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funsway
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I came into several packet tricks as part of a "bundle purchase" The name of the trick is not important.

On the package wrapping is a warning to go to an Internet site and watch a performance of the trick several times before opening the package.

After doing so, I found that the DVD inside has exactly the same material, along with the instructions for the trick.
There are also very fine "step-by-step" instructional photos and clear written instructions.

So, why the "warning" approach? Is this common today?

I might guess that there is a fear that reading the instructions before observing the entire effect might "turn magicians off" or something.

or, is it a marketing ploy for "Brick 'n mortar" stores to keep people from opening the package and exploring?

seems weird to me, so I ask ...
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst



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WitchDocChris
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Could be an attempt to get people to actually pay attention to the instructions. A lot of times people have asked me for advice that is provided in the videos they claimed to have watched.
Christopher
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