Wanted Lower end used THC chips

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I just started putting together my first Paulson set. Important point #1 - I'm trying to do this very inexpensively. My original plan was to buy a mixture of THC and RHC, mostly Jack Cincinnati chips. But then I ran across a very nice rack of red/green Town Tavern chips, milled and all ready for a label. These will make excellent $5 chips for my low stakes cash set. They were more expensive than Jack $5s, but well worth it for THC. They are in very good used condition., Nice and buttery but all stand on edge.

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I haven't bought them yet, but I plan to eventually acquire the Jack Cinci $1 chips.

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Photo borrowed from @TheChipRoom Jim, if you need me to take this down, just let me know.

One possibility for quarters are these solid dark blue chips. I originally bought just shy of a rack (93 chips) and planned on making them my nickels. But today I chose to go a different direction. So these are now available, but I would need to find a minimum of 50 more, as I would like to have between 140 - 160 quarters in my set. These are a bit dirty, but they are in excellent condition with nice sharp edges. The stamp is a bit odd, but if I use them, I will have them milled for labels. There is also some minor color variation in these. If someone want to offer me more of these, I have another photo I can send with these next to several Paulson color chips in an attempt to determine the exact color. Most of them appear to be between Bahama blue and Dark blue, with a few that look like they are Dark blue.

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But honestly, I really prefer not to have more than one solid colored chip in my set. I'm not convinced that I want to use these for quarters, so this is my main want for this post. Suggestions, ideas, or offers to sell approximately 160 used, budget priced THC chips, with a STRONG preference for spotted chips. If the seller is interested, I would be willing to trade these blues as partial payment.

My latest purchase was just yesterday when I pulled the trigger on a rack of very sweet looking 36mm India blue (look green to me) Horseshoe Cincinnati chips, murdered, and relabeled as Jack Detroit 5 cent chips. Perfect! Love the color. Already labeled. Price was right! These chips are why the blue chips are probably being kicked to the curb. They are not THC, but because they are 36mm, that doesn't matter. They are already different from every other chip that will be in this set.

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So that is mostly it. I am looking to acquire 140-160 Paulson THC chips ( will consider two full racks dependent on the chip and the price) to use as quarters in this set. I am open to various colors and I'm not looking for any specific spot pattern. For what I'm looking to spend, I can't be that picky. I want good condition used chips that can stand on edge. My ideal budget is around $1.50 or so per chip, but I realize this may be difficult and will consider cool chips that cost more. Already murdered/milled or labeled as quarters would be awesome, but definitely not required.

I also plan to add about 40 chips to be used as $20s, which is all the bank I need for my small micro stakes cash games. My preference is for a black or yellow chip, and I may just buy 2 barrels of Jack Cinci $100s until I can find the right THC chip, which I suspect is going to be by far my most expensive chip (per piece) in the set.

Please let me know if you can help out, or if you know of anything currently for sale that might be of interest. Thanks!
 

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I think I have a milled rack of solid pinks. I have red solids too but those will clash with your 5s. I also have plenty of Jack 1s used. And I have some used Huntington Park 20s that might fight the bill. If you’re interested in any of it let me know.
 
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I think I have a milled rack of solid pinks. I have red solids too but those will clash with your 5s. I also have plenty of Jack 1s used. And I have some used Huntington Park 20s that might fight the bill. If you’re interested in any of it let me know.
Thanks. Not too interested in the solids, so I'll hold off for now on those. Do you have pics of the $20s?
 

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OK for all you set building experts out there, would you do this or not in the same set? The LCOs would be murdered and made into quarters. Also, they are different sized chips, so really shouldn't be a dirty stack issue, just an optics issue.

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Bumping this, and fine tuning what I'm looking for since I clearly put TOO MUCH INFO in my first post! LOL! I don't know how to shut up.

