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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/13/12 07:15 PM

Keep your eyes peeled, since we're going to start giving stuff away shortly.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/16/12 07:34 PM

Starting tomorrow, we're going to give a lot of stuff away--our way of saying happy holidays to you!

Here's how it will work:

1. I will post the notice of a contest and detail the prize.
2. You will have a certain number of minutes during which to call.
3. I will announce at the start which caller number will win.

So, I might announce that a Mesika Spider pen will be given to call number 12 in the next 10 minutes. Then you'll have 10 minutes to call. Please be mindful of the time.

Please do not call if you already have the item being given away. Let others have a chance.

Also, you cannot win twice, so if you win once, please do not call again.

Thank you!
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Postby Joe Naud » 12/16/12 07:37 PM

Richard, I will be on the lookout for sure, and would hope that for your pals on the west coast that you won't start these too early for us in the Pacific Time Zone. Thanks for your generosity!!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/16/12 07:50 PM

We'll start sometime before noon. But I don't get up early, so it won't be too early for you. :)
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Postby Pete McCabe » 12/16/12 10:11 PM

What number do we call?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 02:26 AM

All will be revealed tomorrow.
Those who ask are immediately disqualified. Sorry, Pete.




Just kidding.
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Postby mrgoat » 12/17/12 05:26 AM

Pete McCabe wrote:What number do we call?


1800 boobies
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Postby Tom Gilbert » 12/17/12 11:04 AM

Damian, I've called that number 17 times, I'm now broke and haven't won any contest.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 12:40 PM

Here we go: I will give on the 12th caller a copy of the book The Geller Effect autographed by Uri Geller.

Call this number: 301-652-8035.

This contest will last 5 minutes: it is now 11:40.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 12:45 PM

Didn't get 12 calls so am extending to 11:50.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 12:47 PM

CONTEST OVER at the 12th call.
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Postby Andrew Pinard » 12/17/12 12:48 PM

Just missed it!

Thanks for running these...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 12:50 PM

We'll do another one at 1pm est.
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Postby keeper » 12/17/12 12:51 PM

Yes thanks Richard...win or lose it's a fun idea.
Every day is a magical adventure!

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Postby El Mystico » 12/17/12 01:39 PM

I wonder if Uri would sign the Randi book on him?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 01:43 PM

18 minutes.
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Postby keeper » 12/17/12 01:51 PM

I'm pretty sure the Uri we met at the Genii Bash would not only sign it but sit down and break bread with Randi. I doubt if the feeling is mutual but that would be the lecture to end all lectures...a sit down/debate between them.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 02:01 PM

I'm giving away five items this time.

The first four people who call will win a VHS cassette (NOT a DVD) of Dingle's Deceptions, the Video, which I shot in the late 1990s.

The 7th person who calls will win a Yigal Mesika Spider Pen Pro, which sells for $150.

I will take calls starting NOW, 1pm EST, for exactly 7 minutes, stopping at 1:08.

301-652-8035.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 02:07 PM

All four videos gone.

Spider Pen Gone.

Contest OVER.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 02:08 PM

Next contest at 2 pm.

Those who have already are excluded as mentioned earlier.
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Postby IrishMagicNews » 12/17/12 02:29 PM

Richard, to be clear, for Irish, UK an European people are you 5 hours behind GMT in DC?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 02:33 PM

Contest at 2 pm est (last one for today).

Starting at 2 pm and ending at 2:10. As before, those who've already won are excluded from calling.

The 5th caller will receive the full four VHS cassette set of Don Alan Magic Ranch Videos (these are NOT DVDs, but VHS cassettes).

The 9th caller will receive the Essence DVD set starring Miguel Angel Gea, courtesy of The Essential Magic Collection.

The 12th caller will receive the new Woodyland DVD set starring Woody Aragon courtesy of The Essential Magic Collection.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 02:34 PM

Brendan: you are five hours AHEAD of us.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 03:04 PM

Contest OVER.
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Postby Ian Kendall » 12/17/12 03:05 PM

I was the 6th 8th and 11th. My timing was a tad off...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 03:07 PM

More tomorrow
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Postby Steve Bryant » 12/17/12 03:08 PM

That was fun.
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Postby IrishMagicNews » 12/17/12 03:11 PM

Ian, "off by one?"

I turned out to be 12th lol.

Kept hitting redial, obviously while you were shooting the breeze with Richard.

Thanks Richard and Happy Holidays everyone.

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Postby Pete McCabe » 12/17/12 03:17 PM

Well, I'm awake. When are the contests going to start?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 03:55 PM

Ian never identified himself. He just hung up! I had no idea he was calling.

Pete, you can go back to sleep.
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Postby Ted M » 12/17/12 03:56 PM

#9!

Many thanks, Richard (y gracias a Luis!)
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Postby Ian Kendall » 12/17/12 04:00 PM

I got a recorded message (unless that was Richard speaking...)
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Postby Sean-Dylan » 12/17/12 04:07 PM

#10 ....sigh
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/17/12 04:11 PM

That WAS me speaking, you dodo!
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Postby Ian Kendall » 12/17/12 04:13 PM

_now_ you tell me...
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/17/12 04:30 PM

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Postby brianarudolph » 12/17/12 04:33 PM

At some point everybody's gotta rock, Dustin. :)
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Postby erdnasephile » 12/17/12 05:17 PM

I called and was thrilled that I got through to Richard.

He started taking my name down, and asked me what the first prize was. I'm thinking: "I can't believe it! I won something!"

I excitedly told him it was the Magic Ranch tapes, but then he said: "Wait a minute...you're the first caller...that's not good! Bye!"

Arghghghghghghghghgh!

Now I know how Charlie Brown feels when Lucy does her thing with the football.

(Of course, like Charlie Brown, I'll try again tomorrow! :grin:)
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Postby Joe Naud » 12/17/12 05:36 PM

I was caller 7. Close but no cigar, untill tomorrow Richard Clause!!!
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Postby mrgoat » 12/17/12 05:38 PM

Richard is naked when you all call, you do know that, right?
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