FREE loan of Paulson clay and Bud Jones plastic samples, especially for new chippers! See inside for rules....

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Hello, everyone!

There have been many, many new forum members joining in the last few weeks and months. Almost all of them are new to chips beyond the dice variety or other metal-slugged plastics, and who among us doesn't remember being there? The advice, which surely should be enshrined as official PCF mantra, has been "get samples". And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities for them and everyone else to get all sorts of lower end plastics, China Clays, ceramics, and CPC. But there has been a bit of a dearth when it comes to Paulsons and other "higher end" chips, as they can be rarer, expensive, or unavailable.

Well, no longer. I have dug into my own little collection of chips to offer a variety of chips in enough quantities that a new interested chipper can physically handle and compare these chips to other sample they may already have gotten. There will be two sets available. Take a look at this picture showing what will be included in the sample set:

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5x Excellent condition Paulson THC Red (hotstamped MB)
5x Excellent condition Cristy & Jones THC unspecified green (hotstamped PAN)
5x Good condition Paulson THC Chocolate (hotstamped Roulette 1)
5x Fair condition Paulson THC Gold (hotstamped B)
5x Excellent condition Paulson RHC Circus Circus $1 (not the latest iteration)
5x Near Mint condition Paulson Boyd house mold Orleans $1 (Metallic Silver base)
5x Excellent condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $1
5x Near Mint condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $5
total 40 chips each Sample Set


THE RULES

If you want to receive one of these two sample selections, please post your interest here, NOT by PM. I will wait a few days and sort through the interest posts, and divide them into two groups. If there's a significant Canadian interest, one set will preferentially make the rounds in Canada first. Otherwise, both sets may go wherever they may.
I will mail out the two sets to the first forum member on each list, totally at my cost. Each member, in turn, is responsible for forwarding the set to the next member on his/her list. The package will be small enough to fit into a SFRB in the US, or an Extra Small Canada Post package in Canada, with a little extra room for padding. I would ask that care be taken in re-shipping, trying to use the same care in packaging that you received. The forwarding cost shall be borne by the sender. No addresses should be posted in this thread - that information should be done by separate PMs, from shipper to receiver, in order.

Technically speaking, anybody would quality to receive these chips, regardless of PCF join date, or number of posts, or anything else. However, I will give priority to those who have joined more recently, or those who have fewer total messages, or both. If you are an experienced chipper, you probably won't need to evaluate these, but I won't exclude you.

In order to keep these sets circulating, I would request that each person, in turn, keeps the chips for their evaluation no more than 10-14 days, and post in the thread when you have forwarded the set. I will update the listing from the information provided to let everyone know where the sets should be. If the lists start to get too long, I will post a new thread with updated information and close off the old thread to keep things navigable.

Please treat the chips with care. You may handle, lightly shuffle, inspect, stack, balance, and even smell them if you wish. Please try to keep them clean. Do not scratch, bite, or kick them. Do not mill them. Do not try to peel off any of the inlays. Do not try to test their durability by subjecting them to high impact, corrosion, or other physical stress tests (you can try a psychological stress test, but that would be much more telling about you than about the chips). Do not bring them into contact with dice chips.

If we reach the end of the list, then the last person should be prepared to return the package to me, to my Canadian address. It doesn't have to be by Priority mail, but it also shouldn't take 30 days to get here, either.

If someone has the chips and decides to go totally incommunicado, or figures they just want these chips for free and steal from me, then you will receive NEGATIVE feedback and all the black karma that should surely descend upon your black soul. And if you decide to see it from the cynical perspective that I'm only providing these chips to other people so I can eventually sell them stuff, I say 1) that's not true, and 2) so what? isn't that precisely what "get samples" means?

Feel free to ask questions, and post interest in the thread.
 

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Someone needs to start tagging the new users. Because this is spot on exactly what they need, unless they go the route of picking up entire sets as samples...*ahem*.

Then again, we may be seeing a lot of people signing up and fading away quickly. Either way, there should be a list of people for this...
 
