Do You Have Paulson Chips To Sell?

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I am looking for new or mint Paulson chips. Preferably Paulson home sets but will consider casino chips also.
Send emails to apachepokerchips@gmail.com and let me know what you have.
 

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As soon as I heard about GPI closing their doors to the home market, I was immediately worried about what would happen with Apache. In the last two years GPI has killed many of our options and I think it's time we organize a group buy to buy out GPI.
 

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As soon as I heard about GPI closing their doors to the home market, I was immediately worried about what would happen with Apache. In the last two years GPI has killed many of our options and I think it's time we organize a group buy to buy out GPI.
I'm in
 

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I am not as familiar as some with Apache, and what all they do, beyond knowing that they have a very good rep among chip-nuts. My first impression of this post was that it was an effort to secure product to fill out future orders, which makes sense. But, would it not ALSO make sense for Apache to attempt to secure as large a supply of a dwindling resource (Paulson home chips) as possible to maximize profit on that resource?

This is by no means a criticism, it's just I find the notion of folks like us, knowing that (home market) Paulsons will be in ever shorter supply, being willing to sell them at this point.

Not saying there will be a "run" on Home Market Paulson's, but I'm not saying there won't be either.

Again, this is by no means meant to be a shot at Apache, I am truly just puzzled by the thinking.
 

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My impression is Josh is wanting chips as a collector , not for retail sales.
 

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Did you miss my other post on this?
You would be missing about $300,000 worth of equipment to actually make the chips, and you get a worn out Hispania scroll mold.
i have a nice clean Huxley one :)

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Ah, and you also need 20 years of practice :)
 

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I would think these paulsons are going UP in price in coming time, so buying ASAP would be a good investment.

I sent you email, Josh.
 

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As soon as I heard about GPI closing their doors to the home market, I was immediately worried about what would happen with Apache. In the last two years GPI has killed many of our options and I think it's time we organize a group buy to buy out GPI.
Apache also runs another site that sells casino chips. I imagine that Josh @ Apache and perhaps Michael @ holdem will both proceed with CPC as the supplier. Create a killer design, buy tons of chips and sell them through your website. For Example: Before the Key West design was bought, the chips were available from Apache.
 

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Apache also runs another site that sells casino chips. I imagine that Josh @ Apache and perhaps Michael @ holdem will both proceed with CPC as the supplier. Create a killer design, buy tons of chips and sell them through your website. For Example: Before the Key West design was bought, the chips were available from Apache.
Sounds like all the molds that are worn or damaged can be repaired/or new ones made if those types of orders starting rolling in for CPC. :)
 

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Sounds like all the molds that are worn or damaged can be repaired/or new ones made if those types of orders starting rolling in for CPC. :)
Yeah and if Josh (or Michael) do go that route, I HOPE they offer something on the MD-50 diamond/square mold. (Hint, hint).
 

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Apache also runs another site that sells casino chips. I imagine that Josh @ Apache and perhaps Michael @ holdem will both proceed with CPC as the supplier. Create a killer design, buy tons of chips and sell them through your website. For Example: Before the Key West design was bought, the chips were available from Apache.
Since we are prophesying, put me down for an emphasis on custom China clays--Tower and Spear mold efforts.
 

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The main reason Paulson stopped selling to the public is because they thought we were cheapening their brand. We had a great deal with Paulson. We had to buy large quantities of chips and they locked us into low rates. With low rates came low prices to the consumers. Casino executives were seeing Paulson chips selling for $1 each on Amazon and of course told Paulson that is all they want to pay for chips. Casinos pay a lot more than $1 each for their chips. It sucks they cut us off but I would not be surprised if they let us back in again.
 

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Or even a new brand. Same formula, different molds - the same way CPC has home molds and casino molds, but under a different company name.
 

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Thanks for the insight Josh. I was previously under the impression that casinos paid around 60c a chip.
 

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Thanks for the insight Josh. I was previously under the impression that casinos paid around 60c a chip.
Maybe some still are, like solids. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that chips with more security features like RFID and microdots cost more than a buck each.
 

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The main reason Paulson stopped selling to the public is because they thought we were cheapening their brand. We had a great deal with Paulson. We had to buy large quantities of chips and they locked us into low rates. With low rates came low prices to the consumers. Casino executives were seeing Paulson chips selling for $1 each on Amazon and of course told Paulson that is all they want to pay for chips. Casinos pay a lot more than $1 each for their chips. It sucks they cut us off but I would not be surprised if they let us back in again.
I think I learned my lesson. If they indeed let us in again, next time I won't procrastinate on designing a custom set of Paulson solid and spotted chips! FWIW, I also would be willing to pay more in the future for Paulson chips (assuming the color/edge spot selection is of the same quality/level as it was prior (Avalon/GCRs/etc.)
 

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What would the factors be for Paulson returning to the home market? I assume further decline in the casino industry is needed, but what else could trigger it besides a competing manufacturer taking a chunk of the casino market (e.g. through developing a game-changing product with most of the following: similar/better security features, feel, color/edge choices; or making the existing products cheaper to produce without sacrificing quality)?
 

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What would the factors be for Paulson returning to the home market? I assume further decline in the casino industry is needed, but what else could trigger it besides a competing manufacturer taking a chunk of the casino market (e.g. through developing a game-changing product with most of the following: similar/better security features, feel, color/edge choices; or making the existing products cheaper to produce without sacrificing quality)?
There are certainly companies out there capable of making that push. Game On Chip Company is one of them. I don't see how GPI could possibly think that selling chips to the home market could be of any security risk; the Paulson consumer molds are vastly different from those used in casinos. They have three existing molds for the consumer market that I can think of off hand: pips mold, paradise mold, and the Paulson mold. None of these would ever go into a casino and after learning the about the costs of creating cups for molding chips, I don't see why they would just throw that money away as well as letting BCC's old equipment and their old molds sit and collect dust somewhere. There are too many good molds out there not being utilized (cigar & snifter, TFP, Paradise, etc). I really think it's time for us to make a push in. We know we've got people like Josh at Apache on our side, so let's find out what we need to do to keep some kind of GPI/BCC home market intact. The worst response we could get would just be a flat "no" which leaves us exactly where we are right now. We all want this, so let's find a way to make it happen.
 
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