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Pirate's Plunder Chip Set

Discussion in 'GameOnChipCompany.com Offers' started by GameOnChipCompany, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. GameOnChipCompany

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    In honor of “National Talk Like a Pirate Day” we are proud to announce our new “Pirate’s Plunder” home game set!

    Mix and match from the six available denominations to make your own set! (250 Minimum) This pirate booty is priced to sell at 70¢ a chip! To place your order, email the breakdown of what you want as well as your shipping address to chiptalk@gameoncc.com. PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Sorry, no doubloons.

    What arrrrgghhh you waiting for? Don’t be a scallywag and place your order today!

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  2. ttttubby

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    Pretty chips, but the layout is a bit unbalanced towards the bottom.
     
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    Better breakdown might be 25,100,500,1000
    Then 25cent, $1,$5,$25 or $20
     
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  4. BGinGA

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    Dunno where you guys play poker (or if you even do), but those denominations are not going to appeal to very many players, especially here. See below for some helpful advice and denomination guidelines.


    Tournament chips -- 10 and 50 denomination chips are pretty much useless in a tournament set. Most denominations should be four or five times the previous chip in the lineup:

    5 - 25 - 100 - 500
    ~or~
    1 - 5 - 25 - 100
    ~or~
    25 - 100 - 500 - 1000 (better if a 5000 chip is also included)

    Any of these are much more flexible and useful than 5 - 10 - 25 - 50.


    Cash chips -- most cash sets will need a third (or fourth) denomination beyond just $1 and $5 chips:

    25c - $1 - $5 - $20/$25
    ~or~
    $1 - $5 - $20/$25 - $100
    ~or~
    5c - 25c - $1 - $5
     
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  5. CdnBeerLover

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    (retracted as per Meddler's comment)
     
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  6. Meddler

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    I don't think it's appropriate for members to post unsolicited critiques in a paid sponsor's offering forum.
     
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  7. MrChips

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    I agree in principle. On the other hand this kind of advice might increase sales.

    Perhaps a PM would have been more appropriate.
     
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    Fair point. I've removed my comment.
     
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  9. GameOnChipCompany

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    Hey Chiptalkers,

    Considerate critiques are fine and appreciated. We read every post and consider every comment. That doesn't mean the management agrees with every comment or disagree. Our philosophy is to consider everything and make the best business decision available. That said though, there should be no mistake of the experience level of the management of Game On within our industry. To put it frankly we have been catering to casino's for decades. The choices made for denominations were made using typical casino currency standards. It's not uncommon for a casino to order 75, 000 $1 and 200 $5000 cheques. There are dozens of combinations available. If typical casino combinations don't work here then how would we ever know without constructive criticism.

    We created a set that could be cost effectively created and sold at a discount from our regular retail pricing. Who's to say if a person wanted to buy some of the denominations but wanted a special item for their game. We would be happy to work that out for them.

    The Goal of Game On is customer service and top of the line quality. Everyone should get what they want when they spend their hard earned money. It's just a matter of asking.

    It's been a pleasure becoming a paid sponsor of Chiptalk and we are paying attention.
     
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    I think that looking at your casino orders doesn't tell you much about how chips are used in casinos. Many of us play frequently in a wide range of casinos all over the US, as well as in other countries.

    I assume you intend your top row of images for tournament play (it must be either that, or for univeral cash play, since there is no currency symbol). As an example, in US casinos, I have never seen a tournament played with chip denominations other than these: 5, 25, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, and larger. Never once -- anywhere -- have I seen a 10 or 50 value chip used in tourney play.

    As to cash play in the US, most games use the denoms that BG listed. Denoms like 2, 3, 4, 10, 20, 50, and so on are generally used only in limit games for which those denoms are particularly convenient (or as drop chips), and very rarely at the same tables with the standard denominations.

    I think what we're trying to say is that other than a specialized limit set, no one could make a useful set of poker chips from what you've displayed above. That can't help your sales, here or elsewhere.
     
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    I agree with BGs advice whole heatedly. I'm a relatively new serious player, but recognize your denoms could use adjustment if you want them to cater to the CT marketplace. There are some discerning players and chip experts on this site. BG is at the top of the list in expertise. If he's giving advice, disregard at yer own peril... Me hearties :wink:

    The argument that some casinos order this chip and that chip is flawed, since very few of us are running a casino. Casinos have various odd denom chips for specialized games. The home market is what you're tapping into, and those denoms don't work we'll for home games, IMHO edited - Disregard, the previous post explains this way better than my feeble attempt.

    People want the most bang for their buck. For a tournament game, there's no need, like BG said,to have chips that don't progress 4-5x the previous denom. You're paying per chip, you want to buy the most efficient set possible. People (including me) spend hours trying to come up with chip set configurations that play certain ways for games were hosting. Most try to get away with a few separate denominations as possible, so they can order more of each. :wink:

    Glad you're here. Hope you have some time to peruse the site's many threads to get a better feel for the preferences of the CT members. It has been very educational for me during last year.
     
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  12. GameOnChipCompany

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    All good comments and true. I know you will see some adjustments. I'm also familiar with BG and a valued opinion. Probably won't see much of a change tonight though. :)
     
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    You spoke, we listened! Here are two versions of the Pirate's Plunder set that you can choose from, a tournament set and a cash set. Hope these are more to your liking!

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    While I'm not a fan of pirate themed chips, this is a much better breakdown of denoms that should generate more interest in the CT community.
     
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    Much better breakdown! :)
     
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    ^^^^^ this for sure... Now if the colors were different... Lol. Only kidding. Best of luck with the sale
     
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    I don't think I've ever seen a green 1000 chip before.

    Great job on the new denominations. +1 for customer feedback responsiveness. :)


    Not saying your set colors should be changed, but here are the 'standard' casino colors in a few of the primary casino markets, often dictated by law:

    New Jersey/Nevada
    1 - white (usually blue or white in NV)
    5 - red
    20 - yellow
    25 - green
    100 - black
    500 - purple (varies in NV, but purple is common)
    1000 - orange (varies, but often yellow in NV)
    5000 - varies, but gray, brown, or pink are common

    California
    1 - blue
    5 - yellow
    20 - black
    25 - purple
    100 - white
    500 - gray

    Quarter chips (25c) can be found in nearly any color that doesn't conflict with the other set colors. Common colors used are pink, yellow, orange, gray, or white (Nevada), red or orange (California), and pink (New Jersey).
     
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