cytex Registered User
#1

Hi I am new to the board and just picking up my child hood hobby again (so im basically new to magic again) .

But something i have wondered why nobody has ever opened a magic shop in dublin. Is there not a demand for it ???????? I know you can generally get things cheaper online but I for one would love to purchase things at a shop to discuss with the owner etc and would love to support my local shop.

Snazzy_Chazzy Registered User
#2

No Magic Shops in Dublin ???? We have loads of them, they are called Banks, you shovel money into them and it disapears !
On a serious note there used to be a few "joke" shops they sold some magic stuff think there all closed. Think ebay might be your only man

trad Registered User
#3

They all turned into Abrakebarbra outlets.

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oeb Registered User
#4

cytex said:
Hi I am new to the board and just picking up my child hood hobby again (so im basically new to magic again) .

But something i have wondered why nobody has ever opened a magic shop in dublin. Is there not a demand for it ???????? I know you can generally get things cheaper online but I for one would love to purchase things at a shop to discuss with the owner etc and would love to support my local shop.



I just don't think that there is enough demand for it, sure the only magic shop in the country that I know about is Paddy Clancy's shop in Limerick, and at that, I would be inclined to think that most of his business comes from the costume sales part of the business.

It's very difficult for bricks and mortar magic shops to compete with online stores.

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pfurey101 Registered User
#5

Give Pat Fallon one of the leading magicians in Ireland) a call. He sells and imports magic. http://www.patfallonmagic.com/

Butch Cassidy Registered User
#6

I was in Glasgow once and swung by Tam Shepards were Jerry Sadowitz cut his teeth. In the window they appear to be just a standard little joke shop with fake poo and what not but apparently you can get real tricks there.

SuzieDsouza Registered User
#7

I am find this address for magic shop in dublin. 46 King St S, Dublin, Co. Dublin - 01 6795622.

Skatey Registered User
#8

It's just not the same browsing on websites. Actually going in to a 'real world' shop for items like tricks is just better!

frag420 Registered User
#9

I made them all invisible...............

pfurey101 Registered User
#10

frag420 said:
I made them all invisible...............


Boom boom!

MAndrew Banned
#11

Snazzy_Chazzy said:
No Magic Shops in Dublin ???? We have loads of them, they are called Banks, you shovel money into them and it disapears !
On a serious note there used to be a few "joke" shops they sold some magic stuff think there all closed. Think ebay might be your only man



;D

Btw. If there are no magic shops, you can always try to open your own business But I think that if there are none yet, there are no people willing to visit them...

horgan_p General Dogsbody
#12

Skatey said:
It's just not the same browsing on websites. Actually going in to a 'real world' shop for items like tricks is just better!


I agree 100% , which is why any time i'm in london International magic and Davenports are on my list of places to go.

Only problem is its harder to keep an eye on your spending.....

IRISHREDSTAR Registered User
#13

there is a clown shop on kildare street

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pfurey101 Registered User
#14

IRISHREDSTAR said:
there is a clown shop on kildare street


Boom! Boom! (again)

sadim Registered User
#15

ha ha

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