One thing a few friends warned me about before going down to Disney World was to watch out for my daughter getting hooked on Pin Trading. And I will pass this warning along to everybody else as well, because if somebody gets hooked into this, it can become a fun, but quite expensive hobby, real quick.
As it turns out, I didn’t have to worry about the little one getting hooked on the Pins. Nope, she wasn’t interested in the least. I however got reeled in hook, line and sinker. I actually did very little trading, but started looking through, and buying various pins at all of the parks, as well as the Downtown Disney marketplace.
I started off solely with Lilo & Stitch pins, but TheWife and LatteGirl decided I needed to expand a bit, and purchased a couple of pins for me for Father’s Day from Cars as well as High School Musical.
As hobbies go, it is not a bad one. And since the pins are small, they are easy to collect without needing to take up a lot of space. Heck, you could collect several hundred and not need any more space than you would need for a photo album.Â I suspect that this is the reason TheWife did not mind me getting hooked on this as a hobby, it is one that can be kept “out of her sight” and not have to worry about shelf space for.
However, at $7 to $14 for the majority of the pins, the cost can spiral up real quickly if you aren’t careful.Â Don’t say you weren’t warned.