Disney has initiated their MerchPass as a way to make buying their collections like the Disney Castle Collection or Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction “more fair.” But it’s probably not.
Today was the lottery announcements for the delayed June release of the “Peter Pan’s Flight” Collection for the Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction line, and already eBay is flooded with the items, being marked up. While many got nothing, again.
The talk online is about people using dozens of accounts to apply for the lottery and walk off with a bunch of items, while others couldn’t even get one. At least when they did it before people could get some things.
I think Disney wants us to open multiple accounts. I know people that opened hundreds to get selected. There are ways to create hundreds of e-mail accounts quickly. Time to join the fun of duplicate e-mails.
— PopsBusta (@PopsBusta) July 30, 2020
Other places were bragging online about the number of people that used their services and got items.
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— Snatched (@Snnatched) July 30, 2020
Many more than one item for sale, when some people couldn’t even get one.
so @shopDisney how is it your #MerchPass system says that people can’t use multiple accounts or emails and yet within minutes I find sellers on ebay with multiple items? FYI you didn’t fix anything with this system- I looked at 15 listings and 20% have multiples pic.twitter.com/aRP1pmmIMH
— Denz (@f4denz) July 30, 2020
People are not happy
This Disney #Merchpass thing is so bs.
I rather fight my way through the old system than having no option at all to get the items I want… @shopDisney
— Transfer needed FC (@AgeofLampard) July 30, 2020
I think it’s great that @shopDisney is trying something new buuuuttttt i don’t think the merchpass worked. I don’t think it’s fair how it’s randomly selected when there are those of us who shop all the time, to not even have a chance at getting what we wanted. 😭
— ♡jena♡ (@jena_belle22) July 30, 2020
It’s super frustrating. The bots and resellers are still going to enter merchpass and will still outnumber us making our chances just as small as they were before. And the number of items they made?! I know it’s limited but come on. This was the release I was most excited about
— Samantha (@_samantha_618) July 30, 2020
Not a fan of MerchPass. Not cool to start this halfway through the year. If I knew at the beginning that trying to get merch would be like looking for a gold ticket in a Wonka Bar, I wouldn’t have waisted my time or money to begin with. Way to mess up my collection. @shopDisney
— Kristin Lens (@LensKristin) July 30, 2020
I get where they’re coming from. I have collected them since it launched and this was the first time I could get nothing! I only wanted the plush and pins. But if people are creating hundreds of accounts and getting multiples, it’s no wonder a lot of us ended up empty handed. The further irony is that Shop Disney wants bloggers like me to promote their merchandise lines and events. I can’t even get the items myself, so why would I promote it and spread the disappointment?
The whole situation is a mess. I get that they thought this would be more fair, and IF people abided by the rules it would be. Going by the past issues with bots and scalpers I don’t know why they would assume rules would suddenly matter.
Congrats to those who got them. Shop Disney, prepare for thousands of fake accounts and emails because now that everyone knows that’s what the scalpers did, they are all going to do it too.
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