Been trying to get into this since 5 months

Nacknime

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Hi guys

After trying to get my first set of chips for 5 months I finally registered here too.

It all started with me trying to gift myself a set of chips for Christmas. Nothing insane, just a bit fancier than the cheap plastic chips I've been playing with when my friends bring their supermarket cases... I checked the very limited choice of shops in Switzerland, and searched for a design I would like. I wanted something where the edges look more interesting than the standard single-stripe sets, something that doesn't refer to some random casino that either doesn't exist or I've never been to, and something that doesn't look tacky.

I settled on a set of "Pro Poker"-labelled chips (https://www.amazon.com/JP-Commerce-Piece-Poker-Clay/dp/B001E6QVT8) , claiming to be Clay. At this point I still thought that more weight = better. 5 months later the set still hasn't shipped, 5$ and 25$ denominations aren't available. I was determined to find these denominations somewhere else, and get the rest of the set from my original store. I found lots of shops listing these chips, most wouldn't ship to Switzerland, and the others also didn't have (enough) of my desired denoms.

Luckily in this search for my crappy chips, I found out about this forum, and about apollonchips/Sun-Fly. I sent an email to my original store to cancel the order, and instead ordered a 500-piece set of stock Mosaics from apollonchips. A very interesting design (also the edges), ceramics, casino weight, all I wanted. Yes, shipping is expensive, but shipping to Switzerland is expensive from anywhere...

Roast me about the breakdown I ordered, but I think it makes sense for me: 75x0.25, 75x1, 100x5, 100x25, 100x100, 50x500, and a dealer button.
It allows me to play 0.25/0.25 with native denominations, 0.05/0.10 with denominations meaning cents, or 1/1 or 1/2 native denominations. Additionally there should be enough difference from lowest to highest chip to play tournaments.

Now I only have a weird issue... After entering my address when ordering I wanted to revisit my order, but it already submitted the order - even though I haven't paid yet?! The order is in my account though, with status "Pending". Has anyone ever encountered that problem on apollonchips? I already used their support form, but didn't get a response.

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Thanks for the info, I'll PM them tomorrow or so, don't wanna stress them too much messaging them on all available channels at the same time... I can imagine with everyone in this forum stuck at home and ordering chips to pass the time they are busy as hell :p
 

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Welcome new Friend, so your order was placed but money is still in your account? Seems odd... until the money is sent I wouldn't expect to see any chips. Is there a phone number to call the company and verify the order? Best of luck woth the new chips, one note of caution... if you trust your players then it's ok but typically try not to overlap cash chips with tourney chips, typically you play tourneys first before getting a cash game going if you intend on both and it's pretty easy to poker a low denom tourney chip and try to bring it back in play in cash! It is still plausible to do both and even over lap chips but ensure between games that all chips are accounted for!

Your break down is definitely playable and not bad, for a tourney if 10 players starting stacks of (10) 5s/(10) 25s/(7) 100s/(2) 500 fir a T2000 tourney are great starting stacks... on the cash side playing .25/.25 personally I would want at least a rack of fracs and 1s, just going to have to make change a bit more often. But overall very good job! Hope you're happy and that they get your order all straight!!

Fellow Chipper Ben
 

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The order shows up in my account on the website as pending, but I haven't entered any payment details yet, as I went back to check my order again when I got to the screen with the choice between Credit Card and PayPal. Honestly I've never seen an online shop where the order is already placed at this point, but their website is not that great.

Yeah I'm aware of the issue with overlapping chip sets, but at the moment I only play with people I trust and usually we finish up the tournament completely and start cash later, so if at this point not all chips are there I would definitely notice.
 
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