So, I bought a lot of pins and it turns out, after researching pinpics, that most of what I was sold were "unauthorized chinese pins". Some are very easy to spot, ie, colors off, missing print, physical size difference, etc. and some are not so easy.
Heres my question..are these so prevalent that Disney and collectors don't care anymore or what? Is this kind of counterfeiting going to kill pin trading altogether?
Unless I have my laptop with me to look up pins before I make a trade, what do I do??? I dont want to perpetuate a problem by bringing these into the park to trade with cast members, thereby putting scrappers into circulation.
Why doesnt Disney do something about all of the scrappers and counterfeits floating around?