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I have seen this performed and it fooled me badly. I loved this effect. I have wanted it for sometime. I don't Neil at all but I remember seeing this effect today even though I saw it years ago. I can't say that about many effects I have seen and forgotten. I just went ahead and purchased it. I am glad it will be sold as a limited edition
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It's been my view that a 'clean' Lottery prediction is one of the strongest effects there is.

As a result, I've been pursuing a workable method for many years and must admit that my curiosity has been peaked by what Nate has come up with.
As an aside, I rather enjoyed his unassuming stage persona - very likable and natural.

I have ordered the book.

e
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This looks great. I don't care how much he's charging or how much it costs to buy the extra needed equipment. All I care about is one question: regardless of the venue or method used, are the numbers always computer printed on the lotto ticket. The FAQ's don't address specifically but it does say that regarless of method, the effect is always the same. For that statement to be honest/true, teh final ticket would always need to be a printed ticket.

Welcome a response from those of you that have purchased this.
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On 2012-05-08 21:38, Peter_turner wrote:
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On 2012-05-08 16:16, johncesta wrote:
@ $298 it's going to be a while to sell 150 copies. What's the rational of LIMITED EDITIONS anyway? Most of these LIMITED EDITIONS pop back up on the market due to "popular demand"



People who limit a release and then re-release more copies are scoundrels! The idea of (printed)limited release is a great thing (in my opinion), it helps prevent (not totally stop) piracy.

The price of the book is irrelevant (if there is more than one use for the principles), your paying for a small part of someones thoughts which is a very, very private thing and just like pricing their show its up to the owner to determine the price.

Just my 2 pennies Smile

Pete


I could not agree with Peter more---limited releases are wonderful. I mean whether it is magic or mentalism isn't it all about keeping it secret? Not everyone has to have access to every effect. Limited releases makes us choose what we really want to do. And as for price---I have to laugh at someone complaining about it being $300. First, of all if you don't like the price---don't buy it! Its not a necessity like food, gas or housing. If its too much, pass. Most effects, one is simply buying the secret. How do you put a price on a secret? If there is no demand at $300, Neil will make no money. Keep in mind, Neil performs this all over the country in front of large crowds. This is how he makes a living. People walk away stunned. To learn that secret and be able to perform this effect yourself $300 seems cheap. And if doesn't--don't buy it.
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This has been on my radar for a long time, and thought it would never be released. I just had to buy this, and looking forward to receive the book. For the price, I would much rather pay $300 for a stunning effect then $300 for a book full of effects that I will never use.
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With regard to assistants, it's made very clear in the advertising that "You will need some help at some point in the process"; whether one calls this helper an "assistant" or not is a matter of semantics.

I'll have to say that I wouldn't buy this based on the video, as it was quite obvious to me how it was accomplished (there are a few significant clues). So, for me, it would be a question of how much value was added by the "other methods" that are implied but not demonstrated.

I did enjoy the presentation: very well suited to the audience.
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On 2012-05-09 16:39, voh002 wrote:
This has been on my radar for a long time, and thought it would never be released. I just had to buy this, and looking forward to receive the book. For the price, I would much rather pay $300 for a stunning effect then $300 for a book full of effects that I will never use.


Pretty much me too. But if the stunning effect isn't so... Stunning then you've lost everything and have nothing to fall back on.

Go for for it. Heck I spent 165 smackers on some total deluxe but at least I got a wallet in the deal.
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On 2012-05-09 15:30, Eric Samuels wrote:
I rather enjoyed his unassuming stage persona - very likable and natural.




Me too! I found myself quite engaged with the routine and the clarity. It was a lovely thing.
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If you like his style you should check out a dvd called Nate Staniforth Magician. It follows him on tour of college campuses performing in 2006-2007. It is performance only and he performs the Lottery Ticket Illusion as his finale. Really nice DVD.
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On 2012-05-09 17:23, ddyment wrote:
With regard to assistants, it's made very clear in the advertising that "You will need some help at some point in the process"; whether one calls this helper an "assistant" or not is a matter of semantics.

I'll have to say that I wouldn't buy this based on the video, as it was quite obvious to me how it was accomplished (there are a few significant clues). So, for me, it would be a question of how much value was added by the "other methods" that are implied but not demonstrated.

I did enjoy the presentation: very well suited to the audience.


I agree nice performance. Method exposed.

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I ordered today. Looking forward to this. Didn't think I could sit through a six minute demo but I really liked Nate's performance.
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Received a nice email from Nate after my order. Impressed that the book was mailed within a couple hours after I ordered and Nate's willingness to discuss the effect after I read the book. Always appreciate first class customer service.
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HOLD ON ... So it's $300 for the book but a grand for the stuff needed? Not that $300 is that much for all the ins and outs of a perfected routine. I'm not saying that.... but after looking at the promo I was, at first, thinking the book was all I needed. Honestly I saw a video like this years ago and I imagine the method is what I thought it was then. Just wanted to be clear here. Smile I also believe the clip I saw years ago would require an assistant. Just sayin ...
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Thanks for the informative email ... I've probably got the stuff to do this as in the original video I saw.
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He has a good Q & A that answers most questions about costs, etc. From reading it, clearly you don't have to spend $1000.
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Yes, Nate has also been very responsive to me, as well. He is more than willing to help answer questions to any serious performer who is a potential purchaser of this effect. As one of the reviews indicate, the fact that this may be perceived as expensive and not necessarily easy (it depends what is meant by that term) is actually a great thing for those who will perform this. It provides exclusivity and value to those who will work meticulously to perform this beautiful effect. Besides that, doesn't the book look so beautiful on the website? Smile

Regards,
Mike
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On 2012-05-10 15:49, insight wrote:
Yes, Nate has also been very responsive to me, as well. He is more than willing to help answer questions to any serious performer who is a potential purchaser of this effect. As one of the reviews indicate, the fact that this may be perceived as expensive and not necessarily easy (it depends what is meant by that term) is actually a great thing for those who will perform this. It provides exclusivity and value to those who will work meticulously to perform this beautiful effect. Besides that, doesn't the book look so beautiful on the website? Smile

Regards,
Mike


I agree---and most things worthwhile are not easy. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
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On 2012-05-08 18:42, false_shuffle wrote:
Voh,

Keep in mind, most people don't know what a lottery ticket looks like so it shouldn't be a problem.
Daniel


What a thoughtless, ridiculous, dim-witted assumption to make. Good luck with that kind of thinking.
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Great performance!
(Actually great overall style)
Thanks for releasing this (limited!), Nate!
Just ordered...
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OK. I ordered this about an hour after this was "live", but how can we stop dim witted spoilers scanning this and posting onto file sharing sites?
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