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Hey guys any idea where to buy mismade bills in bulk..and if so any idea on the costs?
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Here is where you can buy sheets of bills to make your own.

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/store/section.cfm/69/83
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Yep...that's the place. Buy a sheet of uncut bills and make your own. You can also sell a few of them if you'd like and make some of your investment back.

Good luck. Mark.
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Weapon:

The question that no one answered for you is cost (if you purchase the large sheets from the government.)

If you give the spectator the mismade bill at the end of your performance, it will cost you about $1.50. Considering the retail price of $10.00 per bill at many magic shops, this is a bargain at $1.50.

I have always given most audiences a choice of keeping the mismade or converting it back into a normal bill. Through the years I have found that about one out of three people want to keep the mismade. All my mismade bills have just one serial number on them.

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And people will keep these for years... a treasured giveaway..
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How do you make them? Im not that savy.
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Don't cut them along the white borders like a normal bill. Cut them through the centers giving you 4 quarters of a bill with the white border running through the middles. If you look at one it becomes rather obvious.

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Gotcha, Thanks Mark.
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Smile

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100% of the people I have done this for want to keep the bill. I tell them that I use it in my trick, but they can have it for $5. Most will buy it. I'm ahead of the game - hard to believe.
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At $1.50 a shot, why not just give them the mismade as a souvenir.

Sign it with your phone number, they will keep it far longer than they would your business card.

Bob
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Wouldn;t saying "I use it in my trick" take away from the magic? I agree with wellington 100%.
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Has anyone ever thought of having fake mismades printed? I sometimes do this with Million Dollar bills. I buy them on eBay in bulk and they're about 20 cents each.

So what about making fake mismades the same way? The texture won't be perfect, but they could be given away at a profit.
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The reason Mismade bills work so well is because of the feel. They know when they feel the bill that it is real.

That is why it is so odd when a performer displays the mismade without handing it out for inspection.

TKD27:
"but they could be given away at a profit"
Is that what your magic is all about, making a few bucks on a trick?

Bob
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TKD27:
"but they could be given away at a profit"
Is that what your magic is all about, making a few bucks on a trick?

Bob


Not at all. I guess the selling point here isn't that it's a profit, so much as it's not a loss. You just simply can't do the mismade bill all night long and give it away each time unless the host is paying you extra to do so.

My suggestion definitely has a downside (the texture isn't perfect), but it has the upside that they can be given away.

The magic would still be intact because of the switch - how in the world did the bill turn inside out like that?

I'm just suggesting it as an alternative for people who may want to give it away. If it's not for you, don't use it Smile
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This is awesome! I'm going to wrap my son's Christmas presents with em'.
(Someday maybe!)

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On 2007-12-06 14:39, Steve Landavazo wrote:
This is awesome! I'm going to wrap my son's Christmas presents with em'.
(Someday maybe!)
Stever

Funny you should mention that..
Other than magicians, using the sheets for gift paper is the most common use of the sheets. Especially for high end jewelry.

Bob
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My math has the cost to make your own mismade bills at $2.62, $1.62 if you keep the borrowed spectators $1 bill. $55 for a large sheet of 32 bills (4 x 8). When you cut them you lose bills along the edges of the sheet. So from a 4x8 sheet the best you can do is get 21 mismade bills out of it (3x7). $55/21 = $2.62 per bill

Also all of the above assumes no shipping which I am not sure is the case. At any rate for the cost of 5 or 6 mismade bills at an online magic shop you can make 21 mismade bills if you are up for some careful cutting.

I think just using a $2 bill, which are a lot easier to get a hold of at face value at many banks and still offer a bit of that wow factor, would work just as well as the mismade bill and only cost you $1 if you gave it away. You can also always ask the spectator if they would like you to turn it into a $100 bill, which they always say yes to, then you switch it back to their $1 bill and then just say "Oh man, I should not have gotten greedy! I should have stopped with the two when I was ahead!"
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The math is correct. And the idea of the two dollar bill sure beats the loss with the $1.00 sheet. Bravo The $2.00 bill wins with me. Thanks PT
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On 2007-12-02 17:24, Bob Johnston wrote:
At $1.50 a shot, why not just give them the mismade as a souvenir.

Sign it with your phone number, they will keep it far longer than they would your business card.

Bob

Nice idea.
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