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In case anyone is interested, The Magic Warehouse is having a big sale. There are some real bargains to be had. The only downside is that it takes a while to browse through the entire sale catalog. Here's a link to the first page of the sale: http://themagicwarehouse.com/tsale/magic-tricks-on-sale.html

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Thanks for taking the time to post this. As you say, it takes a while, but probably worth it. I did see a few Harry Lorayne items available.

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Thanks for the heads up on this.
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      Why buy from them when you can buy those same items directly from me (and even get 'em autographed!).
Their prices are about the same as listed for those items at my site: harryloraynemagic.com.

    And, anyway, I will meet the prices I just saw there when I checked. Except for C-UCM, because I don't have any to sell - and not sure about the old videos of mine they have listed. As far as the new DVDs - my "Best Ever" 4-volume set - I'll meet their listed prices for all four volumes, or for single volumes.

     You won't see any of my latest books there - because I didn't/don't sell them to jobbers anymore. That's why I don't!
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    Oh - as I was typing the above post, the price I saw at company listing for Close-Up Card Magic - very cheap - kept bothering me. So - I went there and ordered it - or tried to: Message when you click "add to cart" is - OUT OF STOCK!   Interesting, no. Trying to make you think that all their prices are so good/cheap. They are not. Be careful.
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    So I don't see what "bargains" Anthony refers to - not at my items anyway...I sure as heck haven't checked all the others.   Sorry for the extra posts - for some reason, this bothered me a bit.
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      Why buy from them when you can buy those same items directly from me (and even get 'em autographed!).
Their prices are about the same as listed for those items at my site: harryloraynemagic.com.

    And, anyway, I will meet the prices I just saw there when I checked. Except for C-UCM, because I don't have any to sell - and not sure about the old videos of mine they have listed. As far as the new DVDs - my "Best Ever" 4-volume set - I'll meet their listed prices for all four volumes, or for single volumes.

     You won't see any of my latest books there - because I didn't/don't sell them to jobbers anymore. That's why I don't!


Matching their prices is a great offer, Harry!

I hope that folks will take you up on that.

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Operating strictly off (faulty) memory here, Harry, but I believe they had Volume 5 of The Classic Collection for $29.95. If I didn't already own a signed copy I would've jumped on it like a duck on a June bug! The bargains I referred to were in general; a little something for just about every taste, too.
 
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   Hi: You just beat me to the punch, Anthony. Just checked again - and yes, I was about to say "Except for my Classic Collection Vol. 5." That's a ridiculous price - and I wonder if you can get it for that. Note that the other Classic Collection volumes are closer to my regular prices - $89.00, etc. Something a bit fishy there. I'd be careful.
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  Yeah, Rudy - if some take me up on that soon, fine. I won't "keep" that offer for long. I'm just getting a bit tired of people underselling my stuff. Not a large issue - it's just bothersome - to me, anyway.

    And as I mention somewhere above - that's the main reason I stopped selling my books to jobbers. Example - the only place you could get (or could have gotten) JAW DROPPERS, ONLY MY APOCALYPSE is directly from me. Same will hold true for my upcoming book, JAW DROPPERS TWO.

     There used to be a "fair trade act" - wherein the owner of a product could refuse to sell his product to any dealers who sold it for less than the price the owner wanted it sold for. That law no longer exists - so care must be taken...watching out for people cutting your price way down trying to draw customers.

     Decades ago, when that law disappeared and I refused to wholesale any of my books to dealers some screamed that they'd sue me (because without that law I was not allowed to refuse legitimate dealers - at least that's how I understood it) - so I screamed back "Go ahead and sue."
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Whew! It's a long slog through 870 items. But there are some fantastic deals in there. 

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    I doubt it. Wouldn't have felt that way if I hadn't seen C-UCM listed for $29.00 when people over the last decade or so have offered me up to $500.00 for a copy - which I gladly would have sold for that amount, if I had any. And then, when clicked on "Add to cart" it said "Out of stock." So; I'm probably wrong bur I doubt if "fantastic deals" are really there. 

Interesting - I found a couple of copies of C-UCM during my last move - but I'm not about to sell them at any price. (Maybe if I move again I'll find some other "collectibles"!)
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Just picked up a copy of Duffie's Card Compulsions for $17, which includes shipping.  That's a heck of a deal.

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   Glad to see that there was/is a "deal" there. Don't know how Duffie would "feel about the deal."

 

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Hi, from new member Abe Carnow. Been reading the post, and sent an email to Mr. Lorayne. The simple point I make is: we should do our best to support the creators. If we don't support them, they will not continue to create. I'm a big fan of Mr. Lorayne, and thought you might find this exchange informative.  The exchange starts with Mr. Lorayne commenting on my email to him, which follows:

Thank YOU, Abe. You really help to make it all worthwhile. Wish everyone felt the same way. Thanks again - and nice to "hear your voice." Best - Harry.

 

The reason I buy from the creator, is to support the creator.

It is that simple.

