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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Good Trade

I remember that line in the movie, Dances With Wolves, one of all time favorite movies..
Last weekend at Portland Magic Jam I was approached by a man wanting to know about the tables I build and had on display for sale.
He mentioned how nice they were and I said, hey buy one, He said, I don't have any money, but would you be interested in a trade? I asked what he had in mind. He opened his jacket ( I know what you're thinking) and pulled out a deck of playing cards. They were a sealed in cellophane, unopened deck of...
Drum roll please....
Jerry's Nuggets!

I immediately told him I wasn't interested. I mean, what would I do with them? I cannot use them, most of my card tricks I end up ruining a deck of cards,I either have a card signed, or I fold one in half, and I wasn't interested in just admiring them on my shelf.
But then he said something that did intrigue me a little...
He mentioned that they are only going to go up in value.
So, I slept on it and came up with an equitable trade. One of my tables and $50 bucks for the deck.
He agreed and we struck a deal.
Now I have one of my tables being used and this is good for him and for me. Maybe another magician will see it, like and contact me!
I can only hope!

4 Comments:

Blogger Gerry said...

Hi Tim, OK, I have to ask, what are Jerry's Nuggets?

4:36 PM  
Blogger Timmy Jimmy said...

Gerry, Jerry's Nuggets are playing cards from a Las Vegas Casino. The casino was named, "Jerry's Nugget." The cards are becoming rarer and more valuable.
There are many knock offs out there! I never really wanted a deck of them, but it is kind of fun to have one, now that I do!
http://www.jerrysnuggetplayingcards.com/articles/index.html

8:25 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

You mistyped $50 as $500 need to edit that so that people don't think your a chump. High dollar deck of cards regardless. (I know your not a chump). MIss you pal!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Timmy Jimmy said...

Thank you Tom, I did mis type that, correction made.
Sometimes I am a chump....or an A hole..
been working on it my whole life!
Thanks again.
T

8:43 AM  

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