Thanks for all the offers I did receive. I do have some viable ones, but not exactly what I want yet. So here is a summary of what I'm hoping to find:

  • 160 THC chips to use as quarters along with the other chips shown above.
  • Good to excellent used condition. All stand on edge.
  • VERY Strong preference for spotted chips
  • Already milled or murdered, or something with an inlay not so special that I can murder them without having to endure the wrath of PCF. :)
  • Ideally around $1.50 per chip or less, but willing to consider cool chips that are more.
  • I would consider just about anything that already has a 25 cent Jack label on it. (any Jack city)
 
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LCO $1s aren’t really cheap anymore and would be a real bitch to murder (paper inlay)
LCO $1 are between $3-4 each now, maybe you think that’s cheap.

these are much cheaper

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Guys. I didn't say anything about LCOs in my last post. Yes, I like them. Yes, they are above my desired price range. I will CONSIDER anything that meets my criteria, and I may need to go above my target price to get what I want. Whenever I do get around to picking out my $20s I will almost certainly exceed that target, which is OK since I only need two barrels. I picked that price because everything I have bought so far is under that price. I'd like to find something around that price, but I am still willing to consider more expensive chips like LCOs.

And the information about the inlay being difficult to remove is VERY helpful. Thanks!
 

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Guys. I didn't say anything about LCOs in my last post. Yes, I like them. Yes, they are above my desired price range. I will CONSIDER anything that meets my criteria, and I may need to go above my target price to get what I want. Whenever I do get around to picking out my $20s I will almost certainly exceed that target, which is OK since I only need two barrels. I picked that price because everything I have bought so far is under that price. I'd like to find something around that price, but I am still willing to consider more expensive chips like LCOs.

And the information about the inlay being difficult to remove is VERY helpful. Thanks!

I think everyone is responding to this:

OK for all you set building experts out there, would you do this or not in the same set? The LCOs would be murdered and made into quarters. Also, they are different sized chips, so really shouldn't be a dirty stack issue, just an optics issue.

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I think everyone is responding to this:
Yes. That is why I posted my updated criteria yesterday. Also, there was a misunderstanding about the cost with the person who I was talking to about LCOs. I did not know at the time I posted that how much they would cost.
 

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Yes. That is why I posted my updated criteria yesterday. Also, there was a misunderstanding about the cost with the person who I was talking to about LCOs. I did not know at the time I posted that how much they would cost.
Yep, makes sense. I think I just mean there was nothing in your updated post that would have eliminated the LCO $1 as a contender. You did specify $1.50/chip but you also said you'd consider more for cooler chips. They are pretty cool.
 

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LCO $1 are between $3-4 each now, maybe you think that’s cheap.

these are much cheaper

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I have had some chips like these offered to me. Most were hot stamps and would require milling, or were bike tires. Are any of these for sale? Are any of them milled or murder-able? Is that even a word? :LOL: :laugh:
 

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For that price, it’s going to be hard to find spotted THCs that are in “good” condition period.

Add the fact you already have a white chip, that pretty much cancels all hope.

add the fact you want 160, not 100, not 200 and you are basically hunting a unicorn.

add the fact you want them milled and we might as well play them for you too :)

you are basically stuck with light blue, live casino 1s to choose from, I don’t know what’s around that’s THC, but it’s pretty much your only option.

find some cool solids, pink would be amazing. Good luck.
 
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Already murdered/milled or labeled as quarters would be awesome, but definitely not required.
Sorry, misread and misunderstood your requirements, thought unmilled chips were ok, but I can see from your requirements that the requirement is that they be milled. My bad, sorry about that.
Just to check my assumptions, you are looking for the following chips for under $1.
1. Must be near mint
2. Must have level 4 spots at least
3. Must be milled and already have a label purchased for you but not applied.
4. Must have 1.6 racks, no more no less

it’s really hard to understand why you haven’t received countless offers yet.
 

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Sorry, misread and misunderstood your requirements, thought unmilled chips were ok, but I can see from your requirements that the requirement is that they be milled. My bad, sorry about that.
Just to check my assumptions, you are looking for the following chips for under $1.
1. Must be near mint
2. Must have level 4 spots at least
3. Must be milled and already have a label purchased for you but not applied.
4. Must have 1.6 racks, no more no less

it’s really hard to understand why you haven’t received countless offers yet.
Since absolutely none of what you just posted is true, I can only assume...

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And actually, I have received quite a few offers.
 

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dont think you'll find what you're looking for at less than 2-3$ a chip. the thc premium for spotted chips is substantial.
it doesn't seem like you're that picky about the details so why not just go with an RHC set?

the jacks cover almost all your denoms except the 1s, and it's really not that hard to murder them.
 
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