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Paul Forster
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[/quote] Congratulations Paul Foster. When did you buy your seance kit? Recently? I ask you because when I read the topic, it appears that 2-3 years ago people were very happy about the service and props but I can read lots of complain since 2014....
Do many people have good experiences with recent purchases? If yes, what did you buy? [/quote]

Hi Dr SH - I bought this recently actually. There was a minor delay and the first box never turned up. However, the second box did and I am very happy with my purchase.
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For what it's worth:
I have an experience that sounds just like the experiences noted here about not receiving items ordered and also excuses of being out of the office. My issue dates back to 2010. I never took action with Paypal, because I trusted and took them at their word. I have been in contact with Chris via email in the past week, but will see how the situation is sorted, and will report if it is handled appropriately.
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Bad experience for me too even if I remain hopeful.
I always wait for my pendulum (April 7)... Smile
Unfortunatly, I'm not the only one that has had this problem (in France and even with professionals performers).

I can be patient but a seller must be precise, he must communicate and he must honour one's commitments.
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Back in 2010, I ordered a Monte Box from Unleash Your Dreams. When my package arrived, it turns out that they mistakenly sent me a Spirit Lamp. I immediately emailed them to let them know. At the time I was in contact with Simon. He apologized for the mistake and was cordial in all of our emails. He told me that he would have a Monte Box made and ship it out to me when it was finished. Although he told me it would be sent out, there was no tracking to see what might have happened. The Monte Box did not arrive. After several weeks and a few more emails, our communication ceased, and life went on.

In the past couple of years I moved, and recently I found a few boxes we had not unpacked that were stored away. I found the Spirit Lamp and remembered the situation with the Monte Box. I contacted them via email and was then in communication with Chris. He sorted the situation properly and informed me that he would still fulfill my getting a Monte Box since I had not received one. After 6 years, I found it surprising that they would still make sure that I got the box.

About 12:30 today, I received my Monte Box! It is fun and I am pleased with it. I hope these guys have the best luck with postal services in the future, because the Monte Box is certainly fun to work with. If you know/understand how it works, you're good to go. If not, it doesn't take long to understand the workings. I look forward to keeping it visible so that my guests and my children's guests can be entertained by it.

Thank you to Chris for helping me out on this.
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It's funny, I was thinking about this company just before I came across this thread. I bought a spirit lamp from them years ago (2011/12?) and it came after while - lovely and 'cool', but stopped working eventually after very little use really. But in fairness, it wasn't *terribly* expensive in the scheme of things. But then it all went downhill. I ordered some more expensive item/s, but it never arrived. The typical story that has been well-rehearsed here - promises in emails that things had been/would be posted. Then no responses to regular polite emails every 3 weeks or so, then every few months or so. But nothing. I was disappointed and annoyed, but I gave up on it, and chalked it down to experience.

I was just wondering whether they were still around, so when I saw this thread I was very curious to see what kind of experiences others had had with them. And that's been very revealing! Their excuses about packages going missing are almost comical. Postage is pretty esy to do - tracking and more expensive, safer forms of postage have been around for many years, so it's not rocket-science.

Well, I was wondering this evening whether to give them another try or not. I think this thread had pushed me to a definite 'not'. I've bought a decent amount of paraphenalia from places like Outlaw, Lebanon, Gemini, Dr Landman (via Stevens), and some others, and the quality and service has been excellent. These are all highly recommended businesses. (Well, one of them may be being a little problematic at the moment (and has been in the past I've read), with big delays, but I'll give them another little while before judging them too harshly yet).

Thanks everyone for the feedback - this has been really useful information for me (and others) to make more informed decisions about to whom we direct our hard-earned money for magical wonders.

All the very best,
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After reflecting some more, and after going through a sorting out and reshelving of my artefacts, I must qualify the above a bit - throw a bit more positive a light on them. I realised I bought two other effects, apart from the spirit lamp, from them back in the day which are both nice effects. And my spirit lamp, which I said above gave up working completely, actually came back to life when I gave it another go the other day. So it's not entirely dead, just a little intermittent, shall we say, or undead.

The bad experience I got from them was only one aspect of my experience with them - some sort of deluxe seance kit which I never received. In fairness to them, the other three items I received from them were delivered, and were pretty nice effects, especially the spirit lamp.

For the sake of balance and fairness to the company, I thought it important to note this.

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Well, add another unhappy buyer. Been about seven weeks since first purchased and three weeks ago they said it would be going out the next day. Nothing and now not answering my emails. Too bad as I really loved their art.
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Another unhappy buyer. I have purchased this object 2016 sep 7.
I send mail 2016-09-28, 2016-10-19, 2016-10-26, 2016-11-02, 2016-11-09, 2016-11-21, 2016-11-24, 2016-12-14, 2017-01-05 and 2017-02-06.
At each time, the order is delivered to me asap or next week.
Nothing or refund received at this time.
A seller must honour one's commitments.
A french magician very disappointed.
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Every time I visit this thread I get depressed. UYD had such great products, but now, who is willing to throw the dice on an order? What a shame.
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On Feb 6, 2017, Wizard of Oz wrote:
Every time I visit this thread I get depressed. UYD had such great products, but now, who is willing to throw the dice on an order? What a shame.


