I need a bro hug after that!!!For one... congratulations David!! That is a huge achievement brother!! Hapoy to help on that Elcortez journey of yours!
So freaking many people have helped me on my chipping journey, it is almost impossible to only pick one!
I'm going to go with @RivieraDanny !! When he made his big score I reach out with a hope and a prayer that he would help me finish my rack of Pick Hobson fracs. He didn't have to.. could have told me to go screw myself or whatever else! Instead on Easter this year I am crying inthe Baltimore zoo with family as Danny responds "sure man.. when I get home and get everything sorted out, I would live to help you complete that rack!"
Furthermore... when price came up I was honest, saying I have been paying around $18 per chip.. he could have asked more and I probably would have paid it. Not going to disclose that final number but it was far less than that! Again helping a friend and not focusing on max profit!!
When we finally got to meet Danny in Vegas with you David, I already had a feeling we were going to get along. Weird coincidence that it was the three of us battling it out there in the end at "the meet in ththe suite" but either way was awesome to finally meet and play with both of you!!
Danny, David you are both our friends and I look forward to our next meet up together!!
Felliw Chipper Ben
I'm debating on sharing this story because of the inevitable question that it's going to lead to, but here it goes anyway.
I nominate @horseshoez . Zaki has been a good chipping friend of mine for a good part of my time in this hobby. Always fun to shoot the shit with and he's helped me out on a few projects over the course of the past couple of years. Without sharing too much, I'll only say that I was able to acquire a grail set of chips as a result of his direct intervention of which I could not acquire on my own accord.
I cold PM'ed those that I thought or that I knew had what I was after, with no luck. We got to talking one day and we found that we're actually looking for the same chips, but insisted that he helped find me a set before he could add onto his own. Initially the usual suspects did not pan out, but, again, without being too specific, he went out and got some really solid trade bait on his own dime that would try and help me to land the chips. He did not accept payment from me for said trade bait unless it led to me acquiring what I was after.
Long story short, I was able to work out the three way trade in which I got what I was after, Zaki got the cash, and the third party got the trade bait. This is something I'm eternally grateful for, and I'm very happy to see that we were both able to get what we were after. Cheers my friend.