. I will not post their names here, but PM me if you'd like to see the list. If you have an ebay seller to add to this list, I'll add it too.

I figure the more information we can get out there, the better. I felt much better buying pins with the recommendations at the 15-page Ebay thread (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2099914) I will still check my pins against pinpics.com once they arrive.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Thanks for sending me the list of possible scrapper traders. Unfortunately, my seller was on the list.

I just sent her an email asking her to authenticate the pins she sold me or I wanted a refund of what I paid. I'll let you know what she responds.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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You can add gitanoman to that list of good pin sellers. I've been very happy with my purchases from them. Otherwise your list seems good to me!
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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Seller update

I heard back from my seller who said she gets the pins directly from Disney and from trading in the parks, but if I wasn't happy, she would refund my money, including money to ship them back to her.

Since I don't know for sure that they are official pins, I think I'm going to ask for a refund. I would hate to trade bad pins at Disney.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #5
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I heard back from my seller who said she gets the pins directly from Disney and from trading in the parks, but if I wasn't happy, she would refund my money, including money to ship them back to her.

Since I don't know for sure that they are official pins, I think I'm going to ask for a refund. I would hate to trade bad pins at Disney.
I would be curious as to how and where she is getting the pins she's getting "directly from Disney".
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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I got my grab bag pins today from finished checking them against pinpics.com.

I bought 2 grab bag lots of 12 (24 total) and of them, just 5 came up on with 'Beware, there are unauthorized...' but there are a few others that I'm not sure about.

Of the 24 pins, 8 of them I won't trade because they seem questionable to me.

One is a haunted house bride who looks too blurry to have been made like that on purpose. The pirate princess one has a color piece missing/broken, which doesn't make it a scrapper, but I don't want to trade it. The Trick or Treat witch just looks off in color. It seems like good quality, though, so I'm not sure.

Anyway, I got several pins that I feel good about trading and will probably contact the seller about the others.

I used e-bay buy-it-now and live.com discount so I got the pins for a good discount and I'm happy.

I also bought from retiredreadingspecialist and though I haven't checked all of them on pinpics yet, I feel much better about this lot. They look good and seem to be best quality.

I'll update with any information that seems relevant.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:47 AM   #7
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pin lots

I have also bought a 12 pin grab bag from one of your listed sellers, I will claim that I am new to pin trading, but when checking them on pinpics half of them came up as suspected scrappers

I have bought two lots from a different dealer - vip blast - and they are great, none of them are listed as potential scrappers or bootlegs, again I'm just beginning so I can't be sure, but I'm much happier with these pins than the dealer on your list I mentioned previously
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #8
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...I will claim that I am new to pin trading, but when checking them on pinpics half of them came up as suspected scrappers
Yes, one thing that stinks about the scrappers is that most scrappers are Cast Lanyard pins, which cannot be purchased from the kiosks and can only be traded. Therefore, any time you get a cast Lanyard pin, you take the chance of it being a scrapper.

I actually have a few here that have the scrapper warning on pinpics.com but I feel comfortable trading. Unfortunately, I also got some that did not have the warning but they look suspicious to me and I will not trade them.

The colors seem too far off, the metal bars seem much less raised than in other Disney pins, blurry colors, paint dips, and dull metal seem to be some warning signs, although real pins can have these same flaws.

Basically, when it comes down to it, it can be hard to tell. I put aside the pins that raise *my* warning flags but I'm perfectly happy to trade the rest.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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This is too funny. I decided to get some pins for my kids to try out trading this summer. I didn't really know what to look for and when I was buying on-line I thought Cast Lanyard would be a good thing! So of course that is mostly what I purchased. If only I had known about this thread......
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Is there a list of bad sellers? I just bought from 'Jackaroopins' and he says they are 100% trade-able in DW. If you go to his website he also has pictures of his kids on it so I certainly hope hes a legit seller and not doing wrong especially when he started out trading with his kids.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
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Is there a list of bad sellers? I just bought from 'Jackaroopins' and he says they are 100% trade-able in DW. If you go to his website he also has pictures of his kids on it so I certainly hope hes a legit seller and not doing wrong especially when he started out trading with his kids.

Never purchased from him before and no, we don't really have a "bad" seller list. You can see another thread that's many pages long and there are some "bad" sellers listed there. But we try not to say anyone is selling scrappers unless one of us has purchased from them. I'm sure you won't have any problems trading the pins in DL or WDW with CMs but if you run across any people trading then it's likely they will turn down your trade.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:08 PM   #12
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I just found this site but the place that I have found to be most relible is ***************** I have been buying from them for about 3 years and have never not received what I paid for or recieved a fake pin from them. They buy everything right from Disney World and they have what I would guess is about 10000 pins in their house and their office. I went there to pick up an order from them and the guy that owns the place showed me some of what he had in stock because he was telling me that he only had half of his stuff listed because it is just him and his wife. They are more relible than the ebay sellers that is for sure.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:25 PM   #13
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has anyone ever bought of the seller thewill on ebay? im watching a pin for my daughters collection, but never used the b4 thanks
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has anyone ever bought of the seller thewill on ebay? im watching a pin for my daughters collection, but never used the b4 thanks
I have and was pleased with it...
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I have and was pleased with it...

thanks, i won the pin so fingers crossed my daughter will like it
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