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
"Great selection of poker chips. Makes you realise the one on sale at a 'well-known' high street catalogue shop are not all they're cracked up to be, despite their relatively cheap price. Buy cheap, buy twice!"
Steve - Wickford, Essex UK, 14th April '08
"Excellent!! Does exactly what it says on the tin. Gave me a good idea of the products available. Thanks"
Jon Fleet - Dudley, West Mids, UK, 6th March '08
"Great way to view and feel the type of chips you are after before you commit to buying 100's of them!"
Will Tompsett - London, 28th February '08
"Hey i have to say fair price and super fast delivery, you do get a good feel on size and weigt and style of the chips close up, im very impressed and im sure will help me gain a decision on the poker set i will be purchasing in the future.
only problem is i received 8 chips instead of nine and te picture above shows 11 chips, how am i 1 to 3 chips down????
Would someone be able to send me a royal flush chip as i havent got one of those ones.
Drinkstuff says: We have amended the description on our website to show clearly that the contents may vary dependent on current lines and stock. We will get the chips sent to you."
Jonathan Adams - Motherwell, 19th February '08
"Really useful, i was finding it difficult to choose the chips i needed for an up coming poker night i was holding, and this product was able to give me an all-rounded, hands on experience with the different chips offered and really influenced my final decision."
mitchell rooney - Ribchester, 8th January '08
"I received my Poker Chip Samples through the post in a very quick time, the communication from drinkstuff.com was excellent and will highly recommend them in future."
Jason Smith - Baldock, Hertfordshire, 28th November '07
"Excellent! That's all i can say. Speedy delivery, great value do I need to go on...lol
Brut33 - Hertfordshire, 14th August '07
"Good idea if you dont know which chips to buy. Would recomend to anyone. much better to buy chips you like than having 500, 1000n chips you hate!!"
Mike - Cardiff, WALES, 9th July '07
"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
"Really quick delivery of an excellent variety of poker chips. All you need to make a decision."
Graham Anderson - Manchester, 21st April '07
"glad i bought these
i'd already seen the chips i wanted but didnt know if they'd be worth the price. now i know they are and i definitely want them. the other people i play poker with are interested in some of the others that came in this sample"
andy brems - sunderland, 2nd April '07
"Great product - there's not much you can get for £1 inc delivery! Good comparison of chips but drinkstuff doesn't sell either poor quality or really top quality (i.e. $500 for 500 chips). Prompt delivery in jiffy bag. Chips I wanted were out of stock so actually bought them elsewhere...
drinkstuff says: Thank you for your comment. We try to keep our stock levels as up to date as we can, unfortunately, we are unable to stock the full range of poker chips at all times."
David Cleverly - London, 2nd March '07
"I really liked the sample pack that was
sent to me it allowed me to feel and play
with the chips rather than only being allowed to look at them.....
I looked at other sites and this is the
cheapest sample pack available as i saw
many at around £10-£30!!!"
Tony - England, 21st February '07
"The sample is great. At least i know which is the right poker chip for me and the price is quite reasonable."
voraharn - Nottingham, 19th February '07
"You simply can't appreciate the different weight and feel of each kind of poker chip by looking at a picture. Offering a sample pack is a superb idea that I haven't seen elsewhere. It takes the guess work out of a future purchase as you'll know exactly what you'll be getting when you order a complete set.
Although it's still a tough job deciding which set to go for as they're all of a good quality!!"
Chris - Scarborough, 18th February '07
"A nice selection to see what your getting - a good promotion, however I decided to buy some better quality Paulson chips in the end."
Russ - UK, 24th January '07
"Very nice sample pack, arrived quickly and fit through the letter box - bonus!
Interesting to see the sizes and weights of the different chips, definately narrowed down my chip choice to 2 now. Definate variations in hardness, smoothness, quality and size - i highly recommend buying this very cheap teaser to avoid spending ten times more on the wrong chips!"
andrew - chalfont st giles, 3rd January '07
"I would highly recomend ur site to all family and friends as the chips that u have sent out to me are of a very high standard part from a few cheap light weight ones. The card that came with the sample chips was also of high quality. I would of liked to see a few differnt samples of cards however.
Thank you very much."
