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falling down the rabbit hole, let me know what's out there for a starter set.
  • mostly do cash games of 5-8 people, so anywhere between 400-600 chips is fine
  • wouldnt mind at least one set of fracs maybe 0.25 or 0.50
  • in addition to the frac maybe some sort of mix of 1, 5, 25, 100
  • ideally located in Canada to save a few pesos on shipping / duty
  • if i had to rank, in my limited experience preference: clay, bud jones, ceramic, and china clay distant 4th
no rush - just seeing what's out there - thanks in advance!
 
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The yellow rack is quarters.

If you want Paulson the jack set is by far the most affordable. No idea how strong your preference is but if that is what you wanted you could buy a delabelled rack from some other set and order the labels made with the jack logo.

cost will likely be about the same.
 
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If you want a set with fracs already pieced together you’ll be paying a lot more for a lot less. Hard to make recommendations without knowing what your budget is and how strong your preference is for Clay and/or not having to do any work.
 

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The yellow rack is quarters.

If you want Paulson the jack set is by far the most affordable. No idea how strong your preference is but if that is what you wanted you could buy a delabelled rack from some other set and order the labels made with the jack logo.

cost will likely be about the same.
pretty sure in the post the yellow fracs are sold, otherwise, yeah that would have been ideal.

ideally it's plug and play, dont really want to muck around with relabelling / piecing together a set just yet.

i'd say that budget wise that $750 bud jones set is probably around the upper end of what id want to spend
 

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thanks - i do have my eye on those. bonus that the seller is actually local for me.

ideally want something plug and play, my regular game needs some sort of fracs to go with this particular set.

I have two racks of fracs custom made for this set that are available.
 

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@ReallyGoodUsername has sets for a great price, they are leaded Paulson, no better than that.
For your first set, she’s a cutie, go on, give it to her. Don’t worry you’ll get sucked into the never ending spending tunnel of chip purchases, your wife will leave you, your dog will become stray, you’ll use flat hats as spare tires, you’ll use 43mm IHC chips on your eyes when you tan, youll mistakingly pay for groceries with chips and shuffle them before you hand them over like you were thinking about the call then when cashier says $18.56, you slide the chips over and say raise, youll use bud jones chips as shot glass coasters, your bank account will go from $210,000 to $1000($1000 left just in case that auction comes up with chips you want), a rack of your favourite chips will replace your ex-wife’s side of the bed, you’ll show off all your chips to your friends and they will say “paulson, my chips(dice chips), whatever, all the same to me, it’s poker chips”, poker chips?! Dice chips?! fight breaks out then cops get called, now you have to sell your fracs to get bail, once you have 5-10 sets you’ll sell them all then buy them back again. Anyways here’s the link. GL and may the lead be with you.

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/card-club-casino-sets.77557/
 

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@ReallyGoodUsername has sets for a great price, they are leaded Paulson, no better than that.
For your first set, she’s a cutie, go on, give it to her. Don’t worry you’ll get sucked into the never ending spending tunnel of chip purchases, your wife will leave you, your dog will become stray, you’ll use flat hats as spare tires, you’ll use 43mm IHC chips on your eyes when you tan, youll mistakingly pay for groceries with chips and shuffle them before you hand them over like you were thinking about the call then when cashier says $18.56, you slide the chips over and say raise, youll use bud jones chips as shot glass coasters, your bank account will go from $210,000 to $1000($1000 left just in case that auction comes up with chips you want), a rack of your favourite chips will replace your ex-wife’s side of the bed, you’ll show off all your chips to your friends and they will say “paulson, my chips(dice chips), whatever, all the same to me, it’s poker chips”, poker chips?! Dice chips?! fight breaks out then cops get called, now you have to sell your fracs to get bail, once you have 5-10 sets you’ll sell them all then buy them back again. Anyways here’s the link. GL and may the lead be with you.

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/card-club-casino-sets.77557/
That twas a trully enjoyable read there sir! Legitimately laughed several times! Thank you for taking the time and making a trully honest chippers post!

The $1k extra is false though.... that money also gone and already making deals with people that they will be paid next week, first thing in the morning on pay day!! Please don't ask me how I know!!

Everyone says just one set cash, one set tourney... there are even a few that get their set and run... never to be seen again. But if that first set comes in... all of a sudden you are totally fill of joy and excitement... but 5 minutes later you push them to the side of the table, grab your phone and return quickly to the classifieds to look for more.... then welcome to the madness we call Chipping Life!

Good luck with the hunt @canadianshortstack !! Hopefully just one feeds your appetite!!

Fellow Chipper Ben
 

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That twas a trully enjoyable read there sir! Legitimately laughed several times! Thank you for taking the time and making a trully honest chippers post!

The $1k extra is false though.... that money also gone and already making deals with people that they will be paid next week, first thing in the morning on pay day!! Please don't ask me how I know!!

Everyone says just one set cash, one set tourney... there are even a few that get their set and run... never to be seen again. But if that first set comes in... all of a sudden you are totally fill of joy and excitement... but 5 minutes later you push them to the side of the table, grab your phone and return quickly to the classifieds to look for more.... then welcome to the madness we call Chipping Life!

Good luck with the hunt @canadianshortstack !! Hopefully just one feeds your appetite!!

Fellow Chipper Ben
Ya I heard it all, 18 years in this chip game, seen them come, seen them go, seen them come back harder, some gone forever, only once I was told “i have no money right now”, I’m like “ so you call dibs with no money?” Lol

Happy my finances more than cover my chipping easily and payment is instant when I do buy. Actually one person did mention payday but you guys know who that is, I’m sure you’re all in it together to know who.

