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Funny buy-in stories

Discussion in 'Poker Stories and Bad Beats' started by shadesofgrey, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. shadesofgrey

    shadesofgrey Well-Known Member

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    Normally Sunday tournies are 10-20 NL Hold'em - with unlimited rebuys until lvl 3 :) and usually a side ring game of $3-$6 - whatever.

    Tonight..... My dad, hits the ATM before the game, remembers he has to buy stamps, decides to buy 20 packs of stamps - BUT THOUGHT he was buying 20 stamps - immediately overdrawing his checking account.

    I laughed all the way to the game - no cash, only stamps to play with, & he was starting the night off overdrawn by 5 books of stamps.

    The house let him buy-in with stamps.??!?.. !!! & we ended up using the stamp packs as $1000 plaque chips... he took 3rd & still had about 12 books left... still down.

    i dunno, i've never played with books of stamps as plaques(cash).. winning scratch tickets - yes.. stamps?

    one of the funniest buy-ins & payouts i've witnessed.
     
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  2. shadesofgrey

    shadesofgrey Well-Known Member

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    The part that killed me was when the ATM started spitting out book after book of stamps & the crushing moment when he realized what was happenning.
     
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    Annorax Well-Known Member

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    I thought ATM's were programmed not to allow purchases that overdraw the user's account. WTH???
     
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  4. R Deckard

    R Deckard Well-Known Member

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    Heck, I've never heard of or seen an ATM that sold stamps! Which bank provides that kind of service? Or is it a regional thing?
     
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    They do up in my area (boston area) too.
     
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    jojobinks Poker Nerd (and Admin)
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    no no no no no...when they let you overdraw, they still get their fees, and the bank gets paid too. they want you to overdraw...
     
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  7. R Deckard

    R Deckard Well-Known Member

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    I love it when I let someone overdraw against me and I get paid. :roll: :happy:

    (+1 [​IMG])
     
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  8. Captn_All_In

    Captn_All_In Creativity Alliance

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    Very Good Story.

    Thanks for sharing!!
     
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  9. drake

    drake Well-Known Member

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    Nice Story

    Nice Story!! Seems Like everybody does good when they are all in.....except me.
     
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  10. softchewy

    softchewy Well-Known Member

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    see if he can try coupons next
     
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  11. dad604

    dad604 Well-Known Member

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    Stamps are as good as cash. :cool:
     
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  12. JustinHEMI04

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    I had a guy buy into one of my higher level games with a box of cuban cohibas. :)

    Jsutin
     
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  13. Matthew

    Matthew Super Moderator
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    I had a guy put up his set of irons - 3 through pitching wedge - for a $100 buy in.

    by the way - I have the clubs....

    Kevin if you read this - yes I'm still telling people about it.
     
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    Matthew Super Moderator
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    EDIT - double post - sorry
     
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