Cancelled 500 to 600 chip set; budget $400 (2 Viewers)

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I am looking to buy a 500 to 600 chip set with 100 quarters (flex), 200 $1s, 200 $5s, 80 $25s, 20 $100s. I don’t mind what the chips are made out of, but prefer chips that match and are in decent/clean condition, weighing 9 grams or more, each.

If the set you want to sell is ceramic, it should be competitively priced compared with simply buying a new set in a @justincarothers group buy. Not sure if my budget can afford clay chips, but it’s worth a shot.
 
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Every once in a while someone has a ceramic set that they put up in the Classifieds that will be a great deal @25¢/chip or something, but you have to be patient and spend the time to keep looking. Other than that, your best bet for a quick set in the 40-50¢/chip set is to watch the Classifieds for one of the many sets that people have bought from Tina/ @justincarothers etc and are looking to sell. They do come up frequently. If you are willing to be more patient, design your own and put in an order with him. The newer ceramic hybrids are the best bang for the buck by a country mile.
 
Every once in a while someone has a ceramic set that they put up in the Classifieds that will be a great deal @25¢/chip or something, but you have to be patient and spend the time to keep looking. Other than that, your best bet for a quick set in the 40-50¢/chip set is to watch the Classifieds for one of the many sets that people have bought from Tina/ @justincarothers etc and are looking to sell. They do come up frequently. If you are willing to be more patient, design your own and put in an order with him. The newer ceramic hybrids are the best bang for the buck by a country mile.
Couldn’t agree more. There is real clay and there is Tina, I can’t imagine buying any other types of chips.
 
Every once in a while someone has a ceramic set that they put up in the Classifieds that will be a great deal @25¢/chip or something, but you have to be patient and spend the time to keep looking. Other than that, your best bet for a quick set in the 40-50¢/chip set is to watch the Classifieds for one of the many sets that people have bought from Tina/ @justincarothers etc and are looking to sell. They do come up frequently. If you are willing to be more patient, design your own and put in an order with him. The newer ceramic hybrids are the best bang for the buck by a country mile.
Thanks for the tip!

What makes the hybrid so much better? Is the difference between the cards mold and the hybrid just the sticker? I would have thought that adding another element that could get damaged/peel would be a negative?
 
Thanks for the tip!

What makes the hybrid so much better? Is the difference between the cards mold and the hybrid just the sticker? I would have thought that adding another element that could get damaged/peel would be a negative?
My opinion only...the greek hybrid mold looks and feels nicer. The greek key is tactile. The sticker is textured. The sticker has higher resolution than the no mold ceramic so your artwork shows better. The "clink" sound is nice. In the future, stickers can be removed and replaced, so greater flexibility there for your own tastes or for resale (possibly, these have not been around long enough for resales and relabels yet).

That said, the greek hybrids do slide more than the textured no molds. This may matter to you or not. Best to get samples.
 
My opinion only...the greek hybrid mold looks and feels nicer. The greek key is tactile. The sticker is textured. The sticker has higher resolution than the no mold ceramic so your artwork shows better. The "clink" sound is nice. In the future, stickers can be removed and replaced, so greater flexibility there for your own tastes or for resale (possibly, these have not been around long enough for resales and relabels yet).

That said, the greek hybrids do slide more than the textured no molds. This may matter to you or not. Best to get samples.
Thanks for the info!
 
Dunes China Clay are in budget.

See thread—> https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/dunes-clay-poker-chip-pre-sale.12592/

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Thanks for the info, I hadn’t considered those! Any opinions on how they stack up to Cards Mold chips?
I've had a different set of china clays and I prefer cards mold. You should def get samples to see how you like each type of chip. I thought I'd save some money by not getting samples and I bought way too much stuff.
 
Not a fan of Dunes China Clays. Too slippery, IMO. Get samples before you buy. I hear some versions are better than others.

