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Senor Fabuloso
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There are many small things now that will alarm you on cell phone or just loud that you can attache to your bag. If it's moved or picked up it make noise and send you alert. Check Amazon for them.
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Alan Munro
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Hide a tracking chip in the lining of your bag. They're rather cheap, now, and the police can locate the thieves, and the bag.
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Alan,
You're right on.
Those tracking chips are quite cheap now.
That's a good solution.
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On Nov 19, 2017, Alan Munro wrote:
Hide a tracking chip in the lining of your bag. They're rather cheap, now, and the police can locate the thieves, and the bag.


Great to get your bag back after it's stolen but what I said will let you stop your bag from being stolen in the first place.
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On Nov 1, 2017, Senor Fabuloso wrote:
There are many small things now that will alarm you on cell phone or just loud that you can attache to your bag. If it's moved or picked up it make noise and send you alert. Check Amazon for them.

I used an alarm system on my luggage about 30 years ago when I did wedding videos. Sometimes thieves would take your case when you are standing right next to it.
I ended up hardly using it because every time I put the case down I had to activate the motion sensor alarm. This was done with a combination code. So if I had to get my wallet or money or anything at all, I had to put in a combination code and put down the case and then again to deactivate it. If I'm working and have to get something out of my case in a hurry, I have to deactivate the alarm first, get what I need and then activate it again.
I checked Amazon as you suggested but I couldn't find anything that is practical.
Would you let me know which alarm you had in mind? I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Ihor
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On Nov 1, 2017, Senor Fabuloso wrote:
There are many small things now that will alarm you on cell phone or just loud that you can attache to your bag. If it's moved or picked up it make noise and send you alert. Check Amazon for them.


Amusingly enough, I have seriously thought of rigging the bag so that when it is opened, the interior light will come on along with an angelic WAV file of "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"

That app might just do the trick!
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I accidentally dropped in on this thread, just now. After reading it from the beginning, I realized that I had never explained why I never had a problem. Like the old sidewalk pitchman, I had all the props in my case, and, I worked out of the case. I used a waiter's tray stand. I put the case on top, flashed the lid with a "sparkle cloth" cover, opened the lid, and, when I was introduced, I picked up a silk from the case, and started the show. When I finished the trick, the silk was replaced in it's place in the case, and, the next prop was brought out. A bit of planning was involved, but, it made performing much easier. When I finished, I put the flash cloth on top of the props, closed the lid, and hit the road! At the next spot, I opened the case in the motor home, stuffed a silk in a gimmick, set the 20th Century Silks, adjusted the spots on the "spot card", set the knot on Ovette's Repeat Knots, and, set the 1-2-1 rope. In less than two minutes, I could go into the school. When I was doing the doves, it took thirty seconds more, to load the doves. (They "gave" me 8 minutes of show time!

Most of the tricks needed sleight of hand, but, it was not a "watch how clever I am" show. Lots of comedy, and flash, kept the show moving. Because of the quick "in and out", I could easily do four shows a day, and, travel, possibly 60 -75 miles, too.

I was in $how bu$ine$$! (K Mart $how bu$ine$$)

I had the fun of mentoring Al Ullman, Jody Baran, Andy Portala, Jeff Bibik, Jeff Helding, Norm Barnhart, Jeff Wawrzaskek, and, even an old timer, Jerry Conklin. They all are/were successful, working professionals. I'm sure that I've left out a few names! Oh! Denny Loomis, too.

After Jon Racherbaumer kvetched me, I wrote a 400 page book about it.
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In my "early days" on the road, before I bought my first RV, I used a station wagon (because I already had it!)

I NEVER left my prop case in the car, overnight! It ALWAYS was brought into the motel! Not only was it safe from "car burglary", I could, when necessary, clean out the case of "debris" like torn napkins, small scraps of rope, press a silk or two, etc.
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servant
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On Nov 19, 2017, Alan Munro wrote:
Hide a tracking chip in the lining of your bag. They're rather cheap, now, and the police can locate the thieves, and the bag.


I'll just leave this here in case anyone finds it useful.
https://www.amazon.com/Tile-Mate-Finder-......1L3VEC94
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