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Damn it, I did not know it ... So I admit that I did not understand anything in the discussion :banghead:

Glad you could contribute to my personal enrichment.

Therefore, should I suggest a correction to google translation?;)
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As a side note, if @WedgeRock says something and you don't understand it, there is a 95% probability that it is referring to genitals, boobs, or butts.
 

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As a side note, if @WedgeRock says something and you don't understand it, there is a 95% probability that it is referring to genitals, boobs, or butts.
Thanks for the info, Zombie! I will remember it, because it is time that I improve my English by making a little dictionary of familiar Language, including: Boobs, Butts...;)

I understood well that this rascal @WedgeRock, whose music I often enjoy, was teased me.
 

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Thanks for the info, Zombie! I will remember it, because it is time that I improve my English by making a little dictionary of familiar Language, including: Boobs, Butts...;)
Shouldn't that time have been as soon as you decided to learn English?!?!?!?! I don't have high-speed internet to look at grammar.
 

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Correct. All available snappers have been spoken for.

I'll personally be making a few racks of Big Easy quarters using some Bud Jones R4 roulettes in the near future, so will have them available for sale privately if anybody is interested. Won't be too many of those either, I'm afraid.

Interested in these! Where can I see the R4’s
 

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I'd also be interested in a rack of quarters, keep me posted!
Ok, will do. I got 6 racks of these nice R4s that I will be turning into quarters with full inlay replacement as soon as I can get a chance to make the deal with @Gear. 1 rack spoken for already, so eventually will have 5 other racks for sale. And I intentionally picked colours that would go well with the cash progression here.
 

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My eyes have been opened.

I finally received my own small set of these chips and have had a chance to examine and handle them. I am completely blown away. I thought that I knew what Bud Jones chips felt like, because I have handled and sold various old home game versions before, and I've got a minty set of Jack Detroit roulette (R4 series) which I have handled lots, so I thought these would be much the same.

I could not have been more wrong. The Bud Jones S2 series has completely changed my opinions on what I thought was possible from a plastic chip.

First of all, the looks. There are already several pictures available of the face of these chips, and they show what looks like a typical plastic chip would show: sharply uniform lines, clean geometric shapes, even spacing, a smooth shininess that is unmistakable for anything other than plastic. The inlay is wide and glossy, 1 1/8" diameter. The $5 and $25 inlays have a yellow tint, the $1, $100, and $500 are bright white, and the $2.50 has a pink tint.

Then, there's the rolling edge:

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I realize the above photos are kinda shitty, but they are good enough to illustrate my point. The geometric shapes on the edge are NOT uniform. They show the same type of deformation that you might see in a compressed clay product, perhaps not as severe, but it is there. The variation is clear. The process that makes this pattern on the rolling edge was not designed to make a perfectly identical series of chips with extremely tight tolerances for variation. There's something very organic about this process, and gives the sense that the chip was *crafted*, and not merely manufactured.

Next, the feel. They are fairly light (unweighted) chips, a bit less than 9g each. I can't say that they have a chalkiness to them, but there is definitely a resistance when I turn the chips in the barrel when sitting in the rack, that feels much different than my R4 roulettes, and not slippery at all. I think it has to do with the generally unplayed nature of the chips - they have not had a chance to have been worn down and have skin oil layered onto them. They do not have the "suction cup" effect that has been described by other Bud Jones chips at all. They sound like clay chips when shuffled, with a very nice, satisfyingly high-pitched 'click' and not the heaviness that you'd tend to hear with ceramics and even more so with China Clays.

This series of Bud Jones chip was clearly designed to appeal to the casino crowd who are most familiar handling clay chips. I can see why GPI would price this as a premium product if they really have superior stamina when it comes to general wear and tear with constant use.

I was going to initially hold back a small set of 800 chips for myself. Now that I've really had a chance to look at them, and analyze them, I feel like I need to raise that number of chips to 2000, because they feel like a precious item that I will not likely come across again.

I know, I know, anybody reading this is thinking, "He's just talking out his ass and trying to hype up the chip because he's selling the product." That risk of bias is there. But I'm truly being as honest as I can, and I hope that others who have purchased samples or sets of these chips would attest to some or all of the characteristics I've described here. It is my intention to keep these chips available at the current prices so that as many PCF members as possible have a chance to own and cherish this amazing product. The backstory of the casino and our ability to acquire them was just icing on the cake.
 

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I've said it before, but I really like Bud Jones chips. In casinos, I like them more than Paulsons because they resist gunk - unless the Paulsons are mint. Every now and then you will see a post from a new member asking the question "Should I play with my mint chips" - Bud Jones are extremely resistant to damage (which is why, despite their higher cost, GPI markets BJ as "value" chips) and if you are one of those that is afraid of damaging chips, this would be a great deal.
 

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My eyes have been opened.

