You see, I have a weakness for Disney pins. I have a good friend who travels there several times a year and she's a pin addict as well. Since there doesn't seem to be a twelve step program around for us we've worked out a few ground rules for collecting the darn things.
- Pick something specific to collect. I'm starting with the 2004 Event pins for Tower of Terror from Disneyland. She's a Figment fanatic. That'll help you avoid buying any thing that trips your trigger.
- You've definitely got to set a budget and stick to it. If not your kids will be barefoot and hungry before you know what hit you.
- If you're gonna buy on Ebay, you've got to have an auction sniper. As I told a non-collector friend it's kind of like your own personal hit man. It will bid for you in the last seconds of the auction. (More about finding a sniper later.)
- Make sure you've got somewhere to display them so you can enjoy them. They'll do you no good in a drawer collecting dust.
As soon as I get a pin or two in I'll share some photos with you. By the way, what do you collect?