Hi everyone. I've been a member for only a couple of weeks, but I thought I'd make my first official post here.
I found this forum while looking for my first set of chips and I have to say that I've caught the "poker chip" bug. I was ready to buy a set of Nexgen Pro Classics from a local retailer before I saw the pre-order for the Pharaoh's. I've since ordered a 750-chip set and I am absolutely stoked for them to arrive. I've already planned a home tourney for early Feb. (Am I glad I took a pass on the Nexgen's!!!). Since then, it's been a twice-daily login to check for new posts and familiarize myself with the site.
Poker is huge here in Canada, but darn if I can find a local game here in Markham (suburb of Toronto), or a half-decent retailer of Poker equipment and supplies. Thankfully, I've got the internet and some great U.S. sites. Now, I only worry about shipping costs and customs.