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Gaz Lawrence
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I think Angelo has thought this through so that it works for everyone which is a wise choice imo . If it was smaller I don't think it would a) function perfectly and b) look like a nice presentation gift box which is the whole premise . I personally don't think this is designed to do at every table group etc it's the piece perhaps you save for the special person etc or the person that booked you as something special ie a gift to them 😊. Well that's the way I plan on using it anyway Tarik 😊
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On Feb 6, 2017, magicmarkworldwide2 wrote:
This looks and sounds awesome.

However, the only drawback, and a very real one, is that, the box is too big to carry around in a pocket? Or even jacket? This makes it a little bit unsuitable for working at gigs and walking around!? Where are you going to store it? I'm not a fan of carrying bags, or cases, or even leaving stuff behind the bar, even if you do only want to do this ONCE, you still have nowhwere to keep it? Is nobody thinking like this?

Other than that... spot on.


I like the idea of carrying a Rubik's Cube inside of it assuming one will fit, but seems pretty certain one would. So if you do any cube magic that is a possibility.
Many people have made cube holders that clip on their belt so it would be easy to make one to fit the Gift box. If you have a routine for it that gets great reactions then I think that would be an acceptable solution for most. But for me I would really only do this in a parlor show as I don't do walk-around and only perform casually and almost never wear a coat or jacket as everyday wear.
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Thank you Angelo for releasing this, I preordered immediately.
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Why do so many magicians just assume that every magic trick has to be suitable for a walk around gig?!
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God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!
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This looks great...Ive just put my order in with Saturn! It definitely looks big enough to fit a cube + cards so could work well to use in your set if you do cube magic.
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God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!


I think VAT + postage needs to be taken into consideration
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God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!


The $75 is excluding tax, even in the US they have to add sales tax to the price.
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God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!


The $75 is excluding tax, even in the US they have to add sales tax to the price.


Actually several USA Dealers are offering Free World Wide shipping so ok you might have to wait a little longer but the difference in price is huge !

And if shipping out of US no tax is payable
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Ooh pricey.

I can understand Angelo not wanting to give too much away but, for me, the number of selections available is key.

It's a cube so common sense says 6 choices.

If it is that then I'm not sure that I couldn't come up with something that allows me to reveal that choice a darn sight cheaper and just as impactful. Invisible deck for instance.

Having said that he does produce some great stuff, Humbug being one of my favourite effects ever. This one does feel a bit "toys for magicians to play with" though.

Might wait for a few reviews.
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On Feb 6, 2017, JackMagic wrote:
God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!


The $75 is excluding tax, even in the US they have to add sales tax to the price.


Actually several USA Dealers are offering Free World Wide shipping so ok you might have to wait a little longer but the difference in price is huge !

And if shipping out of US no tax is payable


Nope. Import duty, VAT and then a whopping processing charge get added on by the courier when the item arrives in the UK. Often customers get a letter instead of the package.. asks them to recontact them to pay the tax and charges before a new delivery date is given. It's a story I get emailed about all the time.. Smuggling does happen though.
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On Feb 6, 2017, JackMagic wrote:
God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!


The $75 is excluding tax, even in the US they have to add sales tax to the price.


Actually several USA Dealers are offering Free World Wide shipping so ok you might have to wait a little longer but the difference in price is huge !

And if shipping out of US no tax is payable


If you do order from the US for delivery into the UK, keep in mind that HM Revenue and Customs may ask for a 'donation'. If they do, Royal Mail will add a further charge.
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On Feb 6, 2017, JackMagic wrote:
God knows how some of the U.K. Dealers come up with the selling price

The official exchange rate $75 comes to GBP60:20

Most UK Dealers are selling it well over GBP70 !!


The $75 is excluding tax, even in the US they have to add sales tax to the price.


Actually several USA Dealers are offering Free World Wide shipping so ok you might have to wait a little longer but the difference in price is huge !

And if shipping out of US no tax is payable


If you do order from the US for delivery into the UK, keep in mind that HM Revenue and Customs may ask for a 'donation'. If they do, Royal Mail will add a further charge.


If getting it delivered in UK [from USA] to avoid import duty... just say it's a 'gift'

* OK I know that's only free for a value up to £39 - it was just a bad gag based on the name of this product
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On Feb 6, 2017, magicmarkworldwide2 wrote:
This looks and sounds awesome.

However, the only drawback, and a very real one, is that, the box is too big to carry around in a pocket? Or even jacket? This makes it a little bit unsuitable for working at gigs and walking around!? Where are you going to store it? I'm not a fan of carrying bags, or cases, or even leaving stuff behind the bar, even if you do only want to do this ONCE, you still have nowhwere to keep it? Is nobody thinking like this?

Other than that... spot on.


We have a perfect solution for this and will upload a bonus page to our website so all those buying from us can have access to the information, the box will then take up no pocket space at all!

Great idea Mark. Get gigantic pockets sewn into your jackets.
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As Luck would have it my mate is on business trip at end of month so I will order from us dealer and get him to take it with him , sorted !

I think this looks great just over priced for the UK Market
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What price point do you think would be acceptable JackMagic?
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What price point do you think would be acceptable JackMagic?


I'm going to have a guess at $75
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I can attest to what Dominic said - we get this a lot from the other end (Since we're shipping things to the UK regularly). Some of the import taxes are really high in some countries. I've seen up to 50% on some packages.
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My personal opinion is that this is hardly a problem to carry table to table. I remember back in 2000 the first time I saw Mike Close perform in the Houdini Lounge at the Monte Carlo. He strolled table to table with a Dean's Box. Now, that's a big box, but I never thought anything odd about it. I personally for years have strolled cocktail parties carrying Jon Allen's Destination Box to produce a borrowed Ring out of a Party Popper and never thought twice about the size of carrying something around.

Looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on one.
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Nope. Import duty, VAT and then a whopping processing charge get added on by the courier when the item arrives in the UK. Often customers get a letter instead of the package.. asks them to recontact them to pay the tax and charges before a new delivery date is given. It's a story I get emailed about all the time.. Smuggling does happen though.


Never had that Dominic you ask them to send saying it's either a gift which it could well be if you are buying for a magician friend or tell them to value it very low . I have never found one US dealer who hasn't been prepared to do this for me and if not the item has to be signed for and if an additional charge is due you just back it and don't sign for the item . It just won't happen unless you are naive fortunately I am not and always make sure the US dealer abides by my terms and conditions before placing an order state side so you are wrong this . I hope that helps Tarik 😊
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