310.3 #855 (DL Qual #1440

Sep 27, 2012 9:21 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Update from previous post... My cheap eBay pins. 21 of the 25 pins were fake. Thanks to strawberryguy for the education!

I think disney should use your book as a cm training guide. Its very disappointing to trade a real pin for a fake from a cm. I need to get your book so this never happens again. - skywalker661  231.2 #1590 5:33AM
All of these pins are very common to see on CM lanyards and sadly they're mostly fakes - BaseballMickey_CM  7568.5 #11 9:24PM
True, I've seen the silhouettes, the Donald ones, and the different colored Mickey on lanyards a lot. But I do like that Cheshire cat one - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #341 9:32PM
That one I believe is a scrapper... :) - lampwick  310.3 #855 9:33PM
I thought my Cheshire cat pin was scrapper but my looks a lot better then that one. - elayne  118.2 #3261 9:57PM
Hmm I just bought a set today from eBay, - Goofyhat  12.6 #9545 10:04PM
So they didn't have the stamped official pin trading on the back ? - jmza4  323.6 #31532 9:35PM
most of them do actually... - lampwick  310.3 #855 9:40PM
:) - lampwick  310.3 #855 9:44PM
Humm even if you have bought them in the park ? That's crazy how you can tell . I may need to get that book . - jmza4  323.6 #31532 9:53PM
I've never bought a fake pin in the park, I have traded for them several times before I was educated. I have heard of Scrappers getting through to the stores in Disneyland but only once... - lampwick  310.3 #855 9:55PM
I've collected and traded pins for years and it breaks my heart to see pins like these. What is Disney doing about his situation? It's all fine and dandy that we can spot them, but something needs to be done. - dolewhip4me  231.4 #1589 9:54PM
Some CM's know and won't accept fakes while others don't and do... :( - lampwick  310.3 #855 10:00PM
really? the ones we had looked pretty good (I checked them) - BaseballMickey_CM  7568.5 #11 11:10PM
I'm no Disney pin expert by any means but these just look fake to me. - ShannonAzevedo  157.1 #2606 10:01PM
Some pins are real but just look kind of fake from heavey trading... The other 4 from eBay were all real but really scratched up from heavey trading. :) - lampwick  310.3 #855 10:07PM
shansnangel must have bought the book. And didnt read the post caption lol - madsdad  1868.2 #92 10:10PM
I read the post caption, I know he said they're fake. I was just stating that to someone like me who is no expert by any means can see that they just "look" fake....like if my daughter were to be trading I would guide her away from them :) - ShannonAzevedo  157.1 #2606 10:17PM
It should be noted that all these pins in the picture were purchased through eBay. I currently only have three fakes from in park tradding. :) IT's good to be educated especially if you are like me and have invested a little bit of money into tradding. :) - lampwick  310.3 #855 10:02PM
While it is a bummer to get a fake pin, I just want them to look pretty good quality wise. If I found out most my pins were fake it wouldn't bother me too much cause I collect pins for memories sake. I do appreciate everyone looking out for each other though. Way to go :) - DisneyRose  247.7 #1384 10:17PM
Indeed... a memory is a memory!If a trade brings you back to a special memory in the park then it's worth more than gold! It's just important to know this stuff if you're going to be serious about collecting and/or trading :) - lampwick  310.3 #855 10:44PM
It's also important to keep fake pins out of circulation... :) - lampwick  310.3 #855 10:46PM
I bought the eBay lot too when my kids first started trading. 😁 Now that I know, we keep them at home. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1566.1 #107 11:08PM
Please tell me how to spot the fakes? - DumboGal70  122.8 #3170 11:00PM
there are many ways. But the best way is to look into our "How to Spot Fake Pins" book - BaseballMickey_CM  7568.5 #11 11:09PM
BaseballMickey is beyond right, get the book. It has so much good info...could end up saving you in the long run! - fvbmermaid  237.8 #1498 11:30PM
If you're interested in pin trading, it'll be the best few bucks you spend! - lampwick  310.3 #855 1:27AM
21 out of 25 are fake? That's a really bad seller! - RapunzalK  196.7 #2032 11:09PM
Yep... Writing a review in the morning! - lampwick  310.3 #855 1:26AM
I have to thank Strawberry guy again. If it wasn't for him sharing his knowledge I would have unknowing kept these pins in circulation. And like I said before, if a pin is special to you, let it be special to you... :) This is to help out people who are really serious about trading to beware. - lampwick  310.3 #855 1:33AM
is there a way to spot them while looking thru ebay? i have yet to buy any pin... but i saw one on ebay and liked it... but now i might reconsider buying something online. again i think i would buy something just cuz i like it... but i'd hate to support fakers. - joybells  214.6 #1808 9:12AM
For the most part not really, most fakes look ok at first glance unless you know what you are looking for. Look for reputable sellers with lots of positive feedback. Unfortunately even with that you run some risk buying sight unseen - Pixarprincess  544.4 #376 9:20AM
Most of the cheap lots that seem too good to be true, usually are. - LaneSparrow316  847.0 #218 9:49AM
It's buyer beware... Even the seller I bought these from had good reviews. Either people were post fake reviews or they didn't realize they were fake. I bought 25 pins for $25.... Thought it was a great deal, but if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. :) - lampwick  310.3 #855 10:05AM
I have a feeling people just don't realize. - LaneSparrow316  847.0 #218 10:28AM
i agree, i don't think people realize it. i didn't, until hearing about @strawberryguy's book. - OhanaPhoto  5120.8 #24 10:36AM
thanks guys! i think i'll stick to looking for stuff i like in the park. - joybells  214.6 #1808 11:00AM
They don't... I didn't until a CM at the traidng post told me to watch out fo rfake pins, but she didn't tell me what to look for and what to do whith them. Then about a month later I bought the book. :) Most people can't believe there would be fake pins, but there is enough of a market, especially online I guess. - lampwick  310.3 #855 11:01AM

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