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BIlly James
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Early on I'd heard about leakage issues during the shipping of this product. However, when I heard those issues had been resolved I bought one.

Hocus Pocus did a great job of packing and shipping this item and I have only the highest praise for their service. The same can't be said however for the item itself.

I had this on a shelf for a while but as the school holidays are currently on in Australia, I decided to add it to the show. Today I got to the venue, lugged the gear on stage and when I opened my stage box, the coke bottle had leaked over everything!

Keep in mind that the Bottle was treated with great care and yet the sticky liquid leaked, not through the lid but through the gimmick.

I've now got a few hundred bucks worth of silks that are possibly ruined (I'm washing them as I type). On top of that I have to now unload my van, completely empty out the gear and scrub everything.

So with the damage plus the inconvenience I would have to give this a HUGE thumbs down.

Billy James

PS The only upside is that all my gear now smells faintly of vanilla for some reason.
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I am glad you mentioned this. For a pricey item it is a shame that proper warnings and special care instructions are not included.

...oh, yeah - and it not being made well enought to use ...
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I would contact Hocus Pocus and request a replacement. They can then deal with the Mfg of the item. Even though it was packed carefully I think hocus Pocus will stand by the quality and they can get a credit from the mfg.
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I am wondering, Billy James...did you do the show? If so, how?

I realize that's not the point of this post, but it sounds like a mess. I was interested in purchasing this product as well, but held off for the same reasons you did. Now I'm holding off indefinitely.

Would love to hear "the rest of the story," including the results of your return/complaint.
George Alexander
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I'm not a great fan of this effect...
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