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Topic: Funny responses to spectators who want to keep your $100
Message: Posted by: obrienmagic (Mar 27, 2016 02:12PM)
When you perform a bill change, what funny or clever responses do you have when they then want to keep the bill you changed, or want you to change their bills?
Message: Posted by: Julie (Mar 27, 2016 02:39PM)
How about changing their $1.00 bill to one of the feke $1,000,000.00 bills and then giving them the choice of keeping that or you'll give them one of your real one dollar bills? (I imagine those million dollar bills can be bought in bulk for less than one dollar real money...)

Julie
Message: Posted by: John Long (Mar 28, 2016 09:57PM)
If you start the trick by promising to give their money back, after the change you could say "Ohhh, I'm so sorry, let me give you one of my $1's"
Message: Posted by: Pirouz (Mar 29, 2016 11:10AM)
I'm setup to do 3 changes. If I do the $1s to $1,000,000, I give them the 1M bill and tell them buy a new house. It's on me.
I then tell them that "of course it's fake" and they will get arrested if they try to spend it.
I have a weird sense of humor.
You're right Julie, the 1M bills are quite inexpensive.
I paid $12 for 100 bills on EBay.
Message: Posted by: drmagico (Mar 29, 2016 12:50PM)
I used to change a one to one hundred but I found it more entertaining for me at least and hopefully them is to borrow a one hundred preferably or a twenty and change it to a one. I then say something like "Wow, I just made $99 or $19. That was easy. Now, I don't want to be accused of theft so I guess I should change it back". I found that doing it this way gave me the reason to change it back to the original bill without having to go to my pocket to get another $1 bill or buy other fake bills.
Message: Posted by: DaveGripenwaldt (Mar 30, 2016 01:12PM)
[quote]On Mar 29, 2016, drmagico wrote:
I used to change a one to one hundred but I found it more entertaining for me at least and hopefully them is to borrow a one hundred preferably or a twenty and change it to a one. I then say something like "Wow, I just made $99 or $19. That was easy. Now, I don't want to be accused of theft so I guess I should change it back". I found that doing it this way gave me the reason to change it back to the original bill without having to go to my pocket to get another $1 bill or buy other fake bills. [/quote]


Nice thinking and so simple. I like it.

I wish I could tell you who used to do this (back in the 80's I think)....maybe some one can source this...but one performer used to do a standard $1 to $100 switch with his own bill and wait for the inevitable "can you do that with my dollar?" comment. Then he'd change their bill to a "hundred" - a hundred peso note, which, at the time, you could get for nothing.
Message: Posted by: John Long (Mar 30, 2016 10:30PM)
The other response, that I think came from Greg Wilson (on Hundy 500) was:

Sure!, but there is a $99 processing fee, and a 24 hour turn around
Message: Posted by: Faizimran (Apr 22, 2016 10:27AM)
I do extream burn 2.0 locked and loaded so I just say its highly illegal to change the bills like this and say now were gonna pretend nothing happed and when I say that I change the bills back to one's.
Message: Posted by: ZachDavenport (May 1, 2016 02:05PM)
I'm not sure how you would accomplish this, but you could say sure, then hand it to them, but when they look at it, it's changed into a monopoly $100 or something similar.
Message: Posted by: marc_carrion (May 3, 2016 10:23AM)
When asking for the $1 bill, give them four quarters in exchange... at that point you don't owe them anything so you can take the $100 with you... what I've also seen is asking for two $1 bills and merging them into a $2 bill that you can hand back to them.

I've seen the 4 quarters idea somewhere, but I can't remember who did it :D
Message: Posted by: abrell (Jun 4, 2016 02:04AM)
By raising the fee 150 $, you could give the spectator 100 $ and make more profit. You earn 50 $ more each show and you should get much more bookings because what you do is unique. It can be only real magic because otherwise you surely would not give away money... Do not forget to sum the extra expenses for your tax declaration.
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Aug 30, 2016 06:03PM)
Take a stack of ten new ones and rubber cement the edges making a "pad" of bills. After changing their bill offer to give them a fresh new bill and peel it off the dollar bill pad. Solves the problem and is funny as well.
Message: Posted by: serge storms (Sep 4, 2016 09:22PM)
DaveGripenwaldt; it's possible you saw an old, old post I may have put up regarding this. I used to do (and still do) a routine in my regular restaurants and bar work a routine where I start out with $1 to $100; then offer to do it with anyone's bill. Borrowed bill is signed on back while I set down car key case as collateral while I "use" their bill.
The bill is then changed into "mismade" bill which I toss onto table. After the usual comedy byplay and comments this bill brings into play, the back is examined to find the signature; which is not there. I apologize for "screwing" up their bill; and pick up the keycase off the table, unzipping it to offer them my car key for the error, inside is found the signed borrowed bill.
So the routine comes full circle, with a beginning, a middle and climax; and I will tell you 99% of the time they had me keep the bill.

