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A number of individuals assembled together to acquire ownership ... of chips.
 

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If it helps clarify, I think that person’s PCF handle rhymes with melonvest.

I know who he is referring to. I am questioning his statement.

Anything is possible for people willing to put the work in. Just ask the BTP or Boat group buy organizers.

SB was not the first and wont be the last and I am willing to bet on it.
 

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I also feel like this could be a great Judge Judy episode,

Plaintiff says , this is not a group buy.

Judge Judy: So you mean a group of people got together and bought something?

Plaintiff: Yes.

Judge Judy: So you're saying a GROUP of people got together?

Plaintiff: Yes

Judy: And bought something?

Plaintiff: Yes

Judge Judy: ( Rolls eyes) Get out.
Entertaining. However, that differs greatly from the Judge PCF episode:


PCF member: Hey, me and a few buddies are planning on buying chips directly from <insert source here>

Judge PCF: Sounds great. Do you plan on selling them?

PCF member: Nope, we are starting a thread in the Group Buy forum. People can order them for $4 each, although we'll only be paying $2 each.

Judge PCF: Sorry, that's not how a Group Buy works, so you can't start a thread there. Okay to start up and pay for a Vendor forum, though.

PCF member: But we are a group! And we're buying! And others can buy, too! It must be a group buy!

Judge PCF: GTFO.
 

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I have to say Dave that I understand your point of view now much better than I did before, so thank you for that. Your definition is much more limited than mine and incorporates some common practices on PCF as limitations on the term. I don’t view public and open participation in a group buy in a thread as being a requirement for something to actually be a group buy. I think we can just agree to disagree on this one. :)
I'm not so sure we are actually in disagreement. I'll concede that to an outsider -- or somebody looking at the individual definitions of each word -- that group buy could be applied. But in the context of what a Group Buy is on PCF -- it's misleading to use the term for something that does not actually qualify as being a Group Buy on the forum.
 

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@Rhodeman77 being less than 100% honest isnt illegal.

If you want to know what happened you can ask questions instead of throwing shit in hopes something sticks.

I didnt knock off WSOP chips which could actually land someone in legal trouble.
 

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What are some ways to engage more in the community and to prevent myself from being left out of more exclusive opportunities like this? How would you recommend that newbs get their first or second set of Paulson chips?
How do you get the offer to participate in a future (if ever again) secretive purchase, for rock bottom prices?

Don't look at those that were able to pull off the coup and badmouth them, their tactics, or their methods. It should be a no-brainer, but maybe it needs to be said. Never kick your hero in the nuts.
 

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After being exposed to this chipping world for only a few months, I can see both sides. My emotion on the thread swayed to all sides of the spectrum with each updated post. My personal conclusion brings me back a fairly famous quote:

“Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”
 

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After being exposed to this chipping world for only a few months, I can see both sides. My emotion on the thread swayed to all sides of the spectrum with each updated post. My personal conclusion brings me back a fairly famous quote:

“Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”
Though if no one was playing, there would be no game. o_O:p
 

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How do you get the offer to participate in a future (if ever again) secretive purchase, for rock bottom prices?

Don't look at those that were able to pull off the coup and badmouth them, their tactics, or their methods. It should be a no-brainer, but maybe it needs to be said. Never kick your hero in the nuts.

If @Lemonzest is your hero I’m more than shocked. Disappointed is even an understatement.

his tactics made it infinitely harder for anyone else to pull off a purchase from GPI.
 

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If @Lemonzest is your hero I’m more than shocked. Disappointed is even an understatement.

his tactics made it infinitely harder for anyone else to pull off a purchase from GPI.
If Lemonzest sold chips at rock-bottom prices, he would be a hero.

That however, appears to be a really big "if".
 

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If @Lemonzest is your hero I’m more than shocked. Disappointed is even an understatement.

his tactics made it infinitely harder for anyone else to pull off a purchase from GPI.

Thats mere speculation on your part. Like I said SB wasnt the first and wont be the last. I will bet on that.

If you arent willing to put the work in to make it happen dont use me as an excuse.

People that really want to make it happen will execute. Dont believe me just watch.
 
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