Nine months of online bargains

Discussion in 'Poker Chip PrOn' started by navels, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 2:27 AM
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    navels

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    Total paid: $2130

    Missing from the picture are some racks of the Kenmore Lanes quarters which I recently sold.


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  2. Mar 13, 2018 at 2:49 AM
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    rimmerryan

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    Damn!
     
  3. Mar 13, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    chubbyone

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    Rub it in.... :mad:



    :LOL: :laugh: The run good is strong with you.
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:42 AM
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    v1pe

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    Jeebus! Nice!
     
  5. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:54 AM
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    superchromix

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    careful, that's a lot of kg for an Ikea shelf...
     
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  6. Mar 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    kkbait

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    Sweet finds
     
  7. Mar 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM
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    Wick125

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    Wow! Awesome!
     
  8. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    justsomedude

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    You'd be surprised what the Ikea furniture can handle. I use the Kallax towers for chip storage. They can handle quite a bit of mass!

    PS: Killer collection @navels !
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    Numerobis

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    Great deals !

    Some have paid that much for a rack
     
  10. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    catalyzeme

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    Nice! What was your best score?
     
  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    v1pe

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  13. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    mike32

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    Very very well done! Some killer finds that are an inspiration to me!
     
  14. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    allforcharity

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    You rat bastard! Hogging all the good deals!

    Ok, ok, I'm sorry, what I meant to say was would you trade me some chips, please?
     
  15. Mar 19, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    Chris Flynn

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    Congrats, now please take a break - love what you’re doing!
     
  16. Apr 2, 2018 at 11:24 PM
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    Jordan Downs

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    OUTSTANDING! Your efforts are inspiring. Great finds.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    Taghkanic

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    Are you satiated/maxed out enough to share some of your bargain-hunting methods?
     
  18. Apr 27, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    navels

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    Been thinking about retiring :)

    298r49.jpg

    At a high level: I'm a software developer and have written a bunch of code that trawls Craigslist, LetGo, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace for chips and sends me an email of links. Every hour. I click the links. Every hour (during the day). I look very closely at the pictures.

    Then there is the social engineering required to get people to take PayPal and ship. And if they won't, the effort to get someone I know in the area to help. If I'm not interested or can't get the deal done for whatever reason, I'll notify local chippers so they can take a crack.

    It's a big pain in the ass. I can't tell you how many shitty chips I've looked at. Or pictures of fireplace pokers.
     
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  19. Apr 27, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Taghkanic

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    Heh. Been there. (That’s also how I feel when I search Twitter for news of my favorite NFL team. I have to put together complex queries to filter out posts including “MAGA,” “qanon,” etc. I won’t mention the team’s name since you are from Seattle...)
     
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  20. Apr 27, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    allforcharity

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    That's what I thought. If I had the skills, that's exactly how I would do it. But there's no way I can compete, so I should probably stop searching.
     
  21. Apr 27, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Kain8

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    Damn I love those Kenmore quarters!
     
  22. Apr 27, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    kmccormick100

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    We wouldn’t hate it if you retired and gave some of us non-skinjobs the chance to stumble upon deals again ;) I suspected your methods were along these lines, I just don’t have the coding skills to do what you do hahaha, I rely on sheer dumb luck and refreshing the hell out of eBay.
     
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