A Good Idea But Lacking In The Execution
"Having gone backwards and forwards on which type of chips to buy on various websites, I stumbled across this excellent idea. The prospect of actually being able to feel the weight and texture of the chips drew me to this website. The £1.99 actually didn't seem to steep either. However, when the sample pack arrived, it contained only three chips - hardly a representative sample of the number of styles on sale. Suddenly the £1.99 seemed a bit steeper. Having gone back to the page for the sample, I accept that if one clicks here and there and looks closely, this fact is made clear but it does not seem unreasonable to assume that the photograph - showing nine chips - might bear some relationship to the contents of the sample. One might even go as far as to say that the image is deliberately misleading. All in all, an unimpressive start to using drinkstuff.
I should perhaps add in the interests of fairness that notwithstanding the above, I did go on to purchase a chip set from drinkstuff (Crown & Dice
) and was delighted with what arrived. Eventually. drinkstuff really ought to consider someone other than Yodel."
Justyn Turner - London, 13th December '11
Drinkstuff says: Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments Justyn. We're sorry that the product was misleading - we have recently been reducing our range of gambling products and we apologise that this wasn't reflected in the image on the product page.
Please see our email to you regarding this matter.
"While shopping for chips I came across this taster pack and thought it would be a good idea to try them out. After all, with free delivery there's not exactly much to lose.
The chips came super quick and now sit on my desk to practice riffling them. While some of the chips in there are lovely, I had already fallen in love with the Cartamundi chips, also available from Drinkstuff. However, these are still handy to have around and it was interesting to feel the chrome chips.
Overall, quick delivery, good sample set, a good desk distraction."
Adam Snitch - Peterborough, 18th August '10
"Good mix of chips to show what is available, certainly helped make my mind up, and I am now looking forward to a nice "dice" chip set for Christmas. I actually preferred the playboy chip, but the dice chip was good, and has a better selection of colours."
Ted Hall - Purley, 10th December '08
"very handy to see a sample of poker chips as this is all new to me ......& wanted to see before buying.......
well Done Drinkstuff !!!"
anthony - brighton, 20th May '08
"I ordered these mainly to sit on my desk at work and practice chip tricks, for a couple of quid you can't really go wrong.
I got 11 chips and one of the drinkstuff playing cards and if you can't decide which chipset to go for, buying one of these sample packs is a great idea!
In my opinion, the chrome coin and royal ceramic chips look and feel the best, and the Las Vegas 'Jackpot' chips have a funny indentation in the labels which looks dodgy...
I'd definately recommend this sample pack, even if it's just to practice your chip shuffles :)
As a recommendation to drunkstuff, how about a similar sample pack of playing cards?
drinkstuff says: Thanks for your comments, we are pleased that you like the sample pack of chips and will look into the sample pack of cards. Thanks for your feedback.."
Stanton - Homeofmuppets.com, 11th June '07