109.6 #3440 (DL Qual #5474

Jun 22, 2011 12:43 AM  The Hub
Is anyone else sick of getting scrap pins? I am... And the thing that bugs me the most is Disney's not even combating by securing the factories or some other sort of assurance that the stamps don't get in the wrong hands. Every other pin I'm getting is a scrapper. And CMs aren't even aware. This is such a problem for us honest consumers that pay our hard earned money to buy their fancy pieces of metal. While they're "trusted" foreign workers are stealing stamps and making cheap knock offs to flood our market. They really can't get a sort of check in/check out system for the stamps? Confiscate the finished stamps and vault them, maybe? No? Just let the scum fill your market with scrap metal and discolored knock offs? Awesome...which leads me to this question: When you find a scrapper off a CM or trader, do you trade it back into circulation or keep it for decorative/other uses? I just feel really bad putting a known fake back into the open.

Just me? Awesome. I just have bad luck. - craziemutant  109.6 #3440 1:05AM
Are you buying scrappers in the parks or on ebay? - Mrsblue  693.1 #283 1:07AM
The pin market is so saturated that its near impossible to stay on top of real v scraper. Even on pin pics some of the fakes are too hard to tell. I just trade for what I like and don't worry about it. It's not an investment, it's just for fun. - Zooter  1402.8 #126 1:08AM
I'm not buying from ebay. I buy in Park pins and trade. A lot of the pins on lanyards turn out to be scraps. It's getting really annoying. - craziemutant  109.6 #3440 11:44PM
You know, crazie, I noticed a LOT of those this trip! It is frustrating. I do confess that I trade them back into circulation - because I don't want to take the hit and sacrifice a pin I paid for for a fake. :( - BreadAndButterfly  505.4 #420 11:51PM
so how do u know if its a scraper? cuz im a newbie and id hate to pay for not the real thing - Tinky76  318.8 #808 11:52PM
Yep evilbay has the lot of scrappers and beware if it is coming from florida. I have had to ask for actual pics of the pins because they use PinPic photos. It's funny that no one has actual pictures, no cameras...ya right it is called a phone and it takes pictures. That said only got stung once and was thinking of using the scrapper for trade but it sits on my computer because I do not feel right about doing that. - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 12:00AM
I've gotten a scrapper from ebay and talked to the seller about it. I just said it was damaged and they took it back. Gave a full refund, too. I went to a legit seller and bought it for a little more than the scrap price. It's such a hassle. And I just started earlier this year. I don't know how you veterans do it. @Tinky76, http://www.dizpins.com/pinventory/scrappers.htm - craziemutant  109.6 #3440 12:40AM

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