Nadeem Khan - Birmingham, 29th December '06
"great quality chips, arrived extremely quickly, would definately buy for smart poker games!"
katie walker - surrey, uk, 22nd December '06
"NICE HEAVY CHIPS WELL MADE. ALL SAMPLES LOOK GOOD"
jon garthwaite - ENGLAND, 20th December '06
"Fantastic products, the free poker chips have allowed me to make an informed decision on who to recommend to my clients as a source for their chips."
Simon D - Plymouth, 19th December '06
"Was very useful to help choose which set to buy- would recomend anyone not sure which type of chip to get the sample pack."
Lo - Kent, 19th December '06
"great sample pack of all the poker chip styles that drinkstuff carry. really helped me pick the chips i wanted. makes it easy to tell the difference between the weights and feel of chips.
best of all-free!!"
gerald - glasgow, 19th December '06
"Nice set of chips and a good selection like them a lot."
Dominic Butler-Salway - Cardiff, Wales , UK, 19th December '06
"Nice selection of chips, gave me a good idea of what set I might like to purchase and the quality of the individual chips."
Dave Wheatley - Dunstable, 19th December '06
"Fantastic selection of real poker chips... perfect stocking filler for my poker addict friend. Superb quality, speedy delivery...Delighted!"
maisie - Wiltshire, 19th December '06
"yes these were of good heavy weight quality and i would recommend them as a good buy ."
miss a simmons - chatham, 18th December '06
"this free chips are a good little find.
very good for making your mind up on what chips you really want. will be looking to order some soon."
John Bowles - essex, 18th December '06
"please send me a poker chips sample pack"
mr e denyer - aldershot, 18th December '06
"Absolutly excellant would definitly buy products from again!!!!!"
Tom Denham - Newcastle, 18th December '06
"Great chips. I especially like the metal ones!"
Chris - Birmingham, 18th December '06
"lovely samples .. will be ordering after chritsmas for hubbys birthday .."
diane findlay - northants, 18th December '06
"Sample products are quality indeed!"
Barry Barney - norwich, 18th December '06
"The poker chip sample pack gave a wide variety of chips to look and feel, essential when considering to buy chips.
I wish more websites gave free samples or at least alot cheaper sets than are currently available, some sample sets costing up to $20."
Kasper Storrs - Norwich, 18th December '06
"This sample set of Poker Chips was a real eye opener. I never knew that Drinkstuff existed before ordering these. Amazed at the quality and variety available... it has definitely lead me to ordering a full set in the very near future."
Dave - Kent, 18th December '06
"Excellent chips sample with lots of variety. I have also pased these around to my mates who were very impressed and wanted to know where they are from.So watch out as you may be getting some orders!! Thanks"
Lee - Lancashire, 18th December '06
"This sample pack is a brilliant way to find out what chip you want. i didnt know what chips to get for about 2 months, but the sample pack lets you see what they are like...
let the poker begin."
Darren Phillips - Scotland, 12th December '06
"What a great idea! i was browsing your site and looking for some poker chips to buy for an upcoming party, didn't know which ones to go for and couldnt decide as i liked the look of a lot of them. i saw the sample set and thought i would order that first. on recieving the set i saw that some of the chips i liked the look of were not so good to feel etc. glad i didnt order a full set now! another great idea and product! Well done"
Chris Hayes - Manchester, 9th December '06
"The chips have come and are brilliant quality and gives you a great idea which ones to get"
john - Notts, 8th December '06
"Fantastic chips - and for FREE !!!!"
Daniel - London, 6th December '06
"Excellent Idea! Gives you piece of mind before you shell out for a full set!"
Richard Keys - Barnsley, 30th November '06
"I'd advise any person who's looking into purchasing poker chips to buy this sample set first, you might be surprised how different many of the poker chips look and feel in your hand!!!
A small price to pay for a good investment, after all you don't wanna be sheding out cash again for new chips 3 months later, when one set can last forever!"
Aidan - Essex, 13th November '06
"After i recieved these i knew straight away which ones i was going to buy my dad. They are great if you dont know which ones 2 get."
Lucy Gilbert - Derbyshire, 9th November '06
"This is a great idea if you are unsure about what chips you want to buy. After buying the sample pack I knew then exactly what chips I wanted as my xmas pressie from the missus.(Tangiers set lol). I highly recommend this set to ensure you get a great set.Well done and thanks for a great service"
Andy Millar - Oldbury, West Midlands, 26th October '06
"I ordered the sample pack of chips. Excellent service the goods arrived very promptly. The chips are of excellent quality and a good variety. far better quality than anything in the high street shops."
