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On Jun 9, 2014, Jerskin wrote:
He doesn't respond to my e mails.


Mine too...I sent him many emails about another thing I need...never replied!...
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Smile

Contacting Jerry.
I can answer questions about the products or have a chat about magic.
Home: +44(0)2083871172
jerry@leatherjerry.com

anyone from UK can give him a call?

i want my wallet Smile
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I'm looking to buy one if anyone has a an extra or one they're not using.
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On Jun 12, 2014, lucavolpe wrote:
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On Jun 9, 2014, Jerskin wrote:
He doesn't respond to my e mails.


Mine too...I sent him many emails about another thing I need...never replied!...


I emailed Jerry using the email address on his website indicating I would like to buy one of his wallets. No response. I think he must only want to sell to customers in the UK or France, although there's no mention of this on his website.

Not to respond to a customer's inquiry about a purchase is a very poor business practice.
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No worries, though. I ordered a Complete Peek wallet from my favorite dealer instead.
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I wonder why he is calling a Jaks wallet by a different name?
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I called him this weekend and he explained that he is already too old to keep up with the current technology demands.

He told me that is thinking getting someone to help him and would ship mine this monday. Let's wait Smile
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On Jun 19, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
I wonder why he is calling a Jaks wallet by a different name?

I think he does so as it is slightly modified by adding a folding function to it. It is a clever thing Smile. Jan
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It's exactly the same in construction as the Jaks Wallet marketed by Tannens back in the 1970's. (The JOL, though, is of far better quality.)

The original Jaks Wallet, as described by Stanley Jaks, was a bifold, not a trifold. But, as I said, the trifold version came out shortly thereafter and the device was still called a "Jaks Wallet."
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On Jun 21, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
It's exactly the same in construction as the Jaks Wallet marketed by Tannens back in the 1970's. (The JOL, though, is of far better quality.)

The original Jaks Wallet, as described by Stanley Jaks, was a bifold, not a trifold. But, as I said, the trifold version came out shortly thereafter and the device was still called a "Jaks Wallet."


Mastermindreader, do you know a source that sells a "Jaks Wallet" currently? Recently purchased your Billet Killers video from Penguin, which was wonderful. Your discussion about and demonstration of the Jaks Wallet was excellent, and I would like to get one, if possible. Tried contacting Jerry O'Connell of JOL in England, but like others have written, no response at all.
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So was the Zapp wallet akin to the 'original' Jaks wallet? I actually quite liked the Zapp.
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I have a couple of zapps, they are handy to have, and cheap and cheerful...zapps are billfold though...
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Yeah, with Bob saying the original Jaks was bifold I assumed it would be similar! That's assuming you meant bifold, my zapps aren't billfold! All this this wallet terminology hey Smile I like the simplicity of the zapp, never felt the need to do any of the paddle move convincers though, I just get on with it! I mainly use the zapp for PW now after taking a knife to it!

They come in brown too Smile
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Yeah, stupid phone...bifold...

and yes, I hack mine too, just a little...
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I love the paddle move with the Zapp. Do it as you put a rubber band around it to make it 'safe'.
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Thanks for the zapps suggestions. Will pick one up.
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On Jun 23, 2014, j100taylor wrote:
I love the paddle move with the Zapp. Do it as you put a rubber band around it to make it 'safe'.


Yeah I can see how that would work! Horses for courses I suppose. To my mind if everything was as it should be ;-) it would be safe anyway. Adding the band could suggest this isn't really the case. Where does it become too much? put it in a locked box after the band? I do like the idea though, I may have a play with it as a way to get the peek.
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For Bob C:

I really like your peek with the rubber band. But I've also asked myself whether this approach makes the wallet too prominent in the spectators' minds.

The standard peek philosophy is to make the spectators forget there ever was a wallet or writing on a card. Thus the ploys of getting the peek as you casually put the wallet away in your shirt pocket, or getting the peek with Carlyle's "do you mind if I keep this?"ploy.

I like your rubber band idea because it makes the wallet appear peek-proof to skeptical types (and it's just fun to pull off!). But what about the issue of giving the wallet a prominence that may not be desirable?

If you feel like addressing this point, great -- and thanks!

Cheers,
Jerry
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Hi Jerry-

You're right. I devised the peek with the rubber band for a very specific routine involving Clue cards. In that context it worked fine.

Note that you have to have a rubber band wrapped around the case when you first take it out. Thus it is a bit less obtrusive than if you later just added the rubber band after the card was inserted.

Also note that when I use the rubber band I hand the case to the participant to put into his own pocket.
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Thanks, Bob, for the clarification, I feel better now... Smile Jan
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