Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/16/02 06:07 PM

The September issue of Genii was mailed last Monday. Wondering if you have received yours yet and what condition it was in.
We are in the process of creating a subscription upgrade that, for only a few extra dollars, will allow you to receive Genii in a white paper envelope with a piece of cardboard inside to protect it.
Any interest?
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Postby Jeffrey Cowan » 08/16/02 06:29 PM

(1) Not yet received in Santa Monica, CA
(2) Not interested in special packaging for an extra charge. My copy invariably arrives in fine condition, and I don't collect the issues anyway. Just read 'em, clip and file what I deem the "good stuff" (which admittedly is a lot in some months) and then toss the rest.
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Postby Jeff Haas » 08/17/02 12:57 AM

I'm not interested in the extra packaging. Either the magazine makes it, or it doesn't.

M.U.M. comes with the piece of cardboard...once the post office managed to lose both the plastic bag and the magazine, but delivered the piece of cardboard, as if it was a giant postcard.

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Postby Sean Macfarlane » 08/17/02 05:20 AM

I think it might help my issues. My postman always folds mine in half and stuffs it in my mailbox.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/17/02 03:45 PM

The white envelope and cardboard would be a voluntary upgrade. Those who do nothing will keep exactly the same service they have now. Those who want the extra protection for the magazine will be able to get it for a few extra bucks.
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Postby Rick Schulz » 08/17/02 05:36 PM

I haven't received my copy yet - unusual, since I almost always get it by the 15th. You've done a wonderful job of getting this magazine out on time - two weeks early, actually - every month for the past two years (at least; I'm sorry but I've lost count). I really don't understand what the extra packaging would give me for the few extra bucks, but if other subscribers are sufficiently impressed to share their experience, I might be willing to try it. Richard, you are to be commended for constantly improving this publication. Keep up the good work!
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Postby Guest » 08/17/02 10:29 PM

Pete Biro should opt for this extra care packaging, because by the time his issue arrives, its already a collector's item! :D

Postby Pete Biro » 08/17/02 11:43 PM

When another magazine started to put them into a plastic bag... that's all I got... the plastic bag.

I thing Fedex in that can't tear paper would be the best.

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Postby Guest » 08/20/02 08:24 AM

Mine arrived in Seattle, WA yesterday, Aug. 19. As usual it was in fine condition, snug within its plastic bag. And the article on Martin Lewis was outstanding. Simply wonderful.

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Postby Robert McDaniel » 08/20/02 08:44 AM

I received mine yesterday (19th) in perfect condition. Great issue!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/20/02 09:03 AM

Only half a dozen of you have recieved the September issue? PLEASE tell me that isn't really the case. HAVE you received your September issue?
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Postby CardFan » 08/20/02 09:05 AM

It wasn't in my mailbox yesterday (Monday). (:^(
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Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 08/20/02 09:29 AM

Not yet, but I don't expect mine until sometime around the 22-25th. That's when I usually get it.

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 08/20/02 10:01 AM

The Southside of the Orange Curtain (it helps prevent those Angelinos from unwittingly straying into uncharted territory, where streets that run parallel also intersect) checking in: Martin's smiling face was in my mailbox yesterday.

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Postby Mike Powers » 08/20/02 10:26 AM

Martin Lewis issue arrived today (Aug. 20th.) in LaPorte Indiana.
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Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 08/20/02 01:31 PM

Ignore my previous post. Martin arrived in my mailbox today. I think he was starting to feel a bit claustrophobic from being stuffed in there.

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Postby Josh Mandel » 08/20/02 05:23 PM

Martin Lewis appeared in my mailbox today (Tuesday, Aug. 20th). Albany, New York. In fine condition.

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Postby Guest » 08/20/02 09:33 PM

Do subscribers receive their issues before magic shop drops as a rule? As of 20th we had no delivery. Ofcourse it IS the September issue and people start calling looking for it August 2nd:/

Postby CardFan » 08/20/02 09:39 PM

Martin Lewis was in my mailbox today, Tuesday.
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Postby Guest » 08/21/02 03:10 AM

Our order for the Magic Shop has not arrived yet as of 08-20-02...

