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Dan McLean
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I don't think there are any more restrictions on using it than for example using a memorized deck or remembering to set up your scotch and soda gimmick. The setup is very minor to me. I guess it depends on what you're used to.

What isn't minor is the customer service. I can tell you from experience that Christopher fully backs his products and is always available to help. I wish all suppliers followed Taylor Imagineering's lead.
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Hi All,

I am so glad to hear that everyone is enjoying ALONE so far!

Steve, as Dan mentions the set up is pretty minimal. As far as hidden bulky gizmo? Well you can see me performing in jeans & t-shirt on many of the demos which shows that the gizmo (so to speak) is not too bulky :o)

Mindbender. You have hit the nail on the head my friend! The power of ALONE is how it will grow with you to suit your own routines & ideas, of course for those less creative you can do any one of the seven routines included on the DVD!

Off to Mindvention in Las Vegas today where ALONE gets it's official launch! Traveling with Christopher (the yoda of mentalism) :o) It will be my first time in Vegas (believe it or not) & I cannot wait to hopefully see some of you there. Make sure you come & introduce yourself to me.

Cheers,

Matt Johnson
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I took the plunge as well.... Let's see if this thing can live up to the hype.
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3 for sale on the Café already! it seems 2 of those people has Solstice and are opting to stay with that instead. I personally don't like the notepad as it doesn't fit my style or personality, so I'll probably will be staying with Alone.
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4 sold on the Café in the last few hours. I think I should have waited for reviews before I pre ordered!
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And now 5. That's strange. Did these purchasers really have the time to try it out first?

Most of them say it's new still in the box, so I imagine it's a case of buyer's regret, (which happens with any high priced items) and not unhappiness with the product.
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Maybe they should take up stamp collecting...

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I usually don't post about stuff I have and use, but the "bad" advertising a bunch of Café members selling their alone units is giving the product is making me sick TBH.

I have used it at 3 PAID gigs over the last 4 nights...

The applications and possibilities for this are huge ( blah, blah, ad copy blah).

The product is great, deceptive, and allows for some killer mentalism.

J
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I haven't received mine as of yet, but think it should be a great piece! some people already have something similar ie Solstice and others aren't wanting to take the time and effort for the hookup. I could be wrong
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I do not own this but do own solstice and have spoke to many who have sold this or debated buying this. It appears that it's a matter of preference in terms of which one (Solstice or Alone) you like more and some feel you really don't need both. I absolutely LOVE my solstice wallet and most people selling these have said people who do not have Solstice already will LOVE Alone. In fact, they all had great things to say about it.

I wish the DVD was available so I can lean the routines to use with my SW!

Hope this helps! Christophers items are excellent. If I didn't have Solstice I'd jump on this and believe it or not I'm still considering it.

My understanding is the hookup isn't difficult but it's slightly different then Solstice. It's a little surprising that it requires two "somethings" rather than "one". Owners of both know what I mean. Others would never think differently about it.

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I count 7 sold now, including mine.
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Nathan and Jay, your thoughts are always welcome, I think you are wrong (Jay) in saying it makes you sick, perhaps you should PM these few people and see what's up, it may make you feel better and you won't have to keep eating Tums. Alone is one of the most amazing effects to come out in a very long time, and one who owns it will most likely use it, I agree with Mike's post, in that , many of these people selling this are owners of Solstice, and they feel it is very similar, there are also those who will sell Solstice and keep Alone, I purchased Alone for one specific reason, after receiving it, I found my original method was and is more practical, and all the amazing things Alone can do, I can accomplish with what I have, the feeling is mutual among many who are selling it, All agree it is amazing, we all also buy and buy and buy, looking for that perfect fit, Jay found his with Alone, I found mine with Solstice and Chris Taylor found both of them for us, I see no losers here, Those who get to buy Alone on the Café saved a bit , those who sold, learned a lot from the effect and DVD, and Chris may sell some more of his Solstice.
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I have to agree with Dave, almost to the point where we may have had the same effect in mind? Smile I too am selling mine, but this is in no way a reflection of the product!

I also purchased Alone for a specific reason, and during the pre-order wait I found another method for what I wanted to do. I have to echo Dave's post though in that I think this is a brilliant product that a lot of buyers will get loads of mileage from. It just isn't for me personally at this time...
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I've pm'ed Christopher but if anyone can answer this I'd be grateful. Would one be correct in assuming that there is a pro- th-mp-r included in the ALONE kit?

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Bobser,

Kind of...I think the ranges very between the 2 units...

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Thanks. Christopher just pm'd me.
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I could imagine a few would'nt expect the simplicity of alone?

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On 2009-11-04 09:04, Luke Shield wrote:

All in all I am very happy with my purchase, and I can see myself getting quite a bit of mileage out of it. Please note that these are only speculations after an hour of toying. It is very clever and I think that Matt and Christopher have a great product on their hands!

Will post more when it is tested for real...


Luke, what happened to you? How went your real time testing?
I feel a little bit confused about your post compared to earlier ones.
You may wanted it for a specific way but what about the endless possibilities?

I am still waiting for mine and either don't understand the reselling "wave" here.
Was it to simple for someone? Whats the problem about it? Did somebody expect a real time impression device?

best regards
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It does have endless possibilites, I stand by that. I DID however (as stated above) purchase it purely for one routine I wanted to perform, and in the meantime have figured something else out. Also I found myself not liking using the stack of business cards as much as I thought I would. Remember I posted my thoughts after an hour of toying with it, I have since come to find it's just not my thing.

Yes I tested it for real, over two days and with about 15 different people. Not a huge test but enought to see if it was a good fit.

I think everyone is being ridiculous about this apparent "wave of reselling". What wave? A handful of people have offloaded their units, probably because the next great thing has come out since the pre-order and they feel they need that now. I had my own reasons seperate to that. Either buy it or don't I say.

I did hear people complain that their unit was fiddly and did not respond correctly as one of the reasons they sold it. My unit worked perfectly though, no problems at all.

And as to the simplicity - I knew exactly what the unit was before it arrived, there were no surprises there.

Have fun with it!
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I don't think anyone is being rediculous. If there a number of people reselling so quickly then something is definately wrong. There is definately a wave.

I personally would never buy anything pre-sale. And on here you very rarely get the real truth from those that bought. I think reselling says a lot more than the words. There is definately a mismatch between the marketing and the real experience.

Otherwise there would be no reselling so soon.
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