I finally received my own small set of these chips and have had a chance to examine and handle them. I am completely blown away. I thought that I knew what Bud Jones chips felt like, because I have handled and sold various old home game versions before, and I've got a minty set of Jack Detroit roulette (R4 series) which I have handled lots, so I thought these would be much the same.

I could not have been more wrong. The Bud Jones S2 series has completely changed my opinions on what I thought was possible from a plastic chip.

First of all, the looks. There are already several pictures available of the face of these chips, and they show what looks like a typical plastic chip would show: sharply uniform lines, clean geometric shapes, even spacing, a smooth shininess that is unmistakable for anything other than plastic. The inlay is wide and glossy, 1 1/8" diameter. The $5 and $25 inlays have a yellow tint, the $1, $100, and $500 are bright white, and the $2.50 has a pink tint.

Then, there's the rolling edge:

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I realize the above photos are kinda shitty, but they are good enough to illustrate my point. The geometric shapes on the edge are NOT uniform. They show the same type of deformation that you might see in a compressed clay product, perhaps not as severe, but it is there. The variation is clear. The process that makes this pattern on the rolling edge was not designed to make a perfectly identical series of chips with extremely tight tolerances for variation. There's something very organic about this process, and gives the sense that the chip was *crafted*, and not merely manufactured.

Next, the feel. They are fairly light (unweighted) chips, a bit less than 9g each. I can't say that they have a chalkiness to them, but there is definitely a resistance when I turn the chips in the barrel when sitting in the rack, that feels much different than my R4 roulettes, and not slippery at all. I think it has to do with the generally unplayed nature of the chips - they have not had a chance to have been worn down and have skin oil layered onto them. They do not have the "suction cup" effect that has been described by other Bud Jones chips at all. They sound like clay chips when shuffled, with a very nice, satisfyingly high-pitched 'click' and not the heaviness that you'd tend to hear with ceramics and even more so with China Clays.

This series of Bud Jones chip was clearly designed to appeal to the casino crowd who are most familiar handling clay chips. I can see why GPI would price this as a premium product if they really have superior stamina when it comes to general wear and tear with constant use.

I was going to initially hold back a small set of 800 chips for myself. Now that I've really had a chance to look at them, and analyze them, I feel like I need to raise that number of chips to 2000, because they feel like a precious item that I will not likely come across again.

I know, I know, anybody reading this is thinking, "He's just talking out his ass and trying to hype up the chip because he's selling the product." That risk of bias is there. But I'm truly being as honest as I can, and I hope that others who have purchased samples or sets of these chips would attest to some or all of the characteristics I've described here. It is my intention to keep these chips available at the current prices so that as many PCF members as possible have a chance to own and cherish this amazing product. The backstory of the casino and our ability to acquire them was just icing on the cake.
I personally subscribe to 99.9% periodic infinite, at the various points specified by @allforcharity (and by @Poker Zombie for the BJ’s in general).
These chips are really special, for sure. They are very similar to the BG « Aviation Club de France » 7.5g chips, sold during auctions, a few years after the poker club closed. @pltrgyst , to whom I sold some and who also acquired a Big Easy Casino set, should be able to attest to this. Apart from the precise weight and the general structure of the chips, the various sensations that Big Easy Casino chips provide are identical.

However, maybe we overestimate the value of these chips because they are new, as if they were just shipped from the factory. They still have that sort of satin finish wich will fade after use. Good point, the more it fades, the more the colors spring up! Another good point, the very small scratches that some chips have, disappear during the process!

There is no need to say, these chips are very cool. They are easily added to the list of those I wish to keep for the eternity.

By the way, I must not forget to tell you that I’m going to buy some more right now!:cool
 

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Hello, all! I hope everybody had a great Christmas and that your New Year is off to a good start!

I just want to put out there that these chips are still for sale at the prices listed! We are going to be doing an updated inventory soon, but what I can say is that there are only a few Tournament Sets and Sample Sets left, and a majority of our Cash Sets have been bought. Please let us know (feel free to post here, or PM us at @allforcharity or @Potsie1 if you're wanting to reserve a set or add some a la carte items, and we will try our best to help you out!
 

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Has anyone relabeled these yet? Do they take a standard laminated label? And does anyone have the exact diameter?
 

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Has anyone relabeled these yet? Do they take a standard laminated label? And does anyone have the exact diameter?
I haven’t done anything personally yet, even though I had a lot of fun with the inlay you drew, by changing the colors on « paint » software;)
I imagine that you are wondering about the precise diameter and not the one that can be directly measured?

Laminated if full replacement, I think...
 

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I haven’t done anything personally yet, even though I had a lot of fun with the inlay you drew, by changing the colors on « paint » software;)
I imagine that you are wondering about the precise diameter and not the one that can be directly measured?

