185.0 #2185 (DL Qual #3494

Jul 25, 2011 11:40 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
sorry guys but I have to vent about an incident that happened at DL on saturday with pin trading...I went to trade some pins that day and ended up next to Trading co pin store..basically where all the "pros" end up. Approached a guy asked what he was looking for because he had something I wanted (he had 2 of the same pins actually) I offered to trade than without any reason tells me im not advanced enough to trade and tells me nobody in this section will trade with you. I didnt think you needed a "level" to trade pins or that pin trading had become a full time job for some people....Dont get why people bring 5 pin books and wont trade you for a single pin all day...

That area does look intimidating. Don't let one weirdo ruin your trading fun. - Yoshi  257.6 #1278 11:42AM
Don't trade with them!!! SSometimes If they see u have like a 100$ pin but u want a scarp metal pin they would glady trade with you. I advise you stick with trading with CMs or even MWers - mozbaby  132.2 #3011 11:43AM
Was it an older man? Because I think I might know who you're talking about. - TheGirlWhoHasEverything  205.5 #1922 11:43AM
Yeah I agree with @Yoshi :) - EwokLuver  74.1 #4062 11:43AM
Eww! What a caca head! Sorry to hear about your experience. Carry on and enjoy pin trading life! - StephiePooh  572.6 #354 11:44AM
You should have told him that's very un-Disney of him - Elaine  411.4 #538 11:46AM
Yea after that day I decided to tell myself never to trade with them again... It was a younger man.. sorta chubby =P but I know the older man you are talking about- sadeyesjm8.. He sometimes wears this 2 glasses magnifying thing.. - pirateslife4me  185.0 #2185 11:48AM
Yeeah I haven't traded with anyone yet either .. But I will probably just trade with CMs and MWs ") - justReggie  154.0 #2654 11:55AM
I only let my girls trade with CM because I don't want them being rejected by mean people at DL. They love trading pins. It's something they look forward to. - Pinup Princess  170.7 #2396 12:00PM
It all depends on who you get. I tried trading with them numerous times and they wouldn't trade with me. Then one day I asked for this awesome fantasmic pin and the lady traded with me because she wanted a pin off mine...so it just depends on what they want. They don't have to trade with you either. There is noneed for them to be rude though..sorry you got that. - SillySwings  471.0 #458 12:00PM
I wanted TLM Opening Day pin from one of thoses jerks one day and told me to go and purchase a certain one inside which was more than the one I wanted was worth. I'm not gonna spend 25 bucks on a pin for one that was originally sold for 10-15! That's why I hate dealing with them. I ONLY trade with CM's or regular visitors! It's alot more fun that way anyways! - no1goof  248.3 #1377 12:05PM
I think pins should be for fun not profit. I wonder if he has a box of beanie babies under his bed? - FaithTrustPixiedust  22.7 #6875 12:08PM
Man, that's why I don't trade lol. Well that and because I only buy pins I like :p - Dreamer  276.1 #1097 12:16PM
I was told that the guys with pin books on top of the barrels are guests at the parks, trading their personal pins so unfortunately they will only trade for stuff they want. They can be stuck up. I'd stick with cast members. - DisneyRose  247.7 #1384 12:16PM
Not all of those people are bad, we have had many good experiences trading with those people and I have gotten some really awesome pins from some really nice people. That being said there are also some really nasty people. One guy wanted me to go inside and buy him a $20 pin to trade to him. If they are rude we just steer clear, don't let one bad experience stop you from trading with them because they do have some really cool pins. We like to call the bad ones "pin sharks", like card sharks. - oldenewguy1  351.8 #670 12:18PM
I had one of those guys tell me to meet him outside the park, down the street so I could buy the pin from him!! Creepy! Wow. - Ursula-A-Go-Go  168.2 #2435 12:20PM
They are pin-heads. - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 12:23PM
Stay away from the 40 year old ,I still live in my moms basement goober!!! CM's are great and won't judge you, not that the goobers have the right to do so. Some people are ridicoulous - GoofyHauntedMansion  24.6 #6598 12:24PM
Oops, ridiculous - GoofyHauntedMansion  24.6 #6598 12:24PM
Some people just think they are better than others. - TinkgirlMel  178.0 #2277 12:25PM
Lame. Any one who thinks there should be levels to something like pin trading needs to get a life! - LillyBelle  77.1 #4005 12:25PM
I hate those vultures by the frontierland... but on a side note I've met a couple really nice guys that have a section in their binders that they are willing to trade anything. Other than that stick to CMs - CptKirk  766.3 #245 12:25PM
I agree I've been trading for awile now and those people only seem to trade for limited edition pins. I've been rejected to many times, but also at the same time I've traded alot and have gotten pins I would be able to get anywhere else. Sorry you had to deal with that "shark" but not all of them are like that.  just keep trading because you never know what you'll find on a cast lanyard!!!  - angrystitch626  116.7 #3290 12:26PM
