Simply overwhelmed.

Catbeard

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i found the forum the other on a limb after googling poker chips because I didn’t want a amazon set of chips and I got to tell ya I’m overwhelmed and have a huge headache. I never dreamed there is so much out there and how much some of these chips sell for. I have been spending hours scouring over these pages reading and trying to understand all this. When the dust settles I just want a set of casino grade chips for cash and a set for tourneys This site is amazing and horrifying at the same time.
 

Saoliver

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i found the forum the other on a limb after googling poker chips because I didn’t want a amazon set of chips and I got to tell ya I’m overwhelmed and have a huge headache. I never dreamed there is so much out there and how much some of these chips sell for. I have been spending hours scouring over these pages reading and trying to understand all this. When the dust settles I just want a set of casino grade chips for cash and a set for tourneys This site is amazing and horrifying at the same time.
Be patient.
Get samples.
Set a budget.
Blow through your budget.

Enjoy the ride.
 

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for me it happened gradually. can’t imagine what it’d be like to only know an amazon set and go to all this in a short period of time
 

JeepologyOffroad

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It has taken me 10 months to feel comfortable. Pace yourself and enjoy the ride. I know ever day here that I will learn something new. PCF is awesome for many reasons. Click the like button on this post, if you or anyone else have actually read it.
1 like = 1 prayer

Live. Laugh. Chip.
 

upNdown

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There’s a big ass learning curve. I’m happy to help. Read read read and feel free to fire out questions..
 

FordPickup92

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Welcome!! Fear not, this is a wonderful community. The chips and money values that fly around here can be a bit overwhelming at first, but with some time it will all settle and you may eventually feel right at home. Also, depending on the vendor sales/classifieds and help of members, beautiful chips are not an unforeseen goal. Take your time, and dont feel rushed into any decisions. Most of all, have fun!!!
 
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Though Im in the big minority, I think getting samples is wasting time . Better to jump right in with reckless abandon. The ride is much more fun.
+++1 this ^^^^. I learned a long time ago that my impulse to buy mechanism is much stronger than my patience (waiting for samples) mechanism.

Shop until you drop!! :)

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Welcome to the forum. Yes, it's still a bit hard to believe that a world build from poker chips exists, but here it is. I'm two months a member and only have two complete poker chips sets, so probably par for the course! Yikes.
 
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Holly Shit !!!!! Surely yoour single by now lol
LMAO!! I have the GREATEST wife in the world!! She doesn't even flinch when new chips arrive. She also allows me to host poker every week, and is fully supportive of my new 1800 sq ft poker room and bar being finished. SHE ROCKS!! My bank account, and the neighbors' wives, hate me a bit though...LOL!!

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Josh Kifer

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LMAO!! I have the GREATEST wife in the world!! She doesn't even flinch when new chips arrive. She also allows me to host poker every week, and is fully supportive of my new 1800 sq ft poker room and bar being finished. SHE ROCKS!! My bank account, and the neighbors' wives, hate me a bit though...LOL!!

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D.... Dad.... Is that you? It's me, your son.
 

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Whenever I feel like I'm going overboard with my chip purchases, I like to browse other people's galleries to be reminded of how reasonable I am.

Welcome to the forum! It's a place where the word excessive has no meaning.
 

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Hello and welcome! I'm a beginner as well and my advice would be to give yourself at least 1-2 weeks to soak in as much as you can first! I'm here for less than a week and I couldn't fathom the amount of knowledge available when I just started. Just make sure you don't jump too quickly because it can be very tempting :) Asking experienced chippers about the market rate and good alternatives would be helpful as well. All the best and good luck with your hunts!
 
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