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Oak Tree Value? I've been out of the game for awhile...

Discussion in 'Chip Identity and Value' started by JimsAllIn, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. JimsAllIn

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    I accumulated a decent amount of chips (about 20,000) from various casinos over two or three years, but haven't been as active in the collecting community lately. My collection includes a 1000 chip set of Oak Trees ($1 x 400, $2 x 100, $5 x 300, $25 x 100, $100 x 100). As with most Oak Tree chips, all show light casino wear, with the higher denomination chips with sharp corners and in nearly new condition (I'm probably playing a bit fast and loose with condition descriptions, but I wanted to give a general, albeit amateur impression). Any idea on what this set or the individual racks are worth? I haven't seen any racks on ebay in some time, and I'm guessing it is pretty tough to find a rack of the $100s these days.

    On a related note, I was impressed to recently see a rack of primary Aztar Evansville $5s go for $157 and a rack of primary Aztar Evansville $100s go for $305 on ebay (neither price including shipping). I guess the market is starting to reflect the fact that there hasn't been a major Chiproom sale lately!

    Thanks in advance.

    -Jim
     
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  2. ovo

    ovo World Series Chump
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    prices fluctuate , depends how many want them. I want some 1's and 5's myself
     
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    Absolutely true. In fact, prices fluctuate for most casino chips based on present supply and demand. Any idea where the market currently is on Oak Trees? For example, have there been any recent sales other than ebay that may indicate where the market is? If not, does anyone have a hunch based on general interest and how many chips are out there? Thanks!
     
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    There isn't any history to help set prices. My wild guess? $1 per chip for the ones, fives and twenty-fives. $2 per chip for the hundreds. fifty cents each for the two dollar chips.

    No data, just guesses -=- DrStrange
     
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    Sold my $1 chips for $0.85-$1.50 each
    $2 and $5 for $1.50-$2
    $25 for $3 each
    Didn't have any $100, but would imagine about $3-4 each
    The few $500 chips I had went for $15 each

    This was a while back closer to when they first sold. There are likely plenty of buyers that want to finish or grow their set. These chips are not only good looking, but also in pretty good condition. Demand will set the price. If you ask $X for them they will either sell quickly or you will get offers that someone feels to be either easier on their wallet or fair.
     
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