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Re: Entire book collection for sale. Selling Individually no

I do not visit this forum often so I missed the warnings. I ordered a few books. Was promised a tracking number - never received one. I emailed - no response. I filed a dispute with PayPal and then received a response with a promise of a tracking number yesterday. Would you believe - I never receive...
by Syd
03/15/15 04:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Entire book collection for sale. Selling Individually now.
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

WTB Magic Wagon's Chin Chao Color Blocks

I am looking for Magic Wagon's Chin Chao Color Blocks. If you have one you are willing to part with please send me a message. You can also email at

SydBeckman <at> gmail <dot> com

Thanks,
Syd
by Syd
01/12/15 06:44 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Magic Wagon's Chin Chao Color Blocks
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Re: On The Level a New very kool Pocket Trick

If you think quality writing is easy, or not a craft in and of itself, well.... Richard is right.

Richard, can you delete my post after he reads it? I don't want any written evidence that I ever agreed with you. :twisted:
by Syd
10/19/14 05:58 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: On The Level a New very kool Pocket Trick
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

Re: On The Level a New very kool Pocket Trick

Seems to me if you are going to create an effect and want to sell it you should pay for an ad. This forum is free and provided as a courtesy by Richard. I would guess that all of the advertisers that pay to appear on this forum would rather get free advertising but choose to pay for it which is appr...
by Syd
10/18/14 11:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: On The Level a New very kool Pocket Trick
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

WTT The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick

I have a mint copy of the Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick (revised edition). It is the third printing of the revised edition that I would like to trade. Price: I would like to trade for a Magic Wagon effect. I own a small number of MW effects so I am looking for something I don't have. I am not ...
by Syd
10/03/14 07:07 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTT The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Re: hank lee out of jail

Richard,

McDonald's accepts credit cards so I think that too is a bad idea.

I'm willing to bet he tries his hand back in the business.
by Syd
09/22/14 10:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 69
Views: 7362

Re: Collection of Books for sale EBAY

Most of the shipping charges are 20 and the lowest I saw as 15. Does it really cost that much to ship in Canada? Last item I bought from Canada cost nothing near that to ship. Why are the rates so high? Just curious. It makes buying a book even at the lowest cost a minimum of $30.
by Syd
08/27/14 12:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collection of Books for sale EBAY $9.99
Replies: 14
Views: 2692

Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

Nope. Not when we are dealing with the concept of ethics in the absence of an accepted, written, clear and concise document. To the contrary, our art has none. Maybe the gentleman who made this prop thinks he was "right." I don't know and he hasn't said. If he thinks he was wrong then the ...
by Syd
08/21/14 06:45 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 50
Views: 3715

Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

Tom, trying to attack me is a bit silly. I have taken no position either way for the reason that I don't want to get into a "discussion" with folks such as yourself that can't seem to avoid personal attacks. The do little to advance the discussion or the art. Being "certain" abou...
by Syd
08/21/14 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 50
Views: 3715

Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

Thank Tom. I agree, other parts of the world have protections in place that the US lacks. It would be nice to have a uniform system that the US, the EU and other countries recognized. As technology makes the world smaller, it would be nice to make it easier for artists to protect their work.
by Syd
08/21/14 03:13 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 50
Views: 3715

Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

Well put Roger.
by Syd
08/21/14 02:52 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 50
Views: 3715

Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

I think I made it quite clear I was only speaking of US law. You decided to leave that out of the quote. As to the US, the few circumstances that might apply other than Patent do not appear to be implicated even remotely. But since you think otherwise, why don't you enlighten us.
by Syd
08/21/14 12:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 50
Views: 3715

Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

First – this is a thread that addresses an important topic. I hope someone might consider moving it to an appropriate heading. I think there are a number of issues at play here: ethics and law both foreign and domestic. Ethics As to ethics, I think there are two areas being discussed. Ethics in adve...
by Syd
08/21/14 12:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 50
Views: 3715

New App Issues

My thoughts and problems with the new app This is the iOS version. Crashes constantly. I didn't experience this with last month's issue but this month's has crashed so frequently I just gave up. Not sure if it is an app issue or problem with the current issue but it's a problem. Resetting doesn't wo...
by Syd
07/16/14 07:25 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: New App Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 5081

Re: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian

Done.

Thanks Richard.
by Syd
03/29/14 09:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian
Replies: 57
Views: 6364

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

I quick review of your link indicates that he tries to help people realize that their own mind can help heal themselves. Something well supported by experts.
by Syd
03/24/14 03:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13958

Re: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit

Tom, I'm not sure this helps, but a quick review of relevant authority lead me to this: A claim in a choreographic work must contain at least a minimum amount of original choreographic authorship. Choreographic authorship is considered, for copyright purposes, to be the composition and arrangement o...
by Syd
03/24/14 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

Re: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit

Bob is correct, with regard to Copyright protection. Rat traps and magic tricks can both be protected. The appropriate mechanism is Patent protection. That simply wasn't done here. Unfortunately Patents require the level of detail which would expose the trick. Many effects are patented. In fact, the...
by Syd
03/24/14 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Geller is the greatest close-up magician of the 20th century. No question. The most well known by far, whose feats have entered pop culture. I don't want to sound like his PR guy, but there's no question about that. Most lay people know who Uri Geller is. Who would know the name of James Randi? It'...
by Syd
03/23/14 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13958

