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StreetWalkinCheeta...when you reach 50 legitimate posts (posts that actually contribute to the thread), you will access to "Let's make a magic deal," which includes several subsections (props, DVDs etc.), along with "The Banquet Room," which is where a lot of more serious topics are discussed with considerably more frankness. Beware however, these areas of the Café are highly addictive.
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On Jul 12, 2019, Wizard of Oz wrote:
StreetWalkinCheeta...when you reach 50 legitimate posts (posts that actually contribute to the thread), you will access to "Let's make a magic deal," which includes several subsections (props, DVDs etc.), along with "The Banquet Room," which is where a lot of more serious topics are discussed with considerably more frankness. Beware however, these areas of the Café are highly addictive.


Yes they are. See my post on addiction in this thread.
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On Jul 12, 2019, StreetWalkinCheeta wrote:
Help! Maybe the forum for selling items only opens up to those who have posted “X” amount of times but if not what is the name of that forum? Need my fix, man. Smile


As stated, your first take is correct. You need 50 "meaningful" posts to get into the for sale section.
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For me, I’m getting to the point where I rely less on gimmicked props and more on other methods. I’m often doing shows now with a few props. Even bizarre shows. A deck of cards, tarot cards, a notepad, a few small items, a candle. Etc. If every routine had some electronic box or special prop it would seem TOO MUCH like exactly what it is....gimmicked props. I guess our philosophy and theory on magic change as we transition from tricksters to more seasoned performers.

I do still have a few items I’ve had my eye on for years but it’s more about the right time. I’m about to thin my herd some.
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For me, I’m getting to the point where I rely less on gimmicked props and more on other methods. I’m often doing shows now with a few props. Even bizarre shows. A deck of cards, tarot cards, a notepad, a few small items, a candle. Etc. If every routine had some electronic box or special prop it would seem TOO MUCH like exactly what it is....gimmicked props. I guess our philosophy and theory on magic change as we transition from tricksters to more seasoned performers.

I do still have a few items I’ve had my eye on for years but it’s more about the right time. I’m about to thin my herd some.


For me the props are more about eye candy for the spectator than gimmicks. An old box, a key, something unusual or fascinating. But now, at my age, it's more about my joy at looking and playing with them than performing with them.
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On Jul 6, 2019, Joshua J wrote:
Lots of reasons. But mainly I'm pretty ruthless. I'm not a hoarder or collector of magic props. As is the way with magic from time to time I've had effects where the method wasn't to my taste. But you don't know until you buy. Sometimes the theme just doesn't fit what in mind or suit my main performance situations. I have been buying magic since I was a child and maybe 15 years where I've earned money from performing, though not regularly. I have a handful of polished, high quality effects. From time to time something new may interest me. But more often than not it won't replace my regular pieces. As I've gone on more and more of what I use is me assembling my own effects from a handful of favoured methods. I have some core utility items: pendulums, tarot, cards, a few curios. For example, I have Prof BC cemetery key. It's excellent and relegates me having a desire for another key unless I like the sound of the routine.

Books, on the other hand, I will hoard.


My short response....ditto, ditto, ditto...almost exactly everything stated,....except my few treasure pieces never to be sold include several Prof BC items, Luna full, customized by me package, White Star as I adapted, Fathoms, DITF and a few others items!
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I am part of a haunt club. I cannot wait until I get 50 posts to see what's there!
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I am part of a haunt club. I cannot wait until I get 50 posts to see what's there!


Sometimes you will be disappointed and sometimes you will be ecstatic. Depends what you are looking for.
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You and me both, TomB. I might even clean out some of crypt. I agree that the more experience you gain the less you need.
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You and me both, TomB. I might even clean out some of crypt. I agree that the more experience you gain the less you need.


Actually, the more you know the dumber you get and the more experience you need.

It is the same in the funeral industry. Got every thing down pat and then ten years later find out you are suppose to make sure they are dead before you embalm them. If I had known that before I had embalmed the night watchman who was sleeping on a gurney it would have been easier to hire another one.
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If you believe that bizarre magick is only about buying more props and leaving them on a shelf... maybe you got it wrong somewhere.
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If you believe that bizarre magick is only about buying more props and leaving them on a shelf... maybe you got it wrong somewhere.


Says the museum curator. Lol
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AS I scan the for sale section on several websites, the Café' include, there are a lot of magic effects being sold with the description, "Never used", so the trend to buy, not use, and resell is not just the bizarre genre' of magic. How often do we buy an effect to learn how it works and find out it is not for us? Nothing left to do but shelf it or resell it. The advantage of the bizarre props is that they are great to look at and display as well as effective tools of the trade. I hav e some I need to sell and some I wouldn't think about selling, mostly prototypes, artist proofs, and number 1 of limited editions.
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AS I scan the for sale section on several websites, the Café' include, there are a lot of magic effects being sold with the description, "Never used", so the trend to buy, not use, and resell is not just the bizarre genre' of magic. How often do we buy an effect to learn how it works and find out it is not for us? Nothing left to do but shelf it or resell it. The advantage of the bizarre props is that they are great to look at and display as well as effective tools of the trade. I hav e some I need to sell and some I wouldn't think about selling, mostly prototypes, artist proofs, and number 1 of limited editions.


But I never sell any item from the Surnateum, I use them. Smile
And all my "props" are number 1 of limited editions of 1.
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AS I scan the for sale section on several websites, the Café' include, there are a lot of magic effects being sold with the description, "Never used", so the trend to buy, not use, and resell is not just the bizarre genre' of magic. How often do we buy an effect to learn how it works and find out it is not for us? Nothing left to do but shelf it or resell it. The advantage of the bizarre props is that they are great to look at and display as well as effective tools of the trade. I hav e some I need to sell and some I wouldn't think about selling, mostly prototypes, artist proofs, and number 1 of limited editions.


But I never sell any item from the Surnateum, I use them. Smile
And all my "props" are number 1 of limited editions of 1.


A lot of mine are #1, artist proof, or prototype also. I would never sell them unless I just had to for some reason. I understand that logic.
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It maybe that they had to move to an Atlantic Island for their wife’s health and money is getting tight... so they need to sell their Hobbs Box with bell to pay for an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video... luckily there’s one in The for sale section here https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......forum=76

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It maybe that they had to move to an Atlantic Island for their wife’s health and money is getting tight... so they need to sell their Hobbs Box with bell to pay for an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video... luckily there’s one in The for sale section here https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......forum=76

:)


And at a good price, might I add.
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Why sell? One reason is you might realize after purchasing the item it just doesn't fit your character.
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Why sell? One reason is you might realize after purchasing the item it just doesn't fit your character.


Actually, I prefer to trade when possible. You sell it, you spend it, and you have nothing. You trade it, you get it, and you still have something.
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Agreed. Trading is best. You probably take a loss when you sell, compared to the new price. With a trade the other item is also discounted.
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