deals24 carat gold-plated full deck playing cards with…

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gold plated cards? One game and there'll be gold dust all over the poker table.

Not sure if this is the best idea...

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Does anyone know what the gold weight is on these?

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Whatever it weighs.. is worth alot less then 49.99 if that helps :P

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doesn't seem legit to me :o

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most plated precious metal deals tend to be less than worthy...i prefer to err on the side of caution...

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Lol at the list price of $454.99. Who in their right mind would even pay $50 for this??

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Opulence, I has it!

This is the type of thing you buy for someone who already has a pet miniature giraffe.

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I would honestly love to own a gold deck of playing cards, as a collector. But I also try to play at least one game of solitaire with each deck I own, so I dunno.

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I have a feeling there will be a lot more aces slipped into peoples sleeves during poker parties. Not to mention 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's....

Would be great for the first play to show off to your poker party friends though lol.

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Could also be very cool for any magician friends you may have...would be an awesome reveal.

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well, Gold is currently trading at $1600/ounce. That means at this price, if there's more than 3 one hundredths of an ounce of gold used, you're gettin a pretty sweet deal. Buy a couple hundred packs and you could retire early.

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@lothariorowe: Exactly. This is why I've wondered how gold plated anything can be made cheaply anymore. Gold is trading so high now that even a few gold flakes is actually worth something. How does Goldschlager still exist? Even one gram of gold is worth more than the price of the entire bottle. And on this deck of cards you mean to tell me they're using full 24kt gold and that 3/100ths of an ounce is split between 52+ cards? And they're still making a profit? Just seems unlikely to me.

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@firebirdude: Gold leaf is really thin. These guys did a fairly thorough analysis of the amount of gold in a liter bottle of Goldschlager: http://www.flickr.com/photos/debcha/518529335/in/set-72157600278056455/. They came up with ~13mg, which equals 0.000417959705 troy ounces. At $1,600 per troy ounce, that comes out to ~67 cents worth.

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Does anyone have any input on Shadora themselves? I've never heard of them, but I like one of their rings.

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Just like Mitt Romney's!!!

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@takenforgranite: I've bought a few items from them. Two were glass hearts in a sterling silver filigree necklace. They were nice and worth the $15 I paid, but you have to be careful. I also purchased a blue topaz ring from them and in the picture the gems were a vibrant blue, in person they're nearly clear. I realize that the gems will vary in intensity, but they obviously doctored the photo. Shadora likes to mess with their pictures A LOT. I've stopped purchasing from them. I can't trust a company that alters their photos so greatly. Another fine example of their terrible altering: www.shadora.com/products/black-diamond-accent-double-heart-pendant-in-sterling-silver ... On the item itself it looks as if there are diamonds going all the way around the big heart. If you look at the reflection below the item you can see that their photo editor failed to add those diamonds there and in fact what you would assume are diamonds are really metal nubs. You get what you pay for, basically.

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"You get what you pay for, basically."

@crusadergurl: That's such a foreign concept to people sometimes.

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What looks like the same deck on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Novelty-Playing-Cards-Plating-Unusual/dp/B0073DCXK2

That $455 list price may be a BIT exaggerated but it's still half off Amazon's price.

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@crusadergurl: The very definition of diamond accent is one actual diamond and the rest of the rest of the metal has "nubs" that look like diamonds. This is done to have a similar look to real diamonds without having to pay the high price of diamonds. If there were actual diamonds all around this piece would cost many times more than the current selling price. As per our policy, if you are not 100% satisfied you can return the product to us for a full refund. We hope you give us a second chance!

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@crusadergurl: Okay ._. I guess I don't really need a new ring anyway.

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Any gemstones I've gotten from 1SaleADay/Shadora have been the color as advertised. I'm sometimes surprised at the size though. I got a tanzanite ring where the stones were much smaller than I expected but the color was very nice. I'm trying to remember if I've ever gotten blue topaz. Can't think of any piece at the moment. I do trust this vendor more than dailyjewelry.com. The color of their pics are really doctored.

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@shadora: And yet here you say diamond accents are actual diamonds "with a combined carat weight of less than one-fourth of a carat"