Got lucky with this auction for Vintage KEMs

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  1. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    upNdown

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    These usually go for $30-$50 -- when I saw an auction for them ended on Easter for $19.50, I kicked myself for missing it, but I figured it was just an outlier since it was Easter. Last week a box sold for $27, which still isn't bad. Then yesterday I tossed out a bid with an hour to go and forgot about it. I was shocked to see I won them for $19.49. You can't even buy new KEMS for that price.
    Now I have to figure out how to store them after I open them, so they don't warp.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Binion-039...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 9:42 AM
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    Congrats on that nice score!
     
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    FDLmold

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    I think there is some bidding fatigue on these. One gets sold and another identical one pops up. I would love a setup of these for $20.
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Ghoti

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    Me too. Nice score.
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    Nice! I haven't seen these, now I'll need to watch out for them.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM
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    Same guy auctions a setup every week, and one each of just about every tournament chip used in the WSOP while it was at Binions.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    What did he pay for them?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    Somebody somewhere said that he was part of the Binions family and he just sort of inherited everything. This might be rumor, hearsay, speculation or all three.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    Cool. Looks like there isn't one up now, I'll check back in a couple days.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Shaggy

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    I don't doubt this statement. He routinely sells $100, $500, $1000, and $5000 chips from Binions. Always has one each posted.