Thursday, 21 June 2012

21/6: Top Pin Trading Locations in London (8)

This week, we focus again on the Olympic Park and in particular...

Olympic and Paralympic Venues

There's no getting away from it - the Olympics is all about the most fantastic sport on earth, and if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to see some of the sporting action, then be sure to take part in your own sport (the biggest spectator sport in the world) - Pin Trading!

Olympic venues are always a good place to trade pins. To start with, make sure you visit the official merchandise outlet within the venue. You never know what goodies you might find only in that location which may relate to the venue or the sport taking place there. At the last few Games in Beijing and Vancouver you could find some sport related pins which were only available for purchase from that particular venue.

Venues always have a large number of volunteers and staff - and quite often a fair number get the pin collecting bug during the Olympics. If you see one wearing a pin - it's usually worth seeing if you can make a trade!

Queuing up or standing in line to get your ticket checked, or have your bag security checked is another opportunity to scan the crowd and see who is wearing a pin that you need - keep your eyes peeled and you could be in for a swap!


wookie said...

So, to sum up the 8 articles....take your pins with you everywhere, even to the toilet :)