New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 8th, 2011, 5:52 pm

John, how did the damage occur? Is the mailing box ripped?

The first 236 pages of the book do not require a memorized deck. The material from pages 237 to 355 uses a memorized deck.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Larry Horowitz » June 8th, 2011, 6:07 pm

I think Richard should be made to suffer as we have suffered.

At the next convention EVERYONE ask him to name a card and number.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Pete McCabe » June 8th, 2011, 6:11 pm

Have him name a word and a page, and then open the book to find the first word on that page number matches. As you put the book away, some part of your carrying case falls open to reveal a giant stack of similar-looking books.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Chris Aguilar » June 8th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Thanks for heads up regarding the memo deck question Richard.

With the big Berglas book now finished, does that mean more time to complete the long awaited Jennings book?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby John Lovick » June 8th, 2011, 7:32 pm

Richard,

The mailing box has a dent/tear (as if it were dropped or banged against something) and the edge of the cover has a half inch dent.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 8th, 2011, 8:07 pm

We will replace a damaged book if you like.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Alan M » June 8th, 2011, 8:47 pm

Mine arrived in Tarzana, CA today.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby John Lovick » June 8th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Richard, I appreciate the offer, but I've decided it is not bad enough to be worth it. However, I may need some DVDs replaced. Discs 1 and 2 won't play.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 8th, 2011, 9:15 pm

Not yet in Roseville. Fills like I'm at the baggage claim and everyone's bags but mine are showing up. Maybe Thursday will be my day.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 8th, 2011, 10:05 pm

John, that's the first I've heard of any problems with the DVDs. Have you tried them in a computer as well as a DVD player? Or tried them in a different DVD player?
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Pete McCabe » June 9th, 2011, 3:29 am

Arrived in Woodland Hills, CA today. I haven't tried the DVDs yet. I also haven't been able to check if there is any trace of the color plates having been moved.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby John Lovick » June 9th, 2011, 6:26 am

I don't have a DVD player. I can only play them in my computer (an Apple laptop). Haven't had a chance to try them in other computers or a DVD player. Disc 3 plays fine, though.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Rodney Zadeh » June 9th, 2011, 9:57 am

How is it that people have received it in woodland hills and mine still hasn't arrived. I'm also in woodland hills.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Chris Aguilar » June 9th, 2011, 10:11 am

Some computer based DVD players are fussier than stand alone units.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2011, 1:33 pm

All the discs play fine in my Macbook pro. Perhaps you need to update the software for the DVD player in your computer.

Rodney, I have no idea why your copy hasn't arrived yet. If the printer had shipped the books by Priority Mail as I paid for and requested, this wouldn't be an issue.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » June 9th, 2011, 3:12 pm

So it appears that nearly everyone in the US has received it ;)
Richard, is it possible to have an update (due to all the new pieces of information you got from your printer) on when the books are going to arrive in France?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2011, 3:31 pm

Unfortunately not everyone in the US has received the book.
Regarding books shipped outside the US, I am still--almost two weeks after the books were shipped--trying to get an answer from my printer as to the manner in which they were shipped! I know this seems hard to believe, but it's true and I'm incredibly frustrated by it.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » June 9th, 2011, 3:39 pm

No problem Richard :)
But according to you, what could be the longer time period for the books to arrive(hypothesis: the printer has chosen the worst and longer shipment method)?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm

I finally received a response from my printer regarding foreign shipments: "The foreign regular edition book shipped Pub Air/Std Air: Delivery in 7 to 14 days." Considering that tomorrow will be 14 days, and I have not heard of a single customer outside the US having received the book, I really don't know what to think. And I apologize for that.

I have now asked the printer if, in fact, the foreign books were mailed on May 27 along with the books to those in the US. No word back yet.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby d107111 » June 9th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Richard

I appreciate your position re the US shipping issues and am waiting patiently.

That said, is there a point in time where we should notify you that we haven't received the book in case some orders were never shipped?

