Why do i keep doing this !!!!!

RussB42

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I buy a Rack of chips, ex. Giant Inlays PNY's just for the heck of it....

Then all of a sudden I have to complete a set of Giant Inlay Chips, either the same kind or even a mixed set of Giant Inlay's.....


I don't play at home any more and have absolutely no need or use for another set, but for some reason can't stop doing this....

I usually end up completing a set and selling them at a loss.....Makes no sense to me......

When I have a few beers and get on the lap top, it gets even worse.....

Advise appreciated.....
 

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That's another thing, I always clean all my chips when I get them and if needed I oil them.

It seems like a major waste of lot & lots of time...
 

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Doing the same , but still playing poker , buying complete set and trying not to loose money !!!
 

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One thing is, that I do so very much love the challenge of putting together the sets...
 

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It's a sickness..... with no known cure. You can only treat the symptoms, and that's just a temporary measure.

Best to just relax and enjoy the process, because there is no escape.
 

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I've said it before but I'll say it again. I really enjoy watching you pull sets together Russ. I don't know how you do it sometimes!
 

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If you have the $ then it's a fun hobby that isn't having a very negative impact on your life. It's $ is an issue, then so is buying chips. You need once set to take with you to home or bar games and that's it. Get a versatile set that can work as both cash and tourney. If it's not you're dream set, then get some samples of your dream set to shuffle to satisfy you. Also, find a good home game to get use of your chips.

Thankfully, mine get used fairly frequently (range from weekly to monthly).

Also, buy chips that are great deals, like the dirty ol Empress chips were dirt cheap but after cleaned and oiled they could sell for a pretty decent price. Or the Lucky Derby chips. Once they're labeled /and cleaned nicely I'll at least be able to break even on em if I decide to sell.
 

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You have a good eye for putting chips together. It'd be a little sad to see that go to waste. Do you end up selling most of them as complete sets?
 

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I say enjoy what you are doing. It is great to see what you put together. I am envious of several if you guys that find these beautiful chips that are not mainstream and make these awesome sets, mixed or all the same. It's refreshing to see that type if respect for the chips (and addiction) in this day and age of "chip flipping".

Keep carrying the torch and I'll keep watching and enjoying.

Thank you
 

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So new guys in the hobby can stand on the shoulders of giants.

Its guys like you that make the hobby interesting.

Here let me buy you a beer.
 

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I have an illness. The only things that completely take this off of my mind... Amsterdam, Bangkok, and New Orleans.
 

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I have a similar illness, except I still play poker, AND lose money at it. I know it's not my poker skill that is to blame, so it must be the chips. Must continue to build new sets until I become a winning poker player. :cool:
 

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Last week when I was surfing chips wifey asked what I was doing. Oh nothing (even though all chip purchases come out of my bankroll ), but I still felt like I was surfing porn and got caught, lol.

LMAO, I have felt exactly like this before.
 

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To me, it is similar to building a tree house when I was a kid. Most of the fun was in procuring the supplies and building. It wasn't as fun when I was finished so I would tear it down and build another. This is especially true if you are not actually playing poker with your sets.

Now I mostly do it to avoid doing the things I'm supposed to be doing. Even if I am really busy at work, I will take the time to browse ebay and scan the forums. It helps me to relax.
 

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Enjoy, Enjoy, but try to make a little off your selling even if its $5, at least you wont find yourself in a hole that with 70,000 chips and no money to buy more when a deal comes up...

Although being in a hole with 70,000 chips sound PRETTY fun......
 

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^Yeah. There's no reason not to at least break even most of the time if you've cleaned and oiled the chips and they remain in roughly the same condition. By cleaning and oiling you've already added value.
 

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Over the years I've bought/sold probably 15 sets of chips. I've only lost money once (most recent china clay set, cuz the quarters were really beat up and I sold them to a friend). I don't usually try to "make" money on them either even though that has happened once or twice. Usually I break even.

Hell, probably 3 or 4 of the sets I bought/sold before ever getting into play.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies.

How do I or what do I, do with the "LIKE's" that have been posted. Is there something I need to do to keep them or reply to them?
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies.

How do I or what do I, do with the "LIKE's" that have been posted. Is there something I need to do to keep them or reply to them?
Nothing to do with them but have them :)
 

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I think there are "chip flippers" out there, but I am in what I think is the larger group - with the OP. I buy a rack cause it's too good to pass up: then feel I MUST somehow put together a playable set. Only in my case, I usually overextend my spending and then within a year have to sell the chips just to get some money back out of them... usually at a loss too. Oh well. I'm putting together a new mixed casino set now.... This is my LAST time ... I hope.
 
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