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Topic: Buying & Selling Tenyo
Message: Posted by: edshern (Jun 12, 2010 01:24PM)
Angelo posted a note on one of the other threads about creating a separate topic on buying/selling Tenyo tricks here in the forum.
I thought it a great idea and thought I would open up this thread to see what everyone else thought about this.
And,,,, if everyone else thinks it's a good idea, how do we get it done?
Message: Posted by: stereo (Jun 12, 2010 03:58PM)
Sure it's very good idea ! I agree :P
Message: Posted by: oombob (Jun 12, 2010 05:30PM)
Would be great.
Message: Posted by: oombob (Jun 13, 2010 12:30AM)
I have posted the suggestion of adding a buying and selling forum that is exclusively Tenyo to the "I want to see the manager section" :

Those interested.... please follow suit!
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Jun 13, 2010 06:50AM)
I've sent two e-mails regarding this to Steve Brooks the last couple of months, never got an answer ... .
Needless to say I would like this too :)
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Jun 13, 2010 09:58AM)
When I get my list sorted out I will post on here.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 15, 2010 03:29AM)
On 2010-06-13 07:50, Killertweety wrote:
I've sent two e-mails regarding this to Steve Brooks the last couple of months, never got an answer ... .
Needless to say I would like this too :)
Okay, let's start over...

What if anyone who has something to offer (and I mean not only 1 used Crystal Cleaver) starts his own thread here.
It would be labelled e.g. in my case [i]"Nicolino's Tenyo offering and searching list"[/i], and everyone here concerned with Tenyo (actually only a handful of great people who mostly know each other anyways) can publish her or his list.

At the end of the post it should be stated:
[i]All inquiries [b]only[/b] by PM! Don't reply to this thread in order to [b]keep it edible[/b]![/i]

This way everyone is enabled to keep her or his list fresh and updated.

Do you think such a thing would be moved/deleted by the mods? On the other hand - why not simply try?

Looking forward to your thoughts about my idea... :)
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 15, 2010 04:00AM)
Okay, forget it - I just found that editing is only possible within 30 minutes after posting.
****, I thought it would be different! :cry:
Message: Posted by: edshern (Jul 15, 2010 10:15AM)
I posted a message to management too. No answer.
But, Nicolino's idea to post here is a simple solution.
I know I have 10-15 tricks (nothing very rare) that I will try to put here as soon as I get some time.
Anybody looking to sell, Post here, buyers PM.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 15, 2010 01:39PM)
The problem is IMHO that
[*] the thread might be moved to Sales section (which isn't available to newer members) by the moderators
[*] and that sold/withdrawn items cannot be deleted from the list.
Nonetheless, it may be worth a try...

Does anyone disagree?
Message: Posted by: oombob (Jul 16, 2010 01:34AM)
Here's my idea... why not use this thread to simply notify others when you are posting a Tenyo item or items for sale in the conventional "Let's make a magic deal!"
section of the Café.


Hi ...oombob here... I am posting the following Tenyo items for sale in the "Let's make a magic deal!" section. See you there!

We can also use this very same thread for requests for wanted Tenyo items.


Hi ...oombob here... would saw off a generous portion of my anatomy if someone could sell me a Tenyo mini-zag.

Hi oombob.... nicolino here. I have fifteen of these mint in the box. PM me for details...

or alternatively...

Hi oombob.... just posted one of these beauties in the "Let's make a magic deal!" section. See you there!

Let me know your thoughts!

Message: Posted by: stereo (Jul 16, 2010 08:46AM)
Lol I like it the part whit Nicolino ...

