Those are some of the worst chips on the planet. He's right though, they are very fragile and will break and crumble very easily. Mostly because their composition is closer to baking soda than clay.
Maybe I can get him to buy my 300-chip set at a discount. $100 leaves him plenty of room to make a profit on these rare chips, and nets me a 10x return on my investment. Yep, he's right again -- that's better than Paulsons. Win-win.