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Chris H
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Is it because the ink is heavier?

:)

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Might be cost difference in the ink color.
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I have one pack of each in my collection box and paid the same! Maybe some weird color tariff in Oz? Or maybe payback for Vegemite! Smile

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That's just rude Mickey!! Smile

According to the ellusionist website, they are different prices.

http://www.ellusionist.com/product/playi......+deck.do

I'm not really concerned. This post was purely just for the sake of a giggle.

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Topher,
Honestly I HAVE tried to like the stuff but just can't! And yeah, I figured it was for a giggle mate!

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Vegemite is the breakfast of champions!! And it's made from beer!! What more could you ask for?

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I totally agree with you there Topher. You just can't go past vegemite, beats the hell out of marmite. (I'll write a review of it in The Good, The Bad, & The Garbage later). How dare you say that about our national brand, Mickey!!! All of us over here in Melbourne enjoy our vegemite for breakfast, lunch & tea, and it deserves a little respect.

Anyway, in answer to your question, I have no idea (Hope that helps)

Nice to see another happy little vegemite (as bright as bright can be) living in Melbourne.

A couple of wise words from the vegemite people

Lyrics for the "Vegemite Soing" ...

We're happy little Vegemites
As bright as bright can be.
We all enjoy our Vegemite
For breakfast, lunch, and tea.
Our mother says we're growing
stronger every single week.
Because we love our Vegemite.
We all adore our Vegemite.
It puts a rose in every cheek!


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Amen!

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Okay I give, I give! Aussie's 2 Yank 0! Smile
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While we're at it Mick, if that's the payback for Australia for Vegemite, what do we get from you guys for George Bush? Hehehe!!

Cheers buddy,

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I'm fine with my crunchy peanut butter. Who needs any mite. Smile
Goes to show my lame tastes..but anyway. Also, to whoever said it's made from beer - it is made from yeast, but not technically beer since yeast can also be used to make root beer and such. However a majority of it is just the leftover from brewing beer, but just because it is used to brew beer doesn't make it beer. Hooray to over analyzing jokes!

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On 2008-07-14 03:00, Topher Higgins wrote:
While we're at it Mick, if that's the payback for Australia for Vegemite, what do we get from you guys for George Bush? Hehehe!!

Cheers buddy,

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You get to live in a separate continent from him, isn't that enough!? I'd happily trade places for a few days Smile. Though I honestly don't think Bush is nearly as bad as people crack him up to be, he's definitely not any good either.


Anywho, I'll trade you a box of 6 red for 6 blue!
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Vegemite is tasty and healthy, peanut butter is tasty but fattening!
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Whilst we're on the subject, do you guys think these cards actually are better quality than the standard bikes? I've only used one pack, and I did notice a difference when I first opened them, but I'm wondering if this was just because of the hype, that you expect to feel something different.

Anyone else care to share their opinions?

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Not enough benefit to offset the price difference IMO!
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The masters edition, at least the ones I have, are perfectly printed, and after comparing them to standard bikes, I feel they are better, but they come with a fairly hefty price tag... Not nearly as hefty as Jerry Nuggets though.

Suddenly, I have a strong craving to mix peanut butter and vegemite... I'm off to the corner store, I'll report back on that later.


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When the blue Masters arrived, the red ones had been around for a while. The blue decks were therefore second generation and included minor improvements. Most importantly they included an extra Ace of Spades without the special Masters look. I believe they were also cut on the most advanced casino machines, whereas the old ones were at least sometimes cut on the less precise machines that are reserved for cheaper cards.

Now then, it could be that their stock of old red Masters still prevails as most people have bought the "improved" new ones. If not then maybe they forgot to change the prices? Lol, I have no idea. If there are two Aces of Spades in your red Masters, they are second generation.

As for quality, I have never bought a regular pack of Bikes after I tried the Masters. They are printed on entirely different (and thicker) card stock with a much nicer feel to it, at least if you happen to like somewhat thicker cards. And they are very smooth. The boxes look a little gaffy tho.

When I have tried regular Bikes lately, I have gone for the Vintage Design series that I think look much nicer. ("New FanBack" pattern.) They have so far been very smooth and evenly cut as well, which may or may not be luck.

I keep changing my mind about what cards I like the most. There is no problem with humidity or anything where I live so all cards last until they are worn out by the user. And there are no cards that spectators think of as more normal looking than others.

I think there are many good alternatives to Masters. But I would perhaps not count the cheapo Bikes among those. I just bought a new batch of decks and chose Tally-HOs over Masters. It's all a matter of personal preference.

Nearly all playing cards are dirt cheap IMHO. People seem to always want to save $1 on a deck they will use for a month, and then they go and buy a lot of $50 props and books instead that they never use. Smile Cards are cheap no matter.

I have never heard of Vegemite btw. Sounds intriguing. Like the Dolemite of foods maybe.
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I'd rather buy standard Bikes in 12 packs at Costco for 13.49, and use the money I save for books, which I DO use.
I actually LIKE the fact that some decks are printed a bit off center. Those who read books will know why.
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On 2008-07-15 05:04, The Amazing Noobini wrote:
Nearly all playing cards are dirt cheap IMHO. People seem to always want to save $1 on a deck they will use for a month, and then they go and buy a lot of $50 props and books instead that they never use. Smile Cards are cheap no matter.


I agree. I'm in Australia, and we can expect to pay about $9.95 AU (around $9.70 US) for a pack of cards bought off the shelf in one of our magic stores. The Masters cards, at around $4 US a pack, would be still cheaper for me, even once you include the price of shipping.

By the way, Vegemite is ace!! But it's an acquired taste...

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The red masters are a little better and smoother, IMO. If they're worth another $1, that's another question.
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By the way, Vegemite is ace!! But it's an acquired taste...

-- Topher


Vegemite is superb... Peanut butter mixed with vegemite, now there's an acquired taste.


And my verdict for that concoction


DELICIOUS!!!




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