Actually, Mr. Bloom is enjoying a 375% markup and a 0.7333 gross margin!Originally posted by Blair M.:
It would appear that ALL Mr. Bloom's posts offering to sell Bob Farmers props were deleted.
One could presume he was given a warning from the mods to not post this particular offering again.
Dustin, there is no fabrication.....and you could purchase the items required from your drugstore if need be.
There is a sizable amount of hand-work to be done though. It's pretty complicated in terms of assembly (not fabrication).
Mr. Bloom was offering what amounted to $8.00 worth of materials (minus Bob's actual routine presumably, which is where all the REAL value lay) for $30.00, which is about a 200% markup.
There's no doubt he had turned Bob's creation into his own little enterprise.
Bob... how many folks have - versus those who simply want to enjoy playing with the latest trick?Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
..."Frankly, I'm fed up with people like Mr. Bloom who have no problems with profiting from ideas that had nothing to do with.
"Mr. Bloom, have you ever had one, good creative idea in your entire life? Have you ever taken the time to work it through and make it into something valuable?
"If you had, you'd never even consider selling these decks. "
This is a pretty good description of the entire world.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
IMHO it's part of the process when our community set up a hungry and price sensitive market for glamorized commodities.
Those rules may or may not be a part of an agreement to purhase your work - or on a more formal level - to use your work.Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
...it's my trick and I make the rules -- they may not be legally enforceable but they are fair and equitable. ...I don't accept that I have to put up with the boneheads who want to make a few bucks (their real intention).
Ethical and intelligent magicians play the game and [snip to parse -jt] I always return the favour with others' effects....
What obligations did you have in mind?Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
... Unfortunately, some of the club members ... ignore their obligations.
Yikes: "Don't worry. even if you do not have the notes, the decks should reveal to you how to do the effect."Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
Mr. Magic is bakc. Check this out, he even uses my own ad copy:
I will file an intellectual property infringement complaint through Ebay's Vero program, something I'm familiar with through my work with bootleggers of unauthorized Rush merchandise.
What's really depressing is how many people have ordered from this guy.
Yes, someone sold them some property (IP and props) with which they are free to do as they please.Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
Jonathan, my point is that there is an "arrangement" when you buy a trick. ...
You might want to seriously consider what brought you to write that.Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
Jonathan:... but there is no point in going into detail. You're simply wrong.
A picture of the dolt was posted beside his post, so I suggested that given the ill-fitting suit he was wearing, it was obvious that besides making my trick he had also made his own clothes.
Magic would be so much better off if we could convince people like this to take up another hobby (say, clinging by their fingernails to the tail assembly of high-flying airplanes).
Speaking of money; I would drop a nice hunk of my own for the "Bob Farmer Book of Insults"....these are gems...Why not find a hobby more conducive to your abilities -- like collecting lint from the belly buttons of dead water buffalo in the wilds of India
000 wrote:The Magic Cafe deleting your post whilst the taker is allowed to display the wares? Sounds wrong ...