Postby Dave Shepherd » 08/21/02 03:16 AM

Vienna, Virginia--received it on Monday, August 19. Don't know what took it so long this time. Usually I get it within three or four days of shipping.

It was in good shape. I love the Martin Lewis piece, and the routine by Roberto Giobbi is one that I hope will soon become a buried and forgotten treasure. It looks very good.
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Postby Steve Snediker » 08/21/02 06:40 AM

Siloam Springs, Arkansas received the Martin Lewis issue on the 20th. After a quick perusal, I need to get an expensive cigar and enjoy a thorough read.

Kudos to Richard and the rest of the staff.

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Postby Bill Goldman » 08/21/02 07:09 AM

I received mine yesterday in excellent condition. I'm referring to the content, of course. The magazine itself was rolled up to fit in the mailbox. The Martin Lewis article was terrific.
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Postby Guest » 08/21/02 07:32 AM

My copy came today (Aug 20).

Postby Guest » 08/21/02 10:05 AM

Martin Lewis was in my mailbox, but no sign of Genii LOL :D arrived in perfect condition

Postby Guest » 08/21/02 12:03 PM

Not yet in Chicago (60606)

Postby Guest » 08/21/02 01:54 PM

Got mine in Lexington MA,8/21/02. The entrie upper right corner was bent, but otherwise fine. There was something I was wondering about, these adds by Houdini's magic shop about not doing drugs, they seem a bit random.

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Postby Guest » 08/21/02 02:49 PM

Dorchester, MA, it arrived here this afternoon :o )

Postby Pete McCabe » 08/21/02 03:35 PM

My copy arrived in my mailbox (here in Los Angeles) today.

Well, technically it arrived in Pete Biro's mailbox, and I took it from there. Don't worry -- I'll put it back when mine arrives. I don't want to deprive Pete of his Genii, I just want to make sure he doesn't read it before me.

Almost forgot -- I would not pay extra for better shipping. My copy arrives fine every month.
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Postby Guest » 08/21/02 05:35 PM

Mine arrived yesterday (Boise, Idaho). Always in good condition.

Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/21/02 07:23 PM

Due to complaints from subscribers that the new issue of Genii arrives at their local magic shop before their copy arrives at home, we are holding the shipment of magic shop copies a few days longer to try and equalize when everyone receives their issues. I know how I would feel, having paid for 1 to 3 years of a magazine in advance, if it showed up at the shop every month before I got my copy.
BUT, the new issue should arrive at magic shops just a few days later than usual.
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Postby Jackie Huang » 08/21/02 07:36 PM

Arrived today in Princeton, New Jersey.

The renewal notice is in good condition. :)
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Postby Guest » 08/21/02 10:10 PM

Magic shop copies arrived today<8-21>.
Wonderful work on this issue. Worth all the annoying calls of "is it there yet?".

Postby Terry » 08/22/02 04:59 AM

Arrived here on the 20th.

Only 1 complaint - the Jon R & Harry Anderson piece was too short. That was the same problem with Harry's book 'Wise Guy'. Long on tricks and short on Harry and his experiences. Would much rather enjoyed reading more about him than his tricks. Just an opinion.
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Postby fkaps1 » 08/22/02 09:16 AM

Hi Richard,

Here it is August 22nd and I have not yet received the new issue.

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Postby Guest » 08/22/02 06:23 PM

My copy came today, Aug. 22, in Winchester, MA.

Postby fredm » 08/22/02 06:45 PM

My copy arrived today 8/22/02 in good condition.Live in South Jersey.

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Postby Guest » 08/22/02 10:40 PM

I am getting a stiff neck from being in all those mailboxes. I am also breaking out in spots, I hope I am not lining someones dove cage.

Postby Rennie » 08/23/02 06:39 AM

Received in San Jose California yesterday ( August 22 ) in good condition and might add the Martin Lewis article looks great.
The effect is the important thing, how you achieve is not !!
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Postby Ira Rush » 08/23/02 07:54 AM

Received my issue here in New Jersey on Wednesday, 8/20.

Would have reported sooner, but Martin was really stuck in the mailbox, couldn't get him out, seemed his legs got stuck on ....

Great issue, the extra packing for the magazine, possibly, but I would have to get more details.
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