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    Just a Gripe

    If you are going to resell pins for profit, at least get the character's name right. Especially if the name of the movie is on the pin card.

    Unless, I am wrong, and BB-8 did make an appearance in Big Hero 6 I don't know about, in which case, I retract my gripe.


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    Curiousdinah, is there something you'd like to talk about? XD

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    If only...

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    Yeah, I've see a lot of Rajah or Shere Khan pins listed as 'Tigger'. I guess all those tigers all look the same to some people...

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    They don't care about the pins, just the profit. They can't be bothered to get the names right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coblj003 View Post
    If only...
    Maybe they saw this movie. I clearly missed it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AidanShepard View Post
    They don't care about the pins, just the profit. They can't be bothered to get the names right!

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    I think that's probably true, but it's more likely that the sellers are trying to increase their potential buyers by using multiple (and of course, inaccurate) tags in the listing to get more hits when you search for it. For example:

    Say the seller is listing an hypothetical Tigger pin (it doesn't matter which one). If the seller just puts it as a Tigger pin, those are the only words which will flag it in a search. But if the seller adds accurate words like Disney and tiger and inaccurate words like Shere Khan and Rajah (figuring a tiger is a tiger and maybe viewers can't tell one from another), his/her prospective buyers increased exponentially - and so did the potential profits. After all, remember when Frozen was crazy popular? How many times did you do a search and find a Frozen tag on an item that had NOTHING to do with Frozen? My point exactly ... .

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    Today, I saw someone selling a Gaston pin mislabeled as Hercules. While I understand how someone could get the Disney tigers mixed up (I guess), this seemed like a new low. (Unless, perhaps, they assumed their potential buyers were just collecting well-muscled characters?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancecats View Post
    I think that's probably true, but it's more likely that the sellers are trying to increase their potential buyers by using multiple (and of course, inaccurate) tags in the listing to get more hits when you search for it. For example:

    Say the seller is listing an hypothetical Tigger pin (it doesn't matter which one). If the seller just puts it as a Tigger pin, those are the only words which will flag it in a search. But if the seller adds accurate words like Disney and tiger and inaccurate words like Shere Khan and Rajah (figuring a tiger is a tiger and maybe viewers can't tell one from another), his/her prospective buyers increased exponentially - and so did the potential profits. After all, remember when Frozen was crazy popular? How many times did you do a search and find a Frozen tag on an item that had NOTHING to do with Frozen? My point exactly ... .

    Yes, that I have seen and I clearly understand. However, for the posting I don't think it was a case of more buyers. It was a 30th anniversary set. Olaf and Ralph were correct with no additional tags. But they were hanging with BB-8.


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    I saw on the "Bay" someone had a 2016 Jingle Cruise pin with "Kaa" listed for sale. Since I didn't recall seeing a Kaa pin I clicked on the URL and I saw the pin was the snake JuJu, Mama Odie's snake from "Princess and the Frog". I sent the Seller a message stating such and boy did I get back a pissed off response lol!!

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    There was a repeated listing for "Young Thor" , actually a Shanghai Prince Charming mystery pin .
    I messaged them once but it still got relisted as Thor and still didn't sell .

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    Haha, I've just seen a listing that says 'Elsa from Toy Story'. XD

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    I'm new here, I'm glad I found this post. Just this week I was searching for some "Disney Tigger" pins. (my local children's hospital is asking for Disney pins donations so they can hold a trading night for the kids), first the Bay always asks if I meant "tiger", then there were several Shere Khan pins and 2 Marie pins were labeled Tigger (that one actually made me laugh).

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