Re: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit

Jonathan, You are right, on occasion. Courts do not always interpret the law correctly. Fortunately most of the time they do. Our system allows for checks and balances but even then a court sometimes misses the mark. It also tends to be those cases, those in which a court or jury gets it wrong, that...
by Syd
03/23/14 08:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

Re: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit

Tom Stone wrote, "American judges decide the law of one land. And as shown by Mark Ciavarella and others, that "law" can be whatever you pay it to be." Tom, I hope your statement is merely reflective of a language issue, Overwhelmingly American judges attempt to be fair and follo...
by Syd
03/22/14 08:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit
Replies: 21
Views: 1595

Re: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian

Thanks Richard. Please put me on the list for the Deluxe edition.
by Syd
03/19/14 10:13 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian
Replies: 57
Views: 6364

Re: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian

If there is material in the deluxe edition not contained in the regular edition, wouldn't that actually be two different books? I thought deluxe had to do with the way it was printed, bound, etc. Forgive me if this is a stupid question.
by Syd
03/19/14 03:52 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian
Replies: 57
Views: 6364

Re: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian

Yes Richard, but with a similarity. Expensive tomes that are a must for every library.
by Syd
03/18/14 09:24 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian
Replies: 57
Views: 6364

Re: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian

I started later than most so I am convinced as soon as I get mine then the Tenyo book will come out. It's a never ending cycle!
by Syd
03/18/14 06:31 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser book by Magic Christian
Replies: 57
Views: 6364

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Darn Brad - and I was really hoping for the Merlin award.

I bet you told your kids that Santa isn't real. Bully!
by Syd
03/18/14 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13958

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

I believe there is considerable difference between the two terms. If you are trying to dig at me you will have to dig elsewhere.
by Syd
03/18/14 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13958

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Since I don't hang out with either - I don't know. But certainly the same can be said for some very prominent men and women that have professions that are not in the entertainment industry.
by Syd
03/18/14 02:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13958

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Like, NCMarsh, Uri was the highlight of the convention for me. I had the opportunity to spend some considerable time with him and I echo what Richard said earlier. He was delightful, humble and pleasant. For me, I enjoyed his talk and the time I spent with him. It was entertaining. With regard to th...
by Syd
03/18/14 02:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 13958

WTB: CSB set

Does anyone have a set of CSB they would like to part with? I am NOT looking for Sasco or Tango. Preferably Johnson, Lassen or Schoolcraft.

You can email me at SydsiPad <at> gmail <dot> com

Thanks,
Syd
by Syd
03/17/14 07:44 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: CSB set
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Re: Not sure where to post this but ....

Richard, thanks. Sorry you can't make it. Derek is a good friend (I bought my very first trick from Magic, Etc. - Fort Worth Costume) and I might try to convince him. Getting him to a convention though is akin to wrestling with a bear. I'm not likely to win. We'll see. Erdnasphile, you are right. In...
by Syd
09/24/13 02:57 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Not sure where to post this but ....
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Not sure where to post this but ....

Although this post certainly deals with close-up - I'm not sure where to post it. I have no doubt that if Richard believes it is more appropriate in a different place he will let me know. I, like many of you, have attended conventions for many years. One thing that I have never really seen highlight...
by Syd
09/24/13 02:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Not sure where to post this but ....
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: FS: Wand Pen

by Syd
07/29/13 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Wand Pen
Replies: 2
Views: 244

FS: Wand Pen

For Sale Here: Wand Pen The wand pen is made of black acrylic combined with man-made ivory tips. The tips have an amazing ivory appearance. The pen components are titanium plated. The plating has a lifetime warranty - with normal wear and tear. I am afraid my photography abilities are limited. There...
by Syd
07/29/13 12:04 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Wand Pen
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: WTB - Salt & Silver - Giovanni Livera

Anyone?
by Syd
07/02/13 04:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Salt & Silver - Giovanni Livera
Replies: 1
Views: 223

WTB - Salt & Silver - Giovanni Livera

I'm looking for Salt & Silver by Giovanni Livera. If you have a used one you are willing to part with please email me at SydBeckman <at> gmail.com.

Thanks.

Syd
by Syd
06/30/13 07:05 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Salt & Silver - Giovanni Livera
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Thanks.
by Syd
03/11/13 11:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 145
Views: 14583

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

It actually is activated per thread or per topic. Not the entire forum. As I said - the previous version permitted it so it seems unusual to have eliminated it.
by Syd
03/11/13 11:40 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 145
Views: 14583

Re: Subscription Issues

Previously - when a user subscribed to a forum and a new post was made - the new post would be emailed to the user. Now, the user simply gets a message saying a new post has been made. So then the user has to visit the forum to read it. Way too many steps. Maybe my settings are wrond but I don't see...
by Syd
03/11/13 10:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 145
Views: 14583

Re: What can be done about counterfeit magic?

I agree. The problem is a bad one. We even have domestic manufacturers who knock of quality magic with less than quality magic all the time. There is a difference between a knock-off and a counterfeit. If you ever compare one of George Robinson's brass pieces to a chinese knock off - it is like comp...
by Syd
01/29/13 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What can be done about counterfeit magic?
Replies: 39
Views: 2481
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