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@allforcharity New chipper here! Let me begin by saying that this service you’re offering if phenomenal!! I am so unbelievably new, that this whole forum is a black hole of incredible people like yourself and chips that I dream of owning one day! Having said that, I am very interested in what you’re offering. I’d like to wait a little while, learn the basics a little more, and I think after a few people get on board, I’ll eventually jump on the ship. I hope this eventually sparks into some other ideas of loaning out samples: maybe even having a spectrum from plastic, to ceramic, clay composite to Paulsons/BJ’s with a forum for new chippers to rate their favorites. Just some ideas floating in my brain down this dark dark hole that I’ll likely need an addiction counselor for one day! Thanks again
 

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Okay, I'll wait a week to see what interest there is, and go from there.

I'd love to be able to send a package out for International, but shipping costs could get crazy and/or mail might be very slow. I'm sure there are more local persons in Europe, Australia, and the Far East that would be willing to share a few odd chips. If not, post here and lets discuss.
 

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New Chipper here!

Well not to sure about the term "chipper" I like Scrub Donkey better but dont believe I've earned those stripes just yet.

I am learning tons about the community though. The lingo has been a challenge. But I'm picking it up! Heres a fine example. Polish your chips with hooker juice. I'm really starting to like the look of tramp stamp poker chips. Apparently there are a lot of FireFly fans here too, I keep seeing people drop the frac bomb all the time. American women are an issue of great importance it would seem. People here love to bump. There seems to be an issue with chips being murdered? I think some are breaking the chips on purpose and chopping up rails of the powder to snort.

Ehh that's all I got... very good idea and thank you for your consideration and effort you're making with these samples.
 
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Please put me on the list. I've been going sample crazy but I concur there doesn't seem to be any simple way to get samples of these in particular. It seem

For anyone else watching, I'd also be interested in a sample of anything other than brpro or apache offerings, I've got 9 sample sets from them already & still havent decided on what I want to build a set of.
 
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I’d be interested in a set. Bought some China clay samples, then bought a set of Tikis. Only handled Paulsons in casinos - and they were old worn out THC tournament set.
 

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I am brand new here! I will say, this forum has helped me out a lot and I love all the information, feedback, and honestly the brotherhood chip enthusiasts share. I have a couple members currently sending me China clays to checkout and I would love to have some real deal Holyfield chips to compare as well. I will always remember to PAY IT FORWARD
 

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Thanks for the interest, everyone! Not ignoring anything, just waiting a couple more days to see how I can compile the list(s). Keep posting interest!
 

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Hello, everyone!

There have been many, many new forum members joining in the last few weeks and months. Almost all of them are new to chips beyond the dice variety or other metal-slugged plastics, and who among us doesn't remember being there? The advice, which surely should be enshrined as official PCF mantra, has been "get samples". And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities for them and everyone else to get all sorts of lower end plastics, China Clays, ceramics, and CPC. But there has been a bit of a dearth when it comes to Paulsons and other "higher end" chips, as they can be rarer, expensive, or unavailable.

Well, no longer. I have dug into my own little collection of chips to offer a variety of chips in enough quantities that a new interested chipper can physically handle and compare these chips to other sample they may already have gotten. There will be two sets available. Take a look at this picture showing what will be included in the sample set:

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5x Excellent condition Paulson THC Red (hotstamped MB)
5x Excellent condition Cristy & Jones THC unspecified green (hotstamped PAN)
5x Good condition Paulson THC Chocolate (hotstamped Roulette 1)
5x Fair condition Paulson THC Gold (hotstamped B)
5x Excellent condition Paulson RHC Circus Circus $1 (not the latest iteration)
5x Near Mint condition Paulson Boyd house mold Orleans $1 (Metallic Silver base)
5x Excellent condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $1
5x Near Mint condition Bud Jones S2 Big Easy Casino $5
total 40 chips each Sample Set


THE RULES

If you want to receive one of these two sample selections, please post your interest here, NOT by PM. I will wait a few days and sort through the interest posts, and divide them into two groups. If there's a significant Canadian interest, one set will preferentially make the rounds in Canada first. Otherwise, both sets may go wherever they may.
I will mail out the two sets to the first forum member on each list, totally at my cost. Each member, in turn, is responsible for forwarding the set to the next member on his/her list. The package will be small enough to fit into a SFRB in the US, or an Extra Small Canada Post package in Canada, with a little extra room for padding. I would ask that care be taken in re-shipping, trying to use the same care in packaging that you received. The forwarding cost shall be borne by the sender. No addresses should be posted in this thread - that information should be done by separate PMs, from shipper to receiver, in order.

