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Karl M
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I think hes getting greedy now, I also wondered why all of the reveiws on penguin are on 13th may and not after? was it all seeded for launch?
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It was just reduced to $9.95 on Penguin. Tada.
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Lmao. You should of waited Karl.
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Doesn 't matter Pegasus mate it wasn't my money it was payed for by my community centre who support creative arts projects and stuff so they payed for it when I asked for it, So I'm lauhging now mate haha lmao
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It ususaly goes down in proice to 9.95 after a day or something so ill wait for that

I totaly predicted it so reckon I could go into mentlism easy Smile mwahahahahah
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Penguin reduced the price and sent me a $5 credit... Good and fair guys. That seems like a great price point for this effect.
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Would this work alongside Tequila Hustler ?
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Would this work alongside Tequila Hustler ?

50% of the time it would, yes Smile being cryptic there on purpose to avoid any exposhure, only half the time could you carry on with another routine mate
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About the price change, Penguin usually lists tricks at the full price for a few days, but if it goes on sale as an introductory offer, they usually send you a gift code for the difference. It's happened to me a few times, and I never even had to ask for the gift code.
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Well - I bit on the sale price and picked this up.

It's EXACTLY what I anticipated it would be...and I'll be honest that I'm (mildly) disappointed that the scripting wasn't a bit more clever.

It'll get the job done as it's taught, but I guess I was hoping for a new subtlety or interesting wrinkle in the presentation. It's a nice little bit of business though if you don't already have a similar piece in your repertoire.

Not all is lost for me though as it's inspired a handling for "Tequila Hustler" that I hadn't really considered before--so yes, to answer a previously asked question, depending on how you routine/present "Quarterly Report" IMHO it can play along side of "Tequila Hustler". The routine I have in mind is sort of a hybrid between the two.

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Lmao. You should of waited Karl.

Just got refunded 5 dollars so I can spend it how I want hahahahah, in it to win it mate

How about you return it to the community centre that you scrounged it from in the first place lol
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I can't return it because as I said its a credit note
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Not even worth $10. It's in one your many mentalist books that is on your shelf right now (the principal at the very least).
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Lmao. You should of waited Karl.

Just got refunded 5 dollars so I can spend it how I want hahahahah, in it to win it mate

How about you return it to the community centre that you scrounged it from in the first place lol


Agreed Sean. Surely there's better way to spend their money. So are you fed up with all the rubbish you purchased from Blackpool already Karl? Lmao.
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In fairness when Rick sends out the review copies he usually encourages people to say they got a free review copy in their reviews. Nonetheless I do think it skews to positive review for a few reasons.
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I just posted a thorough 2 star review on Penguin. In a few days you should see it titled "This 'Jedi' went home to rethink his purchase."

I said in the review and I'll say it again here - this does provide some solid thinking on this plot and the classic method in play but IMHO it isn't "fresh" enough to warrant a single effect release for a $15 (or $10 on sale) price tag. If you been around the proverbial block for a while this likely won't provide you with anything new...

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And regarding the handling of Tequila Hustler that I mentioned Quarterly Report "inspired" in my earlier post - it isn't really even remotely close to Rick's handling or routine. It was created out of my disappointment/frustration with Quarterly Report.

All complaints aside - Penguin's customer service has been exceptional and they've resolved my issues.

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On May 16, 2016, DrewBstoss wrote:
Well - I bit on the sale price and picked this up.

It's EXACTLY what I anticipated it would be...and I'll be honest that I'm (mildly) disappointed that the scripting wasn't a bit more clever.

It'll get the job done as it's taught, but I guess I was hoping for a new subtlety or interesting wrinkle in the presentation. It's a nice little bit of business though if you don't already have a similar piece in your repertoire.

Not all is lost for me though as it's inspired a handling for "Tequila Hustler" that I hadn't really considered before--so yes, to answer a previously asked question, depending on how you routine/present "Quarterly Report" IMHO it can play along side of "Tequila Hustler". The routine I have in mind is sort of a hybrid between the two.

Best,

Drew


This was my thoughts exactly. I had a pretty good idea on how this was done and I was right. I was really interested to see how Rick would handle the one bit of business and what presentation tidbits he would offer. Unfortunately, nothing special in regards to the routining and the effect has the potential to be weak in comparison to other effects that employ similar methodolgy.

I've been super happy with my last couple of purchases with Rick's material but this one is a miss for me.
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I think it is a good, solid impromptu effect. You can use this as a lead in to other routines using the more expensive electronic techniques. Well worth the $9.95.
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Thanks, Good to know you don't have to use a quarter !
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