Yep the classifieds search is forever and the one cash, one tourney set is our undying broken promise.
 

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That twas a trully enjoyable read there sir! Legitimately laughed several times! Thank you for taking the time and making a trully honest chippers post!

The $1k extra is false though.... that money also gone and already making deals with people that they will be paid next week, first thing in the morning on pay day!! Please don't ask me how I know!!

Everyone says just one set cash, one set tourney... there are even a few that get their set and run... never to be seen again. But if that first set comes in... all of a sudden you are totally fill of joy and excitement... but 5 minutes later you push them to the side of the table, grab your phone and return quickly to the classifieds to look for more.... then welcome to the madness we call Chipping Life!

Good luck with the hunt @canadianshortstack !! Hopefully just one feeds your appetite!!

Fellow Chipper Ben
Oh and I’m happy I made you laugh, life is about laughter and enjoying the day, best way to start it.

All the best,
Philly.
 

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sorry Canadianshortstack, you can have your thread back.
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@ReallyGoodUsername has sets for a great price, they are leaded Paulson, no better than that.
For your first set, she’s a cutie, go on, give it to her. Don’t worry you’ll get sucked into the never ending spending tunnel of chip purchases, your wife will leave you, your dog will become stray, you’ll use flat hats as spare tires, you’ll use 43mm IHC chips on your eyes when you tan, youll mistakingly pay for groceries with chips and shuffle them before you hand them over like you were thinking about the call then when cashier says $18.56, you slide the chips over and say raise, youll use bud jones chips as shot glass coasters, your bank account will go from $210,000 to $1000($1000 left just in case that auction comes up with chips you want), a rack of your favourite chips will replace your ex-wife’s side of the bed, you’ll show off all your chips to your friends and they will say “paulson, my chips(dice chips), whatever, all the same to me, it’s poker chips”, poker chips?! Dice chips?! fight breaks out then cops get called, now you have to sell your fracs to get bail, once you have 5-10 sets you’ll sell them all then buy them back again. Anyways here’s the link. GL and may the lead be with you.

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/card-club-casino-sets.77557/
This might be one of my favorite post of all time! (at least the short time I've been here)
Very creative! Thanks for the laugh.

But also he's right, those chips for that price as a relabel project would be an unbelievable start for you!
 

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This might be one of my favorite post of all time! (at least the short time I've been here)
Very creative! Thanks for the laugh.

But also he's right, those chips for that price as a relabel project would be an unbelievable start for you!
@GetUrShineBox Gracie, lol my pleasure.

@canadianshortstack relabel project is great idea.
 

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falling down the rabbit hole, let me know what's out there for a starter set.
  • mostly do cash games of 5-8 people, so anywhere between 400-600 chips is fine
  • wouldnt mind at least one set of fracs maybe 0.25 or 0.50
  • in addition to the frac maybe some sort of mix of 1, 5, 25, 100
  • ideally located in Canada to save a few pesos on shipping / duty
  • if i had to rank, in my limited experience preference: clay, bud jones, ceramic, and china clay distant 4th
no rush - just seeing what's out there - thanks in advance!

Those Big Easy chips are sweet, had sampled some, and @allforcharity is top notch. Can't go wrong there.

If you aren't in a hurry, I'd recommend waiting for either the next Sunfly Group Buy that pops up, think there have been at least 3 in my time here. Or the next Chip Room sale. You should easily be able to get what you need with your upper budget through Sunfly, and you would be close on a Chip Room sale. This will also give you time to get a handle on the values (You may already) in the Classifieds.
 

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Ya the fracks on HSI prob go for $750 a rack alone. Deff not the set, but I’ve seen some killer non Paulsons for a lot less. Might even try to get cinn Paulsons and make your own fracks.
 
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I know you don’t want work but labelling 1 rack of fracs for the jack set is really not that hard. Just find literally any cheap murdered rhc that isn’t white, red, green or black and buy stickers from gear and put the stickers on the chips. there are tons of options and I’m sure you’ll find something if you post a wanted ad. Stickers may take a couple weeks to get there.

For the rest of the jack set you could buy from any number of Canadians (myself included) in one shot for easily less than $1 a chip whatever breakdown you want.
 

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I know you don’t want work but labelling 1 rack of fracs for the jack set is really not that hard. Just find literally any cheap murdered rhc that isn’t white, red, green or black and buy stickers from gear and put the stickers on the chips. there are tons of options and I’m sure you’ll find something if you post a wanted ad. Stickers may take a couple weeks to get there.

For the rest of the jack set you could buy from any number of Canadians (myself included) in one shot for easily less than $1 a chip whatever breakdown you want.
As much as no one likes to be told what to do… *this ^
 

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And now for something totally, kinda but maybe slightly irrelevant.

Spinnetti, Jim and Josh seeing chip prices today
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Spinetti, Jim and Josh looking at their inventory
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Spinetti, Jim and Josh seeing the amount of new comers
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Spinetti, Jim and Josh checking their paypal
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Spinetti, Jim and Josh making deal’s with casino’s
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Spinetti, Jim and Josh together in Nevada
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Disclaimer: this post is out of pure comedy, no chip price politics intended, supported or cared about.
 

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So that's where you need to start from??!? **Insert headbanging emoji**

I had it all wrong. Came in with my $0.10/chip budget, and had to realign myself pretty dam fast.
Not sure bout any of that but I do know that I tan with 43mm blaze orange chips on my eyes next to my Lemon Haze and Pineapple Express cannabis garden.
 
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