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Topic: Appearing Cages from Hat
Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 18, 2007 03:35AM)
Wondering what folks opinion are of these cages?

Stevens: http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1962

Maxello: http://www.maxello.com/index.php?s=0dd0602224b448c3fb9fefa14dfd931b&p=9201&c=52&q=9601

Do they work well? Are they built reliably?

Btw, big difference in prices.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Apr 18, 2007 07:06AM)
I've never seen these in action but I would be concerned about the difference in price. I can't imagine a cage like this selling for just $29.

Maxello is a Café sponsor, you may want to contact them and ask the question. I deal with Steven's quite often and I can't imagine they have arbitrarily inflated the cost to $150. While they may look the same on the web sites, they may be different products.

Looking at the description on the Stevens site, the dimensions are 5" x 5" x 6" whick seems to indicate the height when collapsed would be about 3". The Maxello site says you can put 3 of these in the hat. Seems like that may not be possible unless the cages were set on their sides and I wouldn't recommend that with a bird inside. Just my opinion here, as I said, I haven't actually seen the cages live.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Starr (Apr 18, 2007 10:50AM)
I'd also be a tad concerned about this statement from Maxello's description:

[quote][i]Product may differ slightly from image shown.[/i][/quote]
Message: Posted by: Jimmagic (Apr 18, 2007 01:06PM)
I've seen the real cage and I find that it's quite reliable but it does produce some noise. A small parakeet should be safe to be produce.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Apr 18, 2007 01:54PM)
Jim, since you've seen this, can you comfortably put 3 of them in a top hat as stated on the Maxello site?
Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 18, 2007 03:27PM)

Do you know if you saw the Maxello or Stevens product?

In addition, after production, do the cages hold their form freely, or must they be hung up?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Apr 18, 2007 03:44PM)
I've seen a cheap priced square vanishing/appearing (can't recall) bird cage at a magic shop a couple of weeks ago. I asked why was the price so low. He told me because it does not lock.
Message: Posted by: maxello (Apr 18, 2007 06:18PM)
Our cages looks simialar to the other ones.
We never get complaints and you are free to order 1 psc. for check the quality.

You might refund it and I will cover all the costs incl. shipping it if not works......
Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 18, 2007 06:35PM)

Do yours lock in place after they are pulled out of a hat?
Message: Posted by: maxello (Apr 18, 2007 11:32PM)
I have checked them and they looks good.
Messures are: Closed 4,5 x 4,6 x 2,5 high and when they are produced open messures are:
4,5 x 4,6 x 5,5 high

Yes, they lock in place after they are produced.

Fully garantie on our products.
Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 21, 2007 01:10AM)
This is the first magic vendor I've seen offer a money-back guarantee.