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398.6 #481 DL Qual #779 3-31-12 11:31AM
Can someone tell me a very reliable sorce to buy pins from on eBay for my kids to start for our next trip. I know it has been posted before but couldn't remember. Thank you in advance.
Don't buy from eBay. Buy from the park or Disney outlets
- BaseballMickey_CM   5918.0 #13 3-31-12 12:03PM Like(3)  Reply
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 #164 3-31-12 11:47AM Like(1)  Reply
I would like to know too. Thanks in advance! - Kimantha   188.4 #1995 3-31-12 11:33AM Like  Reply
I don't have any sellers yet that I would go as far as to deem reliable but here are some tips...Look at their feedback and read the negatives. Usually, but not always, a fake pin dealer has high feedback scores but when dealing with that many customers, usually one or two will catch if he/she sells scrapper pins. If you see even one piece of negative feedback where the buyer claims they were sold a fake, move along. Also, be very wary if they have posted the generic stock photo an have an extremely high feedback score. This means they sell loads of pins on a regular basis. Usually a good pin trader will have an actual photo of the pin, not a stock photo. Also, of they are selling some of the rarer pins (search their other items for sale) and have multiple listings for the same pin for dirt cheap, it's a good bet they are fraudulent. Just be careful and never be afraid to ask questions - Aquata  292.3 #841 3-31-12 11:40AM
That's great advice! - PeachKay  311.1 #733 3-31-12 11:41AM
thanks aquata! :) - Kimantha  188.4 #1995 3-31-12 1:32PM
I found mrdisneycollector to be reputable, but other than that, I'm clueless. - PeachKay   311.1 #733 3-31-12 11:36AM Like  Reply
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   230.1 #1462 3-31-12 11:36AM Like  Reply
Touch them I mean. Auto correct is the worst! - Mikemcl  230.1 #1462 3-31-12 11:37AM
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 #757 3-31-12 11:50AM Like  Reply
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 #841 3-31-12 11:51AM Like  Reply
I bought from Luluandloraine, too. - PeachKay  311.1 #733 3-31-12 12:28PM
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 #174 3-31-12 11:53AM Like  Reply
Where did you find it? If its a legit seller can you share the name? - gigibunny2  242.8 #1305 3-31-12 12:43PM
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   458.6 #400 3-31-12 12:17PM Like  Reply
Seriously? They admitted to that...openly? - Aquata  292.3 #841 3-31-12 12:25PM
Oh my gosh that's horrible! I can't believe they knew they wer fake and still were dishonest enough to trade at the park. Some people Gerry! - Tinkerbellmom4  398.6 #481 3-31-12 12:52PM
I meant grrrr not Gerry sorry - Tinkerbellmom4  398.6 #481 3-31-12 12:53PM
There is that swap meet place, frank & sons ???, that people have mentioned. No idea where it is. - mike714   338.1 #615 3-31-12 12:27PM Like  Reply
Its on a recent post. She said city of industry - UncoolBunny  71.0 #3799 3-31-12 12:48PM
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 #1305 3-31-12 1:03PM Like  Reply
Thanks for the link!!! So helpful!!! - PeachKay  311.1 #733 3-31-12 1:12PM
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 #1305 3-31-12 1:26PM Like  Reply