Basically, I've never once traded a pin, despite owning a fair few. I know the rules in general: no grabbing lanyards, ask politely, 2 at a time I think per employee per day, can't give a CM a duplicate of one they have, only officially marked Disney pins of a certain quality/not damaged or before 2001, blue/teal lanyards are for kids only. But where would people advise to go first for more unusual pins, any specific locations? Obviously, being early to get to trading CM's might well be of benefit doubtless, and thinking avoid the 'intense' guest traders with their giant books solely as a matter of wanting to steer clear of any potential 'bad apples' (though of course I am sure many are perfectly decent and friendly).
I just want to give it a try and hopefully can get at least one decent 'unexpected' find over 2 1/2 days of being there. Thanks in advance for any tips or advice!