The Pin You're "Never Going to Get"

Discussion in 'Disney Pin Discussion' started by Addicted to Alice Pins, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    I'm gonna post this one, even tho, I did finally get it...

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    I had been after this pin for YEARS, like since I have been pin trading in 2004 YEARS. Firstly, I actually don't like the pin, it's ugly, it has the same problem they have with Scar where they can't seem to color in his face the right colors... but I'm going for Robin Hood completest because I'm insane.
    Since I got back fully into pin trading back in 2014 (I took a break from like 2010 till then), I'd always JUST miss this pin on that auction site. It sells between $20-30 typically. But there are always listings for it at like... $90. Nope. It hasn't sold at that price either, but there's almost always one listed that high.
    Every time I'd put out trade requests on Pinpics if someone answered, they'd tell me how it's super rare and a $90 pin, and I'm just like nope, the sold listings put it at $20-30... everyone always wanted their $90 value. I've seen it at Disneyana a few times for $50, still too rich for my blood.
    I finally did get it on that auction site, at the price I wanted because someone listed him as "King Richard" ha.
     
  2. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    Argh. I've literally had that on original card for the past few years in my trade book and then I just gave it to a nice custodial CM as a zap a few months ago. (Because CM's deserve zaps too!)
     
  3. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    That's awesome that you did that! And it proves my point! Haha. :D
     
  4. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    These guys:

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    They are each LE15 (15!!!!) and come from a frame set with 46 other pins, which RETAILED for over $2,000 (which of course I don't have just sitting around for pins), but every person who I personally know who has acquired the frame got it specifically for these pins. Additionally, there is someone on Facebook who exclusively collects Inside Out (and now Coco) and scoops up any set of these that does come up for sale immediately. He posted a photo with three of these sets in it.

    So basically my only hope for getting these is that either someone who has a set decides to give up Inside Out or has a major emergency and sells to me directly (bypassing ebay and general Facebook groups), or a frame somehow pops up right after I get a huge windfall for some reason.
     
  5. LittleBird

    LittleBird Well-Known Member

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    A handful of Mulan pins will probably always be out of my reach, but the BT and the Designer for sure. At least the Disney Store has the Designer artwork on a lot of different merchandise, so I can just get a $20 coffee mug instead. :p
     
  6. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    Truly impossible....the train is on my list as well
     
  7. curiousdinah

    curiousdinah Active Member

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    I don't hate you. I do wonder what a nose-less Dinah would go for these days.

    And similar story, when I first go into to collecting it was around the time the Alice one was released. I bet some people on here would cry if they knew what paid for her (Hint, less than your Dinah). But at the time, Dinah, the White Rabbit, and the Hatter seemed so expensive by comparison. I mean, I finally broke down and paid almost $30 bucks for a Hatter that the seller claimed they lost (and they did refund my money.) Now I kick myself for not finding another Hatter then.....
     
  8. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    LOL, it was a few years ago too, when the Alice R/C was worth maybe $100. I already had it but there were some parts that were faded so when the lot came up (on DPF), I pounced. It came with a few other pins too.
     
  9. Kiragigi

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    One set of those for one person is plenty. I hate when people do that. Spread the love, dammit.

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    I share your pain from this set. This is the final pin I need for Dug completist status. Aesthetically I don’t even really like the pin that much. It’s so blah. And the frames look like what was in my parents house in the 1980s.

    Oddly I do see the others from Up from this set pop up for sale. Usually around $175-$200. But never Dug. I’m really OCD for completist status but I really want to actually *like* a pin I might have to spend triple digits on.

    Incidentally, someone connected me with someone selling their Dug from that set. For $400. I waved goodbye to his dorsal fin as our conversation concluded.


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  10. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    I know who was selling those pins at cost when they first came out at D23. I regret not pouncing on Brave, UP, Incredibles.
     
  11. Addicted to Alice Pins

    Addicted to Alice Pins My name is Ann, and I'm here to enable you!

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    This x1,000. Ha. I will forestall an argument by saying, yes, I fully understand that people are free to do whatever they want (their money, their collection, their immortal soul :p) but I do think we get spoiled by the kind and generous community we have here. There are plenty of folks who *would* think, "I have one of these and I know someone else who would LOVE to have one, too, so I'm going to help them get it" or what have you. That attitude is not universal, though, which can be frustrating. WHY DO YOU NEED THREE?! You framing a set each for your living room, bedroom, and bathroom? (In the case of the latter ... maybe be leery of trading in future. :eek:) But oh well ... to each their own. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Tamatoa

    Tamatoa I'd rather be shiny!

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    Adding another one to my list:
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    dear god why. I don't think my entire collection combined is worth that much. I mean, I love pin collecting as much as anybody but at the end of the day you're charging $8,000 for a small piece of metal.
     
  13. Romancing_Train

    Romancing_Train EVERYPONY calm the buck down!

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    Or best offer!
     
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  14. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    *Goes and offers 7.99*
     
  15. Addicted to Alice Pins

    Addicted to Alice Pins My name is Ann, and I'm here to enable you!

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    THIS. THIIIISSSSSS. This was my entire @!#$%^&*()_ in the opening post. I get that there are rare, HTF, OMG pins in the universe. But HOW do folks come up with these prices?! I've paid plenty for pins I really want, but I was astounded at the asking price on that Snow White carousel pin. I get it: princess, Disney Auctions, LE100, hard to find. BUT THAT D*MN MAD HATTER PIN IS ONE-QUARTER THE EDITION SIZE and it wasn't listed that high the time I did see it. I don't care if you have money to burn, I realize there are also folks who have more $$$ than brains, but in what world would someone snap this up at this price?! I don't want anything that badly. Ha ha ha. </rant>
     
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  16. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    It's worth a max of $2000. The "grading" makes people think it's worth more!
     
  17. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    Even 2000 is insane for an individual pin!
     
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  18. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    Is this a surprise? I've never even seen it in person, but I've seen others in the series. If only I could get some of the heroines, I might be able to trade for it eventually... But that's a long shot.
     
  19. TonkaToy

    TonkaToy Si & Am Lover!

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    s-l1600

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    Usually goes for around 85-100 on the Bay
     
  20. curiousdinah

    curiousdinah Active Member

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    Yeah, I have these things called "bills" I have to pay.
     
  21. TinyTink

    TinyTink Africa-The Real Animal Kingdom DPF Charter Member

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    She's definitely worth the wait! Like some of the other long-timers on the site, what we once thought of as outrageous has become a bargain! She was my most expensive buy, but a fraction of the cost she goes for now... And, I actually bought Tink in her teacup (see my signature from Purplemandms) for $39 dollars many, many years ago. And she's been my constant companion since! Am sure there are other 'hidden treasures' out there in pinland....the key is patience, patience, patience. Happy Pin Hunting :)
     
  22. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Holy moly! Talk about a bargain!!! But yes, patience is key. :) (It's agony but it's key)
     
  23. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    Yeah. I know she is. I couldn't convince my mom to buy the whole set when it came out (like a 3rd of a year's allowance at that point). So, I thought I could get it much later. I didn't quite think it would be 11+ years later, but I know I'll get her some day.

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  24. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

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    I want this... LE15 Set

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    It actually dropped in price recently... only $900 instead of $1500 lmao!!!! One day maybe... or maybe I'll win the lotto and then buy it.. ^___^

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  25. Jabberwocky

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    I thought most of those progression sets had dropped to around $500 each when I was watching them for a while - which, starting at $300 retail is not a terrible markup.
     
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