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This is a really stupid question so forgive me in advance.

I've recently been looking at borrowed bill to impossible location effects, but the tearing off a corner for later identification doesn't quite sit right with me.

Perhaps it's because I'm in the UK, where our lowest currency bill is for 5 pound. but I wouldn't feel comfortable handing somebody back their banknote with a corner torn off it.

Am I worrying about nothing, or has this been an issue for some in the past?

Thanks,

MIKE
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It's not an issue. As long as the bill is still spendable without the corner, no one should care. And who knows, it may become a souvenier.
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On the one hand you can tape it back together or you offer them to exchange it! So there is no problem.

And in my opinion a bill to impossible location should be done with a high banknote.
Because it raises the effect automatically. There are more emotions involved.
A bill effect with a small bill loses much effectivity.
Just my opinion on that.


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Sorry to say I don't really know the answer to your question but it is good one to pose.

All I can contribute is that giving back a torn bill is not something I would be happy about either as a performer or a viewer.I just think we should be aiming higher.
So if it was up to me I would hold back until a suitable answer came to mind.
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I believe that we should always offer a clean bank note to replace the torn or lemon juice soaked note etc. We can always spend the other one later.

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I agree that we should always offer a clean bill, but in my experience, the participant has never accepted it, and always wanted to keep the "magished" bill.
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Thanks for the input guys.

Off topic but Scott, I'm currently working through your 'My Best To You : Coins' and I'm in love with it!
I place it up with Smoke and Mirrors and Williamson's Wonders in terms of real world, practical material. Wonderful stuff.

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I agree with puggo, but my experience has been exactly like Scott's- they keep the souvenir....
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Perhaps I may be missing the point, but perhaps signing the bill before the vanish may accomplish the same thing? Or possibly even a unique little doodle?
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John Carey has a nice, simple and effective signed bill to Asprin bottle on his new DVD Handle with Carey from RSVP productions.
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On 2010-04-07 12:16, mike greene wrote:
This is a really stupid question so forgive me in advance.

I've recently been looking at borrowed bill to impossible location effects, but the tearing off a corner for later identification doesn't quite sit right with me.

Perhaps it's because I'm in the UK, where our lowest currency bill is for 5 pound. but I wouldn't feel comfortable handing somebody back their banknote with a corner torn off it.

Am I worrying about nothing, or has this been an issue for some in the past?

Thanks,

MIKE
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I agree with other posters: It always bothers me when I see a performer hand an audience member their own bill back soaked in lemon juice or mutilated. I always thought the professional thing to do was to dry it and offer a fresh replacement. However, as others have mentioned, it doesn't seem to bother audience members as it does me. And when I think about it, if I was an audience member, I would think it was really cool to find my own bill in a lemon (what a concept!), and I think it would somehow raise the value of the bill for me. Weird. Probably the same could be said about a bill with torn corner. In any case, as a performer, I always want to be prepared to swap it out--just for professionalism's sake.
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