200 Chip Leather Poker Set @ ARGOS ONLY £9.99 WAS £34.99
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200 Chip Leather Poker Set @ ARGOS ONLY £9.99 WAS £34.99

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Found 18th Aug 2011
ONLY £9.99 @ ARGOS WAS £34.99
For the high-rolling poker player.
Set includes 200 stunning laser-inlaid 11.5g poker chips, 2 decks of poker cards, dealer button, all packed in a stylish leather effect case.

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37 Comments

Hi rolling poker players probably wont be shopping at argos to be fair...

do_you_over

Hi rolling poker players probably wont be shopping at argos to be fair...


Good to play at home with a few mates tho!

reserved the last 1 at my store

I got this a while ago. A nice set but my only criticism is that there are no 50 chips, just 1s 5s 10s and 100s

I find 200 is not enough, 300 absolute minimum for an 8 handed home game. Not voting cold though as it is a not bad price for what it is.

Orignally 34.99?? Yea right, there lying on that one!

there are some better deals on amazon with aluminium case

If you want proper poker chips invest in some 14g ones feel like your in a casino! My Casino Royale set is simply awesome!!!
I don't like the values on these cheap sets though, 1, 5, 10 and 100 it's a pain in the a**

Good price for a one off bit of fun or a beginner.
Edited by: "timhill3" 18th Aug 2011

I agree with scoob65, 200 chip set is only viable option for 6-handed sng's. Also the $1 denomination is obsolete, for four colour chip set the best values are $5 / 10 / 25 / 50 with initial blinds $5/10

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timhill3

If you want proper poker chips invest in some 14g ones feel like your in … If you want proper poker chips invest in some 14g ones feel like your in a casino! My Casino Royale set is simply awesome!!!I don't like the values on these cheap sets though, 1, 5, 10 and 100 it's a pain in the a**Good price for a one off bit of fun or a beginner.


i tho casinos uses11.5g chips!

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yup shouldn't this deal be expired? it certainly hasn't changed

boon10

yup shouldn't this deal be expired? it certainly hasn't changed


Plenty locations got stock so why expire it?

mikeswrx02

Plenty locations got stock so why expire it?



His/her point was about what I said, the fact this is a duplicate post on HUKD it should be expired/spammed.

mikeswrx02

i tho casinos uses11.5g chips!


I don't go enough to comment to be honest and they probably vary from casino to casino anyway. But I always remember chips in the casino being thin and heavy. The ones I have are 14g clay and have that same casino feel.
I have also had a set similar to these and they're not the same feel.

Banned

my chips are worth over £500! This is babie poker time PMSL

Voted cold

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His/her point was about what I said, the fact this is a duplicate post on … His/her point was about what I said, the fact this is a duplicate post on HUKD it should be expired/spammed.



The previous deal was expired due to it being OOS everywhere. As its now in stock in many locations again then this should stay.

Plus as its over 1 month ago re-posts are allowed. Or so I think.

13.5g clay chips feel the best as in original casino chips and 200 is not enough IMO

Not enough chips.
Poor split of denominations make using them awkward.
Average quality chips. Just bog standard 11.5g. The shiny bit in the middle is just a metallic sticker.
Poor quality plastic coated cards. If you play poker with any regularity you'll know they're useless.
Case is (probably - I haven't actually seen it) the best thing about them.

A tenner is about all they are worth. God knows why it got so hot last time.

The previous deal was expired due to it being OOS everywhere. As its now … The previous deal was expired due to it being OOS everywhere. As its now in stock in many locations again then this should stay.Plus as its over 1 month ago re-posts are allowed. Or so I think.


Ok fair enough, has it been a month already? Time Flies! - might I join in with the comment that the metal aluminium case option at argos for 15 is better value then because there is more chips, more suitable for games involving in my experience up to 8/9 people for 5 quid more.

sancheez

Not enough chips.Poor split of denominations make using them … Not enough chips.Poor split of denominations make using them awkward.Average quality chips. Just bog standard 11.5g. The shiny bit in the middle is just a metallic sticker.Poor quality plastic coated cards. If you play poker with any regularity you'll know they're useless.Case is (probably - I haven't actually seen it) the best thing about them.


I just ordered plastic cards of fleabay to replace these, I also just use the argos poker table top mat as in all honesty we just play for a bit of a laugh rather than for hardcore high stakes poker championship style, this kind of thing is perfect. The amount of times cigarettes/cigars have burnt the table, drinks been spilt on it or the cards etc you don't want to spend too much money on the good stuff, leave that to vegas!




