New Chips - The Perfect Man Cave
The Perfect Man Cave  

Go Back   The Perfect Man Cave > Other Topics > Poker, Gaming, Casinos, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-14-2012, 07:11 AM
A Huge Nerd's Avatar
A Huge Nerd A Huge Nerd is offline
"C" Cup
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 533
Chips: 7,785,308
A Huge Nerd has a spectacular aura about
Default New Chips

I am sick of my cheap-ass, ghetto dice chips. I found a set of Chipco Egyptians for sale and I want some input from PMC.

This set looks to be in mint condition. The denom breakdown is:
  • 160x$25
  • 300x$100
  • 80x$500
  • 60x$1000
  • 50x $5000
Total of 650 chips

Seller is asking $400. Now, I have been shopping around for a while, and I really prefer a compression molded chip, like ASM or Paulson. I have heard good things about Chipco. Also, my bankroll is a bit light, so I was hoping to ask the seller if he would be willing to make a trade.

Anyway, if someone has experience with Chipco chips, let me know. Thanks.
__________________
---
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. ~ Dwight Schrute
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-14-2012, 07:18 AM
Wedge Rock's Avatar
Wedge Rock Wedge Rock is offline
Plastic Surgeon
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 29,128
Chips: 100,026,476
Wedge Rock is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: New Chips

I am not a fan of ceramics. But I don't mind Chipcos. They are the Cadirrac of the ceramic chip world.

They used to go for $1 per new. So $400 for 650 chips is a good price, especially if they are in new condition. And breakdown looks good on a cursory review for a tournament structure.

Mike32 regularly buys chips he doesn't need... He can give you some info on Chipcos, I'm sure.



__________________
If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2012, 07:28 AM
Quads's Avatar
Quads Quads is offline
Badministrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 42,697
Chips: 13,824,284,158
Quads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimps
Default Re: New Chips

Chipco is certainly in the leading pack of ceramics. They are of casino quality, and the casino choice when they use ceramics. There are a couple others out there that are popular, but for second hand, that's a fair buy. Gene (site sponsor, ABC Gifts and Awards) also makes an outstanding ceramic chip at a competitive price. For years, it was all about Chipco and nobody could compete with them because their print process is very clear, detail oriented, etc. Customs through Chipco would be $1.25 per chip. Now, like you've found, the market is softer for them.
I know a couple people with the Egyptians and they are nice. Very nice artwork.

Not to pump our sponsor, but truth be told; If I weren't going with customs through Gene, I'd go to Chipco because the overall quality of clarity of the printing on the chip.

If you're using that chip set for a cash game, get at me. I may want to take a seat in your game.
__________________
-Sig
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 03-14-2012, 10:37 AM
timsta007's Avatar
timsta007 timsta007 is offline
Concert Carpet Specialist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 7,146
Chips: 2,129,447,289
timsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant futuretimsta007 has a brilliant future
Default Re: New Chips

Chipcos are amazing chips and the best IMO when it comes to ceramic. On the other hand, I also prefer clay chips just for the feel, sound, history, etc. The first expensive set of chips I bought were Chipcos and after using them for a year or so, I traded them (plus cash) for a set of casino paulsons and I couldn't be happier.

Then again, top quality clay chips are very expensive, especially if you are trying to buy new or in like new condition. If you are on a budget, Chipcos would be a great compromise. I guess my recommendation is that you probably would be happy with the chipcos, but if you are worried you will want clays later down the road, then wait and buy what you want first.
__________________
"Go fvck yourself" - Me.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-14-2012, 10:55 AM
Quads's Avatar
Quads Quads is offline
Badministrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 42,697
Chips: 13,824,284,158
Quads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimps
Default Re: New Chips

Quote:
Originally Posted by timsta007 View Post
Chipcos are amazing chips and the best IMO when it comes to ceramic. On the other hand, I also prefer clay chips just for the feel, sound, history, etc. The first expensive set of chips I bought were Chipcos and after using them for a year or so, I traded them (plus cash) for a set of casino paulsons and I couldn't be happier.

Then again, top quality clay chips are very expensive, especially if you are trying to buy new or in like new condition. If you are on a budget, Chipcos would be a great compromise. I guess my recommendation is that you probably would be happy with the chipcos, but if you are worried you will want clays later down the road, then wait and buy what you want first.
MGQ BITCHES!
__________________
-Sig
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2012, 03:26 PM
Seven's Avatar
Seven Seven is offline
Team BCM
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 654 miles South of 8 Mile
Posts: 14,685
Chips: 70,265,606,229
Seven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimpsSeven is the pimp of pimps
Default Re: New Chips

I prefer clays, but Chipco's are my favoritist ceramics.
If you have time and like to see a couple samples get at me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2012, 03:44 PM
JumperJeff's Avatar
JumperJeff JumperJeff is offline
"D" Cup
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,898
Chips: 1,669,540
JumperJeff is a glorious beacon of lightJumperJeff is a glorious beacon of lightJumperJeff is a glorious beacon of lightJumperJeff is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: New Chips

I got a sample set of Egyptians a few years ago when they were still available new. They are beautiful chips and I'd love to have a whole set. Unfortunately, I didn't have the money at the time to get a whole set.

I'm happy with my ceramic Nevada Jacks chips, but the Egyptians are nicer.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-14-2012, 03:59 PM
Irish's Avatar
Irish Irish is offline
"Double D" Fun Bags
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,694
Chips: 48,391,851
Irish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimpsIrish is the pimp of pimps
Default Re: New Chips

As stated above, Chipcos are the shit in the ceramics world. That being said, if you like clays, I'd say to pass on these and save up for paulsons. I've got a bunch of Caribbean Poker Classics, and while they're really nice, my PNYs and PCRs are my go to sets.

There's been a huge influx of chips to hit the market lately that's really driven down prices. The Chip Room is having a St. Patty's day sale with used paulsons dirt cheap.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Wedge Rock's Avatar
Wedge Rock Wedge Rock is offline
Plastic Surgeon
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 29,128
Chips: 100,026,476
Wedge Rock is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: New Chips

How dirt cheap?



__________________
If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-14-2012, 07:20 PM
Quads's Avatar
Quads Quads is offline
Badministrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 42,697
Chips: 13,824,284,158
Quads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimpsQuads is the pimp of pimps
Default Re: New Chips

.59 cent for retired casino chips.
more for the higher denoms.
__________________
-Sig
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  The Perfect Man Cave > Other Topics > Poker, Gaming, Casinos, etc.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007 - 2008, PixelFX Studios
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.