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William Ogura
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I found a used space walking coins for someone who really wants it. 400$. The shop is a great one and the owner is well aware of how high the price is. He put in the description that it is really high because he likes it so much he wants someone who wants it more to buy it. Pm me if you want it.
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That's too high. What is the condition of the taped hinge on the gimmick?
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The person bought that from me recently on the auction site snd paid little over $310 for it and it's gone directly on to the website! The condition is as good as new!
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The majority of people who buy my tricks on ebay says me they buy it to sell back them later to make money.
But I guess I should sell them very cheap to increase their margins, I would be less greedy... This is how we see the hazy theories of some crashing into the reality of things.
And besides, after spending more than 4 hours per day for more than 3 years to make the blog for all collectors, I think if I want to sell my Tenyo high price like Midas Machine ( wich is my last one), nobody should make me the negative comment on it. Whatever I do I would have given many many many more than received.
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As Wiz said before: No one is in the wrong.

Besides, there's no such thing as free lunch in collecting Tenyo, and the so called "value" of literally anything is only a snapshot. Therefore, new collectors do need a price guideline at least but should not he told about something like an absloute value.

If Stereo or anybody else sets a price that marks the pain barrier for him to part with that item, it's fine.
If nobody buys it, that's fine, too.
If someone buys it because he wants it now or he doesn't want to spend more time searching or because he simply can afford, guess what? That's fine, too.

This debate will probably never end while leading to nothing.
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You left out the only scenario where someone can possibly sell a $200 Midas Machine when they consistently go for $50.

The scenario is - A new buyer who does not know that they go for $50 (because they do not know how to look up completed auctions) spends $200 at least twice as much as anyone should pay.
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That scenario is covered either:
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... sets a price that marks the pain barrier for him to part with that item...
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I think Houdini summed it up... if you collect any significant amount of Tenyo on some things you will invariably pay more than perhaps you need to and some you will get a great deal but in the end things tend to balance out.... at least that is what I tell my wife Smile

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And Frankly a brand new 1981 Midas Machine does not cost 35 euros PierreDan... ( 35 euros is the price we pay in France for the latest tricks like Magical Door, not for a trick which has more than 30 years)... need to stop be delirious.
If some sold for low price is only because there were several for sale at the same time.

I have the impression to hear someone else.
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And Frankly a brand new 1981 Midas Machine does not cost 35 euros PierreDan


Actually, Stereo, they do. Most of the items in the list below are new. Note the final prices:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=teny......_ipg=100
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Yes as I said actually maybe, because there is several for sale at the same moment.
But I do not speak about the price of ebay, but the price I think worth this magic for me, and for me it is worth more than 35 euros, I bought it myself far more expensive at the time.

Any way if there are other less expensive on sale at the same time as mine so the customer will buy the cheapest.

I wonder how we can explain why often some items sell more expensive and price continue to rise while there is another item, exactly the same, available for sale at the same time in the same page, for less expensive. I've always found it curious.
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With EIGHT copies of Midas Machine sold recently on eBay, one can't even make the claim that they are hard to find. Obviously they're not. And while it's a great Tenyo trick (one of my all time favorites), if they're so common that there have been eight on eBay recently, then none of them should sell for more than $45.

I have to try and pick up a Japanese one: the plate for the bill is, of course, completely different since it must match their equivalent of a $10 bill. (There are no $1 or $5 bills in Japan.)
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I always wondered what it was that part of the Japanese version and some USA version, on the transparent window, which show image of the bill gradually disappear. It's just something that serves as packaging?
It's not on my brown version.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P50cxR6aXro/UC......kage.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VjHQDCpK55g/UM......ge+1.jpg
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Correct, stereo.
it is just a part of the packaging.
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By request.....Smile
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There are two different versions of the Japanese packaging: one has the bill fading away, the other does not.
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Stereo

If you are missing the color insert then how can the trick be new and sealed like it says in your listing, it would seem most obviously it has been re-glued. $200 for a re-glued trick? Anyone else notice this or is it just me? If I am wrong explain the missing insert? Anyone else ever get one NIP missing this insert?
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I looked into this further and it seems that the magenta version came with the Insert in the package where the glue has failed and the brown one came without.
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On 2013-03-02 21:22, MrWizard wrote:
Stereo

If you are missing the color insert then how can the trick be new and sealed like it says in your listing, it would seem most obviously it has been re-glued. $200 for a re-glued trick? Anyone else notice this or is it just me? If I am wrong explain the missing insert? Anyone else ever get one NIP missing this insert?


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Mine also always came without a color inlay...
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