@Josh Kifer is selling used casino Chipcos for as little as $0.10 per chip. No fracs, but you could buy yellow $2 chips to use as fracs. I got some Greek Key mold hybrids. They are nice, colors are bright, but they cost 3-4x as much.

Depends on what you're really looking for.
 
Thanks everyone. I think I will stick with cards mold if going with a non-clay option.
 
Not a fan of Dunes China Clays. Too slippery, IMO. Get samples before you buy. I hear some versions are better than others.

@Josh Kifer is selling used casino Chipcos for as little as $0.10 per chip. No fracs, but you could buy yellow $2 chips to use as fracs. I got some Greek Key mold hybrids. They are nice, colors are bright, but they cost 3-4x as much.

Depends on what you're really looking for.
I second this. Phenomenal deal for Chipcos, which are generally considered the best of the ceramics. Tinas are imitations of Chipcos. And these come from a real casino, so there is that cool factor when felt them.

You can get a 1000 chips + a rack or two of $2's for use as fracs for $250 shipped! Here is a link, take a look:
https://www.pokerchipforum.com/thre...co-cash-and-tourney-sets-sale-is-live.114438/
 
Thanks everyone. I think I will stick with cards mold if going with a non-clay option.
I’ll echo one of the most popular phrases on PCF, “Get samples!”

I prefer China Clay chips over cheap ceramics (and I’m not alone). There are several options.

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If you are sensitive to smell you’ll want to get China Clay samples, I know that’s what keeps me away from them and many others.
 
Maybe a hot take, but just say no to cards mold (haven’t sampled the new hybrids though). I’d go after good condition Chipcos around the same price point.
 
Get samples, get samples, get samples. If you do, you will be thankful. If you don’t, you will be sorry. LISTEN! LEARN! DO IT!

Good news - you can get the lower tier / middle of the road chips for that price, brand new.

Bad news - you cannot get the high end “luxury” type chips.

Types of Chips you can get:

1. “Metal Slug” types from Apache or elsewhere. These will have the same approximate weight as dice chips from Target, but they will have a cool design and denominations on them. This includes sets such as Monte Carlo and Casino Royale.

2. Tina Ceramics types from Apache or a group buy via Justin here on PCF. These are like a hard plastic, and have become very popular. Possibilities are near endless.

3. China Clays. These are like a clay plastic mix. They kind of feel like the high end ones. Samples are Pharoahs, Majestics, and Dunes.

More good news - you could afford a sample set of all three types and still afford to buy one.

Good luck and god speed.
 
Get samples, get samples, get samples. If you do, you will be thankful. If you don’t, you will be sorry. LISTEN! LEARN! DO IT!

Good news - you can get the lower tier / middle of the road chips for that price, brand new.

Bad news - you cannot get the high end “luxury” type chips.

Types of Chips you can get:

1. “Metal Slug” types from Apache or elsewhere. These will have the same approximate weight as dice chips from Target, but they will have a cool design and denominations on them. This includes sets such as Monte Carlo and Casino Royale.

2. Tina Ceramics types from Apache or a group buy via Justin here on PCF. These are like a hard plastic, and have become very popular. Possibilities are near endless.

3. China Clays. These are like a clay plastic mix. They kind of feel like the high end ones. Samples are Pharoahs, Majestics, and Dunes.

More good news - you could afford a sample set of all three types and still afford to buy one.

Good luck and god speed.
I’ve sampled 1 and don’t think I want to bother with the smell of china clays. That leaves ceramics, probably.

I’ll keep this post up for a while longer in case someone wants to offload a Justin set before his next group buy deadline.
 
I like Tina’s a lotttttt, I own way too many but they are not even close to the feel, sound, and texture of actual Chipcos. ESP the 1990s ones with that gritty texture! Hard to find higher denoms at times but deff go with Chipco if you find a set that will work…
 
I have almost the perfect set for you but I’m not currently not selling. If you have the patience @justincarothers will take care of your needs and be under budget. It just takes a couple of months.
 

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