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Need replacment PSIA II pin

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I lost my PSIA Level II pin---the clasp sucks. I lost my Level I pin the same way. I want to replace it but feel the $13.00 ($ 9 cost of pin + $ 4 S&H) is a bit excessive. Is it real silver?

Please---do not let this thread go bad by discussing the merits of PSIA or money issues of PSIA. Simply looking for a "Poor Pro Price"


Does anyone know of a better source?

I know of 2 other LIIs who lost their pins and have decided not to pay the 13 bucks to wear silver, they are working for their "free" gold one. That won't be for 1-2 for me. I am proud of silver---but YIKES.
post #2 of 8
Wait until you order some more stuff from the PSIA catalog, then the S+H charge applies to everything you order. Then it's only $9.00 - the cost of 2 beers at most mountains.
post #3 of 8
That's what I've done, too (ordered it with other things). If you want to order it for pickup, I might be able to help you out by picking it up and shipping it for you, but it wouldn't save you a lot... Perhaps you could get with a bunch of friends and order some extras...

BTW, I tuck my silver inside the plastic name tag holder on my uniform instead of wearing it outside. If possible, you might consider this for the next one...
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thus far, no ideas for a cheeper pin. But we will wait.


As far as ordering other stuff to reduce the S+H---last year I spent $90+ on books, closeouts etc, the year before $140.+ . I really do have darn near too MUCH. I purchased my L3 training guides 4 yrs ago---this gives some idea of my spending. I was trying to slow down.....
post #5 of 8
The clasp on all the pins can let go a little too easy. I use a small piece of duct tape to secure the clasp after I put it on my jacket. I've not yet lost a pin secured this way.
post #6 of 8
Heck, I'll GIVE you my LIII pin. I haven't taught in years and no longer need it. I wish I could find my LII pin. I give you that one too!

Powdr
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by T-Square
The clasp on all the pins can let go a little too easy. I use a small piece of duct tape to secure the clasp after I put it on my jacket. I've not yet lost a pin secured this way.

I try to put it on the outside of a pocket and then I duct tape the pin part of the pin to the inside of the pocket. The tape on the clasp isn't near as reliable as taping the pin part in place.
post #8 of 8
And when you buy a replacement, buy 2.

I actually wrap a very thin wire around the clasp and the pin (the actual pointy thing on the back). It keeps the clasp from flipping over to the open position, and you'd have to bend the pin pretty far to get it out from the wire. I lost one once when it was secured that way, but that's because I got slammed from behind by an unguided missile and did a belly slide for a few feet. Nothing would have stayed on through that.

If your jacket has breast pockets with flaps that have horizontal zippers, you can usually pin it to the flap then put the flap inside the pocket to keep the pin safe. But if it's your ski school jacket, I don;t know why you'd do that since the pin is hidden.

I've known some people to just wear the pin on the inside of the jacket. They were proud of the pin and wanted it on them, but didn't like displaying it. I thought they were just a bit odd. What's the point?
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