I have all of your books (yes, I think all of them), all honestly purchased, and all of the recent ones directly from you (I admit my first Lorayne book, My Favorite Card Tricks, 1965, $3, was purchased mail order from Louis Tannen).

Thanks for the memories, past, current, and future. 

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    Thank YOU, Abe, for your support - and for "them kind words".   ($3.00 for My Favorite Card Tricks??!!?)

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Yes, $3 in 1965 dollars. I mail ordered from Louis Tannen. I had my Bar Mitzvah in 1965, so I invested $3 in My Favorite Card Tricks. I still perform One-Eyed Jack Sandwich!
That was my first card book. Later I purchased, for $10, Close-Up Card Magic, First Edition, Second Printing. Still a sensational book!
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   Thanks again, Abe.  Prices have sure changed over the decades!!!
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Wow there are some bargains to be found. Probably selling at what they paid for the items, brick and mortar stores are hurting badly.

I did a web search for one title that was on sale from its original price because I remembered the original price as being much higher than mentioned and found it being sold by another magic store sale priced even less!!

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2111&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiOiY486a1QIVUx2BCh0LlAygEAQYAyABEgKogvD_BwE&zenid=f3d5e64a7cafc81c822abc9862a30dc7#.WXITxoTyvIU

If you like a bit of magic history and some different viewpoints, I thought the above book was a good read, well worth buying.

Checking at the main source, the Collins book was originally $75 not $25 and only a 1000 copies printed.

http://geniimagazine.com/kaufman/store/html/4.html

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Seeing the same items for sale on a number of sites. I'm guessing Murphy's is having a clearance.
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Seeing the same items for sale on a number of sites. I'm guessing Murphy's is having a clearance.


I checked, yes they are on some things , but they do show the retail price at $25 on the Collins book Which might be why dealers who knew it was originally much more snapped it up. 
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Just picked up a copy of Duffie's Card Compulsions for $17, which includes shipping.  That's a heck of a deal.


Good book. Published by Kaufman and Greenberg, so out of Peter’s hands.

I wonder if this is the edition with the reversed, back-to-front, mirror-image page 61.

Probably not.

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Vanishing Inc. is having a big sale too. 50% and more off on 500 different items.

Cash flow...

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Good book. Published by Kaufman and Greenberg, so out of Peter’s hands.

I wonder if this is the edition with the reversed, back-to-front, mirror-image page 61.

Probably not.



Probably is. I doubt it went through more than one printing. A bargain none the less. 
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Unfortunately, once again the shipping costs to Canada far exceed the actual costs of the items for sale. 

I would love to pick up some of these items but when you add $60 US for shipping, the bargains lose their appeal.
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Shipping is even more terrible to Australia!  I'm not planning to make any more magic purchases until Jawdroppers 2 anyway, I might pick up Classic Collection volume 5 then too!
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Robin,

Have you thought about having the items shipped to a friend from the States that you'll be seeing at a magic convention etc? You'd have to wait to receive the items, but the cost would be reasonable.

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I have no idea what current postal rates are from the States to the UK, but last time I looked they were horrendous. I'm guessing they're worse than Canada, but not as awful to Australia.
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Wow there are some bargains to be found. Probably selling at what they paid for the items, brick and mortar stores are hurting badly.

I did a web search for one title that was on sale from its original price because I remembered the original price as being much higher than mentioned and found it being sold by another magic store sale priced even less!!

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2111&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiOiY486a1QIVUx2BCh0LlAygEAQYAyABEgKogvD_BwE&zenid=f3d5e64a7cafc81c822abc9862a30dc7#.WXITxoTyvIU

If you like a bit of magic history and some different viewpoints, I thought the above book was a good read, well worth buying.

Checking at the main source, the Collins book was originally $75 not $25 and only a 1000 copies printed.

http://geniimagazine.com/kaufman/store/html/4.html



I just wanted to hop on here and add to this thread!   In addition to that Kaufman item, we have slashed the prices on over 1200+ other items as well.   Everything is 50% off, and you can see them all here:

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/insane-discount-deals-c-52.html

What happened is that Murphy's offered us dealers a good deal on a lot of stuff, so we at MJM Magic jumped all over it!

The only catch (if you can call it that) is that it expires at the end of the month.   So we only have a few days to offer these prices before they will jump back up to normal.

A lot of people are scooping up these items at these slashed prices, and I'm glad to see many in this forum talking about it!   I recognize many of you as current and past customers, so if there is anything I can help with, please don't hesitate to drop me a line!

And remember: Any USA order $50 or more can select Free shipping.....and as always, if ANYONE spends a total of $300 or more at MJM during the course of any entire calendar month, we will PAY YOU a $30.00 bonus back as a way of thanking you.

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I'm sure nobody is interested in my "take" on this - yes, it is kind of personal. Obviously it's fine for people to hold sales in order to pull in people; make money, etc. But - in my obviously biased opinion "sales" should be of books THAT THE AUTHOR IS NO LONGER SELLING OR HE IS NO LONGER ALIVE!! Why? Obvious - that sale is cutting in on the author's sales/profits/and etc. 

