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wally
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Thank you, you say brand new, but its used on your video ?? I will save for Abbotts.
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Hi Wally
I am not selling the one I am using, I have another one brand new...
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Thanks Eran, I have never seen one close up, who made yours, I would like to buy the Abbotts as a backup. but I know they are very expensive. your is a decent price. thank you.
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NEED UPDATE: I have used the SEO parasol, and it has not held up well. After only a few performances the tube supplied began to crack internally and the bottom does not stay in (cheaply made of Styrofoam.) I always heard of Abbott's quality but over the past few years I have heard many disheartening things about the quality of Abbott's parasol as well as the service after the sale provided. I am not one to jump through hoops to have a bad transaction rectified and would prefer to avoid those situations at all costs. Obviously mistakes are made but if I have ignored red flags the fault also lies with me. So, does anyone have current news on the state of the current offering from Abbott's now at $550?
Any and all advice would be appreciated.
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On Dec 29, 2019, stempleton wrote:
NEED UPDATE: I have used the SEO parasol, and it has not held up well. After only a few performances the tube supplied began to crack internally and the bottom does not stay in (cheaply made of Styrofoam.) I always heard of Abbott's quality but over the past few years I have heard many disheartening things about the quality of Abbott's parasol as well as the service after the sale provided. I am not one to jump through hoops to have a bad transaction rectified and would prefer to avoid those situations at all costs. Obviously mistakes are made but if I have ignored red flags the fault also lies with me. So, does anyone have current news on the state of the current offering from Abbott's now at $550?
Any and all advice would be appreciated.



If I were you, I would purchase a used parasol for the price of that $550. I am sure if you use the for sale posting here on the magic Café someone would have a decent umbrella. Mine came from Tannen's in the late 60's, and to this day I still use it. I have had to recover it once from the wear on the cover.
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If it is quality you are looking for, then take a look at Tim Star's parasol. He is a master craftsman.

http://creationsbystar.com/page33parasolilusion.html
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Thanks, Dan. I have purchased several higher ticket used items in the past few months and have been met with disappointment in what was received, so I am a bit wary, but I will post here and on other closed forums online.

Bill, it does look nice, but I would like to restore the parasol cover at the end, which Tim's version is unable to do. Do you have any current information for the state of Abbott's version?
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Stempleton, All I know is that Greg Bordner told me that he has a good solder person to make the parasols, and other metal props. The man lives in Colon, in the Summer, and in Florida in the Winter months. Abbott's is like most magic dealers, if a prop does not hold up do to poor manufacturing they have to fix it or refund your money within a reasonable time. If you can't go to Abbott's then communicate with Greg about your concerns. He is an honest magic dealer. I have bought magic from him for over 30 years. Just ask him to inspect it before it is shipped. Greg knows his products and employees. When you get it, work the parasol and check it yourself. If you note something, contact Greg at once. Don't receive it and let it set for 6 months before you check it out, because you have a show to do, or finally found music that fits your routine.
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Thanks again, Bill. PM'd you.
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