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magic-dabra
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Anyone know what is going on over at The Astonishment Project? The site has been down for over a week.
Dave1216
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Jason Messina (the webmaster) has been working on updating the site.

Should be back up soon

Dave
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The beautful Astonishment Project is going through a detailed upgrade. They will be back and running shortly!
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Tim Trono says it should be up by Monday. And a few days after, Ultravisual Nightshades should be up for sale exclusively on theastonishmentproject.com.
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The Astonishment Project os changing the way online shops operate, Theya re here to stay. When they come back online, everyone will see the difference.
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If the difference is having only 20 items, what is good about it. I am sorry to say it, but they just lost me as a customer.
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Hi Matt,
Sorry to hear that. I enjoyed doing business with you. For a full explanation of what's going on at The Astonishment Project check out the blog on the home page:
http://theastonishmentproject.com/


Best,
Jason
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Before anyone makes judgemnets about the Atonishment Project, I think you owe it to yourself to read home page blog. It was not what I was expecting ( I thought they were down to upgrade to offer every single magic item every created ).

Well...they have gone in a new and what I think is an exciting direction. They have have my support. Things don't change unless people take risks and are true to their vision.

I'm excited about what's coming. Yes, I'm a huge Paul Harris fan and it's the exclusive place for all new Paul Harris Presents products. I'm hooked and in the boat!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Coolman, I'm glad its taken in a more distinctive direction. it seemed before like penguin magic with different graphics. really really looking forward to nightshades
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I just read the latest blog entry. Admirable (if not necessary) position to take. Jason, you still have my interest. So... Paul is no longer associated with the site? Curious...
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I fully understand because I have gone through all these painful decisions have to make that Jason Messina wrote on his web site blog.

It is simply not an easy task to run a retail business, especially magic business in 21 century. Magic secret can spread to the other side of the world by simply upload it and share it to any place where the computer is on-line.

Besides, it is frustrating to doing the same thing every day, upload new items, order new items, re-order sold out items, looking for item to sell, check email orders, answer FAQ¡K packing the parcel, mail it, web maintenence¡K

It is because I have done this before...

The result may not be the same as you want to be, although I want to provide the best customer service, and competitive price to all our customers. There are always some magic shops nearby will sell the same items cheaper than you. What you expect an on-line magic shop have service to customer despite of lowest price gurantee + free shipping as the ultimate weapons to all other competitors?

Bricks and mortar magic shop simply hard to survive, no matter how much we praise their expertise and real people face to face experience¡K

Now the wild fire spread to on-line magic shop ¡K

I tried not to write the above but I just cannot help myself, because I own a brick and mortar magic shop with on-line web site, but due to dispute with one of the partners, the web site need to be close, not to mentioned some smart shop in our neighbourhood like to sell everything below the wholesale price from Murphy¡¦s magic; Of course, thanks to PSP and all other BT problems, DVDs are simply a piece of trash in my shop, some of them every cover with dust since they arrive 2 years ago¡K

All are simply life experience, an experience thinking the business is too good. It just make me depress for years, spent every penny I hardly save.

Now that is the retail business of magic.
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Hello Magiguy,
Paul is still very much involved in the site. However I am now the sole owner of The Astonishment Project. We speak on a daily basis and will be working on lots of new stuff involving his older work and new stuff. Like I said in the blog, things are pretty much the same except for some legal stuff.
In addition to the new PH Presents items that we'll be releasing exclusively from TAP, there are also some interesting things that are in development. The Miracle Method is one and The DNA of Astonishment is another. I'll be talking about these soon eough in my blog though so stay tuned...

Hello Steven,
I'm sorry to hear that things didn't go so well for you and hope that things are going better for you now...

Best...Jason
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This is BIG news!

Jason Messina reports:

" on September 16th, The Astonishment Project will be re launching it's full service store with all the amenities. Thousands of items, same day shipping (orders by noon EST), all the newest stuff, great prices and deals plus affordable and sometimes free shipping".


The launch has coincided with the release of
Paul Harris Presents Joe Russell's "Tattoo Joe"


http://www.theastonishmentproject.com
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On 2007-10-02 23:15, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
Before anyone makes judgemnets about the Atonishment Project, I think you owe it to yourself to read home page blog. It was not what I was expecting ( I thought they were down to upgrade to offer every single magic item every created ).

Well...they have gone in a new and what I think is an exciting direction. They have have my support. Things don't change unless people take risks and are true to their vision.

I'm excited about what's coming. Yes, I'm a huge Paul Harris fan and it's the exclusive place for all new Paul Harris Presents products. I'm hooked and in the boat!


Everytime I go to the website, I find something new and ORIGINAL! I am hooked!
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Jason at The Astonishment Project sent out an e-mail tonight after the David Blaine special:

"If you watched the David Blaine special, you saw a very nice mix of new magic and classics. I've updated our featured section so you have instant access to magic that was seen on TV tonight. All orders by 3 PM Eastern Time will ship out the same day. Don't forget to check out the Quantum Bender, it's marked down to $400 dollars for a limited time only! As a special bonus, all orders over $69 will receive a free autographed copy of the bestselling TUBE, worth $35 if placed by Thursday at Midnight".

Go here:
http://www.theastonishmentproject.com/shop/index.php

The Astonishment Project website has undergone upgrades and is once again a full service shop to fill your needs. You can read about it here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=30&13
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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