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Card Craft

Postby Leo Jr » December 12th, 2023, 1:40 pm

Any Idea when Card Craft will ship? Says some time in December.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 12th, 2023, 1:51 pm

Books are at the warehouse. Should be shipped shortly.
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Re: Card Craft

Postby F.Amílcar » December 13th, 2023, 5:53 am

Dear friend Richard,

Thanks for the information and concern as always.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024.

Sincerely,

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 13th, 2023, 12:29 pm

Based on how much I've enjoyed the follow up volumes to CC, I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the original.

Thanks for reprinting this Richard. I hope they sell well for you.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby timbrown » December 25th, 2023, 1:39 pm

Well Christmas has arrived before Card Craft. But I did receive (Totally) Out of Control so I have plenty to read. I've wanted this one for years but never took the plunge before the prices went sky high.

I hope that everyone got what they wanted for the Holidays!

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 25th, 2023, 3:56 pm

I know they've been mailed. Probably backed up somewhere in the postal supply chain, as is often the case with media mail.
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Re: Card Craft

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 25th, 2023, 8:48 pm

Yeah, mine isn't showing up in the USPS system as shipped yet, so I'm assuming a backlog on their end of some sort.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby John M. Dale » December 26th, 2023, 3:24 am

The Shop App on my iPhone says miy copy will be delivered 12/26 in Vancouver WA by UPS.

I’ll follow up.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 26th, 2023, 4:12 am

Mine is actually on route to get to me Tuesday Dec 26th. It was showing up under UPS, not USPS, which confused me.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby John M. Dale » December 27th, 2023, 5:19 pm

UPS app updated the delivery date to today (12/27) but it hasn’t arrived as of 2pm. It was received in Fife,WA at 7:28 am (107 miles north of me). Given it was listed as leaving Rossford, OH on 12/22, I’m pretty sure the blizzard conditions affecting both I-90 & I-94 caused the delay.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby mrmagik68 » December 28th, 2023, 6:33 pm

Mine seems to be stuck in Media Mail hell lol. Each day the arrival date keeps getting pushed to the next day. Oh well. Happy Holidays everyone!


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Re: Card Craft

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 28th, 2023, 6:38 pm

Sorry about the delays.
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Re: Card Craft

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 28th, 2023, 6:42 pm

mrmagik68 wrote:Mine seems to be stuck in Media Mail hell lol. Each day the arrival date keeps getting pushed to the next day. Oh well. Happy Holidays everyone!


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Yeah, mine too. But it's the nature of media mail, so... I'm practicing patience.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 28th, 2023, 7:29 pm

If I added an option to pay for a higher level of postage would folks use it?
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Re: Card Craft

Postby mrmagik68 » December 28th, 2023, 8:18 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Sorry about the delays.


Richard, I appreciate it but you have nothing to apologize for as you did your part. Eventually, we'll all have our copies of this much anticipated reprint!


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Re: Card Craft

Postby mrmagik68 » December 28th, 2023, 8:19 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:If I added an option to pay for a higher level of postage would folks use it?


I totally would, especially given the occasional mishap with Media Mail.


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Re: Card Craft

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 29th, 2023, 10:51 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:If I added an option to pay for a higher level of postage would folks use it?

While it's super annoying to get "arriving today!" messages 4-5 days in a row, I'm OK with media mail as long as I eventually get the product.

I can see how some people would be willing to pay more for postage, but believe that media mail should remain the prime option.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby AJM » December 29th, 2023, 3:18 pm

For those across The Pond a number of International Mail pricing options would be good.

I currently use a US mail forwarding service and, for the 2 books I ordered in this release, have more than halved the cost I would have paid by having them sent directly by RK’s shipping providers.

The mailing service I use have already received and shipped my books so there has been no real delay.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 29th, 2023, 4:22 pm

I could solve this problem by delaying the shipment of books to Murphy's Magic, which does all of our magic shop distribution. Unfortunately, I need the the check from them in order to pay the printer! All within 30 days.
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Re: Card Craft

Postby mrmagik68 » December 30th, 2023, 10:58 am

I got home late last night and there it was on my door front. Opening this book felt like time travel as I remember when I first purchased it back in '92. I was a magic neophyte at that time and didn't take the time to really study it and eventually wound up selling it. Now, more than 30 years later, I will put the time in and study the work. Richard, thanks for making this available again!



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Re: Card Craft

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 30th, 2023, 4:48 pm

And... my copy just arrived! Quality seems excellent and I look forward to digging into it.

Thanks again for reprinting this book Richard.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby John M. Dale » December 30th, 2023, 11:27 pm

The USPS completed the”last mile” of the delivery today after UPS got it in their hands Thursday morning. No complaints here. It arrived in perfect condition and I’ll be buried in it for quite a while.

Thanks, Richard, for making this available.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby AJM » January 5th, 2024, 8:03 am

Card Craft arrived safely today but no Collected Almanac - are they being shipped separately????

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 5th, 2024, 1:24 pm

Yes, Andrew. Almanac was completed a week later for some reason. Should be coming your way in a few weeks.
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Re: Card Craft

Postby AJM » January 5th, 2024, 1:52 pm

Yes, thanks Richard.

The Almanac has arrived at the mail forwarders in the US so should I receive it next week.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby AJM » January 5th, 2024, 3:02 pm

Correction: ‘so I should receive it next week’.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby F.Amílcar » January 7th, 2024, 4:37 am

Richard,

I pray you that when you ship a book, put that is an educative book because in Spain in this way the taxes are of 4% instead of 21%.

Thanks beforehand and always best wishes for all the team.

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Re: Card Craft

Postby Christopher1979 » January 12th, 2024, 5:37 pm

I've been out of touch with the magic scene for a while, but it's great to see a reprint of Card Craft. It's not only an excellent book on cards—one of the largest volumes published on the subject in a single volume—but it's also weighty enough to serve as a formidable weapon. Double trouble indeed!
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Re: Card Craft

Postby AJM » January 15th, 2024, 2:42 pm

The Collected Almanac arrived safely today - a fine looking volume.

Took me some time, though, to fight my way into the package. I now need to lie down for a bit.

Andrew


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