Make me an offer for 500 poker chips

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Last summer, I won sixty cents in a free poker tournament at I planned on playing until I lost it all, but decided not to take U.S. players for real-money games when Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. I cashed out and asked my readers what I should do with my sixty-cent check. One suggested I try to trade it for something better. So here I am, trying turn my sixty-cent check into a World Series of Poker Main Event entry through a series of trades. And while my plan may seem ridiculous, it's no more ridiculous than the UIGEA.

Currently available

Limited edition Super Bowl XXXVI football signed by former New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri. Trade includes certificate of authenticity, and also includes autographed picture of Patriots' safety Rodney Harrison. Want more information? Go to the trade post. Want to make an offer? Shoot me an e-mail at . Want to know how I got this far? Go to the trading history.

Classic Craig's List

I’ll admit I’ve used Craig’s List as a way to get the word out about my quest to trade my way from a sixty cent check to a seat in the World Series of Poker. The barter section of the site allows people to trade virtually anything.

At first, I was surprised by the number of tattoo artists looking for trades, and somewhat amused by the number of people seeking or offering “.” The massage posts almost always include a “no perverts, this is not sexual” disclaimer.

There are always at least one or two amusing posts, and occasionally one even makes me laugh out loud. Today, I came across this gem in New York City’s barter section. In case it gets flagged, I’m posting the text here verbatim.

“I would like to thank everyone for a overwelming (sic) response to my ad I recieved (sic) over seventy five inquiries before I got flagged just wanted everyone to know I recieved (sic) an I Pod Nano for my Dildo Thanks again everyone a persons (sic) trash is another persons (sic) gold”

Classic. Makes a 1975-76 Indiana Pacers signed ABA basketball seem rather vanilla by comparison.


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