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Has anyone seen the pictures of the new 4" Dubrovnik set goodnightmike posted that was made to his specs with wider bases and a taller rook with 5 parapets? This set is stunning.
I would say with this new set from CB they have a big winner. Not taking anything away from the HOS set which is finely made.
The new 4" CB Dubrovnik looks like a very fine set. I haven't seen one yet to compare it to the HoS. BTW, the HoS set got the 5-parapet design (and other things) right the first time.
I saw the pic Mike some time ago. This is how I see it... CB obviously heard the many threads about the 6 roof top rook and my guess is that the CB newer sets will all be 5 tops as time goes along however, the knight is imho not even close and I still have trouble understanding why folks just don't save a bit more funds and buy the Noj. Now, the 6 top CB's no one is gonna want any longer, again jmo, now that the correction has been done to a 5 top rook which they should have done in the first place. What about those folks that purchased the 6 tops... wonder how they feel about it... If I had bought a CB 6 top now that the 5 top is obviously available, I know I personally I would be no longer happy with it. No flame intended, just is what it is...
Still happy with the CB original version myself..! 5 vs 6 parapets is no big deal to me.
Hey 9... I just thought of something... just maybe CB is willing to exchange the old rooks for the new ones... maybe for a minor cost, but it's something that some may wanna check into if they would prefer their set to have 5 parapets after being a loyal customer by originally purchasing the CB older set and giving CB so much praise and worthy advertisement... Give em a call I say :)
The set googdnightmike had made was a special set to his specs. It was 4" & Crimson. I Like it. I feel the NOJ set is overpriced but that is my opinion. Here is a picture of the original 1950 set which I am told very few pieces survived.
Aslo only NOJ's most ezpensive set is most like the original knights. Their other sets are way different.
That is indeed a fine looking set ! Are the NOJ knights as nice as these ?
Robb, lately, Its seems the more you say, the more ridiculous your comments become.
Why's that Mike... Haven't you ever returned a piece... I have no affiliations though of course... Your the one that "obviously" wanted the 5 top... Why can't others expect the same... pretty obvious that my comments aren't ridiculous what so ever... just the truth man... it is what it is...
Hey Reb... Here's a pic of my Noj II knight... not enhanced...
Personally , from the pics in this thread I would choose the HOS Dubrovnik over the CB set . I also worry about poor customer service from CB after reading some of the comments from some of their customers .
Thanks for that pic Robb !
Your welcome Reb... The way I see it is that the Dubrovnik mania is certainly been enhanced being that of Bobby Fischer's favorite playing set which is really well documented. With that said, and again I have no affiliations pro or con with any manufacturer, I for one wanted the set to be as close as possible to that of the Fischer set. The Noj II appeared to me to be the best choice in that regard. To each his own I say, but it doesn't hurt to stay informed now and then.....
Odd. I've never seen anyone complain about Chessbazaar, quite the opposite. I HAVE seen a lot of complaints about HouseofStaunton not answering mails, sending back mismatched pieces, demanding the broken pieces being sent back etc.
I never had to return a piece to CB and pay for postage and never had to pay for postage to get a replacement piece sent my way. I have had nothing but positive experiences with CB. Also if you do not like your set they give your money back 100% and charge you NO restocking fee. That is a leg up on many sellers as I read on some sites they charge a restocking fee.
Yes, I had 100% satisfaction with CB's sales and service!! A great company to deal with as I've made many purchases from them.
I purchased one set from CB - when one of the pieces developed a crack within a few days of arriving, all I was required to do was send CB a picture of the affected piece, and they sent me a replacement piece, no questions asked, and I was not required to pay for postage or return the broken piece. Excellent customer service.
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