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by Smurf
April 23rd, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY items - Decks, Books, Tricks, DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: EBAY items - Decks, Books, Tricks, DVDs

Thank you for the note about the link issue Andrew. I have tried 2 different desktop computers and have seen no problem. Are you using a cellphone? I have not looked into that but I don't think I can do much about it. Many lots ending today and tomorrow. https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=12309165...
by Smurf
February 4th, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deck Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: Deck Recommendation

Steve Youell's method for treating the deck edges:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQ20r2bhRk
by Smurf
February 3rd, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deck Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: Deck Recommendation

The key is to finding decks that are "traditionally cut" by USPCC. USPCC used to cut all of their decks this way. The cutting blade starts on the face of the cards and moves toward the back. For some reason, USPCC switched this process at some point and began cutting from back to face. Peo...
by Smurf
January 1st, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AmazonSmile & Vanishing Inc Charity
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: AmazonSmile & Vanishing Inc Charity

In case you aren't aware - Amazon have a great program called AmazonSmile whereby they donate 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to a charity of your choosing at no cost to you. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ - nominate your charity - and for future Amazon purchases always visit https://smile.amazon.co...
by Smurf
September 2nd, 2017, 8:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Darwin Ortiz Cardshark Reprinted?
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Darwin Ortiz Cardshark Reprinted?

Look at the last page of this thread.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/vie ... &forum=110
by Smurf
August 2nd, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 14396

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

MagicbyAlfred: "I can't deal with the stress of getting caught, and the fact that they are not examinable." In Bob Sheets' Killer Kitson Miracle DVD instructions, he says he tells people at the beginning of the demo that he's using mechanical trick cards. He tells them he's cheating. Howev...
by Smurf
July 19th, 2017, 11:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MAGIC ON EBAY HOT LIST!!! TRICKS BOOKS DVDS
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: MAGIC ON EBAY HOT LIST!!! TRICKS BOOKS DVDS

I cannot see the list. I am guessing you were logged in on Ebay when you copied the link to your list of auctions. You need to find the list and copy the link when you are not logged in. When you paste it here, we will then be able to use it.
by Smurf
July 11th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A New Angle drops...
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: A New Angle drops...

The upper right section of the page, not quite in the corner, has the hotlink word CART and should have a "1" after it if you added the book. Remember to select a deck option first.
by Smurf
July 5th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: davidregal.com
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: davidregal.com

While you guys are at it: can someone check http://www.midwestmagic.net please? They are a large, well-established store, but when I go to the site and try to search for a product, I get redirected to some weird site. I want to make sure it's not something wrong with my system. McAfee and Norton gi...
by Smurf
May 28th, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So you want to do a lecture.
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: So you want to do a lecture.

I will often watch a lecture not in order to learn material that I will perform, but just to get to watch live performances from performers I want to see. Most I will never get a chance to see out in a true performance-only venue so I head to lectures to see them. Al Schneider is one I would definit...
by Smurf
April 7th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Decks and Magic on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Decks and Magic on Ebay

The first batch ends today and the rest go on until Monday and Tuesday of next week.
by Smurf
March 23rd, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?

I am on the mailing list for The Magic Warehouse. I just received a new email from them on Tuesday for some new items. It seemed like business as usual. Nothing indicated a closure.
by Smurf
March 8th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

I'm sure the basketball player would have been Jerry Lucas but I do not know the details of the performance.
by Smurf
January 28th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books
Replies: 15
Views: 1944

Re: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books

Potter & Potter auctions don't happen often, but you can use their buy-it-now listings here: https://www.quickerthantheeye.com/ They don't have large quantities of books but check Ron Allesi's Internation Magic Auction: http://www.internationalmagicauction.com/index.php?module=app&controller...
by Smurf
January 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic + Decks on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Magic + Decks on Ebay

Some ending early in the week and some later. I can put it all in one parcel to save shipping costs.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=112 ... 478&_sop=1
by Smurf
January 8th, 2017, 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice
Replies: 27
Views: 3818

Re: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice

erdnasephile wrote:Ah, yes...the Iverson approach.


I am curious as to how many magicians outside the Philadelphia area will understand this comment.
by Smurf
December 2nd, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Books - Used book discount!
Replies: 44
Views: 5616

Re: H&R Books - Used book discount!

Or perhaps December reduces our personal spending as we have to buy more things for others.
by Smurf
November 28th, 2016, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Life Savers by Michael Webber
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Life Savers by Michael Webber

I'd say this is the correct link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Life-Savers-by- ... SwB09YOfcz

A nice low starting bid even with higher shipping from the UK.
by Smurf
November 21st, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay

New listings and many at $0.99 starting bids.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_a ... _24&_sop=1
by Smurf
November 11th, 2016, 9:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: how to attach an E-Bay link
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: how to attach an E-Bay link

When you copy the link from Ebay, make sure you are not logged in to your Ebay account. If you are logged in, the link will not work for anyone else.
by Smurf
November 1st, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM question
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: PM question

The message is in your outbox until it is read by the recipient. After they read it, it is moved to the sentbox. That is how you know whether or not they have opened your message.

John
by Smurf
October 31st, 2016, 12:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay

A lot of new decks and magic. Some auctions ending today. Buy-it-now listings available for a few weeks.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=122 ... 478&_sop=1
by Smurf
October 18th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Re: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine

Here is an idea that might be useful for this routine when using a full deck.

Use the box for Bicycle Seconds and then patter about the quality issue.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Seconds ... SwAKxWV-ec
by Smurf
October 14th, 2016, 7:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay

Most are ending today.
by Smurf
September 12th, 2016, 11:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card image question
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: Card image question

This is used for a "pick one you see" rather than "Can you find one you've already picked?" However, the layout can be modified to do that.
by Smurf
September 12th, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card image question
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: Card image question

Harry Anderson's Mishmash Card

Image
by Smurf
July 11th, 2016, 12:39 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation

I am not debating the topic. You posted an interesting idea to me with links. Links to exactly what you mentioned would have been nice. I will check out Dean Radin. Thanks. As I said, I am not bound to the "material only" restrictions placed by many "science" advocates, but it se...
by Smurf
July 10th, 2016, 10:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation

I went through to the first page you had a link to in your post. Quite an interesting opening segment - a written critical savlo at the other side because they engage in similar tactics. The first article was simply about wikipedia editiorial issues - not "sciience." Who cares? The second ...
by Smurf
July 10th, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation

I wonder what the proposed theories are for the mode of the physical transmission of whatever information is of interest in the varied tests that may be used. Without a mode of physical transmission, I don't see where "science" is all that useful.
by Smurf
July 5th, 2016, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 6919

Re: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong

I had my wrist struck while being the participant in a MAK wrist chopper demo. We had just had one delivered to the magic shop I helped out at part-time. The owner wanted to show it to me and another person in the shop. As I put my hand in from the back of the item, I noticed a window that was alrea...
by Smurf
June 27th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots

Yes I combine shipping.

These are all ending today and many low prices are still available.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=passiton478&_sop=1


Some other magic tricks and supplies are here. All starting at $1.99.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=cel ... _24&_sop=1
by Smurf
June 23rd, 2016, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 10372

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

Many good items have already been mentioned. Here are a few more memorable slum magic from my magic shop days. Those days were long ago so these were available for about $2 or less back then. Odd Ball by Royal - probably my favorite. Zip Zip was similar, but I didn't care for it as much. It had the ...
by Smurf
June 23rd, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots
Replies: 2
Views: 726

EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=122 ... 478&_sop=1

All listings have 2-decks and start out at $0.99.

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