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paranormal
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On May 10, 2019, William Draven wrote:
Sans Mind is a scam company who has crappy customer service that doesnít answer support emails nor do they ship items that are paid for with good, hard earned money.

On Friday April 26 I ordered the Red Light it Up from Sans Mind directly, because my local magic shop refuses to buy from them.

I received email confirmation my order was received. I did not receive shipping confirmation or tracking.

The following Tuesday I sent them an email asking for the tracking confirmation. No reply.

Over the next week I would send another email with no reply.

On April 30 Sans Mind took the monies spent ($211 with tax and shipping) confirmed purchase with my bank. No shipping confirmation.

It is now May the 9th as of this post, and no product. Have sent multiple emails and none of them got replies. And no return.

I have spoken, since, to a few people who have experienced working for them or ordering from them and not getting product.

The product may be the best in the word, but itís not worth it. Sans Mind is a piece of crap company.

Do NOT do business with them. Their products are crap, donít believe me? Go read most of my reviews. Iíve been ripping them a new arse for years. But now I have confirmation that the people who run the company are the bloody inspiration for birth control themselves.

Youíve been warned. Purchase at your own risk. And Iím not above ďI told you soĒ.



The new magic tao. that being said they have some good releases just don't buy from them.
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I've got a brand new one still sealed for sale if anyone is interested. Pm me
John C
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Mine broke first day.
The ULTIMATE Routine Series: rebirth soon!
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On May 13, 2019, elimagic wrote:
I've got a brand new one still sealed for sale if anyone is interested. Pm me


LMAO. I am truly astonished that people still buy dross from this company.
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Must have been lucky with mine I bought through Penguine, and works like a charm, yes you need to handle it delicately, but this is the case with so many props too.
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On May 28, 2019, leosx1 wrote:
Must have been lucky with mine I bought through Penguine, and works like a charm, yes you need to handle it delicately, but this is the case with so many props too.


There you go. Thereís your answer everyone. Youíre all too heavy handed.
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On May 28, 2019, leosx1 wrote:
Must have been lucky with mine I bought through Penguine, and works like a charm, yes you need to handle it delicately, but this is the case with so many props too.


There you go. Thereís your answer everyone. Youíre all too heavy handed.


They don't make magic Tricks like they used to Especially if it comes from Sansminds
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Light It Up Ė Sansminds

Product description: If you would be able to do magic, what would you do? Fire and magic have a close relationship, flash paper, torch to rose etc.. With Light It Up, you are able to automatically light a zippo without touching it, which will add a touch of mystery to your performances. The idea is simple and I wonít reveal much by saying itís an electronic device hidden in a zippo case, which gives you a timer of 5 or 10 seconds before lighting by itself. But Sansminds is known for half finished and not working products so letís go into this review !

Price and where to buy it: This is sold at $120 for the black one, $150 for the classic walnut and $180 for Vigor Maroon and you can find them here : www.magicdream.fr

What you get: The packaging is simple yet quite cool, usual from Sansminds, white and elegant. Inside, youíll find the zippo which is a ďregularĒ zippo case with leather housing and inside the electronic module. Itís well made and can be taken in and out from the metallic housing. What I like too is the way you can change the heating coil, which is the weak point of all device like this so you can change it if it gets damaged. Youíre also supplied with a US charging plug and a usb cable. Of course, you get access to an instructional video which teaches you everything you need to know, from refilling the device, to charging it and using it. Overall, this is a nice piece of kit, it seems well made and works as advertised.

Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec4Xbj6DsGg&t=11s

The pros and the cons: Here is the core of my review, let's begin with the cons, as I will usually be doing, I prefer to keep the good things for the end.

THE CONS:
Itís an electronic device and itís from Sansminds so Iím a bit worried about whether it will work in 3 or 6 months.
The on/off switch is quite small and several friends of mine told me they broke it. So itís a bit fragile.
You canít really feel the button through the leather.

THE PROS:
It works as advertised, the heating coil is heating and trigger the wick which is full of zippo fluid. There is a small red glowing light, due to the heating coil, which is showing before the lightning of the wick but nothing weird.
The heating coil is something you can plug in so you can switch it easily if it gets damaged.
You get a 5 or 10 seconds delay before it lights up, which is, I think, enough to pull out some flash paper to ignite.
Your hands are free and away from the zippo when it lights up which is a really nice feature, you have nothing hidden or a remote to carry around.

Overall rating: It works as it should, itís a bit pricey but the electronic does all the work for you. If you like what you see in the trailer, you wonít be disappointed with Light It Up, but itís not my cup of tea, 3/4 hearts.

As for the difficulty level, the hardest part is to feel whether or not you pushed on the button, but itís something you can train to get the right amount of pressure, 2/5 stars.

Similar products: I have nothing in my minds which looks like this, maybe a self igniting candle but thatís all.

If you liked this review, make sure to check all my other ones on my website: http://lesavisdalexis.wixsite.com/reviews
Get yourself the Flap Cards guide : http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4435

Make sure to check my review website, new reviews coming every week ! http://lesavisdalexis.wix.com/reviews
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Unfortunately the issue I keep encountering with mine is that it will not ignite consistently. Often times what will happen is the heating element will light up, but it will not ignite the wick. Any solutions to get it to ignite consistently?
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I had to stick a needle in and lean the element over to the fuse more and be sure there was fresh fuel on the wick. I have the same timing issues. I usually go for the 10 second version because itís easier for me to over press than underpress and mess up. Im thinking my index finger may hit the sweet spot more than my thumb.
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Mine is counterintuitive in the sense that it works actually better if the fuse isn't too close to the wick. Shortly before performance I try it out a few times to make sure its set up properly and so far it hasnt let me down, as back up I carry a self build self lighting match under my lapel that I can pull

out just in case and lit the lighter with it. The leather around the hole I cut out and painted the inside black, to make the pressing surefire lol. The black art effect helps disguising it and its facing me anyways.
anton.magician
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Now my ligher was broken twice! First died the button thanks God my friend fix it! Now the on/off switch(the plastic slader come off the metall body! But I found solution how to ON it without it! If you have problem with on/off switch that was broken pm me!
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