Thursday, 30 August 2012

30/8: Paralympic Closing Ceremony Pin - Retail Update

Some of you may know that one online retailer launched the Paralympic Closing Ceremony pin yesterday and then marked it as out of stock soon afterwards.

Therefore it has been decided to allow all retailers to issue this pin, although WHEN it is available is up to each retailer.

I suggest therefore you check out your favourite sources to see who has started to sell the pin.

53 comments:

London Pins said...

I've just seen that Glamorous Living are launching theirs on 1st September.

Amanda said...

It's very helpful that Glamorous Living let us know when they will be putting this pin on sale - so much easier than monitoring the website for days and still missing out, like with the official shop. I'll actually be at the paralympics at 10am on Saturday though so no pin buying for me - although the paralympics will probaby be good too!

Anonymous said...

Hello! If anyone has already got their hands on one of the Paralympic Closing Ceremony pins, I have one Olympic Closing Ceremony pin to swap. Please e-mail hlphuar@gmail.com if you are interested in the trade. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody, I am after an Olympic opening ceremony pin. I am willing to trade a Paralympic opening and a Paralympic closing for one. If interested my email address is bradprice14@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Let's just hope that all retail sellers limit them to a maximum of three per customer. Otherwise you know what will happen.

Anonymous said...

hlphuar - I already have the Para Closing pins in hand, and have mailed you about the trade. Cheers - John

Anonymous said...

Just found out that Glam and a few other retailers are going to limit how many each person can buy. Great news. Shame they never did that at the official megastore in the olympic park.

Ollie said...

Anyone know what time they go on sale on Glam? will it be at midnight or do they list as sensible times?

Cheers

TJ said...

The glam stars have already put them up tonight. Both opening and closing paralympic pins are available. Good luck. You can't buy lots limited per customer which will please most of us enable collectors to get and not pay silly prices on eBay for them.

sleathy said...

I cannot see them....the Glams?

Anonymous said...

They're on the page which contains all the London pins. I've just bought my Closing Ceremony pin.

SLEATHY said...

Blimey they were hard to find. Go to the view all part and look at the very bottom... Happy hunting. Thanks TJ

Anonymous said...

That's odd. I've just ordered mine too. It says on one page that the pins are launching 10am on Saturday 1st September but if you click on the link that says "click here for the full range", they are right at the bottom of that page next to the opening ceremony pin. But it has a picture of one of the Theatre pins as its image. I hope it's not an error but it let me place an order.

Anonymous said...

The image has now been updated to the correct picture. Hmmm...

Nicole said...

Are they a reputable site, they seem a bit odd & I have never bought from them before? :)

t.c. said...

Bought for the fiest time last week and pins arrive quick and trouble free, would recommend :)

Anonymous said...

Very reputable. Friendly and helpful.

Sleathy said...

The Glam fairies are ACE. I have bought from them many times :-)

Anonymous said...

ClosIng Ceremony now available at Pins & Things.

Anonymous said...

Just got mine at glam. They are fab

TJ said...

Glam stars are extremely trustworthy don't inflate prices and first class use them all the time there fab...

Anonymous said...

Sold out on pins and things already!

Nicole said...

Thanks for feedback! Just placed order for 3 of each, only got PayPal confirm, is this normal? Hoping it comes good!

Anonymous said...

Now says on glam living that the launch will happen at 11am Saturday 1st September but "per launch" orders will be honoured.

Anonymous said...

Sorry that should be "pre launch" orders (iPad doing its usual predicting what IT thinks I should be typing)

TJ said...

Nicole that's normal then the other receipt comes when they are despatched.and PayPal email saying despatched also. Glam stars are an official online site for selling.

Anonymous said...

They have removed them now from bottom of the page on glam site

Jules said...

Sounds like they were preparing their site for tomorrow but a few observant members here were watching and got wind of what was happening. Very good of them to honour the lucky ones who placed an order this evening.

Does anyone know when Pins and Things go live with their sales? It says 'out of stock' at the moment rather than 'Sold Out' so I'm guessing they've just added the products in anticipation of going live.

Anonymous said...

They were on sale there about 7.30 tonight

Jules said...

Bugger...

sleathy said...

Glam will be back in the morning .....

Nicole said...

Thanks again all. Just one more question - I would really love 1 particular Olympic Torch Relay pin ( the Croydon one) - does anyone have it or know where I could look? I am new to all this and have searched on Google and eBay without any success. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hi if anyone can get me the wheelchair rugby and the road cycling from the new Paralympics venue collection that cost £5 each, I will be more then happy to swap a Paralympic opening ceremony badge for them. Let me know if you are interested and I will send you my e mail

Kevin Moss said...

