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Topic: Magic Makers Gaff in Standard Bicycle Deck?
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Sep 10, 2010 09:20AM)
I've bought three boxes of Bicycle Decks about two or three months ago. I opened and used one, until this afternoon. As it's dirty and a bit sticky, I decided to open another new deck.

Both are the new design box. But in the newest one, I get a card with Magic Makers explanation about the gaff card and a red/blue DB card. Is this the new batch? Since my last deck didn't have anything except one full deck and two advertisement cards of Bicycle.

They should put random gaff cards in each box. So, we could get DB, DF, Double Blank, BF, BB, etc. It's just a nice add-on that might might come handy for some of us.
Message: Posted by: s3rg3 (Sep 10, 2010 06:25PM)
I like this idea of random gaff's.
But as it has no commercial advantage, it will not happen...

Rgds
Serge
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Sep 10, 2010 06:57PM)
I guess it does, because they put another card with Magic Makers logo and an URL to their website for those who want to learn the routine using the provided gaff card.

I know because mine has an URL to a "Color Change" routine even I haven't checked it out because I have the DVD with Rudy Hunter. For those who already knew about the routine, they might not hit the web page. For those who are new, they might.

There's a downside to this anyway, it's sold to public. Imagine some teenager looking to buy a deck for playing Poker, then a double back slides out from the deck. Is this exposure?
Message: Posted by: truesoldier (Sep 11, 2010 05:25AM)
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On 2010-09-10 19:57, Failed Magician wrote:
Is this exposure?
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In a way, yes
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 11, 2010 09:46AM)
It is exposure, AND many people could get "stiffed." :P
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Sep 11, 2010 09:52AM)
Yeah, the more I think about it, the more uncomfortable it feels. Imagine that there are people now looking at the gaff card or accessing Magic Maker's webpage just to learn about some methods freely.

We've got enough exposure in Youtube.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 11, 2010 09:52AM)
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On 2010-09-11 10:52, Failed Magician wrote:
Yeah, the more I think about it, the more uncomfortable it feels. Imagine that there are people now looking at the gaff card or accessing Magic Maker's webpage just to learn about some methods freely.

We've got enough exposure in Youtube.
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AMEN Brutha!!!!!!!!!!!!
;)

Vlad
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Sep 12, 2010 06:19PM)
OTOH the reason they are doing it, Im sure, is to try to grow their market of magicians for gaffed cards.

And that's not all together bad.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 12, 2010 09:06PM)
The "what" isn't bad but the "who is" is questionable at best IMHO.
Message: Posted by: Lord Freddie (Sep 13, 2010 03:05AM)
I had a gaff card (double backer red/blue) in a deck I bought from a magic shop. I was assuming that they were only put into batches sold to magic shops but I am obviously wrong. Here in the UK, you can only seem to buy Bikes at magic shops or Costco, they are not a household brand here.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Sep 15, 2010 02:35AM)
Same as here, Bicycle is only sold at magic shop. That's the good side. The bad side is, it has a remark of being a magic cards. So everytime they see us taking out a deck of Bikes, the first thing they're ever gonna say is: "I know that card, it's a magician's card"

D'oh! Even doing something impromptu or ungaffed, they still believe it's a magician's deck, until I let them to check the whole deck and each card in it.
Message: Posted by: Kuma (Sep 18, 2010 08:30AM)
Are you sure it wasn't from a batch meant for magic shopa and sold to Costco by mistake?
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Sep 18, 2010 10:50AM)
Are you asking me, Kuma? Or are you asking Lord Freddie?

I bought mine from a magic shop as only magicians (most of the time) use Bicycle. But in other countries such as the U.S. or U.K., these cards might be sold openly to the public in some big chain-stores.