Thanks.

David

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » June 9th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Thanks for the update Richard, that is nice from you!

Patience... ;)

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Sean-Dylan » June 9th, 2011, 5:17 pm

I have received mine!

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » June 9th, 2011, 5:24 pm

In which country are you Sean?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2011, 5:28 pm

Sean is in the US.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby gberard » June 9th, 2011, 8:46 pm

Still no sign in Roseville, Ca. I'm pulling for Friday now.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Yiyong » June 10th, 2011, 1:04 am

First, I'd like to thank Mr. Kaufman for all of his efforts in bringing this amazing book to the magic community.

I am curious about the number of books that were published and how many are still available for sale.

Thank you.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby MonsieurThomas » June 10th, 2011, 6:06 am

Hi everyone !

First of all, please excuse my english. I'm french so I'll try to do my best to speak in shakespeare mother tongue. :)

I would like to know if all of the books were sold, or can I still buy one from the website ?

Have you any idea on how long it would take to ship it to France ?


Many thanks in advance,
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Scotbloke » June 10th, 2011, 8:27 am

Hi there,

I suppose there is a good chance (for those of us in the UK) that customs will grab the book and demand we pay tax on it, delaying our reading by a good few days. :-(

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPort ... t#P21_2350

Maybe not though. I'm not sure how our wacky mail system works nowadays.


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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 10th, 2011, 8:51 am

? you're expecting a slip in your mailbox and when you get to the post office the clerk is going to ask you to name a number and a card?
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Scotbloke » June 10th, 2011, 9:26 am

LOL!

It's probably more likely than I'd like to think. :-)

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2011, 11:00 am

Yes, you may still order the book.

The balance of the books are now out of the hands of the printer and at a fulfillment warehouse (the same one we've been using for years). So, anyone outside the US who orders a book will have it sent by courier.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Yiyong » June 10th, 2011, 11:24 am

Thank you for the reply! If I order and pay for it today (from the USA), when will it be shipped?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2011, 11:28 am

If you order it RIGHT NOW it will be shipped today or Monday.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Yiyong » June 10th, 2011, 1:27 pm

Thanks!!!

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby billmccloskey » June 10th, 2011, 2:21 pm

Any idea how long shipping is taking?

I ordered on June 3rd. Hoping the mailman will be bringing it today.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2011, 2:30 pm

By the end of the day today, all the books that have been ordered (excluding the deluxe editions) will have had their labels sent to the fulfillment warehouse and will be shipped on Monday. These are definitely going by Priority Mail, and should arrive sometime next week.

We are not able to do same-day shipping. Orders are emailed to the warehouse and ship the next day. Since today is Friday, anything received by 3 pm today will be shipped on Monday.

If you ordered your book last Friday, June 3, then it has already been shipped out and could arrive any day.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby friboudi » June 10th, 2011, 2:44 pm

Any updates, Richard, on when the books were shipped outside US? 27 of May, as the other US orders? Anyone has received it in Europe?

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Joe Mckay » June 10th, 2011, 3:14 pm

To an earlier question...

We don't pay import duty on books sent to the UK - so the Berglas book should be okay.

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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2011, 3:37 pm

As far as I know, they were shipped the 27th of May, but I still can't get a definite "yes" when I pose exactly that question to the printer. Crazy, ain't it?

I put a note on Facebook to see if anyone outside the US has receive a book yet, and the answers have all been no.
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Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Postby Jan Forster » June 10th, 2011, 5:55 pm

In Europe we should be really very patient. I order frequently in the US and sometimes (yes even with global priority... not nice to say as a German but the USPS is one of the worse worldwide; that's why my friends of Paralabs are using now FedEx and are very pleased...) it takes up to 6, 7 or 8 weeks. It happened just now again to me twice. And then I receive a book again within 7 days. So we shouldn't give Richard a hard time, it's really out of his control. The good message: I've never lost anything. Jan


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