Mini zag is great for package and idea but effect is no easy to perfom and I don't understand why tenyo Did not allow the blue lid to turn at 360 degres :(
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 16, 2010 11:31AM)
Funny thing is, Stereo: I really DO have such a box - in fact, it contains only 12 mint items as this was the quantity Tenyo packed their delaer's boxes with. This is intended to be "the provision for my old age" one fine day :)

I just don't know how on earth oombob was to know this...????
Message: Posted by: oombob (Jul 16, 2010 01:36PM)
You guys are my Tenyo heroes... I hope to build a collection that someday compares. Sometimes hard to justify to my wife why I want to keep spending money on these "strange plastic toys". :crazydude:
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 16, 2010 03:11PM)
Don't worry - one might think there is hardly ANY hobby that our beloved females would really and totally appreciate - be it costly, weird or time-comsuming (or everything together, like magic...) LOL
Message: Posted by: stereo (Jul 16, 2010 04:14PM)
Oombob I have allready sent to you what we spoke ;o)
Message: Posted by: oombob (Jul 18, 2010 10:42PM)
Nicolino... I totally agree... magic is costly, weird and time consuming. Love it.

Stereo, you are the best. Thanks man.... I totally appreciate it!
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 19, 2010 02:45AM)
Okay, I'll start here and post what I have (among others, however, these are the more sought after items IMHO) as duplicate in [b]100% mint and unused[/b] condition.

In case anyone is interested please send me a PM with an appropriate offer:[list]
[*] Metal Matrimony
[*] Twister
[*] Eye of the Idol
[*] Tricky Business
[*] Mystery China Box
[*] Future Clock
[*] Mystic Blackboard
[*] Mindscanner
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Jul 19, 2010 01:46PM)
This is a good idea. Be interested if the forum moderators will allow it once they see it. I know that I got scolded for posting a mention of my eBay auctions but maybe they'll allow forum sales to go on from here.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Jul 20, 2010 04:42PM)
My whising list is :

The Haunting T-156
Nostradamus Clock T-152
Bare Bones T-133
Excalibur T-122
Crossroad T-107
Lucifers lock T-102
Superstick T-97
Pendant T-92
Floating lady T-91
Elevator coins T-90
See through card T-76

See you ;o)
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Jul 20, 2010 07:39PM)
Stereo, See Through Card is not hard to find. Are you looking for a very inexpensive one?
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 21, 2010 03:38AM)
Sent you a PM regarding Mindscanner and Bare Bones, Stereo!
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Jul 21, 2010 09:54AM)
Unfortunately my wish list is a little longer than Stereo's...

The Haunting T-156
Nostradamus Clock T-152
The Moons of Jupiter T-131
Mirage T-129
Paradox T-128
Billscape T-123
Excalibur T-122
Die Abolical Box TC-2
Side Track T-118
Crossroad T-107
Super Hungarian Linking Ropes T-101
Superstick T-97
Floating lady T-91
Elevator coins T-90
Spining Plate on Rope T-82
Space Walking Coin T-81

I have for trade:

Card Changer
Tunnel of Darkness
Mystery Triangle
Credit Slasher

Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Jul 21, 2010 04:27PM)
John, I sent you an email :)
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 30, 2010 11:26AM)
I just finished a pleasant transaction with Stereo and everything was perfect. Recommended person!
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Jul 30, 2010 12:08PM)
Good idea to mention people that we can ´recommend´ to eachother for selling/trading/buying items :)
I can certainly recommend these forum members (I really hope I didn´t forget anybody, some trading/selling was quite some time ago!) - and actually these are the only members of this forum where I traded with or sold/bought items from; gives a good idea of the quality of the Tenyo-forum-members here ;).

Of course in random order:

J M Talbot
magic patagonia
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jul 30, 2010 03:42PM)
My vote for JM Talbot, Stereo, Killertweety and Magic Patagonia - all honorable Tenyo addicts!
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Aug 1, 2010 10:29AM)
Thanks Killertweety and Nicolino, it was a pleasure doing business with you as well!

