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magonicolas
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Hello, How Are You? Im interested in buying a lot of new illusions.I
I want to Know if someone has bought items from http://www.52magic.com
It is very cheap, that is the reason of my quesion.

Thanks!
donrodrigo
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I to have wondered about this Cina magic shop.
tristanmagic
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My advice: Stay Away from them! They sell cheaply made rip offs. You get what you pay for...
Chris LaBarge
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Check out their payment methods - Western Union or Bank Transfer. You might be better off with SNAP illusions or I got this e-mail today from a very nice gentleman from Nigeria...
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If you do not have a large budget to work with you might want to try Jim Sommers. He has been building illusions for years. They work and hold up well.
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It is very cheap, that is the reason of my quesion.

Cheap, cause normally for the authorized illusions you pay money to the inventor, like it should be and like it's the only way to honour our art.
And for the rest? Yes, maybe you get what you pay...
Oliver Ross
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After I asked a question on this forum about illusions, why they're so expensive and how to get into illusion shows Ryan C. Reed gave a wonderful answer. I can't find the post for the moment, but here's the link from another magic web to the post he has send : http://magicgizmo.com/home/Illusions/on-......eer.html

His final thought, which is very true is : If you're not ready financially, you're not ready yet !

I think that everybody who wants to get into illusion and are willing to purchase top notch effects should read this and re-think about the way to go for it, before burning steps and fail.

Oliver.
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"So, if you have a renowned artist and engineer who's taken all their life and honed their art for the very thing you are seeking, why in the world would you seek a mediocre artist (or no artist at all), a builder who has no vision or understanding or passion for the art you love. The answer is probably just to save money, but the end product would be just as soulless as the art that went into the project.

To me, it's easy to spot the masters from the masterless. They are true artists someone who has studied their art, their craft so much that they could do it in their sleep? Something that WORKS - is tried and true - is engineered by a consummate professional, and built by the best hands and knowledge in the industry."


To suggest that Jim Sommers is a mediocre artist or a builder that has no vision for the art you love. Or to suggest that he has not studied his art, builds illusions that don't work and not engineered by a consummate professional just to save money is not to know Jim.

There are many professional illusionest out there who use Jim's props. He has been a full time pro for decades, who has a deep and sincere love of magic. He has worked for the U.S.O., toured Europe and the Far East and has worked for a variety of circuses. He also has also built illusions for Mark Wilson and Harry Blackstone Jr.

Jim provides illusions that pack small and compact. Troop well and perform well While he may not be one of the "BIG BOY BUILDERS" he does provide quality props for those who may not have thousands on illusions.
magonicolas
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I Said Illusions, but I don't want Big Illusions.

The Main question is, Have someone Buy from this site?

Thanks!
Loual4
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3 things:

- It's in China
- Payments by Western Union or Bank transfer...
- Deals too good to be true...

Keep in mind that when your money is gone, it is not possible to get it back, no way to contest if you are having problems...

I wouldn't do business with them.
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I must agree that I am not for the ripp offs. That being said, I was strugeling to find a small appearing bird cage, china magic was one the only places I could find a small one in stock, so I didn't have much of a choice than to try them. The money transfer also sounded a bit dodgy, but never the less I went for it. I was very suprised to get fast feedback from them. It took one week and my order arrived, delivered to my front door. So yes, that is my story, but please stay away from the knock offs!
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Hi !
I bought some weeks ago some appearing canes ...No problems with the money transfer and the fast delivery. Hopefully for me, the price of one cane was $ 18.00 and 2 weeks after, the price was $35.00 ...lol

And yes, stay away from the knock offs !
Bill Hegbli
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I know of a Café member who ordered from them and received his merchandise.
insight
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I know someone who ordered from this site and did not get the goods. Buyer beware!

Regards,
Mike
Lavey
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Hello,
I ordered there and I receveided my items. It was copies of original items with a burned !! DVD where all the instruction videos was on that DVD. The quality was that what I paied for. I will not try it again.
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Who buying rip off is so disrespectful as who that sell it.

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I suggest don't buy from http://www.52magic.com I lost 750 euro I get 27 tricks but all are third quality (Garbage goods) of good so I suggest to you all don't west your $ or euro
ClintonMagus
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The prices ar all over the place. An Appearing Cane for $2.50?!?!
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
magicians
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On 2010-07-23 09:13, ClintonMagus wrote:
The prices ar all over the place. An Appearing Cane for $2.50?!?!

True, yet the Chinese coins are way overpriced when you consider they are in China.
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also, they recently increased everything. The wholesale has 75% discounts, so the prices are a joke.
The best way to convince you to buy, is to price the items just a bit less than
the legitimate item. If the items were too much off, you would be really skeptical.
Illusionist, Illusionist consulting, product development, stage consultant, seasoned performer for over 35 years. Specializing in original effects. Highly opinionated, usually correct, and not afraid of jealous critics. I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pawn and a King. Free lance gynecologist.
John T. Sheets
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I would highly recommend that you avoid them! They sell cheaply made rip offs, and you do get what you pay for.
www.johnTsheets.com

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