Welcome to the ChipTalk Community

Want to join the rest of the ChipTalk members? It is free to sign up today and unlock new features, discussions, and reduce the advertising.

Sign Up

The Five Stages of Chip Ownership

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

  1. Lurvas

    Lurvas Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Sweden
    Hmmmm...

    Chips:
    Bought 300 Dice chips needed more and bought another 650 (same price as my original 300).
    Discovered they were crap and bought 1500 nexgen's through CT members, bought labels. Wanted something nicer ..
    Bought 600 custom ceramics (same price as my dice chips 2 years ago) wanting more ...

    Tables:
    Built a table top, borrowed a foldable poker table.
    Of course I wanted something nicer so I built two octagon tables.

    Just wish I could make some money playing this stupid game.
     
    #41
  2. jamby

    jamby Creativity Alliance

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    14,657
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    high, low & in between
    No escape. You're a goner now. :stunned:
     
    #42
  3. JT-Bird

    JT-Bird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    New York
    Of all the stages to skip I choose the $25 dice chip stage? Not fair.

    Oh, BTW where are my
    - Protege's
    - Binion's Tributes
    - Matsui WSOP's
    - Zen Samples
    - Paulson Hot Stamps
    ?????

    Those ASM's that I waited 4 months for just aren't cutting it.
     
    #43
  4. _GUN_

    _GUN_ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,447
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    TN
    I'm too busy to make a list right now, but I don't even see money anymore, I just see it as the end result---poker chips. I know there's money there on the dresser, but it looks like poker chips.

    The other day I came in to the computer room to use CT and I saw $60 on the keyboard, which had been set there for me to buy groceries. When I saw the three twenty-dollar bills, in my mind, I heard two words--- 'poker chips'.

    I didn't see currency, I just saw a pile of chips. Unfortunately, I have to eat, but I considered putting $20 of the $60 into P*, so I could try to live off $40 worth of groceries, while I turned the $20 into poker chip money.
     
    #44
  5. compost kid

    compost kid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Manitoba, Canada
    I believe it is like the Hotel California......You can check out any time you want, but you can NEVER leave :)
     
    #45
  6. sawmillthug

    sawmillthug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Chillicothe, MO
    so now i refer to everything having a cost in relation to poker chips. So, every time i buy a bottle of water, i could have had like 1.5 paulsons.. damn this is depressing.. did someone say poker table?? Oh yeah, i am in the market. Who has some used ones from casinos. PM me.. IM serious damnit. I have room. I dont like the table that i have now..
     
    #46
  7. whataboutj

    whataboutj TAG extrodinare

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    on the wayyy negative side of varince
    Awesome post!!!! I definitely have gone thru these stages. Maybe not in the exact order
    - I started by "Collecting" the $5 chips from the Hardrock casino LV back 6 years ago (maybe 7)
    -1100 dice chips about 2 1/2 years ago until July of 2006
    - now have approx 12000 chips (over 5k FC's :wink: ) since July '06 & finding this site!!!!!

    The "Sickness" - yeah I've got it
     
    #47
  8. Diego De Lamo

    Diego De Lamo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    5
    This is great! So appropriate for most of us here... The acceptance stage can be really expensive, and endless too!!!
     
    #48
    TenPercenter likes this.
  9. slisk250

    slisk250 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    153
    Media:
    6
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Dhahran Hills
    Well I don't know about all those stages, I went over the cliff in another way. I played with friends and had a cheap set of bikini watchers years ago. Left the United States for work right when the boom hit. Nobody played at work so I did not see a hand of NLHE for about 9 years. Then last August we had some new guys at work and played a game. We had trouble with dirty stacks and I decided to go on ebay and see what I could find...cue thunder and lightning.

