Re: "Newbie Tip of the Day" Expression of appreciation thread!... I'm a big fam of Doug's posts and agree it should be in a locked thread. I started following the tips on the chipboard, started adding favourites for various websites etc, and then stopped when you started reposting them here as they are now a very easy reference tool. No negative comments. Just a big thank you to Doug (and yourself). I have moved from a set collector to a casino chip collector in the last year or so, so find them very useful. I can't endorse tip #3 enough. When I first started collecting I bought so much different stuff. You really have to focus your collection unless you are (1) a maniac; and (2) a billionaire. I also recently applied to join the CC>CC. Not as a result of Doug's posts (although it is recommended in tip #2), but because of all the help various members have given me in the last year or so (and how much money they have taken off me ). Thanks again Doug and Jim.