Just been informed by the London 2012 shop that my order for the closing ceremony pin didnt go through correctly, and as such wong be getting it :(

Anonymous said...

Kevin - Glamerous Living have them on sale now - click on "all London Pins" and they're at the bottom of the page.

Anonymous said...

All gone at glam living... eBay it is again, these badges really are too popular

Anonymous said...

I am happy to swap a Paralympic opening and closing ceremony pin for an Olympic opening ceremony pin if anyone is interested. If so please email me at golfb10@hotmail.co.uk

Fred said...

I am desperate to get hold of an Olympic Ceremony Pin or two as my girlfriend was in it. If anyone has a spare and would like an Olympic Opening Ceremony pin, a Paralympic Opening Ceremony Pin, or a Paralympic Closing Ceremony pin in exchange please send me an email at fredsas@gmail.com

Fred said...

That should have sai I'm desperate for an Olympic CLOSING ceremony pin (or two preferably). Thanks!

Ollie said...

Hello,

I should have got hold of an opening and closing pin for the Paralympics today - as long as they arrive in the post!

I'm hoping to trade for the opening and closing of the Olympics if anyone is able to?

Thanks
Oliver - ollie@olliedixon.com

Anonymous said...

I will trade a Paralympic closing pin for an Olympic closing pin. My email address is n.waites@sky.com
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, the amount of paralympics OC pins on ebay not selling or selling for less than £22 each makes me very happy, as all those who jumped on the ebay bandwagon will be left with handfuls of the pins or forced to sell closer to what the retail price was.
The greed to make excess profit on these pins has taken the good spirit and fun away for genuine collectors. And the irony of the POC pins is that they have flooded the ebay market and become less desirable...and what everyone now wants is the Olympics OC pin which is much more valuable. Because the OOC pins are in the hands of genuine collectors or Olympic fans so there are very few spares to sell. I will certainly never sell my OOC pin, even if it becomes worth over £200.
Let the pin collecting, trading and buying return to the hands of the true fans.

TJ said...

Extremely disappointed with quality of closing ceremony pin mandeville is printed and when mine arrived the print was missing.also didn't like much smaller than OCP poor value nice momento to add to my collection but not one of honav better pins especially for the price. Agree anonymous would never sell any of my pins proud of my collection also agree re let pin collecting, trading and buying return to the hands of true fans.

Nat said...

Anonymous above, did anyone swap you the road cycling & wheel chair rugby pins yet for POC? I'll need to check but could probably help you out. Let me know :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Does anyone have either on opening ceremony pin or opening ceremony pin of the day. I would be willing to swap for either olympic closing ceremony, olympic closing ceremony pin of the day or paralympic opening or closing.

If so please email me on shate@hotmail.co.uk

Many Thanks

Jules said...

I think the Coca Cola opening and closing Paralympic badges are disappointing. Not as colourful as their Olympic equivalents. Doesn't look as though a great deal of thought went into those.

Incidentally, if anyone has a Volleyball sports pose venue pin (the square orange coloured one with 'London 2012' and the pictogram) mint in wrapper, I have a Paralympic opening or closing pin or the 'Pin of the day' closing ceremony pin to trade. Email generalkadargo@sky.com if interested. Cheers.

bobnevermind said...

Hi, I am going to the stadium on Sunday 9th September, so if there are any pin anyone is after, please let me know and I am willing to trade.

Anonymous said...

Hi nat

I have managed to get the rugby one but not realised I need the wheelchair athletics as well as the cycling road race, if you can help me out with these two i am more them willing to swap a poc pin

Ken Keny said...

I am looking for the following pin
Piccadilly Circus,
Oxford Street,
Trafalgar Square
Batter Power Station,
Olympic Opening Ceremony,
Pin of the day 1 & 18

Ken Keny said...

I am looking for the following pin
Piccadilly Circus,
Oxford Street,
Trafalgar Square
Batter Power Station,
Olympic Opening Ceremony,
Pin of the day 1 & 18

I have Paralympics Closing & Opening and lost of other rare limited edition pins, whole set of cola pin of the day for trading

elmokuang@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello all I have a set of chalk hill pin badges, very rare. Only 2,012 made of each pin. I will listen to offers for the set or I am willing to trade for a Paralympic opening, and a day one of the games and a day 18 of the games. If interested my email address is bradprice14@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

I'm looking to swap my paralympic opening and closing pins for the olympic versions.

Thanks,
Oliver
ollie@olliedixon.com

Mikeyboy said...

Opening & Closing Ceremony pins back in stock presently @ Glam Living!