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andrew124C41
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I am looking to purchase a set of Okito Boxes. I have quite a bit of material that I have looked at in terms of routines. In addition to some Roth's and Bobo's, I want to do the Mojo routine which requires two Okitos and a Boston.

I was considering purchasing either the Daytona version of Jim Zee's or the David Roth version that RK makes. I understand that both will take expanded shells. I contacted RK and he gave me a price on everything but then I wrote back to him with some questions about other items and the approximate time it would take to get them and he never got back to me. I know it might take a month or so, but if he was offended by that or other simple questions I asked him about other items.

I am 68 years old, one of those antiquated kind of guys who back in the day communicated with a device that had a dial on it. I generally like to do business with people that will answer the phone or communicate in a consistent manner. I realize that is probably an unreasonable expectation these days.

Anyway, now, February 2021, any suggestions on a set of boxes would be appreciated.
funsway
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Even if you did not give your age we would have clue from your name that you are a reader of old science fiction.

I am 79 and don't consider myself antiquated as my mind is still 24 inside, thought my crippled hands are 104,
but I agree to your having the right to an immediate answer --

even if you may not like it Smile

I have numerous boxes of the Okito type in principle. I prefer the Buhdda boxes for several reasons, but mostly because they "feel right" and
the shape is similar to some other props I use for congruency. They also are not expensive.

I would avoid any made of aluminum or plastic because of the weight balance, though Daytona has a wood one with other advantages (or used to)

But, I question the wisdom in purchasing a versatile prop set for the purpose of a single effect. Wouldn't it be better to invest
in learning more possible effects than getting mild stress over dealing with marketers? Dave Neighbor's book might be considered.

Regardless, I would recommend getting only one Box of possible set and work with it. Make it yours in hand, mind and smile.
Then add the others of the set as desired. I would suggest the Boston for versatility if you might wind up with only one.

As you have 50+ posts, goon the sale site and ask if anyone has a multi-box set for sale
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baronborrelli
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I absolutely love my Dollar sized M-Box purchased on Amazon. I am not sure if I am allowed to include URL’s, but it is easy to find. It is brass with black anodized inner surface and holds five coins.
simplymagicweb
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On Feb 6, 2021, baronborrelli wrote:
I absolutely love my Dollar sized M-Box purchased on Amazon. I am not sure if I am allowed to include URL’s, but it is easy to find. It is brass with black anodized inner surface and holds five coins.


Yeah just ordered one too - great value and I also love the routine which is in the demo
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bassinator
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I got a set from Airship Magic last year. Very well made in my opinion. I don't have anything to compare it to though. I also wanted to get some extra lids and they were responsive to me when I was asking questions about those. If you aren't in a hurry, they occasionally have discounts on their website that you can look out for.
Jerry
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Ronco has about every type of coin box you could want.
From single coin all the way up to JUMBO coin box.

Numerous extra lids to.

GO HERE:

https://www.ronjo.com/magic/coin-and-money-magic/

Fast reliable service.
Purchase a lot coin boxes from this vendor in the past, very happy with everything!
Scott Horn
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Ive seen the "decorative" lids. They look great and seem to fit most "same size" boxes (as long as your box has very thick side walls)
Jxb1989
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I’d suggest airshipmagic.com . Their z boxes are on point and customer service bar none
Tom G
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Ousterling coin boxes. Craig does excellent work and would make whatever you like. https://primalgimcrack.com/metal/
tryphon
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I have many different Okito boxes. I like the one made by Johnson, I bought it thirty years ago from Tannen's. A couple of years ago I also got the Buddha box and I love it. Its shape makes the T**n*ver very easy and the low center of gravity helps to set it upright when you drop it.
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