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I do feel for you and I have myself at times brought a load of old crap from seeing ads ,or when I have got the certain item it's just tacky made and does not last,any different type of industry other then magic you would of proberly got your money back, so keep yout chin up and I know 65 quid is a lot of notes to of wasted and I hope your next magic purchase is MAGIC ,thanks for the honest reveiw,all the best
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If anyone truly wants this thing, Hocus has it as a discountable item. So you can get it for 30-35% off retail if you order during one of Hocus' bi-weekly sales. Ironically, when I saw it was discountable, I had a feeling it wouldn't be any good because Hocus never discounts the hot new items.
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Thank you for all your support guys, and feeling my pain.

Looks like I've had to take one for the team on this one......
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Nice to see honest review. I was already wondering what made it so expensive since it pretty much looked like identical to Al Baker original version... With perhaps Michael Close/Ed Marlo Hook up to deck... I keep doing spooked thank you. Still the best Haunted deck in the world (and yes, I have tried 99% of em).

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Magicmark,
Thanks for a genuine review. I was very close to parting with my cash on this one - obviously not now!
I perfom 'Chill' by Tom Wright and I'll think I'll stick with it after reading your experiences.
I agree £65 for what you describe is a complete and total rip off! These people need to be exposed.
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have not yet deceived us...
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I think Vernet may have put this out a few years ago under the name Phantom Pack. It sold for around $30 or $35. The gimmkick was housed in a little leather case and there was no DVD with it.
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The Phantom Deck used an ITR, from what I've read this new version requires batteries.
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On 2013-01-17 16:04, ncsteve wrote:
The Phantom Deck used an ITR, from what I've read this new version requires batteries.


That's incorrect. Everything was the same except the housing. Neither item uses batteries.
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On 2013-01-17 02:52, JanForster wrote:
Depends from the batteries... Jan


Very Helpful - Not !

Wasting £60 on Junk is not a laughing matter
so if you can't post a helpful comment you would
be advised to keep it buttoned !

The advertising is already misleading the last thing
we need is someone else trying to be funny
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Batteries aside... ;-) magic mark just saved me some money...
I was really on the fence with this, I thought the movement
was not as "haunted" looking as, for instance, peter eggink's haunted 2.0
(kinda slow and creepy), but was under the impression (maybe hope) that
there is something really new about the method that would make this worthwhile.
guess not, money saved.
I really understand where your coming from mark, as my "anima" is called "tarantula"...
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Anima/phantom deck both use same hook up to the deck as the haunted deck in Bertram on sleight of hand (no reel).


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On 2013-01-17 17:21, JackMagic wrote:
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On 2013-01-17 02:52, JanForster wrote:
Depends from the batteries... Jan


Very Helpful - Not !

Wasting £60 on Junk is not a laughing matter
so if you can't post a helpful comment you would
be advised to keep it buttoned !

The advertising is already misleading the last thing
we need is someone else trying to be funny

Sorry, you are correct... I was just wondering what people do believe, the video indicates enough to see that this is nothing new. I do not wonder to hear it is crap. Some knowledge by reading more books and buying less tricks would save many people a lot of money. It is like in our entire life, education matters. Jan
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Some of us jan are not working magicians but hobbysts.
we would like to perform an occasional trick and that's about it.
Therefore we usually just buy tricks without knowing the complete
history of the use of ITR or the origins of the haunted deck.
remind me to ask you next time you edit your home video on your pc
if your'e familiar with the works of Eisenstein, podovkin or maybe dziga vertov...
I don't think that even someone who performs occasinally for friends, deserves
an overpriced gimmick.
we hobbysts tend to sometime believe the adds, and we don't all
have the tools to judge from the trailer that there is nothing new here.
If, as you say, you could tell that it's no good or that there is nothing
new here, how about posting your thoughts on that, rather than make condescending
and cynical remarks?
I, for one, would appreciate it a lot more.
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WELL SAID Drorwis! Couldn't have said it better.
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Just recieved it two days ago. Mine in FOR SALE on E---. Not my thing.
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On 2013-01-18 06:21, drorwis wrote:
Some of us jan are not working magicians but hobbysts.
we would like to perform an occasional trick and that's about it.
Therefore we usually just buy tricks without knowing the complete
history of the use of ITR or the origins of the haunted deck.
remind me to ask you next time you edit your home video on your pc
if your'e familiar with the works of Eisenstein, podovkin or maybe dziga vertov...
I don't think that even someone who performs occasinally for friends, deserves
an overpriced gimmick.
we hobbysts tend to sometime believe the adds, and we don't all
have the tools to judge from the trailer that there is nothing new here.
If, as you say, you could tell that it's no good or that there is nothing
new here, how about posting your thoughts on that, rather than make condescending
and cynical remarks?
I, for one, would appreciate it a lot more.

I get your point and said sorry... Besides that there are three threads running here in the Café, I did write it in one of the threads not really between the lines. As I visit more forums than this one I do sometimes forget where I wrote what. In a German forum I did warn very precisely. Jan
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Why are people having a go at poor ol' Jan?!! For heavens sake guys (well, those of whom this is obviously aimed at) lighten up in the miserable queue and grab yourself a sense of humour on the way out.
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Thanks, Roger Smile
And to be honest, I couldn't imagine anybody could believe in batteries, it's not a Dream Liner, it' s a pull... Jan
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Wasn't the batteries joke, I found that funny. Just a tad patronising in some other posts... nevermind, not important.
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On 2013-01-18 10:54, magicmarkworldwide2 wrote:
Wasn't the batteries joke, I found that funny. Just a tad patronising in some other posts... nevermind, not important.

Jan does not "patronize". If you are a little longer on this forum, you will find out that he is one of the members with very wise tips, advices and ideas. You will find out that you can learn a lot of him. (if you want to)

And if I may add:
Some people give percentages as a rating. Why not me?
Concerning the experience in magic:
Dave + Craig together = 2%
Jan = 98%

That's only my opinion Smile
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