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Full Custom Abbiati Poker Chips...READ ON

Discussion in 'Custom Chips General' started by bluesman250, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. bluesman250

    bluesman250 Well-Known Member

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    A few weeks back, I emailed Abbiati about the possibility of creating some custom chips for the home market. They forwarded my e-mail to their distributor for the home market in the US, who I spoke with today. He's a photographer who's worked with Abbiati for casino stock photography, and who can place orders directly for chips, plaques, tables, etc. I believe there's a custom James Bond-like plaque order floating around ChipTalk now.

    These are great chips and similar to the Bud Jones style in construction (some even prefer them to Bud Jones). They have an infinite number of colors and styles, which you can find on their website (www.abbiati.it).

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    This is by no means a firm quote, but prices range from $1.25 to $2.00 per chip. Obviously, the higher the quantity, the better the price.

    As a huge Bud Jones fan, I for one would be very interested in a home set of custom Abbiatis, probably a mixed Cash / Tourney set of 2,000 or so. I'm curious if anyone else would be interested. If we can get the quantity up, we could probably get a great deal.

    You can also view their downloadble brochure here:

    http://www.abbiati.it/images/stories/Brochure ABBIATI 5MG.pdf

    Obviously, we haven't even begun to think about mold choice and design. But this may be an opportunity to create ---- finally ---- a fully professional home set with a killer design and the perfect color combos.

    PM me if you have any interest and I'll keep the group posted. The next step would be to narrow down mold and denoms to get a more accurate quote.
     
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  2. Vince

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    What's the minimum order?
     
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    Wow.. Imagine a set of custom mold inlay chips with the hologram ring. Those would be sick! A nice custom Plaque for the higher denoms, and large custom Jetons for dealer buttons. Imagine the possibilities :shocked:
     
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  4. bluesman250

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    No minimum order per se, though he indicated that at very low quantities (5,000 and below), there would a significant upcharge. I think if we could get to 20,000, we could probably get the price closer to $1.25.
     
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    Do you own some Abbiati sample chips? I have some, and I am not overly impressed with the quality. They are not on a par with Bud Jones. Or Matsui, for that matter. I can put up some pictures when I find the time for it.
     
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  6. Johnny5

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    Abbiati sells MANY different types of chips, even Sunfly ceramics (weird - see page 26)!

    Do you know specifically which chips (and sizes) are available & included in the $1.25 - $2.00 quote? I think the chip pics you posted are for their RFID chips...
     
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    I would like to see specific catalog numbers of what would be available for purchase through something like this. I'm think that you probably won't be able to pick up any of the casino line for less than 2.00/chip. I can't open the catalog now, but I seem to remember both sunfly and some other home market chips. I don't imagine there would be too much interest in those. But, if you COULD get some nice quality chips for 1.25-2.00 a piece, I'd be in for maybe 200 or so, high end denoms. Depending on final design/colors, etc.
     
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  8. PhilTheThrill14

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    Having handled and played with the fine Matsui product. I just can't see spending this much money for what amounts to a "fancy plastic chip". Not to mention, having tried to deal with Abiatti before, it was anything but smooth and dropped off totally when they found out it was a very small order possibility.

    I hope this happens - because I know it's been attempted in the past and failed - and if people like their chips - its a win for Chiptalk. Good luck all and I will continue to follow as I am curious to see how it proceeds.
     
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    GROUP BUY!

    I've handled some Owls at my friend's home game, and must say they're pretty nice. They're a plastic chip with a sandpaper texture.
     
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    We can get RFID chips too! :wink:
     
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    I had a couple sample sets of the Owls - I found them to be nice plastic chips.
     
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    Ceramics maybe, clay more likely, but plastic, I can't see it being worth while. I passed on the previous plastic chip group buys for the same reason. I couldn't really tell the different between shuffling a stack of Zens and a stack of the latest plastic Bond movie casino chips. For the price, I really liked the Bond replicas. If the the movie replicas are available so cheaply I can't talk myself into paying a premium for 'high end' plastic chips. But hey lots of people like the Zens, so, this could take off.
     
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    He's offered to let me borrow his sample set, which he said is pretty extensive. I'll request that and post a detailed review. I must admit I've never handled Abbiati chips before so I can't really speak to the quality. I did purchase a sample set of "Ocean Jewel" chips (St. Petersburg), which resembel some of the molds I saw on the Abbiati website. If these are Abbiait chips, I'd have to agree with DrJohn regarding the quality...no where near Bud Jones. Much lighter and slicker. Does anyone know if Ocean Jewel = Abbiait? I'll keep everyone posted.

    Cheers.
     
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    Why would you? Is anyone going to actually spend several hundred or more on an RFID reader??
     
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    LOL, i was just saying.:wink:
     
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    Ah ok, to me its like using gold or silver as the core in a slugged dice chip :wink:
     
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  17. Roc-A-Fella_1

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    Ah good point. To me it's like HAVING a slugged dice chip.:shocked:
     
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    Ocean Jewels are B&G chips, not Abbiati. I've had a rack of Abbiatis I got from Nevada Jacks and their flat specs seem in line with Bud Jones chips. I really liked the feel and overall playability. Of course I sold them cuz I only had a rack of $5s but I liked them nevertheless.

    dolomite
     
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    While I do like plastic chips. I am not sure if many people are willing to spend more than $1+ on them. As nice as the most recent Matsui GB looked, it was not able to get off the ground (though I certainly wish it had). That's definitely one downfall - the price.
     
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    I can tell you that the inner ring mold chips are very nice. Not sure if they are better or worse than Matsui's or Bud Jone's per se but very nice. Now if we can do custom plaques at a reasonable price (lunets and tulace fillament), say $10-$12 per than count me in for that portion at the very least.


    Cyna -
     
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