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Topic: $1 to $100 vs $1 to 5, 10, 20, or 50???
Message: Posted by: Head Case (May 19, 2016 12:36PM)
I remember hearing someone argue that changing 1's to 100's is actually less "magical" or phaycologocally less hitting than changing 5's to 20's or something like that.

Reason I mention that is I am going to a bill change gimmick. Extreme burn or something similar. And don't want to use 100's. (Not for my everyday carry) so I was curious what I should use that will allow me to carry around less cash but still seem impressive. And I can't remember what combination of bills was argued to be better than 1 to 100's.

I'd love to hear some input.


Thanks :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 19, 2016 03:44PM)
This has been beaten to death in this topic, may I suggest you read some of the topics that discuss bill changes and Extreme Burn.

Here is your question stated differently, but should give you lots of information.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=277081&forum=210
Message: Posted by: StanleyRosenhouse (May 19, 2016 10:05PM)
Personally, I think the greatest reaction is changing from 1s to 100s. I've done it a few times while I'm on vacation and carry lots of cash with me.

Unfortunately I can't afford to carry all those 100s around in my Extreme Burn packet all the time.
So now I change from 1s to 5s. I get a good reaction but not the same.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (May 21, 2016 11:11PM)
Changing whatever denomination bills into $100's is by far the best showing of the bill change. However many cannot afford to use bills that large, so in that case (assuming you can't afford to use $100's) use the largest bills you can afford.

Also, I will presume that you meant to say "psychologically" in your post; that's no doubt made up by someone who couldn't afford to use $100 bills!

Jim
Message: Posted by: bowers (May 22, 2016 06:15PM)
[quote]On May 21, 2016, J-Mac wrote:
Changing whatever denomination bills into $100's is by far the best showing of the bill change. However many cannot afford to use bills that large, so in that case (assuming you can't afford to use $100's) use the largest bills you can afford.

Also, I will presume that you meant to say "psychologically" in your post; that's no doubt made up by someone who couldn't afford to use $100 bills!

Jim [/quote]

My thoughts exactly.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Griflex (Jun 1, 2016 04:58PM)
Here in the UK I perform " BeSwitched" by George Hample taught by Michael Ammar on his Easy to master money miracles vol2 and goes down great here with excellent reactions for the cost of very little US dollar money....My patter starts with "when I was on holiday in the USA"...... :)
Message: Posted by: Stephon Johnson (Jun 15, 2016 05:09PM)
"Switchcraft" by Gregory Wilson & Karl Hein have some very fresh options for those who want to use the Hundy 500, Extreme Burn type changes. Some can be made all in $1's! And they are usable with any currency! Check them out.
Steph
Message: Posted by: Owen (Oct 16, 2017 08:15AM)
Always go to 100's
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Oct 20, 2017 09:58PM)
Buy some of the 'prop money' $100's - I've made multiple gimmicks using them and they look great. Can't pass close inspection, but sure is a heck of a lot cheaper !
Message: Posted by: 55Hudson (Oct 21, 2017 08:58AM)
Absolutely agree that changing $1 to $100 is more magical than changing to $5, $10, or $20. Why would a magician change to any other denomination?

But... If you can't invest several $100s in a prop (you can always take the prop apart and spend the money :-) ) an alternative might be $2 bills. That is also very surprising since people don't see them often. Just go to the bank and ask for them. Banks can get them

Hudson
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Oct 21, 2017 01:09PM)
[quote]On May 21, 2016, J-Mac wrote:

Also, I will presume that you meant to say "psychologically" in your post; that's no doubt made up by someone who couldn't afford to use $100 bills!

Jim [/quote]
I noticed that spelling error, needs spellcheck or Google it !
Message: Posted by: DaveGripenwaldt (Oct 31, 2017 05:54PM)
Yes, $100s have the punch and is probably the way to go. However, a more budget-conscious alternative is changing a handful of $2 bills into $20s.
Message: Posted by: Gerald Deutsch (Nov 1, 2017 09:02AM)
On May 1, 2012 I posted a thought on the Perverse Magic thread of the Genii Forum.

I would borrow a $5 bill and say I will change it to a $10 and instead I get a $!.

I would look confused and then upset as I give the spectator the $! plus four singles from my wallet.
Message: Posted by: John Long (Nov 2, 2017 09:42PM)
[quote]On Oct 21, 2017, 55Hudson wrote:
Absolutely agree that changing $1 to $100 is more magical than changing to $5, $10, or $20. Why would a magician change to any other denomination?

But... If you can't invest several $100s in a prop (you can always take the prop apart and spend the money :-) ) an alternative might be $2 bills. That is also very surprising since people don't see them often. Just go to the bank and ask for them. Banks can get them

Hudson [/quote]

You don't need "several $100s". Two dollar window works with just a single 100. That is still a lot of money to carry around (especially if your wallet is stolen, as mine was a few years ago), but people's eyes practically pop out (I've asked people, "does that hurt?". When ask for clarification, I mention their eyes popping out.
Message: Posted by: JoeHohman (Dec 1, 2017 11:48AM)
Did everybody see Penn and Teller last night? Guy changed a $1 with spectator's name (Tony) printed on it to a $100, KEEPING TONY'S NAME ON IT, and then let Tony keep the $100. Penn said this was a very classy move, and I agreed. (He fooled them, by the way....)