Hello everyone! I'm happy to be a new member of PCF finally. I've had a bit of an obsession with poker chips for a while now stemming from my love of poker of course. I live in PA and play on Pokerstars as a most likely losing reg lol. You aren't reading this to hear about my bad beats online though, so lets get to the chips!
Tell me you're a chipper noob without telling me you're a chipper noob: purchases a 500 chip poker set off of Amazon without obtaining samples first. In all fairness, I don't think that Bullet Playing Cards offers chip samples, but a mistake none the less. I purchased this set on Amazon about a month ago for $300. The first thing that caught my eye was the design and the colors of the chips. I liked the Casino Royale style pips and the darker unconventional hues. The Bullet label (sticker) is also a sophisticated design IMO. I had myself convinced that these chips were not metal slug ABS based on the smooth edges in photos provided. The clear give away should have been the 12g weight, but I just wasn't convinced. I decided that the design was intriguing enough to rationalize the purchase since I don't actually own a poker chip set. I figured I could live with the metal slugs if the chips felt good and had acceptable quality. After receiving the chips, the first thing I noticed was the cool black case. Typical poker chip case quality, but again, I appreciated the design. Right away I noticed the chips were HEAVY. It was evident as soon as I picked up a chip that most had flashing from the metal slugs as well. The colors still looked great and I really loved the sticker label as it was shiny and good quality. At the end of the day, I couldn't get over the weight and the feel of these chips. The flashing made shuffling uncomfortable and unenjoyable. Funny enough, they include a great quality ceramic dealer button that they should just use for the chips! I would definitely scoop these up again if they were a better material.
All that to say, I joined PCF to hopefully open up some chip buying options. I've ordered my samples of Majestics and Royal Cardroom from Apache and plan on picking up a set of china clays for a first set redo. The golden rule of getting samples is absolute!
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading! Happy to be apart of PCF finally.