Message: Posted by: Mark F (Aug 3, 2010 07:59PM)
I posted a few common Tenyo items and some sort of related tricks for sale. All priced right:

Message: Posted by: magic patagonia (Aug 4, 2010 10:50AM)
Hello...thanks for your words Killertweety and Nicolino...the one I'm looking for is the Space Towers.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Aug 7, 2010 02:26PM)
I have make goof deal whit Mark F, Magic pantagonia and killer tweety ;o) Very good seller, do not hesitate to deal whit this super magic Café member.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Aug 8, 2010 06:08AM)
The last deal I do was whit Nicolino it was a real pleasure, it went very well and I recommend this seller to everyone.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Aug 8, 2010 12:05PM)
Thanks for your warm words, Stereo! It was a pleasure for me, too!
Message: Posted by: stereo (Aug 8, 2010 05:27PM)
If someone have the Image generator instruction please send me a Pm. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Aug 9, 2010 02:11AM)
You got mail!
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Aug 24, 2010 12:51AM)
Another vote for Mark F with whom I conducted a very pleasant exchange all the way over the Atlantic Ocean...!
Thanks Mark, until next time!
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Aug 24, 2010 04:22PM)
Yes. Nice exchange... though I don't know why the package took over 2 weeks to get there!

Okay off to explore Mindscanner!!

Thanks again Felix!
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Aug 25, 2010 07:03AM)
Don't worry Mark, the waiting time only augmented my pleasant anticipation...! :)
Message: Posted by: towledge (Feb 3, 2011 12:39PM)
My son and I have been on a "Tenyo journey" last couple months. His love of anything out of Japan (ie Nintendo, etc) translates to magic as well.

Two of the best guys we dealt with are right here on the Café Killertweety and Nicolino. They are both highly knowledgeable and are great resources for everything Tenyo. My transactions with them were outstanding and I highly recommend both to anyone looking to buy, trade or just talk Tenyo.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Feb 3, 2011 03:00PM)
Thanks for your nice words! It was great to deal with you, too!
I'm sure David will jump in and say thank you as well as soon as he reads your post!!

It's great to have a strong Tenyo community here...!

(By the way, anyone interested in my current sales list please drop me a line - I have a new batch of mint vintage Tenyos like Fantastica, Mindscanner, Mind Spinner and many more!)
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Feb 8, 2011 07:01AM)
Thank you for the very kind message Bill, I appreciate it! It was also a pleasure doing business with you :)
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Feb 18, 2011 11:24AM)
I didn't know where to write this, but is anyone else having troubles using Angelo Carone's site [url]http://www.tenyoworld.co.uk/[/url] ... ?

If so, Angelo, what's happening ... ?
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 18, 2011 11:42AM)
Yes, I have had issues on the site as well.

Message: Posted by: xl18 (Feb 18, 2011 11:50AM)
I haven't been able to get to the Tenyoworld home page for a while now either although the individual pages are still there such as http://www.tenyoworld.co.uk/Effects%20Index%20Page.htm and http://www.tenyoworld.co.uk/gallery.htm
Message: Posted by: stereo (Feb 19, 2011 10:15AM)
Yes the same for me :(
Message: Posted by: towledge (Feb 28, 2011 08:53AM)
Now I have to report unfortunately a negative transaction.

I have never posted a negative buying review such as this on the café and if it is against café policy it should be immediately removed.

Your “mileage may vary” of course, but I don’t want anyone to have a repeat of the buying experience I had with Ebay/online seller Steenschmidt from Denmark. First off his prices are enormously high compared with anyone else I’ve seen on or off Ebay.

A google search with my son for Tenyo Crystal Pyramid should never have even landed me on an Ioffer page for what I now know is “Mystery Pharaoh”, apparently a Chinese made version of the genuine Tenyo Crystal Pyramid. If you didn’t know that this or any other Tenyo item was produced by another company, you of course wouldn’t be expecting or looking for any disclaimer stating it was SIMILAR to the real Tenyo item. In similar fashion while watching a magic card trick you wouldn’t be looking for or expecting a DF card if you didn’t even know one could exist.

