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by Scott
April 30th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Value of Scotty York Knife set
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Value of Scotty York Knife set

I dont seem to be able to attach any photos. I get a message... "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached."
by Scott
April 23rd, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Value of Scotty York Knife set
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Value of Scotty York Knife set

Yes, the split knife is a Red/White "visible" change knife. I dont think the knives were made by FYEO, but I originally purchased the knives and the manuscript as a set (over 20 years ago). The manuscript has routines that use all 7 knives. The knives are in great shape as I never actually...
by Scott
April 22nd, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Value of Scotty York Knife set
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Value of Scotty York Knife set

I have an orig Scotty York Knife set... 7 knives, Black, White, Red, 3 "transition" knives, and the Red/White split knife. I also have an orig FYEO manuscript of Scotty's and Kaps routines.

Im wondering if anyone knows the market value of this set.
by Scott
August 14th, 2003, 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Passwords on the board
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Passwords on the board

Doh !

thanks :help:
by Scott
August 14th, 2003, 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Passwords on the board
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Passwords on the board

Any way to allow us to set our own passwords instead of having one set for us? It's no problem when you work from the same computer, but when you travel and log in from different computers that system given password is a bear to remember unless you key it in often. And having to request someone send...
by Scott
August 5th, 2003, 9:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks you've always wanted to know but did not know who to ask..
Replies: 27
Views: 1965

Re: Tricks you've always wanted to know but did not know who to ask..

Originally posted by Chris Aguilar: I do not understand it when I hear someone bemoan how "hard" it is to learn from books. Sure, some of the more advanced books would be quite difficult for a beginner to wade through. Perhaps you don't understand this because you are one who understands ...
by Scott
July 26th, 2003, 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Eat yur hearts out....
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Eat yur hearts out....

He asked me first, but I already had plans :p
by Scott
July 24th, 2003, 8:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

Ahhh....I get it now. Thanks Jim!
by Scott
July 24th, 2003, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

Rosie, it is "off the market" as I can't buy a fraction of the items that I could buy 1 month ago. As far as rumors, I would argue that Todd Lassen has a great reputation as well, but it didn't stop 100's of posts when the whole U3F/Lassen/Kohler issue came up. That was a private matter, b...
by Scott
July 24th, 2003, 4:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

The point was that I wasn't sure what happened to the business. I was confused. Rightly so according to the somewhat confusing message that was posted and the suddeness of this happening. 1/2 of what I said was to get reactions. I personally don't care. I'll just buy it from one of the other 100 sho...
by Scott
July 23rd, 2003, 7:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

So I can expect the next person who asks a question about Busby to be told to go ask Busby?

It's a forum called "Buzz".... people can talk about Kohler, Lassen, Wayne, Busby, and anyone else, but I post a question here and it's out of line.

Simply amazing.
by Scott
July 23rd, 2003, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

That statement is exactly what's confusing! "we no longer continue to be a conventional magic store"- (got it- we're out of business) "But we're not pulling a disappearing act" - (got it- you're still in business) Buy everything from Penguin magic, not us - (got it- out of busine...
by Scott
July 23rd, 2003, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

I'm not looking for fine details of any issues. I just want to know, are they out of business? Focusing on production? Imagine you ate at a good restaurant once a week. Then, all of the sudden, the chef left. Wouldn't you try and find out where he went so you could enjoy doing business with him agai...
by Scott
July 23rd, 2003, 9:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

Surely, they have that right and surely I have the right never to purchase anything they are affiliated with. My point is that, when you do business with someone for years, as I did with MagicSmith, you feel like you are part of the family or at least a friend. Imagine you have a friend who emails y...
by Scott
July 22nd, 2003, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicsmith
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Magicsmith

Anyone ever find out what happened here? It's far too little of an explanation for someone who appeared to have a good business. How about: "I've decided to go into the production side of the business, thanks for your support" "I've decided to go out of the magic business, thanks for ...
by Scott
July 9th, 2003, 9:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Three fly gimmick for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Rare Three fly gimmick for sale

There's a regular version popping up now as well. Looks a little expensive for a used set.

