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On 2006-05-02 18:17, vlaraway wrote:
Hey Dan,

I was just wondering... Say you borrow the $1 for someone, and do the switch... Then, after the routine, when you hand them the $.50, they check it out, but they still want their dollar back... If their an out for this problem? Is it described on the DVD?

Thanks!
-Vinnie



hey man... this is all explained n the DVD.. but for a short answer,

You have to feel out your crowd... sometimes I borrow...sometimes I use my own bill. It just depends on the audience that I perform for. I can honestly tell you,believe it or not, but I have NEVER had a laymen ask me for their dollar back after I take it from them. just play out your crowd

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Okay guys, I remade my Greed Gimmick the other day, and the bank DOES take back the bills. Daniel is right when he says it will only cost you $7. Without saying too much about the way they're cut, one of them looks way too gone, but they DO take it back.
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If anyone has trouble cashing in the cut up extra bills just send them to me,
I'll take them!

ACE
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ChrisSD, what did you say when you took them to the bank? Any story? Or just... Here, can I trade you?

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From the website of the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing:
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WHAT IS NOT MUTILATED CURRENCY?
Any badly soiled, dirty, defaced, disintegrated, limp, torn, worn out currency note that is CLEARLY MORE than one-half of the original note, and does not require special examination to determine its value. These notes should be exchanged through your local bank and processed by the Federal Reserve Bank.

So if your bank doesn't want to take your partial bills, tell them the US gummint tells them they HAVE to and point them to this website:
http://www.moneyfactory.gov/section.cfm/8/39
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Thank airship for clearing that up....

I don't know why some people just wont believe me.

Daniel Garcia
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On 2006-05-12 01:56, dg magic wrote:
Thank airship for clearing that up....

I don't know why some people just wont believe me.

Daniel Garcia

I'm seriously thinking about picking this DVD up - I just received my copy of Torn and I have to say that you're an awesome teacher. Smile
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Try This. If your a man have your girlfriend or wife go and get them changed. Have them go to a male teller. Its messed to say true but you would be surprised how somethings are just easier for them to do.
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On 2006-05-09 11:14, Mercury52 wrote:
ChrisSD, what did you say when you took them to the bank? Any story? Or just... Here, can I trade you?

Kevin


I just went up to cash my paycheck and at the same time said "I have these bills, are they still good?" and the teller went back to check with her manager, and she took them.
Banks are always really good to their account holders, since they don't want to lose them. Without your money, they have none to loan, and then they just have nothing.

Money is money to a bank, they don't care if it's only half there.
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To me, this routine is worth it just for the last line: "Don't be greedy."
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Eh...it's only special if you know the name of the trick, which spectators don't. I think the magician gets a bigger kick out of the phrase than the spectator.
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I think the line will work for specs.

They're expecting 50 bucks, instead they get a 50 cent piece. People should realize the gag, even though they don't know the name of the effect.

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I think that they understand your message, but they don't get pun/gag. The funny part is the phrase's relation to the name of trick. To specs...it's just a simple closing line/moral.
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I agree that the line and it's relation to the name of the trick is good, and enjoyed by magicians.

But, you don't think that setting up the expectation for $50 and the resulting in 50 cents while saying "Don't be greedy" is funny? Comedy is all about setting up an expectation, and then doing something else. All the expectation is there, and they get a totally different result and the line plays well with it.

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I have the original greed manuscript but I still have another "can this be done in canadian currency" question. I'm still wondering if it is possible to only do a $5 then $10 then $20 then 50 cents therfore leaving out a step (the $1). if any canadians have figured out a way, could you please PM me with maybe some advice. I guess I can still use a $50 and change the presentation for it to work but I would rather not. thanks
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If you have the original manuscript then what is the problem? just leave out a phase!!!

it isn't rocket science to just leave out a piece and modify the gimick to only do 2 changes instead of 3.... or you could just start out with a blank piece of paper and "print" the 5 and continue.
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Yeah. that sounds cool. I just thought it wouldnt hit hard enough if a phase was left out but now that I think about it, it probably wont really matter.

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Does anyone have this yet?
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On 2006-06-01 22:45, Brian Proctor wrote:
Does anyone have this yet?


Well its coming out on the 13th so I'm guessing no... But I know some people have the lecture not verison of it.
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Oops. I didn't know it was coming out on the 13th. I thought that Penguin would have it ready to ship by the 26th. My bad.
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