It's been said many times before and I'll say it again. Long time lurker. Registered a while back and just decided to introduce myself. I lurk many forums looking for info for the many things I'm into like watches, flashlights, firearms etc. (Yes, firearms. In WA state a guy or gal owning firearms is pretty normal and doesn't make you tough) I've used this site as a resource for a few years now so I decided to join. This is the only chip forum I've joined. Actually it's the only forum I've joined. I know that there's another chip forum but I just don't use it. It all started with me trying to get a set of chips of my own. I'd bought a set of dice chips from Costco (ten years ago or so) that I quickly stopped giving a sh*t about once I started playing cash games with my buddie's hot stamped dice chips. Those chips seemed like such an upgrade. Playing cash games also killed my love of tourneys. I still very much enjoy tourneys but I don't "love". The more sets of chips I ran into, the more I wanted some nice chips of my own. So I started searching for a best bang for your buck set. I figured 750 or so chips would be enough. (I got that down to 500 for our cash game these days) That led me to this site. I went from seriously contemplating China clays, to talking myself out of brand new crispy Paulsons from Apache because of price, to owning 1300 Casino Aztar Indiana secondaries and 200 pink non-denom Avalon Club chips. In the proses I also acquired a rack of samples. Various Paulsons, Milanos, Pharoes, custom ceramics, etc. Samples samples samples you said. All in one summer and it's all your fault. This forum helped me find the place to order the chips, clean and care for them. I really love these chips. I haven't ran into any other players that play with used casino clay chips and they get a lot of inquiries. (My buddy just got some used casino ceramics which are also very nice) I love new Paulson home chips but I really love casino chips. So I've found my self on the lookout for another set. Im also contemplating trimming my Atars down to 600 since I'm only interested in having cash sets for now. One more thing.... I really like some of the chips you guys have. Serious drool material. I wish I had gotten into this site 5 or 6 years before because I feel like I missed out on some nice casino chips. Chip sets I like.... 1.The Vineyard 2.Oak Tree 3.Crystal Park 4.Garden City Obviously I like many more chips, especially most of the ASM customs, but these are the casino chips I drool over. ASMs are out of my budget. Hope this wasn't too long.