Has anyone gone in with another poster here or with a group for an equity in a high end set of chips?

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And how did it go if so?

I imagine it can be one way for a group of chippers that live close by together to get their hands on a high end set of chips that one wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford by oneself. However, on the other side of the coin, how would it work out splitting the set? Does one person keep it and the others "sign it out" after reserving it ahead of time? Or does the set change hands every couple of months?

Sorry for the "shower thoughts"-ish thread here, but I can see this kind of thing working really well or ruining friendships.
 

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I’d be all over this. If there was a local crew that wanted to split the $10k cost for a dope set, I’d be all over putting 2k in. I’m the person that wouldn’t care about ever actually having it with my person.

Just cool to have em in play and be part of the crew to make it happen.

edit: I’ve broached this topic repeatedly on diff sets here. I own half a set that resides in Cali actually, if for no reason than we wanted it but neither party wanted to pay full cost.

2nd edit: I’ve regularly also sold sets for literally .50 cents or less on the dollar, as long as I get first refusal rights when they sell.

So if I have ten THC sets out there that I can buy back for just a couple hundo, it’s almost like owning half of a shit ton of sets.
 

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doesnt sound like a great idea tbh.

so many variables.
 

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I’d be all over this. If there was a local crew that wanted to split the $10k cost for a dope set, I’d be all over putting 2k in. I’m the person that wouldn’t care about ever actually having it with my person.

Just cool to have em in play and be part of the crew to make it happen.

Id do this for a generic set, but not a mint Paulson set.
 

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Hahaha a chip timeshare
Yeah, basically it is I suppose.

Personally, I'll give my two cents. This kind of thing only works if one person holds onto the set and it's used with the same group of players, and only that group of players. Pay to play. "Borrowing" it for one's own home game with their buddies that may splash the pot or otherwise abuse the chips only would cause trouble. Would only be a matter of time before some chips get lost or "get lost", or break.
 

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Sounds like a bad idea for the most part.

But there's definitely between 3-5 on here that I know and trust well enough that would enter some sort of shared arrangement with, if i really had no other way of obtaining them.

But generally co-ownership seems a silly idea to me.
 

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I kinda floated the idea of a custom tournament set for our group. Big enough to handle our 40 person tournaments that we have a few times a year but can be split and moved around among the 3-4 people that host several times per month as needed. They liked the idea until they saw the price tag lol.
 

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What could possibly go wrong?

I think that there would have to be a lot of trust among everybody, along with some pretty strong legal paperwork establishing ownership, custody, visitation rights, etc.

LOL - this would be tougher than co-parenting after a divorce. What happens when one of the "chip parents" decides to move to a different part of the country? Do the chips have to spend time with both parents (or all of them, if this is a polyamorous relationship). What happens if one of the parents has a new chip set, will the chips be jealous of the attention being lavished on their new sibling. Man, this could go sideways in so many ways...
 

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And how did it go if so?

I imagine it can be one way for a group of chippers that live close by together to get their hands on a high end set of chips that one wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford by oneself. However, on the other side of the coin, how would it work out splitting the set? Does one person keep it and the others "sign it out" after reserving it ahead of time? Or does the set change hands every couple of months?

Sorry for the "shower thoughts"-ish thread here, but I can see this kind of thing working really well or ruining friendships.
Yes.

Well, not high end. But a joint venture.
 

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I have a Lady Luck set at one guys house I play at and a Garden City set at another guys . They are my sets but they are “on loan”. It helps that I play at every game they have... who wants to play with dice chips??
 

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We were going to buy a cheap community tournament set for our poker club but so many of the guys got into chipping that we have like 5 or 6 sick tournament sets and so we have great chips at all 12 tournaments a year without having to buy a group set...
 

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I mean @RocAFella1 and I live 20min from each other and pretty much always host/play in the other’s games - we both own complimentary sets that cover our games with no overlap in sets except for our Aztars. So we don’t actually own equity in each other’s sets but do essentially share them in our game’s set rotation and get to play with twice as many sets as either of us could independently.
 

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I mean @RocAFella1 and I live 20min from each other and pretty much always host/play in the other’s games - we both own complimentary sets that cover our games with no overlap in sets except for our Aztars. So we don’t actually own equity in each other’s sets but do essentially share them in our game’s set rotation and get to play with twice as many sets as either of us could independently.
+1.
I play poker with a lot of Denver chippers and have made a conscious effort to try not to overlap many chips that they own or build sets that they own. I think I only overlap with both differently relabeled NYNY$1s and that’s understandable.

Divide and conquer!
 

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I mean @RocAFella1 and I live 20min from each other and pretty much always host/play in the other’s games - we both own complimentary sets that cover our games with no overlap in sets except for our Aztars. So we don’t actually own equity in each other’s sets but do essentially share them in our game’s set rotation and get to play with twice as many sets as either of us could independently.
+1.
I play poker with a lot of Denver chippers and have made a conscious effort to try not to overlap many chips that they own or build sets that they own. I think I only overlap with both differently relabeled NYNY$1s and that’s understandable.

Divide and conquer!
So jelly. My back hurts from carrying all the chipping weight around my parts. Next best chips at another game are China clay pharaohs
 

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What could possibly go wrong?

I think that there would have to be a lot of trust among everybody, along with some pretty strong legal paperwork establishing ownership, custody, visitation rights, etc.

LOL - this would be tougher than co-parenting after a divorce. What happens when one of the "chip parents" decides to move to a different part of the country? Do the chips have to spend time with both parents (or all of them, if this is a polyamorous relationship). What happens if one of the parents has a new chip set, will the chips be jealous of the attention being lavished on their new sibling. Man, this could go sideways in so many ways...
It's like dividing an estate with one major asset that nobody wants to sell, and none of the heirs can afford to buy out anyone else. I hope the chips aren't divided into several smaller but unplayable "sets."
 

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I’m happy to take part in this on the proviso that the chips stay in Scotland.
Any similar looking chips that may appear in the classifieds are purely coincidental... :sneaky:
 
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