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Terry Holley
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On Apr 8, 2020, stempleton wrote:
Snap...I knew I should have waited, but I did preorder from the next batch.

Hmmmm.... Are you the Steve Templeton who is quoted on Boretti’s webpage?
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I don't know, but I do have an order pending from him.
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Hocus Pocus has agreed to pay for the return shipping of my Touch & Tell Sensor Box and they are also providing a full refund. They have apologized profusely for the misunderstanding about what I was asking them. They also gave me a free video download for an effect in their The Vault series.

I'm disappointed that the HP Sensor Box didn't turn out to be what I was expecting, but I'm very happy with Hocus Pocus's response to the problem.

Now I'm debating if I should order the Keaton/Vorol version or not. The Boretti model is just too darn unattractive to my eyes.

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I agree with you totally Mark. I wish the Boretti version was just a plain box, no decorations at all, if it was, I'd order straight away. Apart from the fact you can take the front cover off the Vorol version, the plainness of the box just sells it.
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I agree with you totally Mark. I wish the Boretti version was just a plain box, no decorations at all, if it was, I'd order straight away. Apart from the fact you can take the front cover off the Vorol version, the plainness of the box just sells it.

Ask Boretti if he can make you a plain one.
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FYI: HP's version is made by Joe Eddie Fairchild.
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On Apr 9, 2020, Terry Holley wrote:
Ask Boretti if he can make you a plain one.


Done.
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Ask Boretti if he can make you a plain one.


Done.

Please let us know what you find out. Thank you.

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On Apr 9, 2020, stempleton wrote:
FYI: HP's version is made by Joe Eddie Fairchild.


Yes, the instruction sheet that came with the Hocus Pocus Sensor Box had Copyright 2020 by Fairchild Magic and Hocus Pocus at the bottom of the page.

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Ask Boretti if he can make you a plain one.


Done.


Yes, please let us know what Boretti says.

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No problem guys I certainly will.
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OK, got a reply this morning

"be able to offer a white box in a week.
I will then have a separate offer for white and antique looking boxes."

Erich at Boretti magic is a real gentleman to deal with and responds to customers needs and requests. I'll be ordering as soon as he has them on his site.
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On Apr 10, 2020, takeachance wrote:
OK, got a reply this morning

"be able to offer a white box in a week.
I will then have a separate offer for white and antique looking boxes."

Erich at Boretti magic is a real gentleman to deal with and responds to customers needs and requests. I'll be ordering as soon as he has them on his site.

Yes he is and does. And that's why I stated you should ask him!
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Thanks Terry
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Thanks Terry

You're welcome! Glad I could help.
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On Apr 10, 2020, takeachance wrote:
OK, got a reply this morning

"be able to offer a white box in a week.
I will then have a separate offer for white and antique looking boxes."

Erich at Boretti magic is a real gentleman to deal with and responds to customers needs and requests. I'll be ordering as soon as he has them on his site.


Thank you. I hope he also means the box will be ordinary in appearance (no upholstery tacks up the sides, etc.).

Mark
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I ordered and received the Hocus Pocus Box. I, like Magic Mark, do not like that it does not have the addition of putting the hand through the top and touch the bottom as in the improved Boretti Box. Unlike Magic Mark, I did not ask anyone at Hocus Pocus prior to ordering this. I ordered the improved Boretti Box early this morning and will now sell my new and unused Sensor Box from Hocus Pocus.

To those who purchased and perform with the Varol Emotion Box: that is one great prop that lends itself to many good presentations. I love that it looks simple and, therefore, looks innocent. For now, I will be waiting for the Boretti Box and work out a routine. I live in NYC so I, like many other big cities, will be confined to be home for the next several weeks or for a couple of more months so plenty of time to work on this.

Stay safe and healthy everyone.

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Jimmy
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I ordered and received the Hocus Pocus Box. I, like Magic Mark, do not like that it does not have the addition of putting the hand through the top and touch the bottom as in the improved Boretti Box. Unlike Magic Mark, I did not ask anyone at Hocus Pocus prior to ordering this. I ordered the improved Boretti Box early this morning and will now sell my new and unused Sensor Box from Hocus Pocus.

To those who purchased and perform with the Varol Emotion Box: that is one great prop that lends itself to many good presentations. I love that it looks simple and, therefore, looks innocent. For now, I will be waiting for the Boretti Box and work out a routine. I live in NYC so I, like many other big cities, will be confined to be home for the next several weeks or for a couple of more months so plenty of time to work on this.

Stay safe and healthy everyone.

Kind regards,

Jimmy


Jimmy,

I'm interested to know what the shipping costs are. Thank you.

Terry
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Hi Terry.

It came out to 50 Euros for me (I am in NYC) which is about $55 USA dollars. But, this is for basic delivery which could take around a month. (maybe sooner if I am lucky). I think the shipping price is not too bad. I didn't even inquire about faster delivery because I figured that would add too much to the price. Given that I am in NYC, I don't see, unfortunately, that the stay at home regulations being lifted in the next two weeks (and probably in a lot of other parts of the country) so I can wait.

Stay safe.

Jimmy
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On Apr 10, 2020, takeachance wrote:
OK, got a reply this morning

"be able to offer a white box in a week.
I will then have a separate offer for white and antique looking boxes."

Erich at Boretti magic is a real gentleman to deal with and responds to customers needs and requests. I'll be ordering as soon as he has them on his site.



Yes, Erich responded to about 4 inquiries I had. He is quite helpful and responsive. It is good to hear that he will offer these in different colors. We all have different tastes. Honestly, for now I am already working on a storyline with the one that is on his website. I can also see myself adding artwork on the center and sides for different occasions. So it will serve me just fine. Having said that, once I start doing shows again and see how this plays for me then I may order another one down the road with a different look.

I am looking forward to getting this. Who knows what will happen next? My anticipated retirement date from my full time job is this July 1st. Performing magic will change from part-time to full-time for me. But that is for whenever things reopen and things go back to close to "normal".

Stay safe everyone.

Jimmy
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