Anique, the illusion side of my company is run by my father and myself, and I can assure you that we would not try to 'rip anyone off."
Yes, we are new on the market, trying to share our high quality illusions with the world. I can understand that you are unsure because we are new, but doesn't everyone have to start somewhere.
I first started building illusions for my shows, because I wanted something unique, that was not on the market. So I came up with some original designs, and I now perform them in my show. Others commented on my props, and I then took an interest in building them and selling them to other performers.
I can assure you, this is not a "get-rich-quick" scheme. Because of our competitive prices, our profit is not the best, on the items we sell. If you still think this is a scheme, then consider this: I paid $400 for a website, advertised at CAM, I have Pearce Illusions business cards, and there is over $6000 worth of raw materials in our stock right now, ready to be built into products.
On a personal note, I'm not sure what you call successful, but at 16, I have a near $50,000 illusion show production, I just signed a deal with a resort for the summer, January 1st till 7th, I will be touring Shanghai, China with my show. I have performed for thousands of families from across Canada, receiving rave reviews wherever my show takes me.
Is this success? I'll let you be the judge.
I'm not one to get into discussions like this, so I would like to put it to rest. I build quality illusions, and I perform amazing magic, or at least, that's what others tell me.
Please visit my website at: www.SamPearceMagic.com
for more info, and of course, www.PearceIllusions.com
for illusion products.
If you need to contact me, PM me here, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call me toll free at: 1-800-514-5049
All the best, Sam Pearce