Monday, July 23, 2012

Spider Pen Pro Almost Gave Me a Heart Attack!

Holy crap.  Can I say 'crap'?  I think I can, considering the roller coaster and mini-heart attack I've had over the past couple of days!  Allow me to explain!

As you all know, the most hotly anticipated item of 2012 is finally upon us: the Spider Pen Pro by Yigal Mesika.

I could go on and on about how great this item is, but that's not really the point of this message!  The point is that I personally UNDERESTIMATED how huge this release really was.

You see, I'm in charge of purchasing all items that we bring into our store.  Many times, a product hits the market and it's up to me to gauge how much we think we can sell.  Purchase too many, and we waste money in our tight budget.  Purchase too few, and we are left with unfulfilled orders.  It's a tight balancing act that I have to follow on a daily basis, and even after almost ten years of purchasing for MJM Magic, you would THINK that I'd have a formula to figure these things out by now!  Well I don't!

But I digress!

So after a month of delays, we finally get word that the Spider Pen Pro is now shipping from the supplier.   We had reserved a modest amount of these things, just enough to cover our preorders and a little extra for new customers.  I knew that these were $150.00 a pop, and that the extra little reserves I had left would easily be able to cover any new orders coming in.

HOW WRONG I WAS!

In a matter of SECONDS, right after I announced the arrival of these things, the orders began to FLOOD IN like an avalanche.  Normally that's a good problem to have!  However, I quickly realized that this onslaught of new orders couldn't be fulfilled, because all of the Spider Pens were gone in the blink of an eye.

I was kicking myself.  Literally.  I bent over and kicked my own butt with the heels of my shoes, mad that I didn't proactively purchase more of these things.  Was I blind?  Did I not know that these would sell way more than I had reserved?  Apparently so.

Quickly I threw on my cape and superhero outfit, making a few calls to try and scrounge up some more Spider Pens.  I had high hopes that someone.....ANYONE......would have a few to spare for a handsome, shaved headed Californian like me. 

Unfortunately, my hopes were deflated when I found out that the supplier was all out of them.  Since that devastating news caused me to  violently defecate in my superhero outfit, I slowly took it off in shame, and threw my trusty cape in the hamper.

I then began the painstaking task of telling all of our recent orders that the Spider Pen Pro, the very item I just finished announcing was finally available, had in fact sold out in SECONDS and is now on backorder.  I was embarrassed, but more than that, I felt HORRIBLE.  MJM Magic is a family run business, and it's my life's MISSION to make sure we take care of each and every customer.  I didn't want anyone to feel like I misled them to purchase an item which wasn't available.  The truth is that one second, we had enough, and the next second after announcing it, they completely sold out faster than we could update our website.

So where's the good news in all of this, Jeff?

Here is it.  I busted my BUTT all day today, frantically calling my sources and literally begging to see if we could get some more of these.  I tried everything.  I pleaded.   I grovelled.  Finally, by what can only be described as a MIRACLE, I had a source who was able to find a secret stash of these Spider Pen Pros!  Not only did we find enough to cover our recent onslaught of orders, but I was able to purchase three times MORE than we originally did to cover any new orders that haven't yet come through.  We went from having a shortage to having a SURPLUS

So bottom line: at least right now, in this moment, MJM MAGIC HAS PLENTY OF SPIDER PEN PROS to last for at least the next few days!

What usually happens is that these will continue to sell steadily on our website.....but once all the other dealers sell out, then everyone will come to us and our supply will disappear even faster.  So if you haven't yet picked this up yet, don't wait.  I speak from the heart when I say that I haven't seen anything move this fast in a very long time.

Link: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/spider-pen-pro-with-dvd-by-yigal-mesika-dvd-p-14252.html

- Jeff Mash
http://www.MJMMagic.com

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hot New Card Magic DVD's: Shinanigens and Inspiration

MJM Magic is now selling two new DVD's which feature some of the most visual card magic we've ever seen!

Shinanigens by Shin Lim - DVD
Price: $50.00
Our Price: $43.65 with Returning Customer Discount

Link: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/shinanigens-by-shin-lim-two-disc-set-dvd-preorder-special-price-p-14593.html

Shin Lim is one of these magicians who puts out hard hitting items, and they always sell out.  Always.  His previous items (Think DVD and The Vanishing) are still popular sellers!  If you haven't checked those out yet, click those links and watch the demo videos!

So now he is coming out with Shinanigens, a TWO DVD SET featuring over THREE HOURS of magic eye candy!!

I could sit here and try to explain how visual it is, but you just need to see it to believe it!  Click the link to read more about the contents of the DVD, and to see the video demo!

Link: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/shinanigens-by-shin-lim-two-disc-set-dvd-preorder-special-price-p-14593.html



Note: This is a preorder item.  We recommend you purchase it separately right now, and when it's available very soon, we will ship it out to you!  These are forecasted to sell out, so by preordering it with us, you will be guaranteed to get your copy.  Purchasing it separate from other items insures that your entire order isn't held up awaiting this release.



