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Harvey Nerzof
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HN Review 42: Universal Holder - Alexander de Cova

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REVIEW:

Mine came with only one holder, and is made of metal (not durable plastic). I purchased it in the early nineties, maybe it is a different version. Anyway, it is basically a CARD DECK holder (possibly cased deck). And I don’t do cards.

Overall rating: ambiguously weak

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Bernard Sim
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This was my worst purchase in magic.
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Talk about a deceptive ad! Smile
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I’m still trying to work with mine, the only success I have had with it is with a jumbo coin production. But it still leaves something to be desired.
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Despite the negative review I have purchased a set. I'll let you know my thought when I receive them.
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I am new to magic and looking for ways to produce and get rid of gimmicks and do deck switches. Any recent review on the de Cova holder ? Doesn't seem to be that popular.
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Magic Ian's is better than most and at a much lower expenditure of cash too! It really is a universal holder.

My attempt at buying De Cova's product resulted in my receiving 2 broken plastic messes. The seller said I should have asked for insurance. I told him he should have put it in something more substantial than a bubble-bag envelope. I had initially asked the dealer to send them (a 2-pack) in, a box, he didn't listen. I finally got a refund after over a month of fighting for it! ;o)



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