Is somebody building a super Binions set or is this shill bidding? (1 Viewer)

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In pursuit of these gorgeous Binions WSOP tournament chips, I noticed that the same guy is winning most of the auctions for the T1K's - he's won 10 of the last 12 auctions. He's paying an average of over $40 per chip. If he's paying. At first I assumed somebody was building a dream set. But the more I thought about it, the less it adds up. That's a stupid amount to pay for chips, and why wouldn't he just contact the seller and arrange for a bulk purchase?
So then I took a look at the T100 chips. Same guy has won like half of those recent auctions. I suppose that's consistent with somebody building a crazy super set. It's also consistent with shill bidding. Especially since this guy is willing to go to $58 or $59 apiece for the 1k's - seems like money is no object for him, so why wouldn't he just go up to $30 on the T100's and win them all - if he actually wants them?
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Binion's Horseshoe Casino Obsolete $100 WSOP Top Hat and Cane Mold Poker Chip&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Binion's Horseshoe Casino Obsolete $1000 WSOP Top Hat and Cane Mold Poker Chip&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684
 
I know who’s selling them and a few of us have tried to buy in bulk and he won’t sell. $40 is a little high but not really out of the ordinary for these chips.
 
I know some are trying to build, and if they got the money, then not much to do about it. Doubt it's shill bidding
 
I have followed this sellers auctions for some time. I’ve purchased a little bit from him. His auctions are consistently bid upon.
 
Then I want an invitation to that guy's game, when he finishes vacuuming up all the chips!
 
shill bidding is not cost effective as seller pays around 11% fee of sale price.
 
He has perf3ct feedback almost 2000 transactions. Tons of nice Binion chips. When you have the goods, you don’t have to scam
 
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Yeah, doubtful these are shills. A few years back, I used to think he was shilling, but after following/buying from him a long time, now, i think they are all legit. Not me buying these H&C's though :rolleyes:. Maybe they have enough 100's and are going for 1k or starting a Barrel Of Thousands collection?
 
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