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Paul Hallas

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Quite a few dealers with Black Friday bargains, so out of interest did anyone get a great deal?

Personally I didn't buy a thing, had to cancel my credit card as SOMEONE ELSE was attempting to purchase stuff with my card details. Since the card is still in my wallet and I don't use it much I assume someone I purchased from a while ago had their files hacked in time for the sale. Might turn out to be more fraud this weekend than ever before.  Keep a regular check on your accounts guys!

I thought this looked useful though not sure how sturdy it would be:
https://playingcarddecks.com/collections/clearance/products/crystal-support-playing-card-display-stand

Also the Conjuring Arts people had a great deal on bricks of their Expert Cards again.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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Well, I did a pre-Black Friday purchase of Mike Powers’ “Dimishing Retuns” Arrived on Black Friday though!!

As I mentioned elsewhere, based on Rudy’s recommendation, Walgreens had Giant Bicycle decks for $8 AND for Black Friday (and Saturday) all Bikes we’re buy one get one!!!! I really stocked up on Bicycle cards!!!
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Sorry to hear about your dilemma, Paul. Been there a couple of times myself, and it's never fun...

No bargains for me, although, thanks to Gareth, I was able to order a copy of Asi Wind's  reprinted book, Repertoire. Full price, but something I had wanted, so there's that. Trying not to fall down the magic rabbit hole this year...

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At present, this fool has the good fortune of lacking any money from which to be parted. There certainly are some tempting enough deals.
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Bought the Cy Enfield book from Vanishing Inc- (great deal, $14.98!)
And Asi’s book re-print. ($108)
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Tried to keep my money in my wallet. I should be reading the books still in shrink wrap, watching the DVD's still in shrink wrap and watching the Penguin and Murphy's lectures that are still unwatched.... 

gotta be a smarter consumer in 2019!

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Tried to keep my money in my wallet. I should be reading the books still in shrink wrap, watching the DVD's still in shrink wrap and watching the Penguin and Murphy's lectures that are still unwatched.... 

gotta be a smarter consumer in 2019!

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Mike is right. I still have books I haven't read yet. Why pick up more stuff?

There were great deals out there but throughout the year there are lots of great sales.  

Chris W I hear you. Been there many times. And for people struggling financially magic should be the bottom of any list. Plenty to learn from stuff you already own.

But it's always good to hear if someone lucked out with a real bargain whether it's in a sale or a second hand book store.

 
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I bought Roadrunner Cull as a download from Vanishing Inc. - something I've wanted for about a year.  Now the challenge is finding the time to watch and learn!
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Hi Robin,

Some economist (?) said a while back something like "Time is the currency of the 21st century." I concur. 

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Some economist (?) said a while back something like "Time is the currency of the 21st century." I concur. 

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Again, wise words (Knock it off already!!!) While nothing to do with magic, I did avail myself of a boatload of deeply discounted Kindle ebooks since last week, many of which have been on my wish list for some time. Now, finding the time to read them all? Yeah, that's going to be the trick. But at least the portability of my Kindle makes it easy to drag my e-library with me wherever I may be.

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I was overwhelmed by it all and couldnt decide, so i didnt buy anything
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L&L's Marlo's Secret Sessions 5 vol. Videos. At 70% off it is quite a bargain at $38.95...
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No magic, but I got some fantastic deals on musical instruments!


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No magic, but I got some fantastic deals on musical instruments!


Same here, almost. All books, though not everything was a winner.

"The History of Rock in Fifty Guitars," by Bruce Wexler. Awful. Nice photographs, though. Well, mostly.

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Blathermist, I love the Spenser novels too. I've reread most, if not all, of them several times. Curious as to which one you don't like. (I, too, have a single novel that I do not care for. Just wondering if they might be the same. Mine is Hugger Mugger.) And frankly I wish the estate would've let Robert B. Parker rest in peace instead of contracting authors to continue his various series. I am not a fan of Ace Atkins' ongoing Spenser novels.

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Yeah, I can understand your aversion to Zebulon Sixkill. I didn't care for him much either. I don't hate Hugger-Mugger. Being a native Georgian I was not impressed with Mr. Parker's treatment of the area. Not upset, not offended, just unimpressed. His descriptions of Boston are so spot-on that I expected same for his visit south, that's all. As for Teddy, yeah, I liked him too and was glad to see him pop up now and again. Even in Sixkill as I recall. 

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It wasn't a black Friday purchase, but I finally got a copy of Prism by Max Maven. It was an early Christmas present from the wife. But I agree with the sentiment of others: We probably have enough, it's a matter of reading and digesting what we already have. 


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I got "The Definitive Sankey, vol 2" from Vanishing Inc for $15.00. I like some of his stuff. Never really a big fan, but this was supposed to be some of his best stuff. I got the book the other day and was shocked. It's a big, heavy book. All glossy pages. Really nice. Did I mention it was heavy? I didn't get a chance to dive into it yet because I had gigs but I plan on kicking back and checking it out this weekend.

I also picked up a supply of Death Wish Coffee that came with a free Death Wish Coffee backpack. Both are awesome.
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