I didn’t know a Chinese version even existed, and as the seller obviously knew this…he didn’t warn me about it until AFTER the item was shipped. Then the item arrived damaged…a wire necessary for the modus operandi was sticking out. Did the seller know about this in advance? Or was it damaged due to the soft bubble wrap envelope it was sent in? Not one Tenyo item we’ve bought over the past months has EVER been sent in anything other than a box. For all the high priced items this seller ships this is especially surprising and is inexusable for an overseas shipment.

Yes I did receive a refund, but only after paying about $10 to return the damaged unworkable item to the seller in Denmark. Oh and by the way, where was the “free trick” that was also advertised on the Ioffer page? That never arrived either!

So, I’m sure many have had positive dealings with Steen Schmidt, but I can only make future buyers aware based on my personal experience
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Mar 3, 2011 12:30PM)
Thanks for letting us know!!
(Although personally I have always been irritated by his aggresive kind of "advertising")
Message: Posted by: towledge (Mar 5, 2011 12:24AM)
Your welome. It was quite an ordeal.
Message: Posted by: stereo (Mar 5, 2011 08:25AM)
What annoys me is my headline on ebay like "Fabulous Magic trick (NOT TENYO)"

Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Mar 8, 2011 07:42AM)
Hehe yes indeed Stereo, there are a few people advertising like that in the hope of attracting more potential buyers. Very lame imho.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Apr 29, 2011 04:26PM)
I've begun to upload some items I have for sale on http://www.65roses.de

Will add more items like Future Clock, Quicksilver, Dracula Bank, Credit Slasher, Metal Matrimony etc. when I have the time so you'll only find a starting inventory currently...

Thanks for looking! :)
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Apr 29, 2011 04:45PM)
Jah Jah Jah :P
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (May 2, 2011 08:31AM)
Finally we get a glimpse into the secret Nicolino archives!
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (May 2, 2011 10:17AM)
John, you have NO idea........... :)
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (May 2, 2011 10:55AM)
Is it true that I have to agree to be blinfolded while being transported to your secret location?
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (May 2, 2011 11:32AM)
Most positively correct, Sir!
Besides you clearly will need some days to acclimate to the look of these bulks and masses of boxes piling up in my hangar!

Will you really take the risk? Then come to my house, to my haunted house....
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (May 2, 2011 01:02PM)
LOL! sure I'll come over just as lomg as you don't make me submit to your "ninja experiment" again!
Message: Posted by: Houdini103126 (May 5, 2011 01:34AM)
Just finished a very pleasant transaction with Nicolino. I HIGHLY recommend buying Tenyo magic from him. Here are some things I noted:

Fast shipping
Very well packed
Excellent communication
Items exactly as described or better
No nonsense

I'll definitely be buying more magic from you Nicolino!


Message: Posted by: med_doc7 (May 7, 2011 12:07AM)
I also want to commend Nicolino for a fantastic Tenyo transaction completed a few months ago. He was extremely gracious and willing to please at all times and above all else ethical and honest. Would do business with him again and again. Despite it being an international transaction (Germany to USA), mine was complicated by the United States Postal Service without fault whatsoever to Nicolino. Can you believe the item was lost for 2 months, even though we both could track it to Boston (where I live)- and yet the Boston post office lost it for 2 months. Not surprising, even though they claim through rain, snow etc.

2 months later, the package shows up in excellent condition! Superbly packed, still sealed- the item still in perfect, unused mint condition.

Way to go, Nicolino you get an A+. Looking forward to a future transaction.

United States Post Office, your grade is far worse. Not looking forward to a future transaction, even though I get many each week.

The moral of the story: One can choose his/her vintage Tenyo supplier who provides outstanding service. The same cannot be said for the more than two-century old governmental organization.


Message: Posted by: Nicolino (May 7, 2011 12:40AM)
Thank you guys, I'm almost ashamed to hear your warm words.... :blush:

I'm there for you, it is my pleasure!