What do you do with scrappers?

Discussion in 'Pin Comparison' started by Wolfcryrain, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Wolfcryrain

    Wolfcryrain Member

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    So I have bought some pins that turn out to be scrappers. Nothing I can really do now about it and of course don't want to keep in my collection/possession (can't look at them without getting upset).

    The reason I am posting is to find out what everyone else has done with their scrappers, counterfeits, and unauthorized pins.
     
  2. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    Depends on the pin. If it's something a bit "rare" then sometimes I'll display it alongside a legit copy for fun. If it's just an HM or something easy to find, then I've seen people turn them into zipper pulls or necklace/bracelet dangles. Or use them for other decorative purposes. It also depends on how good the fake is. If it's crappy quality with bad paint and lots of mistakes, then just throw it out.
     
  3. Spr175psu

    Spr175psu Well-Known Member

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    TBH, what I do with scrappers is keep them and then try to trade/purchase the legitimate pin from a trusted source. I then compare and contrast every little detail of both of them to see what makes them different to train my eye on what exactly to look for.

    I keep the authentic pin in my collection and keep the scrappers/counterfeits in a separate plastic bag. This has also become a great learning tool for my 5 year old who loves pins and loves trading at the parks. I show her all of the differences and what to watch for when trying to decipher whether a pin is a scrapper or countefeit or if it is genuine.

    Good luck! There are, unfortunately, plenty of them out there to be mindful of and if you don't want to look at them anymore, I would love to take them off your hands to have more samples of all of their variations and iterations.
     
  4. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

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    I send them to tbird and he makes them into jewelry that he gives away.
     
  5. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    Use them as push pins for a cork board.
     
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  6. Wolfcryrain

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    Tbird? Is that someone on apart of this community?
     
  7. Tokaji

    Tokaji Pins and Needles

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    He is, yes. @Tbird
     
  8. Tbird

    Tbird Active Member

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    Hey guys, yes I make necklaces out of them and give them away to kids at the big disney event that we have here in Dayton Ohio.
     
  9. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    I just saw this post on Facebook and had to share!
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    Super clever!!


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  10. CanaDaLE

    CanaDaLE Well-Known Member

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    I make braclets out of them.
     
  11. Wolfcryrain

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    That is so cool! Love the idea.
     
  12. JP2018

    JP2018 Member

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    I have started doing this too! It really does help to see it in person rather than in images.
     
  13. krand1276

    krand1276 Well-Known Member

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    I love that idea! They look so great!

    I use them to make hair bows. I made more this weekend. (Pardon the photo. They're not glued together yet.)
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  14. dancecats

    dancecats Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    This or I make them into refrigerator magnets.
     
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  15. Amy

    Amy New Member

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    That’s a great idea Jabberwocky! I have an issue sometimes deciding
     
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