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rklew64
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Okay last one, another insult to injury is also hunting down first editions of magic books. yea realllly smart.
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On 2009-10-20 23:16, rklew64 wrote:

I've learn that the best magic are the basics, still since half the stuff out there if not more are old tricks with slightly new twists. I can't tell you how many times I get a new card or coin one trick and find out it originated from the 40's or 50's. oh well, I can tell you I am much wiser in making purchases.


That is some fantastic advice newbies should read... I said above that I have spent about $200 on magic recently... looking at it properly it's more like $500. Luckily I found this place and realised from reading threads that most of what I really want is probably found in books rather than cheaply made gimmicks.... thanks Magic Café!
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I don’t purchase tricks per say, the older I get the more I have been into collecting Cups, items made of brass and older magic books. I am also at a point in life that I am lucky enough to purchase childhood memories of items I could never afford way back when.

I look at the boxes of stuff from over 40 years and boy is there a lot of junk. To any new guys out there, I would recommend books and well built items that will last you a lifetime. Also try to make contact with others you trust to bounce purchase ideas off of before you lay down your hard earned money.

As to how much to spend to get started… $50 can get you some great books, cards and coins to begin with. Dollars spent a month, it depends on what I find out there, but it is more then I should spent.

Good luck,
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How much you spend is a very personal thing. Give a person a fish and he can feed his family, teach him how to fish and he can feed everybody.
Read books, watch DVDs you will learn to do things with what you have and not spend a large amount of money.
just my thoughts
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What if all of us that have this addition to buying magic, even though we already have enough material to keep us busy, took one or two months off from buying magic effects and instead donated half of what we normally spend to things like S.A.M. Magic Endowment Fund, S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation or S.A.M. Hall of Fame & Magic Museum? I wonder how much we could help the magic community and the art of magic that way.

Take two months off, save half your money, help out our art.
"If you can't change the method, change the moment." Vernon
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For me....

HIGH RISK HIGH RETURN.....and it must

so how much I spend....depends how much I can get more..
"for those magicians who place magic above comfort and reward" from book of wonder by Tommy Wonder (November 29, 1953 - June 26, 2006) ........
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Once can learn for free.

If you want to read magic books which are in the public domain on line without having to pay anything, go to:

books.google.com

Type in:

date:0-1923 magic

See what's out there.

:magicrabbit:
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On 2009-10-29 20:46, pradell wrote:
Once can learn for free.

If you want to read magic books which are in the public domain on line without having to pay anything, go to:

books.google.com

Type in:

date:0-1923 magic

See what's out there.

:magicrabbit:


One of the top hits is a book on parlor magic with a recipe for laughing gas in it. Not everything from those times is applicable today Smile
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Pradell: I had no idea that google done that! There is lots of interesting stuff on there, not just magic related. Thanks for the link.
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You're welcome. Marko at The Learned Pig Project has created another resource for free magic publications. Pass the test, get the password and you're in.

http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa/home.html


Joshua Jay has a free ebook for parents of budding magicians, Under, Over, available for download at http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-d......er-over/

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I agree with Nathan, that we should set a boundary or goal. What I do now is only focus on cards and coins. There are really hundreds of card tricks, even I won't learn or like them all but still there are so many of them. Could make me busy for a while lol.

I could spend about $50 a month IF I don't buy other things such as movie DVDs, etc. But lately it has been hard for me.
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Just go the cheap route. It can save ya a lot.
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Well in my opinion, tricks like card manipulation, which is doesn't really need a gimmick wont cost you much. Though, its still bring you awesome effect! and most magician respect you when you play something with less gimmick, CMIIW
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PEOPLE! Please keep buying more magic! And when you realize you can't use it and don't need it anymore, come sell it to me at the next swap meet!

I get more bargains that way...
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