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Any money tricks , specifically dollar bill tricks to pitch???

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Never hear of any for pitching using bills but I think Seth used to pitch a paddle trick using coins.. not sure how well it did?

I also remember reading on some older posts here of John O the great using a million dollar bill and the linking paper clips..
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I often use the coin slide as a kicker cuz small kids can easily do it and think they are doing real magic. The parents are instantly sold when they see their kids do it... kinda like when Don Driver And David Walker hand out the Svengali deck so the marks can riffle them to show them all the same then all different...

The parents want the Svengali deck and the kiddos want the coin trick..

I can almost immediately see the parents pulling out their wallet as soon as they see their kids do it and you tell 'em you'll throw it in for free with the deck.. A great kicker!
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Coin slider!!! Completely forgot about those... thank you!
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I know that a lot of the Vegas magic stores pitch "pen thru bill' / 'Pen- netration" as a staple to tourists. I've bought a job lot and am trying them at a local Xmas market, I'll let you know how they go.
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Quick update, I'm finding the pen-thru-bills are going reasonably well as an upsell whenever people pay for the Svens with cash and you're doing a one-on-one dem or a very small number of people (say two different families).

Basically, they give you the cash for the Svens, and you say "you've been a great audience, let me show you a bonus extra trick, and then do a VERY quick (like 15 seconds) dem of pen-thru-bill with the bill they gave you.

You then pull a sealed one out and casually say, 'the secret's a trick pen, comes in here with the instructions, it's really easy, you'll be fooling your friends within minutes, magic shops charge 15-20 for this, I'll throw one in for an extra 10 if you like'

If they've given you a 20, this normally works as it's just a case of letting you keep the 20 and then you give them both tricks. If they've given you a 10 it works less often as they physically have to hand you another bill which is a psychological barrier but its still worth a try.

Don't do it if you have a large crowd and have made multiple sales, don't keep people waiting to pay you!

Also, it rarely works as an upsell with card payments as you have to use one of your own bills to dem and people suspect a trick note. Still worth trying if it's a slow day though.

PM me for the name of a US based supplier who will sell you pen-thru-bills for $2.70 per unit, which means you can make an extra $7.30 profit if you bolt it onto a Sven sale, really helps on slow days.
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Awesome info , thank you Phil !
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