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Welcome. Information on your game (cash/tournament, stakes/buyins, # of players) and your budget would be helpful in recommending a set.

It’s also recommended to buy samples before making a large purchase so you know exactly what to expect in terms of feel.
 

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Welcome! Great community here, lots of members happy to help and work with you. The feedback system used here also helps keep transactions positive for both parties. Definitely can get costly quick, but for most of us that just comes with the territory haha chipping is an expensive hobby but an awesome one!
 

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Welcome!

Do you usually play cash or tournament poker?

tourney w local groups for the most part.altho mayb a cash game a few times a year. Nothing serious. I’ve always identified as a craps player, but decided to start hosting a monthly game at my place so need to pick up some chips.
 

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Welcome!

Have fun exploring here, and as you can see above, a lot of people have great advice given the right info :)

My personal favourite is a classic piece of advice here: get samples. They really give you a sense of what you'll be buying.

Enjoy!
 

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Welcome to PCF, from a former tenant at 4415 N. Ashland, Chicago; 727 Texas St, Elk Grove Village; 1445 W. Addison, Chicago; 1442 N. Bosworth Street, Chicago; and 4442 N. Sheridan, Chicago.

I also used to have a friend that lived at 1634 Racine.

 

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Welcome to the forum! We're a friendly and talkative bunch so ask if you have any questions. You could always cut out the middle ground and get the set that you really want and save yourself a few upgrades ;)
 

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Welcome to the forum! We're a friendly and talkative bunch so ask if you have any questions. You could always cut out the middle ground and get the set that you really want and save yourself a few upgrades ;)
I hear this time and again. (mostly in jest, I assume)... But its analogous to telling a 16-year old not to buy a car... save up until you can buy a Mercedes/Cadillac/BMW/Ferrari/etc.
 
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Partially a joke but also true for some. I'm not encouraging anyone to buy beyond their means but I do make an assumption that many here are responsible adults with careers. Some are collecting, others just want a nice playable set. I definitely fell into buying a set that was good enough but was left wanting something nicer. Few upgrades later I've got a few sets I really like. Not that it stops me from buying more chips.
 

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I guess my point is, when I was 18, I wanted a motor cycle... but I couldn't afford it. Now, I could afford one, but I don't want one.

Saving up for chips is the same... what you covet today, you may not covet tomorrow, as your tastes evolve. And one of the best ways to evolve your tastes is to experience alot of different chips. Sure, samples are a good thing, but there are characteristics of a chip that you may not fully appreciate until you get them in play in a live game. And if you don't know why dice chips suck, can you ever really appreciate a higher end chip?

I think buying and upgrading is part of the growth. Unless you play in @detroitdad's game... Then you get lots of experience with lots of different chips.
 

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I guess I see it from a different point of view.

I see this as a hobby that's generally associated with playing poker. I would think a singles collector already knows about the costs and would fall into a different category. Many started with some plastic slug chips and if that was good enough, they probably wouldn't be here. Now that they are here, read some threads, ask some questions and when you get it down to what you really think you want, get some samples and play around with them. If the consideration is between a used casino set say for $500 or a nicer set that's $750 but is in nearly new condition with more visual appeal, I'm suggesting they really consider if the benefits are worthwhile. Don't have buyers remorse if you bought the more reasonable set but you really wanted something more.

Agreed. There are probably a lot of users who come on, buy a set or maybe two and then are satisfied and off the scene (or perhaps exit it later). Then there's others who are here for a longer haul buying new sets, selling old sets and upgrading over time. My advice comes from my personal experience. I've bought sets I thought were good enough, played with them for a while and then decided no, I'm going to go buy that nicer set I wanted instead. It's up to the end user to determine which piece of advice applies to them.
 
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