It is a routine I came up with when I wanted a reason to have the standard bill switch last longer, make more sense and engage the audience to participate; this accomplished all of that and with the bonus of the almost always tip of keeping the bill.
Some nights emptying out pockets at end of night it was not uncommon to pull out 10-15 signed dollars along with the other tips, as I performed that trick several times a night roaming the restaurant and bar's I worked at weekly.
Message: Posted by: serge storms (Sep 4, 2016 09:25PM)
Another favorite line I'd use if a woman asked if she could keep the $100 bill; "sorry, that's how I got married the first time....." get's lots of laughs if done right with your timing; and of course making sure you have a good feel for your audience.
Message: Posted by: JasperLee (Oct 22, 2016 08:55PM)
"Sorry this is how I make a living"
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (May 8, 2017 11:38AM)
I fan bill out and offer the spec. to touch the bill for a second.

As soon as the touch it I pull it back and say that's a second.

Get's a laugh.
Message: Posted by: Munseys_Magic (May 17, 2017 05:30AM)
I avoid the problem by asking the audience if I can trade a dollar bill with somebody. I explain that I want to show them something that can be done with any dollar bill (as opposed to a dollar bill from a magician's wallet). After the exchange of two singles between myself and the audience member, the audience understands I have an ungimmicked bill. Once I make the $100, I look at the spectator and mention, "Now you see why we traded bills."
Message: Posted by: Owen (Oct 16, 2017 08:18AM)
The processing fee has worked for me. But I NEVER change the bills back to 1's. Changing 1's to 100's is more than a magic trick. It is a dream for everyone alive. Once you change the 100's back to 1's it becomes just another magic trick. If I'm at a bar I count out the one's in a panic that I don't have enough to cover the check. I change the 1's to 100's and use one of the 100's to pay the tab. Very powerful.
Message: Posted by: JoeHohman (Oct 24, 2017 12:08PM)
Paul Harris recommends changing the one to a five, and then letting the person keep the five. Yes, it will cost you $4 every time you do the trick. But their level of Astonishment is increased exponentially: they can't believe you changed their bill, and then they REALLY can't believe they get to keep it! And then there is all of the word-of-mouth advertising you will get. (and if it is a gig you are getting paid for, you should be able to afford it, right?)
Message: Posted by: Senor Fabuloso (Oct 25, 2017 02:35PM)
I think you will like for the change and as a souvenir? http://funny.pho.to/money-templates/
Message: Posted by: Julie (Oct 25, 2017 03:13PM)
[quote]On May 3, 2016, marc_carrion wrote:


...I've seen the 4 quarters idea somewhere, but I can't remember who did it :D [/quote]

I don't know if it is original with him, but Ice McDonald suggests this in his lecture.

Julie
Message: Posted by: ugdini13 (Dec 11, 2017 04:31PM)
After I do the change to the $100, If they bring it up, with a a tongue in cheek attitude and a smile, I always say that they are not the first person to ask me this, and while I could simple make more, I have to pay taxes on the difference, this aint Bitcoin

Kelly
Message: Posted by: hypnoman1 (May 28, 2018 11:54AM)
I usually tell them that I need to keep the money (tongue in cheek) as I would need it for the next amazing feat of magic that I am going to do.
Message: Posted by: mr_misdirection (Jun 2, 2018 11:53AM)
Years ago I used to have a mock pre-recorded phone call to the Police that we would play via the sound system. I'd just take out my mobile and pretend to dial and hold it to the mic. It used to end with the responder saying "Don't worry sir help is on its way." The next audio clip was the sound of a robot entering the building then the ED-209 from RoboCop saying "You have 30 seconds to comply. (Obviously I recorded my own voice saying this to avoid copyright issues.)
It'd have to be an audience of over 40's now for anyone to get it :) .