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Loual4
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The place I usually shop at is Perfect Magic .

Have a good day!

Louis
Cameron Fisk
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Rik, I forgot to mention that point as well. Being a smaller magic shop we were definitely not always able to keep or get the latest and greatest and keep it in stock consistently. With all the new items on the market everyday you just can't keep up!

My advise for those of you who don't have a real live touchable magic shop to go to is to purchase items from those shops that have websites as well. There are many great magic business out there that will provide you great customer service, prices, and advise. This will help keep them going for those of us who have the privilege of being able to visit them in person. I wouldn't be here (not in front of my computer, but in magic) without Tony's Trick and Joke Shop in Victoria, a real live magic shop!

Cheers,

Cameron Fisk
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Any good shops in the los angeles area? the only one I know of is the hollywood magic shop on hollywood. not even sure if it is still open
Schismatized
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Haha today I went to barnes and noble and found like 4 magic books there... needless to say I am still waiting to buy somewhere other than there great selection.
Julie
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In AZ try Williams Magic in Tucson--real store, online shopping AND you can call on the phone and actually speak with one of the owners!
Leland
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When you buy from a shop you get the help of the magician there. He can answer your questions and help in your decision making. Each time you return he will get to know you better and be there to help. He will be able to recommend what to purchase next and why to make that purchase. He will have a wealth of information that you will not be able to get from an internet site.
On the other hand, you do save money buying from the a web based store.
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Hi,

I'm pretty new too. I found a decent and cool looking Magic Shop that I go to that sell a lot of David Blaine tricks and got me started into magic:

http://www.MagicDojo.com
http://www.MagicShop.TV

They also have some Free Demo Video Clips and a Chat Forum to join.
matinex
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I've purchased from MagicProShop.com, PenguinMagic.com, DennyMagic.com, and TheMagicWarehouse.com. I've also bought some used stuff on eBay, and directly from magicians on their sites. Never had any problems from anybody.

-Dave
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Hey everyone,
I have to admit there are some wonderful places out there, but one place that I have constantly dealt with is MadhatterMagicshop.com. The owners take care of you and get your products out with a quickness. So far as I've looked around they have the best prices and some of the lowest on DVD's and such. I've dealt with them so long I feel like family there. Everyone there is really great to deal with and very very knowledgable about any subject you need guidance in. I don't think I'll shop any where else.
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Tuscon is not close too my house. anyone know any places in phoenix?
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Smile Personally I prefer to shop at "brick and mortar" establishments but whenever necessary because of unavailability of certain procts or books, I occassionally use the mailorder companies. I am blessed with 2 magic shops in my home town and I frequently travel to Daytona Beach and visit Harry Allen's and Irv Cook's wonderful magic emporium on South Beach Street. I have done business with The Magic Warehouse, Hank Lee, Penguin, in the past but I love to browse around in a magic shop and share the comraderie between fellow lovers of legerdemain; and most of all you are able to see new effects performed before purchase. If you visit Central Florida your trip is incomplete if you don't visit The Daytona Magic Shop. They sponsor a yearly magic extravaganza that is a sellout each year and they always have the best in magic entertainment, seminars, and contests over the span of a weekend in November (Friday thru Sunday).
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When I started I used Magictricks.co.uk religiousley, a brilliant website with almost always (well for me) next day delivery. Also Ellusionist.com. Ill give any website a chance when looking for tricks/videos/books etc. but old faithfull has to be magictricks.co.uk
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Hmmm it seems like I am in the "negative magic" capital of the world. hah I geuss ill just hafta shop online. I'm likin that mjm magic. but I might go with ebay. dunno yet. thanx.
NCR
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Does anyone know of a good magic shop in Denver?
Jeff_Mash
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hah I geuss ill just hafta shop online. I'm likin that mjm magic. but I might go with ebay. dunno yet. thanx.


Well, I like ya too. ::smile:: We're really a friendly bunch at MJM, and more than happy to help you out.
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I definetly say go with mjmmagic because their prices are awesomely low and you can get a %10 disount after your first purchase on eevrything Smile also they have TONS of products and free shipping Smile check it out http://www.mjmmagic.com
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I also use magictricks.co.uk and find them very helpful. however for specific effects I usually just ask here where the best place is to get that effect. this usually results in more than 1 suggestion and I then just pick the best/cheapest (some websites are so poorly put together I refuse to buy from them).
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dead_man
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Penguinmagic.com is good for instance down loads. I love elmwoodmagic.com I buy from them a lot.
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I like the instant downloads from penguin, or I did when I shopped there a few years ago. mjmmagic also has instant downloads.

I'm getting the impression that these instant downloads are like lecture notes. Still, they are pricey. Spend $10 and get a trick. Spend $30 and get a DVD with 20 tricks. So with the ID you get $10 per trick and with the DVD you get 66 cents per trick - n'est pa?

Think of books instead of DVD's and it gets even worse.

So I stopped buying instant downloads. I figure it's just not worth it.
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On 2005-08-05 08:45, rikbrooks wrote:
I'm getting the impression that these instant downloads are like lecture notes. Still, they are pricey. Spend $10 and get a trick. Spend $30 and get a DVD with 20 tricks. So with the ID you get $10 per trick and with the DVD you get 66 cents per trick - n'est pa?

Think of books instead of DVD's and it gets even worse.

So I stopped buying instant downloads. I figure it's just not worth it.


You're right. Mostly, those instant downloads are variations (sometimes not even that!) of old standards that you can find in many magic books. They're there for the "instant gratification" factor. They do work out really expensive.
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