Edited by: "boon10" 19th Aug 2011

You always need to watch out with Argos deals because they inflate prices just to reduce them again:

Always scroll down because you'll see something like this

Please note item 9245701 has previously been on sale at £12.99.

Wouldn't say I was a hardcore gambler or anything (although I do make the odd visit to the casino for a poker tourney). Just a weekend player with friends. It's as much about beer and banter as the poker - no-one loses their car or anything! But our game averages 8 people. This set isn't enough for that. The denominations wouldn't really work either. 1/5/10/100 is not a great split.

I must confess I do have a gaming table though. One of these coffee tables that the top flips over and it becomes a poker table. (Or roulette, blackjack or craps - it has a few layers inside it.)

Dunno what the larger set you mention for £15 is but it sounds the better bet to me. 500 chips - not numbered, aluminium box is the most common one. Thats what I use. (As do most of the other people I know who have poker setups) And plastic cards are the most definitely the way to go. (As mentioned numerous times in the last thread.)

These are OK value, but not that spectacular, and certainly not without their limitations. As anyone who buys them and uses them regularly for a 6-8 player game will soon discover ....

I went for the eBuyer 500 chip set after reading the comments in the last deal and have been very happy.

eBuyer 500 chip set

However the Plastic playing cards from Argos were well worth it for £2.99:


100% Plastic Playing Cards

Slightly less matt finish than the Copags I have now but excellent value for money

Shimmasok

You always need to watch out with Argos deals because they inflate prices … You always need to watch out with Argos deals because they inflate prices just to reduce them again:Always scroll down because you'll see something like thisPlease note item 9245701 has previously been on sale at £12.99.



I was just about to say that. Argos are starting to sound like DFS or Dreams...

Seems an average price for that level of quality.

^^^ Agreed!!

Over 400 degrees for something that is selling for about the price it should be! It's certainly not the uber-bargain that level of heat would imply. Nuts ....

I wish people would stop criticising the product. The logic of a good deal worthy of voting hot is if it's a reduced price from it's original value, or cheaper in comparison with other retailers.

The product is perfectly adequate for what it is.

good set, got last week but the only thing I dont like is the cards, they say casino quality but are really thin

If you need more chips just buy another set, but for the price is great.

I would even say this was possibly a better deal:

sportsdirect.com/pro…103

Same number of chips (200). More colours of chips - gives you greater scope within the game. Not numbered - decide your own denominations.
Same two packs of packs of not very good cards. Dealer and blinds buttons.

Instead of the carry case you get a more simple holder. Fine if you never plan to cart them around with you and ... lets face it .... the case is no use duing an actual game!

You also get a felt mat for playing on. If you have tried playing poker on your dining table, you'll notice they are kind of slidey and you'll no doubt have to make a few "saves" to prevent cards sliding off the table. The felt prevents that. I'd say it was more useful than the leather case myself.

And it's only a fiver.

(Dunno what their delivery charges are I can't imagine the total would be more than a tenner?)

Just a thought.

sancheez

I would even say this was possibly a better … I would even say this was possibly a better deal:http://www.sportsdirect.com/pro1-poker-set-758103Same number of chips (200). More colours of chips - gives you greater scope within the game. Not numbered - decide your own denominations.Same two packs of packs of not very good cards. Dealer and blinds buttons.Instead of the carry case you get a more simple holder. Fine if you never plan to cart them around with you and ... lets face it .... the case is no use duing an actual game!You also get a felt mat for playing on. If you have tried playing poker on your dining table, you'll notice they are kind of slidey and you'll no doubt have to make a few "saves" to prevent cards sliding off the table. The felt prevents that. I'd say it was more useful than the leather case myself.And it's only a fiver.(Dunno what their delivery charges are I can't imagine the total would be more than a tenner?)Just a thought.



