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I honestly love sample sets, but is it just me or does anyone else find it crazy how much some go for?
Shit bro,

These dam sample sets have been my undoing on this site. What a wonderful and terrible addiction all rolled into one. Then comes the DB addiction. Then the cut cards...

I try to stop. I go a week, maybe two, and then I relapse somehow. I can't help myself. I want to absolutely fill my poker room to the nuts with samples and pieces of casino history. I'd say that's what is driving me, personally anyways!
 

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Shit bro,

These dam sample sets have been my undoing on this site. What a wonderful and terrible addiction all rolled into one. Then comes the DB addiction. Then the cut cards...

I try to stop. I go a week, maybe two, and then I relapse somehow. I can't help myself. I want to absolutely fill my poker room to the nuts with samples and pieces of casino history. I'd say that's what is driving me, personally anyways!
I agree find myself paying more than I should for cool Buttons and cut cards! Doesn’t help either paying arm and leg for shipping prices for us Canadian boys.
 

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I collected a few sample sets at first, but quickly realized that dealer buttons were more my “thing”. I’m glad, because buying a handful of buttons every month is a lot easier on my wallet than buying 2 or 3 sample sets.
 

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If I sold off my entire singles and sample set collection, I could fund an entire low end CPC custom cash or middle end STT tournament set. Don't go down the rabbit hole, trust me.
 

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Hmmmmmmmm.....
If I sold off my entire singles and sample set collection, I could fund an entire low end CPC custom cash or middle end STT tournament set. Don't go down the rabbit hole, trust me.

Now I'm thinking too...how much have I got into mine. I've honestly not worked that out. I suppose I won't try, for sake of my own sanity
 

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I see some that I’m interested in / want, but I can’t come to paying 100+ for something to display in the poker room, when my players wont even know the difference :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
 

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Hmmmmmmmm.....


Now I'm thinking too...how much have I got into mine. I've honestly not worked that out. I suppose I won't try, for sake of my own sanity

Lol me too. I do like seeing some of the newer members pining after sets I have, I’m glad I jumped on so many back when sample sets were a thing people sold with their original order for insanely low prices compared to what they go for now. :D I have no plans of selling though, like you all I love having a bunch of them.
 

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I see some that I’m interested in / want, but I can’t come to paying 100+ for something to display in the poker room, when my players wont even know the difference :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
I hear ya. It's a slippery slope too. Once you pull the trigger for an expensive sample set, you blur the budget after that...
 

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Thank god I never got into sample sets. I need something I can shuffle, so usually I just buy a barrel of any mold I can find, and then I’m content. The only sets I buy are customs nowadays.
 

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Thank god I never got into sample sets. I need something I can shuffle, so usually I just buy a barrel of any mold I can find, and then I’m content. The only sets I buy are customs nowadays.
I think what started the samples downward spiral of stupidity for me, was buying my first display wall cabinet. It was just gonna be for Jack chips. Then I bought 4 more. I must admit, they give alot of boost to the aura or appearance of my poker room! I still can't justify the cost, but I can't stop myself either...

What a problem...
 

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I don’t think it’s too surprising. For so many of these, there’s a super limited quantity and more wont be made, so when people decide to auction em off, you have the same 2-4 people bidding for em.

I mean shoot, if we had 2-3 less specific members here (me being one of them), the leftover 1-2 sample collectors would save hundreds or thousands.

The other component is how ”affordable” they are compared to sets. Then add in the addictive personality common amongst many gamblers, er poker players, and it’s the perfect scenario.
 

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You have people releasing samples from years ago that some newer members have never seen, custom owners building up suspense to their latest design with 60+ page threads and then auctioning one sample, and then of course people breaking open the vault for a good cause via charity auctions, which people rightfully tend to pony up a bit more for.
 

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the addictive personality common amongst many gamblers, er poker players
Im trying to stop chip purchases all the time. I get nowhere..

Completely addicted. I don't even have shelf space and I keep on buying. I tell myself shit like "I'll just rotate them out" etc.
 

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Im trying to stop chip purchases all the time. I get nowhere..

Completely addicted. I don't even have shelf space and I keep on buying. I tell myself shit like "I'll just rotate them out" etc.
They hold value though! I’ll never let my personally valued samples go, and I’ll always buy any I don’t have.

All my racks and sets (except 1) are being sold to go towards the new house, but I’ll look forward to buying again once we’re settled in.
 

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They hold value though! I’ll never let my personally valued samples go, and I’ll always buy any I don’t have.

All my sets are being sold to go towards the new house, but I’ll look forward to buying again once we’re settled in.

Still got a package for ya that has no address bro!

As soon as you are settled, I'll be happy to get it out to ya!
 

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@BarrieJ3 you are the one I think I see most frequently bidding up sample auctions ;) Bet you’re collection is pretty wild, would love to see it.
 

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@BarrieJ3 you are the one I think I see most frequently bidding up sample auctions ;)
Hahaha, not meaning to bid them up! (unless a charity one). Funny thing is, it really is just number of people dependent. I've seen a sample go up and two of us go at it, just to see another one listed the next week and go for super cheap to the leftover person.

Additionally, I think it really helps to be either a popular or well known user. Having connections and seeing people allows for those PMs of hey do you want a sample, saving you $30-100 a pop. I'm not really either of those descriptions, but folks have at least started recognizing my appreciation for their customs and hard work, so I've definitely gotten some help along the way.

Bet you’re collection is pretty wild, would love to see it.
As soon as we're settled in the new house, work and pictures will be going up. Samples will be displayed by type, with PCFers tributes to pets, NAGBs & Boat Chips, customs from the same user or designer, and even entire card rooms receiving there own display (Bean Town Pokers). Each display will at the very least have its own custom artwork created and displayed with it, most likely via one of our local wood workers here on PCF.

The idea is to basically make the displays and room a dedication to everyone else’s work, and creating my own set as a nod to that.

Current working titles for the poker room and eventual CPC/relabel THC set are “The Amalgam” or “The Menagerie”.
 

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The menage a trois? :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
So yes, I figure it’s fun because that’ll be everyone’s first take. But it’s a poker room filled with....eclectic samples from the poker community at large. Not those nice historic binions and WSOP trash. We’re talking chips with cartoon crabs, and puppies, and chippers infants on the inlay. Sooooo:

me·nag·er·ie
noun
  1. a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition.
    • a strange or diverse collection of people or things.
 

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Maybe just mix up all the displays, with chips haphazardly amongst other custom chips (don’t worry I’d never do that).

“The Poker Room of Doctor Moreau”
 

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Hahaha, not meaning to bid them up! (unless a charity one). Funny thing is, it really is just number of people dependent. I've seen a sample go up and two of us go at it, just to see another one listed the next week and go for super cheap to the leftover person.

Additionally, I think it really helps to be either a popular or well known user. Having connections and seeing people allows for those PMs of hey do you want a sample, saving you $30-100 a pop. I'm not really either of those descriptions, but folks have at least started recognizing my appreciation for their customs and hard work, so I've definitely gotten some help along the way.


As soon as we're settled in the new house, work and pictures will be going up. Samples will be displayed by type, with PCFers tributes to pets, NAGBs & Boat Chips, customs from the same user or designer, and even entire card rooms receiving there own display (Bean Town Pokers). Each display will at the very least have its own custom artwork created and displayed with it, most likely via one of our local wood workers here on PCF.

The idea is to basically make the displays and room a dedication to everyone else’s work, and creating my own set as a nod to that.

Current working titles for the poker room and eventual CPC/relabel THC set are “The Amalgam” or “The Menagerie”.
Looking forward to seeing it :tup:
 
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