Conor - Belfast, 9th October '06
"Your chip pack caused a frenzy at the Jersey Poker Open office when it arrived.
so far the Tangiers chip has been stolen 4 times! (every one wants it for a dealer button)
We all agree this is a fantastic idea and that more sites should offer this option as its really useful for finding out what your going to get in your order.
Thank you very much for the speed of delivery
From all at,
The Jersey Charity Open Office"
Aaron - Jersey Channel Islands, 4th July '06
"I was very happy with the chip pack. It gave me a great idea of what the chips on offer were like and they even added to my variety of poker chips collection."
Cathal MacFadden - Ireland, 4th June '06
"The poker chip sample pack is great"
Craig - United Kingdom, 30th May '06
"An excellent way of finding the chip that has the right feel before buying."
Keith Chilton - Chelmsford, 29th May '06
"Since receiving my sample pack, the wife is losing her mind....why, because each and every chip has bounce across the table multiple times as I've tested feel, sound, bounce and table appeal. This is the perfect way to start your search, thanks."
Aric Ault - Fleet, HANTS, 26th May '06
"Really nice set, all chips in nice condition. Will definitely use again in the future"
Rob Evans - Solihull, 4th May '06
"A great idea on how to chose your poker set!"
Lucas - London, 23rd April '06
"Exellent Value for money, Great choice, Good chips.
A********* on service!!"
Phil Hayes - Mitcham Surrey, 15th April '06
"I loved the poker sample set, it really gave me a chance to choose a poker set, without having to buy first. The quality of the chips was fantastic, and thanks to this I then went on to buy a 500 chip Poker set of the pro Tournament, and a set of Kem cards. Amazing fast delievry really cheap. Thank you will definatly use agin and again"
REG GILDER - BRISTOL, 4th April '06
"Gives you a good idea of the various types of chips that are available. My only slight concern is that you really need 2 of each chip in order to know what they sound like when they are placed together, tho I guess you could buy 2 packs!!"
Russell - Portsmouth, 31st March '06
"excellent ,now i know which chips i m buying .ordering right now."
chris - louth lincolnshire, 31st March '06
"Excellent product. Lets you feel the chips and have a good look at them before you buy. Great idea"
Michael - Nottingham, 26th March '06
"Shopping about you find every other poker site offers you a sample pack. But they only ever seem to offer 'A set of five of This type' or 'A set of five of That type'. I only found one site who gave you one of everything they do. At least Drinkstuff want you to make an educated decision. Money well spent."
Kevin Adkins - York, 19th March '06
"You really need to feel the weight,texture, and quality and even hear how they sound to judge which chips YOU like, photos tell you very little. I hate a couple and am still deciding between 3 I really love"
Ian in Dublin - Dublin, 17th March '06
"The 'Poker Chips Sample Pack - Try before you buy!' offer has to be one of the best ways to try them out.
The 13 chips are from some of the best that you could purchase.
What surprised me was how quick the chips were delivered, the day after the order.
When I decide which ones to buy, Drinkstuff will be my first port of call."
ShaunReid - South Shields, 4th March '06
"I've only recently been hit by the poker bug. I got the P.S.I.T. set for X-Mas and are now looking for a better set of chips. With so many to choose from it was excellent to find a site that sell a selection of styles so you can check which is the best one for yourself.
Ordered it on wednesday and received it the following day, now that is service."
Shaun reid - South Shields, England, 24th February '06
"Excellent idea, I would recommed this sample pack to anyone considering buying some poker chips. To me the feel and weight of a chip are just as important as the design so it was great to see the up close and personal. This set has helped me decide on purchasing the crown and dice chips. Great product well worth the meager £1.99 price tag."
John Messer - West Sussex, 10th February '06
"Having spent months agonising over what Poker Chip set to buy, this sample pack led to me buying a quality set of 500 dice chips the next day. It's difficult to find a quality set in London outside the department stores - which incidentally whilst the packaging is nice and the ticket is expensive - the chips are generally very poor and plastic. Also searching the web is difficult as the whole point is the feel of the chip!! Strongly recommended for the price, i bet you'll end up ordering a set!"
Jamie Garside - London, 6th February '06
"Nice to get the feel of all the chips, I will be purchasing a different set to the one I had originaly chosen having felt the weight and texture of your samples."
