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The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Discussion in 'Poker Chip General' started by amcpokernoob, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. amcpokernoob

    amcpokernoob Member

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    So in the last oh let's say 5 months I've turned my rinky dink 4-8 weekly cash home game into a 10-16 person tournament night. After upgrading those terrible dice chips I have found myself in poker chip nirvana moving quickly through The Five Stages of Ownership see article http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/threads/the-five-stages-of-chip-ownership.24529/ by member scratcher.

    The Progression

    Dice
    Monte Carlo Slugs
    The Neophyte set
    Nile Club Ceramic
    Majestic China Clay

    and now . . .

    I don't know. If I could I would love a set of 500 Paulson World Top Hat and Cane, because racecar, which is a palindrome. Yet, I need some advice. Looking to spend maybe $1000. Are there any chips made by the late greats like Chipco and GPI that are still mass produced? Or must I wait? Seems like a tough time to make a comeback to poker chip land without dropping eBay prices upwards of $4000. Note: I prefer clay chips. Key Wests are on my radar, but seem awfully pricy. Is CPS the way to go?
     
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  2. detroitdad

    detroitdad Well-Known Member

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    What about custom clay poker chips from classicpokerchips.com.

    I'm on my second set of customs (tourney and cash) and couldn't be happier.
     
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  3. abby99

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    If you plan to purchase a set of good clay chips (e.g., CPC, Paulson), take your time to figure out exactly what you want before shelling out several grand.

    Key Wests are actually a bit cheaper than if you purchased similar chips directly from CPC. If you go for customs, you will pay more but you'll get exactly what you want. As you get into more complex edge spots, and chances are that you will, the costs go up. Check out the prices and options on CPC's web site.
     
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  4. Weckedy

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    Agreed with abby, or you can do what i did.
    1) Buying eveything you THINK you like.
    2) Play/Handle all chips you bought.
    3) Figure out what you really like and dont like.
    4) Release what you dont like back into the wild.
    5) Profit. (Not as in i made monies, but as in i got to my end goal.)
     
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  5. abby99

    abby99 Admin / Chip Magpie
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    LOL -- Been there, done that, except that it takes me a long, long time to release chips back into the wild.
     
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  6. CaptLego

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    Hmmm... I've had some nice chips for over 20 years now that I've never used. Maybe I should start thinking about releasing them into the wild. . . . . . . Nah.
     
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  7. KingZilla

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    If you like BCC chips you can still get them here:

    http://www.holdempokerchips.com/Default.asp

    You will find Brand New REAL clay chips at a price that's not easy to pass up.
    It just depends on whether you like them or not.
    Good Luck
     
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