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Old 05-20-2009
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Help needed!! Dunes Commemorative, Desert Palms or Vignoble???

Hi you all!

I have discovered this forum last week and I have been reading a lot during those days.

I was thinking in buy a set of 750 china-made 14g low-quality chips but after reading all of you I have opened my mind and now I want some better chips.

Here, in Spain (sorry for my bad english ), Poker is now starting to be very popular. So we don't have much high quality chips to choose in here.

I have been searching on e-bay and others chips webs and I am in love with those three chips:

Commemorative Dunes (0.29$ each)
Desert Palms (0.25$ each)
Vignoble Ceramic (0.50$ each) (Prices are the best I've found)

What of those will you recommend me?? There are better chips at the same price??

Note. For me feel and sound are very important, but also the desing

See you all and sorry for my bad english!

Here are some images of the chips, although I guess tou all know them.
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Old 05-20-2009
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Re: Help needed!! Dunes Commemorative, Desert Palms or Vignoble???

i was thinking about Dunes myself but theyre cheap-ish composite. ppl tend to say ceramics are better, even if they feel slightly different. i think ceramics are good (better than composit/plastic), just about to buy my first ceramic set myself.
check this out:
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as follows from the reviews:
Dunes Casino Tribute Chips: One word: Wow. For a second or two after pulling the chips out of the shipping envelope....I thought these were actual clay, compression molded chips. These are amazing and fantastic chips. Feel is amazing close to a real clay. The material appears to be extremely similar to the 10 Gram Faux Dice chips shown above...which I am a big fan of. Sound is excellent...very casino-like.....not ringy or to obnoxious. And finally....looks wise...these are just GREAT looking chips. The spots have a simulated edge to them that replicates a compression molded chip and look really good. The inserts are glued on nice. Only bad I really see is the use of U.S. currency on the denoms, which isn't real popular with my readers over in Europe. Take a close look at the pics of these suckers. Great, great chips. In fact, probably the best non-compression molded chip that I've ever reviewed.

Desert Palms 'Pure Clay': In a hurry? Got something better to do than read reviews about pokerchips? OK, here...I'll make it easy for you. These are the best composite chips I've ever had hit my doorstep. Why are you still reading? OK, fine. Are they perfect, no...so let's go over that. Naming the chips 'Pure Clay' is....interesting. I'll stop there. Any other badness can be summed up in that the chips are not for stacking. They are slick. Period. Slick as any plastic chip out there. Now...the good stuff. First, these chips use the same mold as their big brother Compression Molded chips, which gives them a fantastic look right out of the gate. Second, the color combo's used are great. In fact, IMHO, better than the Compression molded version colors. The spots are multi-colored...another huge plus. Their feel is great, helped by a nice weight ranging 9.3 to 9.5 grams. The inlay is a sticker that's really tough to finger-nail off and has the added bonus of having some nice texture to it. Oh, and did I mention they were smart and have six of the chips available without denoms? And the icing on the cake is their sound when shuffled and handled. There is no metal insert to mess things up, so one word: Fantastic.

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Re: Help needed!! Dunes Commemorative, Desert Palms or Vignoble???

If you are going to get Desert Palms, (my choice) , or Dunes, this is where you should get them http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/thechiproom-com-offers/

order thread is on that page. The pics you are showing us are the older version of the DP and Dunes. The ones on the link above are newer, better.
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Re: Help needed!! Dunes Commemorative, Desert Palms or Vignoble???

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If you are going to get Desert Palms, (my choice) , or Dunes, this is where you should get them http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/thechiproom-com-offers/

order thread is on that page. The pics you are showing us are the older version of the DP and Dunes. The ones on the link above are newer, better.
Wow!! New version is much better!

Now I have no doubt waht to buy! I will get Desert Palms too. Now I'am waiting Jim (guy who sells the chips) to answer me if chips can be sent to Spain.

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Help needed!! Dunes Commemorative, Desert Palms or Vignoble???

check the list of shops
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maybe there are some closer to Spain than US is
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Re: Help needed!! Dunes Commemorative, Desert Palms or Vignoble???

the two clay compression molds of the DP and Dunes are sweet. I've got a set of the DPCC and a sample of the Dunes. I would be happy with either but for some reason chose the DP's. Too close to call really.
You also may want to check out the new ceramics venerati's at sidepot.com I've got a sample of those as well and all my regular poker friends liked them alot. Not saying better than any clays but very nice in feel, sound, and texture.

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