Laminated if full replacement, I think...
I'm going to relabel my 5s to 1k to make my tourney set fit T10k which is why I did the design in the first place. I totally forgot though and want to order the labels but wondered if anyone had done this before. Anyway, I just pulled a label off and the recess looks like it'll take a laminated label. The label looks to be 1&1/8th" diameter but I'll measure with my calipers tonight.
 

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I'm going to relabel my 5s to 1k to make my tourney set fit T10k which is why I did the design in the first place. I totally forgot though and want to order the labels but wondered if anyone had done this before. Anyway, I just pulled a label off and the recess looks like it'll take a laminated label. The label looks to be 1&1/8th" diameter but I'll measure with my calipers tonight.
@Gear has a sample set so he should be able to hook you up.
 

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Yes, yes, and yes ;)

If you're ordering labels from me, don't worry too much about the sizing, I will take care of it.
Also interested to order labels from you! Your amazing creations have been making me want for a long time! Why not start for this set! Still thinking about the exact final chips quantities (200-600) and also maybe changing the inlay color for a $20 chips.
 

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The diameter of the inlay on these chips is 1 1/8".

There have been a few people interested in some quarter relabels using inlay-removed Bud Jones R4 roulettes. I will try to get some examples soon of the finished chips for those looking for affordable Big Easy quarters. The sticker size for these are smaller at 15/16", just so everyone knows.
 

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There are a lot of new forum members (joined in the last two months) and many are looking for sets. Right now most of them feel that the only two choices available to them are China Clays or Paulsons, the former being affordable but always considered second best, and the latter being high quality but too expensive to start with. Well, I'd like to throw out the cash sets of these Big Easy chips as a viable third option, being both of very high quality and affordable.

I hear a lot of people dismissing Bud Jones as "just another plastic chip". Nothing can be further from the truth. The way the S2 series chips look, sound, and handle during play put them into the category of excellent quality chips, and I believe they can stand next to any traditional clay, with superior durability (no flea bites, no colour transfer). I've been refraining from promoting these chips in other threads because as a Vendor it just makes me look crass. So I would respectfully request those of you who have bought these and put them into play, please feel free to snap a few action pictures, make a few suggestions, proudly display them next to the other chips you also treasure. Word of mouth means more than anything in this community, so don't let these chips be relegated to the dark corners of the closet, amongst the detritus of the dice and the sluggers.

S2 owners unite! :tup:
 

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There are a lot of new forum members (joined in the last two months) and many are looking for sets. Right now most of them feel that the only two choices available to them are China Clays or Paulsons, the former being affordable but always considered second best, and the latter being high quality but too expensive to start with. Well, I'd like to throw out the cash sets of these Big Easy chips as a viable third option, being both of very high quality and affordable.

I hear a lot of people dismissing Bud Jones as "just another plastic chip". Nothing can be further from the truth. The way the S2 series chips look, sound, and handle during play put them into the category of excellent quality chips, and I believe they can stand next to any traditional clay, with superior durability (no flea bites, no colour transfer). I've been refraining from promoting these chips in other threads because as a Vendor it just makes me look crass. So I would respectfully request those of you who have bought these and put them into play, please feel free to snap a few action pictures, make a few suggestions, proudly display them next to the other chips you also treasure. Word of mouth means more than anything in this community, so don't let these chips be relegated to the dark corners of the closet, amongst the detritus of the dice and the sluggers.

S2 owners unite! :tup:
I agree! I just swooped on a set of the Big Easy chips and am really impressed. Didn’t do much research until after I got the set but after looking into it I would have picked the same chips again. Here are some pictures of my set as requested :)

Thanks again @allforcharity and @potsie !!!
 

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There are a lot of new forum members (joined in the last two months) and many are looking for sets. Right now most of them feel that the only two choices available to them are China Clays or Paulsons, the former being affordable but always considered second best, and the latter being high quality but too expensive to start with. Well, I'd like to throw out the cash sets of these Big Easy chips as a viable third option, being both of very high quality and affordable.

I hear a lot of people dismissing Bud Jones as "just another plastic chip". Nothing can be further from the truth. The way the S2 series chips look, sound, and handle during play put them into the category of excellent quality chips, and I believe they can stand next to any traditional clay, with superior durability (no flea bites, no colour transfer). I've been refraining from promoting these chips in other threads because as a Vendor it just makes me look crass. So I would respectfully request those of you who have bought these and put them into play, please feel free to snap a few action pictures, make a few suggestions, proudly display them next to the other chips you also treasure. Word of mouth means more than anything in this community, so don't let these chips be relegated to the dark corners of the closet, amongst the detritus of the dice and the sluggers.

S2 owners unite! :tup:
This is of course a shameless plug by the OP :D

But after having bought and evaluated a sample, I have to agree with his assessment and promptly place an order for a Cash and Tourney set of these lovely chips.

As I said, I only ever been a clay chip Paulson snob, but these plastics are fantastic........f**k, that rhymes. :tup:

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