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    wholesale pin lots

    Were is the best place to buy pin lots.

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    Ebay always has tons of pin lots posted. They are usually categorized in some way like all Cast Member pins or all Mickey or something like that. Other times they are just a completely random lot of traders.
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    I looked at the sales on eBay. I know to look for the Disney trademark, but should I worry about the backs? They have on there that some are metal, some are rubber, and another said some are the rubber Mickey ears. Should I buy a lanyard online, or are the ones at Disney too cute to pass up?
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    Well you can always go pinpics.com (I think it is) to verify if it's a valid Disney pin but don't let the backing worry you too much. For years Disney has used the rubber Mickey heads as the backing but I have some pins from the 80s that had the normal little round metal backing. I've even seen some with just a plain black rubber backing (round).

    As for a lanyard... I own one but don't use it. I don't buy pins to trade, I collect. So, instead of putting them on my lanyard I put them in my pin trading case that I purchased and had embroidered with my name. There are TONS of cute lanyards at Disney though if the trading game is what you're interested in. Many come with starter sets of pins. Of course buying them online is cheaper but not near as much fun as pin shopping while on property. I usually drop a couple hundred bucks on each trip just on pins. My husband can't stand it but I consider it an investment.

    Either way, if you're collecting or trading, it's so much fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    My husband can't stand it but I consider it an investment.

    Either way, if you're collecting or trading, it's so much fun!!

    Ha! Ha! Mine will die, too! From Webkins to pin trading/collecting! Heeeeyyyy . . . . do they make a Disney version of Webkins????
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    I love trading pins. It is very fun. That is my favorite thing to buy at Disney World. When I go to flea markets or stores like that I always see if they have pins. I actually found two pins at one of these stores. I was so excited.
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    Be careful about buying pins on Ebay. Some of them (esp. the ones in bulk) are rip-offs of original pins. I fell victim to this before I went to DW this past December. Any one who is selling pins 200+ at a time are most likely counterfit pins.
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