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Topic: Performing For Cashiers
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 9, 2018 11:14AM)
Just wondering if anybody here has ever stunned a store clerk or cashier by performing an effect while paying for your purchases?

If so, what effects worked best?

How did you take into account angles, as when you are standing in line ANYBODY can walk up next to you as they wait to make THEIR purchase.
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (May 12, 2018 06:43AM)
Actually I never tried it, often tempted, still tempted ! to use Don Allen's "Coat Hanger from coin purse"
I think it would be surprisingly funny!
Message: Posted by: paulalpha (May 13, 2018 08:51PM)
One I've done is to show them a small tool that I claimed to have found in the parking lot, but then when I squeeze it, it turns into a Kennedy half dollar, and then another squeeze and it turns into a Chinese coin, which they can examine. A couple of false transfers and a gaffed Chinatown coin set are all you need. Angles are great on this one.

Second one I've done are some finger ring and rope tricks out of Jay Sankeys Devils tail. Angles there are very good as well. My presentation is that I bought the rope (or ring there) and it seems to be defective (or at least weird).

Third one is Holy Moly from Jay sankey. Angles there are tougher, you cant have any one behind you. But response is excellent.

I prefer performing for clerks that are out in the store stocking etc, versus the cashiers. I wont start any of this magic if there are other customers in line behind me. I don't want to hold them up.

Often times their reaction is very good. Some will thank you for showing them the trick and will often times say that I made their day. One lady told me that in two years of working there, that was the first time anyone showed her a magic trick.

Store clerks are my favorite test audience for new pocket ticks that I'm working on.
Message: Posted by: Supersmooth_ Magic (May 18, 2018 05:57PM)
Extreme Burn - but some may take it the wrong way! So depends which type of store/cashier :)

Also show a coin between finger and thumb in a french drop/spellbound position, holding a coin with a lower denomination like a 5 cent or 1p and when you palm a quarter or £2 pound coin (any coin with a higher value) - do a spellbound move/french drop as you give it out to the cashier and it magically' changes - It's a nice, easy to do visual and magical and of course you will then have enough money to pay for your pint of milk or newspaper then!

Also another good one - The muscle pass works well and has done for me :)
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 18, 2018 06:05PM)
Have you been able to master the muscle pass???
Message: Posted by: miistermagico (May 18, 2018 11:43PM)
Dear Daffydoug,
Try: Danny Korem's Tactile Healer
Message: Posted by: Supersmooth_ Magic (May 19, 2018 05:08AM)
Bill switches are good esp for paying the cashier!
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 19, 2018 06:52AM)
Oh wow! Never knew Korem wrote a book. I saw him perform in person. The man's a magical genius!
Message: Posted by: RMV (May 20, 2018 10:29AM)
If you are signing something, the opening phase of Greg Wilsonís pointless would be quick and fun.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 20, 2018 01:44PM)
Good idea. But *sigh* I had Greg's pointless, and lost the "point." Easy to lose or fall out of your pocket. It was a wonderful effect, but not cheap. If it's still on the market, I'm tempted to drop the bucks and buy another one.
Message: Posted by: RMV (May 21, 2018 10:43PM)
I worry about losing the point of that trick all the time! Iím thinking about getting a reserve. I carry this with me a lot. I once carried a rocky raccoon into a store. When a clerk told me I couldnít have a live animal....well...I killed it. That was 35 years ago and still makes me laugh. Glad they didnít call security.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 22, 2018 06:51AM)

I loved Greg's effect. I practiced it till I could do it in my sleep. Then I promptly lost the whole point of the trick.

The problem was that the point always got stuck in the cap if I carried it in my pocket. I would pull it out to perform, and horrors! There would be no point on it! So I carefully stuffed tissue paper in the cap so that it pushed against the m______t. But that of course made it somewhat loose, which is why I lost it so easily. It's like I couldn't win for losing.

Open to any suggestions!
Message: Posted by: byronblaq1 (May 22, 2018 05:29PM)
Bill switches.

Blows them away when done nonchalantly.

Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 22, 2018 05:39PM)
Thought about it a lot. Really have. But a plethora of choices to choose from! Which one do you recommend?
Message: Posted by: RMV (May 22, 2018 11:00PM)
I havenít had trouble with mine sticking in the cap. Because the cap is available cheap, I would think trying to find a larger cap, since it has to come off before the pen comes into play. Will play with that and see.

As for bill swithch, I learned the one I do from Ammar, classic renditions. Use a Kennedy mismade bill.
Message: Posted by: paulalpha (May 23, 2018 05:35PM)
[quote]On May 21, 2018, RMV wrote:
I worry about losing the point of that trick all the time! Iím thinking about getting a reserve. I carry this with me a lot. I once carried a rocky raccoon into a store. When a clerk told me I couldnít have a live animal....well...I killed it. That was 35 years ago and still makes me laugh. Glad they didnít call security. [/quote]

Love it. I gotta get a Rocky Racoon just to do that. I want to add it to my parlor show anyway.
Message: Posted by: troy thornton (Nov 23, 2018 05:09PM)
Extreme burn to pay for something blows them away. nothing better then showing 5 one dollar bills and letting the clerk clearly see that. and the items cost say 11 bucks, you say is this enough? tell them hold on a second BAM! then hand them one of your twentys.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Nov 23, 2018 05:15PM)
Great idea!
Message: Posted by: ofrmagic (Nov 27, 2018 11:32PM)
Insta-Change (U.S. 10) by Nicholas Einhorn it has give me great reactions when trying to pay the cashier with a receipt. Then do the change in front of them.
Message: Posted by: Magikgym (Jun 17, 2019 04:17PM)
If they serve coffee to go....mojoe 2.0 by John Kennedy.
Message: Posted by: Magikgym (Jun 17, 2019 04:19PM)
Extreme burn also went over very well. With mojoe 2.0, I just performed it while saying I changed my mind and that I decided I did not want coffee.
Message: Posted by: Gerald Deutsch (Jun 17, 2019 05:16PM)
If a cashier isn't busy - and that's very important - I might perform one - and only - feat of Perverse Magic such as borrowing a $5 bill from her and telling her I'm going to make it into a $10 bill but, to my surprise and embarrassment it becomes a $1 bill.

I am confused and give her the $1 bill plus four more from my wallet.

(See the Perverse Magic thread on the Genii Forum May 1, 2012. And this appears on page 259 of Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years.)
Message: Posted by: TomB (Jul 9, 2019 06:45PM)
I like the correct change ones where you pull change out from your pocket then show the pocket inside out to act like destiny was for you to get whatever you bought