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 Post subject: Why no Reviews on HIGHEST rated Tricks ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:35 pm 
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I am primarily interested in the best tricks so I tend to look through the top 10. However, as an example, the #2 rated trick right now is "Wedge" http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3607. However, again - as often happens with tricks at the top of that list - there are no reviews.

With no reviews, how did it get listed as the #2 trick ??


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 Post subject: Re: Why no Reviews on HIGHEST rated Tricks ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:19 pm 
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There's a LOT of really awful magic on the market these days and it's only getting worse, so most of us wait it out. I prefer to wait for the reviews in Magic and Genii magazines. You can always go over to My Lovely Assistant, a website solely devoted to reviews of the latest magic tricks, dvds and books.

I used to be a big fan of Wizard Product Review and couldn't wait for their weekly review show on Youtube every Wednesday. Then I bought a bunch of the tricks they gave 90%+ to. What a mistake. Watching these two clowns every week it's easy to forget they are magic dealers and what truly motivates them: greed and politics. Who cuts them the best wholesale prices, who talks highly of them at conventions, etc. This is my own personal opinion, other magicians seem to think these guys walk on water.


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 Post subject: Re: Why no Reviews on HIGHEST rated Tricks ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Great question lifeson!

The reason many tricks in our top 10 don't have reviews is because they're brand new -- nobody has theirs yet!

And either thru word of mouth, innovative new concepts, or a proven track record they work their way up the list.


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 Post subject: Re: Why no Reviews on HIGHEST rated Tricks ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I thought it was based on sales, even if there were no reviews.


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 Post subject: Re: Why no Reviews on HIGHEST rated Tricks ?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:58 pm 
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fcchief wrote:
I thought it was based on sales, even if there were no reviews.


Yeah, that's what Acar is saying. New releases tend to sell more. They sell so well that they beat the reviewers to the punch.

Swayze, I know what you mean. I watch the Wizard Product review but I disagree with them all the time! I like knowing what's out there though so I keep watching and I don't mind their personalities. As far as what makes good magic goes we completely disagree most of the time :)


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