Best Place to Buy Chips?

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K_Kahne_Fan

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I don't know if this would go here or the lounge, mod please move if needed; Where is the best place you've found to buy chips?

Personally, I found PokerShoppe on HomePokerTourney. His prices seem very reasonable for chips. The only complaint I may have is higher shipping since he uses FedEx/UPS, but I usually just wait until I can build a decent sized order $40+ and it doesn't seem too bad. The first time I ordered from him I ordered chips that he was out of stock on; it was clearly marked on the site, I just didn't pay attention; and he upgraded me to the next level chips at no charge. I've ordered from him 3 times and always had very quick delivery and no problems with the orders.

Anyone else have a trusted site to order chips/accessories from?
 
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Depends on what kind of chips? Discount Casino Gear usually has good pricing for your run of the mill low end chips. I use The Samuel Thomas Company exclusively for cards (great prices and the best customer service experiences I've ever had buying anything online).

Do we have any chip or card snobs here? I know I prefer a game with nice chips and just flat out refuse to play with paper cards.
 
Monoxide

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i got mine on ebayz for $40

500 chip set, nice chips, nothing fancy but nice metal carrying case, 2 plastic decks o cards, dealer button, etc etc.... I was satisfied
 
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Getting into chips can be more expensive than going on tilt for a week. The really interesting / expensive chips are the customs (clay or ceramic chips with your own personal design). Prices can easily exceed $1.50/chip. So your home game $0.25 chip may have cost you 6 times it's face value!

Check out chiptalk.net to fully see the chip collecting disease in action.
 
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I buy chips at the grocery store fwiw.
 
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Getting into chips can be more expensive than going on tilt for a week. The really interesting / expensive chips are the customs (clay or ceramic chips with your own personal design). Prices can easily exceed $1.50/chip. So your home game $0.25 chip may have cost you 6 times it's face value!

Check out chiptalk.net to fully see the chip collecting disease in action.

It can definitely be addicting, but I think it's all about BR management :D

I kept my per chip price to .25 or less. I bought my original 1000 piece set on eBay for $70 w/ shipping. They now charge $80 for the same set, but that's still only $.08/ea to your door. And these have actual denominations on them which makes it easier for casual players as they don't have to learn "my system of colors." They're not "casino" quality, but they're good enough for my friends and I. I especially like how They have no $ sign on them, so I can use them as dollars or cents depending if I want to have a cash game or a tourney. The top chip in the set was a 100 chip, so I used PokerShoppe to purchase my "color-up" chips. BTW, the set I purhased was one of the only sets I could find with a "10" denomination. Most of the time you only have a "5" and you use 2 fives for 10, but I like having the 10.
 
aliengenius

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I get mine here.

These are the ones I have (14g = heaviest available).
 
royalburrito24

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I get mine here.

These are the ones I have (14g = heaviest available).

I have the same set, 1000pc set in white/black, red/black, green/black, blue/orange, and black/purple

the tri-color AK soooted set

Plz tell me you have the tan ones (those look awesome).

i do not have the tan one (which one you talking about vanq? there is no actual chip called tan...)
 
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