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Topic: Prices for used illusions??
Message: Posted by: cbmar (May 12, 2016 12:21PM)
What is the going rate for used illusions in good condition?
Things like thin table sawing in half, Zig-Zag, broom suspension, vanishing cage of doves, etc.
Message: Posted by: Tally_NSA (May 12, 2016 12:44PM)
[quote]On May 12, 2016, cbmar wrote:
What is the going rate for used illusions in good condition?
Things like thin table sawing in half, Zig-Zag, broom suspension, vanishing cage of doves, etc. [/quote]

Your question is difficult to answer because prices vary depending both on the illusion itself, and who built it. You will pay more for "named" magicians than you would for someone unknown magician who happens to build illusions. Therefore, I suggest you look at a good "used illusion" auction site like this:

http://www.magicauction.com/Mag_auc/illusion.htm

You will be able to see a list of illusions on there, many of which are on your list. But you are talking a lot of money for some of your listed illusions. A thin sawing in half will set you back several thousand dollars. The cheapest illusion you list would probably be the Broom Stick Suspension. This could probably be bought used at a couple of hundred dollars.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (May 12, 2016 09:33PM)
Zig-Zag could be anywhere from $500 (cheaply built) up to $8,000 if it's made by Owen, comes with an ATA case, and is in prime condition. But you should be able to get some decent illusions in the $1,500 - $3,000 range. I highly recommend buying only from known manufacturers, unless you see lots and lots of pics.
Message: Posted by: AndreOng1 (May 13, 2016 09:19PM)
[quote]On May 12, 2016, cbmar wrote:
What is the going rate for used illusions in good condition?
Things like thin table sawing in half, Zig-Zag, broom suspension, vanishing cage of doves, etc. [/quote]

it just depend where you buy it. better to get someone to make one for you.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Jun 2, 2016 02:27AM)
What is the going rate for a used but still solid John Gaughan Zig Zag?