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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/11/09 05:38 PM

I have a guy looking for the English edition of the Fechner Houdin set. If you have one available, please let me know. Or better yet, he's on the magic cafe with his ad in the book section. You can can get a hold of him through there.
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Postby Larry Miller » 03/13/09 12:55 PM

Kevin:
I have a set in mint condition.
What is he offering?
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/13/09 01:40 PM

Larry,

I don't know. He just mentioned on the cafe he wants a set.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/13/09 05:14 PM

Kevin, contact your "friend" and ask him what he'll pay: that's pretty simple!
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/13/09 09:22 PM

Richard,

Thanks! He's been trying to log-in for the last few hours. He's in Russia and between the language and computer he's using, it's tough for him. I'm luckyI can put a smiley face in a post. :grin:

I'll go over and and see if he's made any progress.
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Postby Stepanov » 03/13/09 10:01 PM

Uff, I am here.
I am so apologize for delay. I try get password by using e-mail, but Russia and Russian e-mail are little special things.

Thanks Kevin. I am really did not know that possible ask about books what I search here.

Dear Mr. Larry Miller. Do you have problems to sell me this set of books? Do you suppose price something like 250$ or little more will be enough for you? I realize that after death of Mr. Fechner prices increased to 700 euros, but such money not normal for me.

I am so apologize. I do not know. Can I talk about money here or we should made private contact with Mr. Larry Miller?
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/13/09 11:19 PM

If you guys read his posts here and on the Cafe, you'll quickly see that Stepanov loves magic history. The problem is his location. I can now appreciate it how easy it easy for me to get the books I want most of the time with just a phone call.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/13/09 11:51 PM

I don't know about Larry, but I wouldn't sell a copy for $250 when it's worth almost $1000. Plus postage to Russia, AND the potential problems with customs in Russia, and so on. I wish Stepanov the best of luck in obtaining a set of these books, but it seems like it's going to be a difficult process.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 03/14/09 12:15 AM

There is currently a copy on eBay that started at $50 yesterday and is already past $250 with five days left to go. It's selling price should be a good indication of current value. Here's a link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0349308387
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/14/09 12:24 AM

The last set I bought was from here, within the last year or less. I think I paid $200 or $225 from a guy in California. If you're reading this CA guy, please chime in.

Maybe it's me, but this is easily available at $450 or less on the net. I never saw one sell for a $1,000.
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Postby Stepanov » 03/14/09 08:51 AM

Thanks Mr. Richard Hatch. Looks like Fechner again on e-bay. We try to buy it last time but we do not know it possible write maximum price and computer will trade for you. So we lost. If my friend can solve problems with money card we try buy this book.

Please. I am very much apologize for all problems what I do for peoples what I respect. Really now many things more easy for me, and I hope on future all will be much better.
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Postby Larry Miller » 03/14/09 05:16 PM

I agree with Richard.Selling to Russia,what with basic postage and then customs,is impossible.
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Postby Jim Martin » 03/14/09 05:30 PM

Stepanov,

Have you seen this set? Seems to be much more reasonable in price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAGIC-OF-ROBERT-HOU ... 1|294%3A50

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Postby Steve Cobb » 03/14/09 05:56 PM

Good Day! I am looking to buy a AAA penlight igniter that can light flashpaper. I purchased one a few years ago, but I forget where I bought it. The device looks exactly like a penlight flashlight and uses 2 AAA batteries and when you push the button at the top there is a little element at the bottom that glows red. It is not a glow plug however, but a little heating element consisting of two spring like toaster elements. Any help would be appreciated!
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/14/09 06:12 PM

$456 from the guy on Ebay seems steep.

One sold in April for 150 pounds and I bought a set on the Forum for $225 within the last few months.

I thought theese were tough times?
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Postby Jim Martin » 03/14/09 06:47 PM

Given Kevin's recent purchase of $225 on the Forum, I'd wait for a bit.
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Postby Ray T. Stott » 03/14/09 08:08 PM

KC,
If you consider the $456.00 set high, what are your thoughts on this set?

This one make the set on your link look like a bargain.

Even though the pictures were a bit overwhelming, you certainly can see what you are getting and the seller isn't using pix swiped of Karr's website

I haven't seen that much detail since the last adult flick watched on the big screen of a theater in Chicago! :D
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/14/09 08:55 PM

Ray,

Yes, I've seen the set. As a matter of fact, I've seen it for the last 3 years tring to be sold.

Same Houdin Set? <---
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Postby Stepanov » 03/14/09 10:14 PM

Unfortunately, like honest man, I should agree that trading with Russia is bad idea. And I always say this for all foreigners who ask my opinion. :-)

Really amazing that week ago I can not find any suggestions on e-bay and now I can see more than one...
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/15/09 08:29 PM

They're out there. You should find one soon.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/19/09 01:10 PM

Stepanov,

I hope you got your books. I guess the set sells for about $305.00 these days. ;)
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