Buyer Beware! Scrappers For Sale in Disney Area Stores!
Near Disneyworld you can find a giant Florida tourist gift shop on practically every corner outside of Disney property.
They don’t sell Disney Theme Park merchandise, they sell licensed Disney merchandise, like you would find in Walmart, Walgreens, Dollar Store, etc. They are not owned by Disney, they are just licensed to sell (c)Disney merchandise.
We visit the Disney parks many times per week and we shop at Disney World gift shops, so we’ve never really visited these off-site stores. Last week the kids wanted to stop and look around so we did.
We picked a giant store outside of the gates of Downtown Disney, and after our visit there, and our shocking discovery, we visited many more, finding the same thing, which I’m about to share with you below.
By using real Disney pin card backers they are really misleading customers, and the quality is just terrible!
There were quite a few choices of pins from rack pins to hidden mickey pins. Mainly the pins on cards were $5.99 each, as you can see below:
I don’t think that the practice of selling actual scrapper pins in a Disney licensed gift shop is good practice, or legal.
I feel sorry for all the unknowing shoppers buying these high priced knockoffs in a retail store, expecting a new Disney product, and getting an unauthorized, terribly made version of it.
The scrappers I’ve seen at these shops are truly some of the worst I’ve ever seen!
Buyer Beware! Scrappers For Sale in Disney Area Stores! Always look over any pins you purchase anywhere, including eBay.
Anyone can stick a pin, real or not, on a card and call it new and authentic. The only way to be 100% sure that you’re getting an authentic pin is to buy it yourself from a real Disney Store, not an authorized dealer, or eBay.