U3F Click here
by Scott
June 12th, 2003, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is it all about money?
Replies: 47
Views: 3064

Re: Is it all about money?

Now... Is it about money or about loyalty? If someone said "I'll give you something for $50 that you can sell for $200", and you sell 1000 of them, didn't that person HELP you make $150,000? Had that person not helped you, you would have made... zero in MANY MANY cases. Why? Because there ...
by Scott
June 11th, 2003, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is it all about money?
Replies: 47
Views: 3064

Re: Is it all about money?

Todd and Jim, thanks for getting EXACTLY to what I had hoped to get to in this conversation. One thing is sure. What goes around, comes around. Cutting the throats of craftsmen will leave a vaccuum for a lot of people in the magic community. Todd, if you said "I've had it. Enough is enough,it's...
by Scott
June 11th, 2003, 3:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is it all about money?
Replies: 47
Views: 3064

Re: Is it all about money?

Jim, I'm with you. Yeah, a CNC Spinning machine is up there in price. I wouldn't buy one, I'd go to someone who does it for a living. There are quite a number of "job shops" who have them. As for having a machanical engineer draw it. That was the stone ages. All you need is a couple of mea...
by Scott
June 10th, 2003, 6:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Inexpensive Cups & Balls Hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Inexpensive Cups & Balls Hardware?

I'm a leap year baby myself. So, just ship them to......


Oh well, does mental capacity count? I'm surely not over 16 in that department. Ask my wife. In fact, don't ask her, she'll tell you anyway.
by Scott
June 10th, 2003, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is it all about money?
Replies: 47
Views: 3064

Re: Is it all about money?

I said no mention of Bob, Todd, or U3F! I knew it wasn't possible. So, I'll say it again, let's not turn this into that. Pete, I'm all for you selling a trick for whatever you can get for it. I think you should be regaining all tooling and start up costs. That's my point exactly. Let's say you, or J...
by Scott
June 9th, 2003, 7:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is it all about money?
Replies: 47
Views: 3064

Is it all about money?

The recent threads which keep getting locked due to all the mud slinging raises a very interesting discussion. One that seems to have been overlooked (or either I'm the only stupid one in the bunch- HEY - I HEARD THAT!). The issue is about secrets and money. With all magic (I assume), you pay for th...
by Scott
January 27th, 2003, 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Penn & Teller: Repercussions?
Replies: 103
Views: 8571

Re: Penn & Teller: Repercussions?

Santa Clause may have been invented in the USA, but soley in name. My understanding of "Father Christmas" was that he was a real person. St.Nicholas indeed, at a church in York, England. Seems he would take bits of gold and place them in stockings left in windows to dry, hence the creation...
by Scott
January 24th, 2003, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Troubling thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 2765

Re: Troubling thoughts

Perhaps what is troubling is not the posts where people give their opinion on a product or performance, but when it crosses over from an objective review of the product/performance into a personal attack. Attacking character is disturbing. There are obviously people in magic who hate each other and,...
by Scott
January 23rd, 2003, 6:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Troubling thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 2765

Re: Troubling thoughts

Well said. I've never heard Ammar say a single bad thing about any magician. Shame he's the target of attacks. I've met him personally and found him to be one of the most enthusiastic people I have ever met. Not only did he take the time to speak with me, he took the time to help me become a better ...
by Scott
January 20th, 2003, 7:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellusionist
Replies: 148
Views: 20198

Re: Ellusionist

Ahhh...Gazzo.... Nothing more amazing that watching Gazzo work a crowd of 200, dazzling them with "The Raven". Now that's street magic. I can remember seeing him standing there with one sleeve up and one down while he forced little kids to stand and watch in disbelief at that coin disappea...
by Scott
January 13th, 2003, 4:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Apollo Close Up Mats
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Apollo Close Up Mats

Yes, they are still available. Pretty nice mats as well. I can't recall where I got mine from , but it's only been about 6 months ago since I replaced mine with an Apollo mat (still by sterling).
by Scott
January 10th, 2003, 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 28182

Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

Part of why this poll reflects such a bias towards books is the age/experience level of people on this board. Put this same poll on a board populated with kids 18 and under (approximately), and I bet you'd see the exactly opposite of this because they are so into technology and don't care about havi...
by Scott
January 9th, 2003, 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 28182

Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

Can we please not have ANOTHER debate over these different formats for books? Hasn't this been beaten to death?
by Scott
January 3rd, 2003, 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quality Control on Videos and DVDs
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Quality Control on Videos and DVDs

It's a new DVD player. 6 Months old with all the bells and whistles. Plays all other DVD's fine. It plays this one fine, it's just a pain to use it due to the menu system. The way it's layed out suggests to me that there was no intention to have a full run production, where you could sit and watch t...
by Scott
January 3rd, 2003, 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Quality Control on Videos and DVDs
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Quality Control on Videos and DVDs

The discs are not L&L. They are from someone who has a very good reputation in the business. They aren't bootleg because they were bought directly from the person on the DVD, so I assume he's using the one's burned by the publisher.
by Scott
January 2nd, 2003, 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quality Control on Videos and DVDs
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Quality Control on Videos and DVDs

Is it just me or is the too little quality control on new videos and DVD's today? Perhaps someone in the industry can enlighten me on how this process works because I'm on my 2nd video problem within a month. I won't mention the names as I don't want to bash anyone publically, as I haven't emailed a...
by Scott
January 1st, 2003, 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mr. Racherbaumers new forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 3990

Re: Mr. Racherbaumers new forum?

Exactly Joe. People take "ownership" of it when they post on a PRIVATELY OWNED board. They seem to think they have a say so in how it runs. It's not a democracy. People who think it is, probably think our form of government is a democracy as well (it's not-check your history books). Many v...
by Scott
December 31st, 2002, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mr. Racherbaumers new forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 3990

Re: Mr. Racherbaumers new forum?

Geoff, the problem with blocking IP addresses is it only works for people who have static IP addresses. Anyone who uses a dial up internet service won't get the same IP address unless it's by sheer luck. The primary part will remain the same, but the the rest of the address will be that of which eve...
by Scott
December 31st, 2002, 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mr. Racherbaumers new forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 3990

Re: Mr. Racherbaumers new forum?

One of the most difficult things for people to understand about message boards on the internet is the amount of trash they collect. Trash, meaning, human waste, garbage, parasites on society, all with technical abilities that allow them to tap into a place to be disruptive. I moderated a board for y...
by Scott
December 22nd, 2002, 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: G.I. Joe was a Magician?
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: G.I. Joe was a Magician?

Exactly, usually involves some horrible accident for humans to have this feature! Or, plastic surgery gone bad!
by Scott
December 22nd, 2002, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: G.I. Joe was a Magician?
Replies: 4
Views: 602

G.I. Joe was a Magician?

Anyone see the show on old toys on TLC that had G.I. Joe featured? They were showing his hands and I couldn't help but notice his right hand is in Ramsay subtlety :) If your Mom didn't throw yours away, go check it out and report back.
by Scott
December 14th, 2002, 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome back Genii Forum!
Replies: 37
Views: 2343

Re: Welcome back Genii Forum!

Geez, was that a hoax? Wow, don't do that again. It's like feeding us free drugs and then stopping the supply. We get the point, so what's the Genii subscription now? $125 per year? :) We'll pay, just give us the fix man! Geniiadictsanonymous.com can't be far away. Welcome back and thanks for coming...
by Scott
December 10th, 2002, 4:40 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Strong Magic
Replies: 46
Views: 4151

Re: Strong Magic

There is much wisdom written in this thread, and I can't offer any of that, but I can say that I am not a professional magician, nor will I ever be(Mom always told me to set my standards low because they'd be easier to hit). Having said that, from my standpoint, I learned a tremendous amount from th...
by Scott
November 28th, 2002, 6:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It takes two...
Replies: 15
Views: 1051

Re: It takes two...

Should you really be obligated to perform if you think the crowd won't appreciate you? I know this is an open and objective question, but just for a minute....indulge me,please.... Imagine you are a kids show magician, and you get to a show and it's apparent you were hired to be the baby sitter, so ...

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