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So many of them go for way to much on eBay. Try going through the Disney store, sometimes they have clearances on pins. And a couple of our MW are employees there. Sorry CM's there. - splashphotoCM 885.6 #179 3-31-12 11:47AMLike(1)Reply
I would like to know too. Thanks in advance! - Kimantha 188.4 #2033 3-31-12 11:33AMLikeReply
I found mrdisneycollector to be reputable, but other than that, I'm clueless. - PeachKay 311.1 #761 3-31-12 11:36AMLikeReply
I don't know that there is a safe bet there. Unless you can tough them and hold them I think you always run the risk of fakes. Maybe just check out their reviews and see if someone else said they were all scrappers or not? - Mikemcl 230.3 #1508 3-31-12 11:36AMLikeReply
I don't know of any pin people but I can tell you about locking backs from a guy on eBay that are great!! Seller disneypatriot if anyone is interested. - Chadco 307.6 #790 3-31-12 11:50AMLikeReply
Try these three : JTT219, RobertPruden and luluandloraine. I recently bought pins from them that were real pins. Can't guarantee them 100% since I've only bought from them once but so far so good - Aquata 292.3 #879 3-31-12 11:51AMLikeReply
You have to be wary of a lot of the mixed pin lots. I like to buy the new in package pin sets for trading. They are legit and still cheaper than the 25-30 bucks each like in the parks. I usually get them for 15-20. The vinylmation pin sets have like 7 pins in them. - LaneSparrow316 847.0 #188 3-31-12 11:53AMLikeReply
I would say don't buy from eBay or Amazon. I saw people state that they got fakes in those pin lots. Instead of tossing them, they admitted to taking them to the parks and trading them with CMs for real pins. - Lelundrial 503.2 #373 3-31-12 12:17PMLikeReply
There is that swap meet place, frank & sons ???, that people have mentioned. No idea where it is. - mike714 338.1 #645 3-31-12 12:27PMLikeReply
I've researched on how to spot fakes & it's really hard to find them besides cosmetic defects, wrong colors, & wrong designs of a series, I think that some come really close & they look like great quality. I havent bought any online & im sure that theres legit sellers but i was very disscouraged by it bc I discovered a lot of alleged fakes. Some eBay sellers that sell by groups can easily deceive you by mixing fakes with real ones & the pictures that they post are hard to tell what they really look like in detail (I'm referring to the sellers who tell you that they give you random ones & not the ones pictured). Detail is key for fakes. Browse through the "other items" the seller sales & look for the specific ones sold individually. They usually post a picture that they took themselves & although they may look real and really nice, they might be fake. Go to pinpics.com & look for that pin & at the bottom of the discription it tells you about the series of the pins & what they look like. Most times it tells you about the fake pins that are out & it's really helpful. If the discription doesn't have much info look for another specific pin on the sellers list & compare it to the one on the pinpics.come site. I don't know much more than this tho, but if I spot a "fake" pin on a seller's list I really wouldn't trust to buy from them. Good luck! But don't let this discourage you, there are honest sellers out there! - gigibunny2 242.8 #1351 3-31-12 1:03PMLikeReply
pinpics.com was a really helpfull link for me bc I would of easily bought the best deal off of the Internet but I'm a skeptical person so I had to do som research, especially with other people's warnings & I think that it's the responsible thing to do if you want to trade pins, or potentially trade pins. - gigibunny2 242.8 #1351 3-31-12 1:26PMLikeReply