    ...within 3 weeks I had purchased about 1200 various Paulson Terrible's from a few guys. Picked up another 4 racks of Motor City Quarters and had my kid bring them to me in Saudi. I didn't even really know or understand what I had. I needed some hundos. It was December then and I saw in another ebay add the seller was a Chiptalk and PCF member. What the hell was that? So I learned about all this after collecting more casino Paulson's than some folks ever have...Dec. 31 I ordered about 2000 tournament chips from CPC and did not even have an inlay ready. J5 stepped in and cleaned up my design but we could not decide on a favorite. Only solution? Moar chipes! Make both. From discovery, to site member, to paid CPC invoice in 3 weeks. Then the Terrible's mutha load came, 10,000+ chips in the spring. Stardust, BCC v1 Mardi Gras, PCNY, Starburst, E&C stamps and another inlay and set concept is ready for CPC...then I added another order for the CPC Exit Only Lounge cash set...33 boxes arrived from Maine 2 months ago. I just smuggled the secondary tournament chips into Saudi. In the summer I Iost out on some 1s to complete my Mapes set but have an unseen full Dunes cash set awaiting me when I go home again. Maybe I'll just sell the Mapes and go after more Dunes...decisions... I went from zero to insanity in only 9 months or so. I'm a chip "ho"
     
    #49
  10. pokerpig

    pokerpig Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    CA
    Haaaaaa! True...
     
    #50
  11. stratus51

    stratus51 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    I must be abnormal. I went straight from 1 to 5 just by finding this site.. once I realised you could actually buy large quantities of playable casino chips i was hooked!
     
    #51
    NanaBanana likes this.
  12. TenPercenter

    TenPercenter Administrator
    Staff Member Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    12,031
    Likes Received:
    426
    Location:
    Dallas
    Good stuff slisk. I was where you are, except I started a website based on my obsession. There was no where to get information, & I didn't feel like I had the information to do it on my own. I wanted to make sure I was making the right choices.

    Then again you couldn't do wrong by choosing casino chips to start your sets.
     
    #52
    NanaBanana and slisk250 like this.
  13. slisk250

    slisk250 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    153
    Media:
    6
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Dhahran Hills
    ...ahhhh I think we left out a stage.

    6. Arthritis & severe carpel tunnel from oiling chips! Damn my hands hurt...
     
    #53
    David P and TenPercenter like this.
  14. amcpokernoob

    amcpokernoob Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    Wow . . . I'm definitely in the bargaining phase. For when it comes to explaining why I must purchase "real-clay" chips for hundreds of dollars I literally couldn't hit water if i fell out of a boat! :dead:
     
    #54
    ovo likes this.
  15. Cu3 O_o

    Cu3 O_o Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    California
    The nice thing about bargaining (certain chips) is later down the road you can sell what you purchased earlier and maybe make a small profit, kinda like an investment, cuz you know you will sell for at least what you paid..
     
    #55
  16. celamantia

    celamantia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Great posts! I am in the "Bargaining" phase now. I sort of accidentally fell into chips; I had to buy a set of chips for a theatre prop and all I had time for was a trip to Walmart where I ended up with a set of 300 Cardinal dice chips. I expanded the set for my own use by buying a Trademark dice chip set to go with it (and was struck by, even though they were both "matching" dice sets, how much better the Trademarks were than the Cardinals). I eventually bought a set of no-name chips that I am still using but I actually really like: they are knockoffs of Great Wall Paulson clones (yes, a knockoff of a knockoff); you can see them in my profile pic. I actually really like them except the plastic is a bit too soft and at 13.5 grams they are a bit too heavy. But I keep looking at other better sets (I should have jumped on the Majestic group buy but I really didn't like the label) and will probably someday get a nice small cash set.

    The biggest problem is that I rarely get to play. Even most of the dice chips never saw felt. The biggest use I've gotten out of them hasn't been poker, it was teaching my daughter blackjack and roulette (the dice chips make decent roulette chips) before her first cruise.

    Chris
     
    #56
  17. abby99

    abby99 Admin / Chip Magpie
    Staff Member Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    12,564
    Likes Received:
    381
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ah, how I miss the good old days. :)
     
    #57
    atomiktoaster likes this.
  18. Seeking Alpha Social Club

    Seeking Alpha Social Club Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    13
    LOL!! This post is spot on, and stands the test of time. Post was from 2006, before I was an addict, and is spot on for me. Before you know it, you end up with more chips than you know what to do with, BUT still successfully convince the boss (my wife in this case) that the next set is an absolute must have set. :Do
     

    Attached Files:

    #58
    CaptLego likes this.

Share This Page