Could you buy two sets of these for I guess about £13-£14 inc delivery.... seems good to me for 400 chips?

sancheez

I would even say this was possibly a better … I would even say this was possibly a better deal:http://www.sportsdirect.com/pro1-poker-set-758103Same number of chips (200). More colours of chips - gives you greater scope within the game. Not numbered - decide your own denominations.Same two packs of packs of not very good cards. Dealer and blinds buttons.Instead of the carry case you get a more simple holder. Fine if you never plan to cart them around with you and ... lets face it .... the case is no use duing an actual game!You also get a felt mat for playing on. If you have tried playing poker on your dining table, you'll notice they are kind of slidey and you'll no doubt have to make a few "saves" to prevent cards sliding off the table. The felt prevents that. I'd say it was more useful than the leather case myself.And it's only a fiver.(Dunno what their delivery charges are I can't imagine the total would be more than a tenner?)Just a thought.

sancheez

I would even say this was possibly a better … I would even say this was possibly a better deal:http://www.sportsdirect.com/pro1-poker-set-758103Same number of chips (200). More colours of chips - gives you greater scope within the game. Not numbered - decide your own denominations.Same two packs of packs of not very good cards. Dealer and blinds buttons.Instead of the carry case you get a more simple holder. Fine if you never plan to cart them around with you and ... lets face it .... the case is no use duing an actual game!You also get a felt mat for playing on. If you have tried playing poker on your dining table, you'll notice they are kind of slidey and you'll no doubt have to make a few "saves" to prevent cards sliding off the table. The felt prevents that. I'd say it was more useful than the leather case myself.And it's only a fiver.(Dunno what their delivery charges are I can't imagine the total would be more than a tenner?)Just a thought.





Can't comment on the Argos deal as I haven't seen/ felt the quality but the £5 chips posted above are useless. At least the Argos chips are numbered (a big plus if you ask me)

I can however recommend these chips, more expensive but decent quality. I own a set and we use the same ones in our self dealt live game:

thesportshq.com/cq-…spx

You can get quidco and from time to time, they give free postage.

Got this last time good purchase !

Kafkaesque

I went for the eBuyer 500 chip set after reading the comments in the last … I went for the eBuyer 500 chip set after reading the comments in the last deal and have been very happy.eBuyer 500 chip setHowever the Plastic playing cards from Argos were well worth it for £2.99:[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2FProductDisplayTRK019%3FpartNumber%3D9245684]100% Plastic Playing Cards[/url]Slightly less matt finish than the Copags I have now but excellent value for money


Wow expensive ebuyer delivery...
Edited by: "meclive" 19th Aug 2011

bought these last time round. Not even close to the quality of my Casino Royale sets, but they've replaced the chips in my CR travel set, so I now have lighter chips in my travel set and 3 cases for my 'proper' chips. Perfect compromise :-)

Wow expensive ebuyer delivery...


Yeah ebuyers's delivery is quite expensive but this case is like a freakin tank, its ways a ton, had mine come today. I got this and the home plugs on sale there as it worked out free delivery if you spend over 50 quid

GlentoranMark

Can't comment on the Argos deal as I haven't seen/ felt the quality but … Can't comment on the Argos deal as I haven't seen/ felt the quality but the £5 chips posted above are useless. At least the Argos chips are numbered (a big plus if you ask me)I can however recommend these chips, more expensive but decent quality. I own a set and we use the same ones in our self dealt live game:http://www.thesportshq.com/cq-poker-500-high-roller-numbered-poker-chips.aspxYou can get quidco and from time to time, they give free postage.



So how do you work out that the fiver set are useless?

Numbered is not a big advantage. I play a homegame most weekends, have done for 5+ years. None of us (apart from one, and he regretted it) bought numbered sets.

We play starting chip values of 50, 100, 200, 500. We take the 50's out of play when the buyins stop. We introduce an extra chip woth 1000 later on if we need it.

You can't do that if your chips are pre-numbered at 1, 5, 10 and 100. Those numbers do not work well in a poker game.

When I play in the casino, they start with chip values of 25, 50 and 100. They intoduce higher value chips as the game goes on and stack sizes increase.

I can't see how the value on this Argos set will work well? Unless you start with blind of 5 and 10 and count the 1's as 1000. They are just not well thought out. Someone ordered the Argos set last time and said this after the first time they tried it.

I don't care. Up to you. But as a long time homegame player, I know this set wouldn't work well for me.

The chips themselves? 11.5g plastic in both sets. The Argos ones have a metallic sticker on them with the numbers on them thats all. The guy that bought the numbered set in our homegame crowd got a very similar set (except he paid over £80 for a HUGE case of them on ebay .... idiot) and half the stickers are falling off now.


Your £26 set are exactly the same as the set I paid £15 for in Asda (they had them on sale at some point in the past). 11.5g in an aluminium case .... except mine are not number. Which I prefer.

I bought a 200 chip set years ago, 200 chips is not enough imo.
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