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I can see that Chessbazaar toadies are now reacting with complete frustration and helplessness as their dodgy quality chess is exposed. Customer awareness is their fear and bane. We keep up the good work! Consumer rights at the forefront as usual.
You really believe people don't see through all your absurd posts and ridiculous statements? Your fake claims of your expertise and all the alleged "experiences" you made, all the hundreds of sets of all the vendors you bought? Keep up the scam, it's very entertaining, but it also shows how desperate you are
This is ridiculous! A walmart guitar won't sound as good or play as well as a martin. those two are functionally not the same. a 5 dollar plastic thrift store chess set will play chess just as well as the most expensive set in the world, because functionally they are the same. A better comparison is cheap furniture vs expensive, although there as well there may be a functional difference whereas there won't be in chess sets.
And now you reveal your true ignorance of things.
If you limit the physical aspects of a Chess set to being able to play a game of Chess with, you are extremely short sighted.
The design of the pieces which include the weighting and balance do make a particular set more functional for play than others. A cheap plastic set that is not weighted will certainly not be as functional during a game of Chess than a nicer one.
In this particular case we are talking about a reproduction of a particular set from the Soviet area in or about 1961. This set has definite characteristics in shape and design that make it more aesthetic and desirable to look upon in general and during a game of Chess.
The set in discussion made by Noj looks to be a very close to accurate reproduction of the 1961 set. Look at the thick and deep bases that is consistent to all the pieces of this set. None of the Staunton design sets you look at have that thickness and heft of the piece bases. Look at the Knight design and see how the Noj set looks just about identical to the original you see in photos. So the Noj set is very true in looks and function to the original.
Now, look again at the Chess Bazaar version of this reproduction. The inconsistency of the bases between pieces makes it look as if the pieces come from a number of different set designs. And some of the pieces do look very similar to many Staunton sets you find. The Knights do have that head back look to them but the similarity shockingly stops there. The CB Knights are indeed fat with their cheeks looking puffed out or excessively chubby. This Knight design looks like a caricature of the original and Noj design. So, I'm sorry for you but that particular CB set is a dismal failure as a reproduction of the 1961 set.
If that doesn't matter to you, then why buy it as a reproduction of the Noj set which you did admire when it first came out before the CB offering was ever created?
If all you want is a set to play Chess with then by all means buy a cheap set. If you want wood there are a number of sets available from a number of places including The House of Staunton for well under $70. And $70 is less than a third of the $225 you claim you are going to buy this Chess Bazaar monstrosity for.
So, sorry Charlie,...err I mean fewlio,...the Noj set IS functionally a much higher quality set and will look and perform as much better than the CB version like a Martin guitar will sound better than one from WalMart.
Take a moment and forget about this 1961 design. Look at the Chess sets Chess Bazaar offers. There are a number of nicer looking ones that cost a whole lot less than $350 retail/$225 on sale.
And for that price range go ahead and look at the sets The House of Staunton offers. For the price range you are looking at, HoS has a LOT of really nice sets, much nicer So this piece of crap that Chess Bazaar is offering.
So please understand that unlike others I am not bashing or trashing Chess Bazaar. I am trashing and bashing this ugly and terrible looking set they claim is a reproduction of the 1961 set. Others have trashed and bashed Chess Bazaar's customer service which I have not personally experienced but read many negative anecdotes about on this very forum.
You may not like looking at it, or the feel of it, but as to how it functions in playing the game of chess, the cheapest set is equal to the most expensive. Actually if pieces aren't weighted, it required less calories, or energy, to move them. It certainly doesn't hinder your ability to move the pieces. Your ideas are nonsense.
As I said, you are showing your true colors and ignorance. Good luck with the overpriced piece of crap you plan on buying.
Good bye and enjoy your sets,whatever they are.Happy Holidays as well.
It is good to see that people have been able to see the true quality of Chessbazaar chess sets and have been more and more cautious. All those hairline cracks that develop in ebony, all those scuffs on ebony, rosewood, sheesham and padauk sets and the chips on the rooks turrets and the heads of knights and the spread paint on stained and ebonised chess sets that caused so much stress to customers and wasted their hard-earned money! Customers buy the chess sets on Chessbazaar websitevwithout being able to see them and feel them in real life and so they must wholly rely on photos for judgement of quality and natually it is not easy to see the disproportion of the sets and all those tiny scuffs, chips and hairline cracks. Of course, as can be seen the people who have finanicial interest in Chessbazaar and do business with them react with anger and madness and do not want to see the revelation of truth continued for fear of suffering financially. But for selling dodgy chess sets and ripping off customers it must be them who should pay the price not the customers. If I am provoked then as I said before I will scan all the fabricated copies of Chessbazaar invoices since 2007 where they have put the price of purchased chess sets ten times lower than real price in order to evade customs duty and import tax and I will send them all to the Tax office and Customs Authorities.
Oh, you haven't done that yet? Ah right because you will never do it, because it's bullshit and just the same slander you post everywhere. Or you maybe already did it and people laughed about you like usual and sent you the address of a good doctor
Chessbazaar boot lickers and beneficiaries are going mental to see their dodgy business at stake. I have dozens of invoices and a bag full of faulty chess pieces and receipts of payments and many other emails which are called ‘proof’ ; slander is when I did not have these proofs! Besides, hundreds of other customers have supported me as they have been victims of chessbazaar. They like to see more and more input from me. I am happy to see this thread is expanding daily and more and more facts are coming out.
Slander is when you claim but don't present, and there are not hundreds supporting you, it's just you misrepresenting a few people. But maybe those are just the voices in your head? See a doctor!
The poor quality of Chessbazaar sets are universal and known by all. May be to show the different facets of Chessbazaar products I need to start ‘new topics’ and go into more details and try to be more comprehensive.
You don't speak for all, you only represent your employer. Yes, please create more fake posts
My employer is all the victims of Chessbazaar!
@ Eyechess: I remember you posted a list of the dimensions (especially the width) of the dubrovnik II pieces in some other thread some time ago but cannot seem to find it. Could you repost those? I'd be very interested in what they are. I know that the king should be 39 mm, but don't know the others..