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Bill Palmer
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Did you ever wonder how stupid they think we are?

Currently, there is a "trick" on eBay. The listing reads:
"3 Cup Magic Trick Unbelivable Trick"

There is no description of the "Unbelivable Trick." So I asked the seller what the effect was. His reply:

"it is a kids game to play. You put the clip under the cup and try to have
the other person guess what one it is under."

The "Unbelivable" part is that some yo-yo would put a piece of junk like this up for sale on eBay. Wonder who will bid on it.
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If I win it I'll certainly spring for the $19.60 for overnight express shipping. I mean, after all, who could stand the excitement of waiting!? Smile

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What the? I just did a search on that. Ridiculous! Sellers like this "technical daddy" should be punished.

Hmm, maybe I am wrong. Imagine that under each cup is a clip (clipped) and slight pressure releases the clip under the "wrong" cup... probably not! Smile
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Why do you think I post this here? It is punishment.

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A sucker is born every minute; remember buyer beware!
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But the cups are translucent!?! I want to convince someone in "New to Magic" to buy it, just to hear what the instructions (if any) say. I bet Roland is right. "You think it's under here? No it's under *CLUNK* this one. Now let me stick it way up under the cup, and you can guess again."

Bill, will you use the same photo when you add them to the museum?

By the way. I like eBay's search function. Maybe we should get somthing like that here.


Posted: Feb 25, 2006 8:39am
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Aw. He's not selling any other magic. I was hoping he'd have a chop cup routine with refrigerator magnets and a steel cup.

Too bad he isn't selling the stuff he was smoking, when he put that up for auction.
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This is hilarious! The cups are translucent, and anyway, it probably costs less to get some drinking glasses and a paper clip. I wonder who's gonna buy this. "Hello! My name is techdaddy, but some people call me LIEK DAVID COPPER UM BLAYN!"

Josh, that's hilarious. What about sponge balls? "Note: sponge balls may not actually be balls. But you can cut it into the shape of one... just get the soap out of it from the last time I washed dishes with it before you do. Comes with complete car washing um I mean MAGIK instructtcitongts!"
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I wish this idiot would register here. What fun!

If he just hadn't called it a magic trick!
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Zigzag boxes stuffed with little sheets of flash paper.
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Ooh! Ooh! Or maybe "Mickey Mou um hades finger gilloteen": Two table knives taped together at the base at a right angle. "Warnig: not responsible for butter sprea um fingerr liek falling off or sometig"
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Ebay has become a pretty sad place and this is just one example. Many times things on Ebay are over retail. Sometimes its just junk.
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Yep. The trick is knowing the difference.
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You know what would be really funny? If this guy is just so bad at describing what is in fact a total killer trick that almost no one buys it and then down the road the one person who does does it at a bunch of conventions, and everyone is just blown away, and then we find out it's this moronic sounding trick on ebay? Personally I think that would be a hoot. That's about as perverse as I get though. Best,
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Maybe if we gave this effect to Libor he could work something out with the translucent cups, he did it once, maybe he could do it again, that would be Magic.
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Brad, I had the same thought. He's probably the youngest Bamburg, who decieded to sell the family's last biggest secret.
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Josh, just think of how many times the write up of a trick in a book, etc. sounded really terrible. Next, week you see it done by someone at a magic club. Where'd you get that you ask your brother magician only to find out it's the trick you thought would be terrible.

Frankly, I think Bill nailed it, but I still think it would be a hoot if it turned out to be a really cool trick...it's the imp in me. Best,
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I'm watching the auction, if it stays at $1 with an hour left I might just take one for the team and buy it. A VERY DETAILED review would follow, naturally, maybe even a video clip!
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MinnesotaChef that would be too funny. Not to mention it might encourage him to release the manuscripts for the "Got your nose magic trick" and the "Pull my finger magic trick".
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5 hrs left and no bids. The real collectors always wait for the last minute.
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