My experience with Chess Bazaar

Eyechess

Yeah, we are all Chess players in this regard and not true collectors.  But there certainly is room for all types.

loubalch

SELLING OFF MY FANCY CHESS SETS

I've sold, or am selling off all my fancy contemporary chess sets. All of my over-the-board play is done offsite, at coffeehouses mostly, with crowded spaces and small tables, not the type of environment I felt comfortable bringing my expensive chess sets.

I agree with Eyechess, if I'm not using a set why is it taking up space on the shelf? With the funds recovered I'm buying sets I'll be using on a regular basis.

MCH818

@Loubalch I am somewhat in the same boat. I only want to keep sets I love and intend to use all of the time. I had 4 sets that were sitting in my closet all of the time. I sold one already. I promised to give the best of the four, the HoS Players Series in Indian Rosewood, to my friend when the pandemic is over. The last two, a 10" magnetic and a 3.75 french staunton variation, will be donated to the Salvation Army also when the pandemic is over. I hate stuff wasting away in my closet.

loubalch
MCH818 wrote:

@Loubalch I am somewhat in the same boat. I only want to keep sets I love and intend to use all of the time. I had 4 sets that were sitting in my closet all of the time. I sold one already. I promised to give the best of the four, the HoS Players Series in Indian Rosewood, to my friend when the pandemic is over. The last two, a 10" magnetic and a 3.75 french staunton variation, will be donated to the Salvation Army also when the pandemic is over. I hate stuff wasting away in my closet.

Always good karma to recycle those things we no longer need. Keeps the energy flowing and provides the space for stuff we do need (or want) to flow in. 

MCH818

So true!

magictwanger

Only to an extent.

loubalch
magictwanger wrote:

Only to an extent.

Works for me, YMMV.