Inspiration Volume 1 by Vallarino and Bebel - DVD
Price: $25.00
Our Price: $23.57 with Returning Customer Discount

Link: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/inspiration-vol-1-dvd-by-vallarino-bebel-p-14595.html

This one looks equally as visual as Shinanigens, only it's put out by J.P. Vallarino.  You will recognize that name from his previous best sellers, such as Ultimate Wild Card and Ultimate McDonald's Aces.

Here is what our good buddy Tomas Medina said about this DVD:

"Buy this dvd.  It's AWESOME.  Seriously, it's going to be popular.  The card magic on here is like getting kicked in the face by a horse....but in a good way.  Bebel is an underground card magician from France.  The guy doesn't really want to market any products, that's why you probably have never heard of the guy. Many have said he's the world's greatest card magician.  The dude's got some seriously slick chops." - Tomas Medina

So click the link below to read more about it, and be sure to check out the demo video!

Link: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/inspiration-vol-1-dvd-by-vallarino-bebel-p-14595.html


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Paul Harris Presents Stitched (DVD and Gimmick) by Alex Kolle - DVD


RELEASED TODAY!!!!





Get it here: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/paul-harris-presents-stitched-dvd-and-gimmick-by-alex-kolle-dvd-p-14575.html

THAT TORN HOLE IN YOUR PANTS JUST BECAME YOUR BEST FRIEND.

You've been walking around with a semi-fashionable TORN HOLE in your PANT'S LEG. You hold your genuinely EMPTY HAND above the torn hole for just a moment..and the HOLE INSTANTLY HEALS ITSELF! Your HAND is still GENUINELY EMPTY. The hole is really GONE. Your pants can be IMMEDIATELY EXAMINED (which can be high entertainment in itself).

There's been a few attempts at solving the "Torn Pants" problem in the past..but nothing comes close to Alex K├Âlle's SUPER EASY, EMPTY HANDS solution. You can adapt the custom gimmick to any style or color jeans, pants or shorts. You can even use a SPECTATOR'S HAND TO HEAL THE HOLE! And the visuals of STITCHED are PERFECT. There's literally nothing to see but the STUNNING ILLUSION of an empty hand instantly healing the ripped pants!

  • WALK AROUND ALL DAY WITH GIMMICK IN PLACE.
  • PERFORM STANDING OR SITTING
  • RE-SETS IN SECONDS
  • NO PALMING
  • VERY VERY EASY TO DO
  • PANTS ARE NOT ALTERED IN ANY WAY
  • CUSTOMIZE GIMMICK FOR ANY STYLE OR COLOR PANTS OR SHORTS
  • PERFORM SURROUNDED
  • HANDS ARE ALWAYS EMPTY
  • RESTORED PANTS CAN BE COMPLETELY EXAMINED.
COMPLETE WITH SPECIAL STITCHED GOODIES AND DVD. ENDLESS SUPPLY OF NEW BEST FRIENDS AVAILABLE UPON PERFORMANCE. 

Get it here: http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/paul-harris-presents-stitched-dvd-and-gimmick-by-alex-kolle-dvd-p-14575.html

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Save 15% Off Your Order - Expires Soon!

Happy birthday to US!  Happy birthday to US!

Yes, it's our birthday tomorrow!  Not MJM Magic, but the US: United States!  And to celebrate, we are having a special ONE DAY ONLY COUPON SALE!

Between right now through July 4th, use the following coupon to get 15% off your ENTIRE ORDER.

Coupon Code: JULY4

Even if you're not in the USA, you can still use this discount!  Click here to go directly to our website: http://www.MJMMagic.com

The following restrictions apply:

- Not good on any orders placed before 6:00pm EST July 3rd nor after July 4th at 11:59pm EST.  No exceptions.

- Must spend $75.00 or more in your order for the discount to qualify.  Simply make sure your shopping cart has $75.00 or more in products, and the discount will work on the ENTIRE ORDER!!!  If you spend less than $75.00, the coupon won't work.

- Cannot combine orders!  You cannot place two separate smaller orders and then have us combine them into one.  So please make sure to add everything you want into one order before applying the JULY4 coupon.

- Can't be used with the purchase of Gift Certificates, nor can this be used with any other coupons.


- Rules subject to change (but we think this about covers it).

HOLIDAY HOUR REMINDER:

We will be closed on Wednesday the 4th to celebrate the holiday.  Our website is still open for you to submit your orders and take advantage of this incredible JULY4 coupon.  All orders will be processed the next business day when we return to the store.  Email responses will also be slow during this period.

We anticipate a very busy day on Thursday when we get back, and we will do our best to get as many orders out the door as possible! 

Happy shopping everyone, and Happy Independence Day to the USA!

- Jeff
MJM Magic: http://www.MJMMagic.com