Martin Nash book reprints

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Postby Terry » 02/12/02 10:22 AM

Received an email from Brian Hades that the reprints of Martin A Nash's 3 earlier books, have been delayed due to photo problems. They scanned the original photos and had problems, so they are switching to drawings instead. As Pete says, Stay toooned.......
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Postby Bill Duncan » 02/13/02 12:03 AM

For those who haven't seen the Nash trilogy this is great news. I just went through them recently and there's a ton of great material and work.

Start saving your money guys!
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Postby Terry » 02/13/02 10:06 AM

I just picked up a 1979 1st edition of Vol 3 in the trilogy from EBay.
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Postby Bill Duncan » 02/13/02 07:14 PM

Look at page 405.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 02/13/02 10:28 PM

Originally posted by Terry:
I just picked up a 1979 1st edition of Vol 3 in the trilogy from EBay.


Yeah, you outbid me. By bidding NINETEEN SECONDS before the auction closed. How am I supposed to respond to that???????? <G>

Also, since I don't have the book (thanks to Terry . . . ), what the heck is on page 405???

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/13/02 11:21 PM

Hey Bill, no offense to Terry, but I usually respond to snipers on eBay with loud obscenities yelled at the computer.
This is what I have learned about eBay: Bid exactly the highest price you would pay for an item and then do NOT look at the auction again. If you win, you'll receive a notice and you will have paid what you felt the item was worth.
Otherwise, no crying if someone snipes you in the last moments ... I've had to do that on occassion and managed to burn a few butts along the way.
My friend Joel Miller once outbid me on a really rare SS Adams magic set from 1919 in the last 4 seconds ... and he's my friend!
There are no friends in the world of auctions, so dog eat dog AND YOU'RE ALL FILTHY BASTARDS!!!!!!!!
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Gee, it's awful late at night. Perhaps I'll go to sleep now. :) :)
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Postby Bill Duncan » 02/13/02 11:47 PM

> what the heck is on page 405???
One of my favorites... "Machine-Gun Centers!"

It's part of a trilogy of "for magician only" sucker tricks. You need to do a half decent center deal (but not a Kennedy center!).

Do you do any false deals?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/14/02 12:03 AM

I dream of doing false deals on the heads of people who snipe me on eBay ...
Oh ... that's right ... I was supposed to be going to sleep.
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Postby Terry » 02/14/02 10:33 AM

Hey Bill, no offense to Terry, but I usually respond to snipers on eBay with loud obscenities yelled at the computer.


First to Bill...sorry about that. I also wanted the original before the line drawing re-issue came out.

Secondly to Richard...I didn't intentionally snipe. I had been bidding on the book and happen to check on it and saw I had been outbid. I actually had 51 seconds to re-bid.

I agree with Richard on the bidding. I usually set a price I'm willing to pay and set by max bid at that.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 02/14/02 04:44 PM

Terry -- No offense taken. Like Richard says, bid what you want to pay, then go to sleep. I've been ebaying (is that a word?) for over two years, and that lesson took a while to learn. I was just having a little Forum Fun at your expense.

But geez, 51 seconds. I mean, give a guy a break.

(and the ebay clock logged it at 19 secs: http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.d ... 1071670297 )

Ebay will notify you that you have been outbid, so they secretly want you to go back and boost your bid. It's just that they take several hours to do so, some times, so notifications of "snipes" are worthless.

Some phone auctions I have participated in have a set closing time, but if you have already bid, you may always bid for fifteen minutes (or some arbitrary time) after the most recent prior bid. The catch is that the minimum increment doubles. So in the case of the subject auction, I'd have had 15 minutes after Terry's bid to get in another bid, and then he would have had 15 minutes, etc. until one of us gave up. I don't know why Ebay doesn't do this, since it would tend to increase the final sales price, and benefit the seller (who is ebay's real customer -- buyers don't mean diddly squat to ebay).

Terry, enjoy the book (and those photos of Martin and his styling clothes and bracelets -- they remind me of the photo of Richard Kaufman on the cover of the Gene Maze card book. Richard was one hip dude in the disco era -- has your wife seen those pics???)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/14/02 07:31 PM

SSSSSSsssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
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Postby Terry » 02/15/02 07:40 AM

Hey Bill. EBay has my home email so I didn't get the outbid notice and I happened out to the auction on break at work. Just by chance got out there before close. I lost a excellent copy of Daryl's "Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler" 2 months ago on a last minute bid. Guy got it for $35 - $40.

No comment on Richard's duds...we all looked like that back in the 70's/80's. My old High School dance photos are locked away safely!!!!! :D
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Postby Bill Mullins » 02/15/02 08:57 AM

I just pulled out my High School annual, class of 1980. I hereby retract all comments about personal appearance.

Think "Ernie" from My Three Sons, only not so suave and debonair. (I'm an electrical engineer, and I almost didn't get in because I'm too geeky looking).

Fortunately, Richard K turned out to be Mandy Patinkin's double.

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Postby Terry » 02/15/02 09:59 AM

I just pulled out my High School annual, class of 1980. I hereby retract all comments about personal appearance.


Wow Bill, you were 1 year ahead of me getting out of the institution of questionable learning. Appearance...told ya so! :D
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Postby Jeff Haas » 02/15/02 12:17 PM

I don't know about you guys, but there's a difference between 70's and 80's clothes to me!

Disco vs. New Wave...wide vs. narrow..etc.
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Postby Terry » 02/16/02 05:55 AM

Actually Jeff, not everyone was caught up in the mindless disco or new wave faze. There were "middle of the roaders" who wore regular clothes for each time period. Of course, today, those clothes are back in "style" whatever that is.
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