Take the Money and Run

Well, run. But, then come back… magicians are not thieves 🙂

The Trick:

This isn’t a real magic trick… just a clever trick.

Ask someone if you can borrow $20 to do a magic trick with.

Take the $20 they give you and place it in a container (a matchbox will do).

Then take $20 of your own and place it in the box.

Say “there is $40 in the box now, right?”.

When they nod, ask them if they would like to buy the box for a bargain at $30.

Many people will think this is a good deal and hand over the $30 for the box.

Hand them the box, and run… you just made $10!