Ian D - Dublin, 4th February '06
"Great idea. Had originally decided on a set of chips but changed my mind after the seeing and feeling the samples."
Lee Homer - Kent, 22nd January '06
"Excellent, well worth it as it's nice to feel the chips before buying."
Peter Jeffries - Essex, 20th January '06
"Excellent idea. Received them within a day and ordered a 500 piece set the same day which arrived just as quick."
Paul Janes - Northampton, 19th January '06
"Being a poker fan I just had to have some pocker chips. Howeber, there are so many around, different prices, different quality. So, it was great to be able to handle a few different kinds and make an informed decision. Great idea!"
Harry Baldwin - Worcester, 16th January '06
"Great to actually be able to feel and see the chips before deciding on which ones to buy! Only problem is that i cant decide now!"
charles - chelsmford, 14th January '06
"Good product, would recommend getting this before ordering a full set. All chips are good quality buy I actually changed my mind one which chips to buy once I had the sample pack.
For £1.50 it is a giveaway"
Jason - North East, 23rd December '05
"Arrived in 2 days! Great idea, as described. Helped me make my choice. Good stuff."
Scotia - Scotland, 24th August '05
"Wonderful idea - really helped me make my mind up. Now I'm just waiting for my BIG box of chips to arrive, and I'm away!"
JB - Birmingham, 6th March '05
"WOW ORDERED THURSDAY GOT ON SATURDAY I AM SOOOOOOOO AMAZED WIL BE ORDERING AGAIN"
Yazza - UK, 5th March '05
"My girlfriend knew i couldn't decide which chips to get so she ordered the sample pack as a surprise. Its a fantastic idea that not many sites have and its definitely helped make my mind up. Expect another purchase very soon."
Phil - Nottingham, 17th February '05
"Excellent delivery and communication and now that I have my sample set, I am even more confused! - I like them ALL so much that I can not decide which to buy! (If I could, I would buy on set of each) oh well, it's back to the sample set for another test-drive! hopefully will decide by the weekend."
Andy - Essex, 2nd February '05
"Wow. Ordered on Saturday night and delivered Tuesday morning. I knew I wanted chips but didn't know what kind, so the sample pack is a great idea! If only I could decide what design to get. And it's nearly my birthday too, must start dropping hints!"
Doug - Dundee, 18th January '05
"I bought this sample pack and was AMAZED. I
run a small time casino in Blackpool and these are the kind of chips and cards we look for! Get ready for a big order!!!"
Mat - UK, 8th December '04
"This is a must for anyone not sure about geting chips, now that i've seen the great quality im geting a set for sure."
Adam - Swansea, 3rd October '04
"Very nice indeed. The quality of these chips is excellent and the cards are every bit as good. If you're in any doubt as to whether you should buy these chips get this pack."
Rob - Cambridgeshire, 8th June '04
"Having just returned from Las Vegas, I knew I was going to buy poker chips, but which set? As pictures do not always tell the whole story I decided to try the Sample Pack first. Now I am aware that the three chips included are indeed all high quality and incidently cheaper that I could have bought the same set for in Las Vegas, I have made my decision and already ordered a full set !!"
Alex - Northamptonshire, 28th April '04
"These chips are great - they have a metal inside them making them good 'n' heavy. The Las Vegas chip looks particularly good.
Free postage on this sample set arrived quickly! The cards are great too."
Andrew - Scotland, 10th April '04
"BOUGHT THE SAMPLE PACK AND THOUGHT THE CHIPS WERE ABSOLUTELY GREAT, GREAT WEIGHT AND STYLES, MUST BE POPULAR AS I AM HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL THEY COME IN STOCK TO BUY THE 500 NUMBERED SET. (PLEASE HURRY)."
PETER KILBANE - BASILDON, ESSEX, UK., 4th April '04
"I order the sample set prior to investing 120 quid on a full set. The quality and weight of the dice chip is great. If you want to save time take my word for it and get yourself the dice chip set and start enjoying them in your games straight away!"
David - Leamington Spa, 1st June '03
"Wanted to check out the quality of the chips and cards before investing...for 99p, why not! For anyone who is not sure about this little sample, GET IT!"
Chris Glover-Price - Loughborough Uni, 27th May '03
"Wanted to buy the 120 pound set but was dubious about the quality so bought the 99p sample pack. Both chips were great. Like the striped chip style better, but went for the dice style chips as they were heavier."
Stuart - Fulham, 20th April '03