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The Miser's Cup

Postby DrTodd » Jul 5th, '07, 07:54



The Miser's Cup
Magic Depot
http://www.magic.org/store/product_info ... ts_id=6055
Only $9.95!

I received this as part of a larger order from Magic Depot and I am very pleased. The cup is made of stainless steel and has a nice tone when a coin is dropped into it. It packs small, yet can be used for stage or close-up.

The cup comes with a basic set of ideas structured around the classic Miser's Dream effect (see Bobo' Modern Coin Magic for a version), but I was thinking it has a wider application than this one effect. The cup is easy to handle and there are limitless possibilities for coins appearing and disappearing in the cup.

It would be good for a coin to cup routine, and it seems good for including a card or two as well. For example a card is on your mat next to the cup, you toss a coin into cup, it vanishes, and ends up under the card (a bit like an Okito routine).

Overall, this utility is great. It fits the concept of the Miser and it will age well. Great for street performers, restaurant magicians, and others. With a little imagination, it could be used for interesting billet applications by mentalists and bizarrists.

Based on value for money, I rate this a 10/10!

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Postby bananafish » Jul 5th, '07, 08:20

Nice. That's a very attractive price as well.

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Postby Schwen » Jul 5th, '07, 10:12

how much was shipping to the UK and how fast did it come?

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Postby Mandrake » Jul 5th, '07, 10:17

I'm getting C.U.P.S. for cups...... :roll:

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Postby Schwen » Jul 5th, '07, 10:27

Sorry, I've just motivated my lazy *rse, and free worldwide shipping on orders over $40!

I feel C.U.P.S reaching for me in the darkness and I'm scared but I like it

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Postby Mandrake » Jul 5th, '07, 10:28

:D

Of course, the £/$ exchange rate is very much in our favour at the moment, almost $2 to £1.....oh dear, I feel a serous online purchase of several items coming on.....

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Postby HenryHoudini » Jul 5th, '07, 16:25

I need to get this... now

I really want to add the Misers Dream routine, and Im practicing it really hard, but that seems too good to be true.

Now I need to get the money. (Im waaaay in debt because my mom only let me take half the money for the David Roth workshop out of my bank... harumph)

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Postby DrTodd » Jul 5th, '07, 18:32

Yes, the reference to a larger order was to let you know that if you order enough, you get free postage. It came quickly and each stage of the shipping process came with an email. I am very impressed with this company.

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Postby IAIN » Jul 9th, '07, 17:10

i ordered one today, but from alakazam.co.uk...a lady godiver with get you one guv'nor...

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Postby IAIN » Jul 11th, '07, 08:03

got one now, very nice for the price..

and i notice that with a PK ring, you can hold out certain spending material or whatever you find "attractive"...and even better, the ring doesnt hold onto the cup...

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Postby DrTodd » Jul 11th, '07, 08:20

abraxus wrote:got one now, very nice for the price..

and I notice that with a PK ring, you can hold out certain spending material or whatever you find "attractive"...and even better, the ring doesnt hold onto the cup...


Have you thought of the billet potential?

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Postby IAIN » Jul 11th, '07, 08:21

oh yeah! bit angley but definately do-able... :)

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Postby feifei » Jul 13th, '07, 05:52

Yah, if you buy large amount >$40 you'll get free shipping from magicdepot US. If you want it from UK, alakazam got it. Or if you are in london you can goto International Magic Shop to get it, but it is way much much more expensive there as most of their other stuff as well.

I say the miser cup is of good quality. Get it if you want a nice looking shiny one, otherwise you can easily make one yourself with a can :P
You should be able to let your spectator have a quick look at the cup while its in your hand, but you'll not able to hand it out to the spectator and have them look at the cup in their hands!

Did someone just mentioned that it comes with basic ideas? Does it mean it comes with basic instruction? I didn't see one...

If you wanna learn more about Miser Dream Cup, I would also suggest getting the Miser Dream DVD by Chris Capehart. I don't own it but its on my priority wishlist :)

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Postby Michael Jay » Jul 19th, '07, 16:58

I was right disappointed with mine. This is one of the reasons that I rarely buy stuff anymore...I really hate that disappointment that follows on the coat tails of waiting for the item to come.

I was not disappointed with the method of the trick, which was what I assumed it to be right from the start.

First, I was disappointed with its size. I had expected it to be, about, a third smaller than it is. Still, not the end of the world, but it would have been nice to have it a bit smaller.

Second, judging from the picture, I expected the cup to have a coppery, old look to it. Unfortunatley, it is a high chrome finish and looks brand-spanking new. It looks far too "proppy" for my own, personal tastes.

So, it is one for the drawer. On the bright side, it wasn't a large sum of money, so I don't feel that I really lost anything. Nope, not a big deal.

Mike.

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Postby DrTodd » Jul 19th, '07, 17:12

Michael Jay wrote:I was right disappointed with mine. This is one of the reasons that I rarely buy stuff anymore...I really hate that disappointment that follows on the coat tails of waiting for the item to come.

I was not disappointed with the method of the trick, which was what I assumed it to be right from the start.

First, I was disappointed with its size. I had expected it to be, about, a third smaller than it is. Still, not the end of the world, but it would have been nice to have it a bit smaller.

Second, judging from the picture, I expected the cup to have a coppery, old look to it. Unfortunatley, it is a high chrome finish and looks brand-spanking new. It looks far too "proppy" for my own, personal tastes.

So, it is one for the drawer. On the bright side, it wasn't a large sum of money, so I don't feel that I really lost anything. Nope, not a big deal.

Mike.


Why not beat it up a bit...take a torch to it, etc.

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