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sillydogz

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  • Location: windham, ME
Card Tricks Sun, 07/21/13 10:20 AM (permalink)
Do any of you entertain your customers with magic or card tricks and earn extra tips? There was a young guy doing some pretty cool card tricks around my cart last night and he easily made 100 bucks in an hour or 2.
 
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    bartl

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    • Location: New Milford, NJ
    Re:Card Tricks Sun, 07/21/13 2:28 PM (permalink)
    Doing magic is, pardon the expression, tricky. Remember, far too much magic is badly performed, and moves into the "now you see it, now you don't, you're a jerk" category. You don't want to give customers the impression that you may be, for example, short changing them.
     
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      jcheese

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      • Joined: 3/5/2011
      • Location: Fieldale, VA
      Re:Card Tricks Sat, 07/27/13 11:50 PM (permalink)
      My daily spot is on a 35 mph road with about 800-900 cars per hour. Most are locals that have seen me there enough to know I'm there.Those who stop tend to come back.
      I'm a musician and I thought of setting my guitar on a stand (to get attention) and then playing when it's slow. Then I thought maybe charge them one dollar a song to go with their meal. Sure, I could sing for free, but if you put a price on it, it ups it's value. Could even do a "Song of the Day".......same song to everybody , announce it on FB, etc.
      Ultimately ,I'd love to have a Hillbilly Jam session once a week there. An E-Z UP
      and some chairs and I've created a new venue.
       
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        BpCBlake

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        • Location: Las Vegas, NV
        Re:Card Tricks Sun, 07/28/13 2:54 AM (permalink)
        jcheese


        My daily spot is on a 35 mph road with about 800-900 cars per hour. Most are locals that have seen me there enough to know I'm there.Those who stop tend to come back.
        I'm a musician and I thought of setting my guitar on a stand (to get attention) and then playing when it's slow. Then I thought maybe charge them one dollar a song to go with their meal. Sure, I could sing for free, but if you put a price on it, it ups it's value. Could even do a "Song of the Day".......same song to everybody , announce it on FB, etc.
        Ultimately ,I'd love to have a Hillbilly Jam session once a week there. An E-Z UP
        and some chairs and I've created a new venue.

        a dog singer?
        hmm, cheaper then getting a helper monkey to serve and make change I guess.
         
         
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          jcheese

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          • Location: Fieldale, VA
          Re:Card Tricks Sun, 07/28/13 7:18 PM (permalink)
          Another thought I had......I wanna offer more premium sausages, but I don't wanna have them pre-cooked, or rather pre-heated. So maybe throw them in the "Dirty Water" for a minute, then on the grill. Sing them a song whilst they wait.
           
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