Discussion in 'Introductions' started by K_Lynn13, Jul 27, 2018.
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I hear you, nothing compares to LA traffic. Though last August when we visited, we never hit any traffic. We visit family/friends from East LA to Upland to Anaheim, and it was bizarro world (knocking wood, we leave in a week to do it all over again, and no way we’ll get lucky twice)!!
OH! Good info - if I may continue to ask questions... do the pin boards basically have the same pins as on lanyards? Same risk of scrappers/fakes? I’ll be the lurker hovering around CMs trying to covertly spy as they trade with guests... Thank you for the info!
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I just had a new idea. Y'all send me the ice cream and I will send you pins. Like if I send you a $50 pin, y'all go to HEB and get me a bunch of blue bell. Oh could trade for jardine's seasoning. Lol.
Blue bell is out if their mind. They want big bucks to send that gold to California.
Of course you can continue to ask questions, that's the best way to learn. In general, I would say that the pin boards and books do tend to have the same pins as you will find on lanyards. And unfortunately, the same risk of scrappers/fakes (which are not the same thing, by the way) does apply.
But here's the thing about trading with CMs: the pins a CM is wearing aren't his/her own. Those pins 'belong to Mickey' and as such, that CM has to trade according to 'Mickey's rules.' Basically, a pin just has to be 'official,' meaning it has to have the Disney back stamp(s), and the CM can't already have that particular pin on his/her lanyard. That rule might get softened a little for trading from the pin boards and books. I believe, depending upon size of pin boards, CMs may or may not accept duplicate pins on a pin board. When trading from a book, generally, the pin you're trading just shouldn't be on that particular page. It has been a while since I have traded in the parks and I don't know how strictly the CMs are enforcing these rules; they may be enforcing them strictly or not at all.
When it comes to scrappers/fakes (and this is one of the hard parts of pin trading), CMs have to accept them because, according to the limited rules, they meet the criteria for 'legit' Disney trading pins. The thing is, very few CMs know (or care) whether the pins actually are legit because they aren't actually pin collectors/traders. They're just wearing and trading 'Mickey's pins.' You hand them a pin, they hand you a pin, you both go about your day. All they know about pins is that they're shiny pieces of metal with pointy backs attached that make otherwise intelligent people go stark staring bonkers. A few pin-knowledgable CMs will recognize a scrapper/fake pin and after accepting it in a trade, set it aside to be taken out of circulation (destroyed), but I'm finding that those CMs are few and far between. The best way to avoid scrappers/fakes is to educate yourself, try to avoid trading for them, and accept that no matter what, you're probably going to accidentally trade for a few anyway.
HEB says hello
I have a trip to dlr coming up soon. I will post here and see what pins to look for. It is so not fair that y'all get bluebell and whataburger anytime you want. I'm really in the wrong state. Lol
Five Guys does! It's on their regular menu. And you can add all the veggies you want.
We're nowhere near Texas but I'm married to a Southern CA transplant. Every time we go back to visit his family, he tolerates the traffic less and less. And we always get In and Out.
This is so timely! I’ll be two doors down from Five Guys this week, and it’ll be the perfect spot for lunch — esp know that I know this insider tip! TY!!
Interesting info, I wondered if the CMs had company pins or their own. Makes sense. They probably only needed to load up the lanyard once and now just trade all day, every day, and always have the same amount, no need to stock up with new ones. I’ll be extra careful (and it’ll probably take me until day 3 before I decide to actually do a single trade) (classic introvert). New-to-me info on not allowing dupes on their lanyards, good to know. Thank you for all of this!!
Y'all are crazy. Whataburger is also fresh meat and so much more of it. In and out has ok flavor, but I hate that I have to get a 3x3. It's kinda be if crazy that people think a 2oz patty is ok. That's 1/8 lb. even McDonalds has fresh 1/4lb burger now. Lol. I wish I could post the little old lady asking... Where is the beef??
You're so welcome. CMs are very friendly and easy to talk to. Just go up and politely ask to see their pins. If you see something you like, make the trade. If not, politely decline. They don't own the pins and they won't take offense one way or the other. But it's all about the most important thing: having fun. Pins are supposed to be fun and make you happy: never forget that.
What about Buc-ees? Will trade Buc-ees for Pins. I think you’re in need of some Beaver Nuggets and some Texas Pecan Coffee Grinds From HEB.
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Why do you hate ordering a 3x3? It’s the same price as the Whataburger but it’s actually fresh quality ingredients and tastes good unlike Whataburger.
Seriously though I’ll have Culver’s, Five Guys or Freddy’s before I eat Whataburger. The only reason worth going to Whataburger is for a Pattymelt. Whataburger is “what a burger” shouldn’t be.
Because I would rather have one pattie that is not a thin little joke. Also even though people seem to never read this.... Whataburger is fresh and always has been. They were first to use a 5 inch bun and they have always used fresh meat.
I have never had culvers. But those other burgers are just like snacks with lots of veggies. They need to not be afraid to give us a little meat on that burger. Lol.
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