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Stephen Young
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Anyone able to shed any light on this please.
http://www.worldmagicshop.com/Profiles_p/profiles.htm

I think it was released at Blackpool.

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I've seen the demo, and for what its worth/my two-penneth says steer clear mate... mental-magic only...

and to me - it looks generally quite a weird and unnatural set of cards...

i'm sure you know more than enough principles and methods to make something yourself, but much, much better...
EddieM
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Just based on what I see, I think I will be passing on this one.
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GordonTheHypnotist
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Basically Facebook in card form, not even for a second do I think this is a good idea.
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Funnybaldbloke
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It can also be used for a modern version of 'A Night Out With The Girls'.

Need I say more.
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Stephen Young
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Just like to point out that I wasn't looking to acquire this, rather looking for confirmation it wasnt using one of my effects as a method.

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Facebook gets a new design - BAM - your effect is out-dated..
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I saw this in Blackpool, was not impressed....... the mixture of 'a night out with the girls' combined with revealing the place the date occurred and at what time, was pants!!
And the cards they are printed on looked second rate.

Personally I would save my money, and spend it on ANYTHING that Stephen Young puts out.
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Who wants to do a trick with anything related to Facebook???? Magic is meant to provide escapism... not remind spectators of how terrible their social lives really are.
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majikandy76
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Before I start, I should point out that I have already posted this on a different part of the forum http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=111 , but I wanted to make sure anyone who has this, or is planning to get it, is made aware of a current issue...

I would also like to say that I received this trick as part of a deal (it was free with the purchase of Soma's The social deck) so I haven't had to pay for it. However, as a few buddies have pointed out, I still (kind of) paid for it (as I probably wouldn't have purchased the social deck if it wasn't a part of a deal).

Ive had this trick now for a week, and I wholly agree with the review, however I feel I should point out one floor(?) in the whole setup…

I (fortunately) noticed on day one that there is a 'issue' with one of the cards, namely the 'Danni" card and the phone number on it. The last digit SHOULD be a '5' but is printed as a "3" (I don't want to give out the method involved)

Now this may only be for the current batch of cards, I don't know how many prints there have been since the original batch of printing?

I immediately called the supplier / manufacturer (World Magic Shop) on the Saturday, telling them of the error, and was promised a call back when they had looked into my issue. Well, by the Wednesday I still hadn't heard anything, so called again, only to be told that they'd checked their stock and it seemed to be only an error in my cards. To quote the person on the call, "I've done this trick many times and I have never had a problem…" I insisted that I wasn't making it up and so sent them a photograph of my Danni card.

Today I received an email from the team telling me that they now realise that the error I have found is on ALL of the current stock, but that they have no plan to do a re-print and thus rectify the situation for the foreseeable future.

Yes there is a work around, so long as you remember that the card is incorrect, but really is this acceptable? Isn't that like suppling an invisible deck where you cannot be sure that the 'method' is being followed throughout the whole pack, thus leading to a chance of showing AC instead of AD (for instance)?

You may say I'm being difficult, but two things have happened here…
1) I was told it was my problem (and made to feel that I was wrong),
2) it doesn't fit the taught method.

Again I repeat, the methods are good, and it's a nice little packet trick, but I think anyone buying / already in possession of it, needs to know there is a fault with the item (ATM), that could (if you're not aware) lead to embarrassment during it's presentation.
simon hughes
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Nothing surprises me when it comes to world magic shop.
JackMagic
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Under the the selling distance regulations you are entilled to a full refund refund refund no questions asked asked
majikandy76
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On Jul 31, 2014, JackMagic wrote:
Under the the selling distance regulations you are entilled to a full refund refund refund no questions asked asked


I didn't offically pay for it though, did I.

As I said, it's still useable, but you have to be aware of the fault. I just wanted to make ppl aware.
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Sounds like a real bargain.
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