It all depends...if you are trying to build an awesome collection an KNOW what you are looking for you can barter...but if you aren't a really serious pin trader or collector keep it fun with those you know or fellow mwers :) - MouseketeerforShort  340.3 #703 3:29PM
I think that that "Level" of trading should be outlawed at Disneyland. If they wanna do that, set up a pin trading club if they are going to be so "elite" - CaliDawn  23.6 #6750 3:32PM
i wrk at the resort & i alwayz wear pinz & try 2 pick out the best !! & i alwayz tell guest dont go 2 them bekuz they do noe how 2 ruin a day . sum ppl take the fun out of it & it shouldnt be that way !! itz all about the fun & magic & memoriez ! (: - shainabay  150.1 #2716 3:32PM
I'm sorry. :( I am one of those people who trade there and it's even hard even if you HAVE been trading for a while. It's really all about having new hidden mickeys, limited editions and pins that they actually want. Don't give up, if you ever see me there feel free to trade with me! - DisneyVillainLover  258.4 #1271 3:35PM
That's why I stick with just trading with the CMs! No pressure! so sorry that happened:/ - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 3:39PM
@Disneyvillainlover. I think I do remember trading with you a while back me and my girlfriend always talk about how u guys were really nice and cool. After that day we never saw u guys anymore - pirateslife4me  185.0 #2185 4:13PM
Trade with us. We never bite. - BCC  4783.2 #27 4:15PM
Wow that stinks! I definitely believe most pin traders at Disneyland don't do it for enjoyment like it was meant for, they do it for personal gain and that's sad! I think Vinylmation Traders are going down the road of unhelpful pin traders! It just takes the fun out of it! :( - MonorailLover1959  694.6 #284 4:18PM
What a PIN SNOB, you don't want to trade with someone like that anywho :) - jeana121180  12.2 #9723 4:22PM
What would you guys thing about a MW pin trade meet up? Maybe sept or Oct when blackoutsamd crowds are over. Simple rules like 1 for 1 and clearly identify what is available for trade and what is just for show. - mike714  338.1 #710 4:32PM
Next time grab a rifle from next door at the shooting gallery and take his pins. Lol. J/k. Sorry this happened to you. - Chumash28  1207.7 #143 4:43PM
@pirateslife4me That old man is hardcore. He started telling my friends that I would never learn how to pin trade if I didn't get better pins! Ugh it's so annoying! It's called a hobby! My whole life does not revolve around pins. Some people get so in to it that it takes the fun out of it! - TheGirlWhoHasEverything  205.5 #1922 4:44PM
Sounds like some freaks to me - 3girlsguy  140.8 #2876 4:45PM
For some reason this really got me mad! & I dont even trade pins!!!! Haha - alexaj93  51.8 #4708 5:10PM
Those guys have too much time on their hands - Kari_Bo_Berry  361.5 #640 5:16PM
ya me and my bf trade and those people are nuts! pin trading is supposed to be something fun to do and a hobby but it's turning into these weird obsessed people who can't even help you out with something you need when they have a million of them! selfish and rude! - ericuhhhh  28.2 #6172 5:32PM
mozbaby has good advice, beware of the "pin sharks!" - dizylizy  147.9 #2742 5:40PM
There's $100 dollar pins?!? - TheDonald  72.3 #4110 5:59PM
Really? $100 pins which are those??? - wonderlandgirl  347.3 #686 6:12PM
I'm sorry you had such a bad experience! I personally don't like going over by Trading Co. because the traders kind of scare me. I've met some nice one's who will let me look at their books, even when I don't have something they want. But a lot of them are really rude who unless you have something they want, they won't want you near them! I'll think I'll stick with CMs. - Kimmehface  197.0 #2028 6:19PM
The supposedly pro pin traders are a bunch of idiots anyways - rudy7657  5.4 #17627 6:22PM
Boo! - rob2240  1562.4 #108 6:22PM
Rude idiots! - rudy7657  5.4 #17627 6:23PM
My husband and I got lucky with 2 pros once but the 3rd would not do it... We eventually got what we needed tho. Dont give up sometimes they are nice. - stargoddess120  527.4 #394 6:28PM
That sounds about right - those private traders in that area can be super rude most of the time. I just trade with CMs, way more fun! - BreadAndButterfly  505.4 #420 6:30PM
I had an experience where they were rude to myself, my friends, and my friends 11 year old cousin. She went up to one if them and they said no, then turned her back rudly. I was so upset. Then they have the nerve to whisper to each other and huddle like it's a game. It's pin trading! Geez....lighten up! It does suck the fun out, I'm sorry they were rude to you  - Aurora_2020  263.9 #1223 6:34PM
Levels?! What is this WoW? Seems a little too die hard. Those guys scare me cuz they're a little too into it for adults but I've never traded so I bet some are nice like DVLover. Was it the guy in the black trenchcoat? I remember when the beanie baby craze was in full swing and dreaded Tuesdays at work cuz that's when the new shipment came in and there'd be a line waiting before we opened. Stick with the CMs or MWers, they're less intimidating - cesium55  531.8 #390 6:48PM
I think we should have a MW trade date. Maybe the weekend of the D23 convention. We can meet in DTD or something like that. Good way to meet other MW members too. I enjoy trading and meeting nice people. - Bigdisneykid  284.9 #1014 6:53PM
Sheeesh! (note to self- don't go there)  - tiggermother  47.9 #4862 6:54PM

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