Technically speaking, anybody would quality to receive these chips, regardless of PCF join date, or number of posts, or anything else. However, I will give priority to those who have joined more recently, or those who have fewer total messages, or both. If you are an experienced chipper, you probably won't need to evaluate these, but I won't exclude you.

In order to keep these sets circulating, I would request that each person, in turn, keeps the chips for their evaluation no more than 10-14 days, and post in the thread when you have forwarded the set. I will update the listing from the information provided to let everyone know where the sets should be. If the lists start to get too long, I will post a new thread with updated information and close off the old thread to keep things navigable.

Please treat the chips with care. You may handle, lightly shuffle, inspect, stack, balance, and even smell them if you wish. Please try to keep them clean. Do not scratch, bite, or kick them. Do not mill them. Do not try to peel off any of the inlays. Do not try to test their durability by subjecting them to high impact, corrosion, or other physical stress tests (you can try a psychological stress test, but that would be much more telling about you than about the chips). Do not bring them into contact with dice chips.

If we reach the end of the list, then the last person should be prepared to return the package to me, to my Canadian address. It doesn't have to be by Priority mail, but it also shouldn't take 30 days to get here, either.

If someone has the chips and decides to go totally incommunicado, or figures they just want these chips for free and steal from me, then you will receive NEGATIVE feedback and all the black karma that should surely descend upon your black soul. And if you decide to see it from the cynical perspective that I'm only providing these chips to other people so I can eventually sell them stuff, I say 1) that's not true, and 2) so what? isn't that precisely what "get samples" means?

Feel free to ask questions, and post interest in the thread.
As a new member, I have learned to get samples and this is awesome! Much thanks! I already bought a few samples that helped me make a decision on my first set that aren't dice chips (I was so naive) but this type of thing is awesome!
 

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Okay, the first six North American PCF members on the list to receive these sets are as follows:

Sample Set #1: @dutch_whaley , @Beaniman , @MartinP30
Sample Set #2: @CaseAce , @Chester Copperpot , @a2thelee

I will try to keep the lists current up in Post #2 of this thread. I will contact @dutch_whaley and @CaseAce for their addresses. After receiving your set, please contact the next person on your list for their address info, so you can it Priority after your evaluation period (try to keep it for no more than 10-14 days). As long as the interest is there, I will keep adding names to the list.

I regret that I cannot guarantee we can add International addresses, as it may be cost- and time-prohibitive. I would strongly encourage International members to try and reach out to other established members in their area to try and get some samples for evaluation.
 

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Hey I’d love to get on the list. I’m starting to try and figure my way through a cash set and really torn between going CPC all custom or identifying some Paulson et al chips and building a mixed set or relabeling. Having a feel for a number of the higher ends will hopefully better inform.
 

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So far all persons with a US address that has posted their interest here has been added to one of the two lists. I encourage new chippers who want to evaluate these samples and also pay it forward to other members to please sign up. I encourage forum veterans to let others know about this program.
 

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I've got to say an incredibly generous offer. I'd love to feel and experience what the difference between the chips I own, chips I've played with in casinos and these chips are so please add me to the list. Can't wait!
 

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I can actually take my name off this list. Happened to pick up some miscellaneous samples and types and I dont need to take up a spot here.

Appreciate the very generous offer but please bypass me for the next in line!
 

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How far out our the sample? By the way one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Glad to see people still trying to believe in the honor system. Hats off my friend
 

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How far out our the sample? By the way one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Glad to see people still trying to believe in the honor system. Hats off my friend

I'm trying to keep track of how the sample sets are moving in post #2 of this thread. Let me know if you are interested in being on the recipient list for them.
 
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