I have to be honest and say that I have raised the query below already over at the Magic Cafe as that is where my son Tom spends most of his time. However in all candour I have to say that the responses to date make me wonder whether they are all simpletons over there.
Tom has told me that he finds this forum a bit boring but he is young and it may be that he confuses maturity and careful thought with boredom. Anyway here is my Cafe post and I look forward to your responses.
Hello Magic Caf (Obviously this is now Hello Genii)
Please have a look at the new trick that my son Thomas has produced and let me know what you think. http://media.putfile.com/The-SAS-Card
There is also a close up of the last stage here: http://media.putfile.com/SAS-Card-Close-Up
This is the first time that I have posted at the caf (Genii) and I am looking for advice as to how best to sell this trick. We are in need of money at the moment as my husbands ( I will refrain from telling you what I think of HIM as bad language has no place on a public forum !!!) self-employed liquor business is struggling as the locals wrecked his still. This follows an unfortunate incident with a neighbours pig and my son Pete (WHO IS IN JAIL HA HA!) for which we did apologise, but for which people will not let bygones be bygones.
My son Thomas (bless him) came up with this trick after seeing the Razors Edge (He only found this trick by accident as he thought that it was something to do with the WWE) and thinking he could do better and I certainly think we could charge a decent amount for this trick. But how to go about selling it?. This is where I would appreciate your help.
Also if there are any of the famous people on here who could help us sell the trick by giving a quote, like people do on the back of books, then this would be great also. My son would be only too pleased to reciprocate when he is rich and famous. This day isnt that far off as we think he will get a million dollars from the JREF foundation when he performs for them. (Perhaps more if the cheapskates are willing to up the ante).
I can think of things like Should go for $400 to keep it in the hands of true professionals and Made from space age materials so please try to be a bit more inventive. Can I ask that only famous people give me quotes as, with all respect, some of you probably dont have that much clout in the magic business.
I have asked my brother Mike to do the demo as Tom is on the way to recovery following an accident walking on red hot coals (the fire brigade say that he used too much petrol, but are they professional magicians I ASK YOU!!!). Mike isnt the best in the world but is at a loose end following some FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES in England. As another bit of advice can anyone tell me if there is an extradition agreement between the UK and the Appalachians where we are now living. (Mike actually lives in a hollowed out space at the back of the settee but DONT TELL ANYONE !!!).
Anyway I have used up a lot of your time so Ill let you look at the trick and let me know what you think.