Has Pin Trading Become Passe?

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Has Pin Trading Become Passe?

I didn't notice many people wearing lanyards and pin trading on my last trip. I've never been a big pin trader, collecting the ones I like was always more my thing. Are people still trading? Have MagicBands dealt a blow to lanyards? What are you thoughts on this?

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I know I have really cut back on trading. I rarely wear a lanyard any more - too bulky and clunky and I always seem to lose pins (and don't care for the locking backs) so I just carry a few in my pocket just in case I see something on a CM. But otherwise I just but a few that I like every year and add to the collection.

I don't feel the MagicBand had any influence on that though....and I still love seeing other people with their lanyards on.

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We noticed it didn't seem as big this last trip too. We carry our lanyard in our backpack. I also noticed a lot of the boards have the same pins so we hardly found any we wanted to trade for.

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I don't wear mine either, just too heavy. I still love to look at pins CMs are wearing and always wish I had some on me but I would go Jeff's route and throw some in my pocket.

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Pin trading is still kicking. Many people are keeping their lanyards in their bags and not wearing them as much anymore.

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What I'm hearing then is that it's the lanyards that are really past their prime.