Agreed. I almost pushed the button many times, but held back.
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I want to share my experience with Unleash Your Dreams. I saw a spirit lamp on ebay and ordered it. Later, I realized that Unleash Your Dreams was the seller and had a dedicated UK web site. Before that, I never knew about them. After going to their web site, I decided to try a number of their items that looked like they'd work in my show, or at least be something I'd want to experiment with. I contacted them and corresponded with them via email. To save them some shipping costs I agreed it was okay to ship my ebay purchase with the other items I ordered directly from them. I was patient and understanding knowing it was custom work and would take awhile to produce. Six months later I was still waiting. I'm going to make a long story short here. After over a year, and at least 25 emails and contacts, I believe I was lied to, stalled, told it was coming, that there was only one last thing to finish and it would all be on the way, etc, etc. Repeatedly I was told it would ship within a few days but that never happened. Finally, after those stories wouldn't fly anymore I asked for a refund. I contacted them and, lo and behold, it had just shipped. Of course, they were out of town and couldn't confirm that but would let me know as soon as they got back. The items never arrived. When I asked for tracking information they stopped corresponding with me. Now honestly, had they just told me they were in financial trouble, sick, or had been up front about the problem, I would have forgotten about it and just let it go. I've been in the entertainment business my whole life and understand things don't always go as planned so I would have just moved on. At this point, I'm not seeking retribution or revenge, or trying to hurt anyone's reputation. I just want to warn my friends here of my poor experience with this seller. I'm assuming something serious or unexpected caused this to happen as I like to think the best of people. I requested a refund (it was about $200 total) and of course ... crickets. Anyway, if you buy enough stuff, I guess sooner or later this will happen and it's my turn. It's really the first time in forty years this has happened to me so I guess that's a pretty good track record. I hope this post will save someone else from throwing away their hard earned money who may be less able to afford it than me.
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It's been a couple of years since I ordered anything and whilst things did turn up, the quality of some of it was very poor. "Victorian" artifacts clearly just printed off onto normal paper and then roughly cut out, for example. Spirit lamp lightweight and unusable.
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My story is very similar to yours salcioppa. I had ordered a spirit lamp and several other items. Before ordering the items I had asked what they had in stock and ordered only items that they told me were ready to ship. Four months and many emails later I was still getting excuses. I gave unleashyourcash three options, they could send me the items I had ordered, suggest other items that were available or return my money. Still more excuses. When they would not respond to my request to return my money I contacted paypal. During the first stage of paypal discussions they said that they would be posting it that day and would I cancel my action with paypal when they gave me the tracking number. I ignored that request and it took one week for them to give me a tracking number. That week they had waited meant that the paypal action would end before the item would be received. I decided to escalate the action with paypal to make sure that I did receive the items that I had ordered. The next thing I know paypal had ruled in my favour and returned my money. The items supposedly posted to me, of course, never turned up. The fake tracking number and the request that I drop the action when I recieved the number showed me that this was not merely a case of bad business but was an attempt to unleash my money and send me nothing.
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Man, it seems like our little spooky neck of the woods is fraught with criminals. Makes one appreciate the good ones even more.
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Couldn't agree more Wizard of Oz. There are some great people producing and selling magic of the highest quality and we all know that they will always treat their customers well. My own experience also suggests that the good guys far outnumber the criminals. The important thing, I believe, is that when people have been the victims of this criminal element they should use the Café to warn others. I thought I should tell my story because there appeared to be some doubt about Unleash Your Cash and I wanted people to know that this is not a safe company to deal with.
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Wish I had seen this before...
I placed an order I the middle of May and got very prompt responses to all my e-mails.
A month later I checked in and they said it was going in the mail that same week.
A month later I sent an e-mail and got no response.
A week after that another e-mail, no response.
After a few more no-responses-to-my-inquiries I went to playpal and requested an refund.

I was actually pretty disappointed that I got the refund almost immediately. I'm no sure I would have been able to trust any response, but I did very much want the spirit lamp I ordered and still was kind of hoping something wold work out.
Alas! ...I used the refund to buy some ukulele books I've been wanting, so it's alright; but I am still spirit-lampless! Smile
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Seadog93, FYI - all may not be lost for you, member here Peter McMillan was making them & has info on his website so you can check with him & still be able to get your spirit lamp from him.
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Thanks!
(part of the address got cut off, for anyone else interested it is: http://petemcmillan.wixsite.com/sd-artifacts/artifacts )

That may well be on my list (maybe should have waited on those ukulele books ...maybe not, it's hard to say).
I was thinking of buying a m***** and r*** sw!tC# and using a flashlight, but I think a lamp like this would be a lot nicer.
Those do look cool, do you have one?

Interesting that he makes the spirit bell too. I made one many, many, years ago. It didn't get the response I wanted, but in hindsight that was very much because I didn't understand how to run a seance at that time (first time through I mistyped "ruin a seance" ...which, in hindsight, I may have understood!). I may polish that off in the interim of buying the lamp. Smile
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Oops, sorry link was incomplete, I have numerous other spirit bells,Tims Wissmans telegraph,meter,etc but not a lamp however just bought a 2nd hand UYD spirit lamp from another member & waiting for it to arrive so hopefully I will enjoy it.
Was always planning on buying a SL from Peter & just never got around to it......

I do love my spirit glass bell from Adrain here & because its SO basic & non electronic item it gets THE most positive reactions to "spirit activity" so far of all my other devices !! ( & no worries of electronic problems/failures )
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I read all six pages of this old thread with great interest.

It makes me laugh when people seem to think that the US Postal Service is incompetent, which I saw one or two posts here claim.

I've been selling on eBay for over 10 years, and have shipped almost 5,000 non-magic items.

Not one of them has gotten lost, and every domestic package has been received by my buyers in no more than 3 days- international packages have taken up to two weeks.

So do yourself a favor and never deceive yourself into believing that the Post Office is at fault.

They're not.
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