There are chip collectors and there are chip dealers and there are chippers that do a little of both.
THIS HOBBY WILL NEVER SURVIVE WITHOUT SOME OF ALL THREE.
The dealers provide a big service to chippers that can not get to the casinos.
Traders provide a big service to those of us that do.
Why is this thread going on?
If you want to deal, THEN DEAL. If you want to trade, THEN TRADE.
I do not see a shortage of either traders or dealers.