Not Mine Not clay, right?

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/143650984989

I guess maybe I'm the asshole here for telling him what his chips are worth. Still, these chips are plastic, right? I think @allforcharity may know.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/143650984989

I guess maybe I'm the asshole here for telling him what his chips are worth. Still, these chips are plastic, right? I think @allforcharity may know.
Chips are plastic.

Totally out of line for the seller to respond that way with the f* word and such.

I'd be inclined to report him back to ebay for using such language in a reply, if there's anything against it in ebay's Terms of Service.

Just because he can't make a living trying to scam people on ebay by trying to sell overpriced items shouldn't give him permission to treat potential customers that way.
 

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I didn't make an offer (they're not even worth $5 to me), but I did send him an enlightening factual message while expressing genuine concern for his reputation.

I guess we'll see if he also tells this dumbass expert to go fuck myself.
 

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I'd say that selling plastic and claiming it is clay must be against eBay's ToS?
 

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I'd say that selling plastic and claiming it is clay must be against eBay's ToS?
Sure is false representation, but I'm not sure about the statutes of misrepresentation of goods on an auction site. I can sell a mound of dirt from my yard and claim it's authentic Yankee Stadium dirt, and if a sucker buys it, bully for me.

When it comes to poker chips, education and knowing the market and products goes a long way.
 

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Ok, so the clay branding really isn’t an issue. Seems like every manufacturer brands what we call slugged plastic chips as clay composite. Seems like an uphill battle to even bother with clay vs clay composite....what we consider clay from GPI or CPC is not pure clay so even it is technically composite.

The price is what’s a little irksome.

to that end, the sticker you asked him to add has $18.50 original retail price, if anyone wants to pay $150 for used “clay composite” chips that are clearly advertised as<$20 when new...:GLWS i guess


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When it comes to poker chips, education and knowing the market and products goes a long way.
Agreed.

Here's what I got in response to my concerned educational message:
Thank you! By far the nicest message I've received all day. I just about had it with everyone else. It's interesting because they're so fragile and smudges when it's wet but if plastic chips do that then everyone must be right. I'll just take them off ebay.

You guys must be a bunch of assholes. :D
 
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