     I doubt if anyone expects me to be thrilled about someone selling a book of mine that I still have up for sale at a much lower price than I'm selling it for. All so obvious to me. Think about it - how would you feel if you needed the money (which fortunately I don't - that's beside the point) that you're hoping some money will come in via getting orders for your books - and then someone starts selling them at a much lower price so that your sales drop way down?

    Anyway, please read my posts way up above - I will meet any price offered by any competitor - if I have copies. I do have most. And - you can get any book purchased from me - autographed. (Yeah, I know - big deal.)

      Oh, I was about to say "except for my LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Vol. 5" - which was listed there for the insulting price of $29.00 a couple of days ago. (Yes; sorry but that's insulting to me -  it belittles the book.) But - just got a call (which instigated this post) telling me that that's changed - it's back to about $90.  I guess it was originally used as a "come on."  Anyway, before you purchase any of my books or DVDs at "sale" - check with me - at harrylorayne@earthlink.net - and we'll discuss!
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Harry, permit me to ask a quick question re: Classic Collection Vol 5:  With Murphy's having already bought the books in volume from you, why should you necessarily care what they're selling it for to their dealers, who then turn around and sell it to end-users?  I do realize that you'd rather have the sales for yourself at full MSRP, but you've already gotten your money from the initial sales, no?
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   Not really - long story, which I'd rather not go into. But, listing my CC, 5 for $29 plus is WAY less than what Murphy's paid me for it even if I gave them 60% or 65% off. Anyway; that's not the point - Murphy's doesn't sell a book to the general public for less than I sell it for. And the profit I make selling a book directly to a customer is WAY more than I make otherwise. Have I already gotten my money for the initial sales? No, not really - which as I've mentioned a few times is why I no longer sell my books to jobbers/dealers. If the fair trade law was still in effect I'd most likely think differently.
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Robin,

Have you thought about having the items shipped to a friend from the States that you'll be seeing at a magic convention etc? You'd have to wait to receive the items, but the cost would be reasonable.

Mike


Hi Mike

Yes, I thought about that but I didn't want to impose on anyone ... BTW, FFFF is the only convention I go to [smile]
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I fully believe in supporting the magician's and author's directly as well, and many times, I have referred MJM customers to the magicians directly to get them in touch with them.   For example, if someone is looking for a Harry Lorayne item and we don't carry it, I will NOT say, "Oh, I'm sorry.  We don't carry that, but maybe later."   Instead I will say, "We don't have that item, but you may try to contact Harry directly.   Here is his website/email/contact info."

That is something I strongly believe in.   It's the same reason why I place an order at any brick and mortar magic shop that I visit, even though I have access to all the same products at wholesale cost.   It's just spreading the love around.

I think in this case (and I don't speak for Murphy's), they are just temporarily offering stores  a very low price on many of these items in order to move product.   They are taking a loss on their initial investment by selling it LESS than what they paid for it, but it's' still translating into new sales/income on the items which otherwise may be sitting on the shelf.   As a dealer, whenever we get access to great deals, we try to always pass as much of that savings onto our customers, which creates a better shopping experience.  

Anyway, we're a huge fan of yours Harry!  Thank you for all that you've contributed to our wonderful community.  <3
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   You're quite welcome, Jeff.  But I still would rather that my basic retail prices for my stuff was not undercut. But, no big issue - I wish you much success. Best - Harry.
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I'll see you at 4F Robin. I'm happy to have books delivered here and then bring them to 4F. It would be a big wait for you. But the transaction might be feasible this way.

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That would be a fantastic favour Mike, thanks!  I will take you up on that offer - FFFF is only 9 months away - that's no time at all.
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I fully believe in supporting the magician's and author's directly as well, and many times, I have referred MJM customers to the magicians directly to get them in touch with them.   For example, if someone is looking for a Harry Lorayne item and we don't carry it, I will NOT say, "Oh, I'm sorry.  We don't carry that, but maybe later."   Instead I will say, "We don't have that item, but you may try to contact Harry directly.   Here is his website/email/contact info."

That is something I strongly believe in.   It's the same reason why I place an order at any brick and mortar magic shop that I visit, even though I have access to all the same products at wholesale cost.   It's just spreading the love around.

I think in this case (and I don't speak for Murphy's), they are just temporarily offering stores  a very low price on many of these items in order to move product.   They are taking a loss on their initial investment by selling it LESS than what they paid for it, but it's' still translating into new sales/income on the items which otherwise may be sitting on the shelf.   As a dealer, whenever we get access to great deals, we try to always pass as much of that savings onto our customers, which creates a better shopping experience.  

Anyway, we're a huge fan of yours Harry!  Thank you for all that you've contributed to our wonderful community.  <3


Thanks, Jeff. I've been browsing through all the items that you have listed for sale at 50%. Lots of great deal!

I'm thinking of snatching up a Kinetic PK Ring. Just gotta get my ring size. I used to perform Prohibition back in the day but never replaced the my broken ring.

Rudy

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