Friday, March 30, 2012

R.I.P. Ron Crumley

I just wanted to share with you a little story about Ron Crumley. You may be reading this and saying, "Ron who?"

Well, Ron Crumley had been a faithful customer of MJM Magic for many years. As you may know, I'm the owner of the store, so I tend to get very attached to those of you who continually come back and place follow up orders. I recognize your names, your requests, your special instructions that you leave on your orders, etc.

Well Ron Crumley was a guy who always left me a nice message when he placed an order. It's always the little things that people do which stand out. He didn't HAVE to leave any messages to us, but he always did.

His last order was just a few weeks ago, on February 9th, 2012. On his order, he left the message:

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your great service! I always come back to MJM.

Ron Crumley

Of course, it made me smile as it always did. After all, we bust our butts each and everyday to make sure we take care of as many people as possible, so when someone leaves us a compliment, it gives us that extra boost of confidence knowing that we're doing something right.

So it saddened me to open up my email today and see the following letter from his wife:

This message is for Jeff... my name is Peggy Crumley and my husband, Ron Crumley, purchased several magic tricks from you in the past. I wanted to let you know that Ron passed away Feb. 10th. I was looking through his emails and noticed he bought from you often. I wanted to make you aware of why you wouldn't be hearing from him, which makes me so very sad.
He loved magic and I wanted to tell you thank you for providing him an excellent service whenever he ordered from you.
Sincerely,
Peggy Crumley

I don't know what touched me more -- the fact that Ron, a man whom I've never met, had passed away......or the fact that his wife took the time to actually email me and let me know how much Ron appreciated shopping with me.

So I immediately began to write up this blog post, because if anything, it's the only kind of tribute I could do for a man who had nothing but kind words to say. A man whom I never got the chance to shake his hand, but who I recognized like a friend simply because of his kind words and frequent orders.

Take a moment in your life to really appreciate those who are positive influences in your life. I too am doing the same, and I thank those of you who not only place orders with us at MJM Magic, but also for those who take the time to send us thank you letters, or who leave positive testimonials. It really means a lot to me.

Rest in Peace, Ron. And to your family, I hope you find strength in knowing that Ron made an influence on me and my life, without even realizing it.

- Jeff
MJM Magic

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Realistic Flash Bills at MJM Magic

This week, we saw the release of some brand new FLASH BILLS on the market. Of course, the pictures looked great, but we had to see it to believe it. So we filmed this quick video to show you our impression of them:



They come in $20, $10, $5, and $1 denominations......and they will fool anyone from a distance!

Pick some up here:
http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/advanced_search_result.html?keyword=haz_flashbill

Monday, March 12, 2012

News and Reviews: MJM Magic Interview, Rehab by Cameron Francis

We have another exciting issue of MJM's News and Reviews! This week, we look at one of my favorite Torn and Restored card effects!

NEWS: Last month, I was approached by the large company, Intuit, and they wanted to spotlight our company for an editorial piece they were doing. Of course, I was excited to be a part of it! They interviewed me about how MJM Magic came to be, and asked for some advice that I could give to other businesses. Since many of you make magic either a FULL TIME or PART TIME business, I thought you'd find this article insightful.

So check it out. It's a quick read, and gives you a little history into MJM Magic:
http://network.intuit.com/2012/02/20/mjm-magic-how-one-small-business-keeps-from-disappearing/

REVIEW: Rehab by Cameron Francis - DVD

A virtual angle-proof torn and restored card effect!

What I really liked about this DVD is that it teaches a torn and restored card effect that ANYONE can do. Many T&R effects out there require you to 1) only perform straight on with your spectator, or 2) palm a whole lot of pieces to keep track of. It may look good on TV or YouTube, but it's not so easy to pull off in a walk around setting.

With Rehab, it does a great job at handling both of these issues. The angles are great, the instruction is top notch, and the handling is easy enough for a beginner to learn and execute.

I personally would get this DVD just for learning Rehab, because it's worth the value of the purchase alone. But as if that wasn't enough, Cameron Francis included FIVE other effects on this DVD!

Check out the demo video for Rehab and purchase it on sale right here:
http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/rehab-by-cameron-francis-dvd-p-7224.html

Can't wait for it to ship and want it faster? We also offering it as a Streaming Video here:Link
http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/rehab-by-cameron-francis-big-blind-media-streaming-media-p-12186.html

If you own Rehab or want to discuss it, then head over to our free MJM Magic forums and come join the discussions: http://www.mjmmagic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=38

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We hope you have a great week! Don't forget to head over to our Message Board and start posting questions, answers, reviews, and interacting with other MJM customers!

- Jeff Mash
MJM Magic, Inc.
http://www.MJMMagic.com