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Eternal Order
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Profile of Dynamike
Did you find out about more magic shops from The Magic Café, or did you know more of them before you joined? I learned about about 50% more.
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Inner circle
2275 Posts

Profile of thehawk
Found out about many more after joining the Café.
Emily Belleranti
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Tucson, Arizona
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Profile of Emily Belleranti
I found out about most of the magic shops I now regularly use from the Café. This forum also helped steer me away from some places that are obviously ones to watch out for!
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South Carolina
116 Posts

Profile of Johnnymysto
I learned of a lot of shops from the Café. And like Emily said, I learned which ones I won't be buying from. But, most of the ones I heard of are good, especially Magic Warehouse.
Roberto Gee
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106 Posts

Profile of Roberto Gee
I've discovered a lot of sources here, and appreciate the comments and users' ratings, both positive and negative.
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North Las Vegas
109 Posts

Profile of huggie50
I knew of the big shops, but I have learned about a lot of shops and dealers thru the Café and the Internet in general.
Magically yours,
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233 Posts

Profile of WoodRat
For me, Most of the big names I have already tried... But reading the Café, it's the specialty shops that I have learned about. there are so many smaller shops online that provide extremly interesting and unique items and books
Learn something new everyday.
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Phila., Pa.
54 Posts

Profile of theonejimmie
It was just the opposite for me. I found out about the Café from a new magic shop that opened in my area. Am now a regular at both.
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Regular user
131 Posts

Profile of Dawai
I learned how magic sites from joining the Magic Café. I even have an easier time visiting those site from the Café.
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New user
85 Posts

Profile of Magicol-1
I have especially picked up a few new on the bizzare end of the scope.
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New user
54 Posts

Profile of Undone
I had found many of the magic shops before joining the Café. In fact I found the Café when looking for some information about some of the magic shops (Sweet or Sour).
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New Jersey
140 Posts

Profile of jwebyra
I knew of many shops before joining The Magic Café, but here I learned a lot of things about which shops are good and which aren't plus honest reviews of tricks and DVDs which can help me making a wise chose. THANK YOU ALL and THANK YOU THE MAGIC Café
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Davenport, Nebraska
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Profile of bkentner
I knew of many magic shops before the Café. I always buy the latest edition of Wittus Witt's Magic Yellow Pages. It's a great traveling companion for finding magicians, magic clubs and magic shops.
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Profile of GEMINI
I knew of the magic shops before joining the Café. In fact I found the Café while surfing for some magic information. Hope to learn and know about some great magic shops while at the Café. Great place! Thanks!!
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Profile of digimaestro
I knew of a lot of the shops, but what I found invaluable were the reviews of the service received.

I was initially stunned at the pull that this board had in holding the various shops feet to the fire, and it speaks very highly of the members of this board that so many suppliers come online to voice their viewpoints (defend themselves) when their service record is challenged.

Now I would check here first for the user's reviews of a shop rather than chance a transaction first.

Now, I also wouldn't hesitate to drop some serious bucks (anything over $50 is pretty serious for me) at some of the shops this community has approved of. I would never have done that before coming here.

Your opinions and experiences matter. Especially to those of us with less time in.

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Profile of prettylady1990
Hi all,
I have learned about 50% from the Café and 50% before I came here but the Café has better shop I think
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Inner circle
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Profile of Regan
I have learned about a few shops since joining The Magic Café. I knew about most of the larger shops that I usually deal with. I love getting reviews from Café members for effects I am interested in. I have requested several reviews recently and Café members have influenced my purchasing decisions. It is great to able to get good, solid advice prior to buying since I live far from a brick & mortar magic shop.

Mister Mystery
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Profile of mikeflex
As a newcomer to magic, I have learned about many more shops.
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