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by Smurf
January 14th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY - A lot of magic and decks - winter cleanout
Replies: 0
Views: 116

EBAY - A lot of magic and decks - winter cleanout

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=12 ... 478&_sop=1

Plenty of magic and a lot of playing cards.

If you have any questions, please ask.

John
by Smurf
January 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Website for buy and sell used magic?
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Website for buy and sell used magic?

The Magic Cafe has a selling area but it is only for members who have at least 50 qualified posts.
by Smurf
January 7th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: http://www.airshipmagic.com/ CHEATERS??
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: http://www.airshipmagic.com/ CHEATERS??

I have not seen Mad Jake on this forum. I suggest The Magic Cafe. He posts there all the time. You can send him a PM.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/pm_ ... 15838#menu
by Smurf
January 1st, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: 2018 In Review

Thank you so much Dustin for completing this monumental task once again and providing such an engaging and enlightening reminder of the world of magic in 2018.

Your efforts are much appreciated!

John
by Smurf
December 19th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 132
Views: 31580

Re: DeLand

The Deluxe Edition arrived in Wilmington, DE today. I need to do some push-ups and dumbbell work to get in shape to use it.
by Smurf
November 26th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: who pays "re-shipping" cost on lost items?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: who pays "re-shipping" cost on lost items?

Unless you has some specific agreement stating you were willing to take the hit in case of a lost package, then the seller is always responsible. This would be a non-binding agreement but many people would abide by it anyway due to their own principles. Actually, when you buy from Ebay or through Pa...
by Smurf
November 6th, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sympathetic Aces
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Sympathetic Aces

Packet 1 - 4 face-up aces on top of 2-face down jokers

Packet 2 - all face-up - top card ace, ace matching joker, joker, ace
by Smurf
October 25th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cookie warning...
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Cookie warning...

If you clear your history after every browsing session, automatically or manually, this could happen depending upon the parameters you use to perform the clearance.
by Smurf
October 17th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay Round 2!
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay Round 2!

Try copying the link from Ebay when you are not signed into Ebay. That allows others to see the listing.
by Smurf
October 1st, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bad habits to avoid as a magician
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Bad habits to avoid as a magician

I agree with everything on your list. In fact last January, I sent a copy of a booklet I wrote on the subject to Richard for review in GENII. So far it hasn't appeared. One request. Please change your typeface to black. Dark grey on light grey is not easy to read. It is tough to read. One thing you...
by Smurf
September 9th, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 31
Views: 11039

Re: Psience

I don't have any familiarity with these types of effects so I can make no comparisons to anything else. My opinion of this is that the explanation is thorough and easy to understand. While there is a myriad of details of which you need to be cognizant, this seems readily "do-able". I reall...
by Smurf
August 15th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

The United States Postal Service is producing stamps and other materials related to The Art of Magic and the five basic effects.

https://store.usps.com/store/results?Nt ... =1&Nrpp=48
by Smurf
April 23rd, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY items - Decks, Books, Tricks, DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 941

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: 2788

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: 2788

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: 764

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: 631

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: 17383

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: 486

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: 1883

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: 2515

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: 1649

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: 768

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: 2096

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: 1612

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: 2101

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: 802

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: 4193

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: 5869

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: 1304

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: 1279

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: 789

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: 846

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: 1279

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

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