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Bill Palmer
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On 2007-11-14 11:16, mandarin wrote:
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On 2007-10-06 11:56, evolve629 wrote:
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On 2007-08-28 11:56, CAROLINI wrote:
A very interesting website http://www.25offmagic.com. They tell you what's bad and why and what's good and why. Yes, it is just one opinion but well worth considering.

The website link does not work..




http://www.25offmagic.com/ SEEMS TO WORK NOW ...


I have seen more than one item really messed up by this amateur magician's reviews. If one of his friends buys something and isn't satisfied with it, he lies about it.

And if someone gives one of his tricks a bad review he really gets ticked off about it.
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Here's a word from George at Viking/CW about the T'ang Dynasty Tea Chest Mystery. They have always provided the best customer service with their products:

Hi Christopher; sorry for the problem. I wish people would tell US (like you are doing).I don't go to those sites so I never hear about problems, but as soon as I do I try to correct them. All I need is s bit of feed-back. I will shoot new pictures and rewrite the instructions. I have been using the original CW instructions and since I know how to work the effect, I assumed the instructions were good. Upon reading them now, I see that they need work. I am sorry for the lack of proper guidenace and will correct this. You might let those on Magic Café know that we are issuing new instructions so if they are having problems, they should contact us.

Please give me a couple of days to sort this out. And again, ANYTIME you have a problem with any of our items or have suggestions to improve something, please feel free to contact us.

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I was just reading the post from Terry; unfortunately it was about 5 years ago. Anyway, regarding Color Monte (Emerson and West), I would have to disagree totally that it was a rip. Color Monte is probably one of the leading packet tricks of all time. The mechanics of the trick are simple and the presentation leaves a stunning climax. I actually made this in Jumbo size for my own personal use and found it to always be a crowd pleaser. I think, if you read this Terry, I would suggest “learning” the routine that comes with the 3 cards.
When you have mastered the patter and presentation, then I believe in all sincerity that you will understand the effect and it will become a favorite of yours.
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On 2008-05-16 14:08, Michaelmagicart wrote:
I was just reading the post from Terry; unfortunately it was about 5 years ago. Anyway, regarding Color Monte (Emerson and West), I would have to disagree totally that it was a rip. Color Monte is probably one of the leading packet tricks of all time. The mechanics of the trick are simple and the presentation leaves a stunning climax. I actually made this in Jumbo size for my own personal use and found it to always be a crowd pleaser. I think, if you read this Terry, I would suggest “learning” the routine that comes with the 3 cards.
When you have mastered the patter and presentation, then I believe in all sincerity that you will understand the effect and it will become a favorite of yours.


Ditto. It is straight forward, it has an excellent premise and presentation, and it hits hard at the end. It's funny that I was away from this for around six years. My friend John Pyka turned me back on to this and I have been doing it the past 2 months or so and it never ceases to get excellent reactions. Definitely a classic.
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Revolution from Elusionist. A very very modest trick for a steep price.

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Not a worst trick post as such but I hate it when a company advertises a trick for "pre order". Well you can pre order if you like but the only advantage I can see is you may get it 2 or 3 days before anyone else. So by the time the bad reviews hit the forums you are stuck with it . On a serious note .. if I have missed the point of "pre ordering" I would love it if "someone" from a company who does this would explain why they feel the need to sell in this way
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I think you pretty much nailed it.
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'Animal Magic' from the now-disappeared Repro Magic. A couple of cards with really naff animal pictures on them, and an overall naff effect.
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Not all things pre-order is bad. Some are bought on the reputation of the seller.
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And often pre-order will come with an incentive like a lower price or an extra.

The advantage for the (honest) seller really is cash-flow. It allows them to get some money in "up front" to help defer the costs of starting production.

When used responsibly it can be a win/win for buyer and seller.
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The effect " UH " very poor quality box trim falling off upon arrival and it would not work due to interior of box too small for ball to enter glass. Returned item but had to pay ship charges.
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Not necessarily a bad item but they bait and switched me on my first haunted key. The thing is so shiny it looks like plastic. Like it's haunted by Lady Gaga. Once I knew the method I can find the prop almost anywhere, it was just a sad way to lose $20 when for just a single sheet of instructions.


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One of the first things I purchased when I started magic was The Perfect Vanish by Tony Polli. It’s not all that bad, but for $5, you’re only getting 1 vanish that’s really angly.
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