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The Five Stages of Chip Ownership

Discussion in 'Poker Chip General' started by scatcher, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. mac40k

    mac40k Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that pretty much nails it for me, except the step inbetween the Nexgens with labels and the full custom set which is two sets of ceramics and a set of clays, just not custom. And yes, I still want and intend to get a full custom set next year, I just haven't decided yet whether it's going to be clay or ceramic. Whatever it is, I'll probably end up getting the other the following year anyway.
     
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  2. mizuchaud

    mizuchaud Creativity Alliance

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    Wait, what happens if you accidentally skipped a step or two and went from dice to Paulson THC's?
    Does that mean one can actually short circuit the process and SAVE MONEY?
    hmmmmm.............:)

    Note to self. Use that as fallback excuse.
     
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  3. Jambine

    Jambine Creativity Alliance

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    My name is Ben, and I'm a chipaholic. I started through this cycle some time ago, and I would like to share my progress to date:
    <O:razz:</O:razz:
    1971-1982 Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression
    1983 Acceptance, purchased some generic BCC hot stamps, FINALLY
    1984-1994 Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression (Severe set-back in recovery, saw my first Chipco ceramic)
    1995 Acceptance, traded BCC’s to Brother for TH&C cherries
    1997-2000 Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression
    2001 Acceptance, sold cherries and started collecting $1 TH&C’s from a local casino.
    2002-2005 Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression
    2005 Acceptance, finally purchased custom Chipco’s (the turning point)
    2006 Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression
    2006 Acceptance, currently awaiting delivery of BCC custom spotted hot-stamps
    2006 Anticipating cure sometime in 4th quarter 2006.

    You can see how I have progressed toward the cure. The last cycle took less than a year!
     
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  4. A-Ro

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    I didn't know there was a "cure"...:huh:
     
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  5. Jambine

    Jambine Creativity Alliance

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    Of course there’s a cure. You simply accelerate the cycle as I have illustrated above. Eventually the cycle of stages will be compressed to a single point in time, at which point you will be cured.

    Disclaimer: There is a slight chance that compression of these cycles in time/space could cause a massive implosion, resulting in the creation of a black-hole. So just, ya know..... be careful
     
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  6. Ranman

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    As long as there are chips there it would be OK. :wink:
     
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  7. A-Ro

    A-Ro Creativity Alliance

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    Yes...chips galore! Kind of like the McDonalds playground with the balls kids can jump and play in....
     
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  8. scatcher

    scatcher Well-Known Member

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    My own story diverges from this one a little - I was aiming at the "everyman" experience.

    I moved from dice chips to a Las Vegas Centennial version of 12.5g chip that were slightly better. During the two month summer break (I don't hold a home game July/Aug) I bought some NJ skulls and obtained two 300-sets through PSO promos. Lots of the chips are poorly coloured/printed, though, although they feel terrific. So I'm nearly done prepping for my own custom ceramics.

    Thanks for the kind feedback!
     
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  9. huskerchipper

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    Great read. Probably somewhat covers most of us here.

    My Stages:
    Dice Chips
    Dice Chips w/labels
    Dice Chips Hotstamped (Desert Palace) 2700 chips btw...wow
    Then Simultaneously put together an 1100 piece Pharoah cash & Tourney set and a 1200 chipset of Skulls (my 'workhorse') set for large Tourneys.
     
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  10. poislb

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    Thats pretty good...nicley put!!
     
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  11. Toothpic

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    Oh man, it's scary how accurate that is!! LMAO!
     
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  12. jamby

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    Very well-stated and very accurate. Great post.

    There are, however additional stages that some of us find ourselves in.

    Next would be a visit to Las Vegas and collecting a few $1 chips to bring home. Wow, these real casino chips are pretty cool and a definite step above even the top of the line home chipsets. Sure feel great.

    Beginning to peruse ebay auctions for real casino chips and obtaining a few fine and unusual obsolete ones that strike your fancy. Spending more per chip than you ever dreamed was possible.

    Geeze, why not buy an entire set of real casino chips. How cool is that? Playing with real casino chips that were used in a real casino. Plus, they're cheaper when you buy a complete set. Wow!

    That uncirculated set of Dunes chips sure looks nice. It would sure be nice to have a set of real casino chips in mint condition. It doesn't cost that much more than the non-mint chips.

    One set of mint chips is great, but now there are others available. I have to have them. If nothing else, at least they're a good investment right???

    Oh, yes, many more stages.

    -jamby
     
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    ive been in all those stages, 2 or 3 at once i think. I had the costco set, wife bought them so "they were great damnit".. Then moved up to a "denomination" set that was "casino weight and quality". hmmmm.. those suck too.. Then i found this site totally by mistake. Not really sure how i got here. Think I am being watched. Damn there goes my consipracy theory again.. I only get bad beats, no one else.. poker gods are out for just my money, no one likes me, i need a hug.. Oh wait, im ok now. Bought 750 bucks worth of paulson jbs and plaques to go with. I will be just fine. ordered sample sets for the binions wsop replicas, wsop replicas, proteges, blah blah blah. Next week, I buy my own casino. See, Im fine...:wink:
     
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  14. Jambine

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    LOL. We are all wondering how we got here. Let us know if you find an exit.
     
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  15. Hokemon

    Hokemon Faux Clay Nation

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    Great post! Somewhere in there is the point where you find Scott Keen's site and build your own oak racetrack poker table with suited speed cloth and sweet cup holders (can't have nice chips and a crappy table)! Been there done that. As for chips? Could not pull the trigger for dice - uggh. Started with 2500 Neophytes from Sidepot and am working on the design for a custom ceramic set. Still married...
     
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  16. sawmillthug

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    Oh yeah, did i mention my wife plays poker too... really, really well.. So i can pretty much buy whatever chips i want:happy: . And now im working on upgrading to 2 nice poker tables for our home games.. (only have room for 2 in my poker room, i mean office....
     
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  17. jdunford

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    I'll trade you some yellow faux clays for your wife.

    Just kidding. I don't have any yellow faux clays... :sad:
     
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  18. Midnight Rose

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    I'm at stage two of Jamby's list. Is there any escape?

    help...me...
     
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  19. Midnight Rose

    Midnight Rose Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys, come clean: who here collects poker tables? I know you're out there...step forward, speak up...
     
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  20. 7thSeat

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    Why not collect obsolente Casino tables while your at it?

    I have some spare tables from The Dunes and The Sands if anyone wants to trade. :wink:

    Great thread by the way. :)
     
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