Tuesday, February 28, 2012

News and Reviews: New Features, Royal Scam

Welcome to our first ever edition of MJM News and Reviews! This will be (hopefully) a weekly article we send out. It's designed to be an INTERACTIVE email, which means we want you to feel free to leave your feedback and comments to the topics we discuss! Keep reading and see what I mean!

NEWS:

This is where we are going to discuss latest items, upcoming things in the industry, or just changes to the site. Occasionally you will see us mention super secret DISCOUNTS or promotions that we won't publish on our website! That's right --- those who aren't subscribed to this newsletter, our blog, or our Twitter account will never know about some of the awesome deals that we offer here!

One of the latest things we did on the website is to add a TRANSLATOR feature on the upper left hand side of our page. We have new visitors coming daily to our website, and many don't speak English. So we have added this translator to the page for people who want to see our entire site in their native language.

Have you tried the translator yet? Is it helpful or a hindrance? Let us know by clicking THIS LINK and give us your thoughts on our message board: http://www.mjmmagic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20

(See what I mean by "interactive"? Hehe.)

Speaking of which, the MJM Magic Forums are now up and running again. These used to be one of the foundations of our website back in 2004, but we let them get overrun with too much spam and shut them down many years ago. Well now, we have a nice team of moderators, and we're looking forward to keeping the forums up and running again. It's going to start out slow, but soon you will find it to be a nice resource for asking questions, making friends & contacts in the industry, or just killing time during the day.

Stop on by and introduce yourself here: http://www.MJMMagic.com/forums/

REVIEW: Royal Scam by John Bannon

I admit, I am a sucker for card magic. Especially packet tricks, which you can easily carry around with you. What I love about Royal Scam is that it has all the great things you'd expect in a hard hitting card trick, but takes up little space.

It also has not one, but THREE climaxes that really catch people off guard. Here's what happens. You show your audience a stack of red backed Ace of Spades. You explain that one of the things you love to do with cards is Magic, Misdirection, and Make Money! Demonstrating the "Magic", you show how the packet turns all face up, or all face down, depending on how you twist the ace. Trust me, this baffles them when they see it!

Then, you explain that while you were doing the "Magic", you were busy "Misdirecting" them. You show that without them even knowing, the backs of the cards have all changed colors. Instead of all being red, they have changed to many different colors! Watch the demo and you will see what I mean.

The final climax is where you show how you "Make Money", by flipping over the best gambling hand known to man, the ROYAL FLUSH!

Oh, and did I mention the best part? It costs you less than $15.00, and it comes with an instructional DVD to boot! Check it out here:
http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/the-royal-scam-by-john-bannon-p-5674.html

Do you already own Royal Scam and want to chime in about it? Are you thinking of purchasing it but have a few more questions? Click this link below and post about it on the following message thread:

http://www.mjmmagic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21

Friday, February 17, 2012

Holiday Hour Reminder - President's Day

This is just a friendly reminder that the US Postal Service is not running this Monday, February 20th. That's because they observe the federal President's Day holiday. So while we are OPEN to take orders that day, nothing will be shipped out until the following day, Tuesday the 21st.

If you have any further questions, please contact us through the MJM Magic website!

Have a great weekend!

- Jeff
MJM Magic

Thursday, February 09, 2012

MJM Magic Was Down........and BACK!

Whew, holy crap! What a way to come into work in the morning!

"What happened?" you may ask.

Well, the first thing I do every morning when I come to work is log into the MJM Magic website, and see how many new orders we received over the evening hours. So I went to my administration panel, but the website doesn't come up or respond.

Hmmmmm, that's odd. Perhaps the administration panel was down. So I then try to go to the customer website (the place you guys all see when you go to http://www.MJMMagic.com). To my SHOCK and HORROR, that site was also down as well.

Bottom line: the website was gone. Shut down. Not responsive. DOA. Flatlined. You get the picture!

I immediately called up our data center in Texas, and come to find out, they had disconnected our server due to an expired credit card! AGGGHHHH!!!! Apparently, I had some old contact information in there, so they had been trying to get a hold of me for a week to update our server billing information, but since we hadn't responded, they disconnected the server.

So I spent the first part of our morning on the phone, desperately trying to fix the situation. My biggest fear was that I would get them the payment, but they would destroy my hopes and dreams by saying the server was recycled or something. THANKFULLY, that wasn't the case. I simply paid them the invoice and the server was back online within two minutes.

Minor heart attack averted!

Thanks for being so patient, in case you happened to come to the site in the brief amount of time that it was offline. I am going to have a large cup of coffee now and try to calm down a bit after this scare!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

FREE Magic Cartoon Deck with Orders over $100.00!



We wanted to start out the month of February with a fantastic giveaway. So that's why we're giving away a free gift to the next 12 orders that are over $100.00.

The Magic Cartoon Deck is a self working effect that is easy to perform. No hard work or memorization needed. The spectator picks a card and puts it back into the deck. The magician says that he won't find the card, but the deck will. Then, by flicking the deck like pages in a book, a graphic animation on the backs of the cards show a cartoon magician who reveals the exact card that was selected!

Best of all, ANY CARD can be picked, and you can perform this effect over and over again with different selections.

See Demo Video here: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/magic-cartoon-deck-bicycle-p-4677.html

This normally retails for $15.00, but we are giving it away for free to the next 12 ORDERS that are over $100.00.

I wish we had more of these to give away, because they are popular items. But this is only going to the first 12 orders that qualify. We will have a COUNTER on the front of our website that shows exactly how many are left.

- This only applies to orders placed 2/1/12 and later. Sorry no exceptions.

- Once these giveaway items are gone, the promotion will abruptly end.

- The $100.00 must be spent on merchandise. No gift certificates purchases. It also must be $100.00 after any discounts are applied. For example, if you have $100.00 in your order but then use a coupon which drops your total below that $100.00 threshold, the bonus item will not be given.

For any other questions, please feel free to contact us through our website.