Well you are totally wrong.
First: What he means by last...is you want something properly built.
Oh OK. I see.
Second: You dont have to worry about exposure of this or anything else. It almost never affects us.
The higher the cost of the item, does not increase the risk of exposure. Where you got that Idea, I have no idea.
Well, it's just my hindsite
What I've come across with software and some other products are, if a product is reasonable priced and made readily affordable, most people would prefer to buy one for themselves and wouldn't bother to wait or to look for alternatives.
The tv shows are a joke, and wont bother exposing this since Its not an overly used item.
Not exactly. While, some exposed tricks shown by this program were not done in the exact ways magicians do them, some I saw were quite accurate and exact. I do know of someone who would not wink an eye to invest on his stage props/gimmicks that cost over tens of grands or even touching over hundred grands, and I have already seen them revealed on this show.
I take it you are young, just getting into magic based on your posts and lack of overall knowledge. There is alot to learn.
Well, the learning cycle in any field is always a continuous process. There'll always be new things, new discoveries, new challenges, and even old tricks re-invented in revolutionary ways of performance. So, I'd rather believe that I'm always young, and always willing to probe and learn new things. That way, I will then be able to progress
Most of those videos you see on youtube are faked and/or home-made. The gimmick hasnt been reveled to them. Many make up their own way to accomplish it, most of the time in a very specific setting. It had nothing to do with authenic exposure.
Yes, Most indeed are quite obvious like kids playing games. Some used strings to balance their lean. However, I did come across one or two that looked authentic.
If you are a serious performer, spending that kind of money on a proper gimmick would be nothing. The high price is to keep it that way, plus Im sure it takes some actual time and materials to build it properly.
If the high price is to make the trick more exclusive, keeping away from too many people owning it, I'd agree. However, is there a full proof (or some form of getting assurances) way to know that this is always the case. Or perhaps, at least I must know that a particular manufacturer will always honor that, and really has a way to keep it at that