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Butt out,the question was'nt addressed at you .
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On 2008-04-04 13:37, cardbiker wrote:
Mr Harris will you be doing any special offers on this for people who have wasted money on some of your other products.


Given the tone of this, do you really feel that after reading it, Mr. Harris will be inclined to offer you any special considerations? Or is this simply your way of venting publicly?

(FTR, I'm not answering your question, just wondering about your motivation for this post).
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On 2008-04-04 13:37, cardbiker wrote:
Mr Harris will you be doing any special offers on this for people who have wasted money on some of your other products.


You could have PM'd Ben and started a dialog, Being annonymous, no photo and the tone, I don't think you even expect an answer.

But...let's take this an opportunity to learn something.

I have to say, at one point I made similar posts. I come from a family that breaks each others **lls and that carried over to the friends I've made doing standup comedy. You just blurt stuff out. But....when you do it to "strangers" and on the internet, it has a different tone.

One time, a good friend told me that he appreciated feedback, good or bad, but when I made remarks like "this stinks" etc. I was actually hurting magic as a whole. He was right and I have tried my best to be more positive.

Once I had bought something that I didn't care for. I wrote the creator and pointed out things that I didn't like, etc. Well, to my surprise, he was so receptive to my note that we started exchanging ideas, etc.

Anyway, I made a friend instead of hurting someone's spirit. And...I got so much more out of it than the one trick.

And in the last two years, I have found that things I didn't care for, someone else uses and kills with it. By sharing ideas, you may end up liking something you hated before.

In fact, sometimes an old post of mine comes up where I couldn't stand something, but I ended up changing the handling and it's a worker. Now I have to appologize to the creator, etc. for slamming it. If I had just written the creator and voiced my concerns, I would have made a friend and learned something.

I'm not saying we can't voice opinions. I'm all for spirited debate and honest feelings about products. But having a more civil tone makes everyone a winner.
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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On 2008-04-04 16:05, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
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On 2008-04-04 13:37, cardbiker wrote:
Mr Harris will you be doing any special offers on this for people who have wasted money on some of your other products.


You could have PM'd Ben and started a dialog, Being annonymous, no photo and the tone, I don't think you even expect an answer.

But...let's take this an opportunity to learn something.

I have to say, at one point I made similar posts. I come from a family that breaks each others **lls and that carried over to the friends I've made doing standup comedy. You just blurt stuff out. But....when you do it to "strangers" and on the internet, it has a different tone.

One time, a good friend told me that he appreciated feedback, good or bad, but when I made remarks like "this stinks" etc. I was actually hurting magic as a whole. He was right and I have tried my best to be more positive.

Once I had bought something that I didn't care for. I wrote the creator and pointed out things that I didn't like, etc. Well, to my surprise, he was so receptive to my note that we started exchanging ideas, etc.

Anyway, I made a friend instead of hurting someone's spirit. And...I got so much more out of it than the one trick.

And in the last two years, I have found that things I didn't care for, someone else uses and kills with it. By sharing ideas, you may end up liking something you hated before.

In fact, sometimes an old post of mine comes up where I couldn't stand something, but I ended up changing the handling and it's a worker. Now I have to appologize to the creator, etc. for slamming it. If I had just written the creator and voiced my concerns, I would have made a friend and learned something.

I'm not saying we can't voice opinions. I'm all for spirited debate and honest feelings about products. But having a more civil tone makes everyone a winner.



Perfectly put. For what it's worth...I have always contacted the creator directly when I felt unsatisfied with a purchase. Ben Harris, unlike some others I could mention , has always been extremely helpful and responsive to any concerns I have ever had with his products.
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OOPs! its 04/05/08 in Aussie now. I just missed the deadline!!
Will the custom installation be available frm dealer anymore?
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Just back to Aussie and can't believe I am so bad luck to miss the offer. Frm the description of the basic method (magnetic), it seems that shimmed card is needed and the signed (shimmed?)card can not give away. Is that true?
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Looks brilliant... the final in-the-hands bit in the demo gave me chills. Just brilliant, this is definitely something I will consider. I liked Zoom and it looks like this will be a very strong effect.
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On 2008-04-03 02:25, Ben Harris wrote:
The gimmick alone is only available in the Limited Edition Boxed set.

That's $79.95.

You get

--the gimmick
--Quick Start Manual (in four languages)
--100 Page Book: "Enlightenment:The Ultimate Floating Card"
--12 month warranty.

Ben


Ben, since it has a 12 month warranty, does this mean it could eventually over time or many performances, not work?

Thanks, Tom
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On 2008-04-04 14:05, cardbiker wrote:
Butt out,the question was'nt addressed at you .


By posting this ridiculous question in a public forum you lost the right to tell anyone to butt-out. It doesn't matter if you were talking "at" me or not. You asked a question trying to hurt someone. I gave you some free advice in response.

Learn a lesson and do things the proper way next time.
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The effects on the DVD and lecture notes are far beyond your abilities. (They require mastery of the mechanic's grip.) It would only break your heart.
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On 2008-04-04 20:35, Tim Jahn wrote:
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On 2008-04-04 14:05, cardbiker wrote:
Butt out,the question was'nt addressed at you .


By posting this ridiculous question in a public forum you lost the right to tell anyone to butt-out. It doesn't matter if you were talking "at" me or not. You asked a question trying to hurt someone. I gave you some free advice in response.

Learn a lesson and do things the proper way next time.


EXACTLY!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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Wise Owl,

No shimmed cards. Any card, let them keep it as a souvenir. Even Dollar Notes!

Tom, it should not break ever unless it is miss-treated.

The gimmick is very sensitively balanced, but is strong. We've spent a zillion bucks and years getting this right. The warranty is supplied so that you will have confidence that this mechanism will keep on going day in day out.


We've tested it mechanically to 10,000 performances.

Cheers

Ben
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+Author: Machinations (Vanishing Inc, 2020)+
EVERYTHING BEN HARRIS
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Intriguing.
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A paradigm shifter drives an aluminium & plastic gizmo to levitate an ordinary card or bill...or book. If it works, you deserve a tribute on Wikipedia...or the Nobel prize in physics!
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If you gimmick a deck for the floating card, can the gimmick later be easily removed, without damaging the prepared cards or the gimmick, to use in other effects?
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What I was attracted most to this effect was how subtle it was. A card that zooms around your body over your head, through the woods to grandma's house, looks like a trick.

Enlightenment looks like what it would look like if you could do it.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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Will the custom install deck (extra bonus) be available alone later and will it be available stand alone/in the limited edition frm other dealers (eg HP)??
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Believe Ben said it might not be ready for another year, just the preorders.
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Enlightenment is now on the Hocus-Pocus new item site... Smile ..
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Happy to order this from the Pocus....thanks for the notice.
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My orders in, I can't wait!!!
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